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August 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Research Project Promotes Oral Health for Those with Mental Illness

by The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor

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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

April 22, 2020 News News

Train Your Way Through COVID-19 Cabin Fever

by Transitions Group

Don’t Let Cabin Fever WIN!! Congratulations, you have made it to week 6 of the COVID-19 shutdown and isolation. At Transitions Group, our COVID-19 Survival support team is listening and has noticed a shift in attitude during isolation. This shift

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February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice Management

Paying it Forward: 8 Ideas that Helped Me Lose 50 lbs in 6 Months

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Why did I bother writing this? I’m no health and fitness expert. I have no relevant degrees attached to my name. I offer you no studies or citations. I have no books, pills, shakes or exercise equipment to sell you.

February 17, 2020 News News

Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Finds Terminated Dental Assistant was Discriminated Against

by Bernise Carolino, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

A dental assistant who was terminated after she took mental-health leave won her discrimination case at the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal because her employer wouldn’t accommodate her proposed two-day work-week. If a terminated employee has established prima facie discrimination on account of

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February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As I’m writing this editorial, it happens to be the 10th #BellLetsTalk day. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is honouring Bell Canada for its visionary leadership on mental health and is urging everyone across Canada to join this

January 29, 2020 News Mental HealthNews

From Opening Conversations to Opening Doors: 10 Years of Bell Let’s Talk

by Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada On this, the 10th Bell Let’s Talk Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) congratulates Bell Canada for its visionary leadership on mental health and urges everyone across the country to join this

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January 3, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Winter Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this

December 18, 2019 News NewsOral Health

A Science Tooth Fairy Proposes Screening Children’s Teeth for Hints of Future Mental Health Problems

by Boston Globe

Many parents collect their kids’ baby teeth as keepsakes when they fall out. But imagine doing it to help determine if the child has experienced emotional trauma that could lead to bigger problems later on. A team of researchers at

December 9, 2019 News News

Throne Speech Recognition of Mental Health and Addiction Support Applauded by Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

by The Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) applaud the federal government for putting mental health and

November 28, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPatient Management

Holiday Blues: Navigating Patients’ Loneliness

by Julian Perez, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at dentalcorp; Michelle Budd, DDS, Patient Safety Consultant at dentalcorp

It’s been said that there is no health without mental health—the truth of this statement is difficult to refute. Mental illness presents a serious barrier to receiving good health care and dental care is no exception. The enormity of this

November 25, 2019 News News

Mistrust And Mental Health Issues Revealed In Survey Of UK Dentists

by GDPUK

Eighty-four per cent of NHS dentists, compared to 51% of private dentists, believe their current role has negatively affected their mental health, according to the latest Dentistry Confidence Monitor survey, released by Practice Plan. Even more worrying is that 72%

November 25, 2019 News News

University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry Professor And International Team Find Evidence For Physical Differences In Schizophrenia Patients

by University of Maryland School of Dentistry

New research from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) finds evidence that points to physical differences among groups of people with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic and

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.

July 1, 2019 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingOverall HealthPractice management

Dentistry’s Suicide Dilemma

by Sue Jeffries RDH, BSDH

When will the loss of life due to suicide begin to decline? In 2018 the CDCA released a study which showed an increase in suicide rates in every state except Nevada. Don’t get too excited about moving to Nevada, she

July 1, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Large Grants Awarded To Windsor-Essex Organizations For Mental And Oral Health Projects

by Windsor Star

More than half a million dollars was given to several organizations across Windsor-Essex Thursday, from the Downtown Mission to the Residence for Young Men. The grants were awarded to support oral and mental health care programs that help vulnerable or

May 29, 2019 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice Management

Addressing Your Mean Team

by Sue Jeffries, RDH, BSDH

Has your “dream team” become a “mean team”? If so, why should you care? Beginning with the obvious, the cohesiveness of your team drives efficiency, staff and patient retention, as well as profitability. If you have a known bully on

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January 3, 2019 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Take Care of Yourself!

by David R. Farkouh, BSc, DMD, MSc (Paedo), FRCDC

Practicing in a profession where our primary focus is the well-being of others, we often don’t take the time we need for ourselves. When I was applying to dental school I repeatedly heard the comment that dentists had the highest

November 22, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Take Your Time

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

It’s that time of year. The alarm goes off and you get out of bed to start the day. You peek outside the window and surprise – it’s still dark. Your motivation to get the day started is lagging. You

October 11, 2018 News News

People Affected by Mental Health at Higher Risk of Poor Dental Outcomes

by David Stacey, University of Western Australia

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues. In a study published this week in Community Dentistry and