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March 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Certain Mouthwashes Might Stop COVID-19 Virus Transmission

by Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have found evidence that two types of mouthwash disrupt the COVID-19 virus under laboratory conditions, preventing it from replicating in a human cell. The study, published in the journal Pathogens, found that Listerine

March 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pandemic Stress Causing More Oral Health Problems

by The Joplin Globe

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much hand-wringing among Americans since last March. It’s also caused a ton of teeth grinding. A recent survey of dentists conducted by the American Dental Association reported that more than 70% of dentists reported increases

March 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

The Research In Oral Health Student Presentations Showcase – the New Table Clinics

by Dalhousie University

The 51st annual student presentation showcase will take place on March 26, 2021, 4:00-8:00 ADT. Formerly known as Table Clinics, this event now falls under the banner of Research In Oral Health (RIOH) Student Presentations Showcase. The name was changed

March 11, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Henry Schein Cares Foundation Launches Next Phase of the ‘Wearing is Caring’ Campaign and Announces New Support for Special Olympics

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Public Health Awareness Campaign to Promote the Connection Between Oral Health and Total Health, and Encourage the Use of Face Coverings to Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 The Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc. (HSCF), in partnership with The UPS

March 9, 2021 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Orofacial Pain (OFP): The Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Sherif Elsaraj, BSc, DMD, MSc

This editorial is dedicated to Dr John Miner, a dear friend and a colleague who has served the dental community since 1966. His positive energy and intellectual input will never be forgotten. Dr Miner was an active member of the

March 9, 2021 Feature Geriatric DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

Biotensegrity

by Dr. Gavin James, BDS,MDS,FDS (Eng.), Dip. Orthodont.

Biotensegrity is a new word. An explanation of its origins opens the door to a new and unfamiliar world which seems to have nothing to do with orthodontics. Does it merit spending time on it or is just another distraction

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Are Dentists Getting the Short End of the Stick?

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Viewpoint: If you believe that everything has been just peachy in dentistry, don’t read this. This article isn’t for you. Of late, dentist owner/operators have been getting the short end of the stick. Poor public perception. Negative media attention. Threats

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral HealthViewpoint

COVID-19 Enhances Mandated Abuse Recognition for the Dental Health Care Professional

by Dr. Frank Stechey, BA, DDS

Case study: January 2021 For four years, as dental students enter the four walls of their respective faculties, they are taught how to protect and save the teeth and smiles of their patients. Today, dentists continue to do what they

March 9, 2021 Feature DentistryGeneral DentistryOral Health

Mouthwashes and Their Use in Dentistry: A Review

by Frank Poppolo Deus; BSc; Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS, FICD, FACD, FICO

Abstract Mouthwashes are aqueous topical medications that function by rinsing and gargling inside of the mouth. There are multiple mouthwashes available over the counter and by prescription with a wide range of active ingredients that can be used as an

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Dr. Sanjukta Mohanta BSc, DDS

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a product you could just paint on a tooth to stop caries, prevent caries and decrease tooth sensitivity? Well, it exists and it’s called silver diamine fluoride (SDF). It is inexpensive, easy to

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Facial Bone and Airway Changes in Adults with a Removable Orthopedic/Orthodontic Dental Appliance: A Multi Case Report

by Theodore R Belfor, DDS; Scott Simonetti, DDS; Michael Philcock

Abstract Orthodontic clinical practice has used static forces for tooth movement and to modulate osteogenesis of craniofacial sutures for more than one hundred years. However, research has demonstrated that cyclic forces at 0.2 Hz delivered for 10 min/d over 12

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryLaser DentistryOral Health

Laser Light Therapy: New and Not So New Hope for TMD Management

by Dr. Marina Polonsky, DDS, MSc Laser Dentistry

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most common non tooth-related reasons for chronic orofacial pain, affecting 5-12% of the population with 75% of the population presenting at least one sign and 35% presenting at least one symptom of TMD. Women are

March 9, 2021 Feature General DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthPractice managementSocial media

A Next-Gen Approach to Practice Marketing

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting with Brian Hunter and Shad Treadaway

Brian Hunter and Shad Treadaway of tinyRHINO share their expertise on behavioural science and the role it can play in accelerating new patient growth Social Media Marketing 101 has been one of my top subjects for courses, lectures and articles

March 9, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dental Experts Say Gum Disease Could Increase COVID-19 Symptom Severity

by WAVY.com

Dental experts are saying gum disease can cause more problems than rotting teeth and bad breath. A new study shows it may increase your risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. The research suggests COVID-19 patients who have gum disease are nine times

March 9, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ADA, Others Urge FDA to Ban Menthol Cigarettes, Other Nontobacco-Flavored Tobacco Products

by ADA

The ADA, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and dozens of likeminded stakeholders are urging the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit menthol cigarettes and other nontobacco-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars. “The public health and medical community have long been

March 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study Shows Commonly Used Mouthwash Could Make Saliva Significantly More Acidic

by University of Plymouth

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage. A team

March 3, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists See Increased Prevalence of Stress-Related Oral Health Conditions

by ADA

The vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of stress-related oral health conditions among their respective patients have increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute’s latest data from its COVID-19 economic

March 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on February 28, 2021

by Public Health Agency of Canada

As we continue to follow public health advice and limit our outings to keep everyone safer, we should not let that extend to the health visits that are necessary for maintaining our wellbeing now and into the future. Now, as

March 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Surge in Cancer Cases in the UK After Covid Caused Dental Care Delays

by The Sunday Times

Delays to dental care during the pandemic have resulted in a surge of oral cancer cases being caught at a late stage, a leading consultant has said. Matthew Garrett, the dean of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College

March 1, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Paid Fuji Legacy “Evolves”

by GC America Inc.

Intro In the world of so many generations of materials and multiple clinical approaches, how to properly seat a restoration for clinical success and longevity can be quite a dilemma. As dental materials get further improved and refined, dental cements