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December 14, 2020 Feature Dental TechnologyNew TechnologiesOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Gamechangers For 2020, a Different Perspective

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

After 2020 threw so many elements of life and work into chaos, how can your practice focus on the fundamentals for success in 2021? Year-in-review articles are staple in the public and professional media. Columnists offer their takes on lessons

December 14, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Cold Laker Wins Scholarship to Research Métis-Centered Dental Care

by Daily Herald Tribune

Cold Lake business woman Paulette Dahlseide recently received the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship for indigenous students, becoming the first dental hygiene graduate student to receive the award. Dahlseide, who runs Providence Dental Hygiene, made the decision to go to graduate

December 14, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Molecular Iodine Oral Rinse Outperforms Alternatives in Fighting SARS-CoV-2

by Dentistry Today

The Institute of Antiviral Research at Utah State University has compared the antiviral efficacy of four oral rinses in collaboration with IoTech International. The testing included two rinses recommended by the ADA in its interim COVID-19 guidance (1.5% hydrogen peroxide and 0.2% povidone

December 10, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Green Shield Canada Expands Partnership with Community Foundations to Improve Access to Mental and Oral Health Care

by Green Shield Canada

New partnerships will support communities dealing with the fallout from COVID-19 As the next step in its fast-evolving social impact journey, Green Shield Canada (GSC) is pleased to announce $4 million of funding to six new Community Foundation partnerships. These

December 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Paid iTero Element® Scanner Digital Applications for Comprehensive Dentistry.

by iTero North America

The unexpected evolution of oral health. Throughout a dental career, it is inevitable to experience moments we wish we could take back, re-do or have another chance. Expressed in words of wisdom offered by Bill Gates, “It is fine to

December 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Infection Control Products Market to Gain Added Impetus from Digital Dentistry: Fact.MR

by Fact.MR

Rising focus on dental care and changing lifestyles of people have increased growth of the dental industry. According to a global market intelligence study, this has led to increasing demand for dental Infection control products across the world. Dental infections

December 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study: Women Suffer More From COVID-Related Orofacial Pain

by Tel Aviv University

A new study from the Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine found that during Israel’s first lockdown the general population exhibited a considerable rise in orofacial pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and

December 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Movember Brings Together Mo Bros & Mo Sistas

by Brittany Pollock, Co-lead, Schulich Movember Team, Schulich DDS Candidate 2023

When most people think about Movember, they think of men growing moustaches. From what I have come to learn, it is much more than that. It is about raising awareness and funds for projects that support men’s health. Movember’s projects

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December 4, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficePractice management

Know Your Numbers for Dental Practice Growth: Top 5 Metrics to Help You Prevail Through Turbulent Times

by Wayne Lavery

As the late poet Maya Angelou once said, “If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” Angelou’s inspiring quote couldn’t be more relevant than it is now. Clarity on your practice’s past and present,

December 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Visiting Dental Service Teams Can Resume in Handful of N.W.T. Communities, Government Says

by CBC

Dentists travelling within the Northwest Territories to provide services are now back in operation in some communities as the territorial government, with support from Indigenous Services Canada, gave dental teams the green light to travel. “Oral health and access to dentists is a critical

December 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Shows Link Between Economic, Social, Environmental Factors and Oral Health

by Elaiza Torralba, University of California, Los Angeles

More than one in four adults in California report having poor oral health, but that figure rises to roughly one in two for the state’s lowest-income residents and drops to one in five for those with the highest incomes, according

December 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Some Ottawa Public Health Programs Slowly Returning

by CBC

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has begun ramping up some community programs that were suspended at the start of the pandemic, but the city’s medical officer of health said not all will return to their pre-COVID-19 selves. The pandemic didn’t just throw OPH’s budget into disarray but also

November 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dangerous TikTok Trends Worrying Dentists

by Kirsty Brown, Grampian Online

In recent months there have been some particularly harmful trends widely shared on TikTok which will cause more harm than good to your pearly whites. Dentists Dr Lisa and Dr Vanessa Creaven, founders of Spotlight Oral Care, have shared their

November 26, 2020 News NewsOral Health

People With Dental Problems May See Them Aggravated by Encounters with the Coronavirus, Some Experts Suggest

by The New York Times

Earlier this month, Farah Khemili popped a wintergreen breath mint in her mouth and noticed a strange sensation: a bottom tooth wiggling against her tongue. Ms. Khemili, 43, of Voorheesville, N.Y., had never lost an adult tooth. She touched the

November 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

How Can All Canadians Get Good Dental Care? New U of T Free Clinic Aims to Figure it Out

by CBC

Up to 2,000 GTA families will soon be able to get free dental care at new clinic. At the same time, they’ll also be participating in research aimed at making sure every Canadian has access to dental coverage, and that such charity

November 24, 2020 News DentistryNews

Virtual Dentsply Sirona World: Exciting Program with Motivating Speakers and Inspirational Solutions for Efficient Workflows

by Dentsply Sirona

Exceptional circumstances require exceptional changes: Dentsply Sirona World, the ‘Ultimate Dental Meeting’, took place completely online from November 13 to 20. More than 4,500 dentists, dental technicians and practice teams registered for the over 70 courses in almost all practice-related

November 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bifluorid 10: Double Fluoride Liquid Varnish for the Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

by VOCO America, Inc.

VOCO is proud to announce the release of Bifluorid 10 to the Canadian market, a unique double fluoride liquid varnish that contains 5% sodium fluoride and 5% calcium fluoride. It is indicated for the prevention of hypersensitivity, including sensitivity caused

November 20, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U of M Studying Tooth Decay Health Gap in Manitoba First Nation Communities

by Winnipeg Sun

A University of Manitoba research project has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to reduce the high rate of early childhood tooth decay among First Nations and Métis children in Manitoba. This new five-year

November 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mouthwash Can Kill COVID-19 in 30 Seconds, Preliminary Lab Study Finds

by CTV News

A new study has found that over-the-counter mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of exposure in a lab setting. The study, conducted by researchers at Cardiff University, found that mouthwash containing at least 0.07 percent cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) showed “promising

November 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Can COVID-19 Damage Your Teeth And Mouth?

by Julia Ries, Huffington Post

COVID-19 was once thought to mainly affect the lungs, but throughout the pandemic we’ve learned that’s certainly not the case. Now, more anecdotal reports are surfacing that the infection may have an impact on oral health. After being diagnosed with and recovering from COVID-19,