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September 17, 2018 News News

1 out of 5 Texans Has Not Seen a Dentist in 5 Years or More

by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Many Texans would agree that healthy teeth and gums are important, however a Guardian survey shows Texans aren’t backing it up with regular visits to the dentist. In fact, 1 out of 5 Texans admit they haven’t seen a dentist in 5

August 8, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Rise of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste has Dentists Concerned

by Jeff Donn, The Associated Press

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a

May 14, 2018 News News

List of “Never-Events” Aims to Ensure Patient Safety

by University of Edinburgh, EurekAlert!

Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide. The checklist – which includes failing to note patients’ allergies and not screening for mouth cancers

April 13, 2018 News News

Ontario Dental Surgeon Pulls Man’s Teeth Out “In Error”

by Jason Vermes, CBC Radio

Lee Schwaderer loves corn on the cob and singing with his church choir, but now he can’t enjoy either. When the 65-year-old Keswick, Ont., man went in for dental surgery three years ago, he says he woke up from anesthesia

March 26, 2018 News News

9,500 Dental Patients at Risk of Diseases from Unsanitary Sterilization

by Matt Dougherty, KHOU11

Patients who learned they may have been exposed to serious diseases at a Texas City clinic are angry and scared. Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies would not allow KHOU 11 to enter the Coastal Health and Wellness Clinic on Saturday

January 1, 2018 News NewsOral & Systemic Health

85 Per Cent of Canadian Dentists Perform Patient Health Assessments

by Oral Health

Dental professionals are being held responsible for recognizing their patients’ areas of poor health, especially outside their mouths. In a recent survey conducted by Oral Health Group*, 85 per cent of dentists said they perform some form of health assessment

February 14, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Home Remedies for Digestive Issues May Lead to Dental Caries

by Martha Ann Keels, D.D.S., Ph.D., AAP News

Constipation and dental caries may sound like strange bedfellows, but there is a connection. Seventeen to 40% of children experience constipation. Symptoms such as painful defecation, fecal incontinence and abdominal pain can contribute to significant distress for both the child