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October 15, 2018 News News

Windsor-Essex Health Unit Survey Finds Adults’ Oral Health Worse Than Children

by Dave Waddall, Windsor Star

The declining oral health recently detected in local children is even worse among adults, said Nicole Dupuis, director of health promotion for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Dupuis said that’s the conclusion from the analysis of data collected in a

October 12, 2018 News News

Around 550 Nunavut Children Waiting Up to a Year for Urgent Dental Care

by CBC News

Nunavut’s chief dental officer says there are still hundreds of children in the territory who need urgent dental care. Around 550 Nunavut children are waiting for dental treatment requiring general anesthetic — meaning they need to be put to sleep while

October 12, 2018 News News

Align Technology Expands Invisalign Interactive Brand Experience Pilot Program

by Align Technology

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) the leader in clear aligner orthodontics, announced today that it is expanding the interactive brand experience program that was piloted in late 2017, and will add eight new locations in major U.S. cities in the

October 11, 2018 News News

People Affected by Mental Health at Higher Risk of Poor Dental Outcomes

by David Stacey, University of Western Australia

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues. In a study published this week in Community Dentistry and

October 11, 2018 News News

Hu-Friedy Launches Exclusive Subscription Sharpening Service for Busy Dental Professionals

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, the global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, today announced the launch of EverCare, a new subscription-based scaler sharpening service for dental professionals that demand peak performance from their Hu-Friedy instruments. Even the highest quality dental scalers

October 10, 2018 News News

ConfirmByEmail Expands and Rebrands its Popular Patient Communication Software

by PracticeAlpha

ConfirmByEmail, a leading Canadian provider of quality patient communication, is pleased to expand and relaunch its popular dental communication software. Effective immediately, ConfirmByEmail will be known as PracticeAlpha. This new brand better reflects the excellency that dental professionals expect as

October 9, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Launches ‘Rely On Henry Schein’ Brand Campaign

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, announced the launch of a brand campaign entitled “Rely on Henry Schein” that conveys the stories of

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,

October 9, 2018 News News

$1.85 Million Grant Supports Scientist’s Study of Tooth Decay in Young HIV Patients

by Clemson University

Much of the research concerning the human microbiome focuses on the gut and the influence that diet and nutrition have on the microbes residing in our digestive systems. Fewer studies consider the bacteria and fungi that live in our mouths,

October 9, 2018 News News

Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

by University of Illinois at Chicago

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 4, 2018 News News

Dental Equipment Stolen From Vancouver Island Charity

by Kendall Hanson, CHEK News

As a dental hygienist, Heather Cooper’s job is to make peoples smiles shine. She normally works in Nanaimo but each year, as part of the charity she founded, she also goes to remote parts of Vancouver Island to help people

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

October 2, 2018 News News

Dentsply Sirona Supported Tooth Preservation and Oral Health Projects in Amazonia

by Dentsply Sirona

Giving a smile back every day to people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive dental treatment: such is the mission of Brazilian non-profitable organization DSF, Doutores Sem Fronteiras (Doctors without Borders). This year, initiator Dr. Caio Machado

October 2, 2018 News News

ADA, ADEA and ASDA Release Report Supporting Modernization of Dental Licensure Process

by American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and American Student Dental Association (ASDA) released a groundbreaking task force report today supporting the modernization of the dental licensure process. The report is the culmination of over two years

October 1, 2018 News News

Cellerant Announces the Best of Class Technology Award Winners for 2018

by Cellerant Consulting Group

Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased and excited to introduce the 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners. “Once again, we have the distinct honor to recognize innovative companies and products that truly stand apart in the dental industry,” said

October 1, 2018 News News

New Jersey Man Performed Dental Work Without License or Training

by Brendan Rand, ABC News

A New Jersey man and his wife have been arrested after prosecutors said the husband illegally acted as a dentist at the practice his wife owns. Oscar Guevara, an x-ray technician, had “unlawfully performed dental procedures” at Allure Dental in

September 27, 2018 News News

Red Deer Dentist May Take Dispute with Dental Authority to Supreme Court

by Sheldon Spackman, RDNewsNow

local dentist accused of unprofessional conduct through his advertising practices is hoping to defend himself to the Supreme Court of Canada. Dr. Michael Zuk of Bower Dental Centre in Red Deer says his dispute with the Alberta Dental Association and

September 26, 2018 News News

Inspiring Innovation at Yankee Dental Congress® 2019

by Yankee Dental Congress

Yankee Dental Congress® 2019 (Yankee) will be held from January 31 – February 2, 2019, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Yankee, which is New England’s largest dental meeting, is presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society, in cooperation with

September 26, 2018 News News

First in Four-Part Caries Management Guideline Series Released

by American Dental Association

The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry has released an “Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Nonrestorative Treatments for Carious Lesions.” The guideline, which can be accessed at ADA.org/caries, is the first in a four-part

September 26, 2018 News News

Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

by Case Western Reserve University

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to