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September 28, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘We Are Specialists’: Why One Ontario Dentist Supports COVID-19 Testing in Dental Clinics

by CTV News

Patients coming in to see their dentist or hygienist should be able to get a COVID-19 test, says one Ontario dentist. Dr. George Christodoulou, co-CEO at Altima Healthcare Canada, says that could reduce lines at assessment centres and preserve personal

September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ditron Dental USA Announces Official Launch of Commercial Operations in the United States

by Ditron Dental USA

Ditron Dental USA, the US affiliate of Ditron Dental, a subsidiary of Ditron Precision Ltd., will officially commence commercial operations for its dental implant portfolio as of October 1st, 2020.  Ditron Dental USA is able to capitalize on over 50

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNews

Seventy-Seven New Fellows Elected Into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

by Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is pleased to unveil the list of individuals that were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences.  Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they

September 22, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dental Wings Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Excellent Interface Design

by Dental Wings

Dental Wings is proud to announce that its coDiagnostiX® EASY Mode is among this year’s winners of the coveted Red Dot design awards. coDiagnostiX is a software for dental professionals to plan dental implant placement and design surgical guides which

September 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Windsor Dentist First Female Chair of National College

by Windsor Star

Windsor can lay claim to the appointment of the first-ever female chair of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Carolyn Mason was appointed board chair at the RCDC’s annual general meeting held virtually Saturday due to the COVID-19

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

Hoverboard-Riding Dentist Sentenced to 12 Years for Medicaid Fraud

by NBC News

An Anchorage dentist captured on video extracting a patient’s tooth as he rode a hoverboard was sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud and other crimes. Seth Lookhart’s antics “darn near killed some people,” Alaska Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said at

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

123Dentist Appoints Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer

by 123Dentist

123Dentist, one of Canada’s majority dentist-owned community of dental practices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer to further our teams commitment to clinical excellence, optimal patient care and team collaboration. Dr. Hamanishi will provide clinical leadership

September 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Life and Health Insurers Made a Record $103 Billion in Benefits Payments in 2019

by Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier. These benefits include $53.3 billion in retirement annuity payments, $38.1 billion in health benefits for prescription drugs and supplementary health services like dental

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A Hygienist Responds to a Study on COVID-19 and the Dental Practice

by Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, DrBicuspid.com

Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases. But does this apply to dental hygienists? There

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDI Rallies Members to Support Dentists Who Lost Their Practices in the Beirut Explosion

by Bite Magazine

FDI World Dental Federation is calling on its members to help and support the countless colleagues who lost their dental practices in the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, last month. On 4 August, a huge explosion rocked the city of Beirut,

September 8, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: The ALARA Rule

by Oral Health

  In this week’s episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Mark Lin reminds us of the importance of following the ALARA rule in radiology.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox

September 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19: Amended Guidance on Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on their website by clicking here. Key changes include: A new introductory section that reflects recent developments related to COVID-19, including the Province’s

September 3, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Dentistry in the COVID Era: Beware of Blind Spots

by Carrie Webber, The Jameson Group

Dental practices worldwide have adapted and adopted new processes, protective measures and steps within the patient appointment to align with recommendations, mandates and regulations that experts are instructing to keep doctors, team and patients safe during this time of COVID-19.

September 3, 2020 News DentistryNews

Should Dental Care be a Part of the National Health Care System?

by City News

A national dental care plan has been on the table for years–even as early as 1952. However, its feasibility and costs have e been an issue. Whether or not denticare is doable for Canada is the focus of a recent report from

August 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

B.C. to Overhaul 20 Health Regulators Into Six Big Colleges

by Tricity News

The B.C. government intends to amalgamate the province’s 20 health profession regulators into six large regulatory colleges that will be directed by a new oversight body. This big-box style of self-regulatory colleges is new in Canada, said Health Minister Adrian

August 26, 2020 News DentistryNews

Announcement: Dr. Les Kalman Appointed Academic Lead, Continuing Dental Education

by Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Dr. Les Kalman has been appointed to the position of Academic Lead for Continuing Dental Education at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. Dr. Kalman graduated as a Doctor

August 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Statement From the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 23, 2020

by Public Health Agency of Canada

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered.

August 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

3rd Grader’s “Toothbrush Brush” Invention Gaining National Attention

by Danielle Grossman, nbc4i

A third grader from Delaware is getting some national recognition for her inventions that help solve everyday problems. “It’s a team effort with coming up with the ideas,” explained Kristin Wilder, mother of Vera Wilder, a nationally recognized child inventor.

August 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentists on Foreign Work Visas are Risking Their Health to Maintain Their Legal Status

by Business Insider

Dentists like Azeez Swarup risk getting COVID-19 every day on the job. But as an immigrant on a work visa, his main concern isn’t the virus. “The first thing that comes into my mind if I am or if I

August 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

In Times of Social Distance, DCI Edge and NSK Come Closer Together to Launch a New Integration Solution

by NSK

The New Integrated Electric Motor System will allow dental practices to expand the possibilities of dental treatment With over 120 combined years serving dentistry, DCI Edge, the fastest growing dental equipment and dental furniture manufacturer, and NSK, the #1 selling