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December 5, 2019 News News

ADA Council Tasked With Fostering Prioritization of Safety in Dentistry

by ADA News

Dr. Jessica Meeske, a pediatric dentist in Nebraska, believes that the dental community may have fallen behind the medical community in addressing the issue of safety for providers, their dental staff and, importantly, patients. The private-practice owner has said she

December 5, 2019 News News

Henry Schein Chairman and CEO Stanley M. Bergman Honored for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Dentistry

by Henry Schein

Mr. Bergman Recognized During President’s Luncheon at Greater New York Dental Meeting Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that Stanley M. Bergman, the Company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, was honored at the President’s Luncheon during

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Woman’s Facebook Ad Says She’ll Do Braces for $400, Medical Professionals Say Buyer Beware

by First Coast News

Four hundred dollar braces? Is it too good to be true? A Facebook post from a private group is raising some eyebrows and concerns from medical professionals. A woman, who posted in the “Duval County Directory and Promo” private group,

December 4, 2019 News News

New Study Explores the Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease

by Case Western Reserve University

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show these chronic conditions may be related. This new study explores the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways

December 4, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Saskatchewan’s Dental Hygienist Shortage Exacerbated By Extra Year of Required Training

by CBC News

A chronic shortage of dental hygienists in the province became worse this year after changes were made to the diploma program for students. Instead of two years to get a diploma, the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists Association now requires students to

December 4, 2019 News News

University of Alberta Dental Students Donate Thousands of Pairs of Socks

by CTV News

Inner city Edmontonians will soon have warmer feet this winter thanks to the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry. Students and staff from the school amassed 9,374 pairs of socks destined for the Boyle McCauley Health Centre. “It feels amazing,”

December 3, 2019 News News

Weave Launches Full-Scale Payments Platform

by Weave

Weave Payments offers full payment processing bundled with Weave’s powerful communication suite Weave, the complete business toolbox for service-based businesses and one of the fastest-growing companies in tech, today announced the public debut of Weave Payments, a full-scale payment processing

December 3, 2019 News News

Study of Ontario’s Dental Complaints Highlights Importance of Communication in Addition to Clinical Care

by University of Toronto

A groundbreaking study of complaints made to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) over an 11-year period is yielding new insights into perceptions surrounding oral health-care professionals and their standard of care. The nearly two-year study, led by

December 3, 2019 News News

Adopt-A-School: Vancouver Dentist Helps Take Bite Out of Hunger for City Children

by Vancouver Sun

From the large windows in her dental office, Dr. Joyce Chan can see children making their way across Kingsway to Lord Selkirk, the largest elementary school in Vancouver located a few blocks north. “It wasn’t until I read stories in

December 2, 2019 News News

Henry Schein, Ivoclar Vivadent Announce Plans for Distribution of The New PrograMill One Milling System

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and Ivoclar Vivadent AG announced today the plans for distribution of the new PrograMill One Milling System, where the companies do business together. As a wireless system, the PrograMill One is a self-contained unit that

December 2, 2019 News News

‘Teeth, Lies and Consequences’ Book Review

by Brian Chapnick D

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Dan Green DDM I became aware of this novel as a result of a response to my recent article “Mayday, Mayday” (Oral Health, September 2019). Author, Dr. Dan Green, contacted me, complementing the content and telling

December 2, 2019 News News

Dentist Points Out Gaps in New Program for Low-Income Seniors

by My Prescott Now

Dr. Kim Hansen says there’s a lot of confusion about the new Ontario Seniors’ Dental Care Program. The Prescott dentist and President of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) noted public Health Units have been tasked with administering the program. Dr.

December 1, 2019 News News

Forensic Dentist Uses Experiences Decoding Murder Evidence As Inspiration For First Crime Novel

by The University of Buffalo

Renowned forensic dentist Mary Bush lands book deal for Buffalo-based crime series Mary Bush has always been fascinated by murder. As a teen, Bush devoured Agatha Christie murder mystery novels and penned chapters of fan fiction. She later pursued a

December 1, 2019 News News

Experts Call For More Active Prevention Of Tooth Decay For Children’s Teeth

by University of Dundee

A dentist’s drill might not be the best way to tackle tooth decay in children’s teeth, a new study has concluded. Findings from a major dental trial suggest that preventing tooth decay from occurring in the first place is the

November 30, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Tom Pidcock Undergoes Dental Surgery After High-Speed Crash At Tour De L’Avenir

by Cycling Weekly

Tom Pidcock has undergone dental surgery after his high-speed crash at the Tour de l’Avenir earlier this year. The British road and cyclocross star crashed out of the prestigious under-23 race in August, suffering injuries to his face and losing

November 30, 2019 News News

University Of Missouri-Kansas City Dental Student Delivers Baby

by ADA News

Aliah Haghighat had just finished prepping her patient’s tooth before a restoration and was about to get the lead doctor to inspect her work, when her patient tells her something shocking. “Her water broke,” said Ms. Haghighat, a fourth year

November 29, 2019 News News

Henry Schein One Announces Dentrix Smart Image Connector For Dexis

by Henry Schein

Integration Helps Eliminate Human Error and Enhances the Digital Workflow with Automation Tools Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein Inc., announced today the availability of the Dentrix® Smart Image connector for DEXIS™. This integration will enable oral

November 29, 2019 News Dental conventionsNews

What’s New At ALD 2020? The First “Laser 101” Full-Day Session

by The Academy of Laser Dentistry

The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced its first “Lasers 101” full day educational track at the upcoming 27th annual conference and exhibition, April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. Specifically, the “Lasers 101” track is

November 29, 2019 News News

Innovative Product Launches And Merger & Acquisition Strategies By Key Players To Drive Dental Membrane And Bone Graft Substitutes Market

by Transparency Market Research

According to a new report, the global dental membrane and bone graft substitutes market was valued at ~US$ 620 Mn in 2018, and is projected to expand at a CAGR of ~7% during the forecast period. Global Dental Membrane and Bone Graft

November 28, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Major Shakeup in Regulation of Health Professionals Proposed in B.C. to Improve Patient Safety

by CBC News

Patients in British Columbia could soon know about every single action taken by professional colleges in response to complaints about health-care workers, rather than just a select few. That’s just one in a substantial list of proposals for reforming B.C.’s system for regulating health