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October 4, 2019 News News

Corrupted Politician Escapes Custody During Dental Appointment

by The Telegraph

The first Colombian politician to be jailed for buying votes escaped from prison on Tuesday after being temporarily allowed out for a dentist’s appointment. Aída Merlano, 43, made the escape from her guard by using a red rope to jump out of

October 4, 2019 News News

Dental Practice Pays $10,000 To Settle Social Media Disclosures Of Patients’ Protected Health Information

by HHS

Elite Dental Associates, Dallas (“Elite”) has agreed to pay $10,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to adopt a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health

October 4, 2019 News News

Adults Who Lost Teeth More Prone To Heart Attack And Stroke

by American College of Cardiology

Adults who have lost teeth due to nontraumatic reasons may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease according to a presentation at the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference 2019 together with the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress.

October 4, 2019 News News

The Global Charity Helping Hong Kong’s Dental Patients With Special Needs Smile Again

by South China Morning Post

There is not a lot of room in a 100 sq ft treatment area of a dental clinic in Kwai Chung, run by charity HOPE Worldwide, but what this establishment lacks in space, it makes up for with heart. A

October 3, 2019 News News

Cantel Completes Acquisition Of Hu-Friedy

by Cantel Medical Corp.

CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE:CMD) announced today that it is has completed its previously announced acquisition of Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC, a 111-year-old global leading manufacturer of instruments and instrument reprocessing workflow systems serving the dental industry. The acquisition will enhance

October 3, 2019 News News

ADA Expands Policy On Oral Cancer Detection To Include Oropharyngeal Cancer

by ADA News

The American Dental Association recommends dentists conduct routine visual and tactile examinations for oral and oropharyngeal cancer for all patients, according to a resolution passed by the ADA House of Delegates on Sept. 9. Resolution 65H-2019 amended the ADA policy

October 3, 2019 News News

Sonendo Wins OCTANe High Tech Innovation Award

by Sonendo

Sonendo®, Inc., developer of the GentleWave® System, announced today it had been named a winner of the 2019 OCTANe High Tech Awards for Outstanding Innovation in the Medical Technology category. “We are honored to receive this award,” said Bjarne Bergheim, President and Chief

October 3, 2019 News News

Launching At Dentsply Sirona World 2019: The New Orthophos Systems

by Dentsply Sirona

The new Orthophos Systems provide premium solutions for multiple applications, providing high image quality at a low dose, efficient and reliable diagnoses, and intuitive digital workflows. The Orthophos line offers a flexible solution for any practice to deliver treatment with

October 2, 2019 News News

The Incredible Bulk: DMG Ecosite Bulk Fill And Ecosite Bond System Approved In Canada

by DMG Canada

Award-winning materials available to Canadian dental practices on October 1, 2019 DMG today announced that its new generation bulk fill composite and universal bond system has been approved for use in Canada. Ecosite Bulk Fill and Ecosite Bond will be

October 2, 2019 News News

KaVo Kerr Introduces Take 1™ Hydro™ VPS Impression Material For Accurate First-Make Impressions

by KaVo Kerr

KaVo Kerr unveils its next-generation VPS impression material for better-fitting restorations: Take 1™ Hydro™. Featuring one of the industry’s lowest contact angles at ≤10° on uncured material, Take 1 Hydro allows clinicians to push impression materials deeper into the sulcus

October 2, 2019 News News

There Is Now A $100 Tube Of Toothpaste

by NNY 360

As with many beauty products in the world of luxury, it turns out that toothpaste isn’t really necessary. Sure, it can freshen breath and help whiten teeth, but the real benefits of brushing come from the bristles on a toothbrush

October 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Indigenous Communities In Northern Saskatchewan Receive Free Dental And Health Check-Ups

by Global News

Students and professionals travelled to northern Saskatchewan over a two-day period in late September to provide health and dental services to Indigenous communities. Oral exams, restorations, routing extractions, hygiene care and education were carried out at local elementary and high schools in La

October 1, 2019 News News

Higher Tax On Sweetened Beverages Expected To Reduce Public Health Woes In Thailand

by The Nation Thailand

The government expects its decision to levy higher taxes on sugary drinks from next month to help improve the health of Thai people. The Department of Health said it expects the health of Thais to improve after the government move

October 1, 2019 News News

Navajo NDSU Student Pursues Dentistry To Become ‘Ultimate Changemaker’ For Her Tribe

by Marley

Marlinda Haudley met a female Native American dentist named Tamana Begay six years ago at a summer institute for aspiring medical professionals. Begay, like Haudley, is a Navajo. Or as Haudley said, Begay was the first physician she’d seen who

October 1, 2019 News News

Dentists Issue Warning Over Cheap DIY Orthodontic Kits That Can Damage Teeth

by Mirror News

Dentists are warning Brits could damage their teeth by snapping up cut-price braces online. Cheap orthodontics kits being sold on the internet come with videos that show how to fit and use the braces yourself. Getting your teeth straightened at

October 1, 2019 News News

Down Syndrome Children In UAE Have Higher Rates Of Tooth Decay, Study Finds

by The National UAE

Down syndrome children need more help to access proper dental care, according to dentists who found they had significantly higher rates of tooth decay than their non-disabled peers. New research, which focused on Down syndrome children aged between four and

September 30, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Call For Exemption On Treatment Of Spouses

by CDHA

In response to recent media coverage of an Ontario registered dental hygienist who lost his appeal to the Ontario Divisional Court to have his 5-year licence revocation for treating his wife overturned, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association(CDHA) is strongly urging

September 30, 2019 News News

Robot Revolutionizes Dentistry With First Surgery In Oklahoma

by Oklahoma's News

Robotic technology is entering the dental sphere. A high-tech device is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma, and Elizabeth Bolen is the first patient to use it. “I’m excited,” Elizabeth Bolen said. Yomi, the company behind

September 30, 2019 News News

CMS Revises Discharge Planning Requirements Rule

by ADA News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a final rule Sept. 25 that revises hospital discharge planning requirements for long-term care hospitals and similar facilities. The rule includes removing a requirement for hospitals and critical access hospitals to provide routine and

September 30, 2019 News News

Special Needs Patients Struggle After Elimination Of Preventative Medicaid Dental Coverage

by KTUU

Families of special needs patients say that Governor Dunleavy’s cuts to Medicaid leave them without coverage for preventative dental care. “When they cut it, everything went away,” said Cathy Scott, a mother of a 30-year-old man living with special needs.