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September 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

New Program Aims to Offer Mental, Dental Care to First Nations by Bus

by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team says he knows what it’s like to feel “stranded.” That’s why he’s lending his support to a $3.3 million pilot project to have a team of health workers travel by bus to

September 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Quebec Asking More Health Professionals to Administer Vaccines to Keep Up with Demand During Flu Season Social Sharing

by CBC

Quebec’s Health Ministry is asking health professionals, including psychologists, social workers and dental hygienists, if they are willing to administer vaccines, as the current labour shortage has the province concerned about keeping up with demand. The government says it is trying

September 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDA Warns Popular Dental Filling Could Cause Health Problems for Some Patients

by CNN

The US Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that silver dental fillings, known as dental amalgam, may cause health problems for some high-risk groups. The updated FDA guidance said the filling material could lead to health issues for those with

September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ditron Dental USA Announces Official Launch of Commercial Operations in the United States

by Ditron Dental USA

Ditron Dental USA, the US affiliate of Ditron Dental, a subsidiary of Ditron Precision Ltd., will officially commence commercial operations for its dental implant portfolio as of October 1st, 2020.  Ditron Dental USA is able to capitalize on over 50

September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

SEPA – Oral Reconstruction Foundation Regenerative Symposium: An Excellent Opportunity to Learn About the Latest Advances in Soft Tissue Regeneration

by Oral Reconstruction Foundation

The SEPA – Oral Reconstruction Foundation Regenerative Symposium, which will take place 30 – 31 October 2020, as part of the Sepa OnAir2020 Congress, will bring together leading international experts in the field of regenerative surgery, to celebrate a series

September 23, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dental Injuries on the Rise Thanks to E-Scooter Use: Study by U of A Prof

by Global News

After running a study on the frequency and severity of dental and maxillofacial injuries associated with electric-powered bikes and scooters, a University of Alberta professor wants to see more education and possibly even more enforcement and legislation. Dr. Liran Levin,

September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with Clefts are at High Risk for Tooth Decay, Gum Disease and Other Serious Oral Health Concerns

by FDI World Dental Federation

Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada & Robertson College

by Dental Office Managers Association of Canada

The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada has accredited the first dental office administration diploma program; this program is offered by Robertson College. The accreditation process is intended to ensure national standards of education for all dental office administration programs.

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNews

Seventy-Seven New Fellows Elected Into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

by Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is pleased to unveil the list of individuals that were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences.  Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they

September 22, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dental Wings Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Excellent Interface Design

by Dental Wings

Dental Wings is proud to announce that its coDiagnostiX® EASY Mode is among this year’s winners of the coveted Red Dot design awards. coDiagnostiX is a software for dental professionals to plan dental implant placement and design surgical guides which

September 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

EQUIA® Restorative System: Outstanding Performance Confirmed By Several Long-Term Clinical Trials

by GC America

Introduced in 2007, the EQUIA® restorative system quickly proved to be a new standard in restorative technology, offering esthetically pleasing bulk-fill posterior restorations and an advanced option to overcome the limitations of amalgam, composite and conventional glass ionomer restoratives. Over

September 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Windsor Dentist First Female Chair of National College

by Windsor Star

Windsor can lay claim to the appointment of the first-ever female chair of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Carolyn Mason was appointed board chair at the RCDC’s annual general meeting held virtually Saturday due to the COVID-19

September 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

DENTALEZ® Continues Focus on Smart Monitoring and Announces Newest Addition to Their Aeras Intelligent Platform

by DENTALEZ®

Aeras™ Vacuum by Ramvac® With renewed focus on applying innovative technology to solve real, everyday dentistry challenges, DENTALEZ has now launched three new smart products: the Aeras 500 Elite Handpiece by Star®, the Aeras Compressor by Ramvac®, and now, the

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Regional Approaches to AGPs

by RCDSO

Recently, the College received new advice from PIDAC – the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee – via Public Health Ontario on the treatment of patients when performing aerosol-generating procedures. PIDAC is now recommending that, in regions of Ontario where COVID-19 transmission levels are

September 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mental Stress Can Lead to Dental Stress, and Some Alberta Dentists are Seeing the Signs

by CBC

Some Alberta dentists are worried the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a surge in dental issues like broken teeth and jaw problems. Mintoo Basahti, president-elect of the Alberta Dental Association and College, says bruxism — the clenching and

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

Hoverboard-Riding Dentist Sentenced to 12 Years for Medicaid Fraud

by NBC News

An Anchorage dentist captured on video extracting a patient’s tooth as he rode a hoverboard was sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud and other crimes. Seth Lookhart’s antics “darn near killed some people,” Alaska Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said at

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

123Dentist Appoints Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer

by 123Dentist

123Dentist, one of Canada’s majority dentist-owned community of dental practices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer to further our teams commitment to clinical excellence, optimal patient care and team collaboration. Dr. Hamanishi will provide clinical leadership

September 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Life and Health Insurers Made a Record $103 Billion in Benefits Payments in 2019

by Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier. These benefits include $53.3 billion in retirement annuity payments, $38.1 billion in health benefits for prescription drugs and supplementary health services like dental

September 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

‘Excited to Move Forward’: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Students, Patients Slowly Return to Campus Clinics

by University of Toronto

After months of near total shutdown, students and their patients at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry clinics are gradually returning to campus while observing a host of new COVID-19 safety protocols. The school’s graduate specialty clinics began slowly

September 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A White Smile for Your Patients During the Holidays with Curaprox Black is White Toothpaste!

by Oral Science

During these challenging times, Oral Science wishes to continue bringing positivity to dental offices and patients! This is why we are happy to help dental offices offer the Curaprox Black is White, a premium Swiss non-abrasive activated carbon toothpaste, as