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October 3, 2018 News News

Pediatric Dentists Highlight Gaps in Oral Health Knowledge and Generational Differences in Caring for Little Teeth

by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

A new national survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) reveals nearly three quarters (74 percent) of U.S. parents do not take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, the age recommended by

September 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Presurgical Infant Orthopedics for Cleft Lip and Palate – Nasoalveolar Molding at The Hospital for Sick Children

by Richard J.H. Lee, BDSc (Hons), BSc Dent (Hons), DClinDent (Orthodontics), Clinical Fellow – Orthodontics; Bruno Vendittelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C), Staff Orthodontist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Introduction and Background Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common craniofacial defects involving the face and jaws with a worldwide frequency of 1 in 700. 1 While cleft lip and palate rarely results in mortality, the associated

September 6, 2018 News News

Dental Board Disciplines Dentist For Unnecessary Work On 3-Year-Old

by Matthew Ormseth, Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted 7-2 Wednesday to discipline a Terryville dentist who faced allegations he did unnecessary work on a 3-year-old girl when he installed eight steel crowns on her teeth in a single session. Ammar Idlibi was

August 23, 2018 News News

Oral Microbial Activity May Help Identify Autism in Children

by Steven D. Hicks, Healio

Gene expression activity within oral microbial communities may be altered in children with autism spectrum disorder, findings published in Autism Research revealed. These results suggested that changes in the bacteria within a child’s mouth may provide biomarkers for identifying autism. Although prior

July 25, 2018 News News

Parents Confess Flossing Is Most Challenging Thing To Get Child To Do

by Delta Dental Plans Association

Parenting can sometimes feel like an uphill marathon, particularly when it comes to enforcing proper oral care habits with your child. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, parents are more likely to say getting their child to

July 10, 2018 News News

Children With ‘As Many As 20 Decayed Teeth’ Inspire Brisbane Dentist

by Shelley Lloyd, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

You might not know his name, but Brisbane dentist Malcolm Campbell is a hero to hundreds of children in East Timor. Once a year, with the help of other volunteers, he loads up a truck with a mobile dental clinic

May 23, 2018 News News

FDA Warns of Teething Products Containing Benzocaine

by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that over-the-counter (OTC) teething products containing benzocaine pose a serious risk to infants and children. The agency today announced that OTC oral health products containing the pain reliever benzocaine for the

February 21, 2018 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPatient education

Patient Education Program Launched by NuSmile

by NuSmile

NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today the launch of its I Love My NuSmile program. The centerpiece of the program is the new I Love My NuSmile website that not only helps parents understand

January 8, 2018 News NewsOral Health

Arizona Dentist Sued After Child’s Post-Procedure Death

by Julianne Herrera, Wate News

An Arizona mother has filed a wrongful death complaint against a dental office in Arizona after her child died following a routine visit. “The mom called back reporting signs of fever from her daughter, the dentist looked at the child,

January 2, 2018 News News

HealthyStart™ Brings ‘Open Airway Dentistry Solution’ to Canada for Pediatric Treatment

by HealthyStart™

HealthyStart™ by Ortho-Tain® Reaching 120,000 North American Dentists with a 3-part series of articles in 2018, brings digital on-line course work, live webinars, certification to treat and live 2-day training lectures in several key Canadian cities. Canadian Orthodontists have for

September 19, 2017 News FluorideNews

Prenatal Exposure to Fluoride Linked to Lower IQ Levels

by Angela Mulholland, CTV News

For years, many communities have added fluoride to drinking water to help reduce cavities. But a new study that has found a link between fluoride levels in pregnant women and lower intelligence in their children may provide further ammunition for

August 2, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Your Patients’ Mouth Could Signal Abuse, Neglect

by Alyson Sulaski Wyckoff, AAP News

Could the bitemarks, swollen lips or severely decayed teeth in your patient be related to child abuse or neglect? A clinical report from the Academy and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry aims to help pediatric and dental providers review

July 17, 2017 News NewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Teeth Grinding May Be a Sign of Bullying Problems

by BBC News Health

An oral health charity said parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious. Teeth-grinding can lead to headaches, worn-down teeth and disrupted sleep – and it appears to be

July 5, 2017 News News

Paid The Lollipop Comparison – A DEXIS Pediatric Technique

by DEXIS

Many procedures we perform in dentistry that involve children often require us to prepare the child verbally and mentally in order to be successful. Much like explaining a handpiece or instruments we use, here are some helpful tips that work

July 4, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Breastfeeding Over Two Years Could Lead to Pediatric Dental Caries

by Dr Ananya Mandal, MD

According to a latest study published last Friday in the Journal Pediatrics, children who are breastfed for over two years are more likely to develop caries or cavities. For the study the researchers looked at breastfeeding behaviors and sugar consumption among

June 20, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Healthy California Toddler Dies After Routine Dental Visit

by Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times

Three-year-old Daleyza Hernandez-Avila recently visited a surgical center in Stockton for what was supposed to be a routine dental procedure. But on the June 12 visit, her heart stopped about 30 minutes into the procedure. She was later pronounced dead

June 1, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePaediatric Dentistry

Open Wide: The Ultimate Guide to Teeth – A Narrative Review

by Oral Health

Discover a world of mystery, history, and lore inside your mouth. Yes, we’re talking about teeth! In Open Wide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about your teeth. No matter what you call them, pearly whites, chompers, canines,

May 31, 2017 Product Spotlight

NuSmile NeoMTA Adds Extra Scoop for Extra Economy

by NuSmile

NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA® now comes with a 0.05 gram scoop in addition to a 0.1 gram scoop. “During the course our ongoing dialogue with our valued pediatric

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Canadians Looking at Dental Care Coverage for All Youth

by Michael Gorman, CBC News

The New Democrats are looking to address a little unfinished business. NDP Leader Gary Burrill announced Monday that if his party wins the provincial election at the end of the month, the NDP will expand dental care coverage for young people

April 7, 2017 Product Spotlight

NuSmile NeoMTA® Launches in Canada

by NuSmile

NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada. NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies,