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January 5, 2017 Feature DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Happy New Year, 2017 Edition

by Catherine Wilson

As many of you know, Fall, 2011 saw the 100th anniversary of Oral Health, the publication for all practicing dentists in Canada, as well as 3rd and 4th year dental students and dental labs. That first issue was sent to

Mandibular Crowding
January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Mandibular Crowding in the Mixed Dentition

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C); Tracey J. Hendler, DDS, D. Ortho, MSD, FRCD(C)

Crowding, or tooth size arch length deficiency, is one of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children. As permanent mandibular anterior teeth erupt a primary tooth may become over-retained leading to a double

January 4, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

California Dental Association Names New 2017 President

by California Dental Association

The California Dental Association recently named its new president for 2017 as Clelan Ehrler, DDS, MS, a retired orthodontist from the San Bernardino area, whose term began Jan. 1. Ehrler succeeds Immediate Past President Kenneth Wallis, DDS. In a speech

January 3, 2017 Video DentistryOral HealthPractice Operations

‘Best Practices’ Introduction

by Oral Health

‘Best Practices‘ is a weekly editorial video series exploring clinical dentistry and practice management. Look for advice and expertise on industry developments, office communication, digital marketing and more. Melissa Summerfield, Oral Health Group’s managing director, guides you through this series

January 3, 2017 News Dental OfficeNewsOral Health

‘Cake Culture’ in Dental Offices Leading to Unhealthy Habits

by Alexandra Topping, The Guardian

As many people return to work after Christmas full of good intentions, leading dentists are urging them to make one more resolution for the new year: eat less cake in the office. The faculty of dental surgery (FDS) at the

January 3, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

DIAC Presents the 21st Annual ‘Future of Dentistry Survey’

by Eric Jones

The Dental Industry of Canada (DIAC) is pleased to announce the launch of its 21st annual Future of Dentistry Survey. This is the primary vehicle for dental clinicians and specialists to let dental manufacturers, dealers, laboratories and service companies know

December 29, 2016 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

Dental Implant Coatings Could Prevent Common Bacterial Infection

by University of the Basque Country, ScienceDaily

Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail. A piece of research by the UPV/EHU has succeeded in developing coatings capable of preventing potential bacterial infection and should it arise, eliminate it as well as

December 22, 2016 Product Spotlight

COLTENE Introduces ALPEN ShapeGuard: High-Performance Polishers

by Oral Health

COLTENE presents ALPEN ShapeGuard, a new line of diamond impregnated polishers that are strong in polishing, gentle on surfaces. ShapeGuard’s new spiral wheel design offers flexible lamellas for beautiful results with universal composite and ceramic restorative materials. ShapeGuard polishers are

December 20, 2016 News Dental TeamDentistryNews

Sunstar and NDA Team Up to Promote Dental-Medical Team Approach

by Oral Health

One of the highlights of the recent 2016 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) was the second annual nurses training program conducted by Sunstar Americas and the National Dental Association (NDA). Entitled “Oral Health and Nursing: A Team Approach to

December 19, 2016 News AnnouncementDentistryNewsOral Health

New Associate Dean Named at the UB School of Dental Medicine

by Oral Health

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has named Frank Scannapieco, DMD, PhD, as associate dean for faculty and professional development, and appointed Richard Scott Conley, DMD, as the new chair of the Department of Orthodontics. In his new

December 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Esther Wilkins, “Godmother of Dental Hygiene,” has Passed Away

by Mike Carraggi, Patch National

Dr. Esther Wilkins, a Chelmsford native and longtime professor at Tufts University who was known as the “godmother of dental hygiene” as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, died Monday. She turned 100 just three days prior.

December 13, 2016 Product Spotlight

ACTIVA BioACTIVE Deemed “Revolutionary” Product in Aesthetic Dentistry

by Oral Health

Dr. Howard Glazer has dedicated the past four decades to the field of dentistry. This clinician, educator and former AGD President has evaluated many products over the years and describes ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE as “revolutionary” in a recent interview with Compendium. 

December 13, 2016 News CharityNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Henry Schein’s Holiday Cheer for Children Spreads Joy Around the World

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. is spreading holiday cheer to children and their families around the world through its 18th annual “Holiday Cheer for Children” program, a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global social responsibility program. Team Schein Members

December 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadian Hygienist Returns from World’s Largest Charity Hospital Ship

by Oral Health

32-year-old Dental Hygienist, April MacDougall, has returned from volunteering with Mercy Ships onboard the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, in Cotonou, Benin. MacDougall paid her own way to live and work amongst 400 international crew members all giving their

December 6, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

New Report Shows Inequities in Dental Care for Millions of Illinois Residents

by Oral Health

Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

Periodontics Professor Receives the Gift of a Scholarship This Season

by Oral Health

Tis the season when thoughts turn towards giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. With that in mind, Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to give one very deserving

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

Workplace Diversity a Major Problem in Dentistry

by Scott Maier, UCSF

Underrepresented minority dentists represent a smaller percentage of the dental workforce and are unevenly distributed in relation to minority populations in the United States, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Dental

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

World-First Dental Vaccine for Periodontitis Validated by Research

by News Medical

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. A team of

December 2, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Heroic Dentistry – Courage or Folly?

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

Every day we come to the rescue of our patients by taking them out of pain, combating the results of an accident, reversing the ravages of time or simply getting them ready for a special day in their lives. We

December 2, 2016 Feature Oral HealthPractice OperationsProactive Intervention Dentistry

Evidence-Based Dentistry: How to Find Answers to Apply in Clinical Practice

by Eduardo B. Moffa, DDS, PhD1-2; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD2; Yuliya Mulyiar, DDS, Student1; Harinder H. Sandhu, DDS, PhD1; Thais Marchini de Oliveira, DDS, PhD2; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado, DDS, PhD2; Walter L. Siqueira, DDS, PhD1*

Evidence-Based Medicine Since the 1980s, when McMaster Medical School in Canada termed the process of integrating scientific information into medical practice, Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), it was formally adapted by the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, and a new paradigm for medical