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August 16, 2018 News News

Premier Dental & ADHA Announce Winners of the ‘What Inspires You?’ Video Contest

by Krysten McCumber

In partnership with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Premier Dental, a global developer and manufacturer of dental and medical products, announced the winners of the #WhatInspiresYou video contest that launched at ADHA’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio this past

August 16, 2018 News News

Additive Manufacturing a Novel Dental Implant Abutment

by Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

What role will additive manufacturing with metal have on the dental implant industry?  Dr. Les Kalman at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is investigating that question. Kalman has developed and patented a dental implant abutment system (Patent No.

August 16, 2018 News News

Edmonton Dentist to Pay $330,000 After Patient Left with Permanent Brain Damage

by Kim Smith, Global News

A retired Edmonton dentist has to pay $330,000 related to the case of a young girl who suffered permanent brain damage following a dentist appointment nearly two years ago. Amber Athwal was four years old when she was given anesthesia for

August 16, 2018 News News

Tongue Microbiome Research Underscores Importance of Dental Health

by American Society for Microbiology

Elderly individuals with fewer teeth, poor dental hygiene, and more cavities constantly ingest more dysbiotic microbiota, which could be harmful to their respiratory health, according to new research published in the journal mSphere. The findings come from a large, population-based study

August 15, 2018 News News

New Dental Product May Slash Treatment Costs

by Elena McPhee, Otago Daily Times

In New Zealand, hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent treating bone fractures and on dental surgery every day – but a new material created from cattle bones at the University of Otago could change that, a researcher says. Dr

August 14, 2018 News News

Dental Van Operators Fined Almost $200,000 for Illegally X-raying Children

by Angus Thompson, The Sydney Morning Herald

A mobile dental van operator that illegally X-rayed thousands of schoolchildren across NSW has been fined almost $200,000. Downing Centre magistrate Hugh Donnelly said the offences committed by Sydney-based Australian Aged Dental Care Pty Ltd warranted a penalty of almost

August 10, 2018 News News

Dental Issues Can Negatively Impact Children’s School Success

by DentalPlans.com

A trip to the dentist is one of the best ways to help children have a successful school year. This is unfortunately because the high cost of dental care has been linked to frequent school absences and learning problems. Even when they

August 9, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

How Certain Foods and Drinks Could Be Eroding Your Teeth

by Julie Heflin, University of Louisville

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. “The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and

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

August 8, 2018 News News

NSW Government Suspends Dentist, Warns Patients of Bloodborne Viruses

by Nicole Chettle, ABC

The New South Wales Government has warned decades worth of patients at a dental surgery in Sydney’s inner-west they could have been infected with bloodborne viruses. Dr James Pok-Yan Ng was suspended last month after his cleaning and sterilisation practices

August 7, 2018 News News

American Academy of Periodontology to Hold its 104th Annual Meeting in Vancouver

by The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will hold its 104th Annual Meeting Oct. 27-30, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The event is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, the Japanese Academy of

August 7, 2018 News AnesthesiologyNews

Dental Board Votes to Allow Arrested Dentist to Keep Practicing

by Dave Biscobing, Shawn Martin, ABC15 News

The Arizona dental board rejected calls from Governor Doug Ducey to take stronger action against a dentist facing criminal charges for falsifying his anesthesia credentials. At a public meeting Friday, board members defiantly called on the Governor’s Office to produce

August 7, 2018 News News

Dental Professionals Impacted by Wildfires Can Apply for Disaster Relief Grant

by California Dental Association

To help dental professionals in need, the CDA Foundation has established a Disaster Relief Grant for individuals — a one-time, single-installment grant that provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 per California dentist, dental staff member currently employed in the

August 7, 2018 News News

Tongue Splitting: Surgeons Warn of Serious Health Risks

by BBC News

People who have their tongues split deliberately are putting their health at serious risk, surgeons have warned. The procedure involves cutting the tongue in half to create a lizard-like forked effect. But experts said it came with the risk of

August 7, 2018 News News

Special Olympics Athlete Receives Oral Hygiene

by Special Olympics

A Special Olympics athlete receives personal oral hygiene instruction at Special Smiles during Canada National Games in August 2018. Henry Schein, Inc. recently announced a multi-year partnership with Special Olympics to donate essential health care products in support of Special

August 2, 2018 News News

Dental Plaque is No Match for Catalytic Nanoparticles

by University of Pennsylvania

Combine a diet high in sugar with poor oral hygiene habits and dental cavities, or caries, will likely result. The sugar triggers the formation of an acidic biofilm, known as plaque, on the teeth, eroding the surface. Early childhood caries

August 2, 2018 News News

ADA Foundation Aims to Improve Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs

by ADA Foundation

This August, the ADA Foundation is rallying the dental community to raise at least $125,000 to improve access to oral health care for people with special needs. Funds raised during the ADA Foundation Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar

August 1, 2018 News News

Antimicrobial Technology Firm Nobio Finalizes Investment by aMoon Fund and Dr. Ole Jensen

by Nobio

Nobio Ltd., developer of embedded, long-acting antimicrobial particle technology, today announced the closing of a $3.6 million investment by aMoon Fund and Dr. Ole Jensen. The proprietary, non-soluble Nobio particles feature high anti-microbial activity that does not involve chemical interaction

July 31, 2018 News News

ITC Judge Issues Initial Determination in Favor of GC Corporation and GC America

by GC Corporation

GC Corporation, one of the world’s premiere manufacturers of professional oral care products, can now confirm that the Chief Administrative Law Judge of the United States International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination in favor of both GC and

July 31, 2018 News News

Hu-Friedy Launches Innovative eBook, “Practice Efficiency Playbook”

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, the global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, today announced the release of a new eBook designed to provide dental professionals with practical and actionable advice on improving practice efficiency, creating high-performing dental teams and establishing a