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January 16, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Calgary Dental Health Bus Helping 2,200 Youth, But It’s Not Enough

by Anna Brooks, Calgary Herald

Even for Albertans fortunate enough to have health benefits, high fees often push dental care to the back burner. That’s why programs such as the Alex Dental Health Bus, which provides no-cost dental care for low-income families and youth in need, are

January 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Hygienists Urge Patients to Quit During National Non-Smoking Week

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases.  During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use

January 12, 2017 News Dental CareFluorideNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Sacramento Dentists Having Physicians Apply Fluoride

by Business Wire, Yahoo! Finance

LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health, Health Net Dental, Access Dental Plans and medical providers in the program, Early Smiles, Sacramento. This new program will help

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Dental Schools Around the World Partner to Strengthen Oral Health Care

by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

To cement a new partnership advancing oral health through community-based research, education, and care, Deans Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM), and Ana N. López Fuentes, DMD, MPH, School of Dental Medicine at the

January 6, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Care Homes Should Prioritize Oral Health for Patients

by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Care homes should assess, record and help residents maintain their oral health. A new draft quality standard out for consultation advises care home staff to assess the oral health needs of their residents on admission and record these in personal

January 5, 2017 Feature DentistryOral Health

At the Root: Happy New Year, 2017 Edition

by Catherine Wilson

As many of you know, Fall, 2011 saw the 100th anniversary of Oral Health, the publication for all practicing dentists in Canada, as well as 3rd and 4th year dental students and dental labs. That first issue was sent to

January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

White Lesion Eradication Using Resin Infiltration

by Linda Greenwall, BDS, MGDS, RCS, MSc, MRD, RCS, FFGDP

Introduction Over the last decade it has been noted that there is an increasing incidence of white marks on erupting teeth. Some of this is due to a condition called Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH) where both erupting incisors and first

January 5, 2017 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Aesthetic Restoration of the Primary Anterior Dentition

by Lawrence Yanover, DDS, PhD, FRCD(C)

One of the greatest challenges in paediatric dentistry is aesthetic restoration of the primary maxillary dentition. We are faced with both a restorative and behaviour management challenge due to the lack of cooperation often exhibited by young children. These patients

Mandibular Crowding
January 5, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Mandibular Crowding in the Mixed Dentition

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D. ORTHO, FRCD(C); Tracey J. Hendler, DDS, D. Ortho, MSD, FRCD(C)

Crowding, or tooth size arch length deficiency, is one of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children. As permanent mandibular anterior teeth erupt a primary tooth may become over-retained leading to a double

January 5, 2017 Feature EditorialOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Editorial: The Stainless Steel Crown Revisited

by Keith Titley, BDS, Dip Paedo, MSD, FRCD(C) and Alison Sigal, B.H. Kin, DDS, MSc (Ped Dent), FRCD(C)

Sixteen years ago, Titley and Farkouh (2001) published a paper in this journal entitled “The Stainless Steel Crown – An Underused Restoration in Paediatric Dentistry.” A review of the current literature indicates that stainless steel crowns (SSC’s) continue to be

January 4, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

California Dental Association Names New 2017 President

by California Dental Association

The California Dental Association recently named its new president for 2017 as Clelan Ehrler, DDS, MS, a retired orthodontist from the San Bernardino area, whose term began Jan. 1. Ehrler succeeds Immediate Past President Kenneth Wallis, DDS. In a speech

January 3, 2017 News Dental OfficeNewsOral Health

‘Cake Culture’ in Dental Offices Leading to Unhealthy Habits

by Alexandra Topping, The Guardian

As many people return to work after Christmas full of good intentions, leading dentists are urging them to make one more resolution for the new year: eat less cake in the office. The faculty of dental surgery (FDS) at the

December 29, 2016 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

Dental Implant Coatings Could Prevent Common Bacterial Infection

by University of the Basque Country, ScienceDaily

Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail. A piece of research by the UPV/EHU has succeeded in developing coatings capable of preventing potential bacterial infection and should it arise, eliminate it as well as

December 22, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Dental Visit Recommended to Scuba Divers Prior to Underwater Trips

by The University at Buffalo

Scuba divers may want to stop by their dentist’s office before taking their next plunge. A new pilot study found that 41 percent of divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

December 21, 2016 Product Spotlight

New Plaque HD Toothpaste Provides Maximum Oral Health

by Oral Health

TJA Health LLC, the manufacturer of Plaque HD® Plaque-Identifying Anticavity Toothpaste, the only plaque-disclosing toothpaste on the market, is pleased to announce the launch of NEW! Plaque HD® Remineralizing Mouth Rinse, which completes its first-ever Plaque HD® “Health Defined” Two-Step Regimen for maximum oral

December 21, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Health Care Providers Send Warning of Taxing Dental Benefits

by Oral Health

A coalition of health care service providers, including the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association has warned of the potential negative implications of taxing the premiums paid on employer-provided health and dental benefits. These benefits provide preventative care in services such as

December 20, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists Advise You and Your Patients to Focus on Oral Health in 2017

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals.  While many people focus on self-improvement initiatives, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook oral health when making

December 20, 2016 News Dental TeamDentistryNews

Sunstar and NDA Team Up to Promote Dental-Medical Team Approach

by Oral Health

One of the highlights of the recent 2016 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) was the second annual nurses training program conducted by Sunstar Americas and the National Dental Association (NDA). Entitled “Oral Health and Nursing: A Team Approach to

December 14, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Dr. Esther Wilkins, “Godmother of Dental Hygiene,” has Passed Away

by Mike Carraggi, Patch National

Dr. Esther Wilkins, a Chelmsford native and longtime professor at Tufts University who was known as the “godmother of dental hygiene” as one of the world’s foremost experts in the field, died Monday. She turned 100 just three days prior.

December 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

New Tax on Health and Dental Plans Have Major Pros and Cons

by Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, Financial Post

Reports that the upcoming federal budget will announce the government’s plan to tax employer-provided health and dental insurance have generated considerable buzz in Ottawa. It would be a significant change that would affect millions of Canadians and involve billions of