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August 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Canada’s Health System Ranked Second Last Among 11 Countries: Report

by CTV News

A new report has ranked Canada’s health system second last, ahead of the United States, among high-income countries. The report, released on Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund, ranked 11 high-income countries on key health-system measures, including equity, access to care, affordability,

August 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Switching Drills Could Help Dentists Increase the Number of Patients They See During the Pandemic

by News-Medical.Net

Dentists could significantly increase the number of patients they see during the pandemic by switching the drills they use, according to new research. The study investigated whether different drill types increased or reduced the spread of aerosol spray in a

August 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

What to Expect at the First-Ever 100% Virtual ADA FDI World Dental Congress Special Edition

by FDI World Dental Federation

This year’s World Dental Congress – Special Edition from 26 to 29 September will bring together leaders from across the world in dental practice, research, academia and industry to present quality, innovative and effective continuing education. It is expected that up to

August 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Sentec™ DX Now Has Dust and Debris Protection

by Dentec Safety Specialists Inc.

2021 Claudio Dente, President of Dentec Safety Specialists, announces that Dentec’s Sentec line now has a new replaceable foam insert that will add protection against dust and debris. Mr. Dente remarked, “this works well in construction for concrete cutting and

August 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

MouthWatch Announces Five Winners of The TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards

by MouthWatch, LLC

The Goal of the Awards is to Help Innovative Mobile Dentistry Programs Rebound After Being Shut Down During the COVID-19 Pandemic  MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools, and intraoral imaging devices, today announced the

August 3, 2021 News NewsOral Health

New Engineering Approaches to Address Unmet Oral Health Needs

by Technology.org

A baby bottle for children born with cleft palate. Chewing gum to break up plaque and prevent tooth decay—or even COVID-19. A mouth guard that can detect infectious particles in saliva. With support from the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD),

August 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Increasing Diversity in Dentistry

by ADA

Marithza Flores, a University of Colorado Boulder junior majoring in integrative physiology, was browsing dental school websites when she came across a program promoted by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Aptly called Destination Dental School, or DDS,

July 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Research Highlights Ability of Polyphenols to Improve Oral Health

by Hank Schultz, Nutri ingredients

New in vitro research supports the notion that polyphenol-rich beverages can be an important adjunct to oral health, according to officials at Ocean Spray, whose products were used in the study. The recently published research comes from a team at

July 30, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Do You Have Bad Breath? A New Sensor Will Check

by Allison Shelley, WebMD

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have bad breath, and asking someone to check if it’s fresh can be embarrassing. But thanks to science, there may soon be an easier way to find out. Researchers are now working on

July 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

VOCO Launches Two Adult-themed Profluorid Varnish Flavors to Elevate Oral Health for All High-Risk Age Groups

by VOCO

VOCO is committed to overall oral health in both children and adults. In an effort to encourage adult use, and ultimately elevate the level of oral health nationwide, VOCO has introduced two new flavors of its popular Fluoride varnish line,

July 29, 2021 News News

Woman Charged with Misappropriating Funds from North Oshawa Dental Clinic

by Glenn Hendry, insauga

A 43-year-old woman faces fraud charges following an investigation into the misappropriation of funds from a dental clinic in north Oshawa. The Durham Police Financial Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into $40,000 in funds that went missing over a 14-month

July 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Statement of the American Dental Education Association on Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents of Oral Health Professions Schools Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

by American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They exist as a patient care/education entity and must consider the health and safety

July 28, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ADASRI Project Leader Wins $50,000 Award for Research on Monitoring Biomarkers to Track Periodontitis

by ADA

With the support of a $50,000 award from the International Association for Dental Research, a project leader with the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute will examine the role biomarkers play in tracking the progression and treatment of periodontitis.

July 28, 2021 News News

Judge Allows for Class Action Lawsuit Against Guelph Dental Practice Related to 2017 Incident

by GuelphToday

A judge has given permission for a proposed lawsuit against a Guelph dental practice to be certified as a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is in relation to a 2017 incident where patients of Guelph Dental Associates were advised to get tested

July 28, 2021 News News

Christian Dental School Students Win Legal Fight Against School COVID Vaccine Mandate

by Premier Christian News

Two students in Missouri have successfully convinced their local dental school to allow them to attend classes without taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Sharon Murza and Ashley Swanson are students at A.T. Still University School of Dentistry and Oral Health. Both

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Sask. Dental Public Health Expert Debunks Myths, Misinformation About Community Water Fluoridation

by Regina Leader-Post

Adding fluoride to water is once again fuelling debate locally, as Regina city council gets set in August to consider a community fluoridation program. Uswak, who is also the referral consultant dentist for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, says that for anti-fluoridationists,

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Child’s Toothbrushing Habits Linked to Mother’s Mental Health

by Tohoku University

A mother’s mental health may play a larger role in a child’s toothbrushing habits than previously thought. It is no secret that brushing your teeth twice a day is highly effective in promoting healthy teeth and gums. The International Association

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Studies Show Two Fifths of Athletes Feel Concerned About Their Oral Health

by Zenopa

Athletes are tested regularly on all other aspects of health; however, oral health is frequently pushed to the side-lines. Top athletes typically consume high quantities of sugar in their diets, consisting mainly of energy drinks and snacks; therefore, they are

July 27, 2021 News News

Oral Science Presents 4 Solutions to Save Money & Improve Patients’ Experience

by Oral Science

At Oral Science, we are proud of offering dental professionals 4 Must-Have products to save money and improve patients’ experience. FLUORIMAX The first one is FluoriMax, a 2.5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish, ideal for caries prevention, tooth sensitivity treatment and children.

July 26, 2021 News DentistryNews

2021 Dentists for the Kids Charity Golf Tournament

by Toronto Academy of Dentistry Golf Committee

On behalf of the 2021 Golf Committee, we would like to thank everyone that joined us for a day of golf, our wonderful sponsors and everyone that donated and participated in our NEW webinar initiative and silent auction. The 2021