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March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthRestorative Dentistry

Physiological Dentistry and Heart Rate Variability

by Howard Hindin, DDS

The future of dentistry involves evaluation of the patient providing collaborative optimal care alongside other healthcare practitioners. The increased interest and involvement with sleep, pain and airway requires the dentist to view their patient with new and expanded vision and

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Airway Centered Dentistry: (The A, B, C’s of Treatment for Chronic Face Pain/OSA and Closing Anterior Openbite Without Ortho)

by Steven Olmos, DDS, DABCP, DABCDSM, DABDSM, DAAPM, FAAOP, FAACP, FICCMO, FADI, FIAO

Bullet points: 1. Definition-orthopedic/functional breathing 2. Comorbidity of orthopedic and facial pain and breathing 3. Answers to our questions 4. Method or technique-paradigm shift 5. Integrating myofunctional techniques This article defines “Airway Centered Dentistry”, explains the mechanism of chronic face/jaw

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

The Next Step in Sleep Dentistry: Is There Anything We Can Do for the Ones Who Don’t Have Apnea?

by Stasha Gominak, MD

Dentists have become involved in the treatment of sleep apnea for several reasons. An oral appliance is usually less uncomfortable than sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, so dentists offer a welcome alternative for CPAP intolerant patients.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOrthodontics

Airway Orthodontics: An Argument for Early Orthodontic Treatment

by Dr. Barry Raphael

This article is not about the “how” of airway orthodontics. It’s about the “why”. But it does suggest that a regard for the rationale of airway orthodontics will spur a change in the way we do things in orthodontics altogether.

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Mouth Breathing: Physical, Mental and Emotional Consequences

by P. McKeown; M. Macaluso

Breathing is one of the most vital functions of the human body. Every breath we take can have a positive or negative impact on our bodies depending on how it is performed; and it has been well established that normal

March 9, 2017 Feature EditorialGeneral DentistryOral Health

Editorial: Don’t Get Left Behind

by Janice Goodman

The FDIC has a new definition of the term “oral health”; it “includes the ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow and convey a range of emotions through facial expressions with confidence and without pain, discomfort and disease

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral Health

Book Review: GASP! Airway Health – The Hidden Path to Wellness

by Janice Goodman

The Book GASP Is A Game Changer I was in dire need of a tool to help me explain to patients that some dental symptoms can be tracked back to an underlying airway issue and that there were solutions to

March 6, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

World Oral Health Day is March 20

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, oral health professionals around the world will celebrate World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.com), a global awareness campaign to highlight the prevalence of oral disease and the importance of preventive care for maintaining good oral and overall health

March 3, 2017 Product Spotlight

Introducing the All New Oral-B Compact Clean: Compact But Powerful

by Oral-B

Did you know … 60% of millennials say they prefer extra soft/soft brushes and 64% want a small brush head, yet 50% believe soft or small brush heads don’t clean well*. Now, consumers don’t need to trade what they want

March 2, 2017 News Dental OfficeDentistryNewsOral Health

Dental Assistant Recognition Week is March 6-12

by PR Newswire

March 6-12 is national Dental Assistants Recognition Week. “Dental Assistants: Patient focused with Passion and Purpose” is the theme for the 40th annual Dental Assistants Recognition Week. Fortis stands in partnership with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) to celebrate

March 2, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Tailored Dental Care is Improving Seniors’ Oral Health

by University of Eastern Finland, Science Daily

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study from the

February 28, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Australian Adults’ Oral Health Under Review in 2017

by Sarah Wiedersehn, Australian Associated Press

The first national study of oral health will examine the gums and teeth of 15,000 Australians during the next 12 months. Launched on Tuesday, the $5.8 million study will be conducted by researchers at the Australian Research Centre for Population

February 28, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Health Smiles Ontario Serving Dental Care to 85,000 Children

by Dominik Kurek, York Guardian

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: you have to take care of your teeth and see your dentist. But, if you don’t have dental coverage, an appointment to see the dentist can get pretty expensive. So, Ontario

February 28, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Early Dental Visits for Toddlers Isn’t Necessarily Beneficial

by Tara Haelle, Forbes

Heading to the dentist as an infant or toddler doesn’t do much to prevent tooth decay later on but does cost more money, suggests a new study—despite the fact that it’s been recommended by three professional societies for years. “We

February 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian Emergency Rooms Seeing Too Many Dental Cases

by CBC Radio

If dental care was publicly funded, fewer people would become addicted to opioids. That’s just one of the reasons Dr. Hasan Sheikh, an emergency room physician in Toronto, is calling on governments to expand medicare. Another reason? Doctors don’t know

February 22, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Estrogen Therapy Proven to Limit Oral Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

by The North American Menopause Society

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Now a new study suggests that the same estrogen

February 21, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Show Support for Canada’s Heart Month

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this

February 21, 2017 News CharityDental CareNews

Thursday is Dentsply Sirona’s First ‘Every Smile Counts Day’

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, is honored to support Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) by participating in the first Every Smile Counts Day on Thursday, Feb. 23, during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting (CMW). On Every Smile Counts day, Dentsply Sirona,

February 14, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Home Remedies for Digestive Issues May Lead to Dental Caries

by Martha Ann Keels, D.D.S., Ph.D., AAP News

Constipation and dental caries may sound like strange bedfellows, but there is a connection. Seventeen to 40% of children experience constipation. Symptoms such as painful defecation, fecal incontinence and abdominal pain can contribute to significant distress for both the child

February 13, 2017 News Composite resinDental CareNews

Resin Infiltration Offers Less Painful, Intrusive Fix for Caries

by News Medical

A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less painful treatment option. The new treatment, called resin infiltration, is a way to treat small