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August 27, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOral HealthOverall HealthSleep disorders

Assessing Tethered Oral Tissues and Understanding Their Role in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

by Kari Slade RDH

The world of healthcare is ever evolving, and as science continues to discover the intricate network of systemic health, the focus becomes more holistic or whole body focused. Connective tissues or fascia have been a long-overlooked system of the body

August 24, 2021 News NewsOverall Health

First COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Full FDA Approval

by ADA

The Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 23 granted full approval for the first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The vaccine, previously referred to as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will be marketed as Comirnaty, “for the prevention of COVID-19

July 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Enhancing Care for The Most Important Patient—Yourself!

by Jennifer Hawley

The conditions created for the healthcare industry in 2020 have created substantial pressures for professionals within the industry—dental hygienists and other dental professionals included. A 2021 journal published in the BMC Journal of Systematic Reviews found that, globally, there is huge

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 DentistryNews

Researchers Develop World-First Weight Loss Device

by University of Otago

University of Otago, New Zealand, and UK researchers have developed a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic. DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.

May 12, 2021 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Study Examines Connection Between Oral and General Health in Patients with Diabetes

by American Academy of Family Physicians

Individuals with diabetes are at greater risk of developing oral health issues, like gum disease, yet care for these linked health issues are usually disconnected, split between primary care and dental care. A research team from the University of Amsterdam

December 4, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

New Year, New You: Filling Your Resilience Toolbox for a Stronger Self

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience, dentalcorp

2020 brought tremendous change, hardship, and loss for a great many of us. We were catapulted out of our comfort zones as we had to adjust to the new normal. With a new year around the corner, we have a

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

September 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Quebec Asking More Health Professionals to Administer Vaccines to Keep Up with Demand During Flu Season Social Sharing

by CBC

Quebec’s Health Ministry is asking health professionals, including psychologists, social workers and dental hygienists, if they are willing to administer vaccines, as the current labour shortage has the province concerned about keeping up with demand. The government says it is trying

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall Health

Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

by Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can

June 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Reveals Surprising Connection Between Asthma and Oral Health

by Tammy Hinojos, MultiBriefs

What in the world could asthma have to do with gum disease? Apparently, a lot. A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals that people with asthma are one-fifth more likely to experience gum disease than people who do not

June 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

New Study Demonstrates How Oral Bacteria Can Amplify Gut Inflammation

by New Atlas

Building on the growing link between poor oral health and gastrointestinal disease, new research from the University of Michigan has homed in on the possible mechanisms by which periodontitis can exacerbate the gut inflammation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel

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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

March 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Thousands of Attendees at Vancouver Dental Conference Told to Self-Isolate Immediately

by CBC News

Nearly 15,000 people who attended a dental conference in Vancouver in early March have been told to self-isolate immediately by B.C.’s provincial health officer who said multiple cases of coronavirus have been traced to the event. On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry said 30 additional

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOverall Health

Are You Saving Lives or Saving Teeth?

by Jeffrey J. Harrison, DDS

These are exciting times in dentistry. We have technology available today which allows us to complete dental surgery with greater precision and more comfort for our patients than we ever could before. More and more general practitioners are performing what

March 2, 2020 News News

Saskatoon Dentist and Researcher Pushing for Saliva Test to Detect COVID-19

by CTV News

A dentist and researcher is working at the University of Saskatchewan to develop a test to detect the corona virus, now known as COVID-19, in saliva. Walter Siqueira, who is also the associate dean of the College of Dentistry, said

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February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice Management

Paying it Forward: 8 Ideas that Helped Me Lose 50 lbs in 6 Months

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Why did I bother writing this? I’m no health and fitness expert. I have no relevant degrees attached to my name. I offer you no studies or citations. I have no books, pills, shakes or exercise equipment to sell you.

December 9, 2019 News News

Throne Speech Recognition of Mental Health and Addiction Support Applauded by Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

by The Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) applaud the federal government for putting mental health and

November 24, 2019 News NewsOral Health

‘Men Are Interested In Improving Their Oral Hygiene’

by Gulf Today

Oral health impacts on general health, is associated with chronic diseases and on Wednesday, a dentist in Dubai gave advice on how men take care of their teeth and gums. The dentist is Dr. Ghadir Atout who laid out five

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.