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January 16, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Hu-Friedy Aquires Dental Products Company, J. Palmero Sales Company

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the acquisition of J. Palmero Sales Company, a family-run dental products company located in Stratford, Connecticut. Palmero, which was founded in 1931 by Joe Palmero, offers

January 12, 2017 News DentalNewsOral Surgery

QuickSplint Now Available for Sale Through Benco Dental

by QuickSplint

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, will now be available for sale through Benco Dental, the largest privately owned dental distributor in the United States. QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated quickly

January 12, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Top 2017 Job in U.S. Goes to Dentists

by Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP

Healthcare jobs, not information technology jobs, dominate U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best jobs for 2017 and dentistry sits at the very top of the heap. The list is based on a broad range of considerations, including

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDiseaseNews

The Canary System Found to Regenerate Early Areas of Tooth Decay

by The Canary System

The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Remineralization of Natural Early Caries Lesion in vitro by P11‐4 Monitored with Photothermal Radiometry and Luminescence”. This paper concluded that Credentis’ new product CURODONT Repair based on the

January 10, 2017 News AnnouncementContinuing EducationNews

Crosstex Appoints Mark Duro as Director, Clinical Education

by Crosstex

Crosstex, a division of Cantel Medical Corp., is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mark Duro, who will join the team as Director of Clinical Education following the recent retirement of Chuck Hughes. With world-class education at the forefront

January 10, 2017 Video

Digital Dentistry with Bobby Chagger

by Oral Health

In the second installment of Best Practices, Dr. Bobby Chagger guides us through the successes and challenges digital dentistry presents in 2017. As technology advances dentists find an ease in guided surgeries and more complex approaches to orthodontics, but must

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