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June 26, 2020 News News

Dentsply Sirona Inc. Wins Summary Judgment Against Edge Endo and US Endodontics in Patent Infringement Case

by Dentsply Sirona

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (“Dentsply Sirona”) (Nasdaq: XRAY), The Dental Solutions Company, today announced that on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, in a ruling by Judge Joseph F. Bataillon, held that

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

UB Dental Students 3D Print Free Face Shields For Local Dentists

by The University at Buffalo

A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care. The students, working under the guidance of

June 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

PDC Moving into the Future

by PDC

Since 1998, the Pacific Dental Conference has welcomed dentists and their teams not only from BC, but from other provinces and our neighbors in the US. The mission of offering exceptional continuing education programs, the latest in cutting edge techniques,

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Product Advertising Incidents Related to COVID-19

by Government of Canada

COVID-19 is a new disease not previously identified in humans. Currently there is no vaccine or therapeutic product for COVID-19 that is authorized to treat or prevent the disease. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in a global review of

June 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Federal Government Creates Web Hub For Organizations Buying and Selling PPE

by Betakit

The federal government has created a web hub aimed to contain resources for organizations buying and selling personal protective equipment (PPE) as businesses across the country begin to re-open. The Supply Hub, as it is called, provides federal, provincial, and territorial

June 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2 Million to Train Dentists to Treat People with Disabilities

by New York University

NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and

June 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Stress From COVID-19 Leading to an Uptick in Teeth Grinding

by Taylor Epps, WKBW

“People are coming with more tension type headaches, migraines, decreased opening. They’ll say ‘I used to be able to eat a turkey club sandwich, but now I can’t open as big,” said Dr. Michelle Augello, DDS, owner of Nickel City

June 24, 2020 News News

Some Health Services Adding ‘COVID Fee’ as More Businesses Reopen

by CTV News

As private health services such as dentists, chiropractors and physiotherapists begin to reopen, some have opted to tack on a COVID-19 surcharge in an effort to recoup money spent on new sanitation. However, some experts warn that the move may

June 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A Message for CDA Stakeholders

by Canadian Dental Association

Below is a snapshot of the Canadian Dental Association’s (CDA) pandemic work for the week ending June 19, 2020. Update: TripleGuardTM Insurance Pandemic Coverage: CDSPI advised that 933 claims still need to be paid. Of these claims, AVIVA is waiting

June 23, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Study Finds Oral Hygiene Training Can Significantly Reduce Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, MedicalXpress

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a leading health services research group based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published a paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open evaluating the

June 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Renowned Clinician and Businessman, Jensen Launches New Company and Endowed Chair

by Cellerant Consulting Group

Dr. Ole T. Jensen, world-renowned oral surgeon and innovative businessman, is excited to announce that this week marks the launch of his new dental implant company, Ditron Dental, as well as the establishment of the Ole and Marty Jensen Endowed

June 22, 2020 News News

Manitoba Dentists Now Able to Charge Clients Additional Fees to Offset PPE Costs

by Global News

Dentists now have the option to charge clients additional fees to offset the costs of PPE. “There is an increased need for PPE by our entire team that’s resulted from COVID-19. In addition there’s a general shortage of PPE across the country,”

June 22, 2020 News News

ADA Responds to Change From CDC on Waiting Period Length

by ADA News

The ADA advises that it is still important to wait before disinfecting patient treatment rooms after aerosol-generating procedures, even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently removed a recommendation calling for a 15-minute waiting period in its Guidance

June 22, 2020 News News

Sugary Drink Tax Models Show Health Gains, Cost Reductions, But Vary by Tax Design

by American Heart Association, MedicalXpress.

A simulation model of different designs of taxes on sugary drinks, which are linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, suggests that all tax designs would generate substantial health gains as well as lower health costs in the U.S., according

June 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Elite Athletes’ Performances Improved by Using Better Toothpaste, New Research Suggests

by Paul Gallagher, iNews

Team GB’s cyclists, rowers and other elite athletes should use high fluoride toothpaste and make sure they floss if they want to stay at the very top level of competition, according to new research. Those that do reported significantly reduced

June 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Reveals Surprising Connection Between Asthma and Oral Health

by Tammy Hinojos, MultiBriefs

What in the world could asthma have to do with gum disease? Apparently, a lot. A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals that people with asthma are one-fifth more likely to experience gum disease than people who do not

June 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

New Study Demonstrates How Oral Bacteria Can Amplify Gut Inflammation

by New Atlas

Building on the growing link between poor oral health and gastrointestinal disease, new research from the University of Michigan has homed in on the possible mechanisms by which periodontitis can exacerbate the gut inflammation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel

June 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

HuFriedyGroup Introduces New Online Resource Center to Help Dentists Bounce Back as Offices Reopen

by HuFriedyGroup

Product bundles and special offers, patient communication tools, ongoing education, and new comprehensive resource center facilitate infection prevention best practices HuFriedyGroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD), and the global leader in infection prevention, instrument manufacturing, and instrument

June 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Pokemon Smile Will Make Kids Brush Their Teeth

by GameSpot

A new mobile app is joining the family of Pokemon spin-offs on phones, and like the previously announced Pokemon Sleep, this one is aimed at improving your lifestyle. Pokemon Smile, which is now available on Android and iOS, is an

June 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

DentaQuest Selects MouthWatch Platform to Expand Teledentistry Capabilities

by DentaQuest  

DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health organization, is working with MouthWatch, a leader in innovative patient-friendly, clinician-focused teledentistry solutions, to provide the TeleDent teledentistry platform to more than 70 DentaQuest managed or affiliated dental practices in Alabama, Massachusetts, Oregon and