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April 22, 2019 News News

Dental Care Tough to Find for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

by David Tuller, The Washington Post

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has an autism-like condition, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth. Because of her developmental

April 22, 2019 News News

Osteoporosis Drugs Shouldn’t Prevent Getting Oral Surgery

by Harvard Women's Health Watch

A dentist refers a woman to an oral surgeon because she needs a tooth pulled. But upon reviewing her chart, the oral surgeon turns her away. The reason? She’s taking a common medication to treat her osteoporosis, a condition that

April 22, 2019 News News

Our Immune System Could Actually Be Contributing to Dental Cavities

by David Nield, Science Alert

The immune system does essential work in keeping us alive and healthy, but when it malfunctions it can cause problems – and there’s new evidence that one of those problems could be dental cavities. Researchers have found that tooth decay is potentially partly caused

April 15, 2019 News News

Goccles® Early Oral Cancer Screening Device Announced Winner of Edison Award

by Lanmark 360

Pierrel Pharma S.r.l. received recognition from the Edison Awards™, a prestigious organization known for acknowledging innovation, creativity, and ingenuity in the global economy, for its advanced, early oral cancer screening device: Goccles®. The FDA-approved medical device is used in combination

April 14, 2019 News News

How B.C.’s System for Regulating Health-Care Workers is Failing Patients

by Bethany Lindsay, CBC News

When Harry Cayton started looking into the dysfunction at the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., he discovered something alarming, and the problem persisted even after a major shift in leadership. “A concern for the well-being of dentists rather than

April 14, 2019 News News

B.C. Health Minister Gives Dental College 30 Days to Deliver Transparency Plan

by The Canadian Press

The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia has 30 days to brush up on its accountability to the public following the release of a performance inquiry report. Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday he accepted the inquiry’s 21 recommendations

April 14, 2019 News News

Two Patients Died After Going to Dentist Who Lost License, NC Officials Say

by Noah Feit, The State

A North Carolina dentist has lost her license after two patients were hospitalized and died following visits, state officials said. The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners revoked Shawana Patterson’s license to practice dentistry, as well as her general anesthesia

April 12, 2019 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Expansion Of Dental Services To Low-Income Seniors A Strong Improvement For Oral Care In Ontario Say Dental Hygienists

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is applauding a move by the Ontario government to expand dental care for low-income seniors in the province. The investment of $90 million will see new services provided as early as summer 2019. “We

April 11, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Sonendo® Ships a Record 200,000 GentleWave® Procedure Instruments

by Sonendo®

Sonendo, the manufacturer of the GentleWave System®, today reported that they had shipped more than 200,000 GentleWave Procedure Instruments. About achieving this milestone, Sonendo President and CEO, Bjarne Bergheim said, “We are excited to see demand for the GentleWave Procedure continuing

April 10, 2019 News NewsOral Health

GC America Inc. Has Been Certified to ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management System

by GC America Inc.

GC America Inc. proudly announces our Environmental Management System (EMS) has been certified to ISO 14001:2015 by NSF, a highly respected notification body. To become ISO 14001:2015 certified, GC America underwent a rigorous auditing process led by NSF-ISR. This achievement

April 9, 2019 News News

Free Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors to Be Announced in Budget

by The Canadian Press

Ontario will be announcing free dental care for low-income seniors in Thursday’s budget, The Canadian Press has learned. Anyone 65 and over in the province making under $19,300 — or $32,300 for couples — would qualify, said senior government sources

April 6, 2019 News News

IsraAID Now Approved to Provide Continuing Education Credits for Dentists

by IsraAID

IsraAID, a leading global humanitarian relief NGO, is now approved by the Academy of General Dentistry’s Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) to provide Continuing Education (CE) credits. Russian American Dental Association (RADA), Center for Professional Development, and Henry Schein,

April 6, 2019 News News

Routine Dental Procedure Leaves Virginia Man With Life-Threatening Infection

by Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Virginia man is warning others after a routine dental procedure left him with an infection that’s taken years to heal. Matt Brock, of Woodbridge, went two years ago to get a crown replaced on a dental implant, he told WUSA-TV.

April 6, 2019 News News

NDP Calls For Free Dental Care For All Nova Scotia Schoolchildren

by Taryn Grant, Star Halifax

Nova Scotia’s New Democrats are pushing for a free dental hygiene program for every child in the public school system. The opposition party proposed amendments to the Health Services and Insurance Act Friday, which would see the province hire dental

April 6, 2019 News News

Dentists Underdiagnose When Faced With Time Pressure, Research Shows

by University of Plymouth, Medical Xpress

Dentists can miss important details on x-rays when put under time pressure, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. The study, published in the Journal of Dentistry, showed that primary care dentists missed 67% of bone loss and 40% of

April 5, 2019 News News

Ivoclar Vivadent CEO Robert Ganley Receives Excellence in Health Care Award

by Ivoclar Vivadent

Ivoclar Vivadent congratulates Robert A. Ganley, CEO, for being honored with the Excellence in Health Care Award. Presented by Business First of Buffalo late last month at a special ceremony in downtown Buffalo, New York, the 2019 Excellence in Health

April 4, 2019 News News

2 Valley Men Charged for Running Unlicensed Dentistry Scheme

by Dave Biscobing, ABC Arizona

A pair of Valley men have been charged with running a fraudulent scheme to target an elderly man to undergo a procedure by an unlicensed dentist. Denis J. Froehlich and Howard Kenneth Smith were indicted on a charge of fraudulent

April 4, 2019 News Oral Health

Students Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis B, C, HIV at 12 School Dental Clinics

by Deborah Horne, KIRO 7

Some 1,250 children in Seattle and Vashon Island may have been contaminated with potentially lethal viruses because the dental equipment used on them was not properly sterilized. Those viruses include HIV, which can cause AIDS. “I’m really worried about it,

April 4, 2019 News News

Dentists From Northeastern Ontario Join Larger Protest in Queen’s Park

by CBC News

Dozens of members of the Ontario Dental Association will be at Queen’s Park on Wednesday to tell MPPs how important it is for kids to have regular access to the dental care they need. Dr. LouAnn Visconti is a dentist from

April 4, 2019 News News

Managing Stress May Improve Oral Health, Says Nova Scotia Dental Association

by Alexander Quon, Global News

A new report from the Nova Scotia Dental Association is connecting the dots between stress and oral health — laying out an argument that managing stress could improve an individual’s oral health. The information is part of the organization’s 2019 Nova