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May 18, 2019 News News

UNC Adams School Receives Toothbrush Testing Machine from DMG

by DMG America

DMG is proud to support the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry with their recent donation of a toothbrush simulation testing machine. “A critical key to our ability to bring our customers and their patients the most effective

May 18, 2019 News News

Robert Ganley Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

by American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Robert Ganley was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Evy Award by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Ganley was presented with his award during the 35 th Annual AACD Annual Scientific Session’s Celebration of Excellence on April 27, 2019

May 18, 2019 News News

Canadians Support Publicly Funded Dental Care for Those Without Insurance

by Jeff Semple, Global News

Around 86 per cent of Canadians would support providing publicly funded dental care to those without insurance coverage, according to an opinion poll conducted by Ipsos for Global News. Around one-third of Canadians are currently not covered by any dental

May 18, 2019 News News

Fluoride Reduces Dental Risk From Minimal and Extended Breastfeeding

by University of Adelaide

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they can’t breastfeed or they want to breastfeed their children for longer—as long as they have access to fluoridated water, research from the

May 18, 2019 News News

Dental Assistant Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minor During Surgery

by Abigail Constantino, WTOP

A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery. Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then-17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled

May 18, 2019 News News

Dentist Charged After Alleged Sexual Offences Involving Co-op Student: Police

by The Canadian Press

A 65-year-old dentist practising in Shelburne, Ont. is facing charges after alleged sexual offences involving a co-op student. The Shelburne Police Service alleges the offences took place between November 2018 and February 2019. They say the dentist worked at the

May 18, 2019 News News

Dental Board Investigates a Bay Area 4-Year-Old’s Death After Dentist’s Visit

by Cat Ferguson, The Mercury News

The Dental Board of California is investigating the death of a young Oakland boy, Dũng Lý during a dental procedure last month. The 4-year-old lost consciousness after receiving anesthesia for dental work done at Youthful Tooth on Edgewater Drive in

May 15, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Air Techniques Introduces A New View In Digital Radiography

by Air Techniques Inc.

Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment, has announced ScanX Classic View as the latest digital radiography system in their ScanX View family series. This new scanner enables digitization of PSPs for all intraoral formats, sizes

May 13, 2019 News NewsOral Health

ACTEON North America Launches X-Mind Prime

by ACTEON North America

X-Mind prime is the latest addition to ACTEON’s 2D panoramic and 3D CBCT digital imaging product line. It blends cutting-edge technology with ease of use in a compact design. With X-Mind prime, high tech is at your fingertips with tools

May 13, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Launches Azento®: Single Tooth Replacement in Canada

by Dentsply Sirona

Azento single tooth replacement solution, is transforming the digital implant workflow by streamlining implant planning, purchasing and delivery. The solution is custom-designed for each patient and tailor-made for every dental practice. With Azento, a clinician submits digital scans (from imaging

May 13, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Patterson Dental Selects Cleardent As Preferred Practice Management Software Provider For Canada

by Patterson Companies Inc.

Patterson Dental, a business unit of Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO), today announced ClearDent as the company’s preferred and recommended practice management software solution for all of Canada. Patterson is a distributor focused on providing best-in-class dental products and services. “Patterson

May 13, 2019 News EndodonticsNewsOral Health

KaVo Kerr Introduces The Elements E-Motion Endodontic Motor

by KaVo Kerr

KaVo Kerr is excited to introduce the elements™ e-motion endodontic motor with next generation Adaptive Motion technology. The new Adaptive Motion enables higher cutting efficiency, and greater protection against file separation, deformation and transportation. elements™ e-motion also features an intuitive,

May 13, 2019 News NewsOral Health

KaVo Kerr Introduces The Traverse Rotary Glide Path File

by KaVo Kerr

Over 125 years ago, Kerr revolutionized endodontics with the introduction of the K-File stainless steel handfile. Today, KaVo Kerr is proud to introduce the latest innovation in endodontics with Traverse: a rotary glide path file. Traverse simplifies the process of

May 12, 2019 News News

Charcoal Toothpastes “Don’t Whiten Teeth”

by BBC News

Charcoal-based toothpastes, which claim to whiten teeth, are a “marketing gimmick” which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British Dental Journal. The charcoal products, which are increasingly popular, often contain no fluoride

May 12, 2019 News News

Professor ‘Skeptical’ About Seniors Dental Health Program

by Lisa Xu, The Whig-Standard

The Ontario government will be investing $90 million annually to support a publicly funded dental program for low-income seniors starting late this summer, according to a news release. Ontarians aged 65 and older who do not have dental benefits and

May 12, 2019 News News

Researcher Earns Grant to Seek Longer-Lasting Tooth-Colored Fillings

by University of Oklahoma

When dentists discover cavities in their patients, they are often filled with a tooth-colored material that looks just like a person’s own teeth. However, tooth-colored fillings usually require replacement every five to seven years, often because tooth decay has formed

May 8, 2019 News News

Structo & uLab Systems Announce Partnership to Streamline Clear Aligner Manufacturing

by Structo

Structo, a dental 3D printing solutions provider and uLab Systems, creator of innovative in-office orthodontic treatment planning software, announced a strategic partnership to deliver more tailored in-office orthodontic solutions to clinicians at the AAO 2019 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles.

May 8, 2019 News News

It’s Time to Expand Public Dental Care in Quebec, Health Clinic Says

by Aaron Derfel, Montreal Gazette

A Point St. Charles community health clinic that played a key role in persuading the provincial government to end so-called medical accessory fees is now calling on Quebec to expand public dental care in the province. The non-profit clinic, which serves 14,000

May 8, 2019 News News

ClearCorrect Rebrands, Further Expansion in Clear Aligner, Dental, Orthodontics

by ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect, a Straumann Group brand and a leading manufacturer of clear aligners, unveiled today at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session a major rebrand as part of a continued investment in its mission to empower dental professionals

May 8, 2019 News News

Genetic Make-Up Has Little Impact on Dental Health, New Study Finds

by University of Melbourne

A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however, the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities. The paper, published in the latest edition of Pediatrics, estimates that