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August 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

American Academy of Periodontology Stresses the Importance of Periodontal Health During COVID-19

by The American Academy of Periodontology

Periodontists taking extra precautions to protect patient safety during global pandemic Despite recent World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to delay routine dental procedures, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) today stressed the importance of maintaining periodontal health during the COVID-19

August 13, 2020 News DentistryNews

Blackness and the Benedict of the Doubt

by Dr. Peter Nkansah

Peter Nkansah DDS 9T3, 9T6 MSc Anaes is an assistant professor in the graduate specialty program in dental anaesthesia, as well as an instructor in the Faculty’s Continuing Education program. As well as running a successful private practice, he is also

August 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Medical Experts Speak Out Against Anaheim Councilwoman’s Claim That Wearing Masks Causes Dental Issues

by LA Times

Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring said at Tuesday’s council meeting that dentists are finding that wearing masks can cause serious dental issues, but local medical professionals are skeptical of the claim. “Dentists are finding that it’s causing very serious dental problems

August 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

American Dental Association Responds to World Health Organization Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

by ADA

The American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully yet strongly disagrees with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19. “Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry is essential health care,” states ADA

August 12, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

GC America Inc. to Host Free Online Bioactive Dentistry Symposium

by GC America Inc.

GC America will be hosting a free Bioactive Dentistry Symposium on August 21, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M. CDT. All dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants are invited to join minimally invasive dentistry experts, Dr. Jeremy Horst, Dr. Jeanette MacLean,

August 12, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Medicom Mask Production Facility in Montreal Opens in Record Time

by AMD Medicom Inc.

AMD Medicom Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, confirmed that surgical mask production has begun at their new facility in Montreal, Quebec. The initial volumes will be dedicated to fulfilling their long-term Canadian Government contract, under the

August 12, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Improved Dental Care in Remote Communities, Hygienist Says

by CBC

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, all of Haida Gwaii’s three dentists were away at a dental conference, leaving one hygienist to deal with any dental emergencies. The situation forced Natasha Kellett, the only dental hygienist still working on the chain of islands off

August 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

Toronto Dentist Charged with Sexually Assaulting Patients, Sexual Interference with Minors Still Practising

by CBC

More than six weeks after being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual interference involving minors, with patients alleged to be among the victims, a Toronto dentist continues to practise. His patients, however, likely have no idea what

August 10, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Paid A SENSATiONAL CLEAN STARTS WITH NEW ORAL-B® iO™

by Crest Oral-B

Join the Power Revolution! Did you know 55% of patients suffer from gingivitis1 and 80% of sensitivity starts at the gumline due to recession*2,3? Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, can be managed, prevented and treated with power toothbrushes.

August 10, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Canadians Might Want to Brush Up on Dental Hygiene, Poll Suggests

by Canora Courier

Health care has long been regarded as a source of pride for many Canadians. The fact that most of us share the same language as residents of the United States has led to many social media threads where Canadians joyfully

August 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentist Secretly Stalked by Crossbow-Carrying Patient Out for Revenge

by The Telegraph

A top dentist was secretly stalked by a disgruntled patient carrying a “murder kit” with a crossbow, mask and kitchen knife hidden in his car. Thomas Baddeley, 42, spent four years trailing orthodontist Dr Ian Hutchinson to plot revenge over his dental

August 10, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s 2020 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked

by CDHA

From an impressive field of 755 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its third annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition. This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 20

August 10, 2020 News News

Quebec Company with No Factory Snags $133M Contract to Make PPE

by Sun Media

A company in Quebec has been awarded $133,486,868 in sole-sourced federal orders to manufacture PPE even though it didn’t have a factory in Canada. AMD Medicom Inc. was given the ten-year contract and some MPs are now demanding to see

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Research Project Promotes Oral Health for Those with Mental Illness

by The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

FDI and ICHOM Develop Baselines and Indicators to Measure Oral Health Outcomes Globally

by FDI World Dental Federation

To advance FDI’s goal to develop baselines and indicators to measure oral health outcomes globally, FDI and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) developed a minimum Adult Oral Health Standard Set (AOHSS) for use in clinical practice, research,

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Unit Urges Seniors, Parents, to Seek Dental Screening

by Windsor Star

With in-school dental screening for thousands of young children in jeopardy this year, public health is asking parents to have their kids’ teeth assessed by appointment. Because the 2019-20 school year was cut short, public health staff were unable to

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

The Aurum Group® is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of Mike Girard RDT, as President of Their Calgary-Based Company

by The Aurum Group

Mike joined The Aurum Group leadership team in April 2020 as President, bringing a wealth of dental experience. Prior to joining The Aurum Group, Mike was CEO of a global dental lab company. Mike has also held executive level positions

August 6, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Pulpdent Stresses Commitment to Health and Safety in New Video

by Pulpdent Corporation

Pulpdent is a family-owned medical device company that has been serving dentists and their patients for 73 years. The Boston-area dental manufacturer has released a short video about how company management and employees have responded to the ongoing health and safety

August 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Mask Mouth’ is a Seriously Stinky Side Effect of Wearing Masks

by New York Post

Some bad breath just can’t be covered up. Now that dentists have reopened their doors, they’re having patients show up with a nasty set of symptoms, which the doctors have dubbed “mask mouth.” The new oral hygiene issue — caused

August 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The 23rd TDO® Software and 2nd GentleWave® User Meeting Moving to an All Virtual Experience

by Sonendo & TDO

Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company, developer of the GentleWave System and the parent company of TDO Software Inc., the leading endodontic practice management software developer, announced today that its Annual TDO and GentleWave User meeting will be transformed