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June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentist Office Goes Off-Grid to Avoid Power Outages

by CBC

Dentists describe it as a “nightmare.” A patient is in the chair, halfway through getting a cavity filled, and then the lights go out. Drills stop working. There’s no electricity. “We’ve had it happen several times where we’ve been mid-treatment and the power goes

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists See Rise in Cosmetic Dentistry Requests as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by NBC News

Cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi noticed a trend among his patients in Beverly Hills, California, beginning around March: Demand for treatments, everything from teeth whitening to full smile-makeovers, was higher than pre-pandemic levels. Even international virtual consultations restarted as people again

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Introducing New 3M Respirators Made in Canada

by eGrimesDirect

eGrimesDirect.com announced the availability of the new 3M NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. They are available through the website: 3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator Surgical Mask 1870+ sold in bulk cases of 440 individually wrapped masks. As of April

June 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Scottish Government Announces Free NHS Dental Care for Young People

by The National Scotland

The Scottish Government will scrap dental charges for young people by the end of August, it has been announced. The policy will provide free NHS dental care for people aged 18-25 if approved by MSPs. Around 600,000 young people will

June 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

US Dental Practices ‘Largely Exempt’ from OSHA Rule

by ADA

The ADA is pleased that dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The OSHA emergency standard, released June 10, provides additional guidance for health care

June 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

Floss Boss: Dental Student Gets $10k to Pursue Invention

by Wavy.com

A dental student at Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded $10,000 by her school to develop a prototype for her invention to help those wearing braces floss between their teeth. Student Christina Gordon first developed her idea for the Proxy-Flosser

June 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Inappropriate Pain Management After Surgery a Major Cause of Opioid Crisis

by University of Dundee

Targets to eliminate pain after surgery are a major cause of the opioid crisis in several countries, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Lesley Colvin of the University of Dundee. Published in The Lancet, the report brings together global

June 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

National Dental Program Would Help Free Up Hospital Staff: NDP

by The Chronicle Journal

A national dental-care program for low-income households wouldn’t come cheap but would help cut down traffic at hospital emergency rooms, the NDP says. “Too many Canadians end up in the emergency room because of dental problems that could be easily

June 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

Smartphone Camera Can Illuminate Bacteria Causing Acne, Dental Plaques

by Technology.org

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a method that uses smartphone-derived images to identify potentially harmful bacteria on skin and in oral cavities. Their approach, outlined in a paper published in the issue of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, can

June 10, 2021 News DentistryNewsPractice management

Henry Schein Acquires Majority Interest in eAssist Dental Solutions

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Adds Outsourced Virtual Dental Billing Platform to a Growing Portfolio of Value-Added Services to Help Enhance Practice Profitability Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced today that

June 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Understaffed and Ready to Hire, Dentists Face Applicant Shortages as They Emerge From COVID-19 Pandemic

by ADA

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca De La Rosa, D.D.S., prided herself on having a tenured dental team. But after losing two hygienists and an expanded-function assistant at the height of the pandemic — all of whom had been working for

June 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

UK Dental Leaders Commit to Review of Infection Control Rules Amid Backlog Concerns

by The National

The announcement came after dentists warned that the current rules could have “serious consequences” for patient care. Dentists have said that the number of appointments they can offer patients is being hampered by the stringent requirements for infection control in

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Buffalo Forensic Dentist Pens Sequel to Award-Winning Crime Novel

by The University at Buffalo

Previous novel was honored by Independent Publisher Book Awards, Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards and Next Generation Indie Awards University at Buffalo professor Mary Bush, a forensic dentist who has helped analyze prominent criminal investigations, is returning to the world

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

ADA Tells White House: No ‘Grave Danger’ of Being Exposed to COVID-19 in Dental Settings

by ADA

“There does not appear to be a grave danger of being exposed to COVID-19 in dental settings, particularly as the pandemic is decelerating.” This is what the ADA told the White House Office of Management and Budget during a June 1

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Pride Month: Open Forum to Explore Dentists’ Role as LGBTQ+ Allies

by ADA

In honor of Pride Month, dentists seeking to learn how to be a stronger LGBTQ+ ally in their practice are invited to a virtual open forum organized by the ADA’s New Dentist Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The forum, Amplifying

June 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona: Now Offering Pre-Sterilized Blister Packs of Vortex Blue Endodontic Instruments

by Dentsply Sirona

Developing solutions that increase patient safety and enable excellent clinical outcomes is a major priority for Dentsply Sirona. As a pioneer in infection prevention, the company is now offering pre-sterilized Vortex Blue Rotary files. This is in addition to the

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Ontario Together Fund to Provide Dental Professionals with Free Rapid Antigen Tests Through ODA Supply Hub

by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to provide its registered members with free Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests courtesy of the Ontario Together Fund (OTF). The

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Government of Ontario Joins Forces with Ontario Dental Association to Offer Free N95 3M™ AURA™ Masks to Dental Professionals Through ODA Supply Hub

by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to offer its registered members N95 3M™ AURA™ masks at no cost provided by the Ontario Government. The Ontario Government made a five-year

June 4, 2021 News News

COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals

by International & American Associations for Dental Research

Dental care professionals are thought to be at enhanced risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, but robust data to support this is lacking. The study “COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals,” published in the Journal of

June 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Align Technology Releases iTero Workflow 2.0 Software and Previews New iTero Element 5D Imaging System Auto-Upload Functionality

by Align Technology, Inc.

Newly released iTero Workflow 2.0 software features include faster scanning, improved visualization, and enhanced patient communication tools that help increase practice efficiency, support better clinical diagnosis, and drive patient engagement for treatment acceptance. Available in Q3’21 on the iTero Element