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December 2, 2021 News News

Welsh Dental Patients ‘Might Never’ Get 6-Month Check-ups Again

by BBC

Dentists may never catch up with the backlog of patients waiting for check-ups, a leading dentist has warned. Dr Russell Gidney said around 6,000 of his patients had not been given a routine check-up in the past year because of

December 2, 2021 News Dental conventionsNews

Oral Science Partners with EMS for the Guided Biofilm Therapy Virtual Summit

by Oral Science

Successful biofilm management is the key for oral prevention and prophylaxis. It requires modern methods, innovative technologies and a systematic protocol to guarantee an efficient treatment. The Guided Biofilm Therapy Summit (virtual edition) provides a platform to learn more about

December 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Oral Health

by Nidhi Saha, BDS

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak in Wuhan, China, was first reported on December 31st, 2019. These initial coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases caused by SARS-CoV-2 were linked to an animal wet market. Similarities between SARS-CoV-2 and

December 2, 2021 News Dental StudentsNews

Planmeca’s Commitment to UBC Dental Education and Patient Care

by University of British Columbia

It was an unseasonably cold night on March 9th, 2005 that included a light dusting of snow on UBC Point Grey campus. Through large picture windows facing Wesbrook Mall, ceremonial shot glasses filled with Finnish vodka were raised and a

December 1, 2021 News News

Dental Device for Snoring May Slow Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

by Center for BrainHealth

A good night’s sleep plays an essential role in regulating brain health by removing the waste material and toxins that accumulate. Although many things can disturb sleep, one of the most common causes is snoring or other breathing issues that

December 1, 2021 News Dental StudentsNews

UBC Students Report Delays in AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan Coverage

by Tiffany Ma, The Ubyssey

Multiple students reported delays in their AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan coverage during last month’s AMS’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan provides students with extended health coverage such as physiotherapy, optometry and dental care, in addition to BC’s Medical

December 1, 2021 News NewsOral Health

USask Dentistry Research Team Proves Biofilm Method Can Be Used to Inexpensively Test New Tooth Decay Treatments

by Education News Canada

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) dentistry research team has proved the usefulness of a method of simulating tooth decay that can allow researchers to test new treatment options without a large expense. “Tooth decay places an immense burden on Canadian society, 14

December 1, 2021 News News

Nunavut Implementing COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Many Health Workers

by CBC

Many health-care workers in Nunavut will be required to provide proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 10, 2022. John Main, Nunavut’s health minister, announced the move in a Nov. 30 media release. The new rule affects nurses, dental therapists,

November 30, 2021 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNews

UCW Grad on the Front Lines of a New Era in Dental Technology

by University Canada West

Amir Rad began his journey at University Canada West on a quest for new opportunities. Two years later, after completing his Master of Business Administration degree, he found just that by landing a position with a company paving the way

November 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists Say They Need More Staff to See Same Number of Patients Compared to Pre-Pandemic

by ADA News

One in three owner dentists indicated they need more staff to see the same number of patients compared to before the pandemic, according to new data from November’s COVID-19 Economic Impact on Dental Practice poll conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute.

November 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Children From Wealthy Backgrounds at Greater Risk of Tooth Wear

by Griffith University

Children who attend private schools or have a high family income are more susceptible to wearing down their teeth than those from lower socio-economic areas according to a global study of 30 countries. Researchers found that easy access to soft

November 29, 2021 News Dental TechnologyNews

exocad Releases ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway Software for Single-visit Dentistry in North America

by exocad GmbH

exocad, an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD/CAM software provider, today announced the availability of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway in the United States and Canada. The next-generation CAD software for single-visit dentistry will be showcased by exocad at the 2021 Greater New York Dental Meeting

November 29, 2021 News General PracticeNews

Henry Schein One Releases PhoneSight Internet Phone Solution to Improve Patient Communication

by Henry Schein One

New VoIP Phone Solution Integrates with Patient Communication Software for a Seamless Front Desk Workflow and Enhanced Patient Experience Henry Schein One announced today the availability of PhoneSight, a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) solution that integrates with Henry Schein

November 26, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Sarnia Woman Who Provides Mobile Dental Care Honoured

by Tara Jeffrey, The Sarnia Journal

Brenda Di Muzio says her work keeps her humble. “Owning your own business has its pros and cons, and it’s challenging and different every day,” said the woman behind Brenda Di Muzio Dental Hygiene Professional Corporation — a mobile service

November 26, 2021 News CancerNewsOral Health

Mouth Cancer: Routine Dental Check-Up Saves Woman’s Life

by BBC

A woman said her dentist saved her life after a persistent sore throat turned out to be mouth cancer. Martine Clark, 60, is now in remission after she was encouraged to have her symptoms investigated following a routine check-up. Ms.

November 26, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Face Unafraid the (Holiday) Plans That You’ve Made

by The American Association of Endodontists

Latest AAE Survey Reveals Americans Are Eating Fewer Sweets This Holiday Season and Resolving to Prioritize Oral Health in 2022 It’s no surprise that cases of cracked teeth and dental-related injuries have risen throughout the pandemic – and it may

November 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Curaprox Black is White: The Perfect Gift for your Patients!

by Oral Science

You have probably heard from your patients or colleagues about a new trend; whitening toothpastes made of charcoal (or carbon). You have probably also heard positive and negative comments on them. In today’s world, with all the social media noise, it

November 24, 2021 News News

NDP Asks Federal Government to Help Finance Quebec Dental Clinic Pilot Project

by Montreal Gazette

New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh wants the federal government to finance dental clinic pilot projects that Quebec is launching for low-income people or those living in distant regions. Singh wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that

November 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Investigate Ways to Reduce COVID-19 Risks in Dental Offices

by University of Illinois Chicago

According to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the water in ultrasonic scalers used to clean teeth can help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne diseases, including COVID-19, in clinical

November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists at Lower Risk of Getting COVID-19: Study

by U of T

Does close contact with patients put dentists at greater risk of catching COVID-19? According to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and three other Canadian universities, dentists appear – perhaps counterintuitively – less likely than the general