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November 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

FDI World Dental Federation: Prescribing of Dental Antibiotics Up 22% in England During First Year of COVID-19

by FDI World Dental Federation

After years of consecutive decline, the rate of dental antibiotic prescribing increased by over a fifth in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Dentistry was the only part of England’s publicly-funded National Health Service to experience an increase. The steepest rise occurred when

November 17, 2021 News News

A-dec Announces New Dental Showroom and Education Center in Nashville, TN

by A-dec

Situated in the Heart of ‘Music City,’ the New A-dec Location Will Deliver a Superior Showroom Experience Today, A-dec announced plans for a new dental showroom and education experience center, located in Nashville, TN. The new U.S.-based showroom, “A-dec Education

November 17, 2021 News News

Egypt: Dental College Shut Down for Training Students on Buffalo Teeth

by Gulf News

A college of dentistry has been closed by court order for training its dental students on buffalo teeth instead of providing specialized labs and necessary equipment, such as models of human teeth, local media reported. About 320 Egyptian dental students

November 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Usain Bolt Suffered From Broken Teeth and Dental Anxiety During His Career Due to Poor Dental Care in Jamaica

by Uber Turco News

Usain Bolt’s genetics gifted him the generational athleticism to win eight Olympic gold medals, but he’s still needed some dental work. Bolt, a native of Trelawney, Jamaica, received poor dental care early in life, which led to damaged teeth at the age of 10

November 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Supply Chain Disruptions Fueling Higher Supply Costs for Dental Practices

by Burke Spielmann, General Manager, TDSC.com Powered by Henry Schein

Since the onset of the pandemic, a boom in demand has overwhelmed the global supply chain with many businesses and manufacturers struggling to keep up. The increase in demand, combined with COVID-related shutdowns, labor shortages and lack of raw materials

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Suffolk Health Chief Ashamed of England’s Dental Provision

by BBC

A Suffolk health chief said he was “ashamed” of current NHS dental provision in the county. Availability of NHS dentists has become a problem in the area, with some towns such as Leiston losing surgeries. Dr Ed Garratt, from the

November 16, 2021 News FluorideNewsOral Health

Calgary to Reintroduce Fluoride to Water Following City Council Vote

by Global News

Fluoride is going back in Calgary water following a Monday decision at city hall. That decision follows a plebiscite question in the October municipal election that found 62 per cent of Calgarians voted in favour of reintroducing the substance dental

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Quebec to Offer Free Dental Services in Five Pilot Projects

by Montreal Gazette

Dental clinics offering preventive and curative front-line care to people with low incomes or living in remote regions will be put in place in Quebec. Five pilot projects are planned in Ste-Anne-des-Monts in Gaspésie, in Gatineau, in Val-des-Sources in the

November 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona Presents Winners of the Smart Integration Award 2021: Recognizing Innovative Women in Dentistry

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentists and dental technicians from around the world submitted their ideas for integrating digital technologies into the practices and dental laboratories of the future and improving the treatment experience for patients. The award ceremony was attended by 90 nominees, who

November 15, 2021 News News

Off-Duty Brazilian Cop Foils Robbery While Getting Dental Checkup

by Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, New York Post

Dramatic video shows the moment an off-duty police officer put the bite on would-be armed crooks while in the middle of a dental checkup. The unnamed Brazilian cop is seen on security camera footage being examined by the dentist around 10 a.m.

November 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Open Pop-up Clinic at Montreal Shelter

by CTV News

A team of Montreal dental hygienists organized a pop-up clinic Saturday to provide care for people without easy access to services. The all-day event was held at Halte-Transition, a warming shelter in Pierrefonds-Roxboro – practitioners say it’s all thanks to

November 15, 2021 News CancerNews

Plymouth Man Thanks Dentist for ‘Saving My Life’

by BBC

A man has thanked a dentist for “saving my life” after a routine check revealed cancer in his mouth. John Sanders, 55, from Plymouth was being checked by dentist Jasleen Batra when she found a lump in his mouth. He

November 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Study: Obesity Raises the Risk of Gum Disease by Inflating Growth of Bone-Destroying Cells

by The University at Buffalo

Findings may improve understanding of chronic inflammatory, bone-related diseases that develop alongside obesity, such as gum disease, arthritis and osteoporosis Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that

November 11, 2021 News DentistryNews

W&H Strengthens Global Brand, Expands US Team

by W&H Impex, Inc.

For decades W&H’s sales team has been providing dental products and solutions to the US market. To further strengthen their global brand in North America, they have expanded their US team to deliver broader, more localized support in their sales,

November 11, 2021 News News

JDE Study Highlights Initial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Dental School Clinics

by The American Dental Education Association

A majority of U.S. dental schools took a hit to their budgets during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and even more suspended community-based patient care experiences—two of several shocks to the system that are still playing out as

November 10, 2021 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Receives Grant from United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund to Support Veterans Oral Care Access Resource

by NYU College of Dentistry

Funding Will Provide Access to Dental Care for New York-Area Veterans New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has received a significant grant from United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund in support of its Veterans Oral Care Access Resource (VOCARE).

November 10, 2021 News Mental HealthNews

Baby Teeth May be Window to Child’s Risk of Mental Health Disorders

by The Harvard Gazette

The thickness of growth marks in primary (or “baby”) teeth may help identify children at risk for depression and other mental health disorders later in life, according to researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The results of this study were published in JAMA

November 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Filtration Devices Could Make Dentist Appointments Safer During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by University of Minnesota

In a new study using 3D holographic imaging, University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers tested the effectiveness of three filtration devices that can mitigate the spread of aerosols during ultrasonic scaling, a common dental cleaning procedure. The findings could increase

November 10, 2021 News News

‘Fake Dentist’ Saw Dozens of Patients Over a Year Before Arrest, Oklahoma Officials Say

by The Charlotte Observer

An Oklahoma man unlicensed to practice dentistry — and who attended dental school for just three days — treated dozens of patients at his office in Broken Arrow for over a year, officials told news outlets. Following his recent arrest,

November 8, 2021 News News

Zambon to Retire as Dean of Dental School After 39 Years of Service to UB

by The University at Buffalo

Joseph J. Zambon, DDS, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Periodontics and Endodontics and dean of the School of Dental Medicine, announced today that he will retire from UB, effective Jan. 5. A UB faculty member since 1982 and an