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June 16, 2019 News News

U.S. Dentists Prescribe Opioids to Young Patients at Alarming Rates

by NetNewsLedger

Despite the fact that regular dental care may represent significant out-of-pocket expenses for many Americans, approximately 127.6 million U.S. adults visited a dentist in 2017. Preventative oral treatments are typically seen as a vital step in safeguarding one’s overall health and reducing

June 16, 2019 News News

NDP’s 2019 Election Platform Promises Mental, Dental, Hearing Coverage For All

by David Thurton, CBC News

The NDP will be the first Canadian federal party to unveil an election platform that promises to drastically expand Canada’s health care system to include, not just pharmacare, but mental, dental, eye and hearing coverage for all citizens. NDP Leader

June 16, 2019 News News

ADA Supports Legislation Calling for Raising Legal Age to 21 to Purchase Tobacco

by Jennifer Garvin, ADA News

The ADA May 23 announced its support for a new bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. In a letter to Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, the ADA

June 11, 2019 News News

ACDQ Believes Bill 29 Threatens Quality of Dental Care Provided to Quebecers

by Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ)

Dr. Serge Langlois, President of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), has reservations about the bill introduced today, entitled An Act to amend the Professional Code and other provisions in particular in the oral health and applied sciences sectors,

June 11, 2019 News News

1,041 P.E.I. Dental Patients Identified in Privacy Breach

by Kerry Campbell, CBC News

P.E.I.’s privacy commissioner says an employee of a dental office on P.E.I. disclosed sensitive, personal health information belonging to more than 1,000 patients, to a member of that staff person’s family. The commissioner said in some cases the information, contained

June 11, 2019 News News

Poor Oral Health Severely Impacts Training, Athletic Performance, Says FDI

by FDI World Dental Federation

If they want to win, elite and amateur athletes need to make their oral health a top priority. FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) couldn’t agree more. Today the organization released a series of sports dentistry resources for amateur and elite athletes, dentists and sports medicine physicians, and sports

June 11, 2019 News News

Woman Refused Dental Treatment Due to HIV Status to Receive €10,000

by Gordon Deegan, The Irish Times

A dental clinic has agreed to pay a woman €10,000 after a dentist refused to treat her after she disclosed that she had HIV. The dentist is also to provide the woman a written apology after she agreed to withdraw

June 6, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Henry Schein Joins Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society to Encourage Healthy and Active Lifestyles for Children

by Henry Schein

For Seventh Straight Year, Henry Schein Cares Foundation and the Company’s U.S. Medical Business Help Educate Youth Attending Events Held at Major League Ballparks Across U.S. Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), and

June 3, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay May Result From Immune Response, Not Just Bacterial Plaque

by Sherry Eskander, The Varsity

Cavities in teeth may result from an immune system response, not just bacteria, according to a recent U of T study. This counters decades of established thinking in dental research. In 1970, Dr. John Gabrovsek of the Cleveland Clinic published research in

June 3, 2019 News News

Dentist Business Releases Guide on How to Create a Dental Website Yourself

by Dentist Business

Dentist Business – a leader in IT solutions and web development in the dental industry – releases a new series of video tutorials for users looking to create their own website and enable their online presence using www.dentist.business/saas. It’s an

June 1, 2019 News News

Patients Possibly Exposed to Improperly Cleaned Tools at Colorado Springs Clinic

by Catherine Silver, KKTV 11 News

A local dental clinic is notifying nearly 30 patients that they may have been put at risk of disease. Peak Vista says some of their dental tools were improperly-cleaned at their main clinic in Colorado Springs. It’s at the International

June 1, 2019 News News

Study Finds 81% of Dental Antibiotic Prescribing Not Needed

by Chris Dail, CIDRAP News

A new analysis of antibiotics prescribed before dental procedures has found that 80.9% are unnecessary, with most prescriptions being written for patients who don’t require them. The study, published today in JAMA Network Open,found that antibiotic prophylaxis was prescribed in more

June 1, 2019 News News

Paid How OMNICHROMA Can Make Your Practice More Efficient

by Tokuyama Dental

For most dentists, having reliable, high-quality composites is essential for day-to-day restorations. However, maintaining inventory of composites and the vast variety of shades they come in can be challenging and expensive. Moreover, shade selecting in restorative procedures can often be

May 26, 2019 News News

Oral Science Launches Two Innovations at the 2019 ODA

by Oral Science

During the latest ODA Spring Meeting in Toronto, more than 2,000 dental professionals gathered at the Oral Science booth to discover the unbelievably soft Curaprox Hydrosonic electric toothbrush and the X-PUR CariØ toothpaste with it’s unique 25% xylitol formulation. The

May 26, 2019 News News

Presence of Oral Bacteria in Cerebral Emboli of Stroke Patients

by University of Tampere, ScienceDaily

Researchers at Tampere University have shown for the first time that the cerebral emboli of stroke patients contain DNA from oral pathogens. The research article has been published in the Journal of American Heart Association. The researchers analysed thrombus aspirates, which

May 26, 2019 News News

Lack of Dental Care Growing Problem For Those in Poverty

by Victoria Walton, HalifaxToday.ca

Nova Scotians on income assistance only receive dental care in the case of an emergency. “What the dental policy covers for people on income assistance is treatment for relief of pain, control of prolonged bleeding, and swollen tissues,” says Brandon

May 26, 2019 News News

HIV Fear Over ‘Dirty’ Dental Equipment

by BBC News

Hundreds of dental patients have been offered blood tests over fears they could have been exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B or C. Dirty equipment may have been used to treat 563 patients of a former hygienist at Dentality@Hoddesdon. Public

May 21, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline is Open to Support Customers Affected by Tornadoes and Flooding in the Midwest

by Henry Schein, Inc

Dentists and Physicians Who May Experience Operational, Logistical, or Financial Issues Encouraged to Call 800-999-9729 Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSIC) reminds its customers in the Midwest that the Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline is open for dentists and physicians who may

May 21, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Henry Schein Chairman & CEO Stanley Bergman Shares Life Lessons with Meharry Graduating Class

by Henry Schein Inc.

‘Lessons Learned from South End to the FORTUNE 500’ Highlights 144th Meharry Medical College Commencement Exercises Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), shared lessons learned from his childhood in

May 18, 2019 News News

Otago University Opts on Dentsply Sirona: Over 210 Sinius Treatment Centers Ready for Training

by Dentsply Sirona

New Zealand’s dental students and patients are about to benefit from an entirely new-built dental teaching facility at Otago University (Dunedin campus). As one of the last steps of this demanding construction project, Dentsply Sirona provided experienced trainers from Germany