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October 20, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The Manitoba Dental Association Brings its Convention to You, Virtually!

by Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager

Delayed but never deterred, the Manitoba Dental Association has launched its convention CE program online. Originally scheduled for April 2020, the joint CDA-MDA convention was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The MDA Convention Committee worked diligently to convert the

October 20, 2020 News DentistryNews

U of S Dental Clinic in Prince Albert Aims to Provide Inclusive Care

by CTV News

The University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) College of Dentistry has opened a clinic in Prince Albert to provide care to people who might not have access to oral care and dentistry services. The Inclusive Community Care Clinic operates in

October 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Lab Test: ClōSYS Oral Rinse Eliminated Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Up to 99.9% in 30 Seconds

by ClōSYS

Influenza A Lab Results Come on Heels of Similar Findings of ClōSYS on the COVID-19 Virus, Just as U.S. Gears Up for Uncertain Flu and Cold Season Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the makers of the ClōSYS brand of toothpastes, mouthwashes and

October 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Daily Use of Ultrasound Can Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment, Prevent Root Damage

by University of Alberta

An ultrasound device developed at the University of Alberta has been shown to help patients who wear braces get faster results and avoid long-term complications, according to recently published studies. “Not only do the teeth move faster, daily use of

October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study: Dental Practices Effective in Preventing Spread of COVID-19

by American Academy of Periodontology

99.7% of practices have implemented enhanced infection control procedures; less than 1% of dental professionals report COVID-19 positivity The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced today that an article published ahead of print in the Journal of the American Dental

October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Report Finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less Than One Percent

by American Dental Association

Although assumed to be at high risk for COVID-19, fewer than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, according to a first-of-its-kind report in the U.S. based on data collected in June 2020. The result is

October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Consumers Believe Maintaining Good Oral Health is Essential to Protecting Overall Health During the Pandemic

by Delta Dental Plans Association

This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental Plans Association applauds Americans for continuing to make their oral health care a priority as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. According to new consumer survey data, a majority (86%) of Americans believe maintaining

October 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

International Experts Call for Independent Probe of Canadian Research Linking Fluoride and Lower IQ

by National Post

Several international experts have taken the unusual step of urging a Canadian university to arrange an independent investigation into research that controversially linked fluoride in drinking water to lower intelligence in children. The academics and public health officials from six

October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Demonstrating Resilience in a Professional Program During COVID-19: Top Five Pieces of Advice

by Meagan Noble, BA(Kin), BScN, RN; Jordan Mackenzie, BSc

The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected everyone in some way. The combination of stressors seems endless – the fear of contracting the virus, losing a job, losing a loved one, and increased workloads for front-line health care workers – just

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Prebiotics: Not Only For Gut Health?

by Carly A.R. Zanatta, BSc, ; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD

Our gut and oral cavity are home to the largest and second largest microbiomes, respectively, in the human body. Together, these microbiomes are intrinsically linked to our overall health in a complex relationship. While the presence of certain oral bacteria

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOverall HealthPeriodontics

The Mindful Dentist: How Incorporating This Simple Practice Can Help You Manage Stress, Improve Client Relationships and Feel Better Overall

by Madina Knight and Daniel Cordaro

Floss. Brush. Rinse. These simple instructions for healthy teeth seem easy enough. So why is it that only 4% of Canadians follow this dentist-recommended regimen? In a survey1 run by Crest and Oral B, most people cited fatigue and lack

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Use of a Three-Dimensional Printed Model for Autotransplanting a Maxillary Third Molar: A 3-Year Radiographic and Tomographic Follow-Up

by Dr. Felipe RestrepoDDS ; Dr. Paula Villa, DDS; Dr. David Arango, DDS; Jorge Vera, DDS, MEndod, PhD (Hon)

Abstract Tooth autotransplantation is defined as the surgical movement of a tooth from one alveolar socket to another in the same individual. It is a viable option to replace teeth lost or having a poor prognosis. The treatment plan included

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Malignant Transformation of an Odontogenic Cyst: Report of Two Cases

by Amanda Vincci Chiu DDS; Melanie Gilbert DMD, MSc; Nick Blanas DDS, MSc, FRCDC; Hagen B. E. Klieb DMD, MSc, FRCDC

Introduction Primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma’ (PIOSCC) is a rare malignancy arising centrally within the jaw with no connection to the surface oral mucosa.1 The putative source of the epithelium giving rise to the carcinoma is remnants of odontogenic epithelium

October 13, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPeriodontics

Rehabilitation of Both Failing Implants and Remaining Dentition with Implant Overdentures: A Case Report

by Valentin Dabuleanu, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)

Introduction A removable overdenture prosthesis is a practical rehabilitative alternative to a conventional complete denture as it is more comfortable, retentive, and satisfying for patients. It is a cost-effective alternative to a fixed implant-supported complete denture.1 Advancements in diagnostic, surgical

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral Health

The Best Practices in Determining Best of Class: Why This Award is Coveted By the Industry and Respected By the Dental Community

by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, CEO and Founder of Cellerant Consulting

From an idea fleshed out over a breakfast meeting at the Chicago Midwinter 12 years ago, to today, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are covered by every dental journal in North America. The American Dental Association has partnered

Cellerant Best of Class
October 13, 2020 Feature Oral Health

Cellerant Best of Class 2020 Winners

by Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

We hope you will spend time familiarizing yourself with this year’s winners of the Cellerant Best Of Class Technology Awards. Congratulations to all the winners, for both the award and their ongoing commitment to move the dental industry forward.Advertisement Carestream

Aerosols in Dentistry The bacterial contamination of the room air during an AIRFLOW® treatment
October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Aerosols in Dentistry: The Bacterial Contamination of the Room Air During an AIRFLOW® Treatment

by Marcel Donnet, Klaus-Dieter Bastendorf, Magda Mensi, Adrian Lussi

Abstract Dentists and scientists, supported by EMS, have measured bacterial contamination of room air during an AIRFLOW® treatment in two scenarios (without and with special protective measures). Although the results of this investigation cannot be transferred analogously to a possible

October 8, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

National Dental Care Program for Uninsured Canadians Would Cost $1.5-Billion a Year, PBO Says

by The Globe and Mail

Implementing the NDP’s call for a national dental care program would cost taxpayers about $1.5-billion a year, according to a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer. The proposal was a key demand of the NDP shortly after the Liberals

October 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Oral Cancer Pain Predicts Likelihood of Cancer Spreading

by NYU

Oral cancer is more likely to spread in patients experiencing high levels of pain, according to a team of researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry that found genetic and cellular clues as to why metastatic oral cancers