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October 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Consumers Believe Maintaining Good Oral Health is Essential to Protecting Overall Health During the Pandemic

by Delta Dental Plans Association

This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental Plans Association applauds Americans for continuing to make their oral health care a priority as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. According to new consumer survey data, a majority (86%) of Americans believe maintaining

October 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

Some B.C. Dentists Charging COVID-19 Fee to Cover PPE Costs

by CityNews

Some B.C. dentists are charging patients a COVID-19 fee to help recoup their increased costs during the pandemic. The surcharges are meant to offset increased spending on masks, face shields, high-volume suction machines, and cleaning supplies, as well as decreased

October 13, 2020 News NewsOral Health

International Experts Call for Independent Probe of Canadian Research Linking Fluoride and Lower IQ

by National Post

Several international experts have taken the unusual step of urging a Canadian university to arrange an independent investigation into research that controversially linked fluoride in drinking water to lower intelligence in children. The academics and public health officials from six

October 13, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists In Ontario Can Now Legally Treat Their Spouses

by Lindsay Kantor, Torkin Manes LLP

As of October 8, 2020, dental hygienists in Ontario can legally treat their spouses as defined by law. Pursuant to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (the “RHPA“), a regulated health professional in Ontario who engages in simultaneous therapeutic and sexual relationships

October 13, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

COVID-19 Update – New Provincial Measures

by RCDSO

The Government of Ontario announced a series of new measures to address the recent “second wave” increase in COVID-19 community transmission. Toronto, Ottawa and Peel regions are noted as having high transmission rates. The College is monitoring the situation closely and

October 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Trust Builds Confidence: 10-Year IPS e.max® guarantee.

by Ivoclar Vivadent

More than 150 million IPS e.max restorations placed[1] with a survival rate of 96%2 during more than 15 years of clinical use is the foundation of confidence upon which we offer the IPS e.max guarantee to our customers. The exclusive

October 8, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

National Dental Care Program for Uninsured Canadians Would Cost $1.5-Billion a Year, PBO Says

by The Globe and Mail

Implementing the NDP’s call for a national dental care program would cost taxpayers about $1.5-billion a year, according to a new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer. The proposal was a key demand of the NDP shortly after the Liberals

October 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Oral Cancer Pain Predicts Likelihood of Cancer Spreading

by NYU

Oral cancer is more likely to spread in patients experiencing high levels of pain, according to a team of researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry that found genetic and cellular clues as to why metastatic oral cancers

October 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Oral Health Affects Sex Life. Here Is How.

by DentaVox

The strong connection between oral health and general well-being is no longer under discussion. But what is the influence of teeth on our relationships? Results from recent DentaVox surveys show that the majority of people think poor oral health condition

October 7, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by CDHA

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tiffany Ludwicki, at its virtual annual general meeting on Saturday, October 3. Tiffany is from Newfoundland and Labrador and joins president-elect Wendy Stewart (Nova

October 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentists, Health Leaders Frustrated Over New Zealand’s Fluoridation Failure

by Cate Broughton, Stuff.co

Children as young as 18 months continue to suffer with rotten teeth while political parties have dodged responsibility for a proven prevention method – fluoridation of drinking water, leaders in oral health say. At The Press Leaders Debate on Tuesday, Labour

October 6, 2020 News News

Teeth Grinding and Other Dental Damage is Increasing During the Pandemic

by Today.com

New data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute indicates that there has been an rise in stress-related dental conditions, like tooth grinding and cracking, during the coronavirus pandemic. According to the data, which was collected by the ADA Health

October 6, 2020 News DentistryNews

Medicom Announces New USA Mask Manufacturing Plant

by Medicom

The Medicom Group (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, today announced the expansion of its U.S. mask manufacturing operations. The company will be adding a second factory with triple the square footage of its existing

October 5, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Vaccine Allocation Framework Identifies Dentists as Essential

by ADA News

Dentists and dental hygienists are essential health care workers who should be afforded early access to a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a vaccine distribution framework released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine during an Oct. 2 webinar.

October 5, 2020 News DentistryNews

One Dead and Two Critically Ill After Dental Treatment Trip to Turkey

by The Guardian

A Northern Irish man has died and two of his friends were left critically ill after a dental treatment trip to Turkey, it is understood. The trio, who were described by their MP as “three fit and healthy young lads”, were

October 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Paid Navigating and Succeeding in a Post-COVID Job Market – Tips and Best Practices

by Dr. James Younger, TempStars

I realize we’re all getting numb to hearing the term “The New Normal” in this post-COVID world. And along with everyone else, dental professionals have needed to adapt to this constantly changing environment. As Canada’s largest and #1 rated dental

October 2, 2020 News News

Foundation Nakao For Worldwide Oral Health to Open Research Grant Applications

by Foundation Nakao For Worldwide Oral Health

Dental academics and clinicians have an excelent new opportunity to apply for research grants, thanks to Foundation Nakao For Worldwide Oral Health (Foundation Nakao). This will be the second round of funding made available by this prestigious foundation since its

October 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona’s New Surefil One: An Innovation in Restorative Filling Materials

by Dentsply Sirona

Direct posterior restorations make up two thirds of all direct restorations in a dental practice1 and composite resin is the preferred material of choice for these restorations.2 Yet, one out of four cases can be defined as challenging due to

October 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ottawa Public Health Redeploying Dental Staff to COVID-19 Front Line

by CTV News

Four Ottawa Public Health dental clinics are closed until further notice so that staff can be redeployed to assist with the city’s response to COVID-19. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury tweeted a note to councillors from the Ottawa Public Health team

October 1, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The COVID Crunch: Winnipeg Dentist Says Teeth-Grinding a Sign of Pandemic Stress

by Global News

A Winnipeg dentist says he’s seen a significant uptick in people grinding their teeth in recent months, and there’s an obvious culprit: stress caused by COVID-19. Dr. Ken Hamin of Reflections Dental Health Centre told 680 CJOB his office is