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April 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

N.L. Dentists Aren’t Vaccinated Yet, and They Aren’t Happy About It

by CBC

Dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador are unvaccinated and unhappy about it, saying they’ve been making their case to the provincial government to be prioritized for immunization, but haven’t made any headway. Every day, dentists work inside people’s mouths, as aerosols

April 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

Oral Science Presents EMS PIEZON® Offers

by Oral Science

Part of its mission to be the premium distributor and educator of the EMS AIRFLOW®, Oral Science is pleased to present exclusive offers on some EMS PIEZON® Instruments. Guided Biofilm Therapy provides a systematic and predictable evidenced based treatment protocol

April 14, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

First of its Kind Dental Clinic Targeting Low-Income Families, Individuals Opens in London, Ont.

by CBC

A new low-cost dental clinic has opened its doors in London, Ont., this week after three years in the making. The Wright Clinic launched to provide accessible dental care for those who face barriers such as income or housing insecurity in

April 14, 2021 News DentistryNew TechnologiesNews

Dentulu Closes $2.5 Million Seed Fund Round for Aggressive Development of Its Global Teledentistry Platform

by Dentulu Inc.

Acquires Robohealer AI, Adding Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Its Software Platform and Announces Expansion of the Dentulu Strategic Partner Network Dentulu announces the closing of an initial seed round investment of $2.5M as well as the acquisition of Robohealer AI.

April 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

Let’s Walk, Run, and Bicycle to the McGill Faculty of Dentistry

by Dalhousie University

The Faculty of Dentistry successfully applied for a 2021 Wellness Grant. Now our mission is to walk, run, and cycle to McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry – a mere 1250 km away – during April. Our objective is to raise awareness

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Causing More Dental Issues, Including ‘Mask Mouth’: U of A Study

by CTV News

Broken and fractured teeth issues are on the rise, according to a recent release from the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry Oral Health Clinic. “It’s a very stressful time, and we are grinding and clenching our teeth in our

April 13, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare™ Caries Detection Rinse

by GreenMark Biomedical Inc.

Enhanced Visualization of Dental Caries is the First Commercial Application of Startup Venture’s Nanotechnology Platform GreenMark Biomedical Inc. announced that the company has secured regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to market its LumiCare™ Caries Detection

April 13, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Scotland Dentists’ Move for Fluoride in the Water Supply to Combat Children’s Oral Health Crisis

by Herald Scotland

SCOTS dentists have re-ignited a decades old debate by demanding that fluoride be added to Scotland’s drinking water to beat a children’s dental crisis exacerbated by a lack of available treatment during pandemic. The British Dental Association in Scotland (BDAS) has been

April 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Pandemic Paves Way for Mobile Dentistry, Teledentistry in Long-Term Care, Experts Say

by McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Mobile dentistry for people with dementia, teledentistry, and vaccines by dentist are some of the opportunities that have arisen from disruptions to residents’ oral healthcare during the pandemic, experts say. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted weaknesses in oral healthcare in

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

More Healthcare Workers to Become Eligible for COVID Vaccines Monday

by Chat News Today

This coming week, more than 240,000 additional healthcare workers can book their appointments for COVID-19 vaccines. As the first step in Phase 2C of Alberta’s vaccine rollout, this includes nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare workers in patient care facilities

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update: Province-Wide Stay-at-Home Order

by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced a Province-wide Stay-at-Home order, which went into effect Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must continue to

April 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Invites Innovative Female Dental Experts to Apply for This Year’s Smart Integration Award

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona’s second Smart Integration Award competition is now open for entries. The competition underlines Dentsply Sirona’s commitment to the advancement of women in dentistry by showcasing and honoring their novel treatment concepts and ideas for the future. The award

April 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Imbalance in Gum Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker

by NYU College of Dentistry

Increases in “bad” bacteria and decreases in “good” bacteria in gums associated with amyloid beta Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta—a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease—in

April 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canadians Should Be Able to Access Dental Care with a Health Card Instead of a Credit Card

by The Conversation

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised Canadians’ anxiety levels: anxiety about contracting the virus, financial hardship and isolation. But one thing Canadians don’t have to worry about is how they’ll pay for essential health care if they need it. For that, at

April 9, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Those With Poor Oral Hygiene Tend to Experience More Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, Study Finds

by CTV News

An international study led by researchers at McGill University has found that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Using the digital medical and dental records from 568 Qatari patients with COVID-19, the researchers found

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Should COVID Vaccines Be Mandatory for Health-Care Workers?

by Diane Francis, Financial Post

Canada has a chronic shortage of vaccines, but we are also starting to see problems with vaccine hesitancy, which becomes particularly acute in health-care settings. Why are health-care workers who have refused to be vaccinated allowed to continue to work

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Hunt School of Dental Medicine Announces Inaugural Gift from Southern NM Dental Group

by Hunt School of Dental Medicine

Representatives from dental group presented check following tour of new facilities The excitement and support for the opening of the Hunt School of Dental Medicine has spread throughout the Borderland region. On March 18, members of the Southern New Mexico

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

High-Profile Lawyers Represent Newfoundland Prison Guards, Nova Scotia Dentist in Court Case

by The Telegram

Two corrections officers and a dentist who were reportedly involved in a criminal incident at a Gander dentist’s office are being represented by three well-known lawyers. When the case of Roy Goodyear, Ron McDonald and Dr. Louis Bourget was called

April 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Industry-Wide Awards Program Launches with Gala

by The Denobi Awards

A new industry-wide dental awards program has launched with the inaugural red carpet gala that took place on March 6, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. The Denobi Awards, the premier celebration recognizing and honoring excellence in dentistry, is focused on celebrating

April 7, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Some Suggest Study Showing Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Hygienists Demonstrates Great Leadership in the Dental Industry

by TempStars

A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those is the dental industry, some suggest. The study, conducted by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)