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May 12, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Expanding The Dental Hygienist’s Role: A Focus on Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH

The first time I heard Dr. Bradley Bale, MD, and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, speak about their latest research and the effect of oral health on arterial disease was at a 2016 AAOSH conference. From that point, I began to

Health and Fitness
April 29, 2022 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

For the Pun of It: Health and Fitness Ideas to Help You Find What Fits

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

In March 2020, Oral Health published my most-viewed article. Surprisingly, it wasn’t about preparing, marketing and selling a dental practice. Apparently, in-depth talks about taxes, practice values, employment contracts and leases aren’t that sexy. It actually was a weight-loss piece

March 21, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Poor Oral Health More Likely for Children With Heart Conditions

by HealthDay

Children with heart conditions are more likely to have poor oral health and teeth in fair or poor condition than those without heart conditions, according to research published in the Feb. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

March 16, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Excess Sugar Consumption Costs Canada’s Health-Care System $5 Billion Each Year

by University of Alberta

Imagine if the real cost to society of the food you buy at the grocery store was built right into each product’s price. Everything with added sugar would cost a whole lot more, according to University of Alberta researchers in

February 4, 2022 News CancerNews

OraCare Doubles Down with Dentists to Support Cancer Patients

by OraCare

In recognition of National World Cancer Day, OraCare is expanding the scope of its OraCare Cares program with an in kind donation to cancer patients when participating dentists purchase OraCare Rinse. Under the new initiative, called “Your Order, Their Relief”,

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

You’re half an hour behind and you have three hygiene checks to perform. Mrs. Brown’s implant crown popped off while an assistant was taking an impression, not to mention the servers are down and the receptionists are panicking. Your heart

February 2, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

Better Education Needed About Oral Sex Disease Risk, Poll of Young People Shows

by Kara Gavin, University of Michigan

Most teens and young adults know it’s possible to catch or spread a sexually transmitted infection by having unprotected oral sex, a new poll shows. But more than half underestimate the level of that risk, including many who focus on avoiding

January 28, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneMental HealthOverall HealthWellness

5 Essentials of Well-being

by Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Professional athletes place as much importance on their rest and recovery as on their performance strategy. Why? Because the time we spend recharging directly impacts our ability to perform and thrive both personally and professionally, as well as cope with

Periodontal Health
October 8, 2021 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

Physical Activity to Support Periodontal Health

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

Providing patients with proper oral hygiene instruction is recognized as an important part of dental hygiene appointments – but should we also be encouraging patients to exercise for oral health benefits? The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines recommend adults accumulate at

Fitness
October 1, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Fall Into Fitness

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Other than looking a little more youthful or sporty in your Facebook or Instagram profile picture, why else ought we get a little fitter? There are many reasons to get fit, live fit and stay fit. We wanted to focus

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