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April 23, 2020 News News

Dentists and Chiropractors Set to be Some of First Professions to Return from COVID-19 Lockdown

by Global News

As British Columbia aims to lift some COVID-19 restrictions in mid-May, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is painting a clearer picture of what industries will be the first up and running when that reopening comes. The province is looking

February 24, 2020 News News

Why This Dentist Left His Longtime Practice to Become a Line Cook

by Washington Post

After 43 years of filling cavities and pulling teeth, Illinois dentist Peter Glatz decided to chuck it all in December 2018 and pursue his real dream: working as a line cook at a gourmet restaurant. “Although I’ve never been motivated

February 3, 2020 News News

Hundreds Gather to Remember Toronto Dentist and Daughter Killed in Iran Plane Disaster

by CBC News

Home videos of the life Hamed Esmaeilion shared with his wife and daughter flashed before those gathered to honour them, like the memories he holds of them now that they’re gone. Parisa Eghbalian and the couple’s nine-year-old daughter, Reera Esmaeilion, were laid

June 14, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Signs Global Partnership With International College of Dentists

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it has entered into a new partnership agreement with the International College of Dentists (ICD) to become the exclusive partner for the organization’s centennial anniversary. ICD, which has been Honoring the World’s

February 20, 2018 News Oral Health

What Canadians Should Know About Dental Tourism

by CTV News

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people shun Canada’s icy winters for the sunny beaches of Mexico – and some of them put their vacation on pause for a quick stop at the dentist. Others plot trips specifically for the

Infection Control
February 20, 2018 Feature

Putting the Risk in Context

by Alia El-Mowafy, BDS, MSc

Sedation and anesthesia for dentistry has come under scrutiny in the past few years due to a few tragic events where patients experienced harm. These events have raised several questions: are these just isolated incidents due to negligence in clinicians’

February 14, 2018 News Oral Health

Dentsply Sirona Again Named “Top Employer”

by Dentsply Sirona

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute has investigated employers around the world that have outstanding human resources management and strategies. Employers who are oriented toward the success of their employees ensure that they can continue to develop personally and professionally.

Infection Control
February 14, 2018 Feature

Good News: Dentists Not at Risk of Acquiring HIV/AIDS from Infected Patients and the Illusion of Infection Control

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Preamble Since the appearance of HIV/AIDS in the mid-1980s, clinical dentists, academics and the profession’s regulatory agencies have been concerned about the possibility of an HIV/AIDS positive patient transmitting the infection to the attending dentist. A recent report in the

Infection Control
February 14, 2018 Feature

The Impact of Identifying Comorbid Conditions and Screening of Obstructive Sleep Apnea for Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

by Sherif M. Elsaraj, DMD, MS; Mervyn Gornitsky, DDS, FRCD; Ana Miriam Velly, DDS, MS, PhD

Clinical Problem A 63-year-old female visited the dental clinic at the Jewish General Hospital with chief complaints of jaw pain, bilateral clicking, limited mouth opening, had migraine of 8 years duration, feeling fatigued and unrefreshed in the morning. The patient

Infection Control
February 14, 2018 Feature

Barriers of Access to Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia as Identified by Ontario Dental Patients

by Soheil Khojasteh, BHSc, DDS, MSc (Dental Anesthesia)

There are various indications for deep sedation and general anesthesia (DS/GA) in dentistry, including anxiety associated with dental treatment, pre-cooperative age, traumatic or extensive dental procedures, and cognitive impairment or motor dysfunctions.1–3 Although many of the patients who fall into

Infection Control
February 14, 2018 Feature

What Do You Do?

by Brian Chapnick, DDS

So, what do you do?” is a question often asked at social gatherings. Everyone has a story. Few of us have actually thought one out. How might we answer? Does the simple response “I’m a dentist” tell us anything about

February 13, 2018 News Oral Health

ADA Offers 6 Ways to Stay Kissable for Valentine’s Day

by American Dental Association

From the “Kiss Me” messages on tiny candy hearts to romantic songs on the radio, a kiss is probably on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in

December 19, 2017 News DentistryNews

Top 10 Dental News Stories of 2017

by Oral Health

It’s been quite a year in dental news! 2017 seemed to bring on some interesting areas of concerns for dental hygienists – whether it was health issues to lookout for, questionable acts inside the practice and, of course, the new

July 4, 2017 News NewsPublic Relations - Patient Care

Unnecessary Dental Procedures Being Done for Bonuses

by Paddy Manning for Background Briefing

Dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called “drill and fill” dentistry, according to industry insiders. And some dentists say the situation is leading to unnecessary dental work, or over-servicing.

May 11, 2017 News DentistryDiseaseNews

Beware: Dental Professionals at Risk of Preventable Diseases

by Contagion Live

In a recent review article published in the journal Dental Clinics of North America, Leslie R. Halpern, DDS, MD, PhD, MPH, from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, highlights vaccine-preventable diseases that pose a high risk in the dental healthcare setting.

May 4, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dramatic Need for Change in Rural Communities’ Access to Dental Care

by PR Newswire

The DentaQuest Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through efficient, effective and high-quality care, today issued its new white paper, “MORE Care: Narrowing the Rural Interprofessional Oral Health Care Gap.” Developed by five authors and reviewed

April 7, 2017 News Community outreachDentistryNews

Program Brings Together Dentists, Patients with Developmental Disabilities

by Dayla Lahring, St. Albert Gazette

On April 8 people with developmental disabilities will come face-to-face with dentists throughout the region as they participate in Sharing Smiles Day. The student-led event takes place at the University of Alberta and is designed to promote oral hygiene and

March 21, 2017 Product Spotlight

Dentsply Sirona to Offer Full-Range Service for Dental Professionals

by Dentsply Sirona

“We no longer think in individual products or modules, but in intelligent solutions. This enables us to support dentists and dental technicians to provide better, safer, and faster dental treatments. That is our mission and the reason why we call

March 1, 2017 Product Spotlight

New Online Portal Helps Doctors Share Digital Impressions with Labs

by Carestream Dental

Carestream Dental knows that behind any accurate restoration or fabrication is superior communication between the doctor and the lab. That’s why it’s pleased to announce the launch of CS Connect for fast, secure transmission of digital intraoral impression files. “Uploading

February 28, 2017 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

B.C. Dentists Seeing a Growth in Dental Corporatization

by BC Business

If you’re one of B.C.’s 3,400-odd dentists, chances are you run your own business. But several trends, from crushing student debt to the rising price of setting up shop, are paving the way for large corporate dental groups to push