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November 12, 2018 News News

UW Dental School is Fixing Financial Woes, Overall Deficit Remains a Worry

by Katherine Long, Seattle Times

Over the last year, the University of Washington’s debt-plagued dental school eliminated the equivalent of 34 full-time faculty and staff through layoffs and attrition, tightened expenses and found other ways to save money. Now, its interim dean says, it has

November 8, 2018 News General DentistryNews

Canadian Dentist Installed as Academy of General Dentistry’s New President

by Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry has installed Neil Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, of Mississaugua, Ontario as the organization’s new president. Dr. Gajjar is the second Canadian and the youngest AGD member elected to the seat of president. The newly installed president

November 7, 2018 News News

Patients From Past Decade at ‘Unclean’ Pennsylvania Dentists Office Told to Get Tested

by Jason Murdock, Newsweek

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today warned patients of a Mt Bethel dental office that they should get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C, WFMZ reported. The state had found that the business, Cotturo Dental Associates, failed to

November 7, 2018 News News

New Dental Reconstruction Material Offers Unparalleled Improvements Over Acrylate-Based Fillers

by James Ives, MPsych

Soon you may no longer have to worry about how long your dental repairs will last. A new dental reconstruction material developed in Sweden offers unprecedented improvements over existing acrylate-based fillers. Adapted from bone fracture glue research at Sweden’s KTH

November 6, 2018 News News

Mandibular Movement Monitoring May Help Improve Oral Sleep Apnea Devices

by Elsevier, Science Daily

While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) continues to be the gold standard for treatment of sleep apnea, the cumbersome machines are often not well tolerated by patients. Because of this, less obtrusive oral appliances that thrust the jaw forward during

November 6, 2018 News News

Dartmouth Man ‘Feels Punished’, Denied Provincial Dental Benefits for Working Full-Time

by Jeremy Keefe, Global News

After eight years of oral infections, abscesses and unbearable pain, Greg Madore was moments from undergoing a dental procedure that would change his life, before finding out his nightmare was far from over. “I was in the waiting room getting

November 6, 2018 News News

Sonendo® to Present at Stifel 2018 Healthcare Conference

by Sonendo

Sonendo, a market-leading dental technology company, and developer of the GentleWave® System announced today its participation at the Stifel 2018 Healthcare Conference on November 13-14 in New York. Sonendo’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bjarne Bergheim, will present on Tuesday,

November 5, 2018 News News

NICE Should Change Antibiotic Guidelines for Dental Patients, Study Shows

by University of Sheffield

New research has revealed the impact a change in US guidelines had on the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent a life-threatening heart condition infective endocarditis (IE) in patients before undergoing invasive dental treatment. The findings of the international

November 2, 2018 News News

Canadian Dental Hygienists Celebrate Excellence


The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize a number of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dental hygiene profession, the national association, research, and knowledge translation. “Our 2018 award winners have set high goals and achieved

November 1, 2018 News News

UB Oral Biology Researchers Receive Combined $6.6 Million to Study Gum Disease, Sjögren’s Syndrome, Bone Loss

by University at Buffalo

Researchers within the University at Buffalo Department of Oral Biology were recently awarded six grants totaling $6.6 million, helping to double funding received by the department from the previous year. The grants, awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will

November 1, 2018 News News

American Academy of Periodontology Announces 2018 Award Winners

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently awarded members for outstanding contributions and accomplishments within the Academy and the specialty of periodontics. The recipients were honored at a special ceremony that took place during the AAP’s 104th Annual Meeting, held

November 1, 2018 News News

Introducing HANSAmed’s New and Improved Web Portals!

by HANSAmed

This unique duel-feature approach allows you to engage in both education and shopping like never before. iLearn allows you to explore all of the eLearning, events, webinars and other interactive learning aspects HANSAmed has to offer. iLearn by HANSAmed supplies

November 1, 2018 News News

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President


The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Tracy Bowser, at its recent Leadership Summit held in Charlottetown, PEI. Tracy is from Prince Edward Island and joins president-elect Leanne Huvenaars (Saskatchewan), past

October 31, 2018 News News

American Academy of Periodontology Installs New President, Officers in Vancouver

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology installed Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD, as its president during its 104th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, held Oct. 27-30. Other newly appointed officers include President-Elect Bryan J. Frantz, DMD, MS, of Scranton, Pa;

October 30, 2018 News News

Whistleblower Accuses Tacoma Pediatric Dental Chain of Reusing Disposable Tools

by Alison Grande, The News Tribune

The Washington State Dental Quality Assurance Commission is investigating after a whistleblower accused a Tacoma pediatric dental chain of reusing dental tools. Lisa Walker said she quit her job as the office manager at the Smiles 4 Kids in the

October 29, 2018 News News

Dentists, Health Experts Hold Meeting About Fluoridation of Calgary’s Drinking Water

by Michael Franklin, CTV News

Dozens of concerned Calgarians gathered on Saturday afternoon for a discussion about the pros and cons of adding fluoride back into the city’s water system. The city stopped the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water back in 2011 because

October 29, 2018 News News

Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick, Health IT Analytics

Providing dental coverage as a preventive care benefit may help providers and payers reduce the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a new two-year study from Capital BlueCross, Dominion National, and Geneia LLC. Integrating dental services more tightly into

October 29, 2018 News News

ADA Adopts Policy on HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Oral HPV Infection

by American Dental Association

With the number of cases of HPV-associated cancers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has adopted a policy that urges dentists to support the use and administration of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The combined estimate by the

October 29, 2018 News News

Children with Severe Dental Decay ‘Should be Referred to Safeguarding Teams’

by ITV News

Children found to have severe dental decay should be referred to local safeguarding teams as it may be an indicator of wider neglect, dentistry experts have said. Researchers at London’s King’s College Hospital said two out of five (40%) children

October 29, 2018 News News

Tooth Loss Can Indicate Malnutrition, Rutgers Study Says

by Rutgers University

Older adults are at risk for both impaired oral health and malnutrition, according to a study by Rutgers University researchers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, analyzed the health records of 107 community-dwelling