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December 3, 2019 News News

Study of Ontario’s Dental Complaints Highlights Importance of Communication in Addition to Clinical Care

by University of Toronto

A groundbreaking study of complaints made to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) over an 11-year period is yielding new insights into perceptions surrounding oral health-care professionals and their standard of care. The nearly two-year study, led by

April 24, 2019 News News

Paid Make Every Restoration Bioactive

by GC America

The Age of Automix Glass ionomers have a long history of restorative success and oral health benefits, but capsule or hand-mix delivery systems have led to a decline in their use. GC Fuji® Automix LC is a resin-reinforced, light-cured glass

April 22, 2019 News News

Dental Care Tough to Find for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

by David Tuller, The Washington Post

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has an autism-like condition, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth. Because of her developmental

March 31, 2019 News News

Heart Attack Victim Thankful for Dental Office Staff That Saved Her Life

by Sarah Morin, CBC News

Melissa Dunlay expected Jan. 30 would be like any other day. She got up, got her kids ready for school, and went to her dentist appointment at River Valley Dental Clinic in Saint John with her daughter. It was snowing

March 21, 2019 News News

‘Failure to Produce Patient Records’ Among Most Cited Violations, Says Dental Board

by California Dental Association

Maintaining its focus on consumer safety, the Dental Board of California has issued an increasing number of citations in recent years. As noted in its 2018 Sunset Review Report to the California Legislature, citations increased by 36 percent in each

January 4, 2019 News News

Dentist Plans to Open ‘Affordable’ Clinic in Regina

by David Baxter, Global News

Lots of people avoid going to the dentist. For some, it’s to avoid a potentially painful procedure but for many it’s because of the cost. Without insurance, the cost of procedures can quickly exceed $1,000. Regina dentist Blake Mitchell is

New Patient Exam
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

December 6, 2018 News News

Dentist Accused of Shaming Breastfeeding Mother Shares Her Side of Story

by Antoinette DelBel, ABC13

A story 13WHAM first reported Monday continues to generate a lot of comments and interest. A Facebook post from an Irondequoit mother went viral over the weekend after being shared almost 7,000 times. Tuesday, it was shared more than 8,000 times. Tiffany

November 23, 2018 News News

Call for Free Dental Care for Mouth Cancer Patients, Put an End to Discriminatory ‘Tax on Cancer’

by Open Access Government

Following treatment for mouth cancer, patients are faced with a series of long-term oral health issues, that often result in complex and expensive dental work. The charity estimates that mouth cancer sufferers could face dental costs of up to £1,500.00 over five

November 22, 2018 News News

Melbourne Dentist Jailed for Indecently Assaulting Patients, Staff

by Australian Associated Press

A Melbourne dentist who sexually exploited his patients and a nurse will spend at least four-and-a-half years in prison. Nashaat Michael, 60, has been sentenced to seven years and three months in jail after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting eight patients and

October 25, 2018 News News

ADA Adopts Further Policy Discouraging Direct-to-Consumer Dental Services

by American Dental Association

A new policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) “strongly discourages the practice of direct to the consumer (DTC) dental laboratory services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.” The new policy expands upon a 2017 ADA policy

October 25, 2018 News News

Thousands of Patients Consult GPs Regarding Dental Issues

by Practice Business

A new study by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) shows that hundreds of thousands of patients are wrongly going to their GP requiring dental advice or work each year. Around 380,000 dental consultations occur at GP practices each year.

October 18, 2018 News News

Dentist, Accused of Inappropriate Behavior, Agrees Not to Be Alone With Female Patients

by Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

A West Des Moines dentist has agreed not to be alone with female patients while state regulators decide what to do about allegations he made lewd remarks and advances to women in his office. The Iowa Dental Board alleges dentist Phelan

October 9, 2018 News News

Public Hearing Scheduled for B.C. Dentist Alleged to Have Overbilled and Misdiagnosed Patients

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. is taking disciplinary action against a B.C. dentist who it says failed to diagnose and treat patients properly and billed inappropriately. The college is planning a public hearing, although the dentist, Bin Xu,

Dental Hygiene abuse
September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

Dental Hygiene Care for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc

We have all been mystified and even exasperated by our more challenging clients, for example: those with inadequate self-care despite having sufficient manual dexterity; and people who attend irregularly for dental care, or fail to show up for scheduled appointments.

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access

September 14, 2018 News News

Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection, Says Study

by Case Western Reserve University, Medical Xpress

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at

September 11, 2018 News News

Periodontal Experts Address Clinical Efficacy of Laser Usage in Patient Care

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the leading professional organization dedicated to the dental specialty of periodontics, has published its “best evidence consensus” (BEC) panel proceedings on the topic of laser usage. The proceedings are the result of the AAP’s

August 29, 2018 News News

Dental Recall Solution Specialist, Recall System Pro, Changes Name to RecallMax™

by RecallMax

Recall System Pro, one of Canada’s leading providers of recall software solutions for the dental industry, has changed its name to RecallMax™, as part of a strategic rebranding effort.  The founder of the cloud-based software technology, Ron Barsotti, President and

August 1, 2018 Feature ImplantologyOral Health

Intraosseous Local Anesthesia Revisited

by Mark Lin, BSc, DDS, MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C)

To view figures, click on figure mentions throughout the article. Your patient in the chair has confirmed that their lips and tongue are numb from your block local anesthesia. As you are beginning to start the clinical procedure, your patient