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March 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Press Technique Turns 30: Laboratory-Tested and Future-Proof

by Ivoclar Vivadent

Every four seconds, somewhere in the world, a restoration made with Ivoclar Vivadent pressed ceramics is placed. Despite the arrival of other new fabrication methods, dentists and dental technicians continue to trust this unique procedure – using it with enthusiasm

March 19, 2021 News News

Peace Region U of A Students Launch Initiative to Provide Free Dental Care to Remote Communities

by Everything GP

Two University of Alberta dental students are working together to create a non-profit student run initiative at the University of Alberta that will provide access to oral health care for individuals located in rural Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the

March 18, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Disaster: One Year After First Lockdowns Dentists Around the World Confront the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People’s Oral Health

by FDI World Dental Federation

Ahead of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on Saturday 20 March and one year into the pandemic, FDI councillors and members say they are seeing first-hand the catastrophic aftermath of the virus on the health of people’s teeth and gums in dental

March 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Newfoundland and Labrador Dentists Back to Urgent Care Only

by The Chronical Herald

The thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair — mouth wide open, drill twirling, saliva swirling — may seem like the perfect storm for COVID-19 spread. But Dr. Michelle Zwicker assures that dental clinics like hers in Bay Roberts have

March 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

‘Nobody Likes Having a Toothache’: Still No Dental in Some N.W.T. Communities

by CBC

It’s been one year since residents in Ulukhaktok, Sachs Harbour and Paulatuk, N.W.T., saw a dentist visit their communities, and Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobson is urging the health authority to fast track the resumption of services. “Nobody likes having a

March 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

GC America Inc. to Host Free Online Dentistry Symposium on Aging Patients

by GC America Inc.

GC America will be hosting a free Dentistry Symposium focused on treating the aging population on March 19, 2021, starting at 9:00 A.M. CT/10:00 A.M. ET. All dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants are invited to join Angie Stone, RDH,

March 3, 2021 News Dental ProductDentistryNews

Aerosol Extraction Without the Distraction: Hands-Free HVE from DENTALEZ

by DENTALEZ®

DENTALEZ® is excited to share the latest product release in our arsenal of solutions for dentists and hygienists. To answer the amplified need for safe aerosol extraction, we have created an easy-to-use extraoral High Volume Evacuator (HVE) holder that can

March 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

School-Based Dental Program Reduces Cavities by More Than 50 Percent

by NYU College of Dentistry

Study of nearly 7,000 elementary school students demonstrates success of school-based model and its potential to reduce health disparities and save federal dollars A school-based cavity prevention program involving nearly 7,000 elementary school students reduced cavities by more than 50

March 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sask. Researcher Uses Spit Samples to Study COVID-19 Risks in Dentistry

by CTV News

A Saskatoon dentistry professor is helping with a national study investigating COVID-19 infection rates, transmission risks, and immune system responses in those working in dental clinics, laboratories, and offices in universities. “This is an exciting project that has brought all

March 1, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Maintain Enhanced Precautions

by RCDSO

The RCDSO advises that all dentists in Ontario should continue to use enhanced precautions at all times in the dental office. There are growing concerns about the potential for a new wave of COVID-19 as variants of the virus begin to spread

February 26, 2021 News News

‘Well Prepared and Willing’: Alberta Dentists Step Up to Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

by CTV News

Now that pharmacists have been given the ability to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Albertans, another group of medical professionals say they are ready to help in the effort too. The Alberta Dental Association and College says it is working with

February 26, 2021 News News

Dentists, Pharmacists Ready to Start Vaccinating Thousands in B.C.

by IChek

As Roy Kingerlee settles in for his appointment to replace a crown, Dr. Ross Crapo prepares an anesthetic in his dentists’ office. “Open as wide as you can,” Dr. Crapo said. He routinely uses syringes as part of his practice,

February 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentist to Face Disciplinary Hearings Following Allegations of Professional Misconduct

by TbNewsWatch.com Staff

A Thunder Bay dentist is facing several allegations of professional misconduct in connection to criminal charges he pleaded guilty to more than two years ago in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

February 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Schulich Mini-MBA: Dental Business Leadership Program Launches in Spring 2021

by Schulich School of Business

The new Schulich Mini MBA: Dentist Business Leadership Program, the only program of its kind in Canada, launches in May 2021. This exciting new Mini MBA program is designed specifically for dentists who want to improve their business management skills

February 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

Why Dental Professionals Should Know About the Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease

by Dalhousie University

At the end of August 2019, a patient booked an urgent appointment with her dentist. A painful toothache had woken her the night before. Her symptoms also included intense pain in her jaw, temple, and neck, accompanied by a tingling

February 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Air Techniques Announces New Aerosol Reduction Studies in Course Offering at The Virtual Chicago Midwinter Meeting

by Air Techniques, Inc.

Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment, will be sponsoring the course “A Practical Approach to Aerosol Mitigation,” presented by Dr. Martin Koch for the first time at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. This relative course is open to anyone who

February 16, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

University of Alberta Dentistry School Partners with Métis Nation of Alberta to Improve Access to Oral Health Care

by Mirage News

Diane Valentine of Fort Assiniboine can smile broadly again thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry and the Métis Nation of Alberta. “I was chicken to go to the dentist all my life and I hadn’t been

February 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Ireland’s Toothless Travel Restrictions Exposed as Sunseekers Take ‘Dental’ Holidays

by Politico

Thousands of sunseekers are flying through Ireland’s ban on non-essential foreign travel simply by booking an overseas dental appointment. Police armed with the threat of €500 fines say they can’t legally stop the travelers, who have inundated dental practices on

February 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Scottish Dental Students Forced to Repeat a Year

by BBC

All dental students in Scotland will have to repeat a year after their training was disrupted by Covid. Scotland’s dental schools said students had not been able to gain sufficient clinical experience of aerosol generating procedures. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman

February 11, 2021 News DentistryNews

Natsis Receives Official Reprimand as Part of Her Suspension

by Toronto Star

Dr. Christy Natsis, who received a six-month suspension from practicing dentistry in relation to her conviction in the death of an Ottawa man, received a scathing reprimand by the Royal College of Dentists and Surgeons of Ontario last week. The