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February 6, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNewsPaediatric Dentistry

JADA Study Shows Impact of Dental Benefits on Children’s Dental Needs

by American Dental Association

A report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments. The study is particularly timely as

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

The Fine Line Between Business and Science

by Oral Health

Congratulations for lunching AT THE ROOT in your January 2017 edition! The column promises to maintain and enhance Oral Health relevance.Advertisement Over the years, the journal has maintained an effective balance between the business and the scientific sides of dentistry.

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Barriers to Deep Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Dentistry

by Soheil Khojasteh, DDS; MSc Candidate (Dental Anaesthesiology)

Dental anaesthesiologists are dental specialists who administer deep sedation or general anaesthesia (DS/GA) to patients in order to facilitate dental treatment. The indications for DS/GA in dentistry are vast and include, but are not limited to: anxiety associated with dental

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyDentistryTradeshows

Conference Preview: Pacific Dental Conference 2017

by Oral Health

The largest dental conference in North America is back this spring. Hosting at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, the Pacific Dental Conference will have over 300 exhibiting companies and over 200 opportunities for hands-on courses and lectures. Over

February 1, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Teledentistry Found to Increase Patient’s Access to Dental Services

by University at Albany

Teledentistry is emerging as a practical solution for patients living in rural areas, according to a new report by researchers at the University at Albany. The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) recently published “Case Studies

February 1, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

by Globe Newswire

Risas Dental and Braces, a health care company committed to making dental care accessible to all, is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) by offering free exams and x-rays for all kids, as well as educating students on proper

January 30, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian City 500 Kilometers from Closest Dental Facility

by Cheryl Kawaja, CBC News

Dawson City is without community dental services — and without a dental facility — and some residents are now calling on the government for help. “A lot of people are upset,” said Dawson City resident Angela Rear. “I do have

January 30, 2017 News Cat Dental CareDental HygieneDog Dental CareNews

National Pet Dental Health Month Deserves a Focus in February

by GlobeNewswire

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and the staff at New Hope Animal Hospital wants to draw attention to essential pet dental needs. Pet dental exams, teeth cleaning, and check-ups are available to pets in and around Durham and

January 27, 2017 News NewsOral HealthProsthodontics

National Prosthodontics Awareness Week is in April

by Dr. Rachel Squier, YourNews

Prosthodontics is one of only nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, yet many people don’t know what a prosthodontist does. The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is shedding light on these highly skilled dental specialists who help

January 19, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Disease Research Begins for Treatment Options

by Wilfred Laurier University

Studies have shown problems with oral health are strong co-indicators of other serious diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2009, the cost associated with the treatment of periodontal disease was shown be second only to cardiovascular disease in

January 18, 2017 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

New Implant Advancement Hopes to Lower Risk of Infection

by KU Leuven, EurekAlert!

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections. Our mouth contains many micro-organisms, including bacterial and fungal

January 18, 2017 Product Spotlight

OraVital’s 2017 KOL Access Webinar Series Kicks Off with Pioneer Speakers

by OraVital

OraVital Inc., The Oral Infection Experts™, will be kicking off its 2017 KOL Access Webinar Series, with two of the leading pioneers of the oral-systemic health movement; Dr. Bradley Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen, who are the authors of the

January 17, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

First Dental Lectures Organized to Support World Oral Health Day

by Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA)

The first in a series of annual lectures to support World Oral Health Day will focus on the need to better understand the links between oral and general health.  The lecture is being convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak

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