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August 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Flowable Composite Class II Restorations

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD, FIADE, FASDA, Diplomat, American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry

Introduction The typical Class II posterior composite restoration is “placed on blind faith” using techniques and armamentarium designed specifically for amalgam placement. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the quality of composite layering in an interproximal preparation that is between

August 9, 2021 Feature Infection controlOral Health

Dentistry and COVID-19: A Realistic Perspective

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

“Aiming to prevent or contain every case of COVID-19 is simply no longer sustainable…” Introduction The above quotation is from an open letter sent on the 6th July, 2020 to the Prime Minister and Premiers of Canada signed by many

August 9, 2021 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthTechnology

Do You Have a Xerostomia Strategy? Dealing Better with Dry Mouth Patients Starts with Creating a Screening, Diagnosis and Management Protocol

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

According to the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four million Americans have Sjögren’s, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Characterized by extensive dryness in the mouth and around the eyes, other complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major

August 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists See Big Increase in Teeth Grinding During Pandemic

by The Toronto Star

We’re now into the second year of this pandemic and if we’ve learned anything about this time in our lives, it’s that we need to take good care of ourselves and the ones we love. And that kind of special

August 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Sask. Professor Looks at Spit to Evaluate Canadians’ Oral Health

by Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Dr. Walter Siqueira knows your spit says a lot about you. The University of Saskatchewan dental professor will help analyze spit samples from thousands of Canadians as part of a massive survey he hopes will lead to new understandings on the

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 3, 2021 Video Dental VideoEndodontics

Weekly Wisdom: Endodontic Access – Pause, Assess, Advance

by Oral Health

  In this week’s Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Gary Glassman returns! Watch the video above to hear about one of the most important and frustrating steps in endodontic treatment…     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest

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),

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 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

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


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 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 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Enamel Defects as Biomarkers for Exposure to Environmental Stressors

by International Association for Dental Research

IADR President Pamela Den Besten presented and chaired the IADR President’s Symposium “Enamel Defects as Biomarkers for Exposure to Environmental Stressors” at the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction

July 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Improving the Oral Health of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

by American Academy of Pediatrics

Improving the oral health of children is a national priority for dentists and pediatricians. While we should be establishing a “dental home” for our patients by age one, this is challenging because of many factors, including limitations in dental resources. Children

July 21, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Predicting Tooth Loss

by Harvard Medical School

Tooth loss is often accepted as a natural part of aging, but what if there was a way to better identify those most susceptible without the need for a dental exam? New research led by investigators at Harvard School of

July 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Freeze Drying, Oral Health Experiments Make Speedy Return from Space Station Aboard SpaceX Dragon


A suite of International Space Station scientific experiments soon journey back to Earth aboard the 22nd SpaceX commercial resupply services mission for NASA. Scientists on the ground look forward to having their experiments back within hours, an advantage that could

July 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A New Three-Year Study Demonstrated that MI Varnish from GC was Able to Reduce the Incidence of Tooth Decay in 6- and 12-Year-Old Children Over a Three Year Period

by Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradinš University

On Friday July 9th, at the 68th annual congress of European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) in Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. Jekaterina Gudkina (Assistant Professor, Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradinš University) presented the result of

July 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nitrous Oxide Found to Increase Dental Anaesthesia Success Rates

by Bite Magazine

Given that between 10 and 39 per cent of patients have reported ineffective pulpal anaesthesia, finding the correct local anaesthetic can increase confidence in dental visits and assist people in more regular oral healthcare, US researchers have found. In a

July 16, 2021 News News

Regina City Council to Debate Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water

by CBC

Regina city council is once again set to discuss adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water. It has been an ongoing topic in the city and was last formally discussed in 2016. On Wednesday, Councillors Bob Hawkins, Cheryl Stadnichuk, Andrew Stevens,

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Esthetic Gingival Restoration

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD, FASDA; Paiman Lalla, DDS, FIOCI, FIADFE, FAAIP, FICD

Esthetic Dilemma of the Gingival Margin The data is unambiguous; both porcelain and composite resin are biocompatible with the gingiva and well tolerated.1-3 The caveat is that composite tends to cause tissue irritation if it comes into intimate contact with