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December 19, 2018 News News

Former Patients of Shuttered Burien Dental Clinic Urged to Get Hepatitis, HIV Tests

by KOMO Staff

Patients who recently had services performed at a Burien dental office are being advised to get tested for Hepatitis and HIV after issues were discovered with the clinic’s sterilization practices. After a complaint, health officials conducted an inspection of the

December 19, 2018 News News

Dental Trends Set to Change How We Care for Our Teeth in 2019

by DentalPlans.com

Americans want more from their dental care — from technological advances that make it easier to have a great smile, to realistic options for making dental care more affordable. As an advocate for affordable dental care, DentalPlans.com is helping consumers

December 18, 2018 News News

Georgia Dental Employee Stole $84,000 From Customers

by Chris Jose, WSBTV.com

An account manager for a Georgia dental corporation is accused of abusing her power and stealing more than $84,000 from customers. The scam allegedly went on for five years and involved dozens of victims. Essence Boatwright, 40, was an account manager for

December 18, 2018 News News

Ontario’s Dental Watchdog Bares Sharp Teeth Against Critics

by Robert Cribb and Kenyon Wallace, Toronto Star

Describing a toxic work environment fuelled by bullying and favouritism, more than two dozen current and former staff and executives of the province’s dental regulator have been waging a quiet war against their leadership. In response, lawyers for the Royal

December 18, 2018 News News

Technorama™ 2019: April 5th – 6th

by DIAC

The Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) Board of Directors and our member organizations would like to invite you to attend Technorama 2019. This year the exhibit floor offers the latest advances in digital material, milling and software.  Our free

December 14, 2018 News News

B.C. Premier Opens Door to Including Dental Coverage in Health Care System

by Richard Zussman, Global News

B.C. Premier John Horgan is not opposed to the idea of the province covering dental care as part of the provincial health care system. Horgan was asked about the issue as part of a year-end interview with Global News. “We have

December 12, 2018 News News

Darby Dental Supply Welcomes Gary Mahr as Director of Vendor Relations

by Darby Dental Supply

Darby Dental Supply, LLC, one of the largest dental distributors in the United States, announced that Gary Mahr, former Chief Operating Officer of Mydent, has been named Darby’s Director of Vendor Relations. Gary is an experienced professional who oversaw daily

December 12, 2018 News News

Henry Schein’s 20th Annual Holiday Cheer For Children Program Spreads Joy To Families Around The World

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and Team Schein Members (TSMs) are celebrating the season with more than 1,200 underserved children and their families as part of the Company’s 20th annual Holiday Cheer for Children program, a flagship corporate initiative created

December 10, 2018 News News

Alberta’s Updated Dental Fee Guide Helps No One, says Calgary Urban Project Society Director

by Stephanie Hagenaars, The Calgary Journal

It’s just not enough. That’s what local non-profit and community assistance programmers are saying about the first dental fee guide to come out in Alberta since 1997. Pushed by the provincial government, the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) updated the guide,

December 7, 2018 News News

Lymph Node Ratio May Predict Who Lives, Dies From Oral Cavity Cancer

by CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely to live and who is likely to die? The answer to this question could not only

December 6, 2018 News News

School Dental Vans That Illegally X-Rayed Children Are Shut Down

by Rachel Olding & Angus Thompson, The Sydney Morning Herald

A network of mobile dental vans that illegally X-rayed children has been shut down, and a corporate takeover has seen directors sacked on the spot and vans forcefully taken from school grounds in dramatic scenes. However, the new owners who

December 6, 2018 News News

Dentsply Sirona is Founding Member of ADAPT – MIT’s Additive Manufacturing Consortium

by Dentsply Sirona

MIT’s new Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) focuses on additive and advanced manufacturing. As the innovation leader in dental industry for more than a century, Dentsply Sirona strongly supports MIT’s initiative by participating as one of

December 6, 2018 News News

Dentist Accused of Shaming Breastfeeding Mother Shares Her Side of Story

by Antoinette DelBel, ABC13

A story 13WHAM first reported Monday continues to generate a lot of comments and interest. A Facebook post from an Irondequoit mother went viral over the weekend after being shared almost 7,000 times. Tuesday, it was shared more than 8,000 times. Tiffany

December 5, 2018 News News

Study: Older Women Who Suffer From Tooth Loss are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure

by University at Buffalo

Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a University at Buffalo study published Dec. 4 in the American Journal of Hypertension. Multiple studies have suggested an association

December 5, 2018 News News

Heroic Dentistry: Saving Teeth with Bioactive Materials

by Pulpdent

Stacey is an 8-year old twin with congenitally missing teeth, which is not uncommon for twins. She is also my neighbor and the daughter of my wife’s best friend. Four years prior, Stacey had hypocalcified and decayed primary molars restored

December 4, 2018 News News

GC Ranked 2nd in the 10th Quality Management Level Research 2018

by GC America

GC America is pleased to announce the results of the 10th Quality Management Level Research in 2018 conducted by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). GC Corporation (the parent company of GC America) was highly evaluated and ranked

December 4, 2018 News News

State Officials Ponder Proposals That Reduce Access To Dental Care, Increase Costs

by Patrick Gleason, Forbes

There are many challenges facing the governors and state lawmakers across the U.S. who will soon be gaveling in their 2019 legislative sessions. Among the most pressing are rising health care costs and the lack of access to care that

December 4, 2018 News News

Study: Dental Painkillers May Put Young People at Risk of Opioid Addiction

by Ronnie Cohen, The Washington Post

Dentists who prescribe opioid painkillers to teenagers and young adults after pulling their wisdom teeth may be putting their patients at risk of addiction, a new study finds. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine Monday, shines a light on the

December 4, 2018 News News

Dentsply Sirona’s CHRO Receives 2018 Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award

by Dentsply Sirona

Linkage, Inc., a global leadership development company, honored Maureen MacInnis on Wednesday, November 14, at a special awards ceremony during its 2018 Women in Leadership Institute held in Phoenix, Arizona. MacInnis was one of four award recipients who were honored.

December 3, 2018 News News

Meet the Startups Disrupting the Dental Industry

by Brandie Weikle, CBC News

For decades the experience of caring for your teeth looked something like this: Visit the dentist every six or nine months. Take home a new toothbrush from the hygienist. Use it to brush at least twice daily. Repeat. If you or your child needed