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Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Henriette Lerner, DMD, DICOI

COVID-19 has raised new concerns about respiratory viral infections (RVI). This virus can reproduce within the cells that line the human respiratory tract and the resulting infections cause respiratory issues and may infect multiple other sites. At this time, there

Lips
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Lips: The Forgotten Oral Tissue

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Lips are defined as “either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations”1. Lips are unique oral structures, as individual as fingerprints, that play

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Full Arch Surgery

by Joe F. Griffin II, DDS

Robotic guidance has enhanced and improved various surgical specialties and is now available to implant dentistry for both partially and fully edentulous patients through the Yomi platform developed by Neocis Inc. (Miami FL)1,2 Accuracy of implant placement has been shown

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

3D Printing: Changing the Game

by Florin Lazarescu, DDS, MSc, MSc

When I discovered CAD/CAM technology more than 10 years ago, I was amazed at the technological world that I was entering. It was novel and it was creative; but it was also rather daunting. My student years had provided some

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Digital Scans and Human Identification

by Botond Simon, DMD; Ajang Armin Farid, DMD, FO; George Freedman, BSc, DDS; Janos Vag, DMD, PhD

Background The exponential growth of digital technology in dentistry is inherently accompanied by a significant expansion of 2D and 3D dental image records. Traditional stone models are impractical to keep long-term due to storage volume and fragility. Comprehensive and accurate

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Prescriptive Composite Sculpting and Polishing

by Patrick Roetzer, DDS, FICD, FACD, PFAF

It became painfully obvious to those of us practicing in the 1980s that those new-fangled “posterior” composites were just never going to handle like amalgam. For starters, composites cannot be “condensed” or “packed.” Ever since then, clinicians, academics, and manufacturers

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPractice managementProduct Report

Teledentistry: Trending Post-COVID-19

by Paola Ochoa, DDS, DiplABAD, FASDA

Practicing dentistry at a distance, utilizing instantaneous virtual mobile technology, was the stuff of science fiction just a few decades ago. We were taught in dental school that our capacity to diagnose disease and to perform dentistry relied entirely upon

July 9, 2021 Feature Marketing strategiesOral HealthPractice management

Can You Market to Millennials? Mapping a New Patient Journey to Ensure Your Practice is on the Right Course

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO

It is vitally important to look past stereotypes and get into the real data about millennial behaviour that can inform how you interact with them as a potential customers and patients. Is your practice ready to meet this generation where

July 9, 2021 News News

Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health that Leaves No One Behind

by Medical Express

The health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have already had a dramatic impact on the prevailing oral health care model and will continue to do so. The paper “Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health That Leaves No

July 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Painting a Picture of the Oral Health of Canadians

by McGill University

A new study “Oral health and oral health care of Canadians” led by Prof. Paul Allison of McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry, has received $3.3 million of funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support a collaboration

July 6, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentists Call for Real Effort to Push Junk Food Brands Out of Sport

by BDJ In Practice

The British Dental Association has welcomed leadership from footballer Ronaldo, in shunning UEFA Euro 2020 sponsor Coca-Cola, but warned that sustained effort is required UK and worldwide to remove the deep-rooted and pernicious influence of junk food brands across sport.

July 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Over 1,000 Nunavut Children on Wait-List for Dental Surgery

by Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press

A Nunavut woman says her 12-year-old son lost 15 pounds while waiting to have a tooth removed this year. The boy in Rankin Inlet was recently one of more than 1,000 children on the territory’s waiting list for dental surgery.

July 5, 2021 News DentistryNews

First-Generation Immigrant Defies Odds to Fill Inclusive Dental Care Gap in Halifax

by Nebal Snan, Saltwire

It’s not everyday that a recently graduated dentist gets the opportunity to build a dental clinic from scratch. What seemed like a far-fetched dream for Dr. Ayman Awad, who received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University in

July 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Gaping Hole in Australian Dental Health is Preventable

by The University of Queensland

Children with limited exposure to fluoridated water and a high sugar intake are 70 per cent more likely to develop cavities in their permanent teeth, according to University of Queensland-led research. Professor Loc Do from UQ’s School of Dentistry said a study of

July 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

by Penn Medicine News

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery, a new Penn Medicine study published in the journal Chemical Senses found. The findings challenge the notion that removal of wisdom teeth, known as third molars, only has the

June 30, 2021 Feature Dental CareOral HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Cavities: Can You Stomach It?

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

According to the World Health Organization’s March 25th, 2020, report on oral health, dental caries remains the number one dental issue globally to this day. While we are seeing a decrease in dental caries in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities

June 30, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Study Finds About Half of Restored Teeth in US Contain Amalgam

by ADA

Slightly more than half of restored teeth in the U.S. contained amalgam as of 2015 and 2016, according to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute. Published online in May by the Journal of Public Health

June 25, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Younger Adults are Taking Medications that Could Affect Long-Term Oral Health

by Regenstrief Institute

A new study demonstrates that many younger adult dental patients are taking medications and highlights the importance of dental providers reviewing medication histories regardless of age. The study from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry looked at

June 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Complications Following Dental Implant Therapy are Common, Finds Study

by Bite Magazine

More than four out of 10 patients who received dental implants suffered complications within a nine-year period, according to new Swedish research. In Sweden, more than 30,000 patients receive implant-supported restorative therapy on an annual basis. Good long-time results have been

June 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

AHA 2021 Statement on Prevention of Infective Endocarditis

by RCDSO

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued an update to its 2007 guideline entitled Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. The statement concludes there are no recommended changes to the 2007 guidelines for