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September 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDI World Dental Federation and Smile Train: Children with Clefts are at High Risk for Tooth Decay, Gum Disease and Other Serious Oral Health Concerns

by FDI World Dental Federation

Around the world, a baby is born with a cleft about every three minutes. Many children with clefts have severe difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. What’s more, even after having cleft surgery, these children often have a higher risk

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada & Robertson College

by Dental Office Managers Association of Canada

The Dental Office Managers Association of Canada has accredited the first dental office administration diploma program; this program is offered by Robertson College. The accreditation process is intended to ensure national standards of education for all dental office administration programs.

September 22, 2020 News DentistryNews

Seventy-Seven New Fellows Elected Into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

by Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is pleased to unveil the list of individuals that were selected to join as Fellows for 2020. CAHS recognizes excellence in health sciences.  Fellows have demonstrated, through their careers and lives, that they

September 22, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dental Wings Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Excellent Interface Design

by Dental Wings

Dental Wings is proud to announce that its coDiagnostiX® EASY Mode is among this year’s winners of the coveted Red Dot design awards. coDiagnostiX is a software for dental professionals to plan dental implant placement and design surgical guides which

September 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

EQUIA® Restorative System: Outstanding Performance Confirmed By Several Long-Term Clinical Trials

by GC America

Introduced in 2007, the EQUIA® restorative system quickly proved to be a new standard in restorative technology, offering esthetically pleasing bulk-fill posterior restorations and an advanced option to overcome the limitations of amalgam, composite and conventional glass ionomer restoratives. Over

September 21, 2020 News DentistryNews

Henry Schein Named to Fortune® Magazine’s ‘Change the World’ List

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Recognized for Its Role as Co-Founder and Private Sector Lead of the Pandemic Supply Chain Network Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it has been named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “Change the World” list, an annual ranking of

September 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Windsor Dentist First Female Chair of National College

by Windsor Star

Windsor can lay claim to the appointment of the first-ever female chair of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Carolyn Mason was appointed board chair at the RCDC’s annual general meeting held virtually Saturday due to the COVID-19

September 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

DENTALEZ® Continues Focus on Smart Monitoring and Announces Newest Addition to Their Aeras Intelligent Platform

by DENTALEZ®

Aeras™ Vacuum by Ramvac® With renewed focus on applying innovative technology to solve real, everyday dentistry challenges, DENTALEZ has now launched three new smart products: the Aeras 500 Elite Handpiece by Star®, the Aeras Compressor by Ramvac®, and now, the

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Update – Regional Approaches to AGPs

by RCDSO

Recently, the College received new advice from PIDAC – the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee – via Public Health Ontario on the treatment of patients when performing aerosol-generating procedures. PIDAC is now recommending that, in regions of Ontario where COVID-19 transmission levels are

September 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mental Stress Can Lead to Dental Stress, and Some Alberta Dentists are Seeing the Signs

by CBC

Some Alberta dentists are worried the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a surge in dental issues like broken teeth and jaw problems. Mintoo Basahti, president-elect of the Alberta Dental Association and College, says bruxism — the clenching and

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

Hoverboard-Riding Dentist Sentenced to 12 Years for Medicaid Fraud

by NBC News

An Anchorage dentist captured on video extracting a patient’s tooth as he rode a hoverboard was sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud and other crimes. Seth Lookhart’s antics “darn near killed some people,” Alaska Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said at

September 17, 2020 News DentistryNews

123Dentist Appoints Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer

by 123Dentist

123Dentist, one of Canada’s majority dentist-owned community of dental practices, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Hamanishi as Chief Orthodontic Officer to further our teams commitment to clinical excellence, optimal patient care and team collaboration. Dr. Hamanishi will provide clinical leadership

September 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Life and Health Insurers Made a Record $103 Billion in Benefits Payments in 2019

by Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Canadians received a record $103 billion in benefits from life and health insurers last year, up 60 per cent from a decade earlier. These benefits include $53.3 billion in retirement annuity payments, $38.1 billion in health benefits for prescription drugs and supplementary health services like dental

September 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

‘Excited to Move Forward’: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Students, Patients Slowly Return to Campus Clinics

by University of Toronto

After months of near total shutdown, students and their patients at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry clinics are gradually returning to campus while observing a host of new COVID-19 safety protocols. The school’s graduate specialty clinics began slowly

September 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A White Smile for Your Patients During the Holidays with Curaprox Black is White Toothpaste!

by Oral Science

During these challenging times, Oral Science wishes to continue bringing positivity to dental offices and patients! This is why we are happy to help dental offices offer the Curaprox Black is White, a premium Swiss non-abrasive activated carbon toothpaste, as

September 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

EyeSpecial Wins Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award – AGAIN!

by Shofu Dental Corporation

Shofu Dental Corporation is proud to announce that its EyeSpecial digital dental camera has once again received the prestigious Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. For the 6th consecutive year, the EyeSpecial, which allows anyone in the practice to take

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

A Hygienist Responds to a Study on COVID-19 and the Dental Practice

by Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH, DrBicuspid.com

Public health dentists and dental assistants in Italy who treated patients while the COVID-19 pandemic ran rampant did not appear to develop the disease, according to an article published on September 3 in Oral Diseases. But does this apply to dental hygienists? There

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U of A Researcher Studying How Well COVID-19 Safety Measures are Protecting Canada’s Health Workers

by folio

There is heightened anxiety among physicians and jumps in depression among nurses, health-care aides and personal support workers, according to early data from a University of Alberta study into the effectiveness of safety measures to protect the physical and mental

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

FDI Rallies Members to Support Dentists Who Lost Their Practices in the Beirut Explosion

by Bite Magazine

FDI World Dental Federation is calling on its members to help and support the countless colleagues who lost their dental practices in the huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, last month. On 4 August, a huge explosion rocked the city of Beirut,

September 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

This Toothless Chihuahua is Comforting Scared Patients at a California Dentist Office

by CNN

Few people enjoy going to the dentist. But the patients at one dental office in California have a lot more to look forward to than just root canals and cavity fillings. Kismet, a 13-year-old Chihuahua and a big fan of