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October 26, 2018 News News

Health Officials Discipline Vancouver Anesthesiologist Accused of Unprofessional Conduct in Boy’s Death

by FOX 12 Staff

Health officials in Washington state have taken disciplinary action against a Vancouver anesthesiologist accused of unprofessional conduct in connection to the death of a 4-year-old boy. The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission previously filed claims again Dr. Chester Hu,

October 26, 2018 News News

Fake Sydney Dentist Convicted for Performing Invasive Dental Work

by Sarah Muller, The Sydney Morning Herald

A man who performed significant dental work on dozens of patients in western Sydney while falsely claiming to be a dentist since late last year has been convicted and will have to pay more than $60,000. Majid Rahebi was convicted

October 26, 2018 News News

Trial Begins for Dentist Accused of Killing 3-Year-Old Patient

by Sara Mattison, KHON 2

The trial is underway for the dentist accused of killing a three-year-old child during root canal procedures. Her defense attorney says the dentist did everything she could, but didn’t know vital information before she started the dental work. The prosecution

October 25, 2018 News News

ADA Adopts Further Policy Discouraging Direct-to-Consumer Dental Services

by American Dental Association

A new policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) “strongly discourages the practice of direct to the consumer (DTC) dental laboratory services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.” The new policy expands upon a 2017 ADA policy

October 25, 2018 News News

Thousands of Patients Consult GPs Regarding Dental Issues

by Practice Business

A new study by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) shows that hundreds of thousands of patients are wrongly going to their GP requiring dental advice or work each year. Around 380,000 dental consultations occur at GP practices each year.

October 23, 2018 News News

Poor Oral Health Linked to Higher Blood Pressure, Worse Blood Pressure Control

by American Heart Association

People with high blood pressure taking medication for their condition are more likely to benefit from the therapy if they have good oral health, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. Findings of the analysis, based on

October 22, 2018 News News

Student-Run Clinic in Saskatoon Breaking Barriers for Those Needing Dental Care

by David Giles, Global News

People in Saskatoon facing financial barriers to dental care now have a new option. Four students nearing completion of their four-year dentistry program at the University of Saskatchewan are opening Direct Dental. “We want to be able to address any barriers patients

October 22, 2018 News News

Foreign-Trained Dentists in Limbo as Board Questions Degrees

by Stu Mills, CBC News

Some foreign-trained dentists on the cusp of becoming certified to practise in Canada say they’ve been thrust into limbo — and in many cases, deep into debt — after the profession’s Ottawa-based examination board determined their credentials from an Indian university no longer

October 22, 2018 News News

FBI Agents Search A-1 Iowa Dental Offices in Ankeny, Urbandale

by Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

FBI agents executed search warrants Thursday at A-1 Iowa Dental’s offices in Ankeny and Urbandale. Rachel Scherle, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, confirmed Friday that agents had searched the company’s offices at 201 S. Ankeny Blvd. in Ankeny and 6901

October 19, 2018 News News

ACDQ Extends Hand to New Health Minister, Invites to Resume Negotiations

by Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ)

Dr. Serge Langlois, President of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), has sent Danielle McCann, the new Minister of Health and Social Services, a congratulatory letter. In it, he expresses his delight at her appointment and encourages her to begin

October 19, 2018 News News

Oral Health Concerns with Marijuana Use

by Alana Everson, CTV News

Among the reaction to Wednesday’s legalization of pot, has been some concern from the dental industry. The Ontario Dental Association is reminding people of one of the downsides of marijuana use, and the potential impact on people’s oral health. Dr. Deborah Saunders

October 18, 2018 News News

WHO Official Urges United Nations Member States to Prioritize Oral Health

by NYU College of Dentistry

Accelerating global progress in oral health was the focus of a United Nations (UN) side event hosted by NYU College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with NYU College of Global Public Health, on Friday,

October 18, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Sprig Oral Health Technologies Inc.

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), recently announced that it has entered into a new exclusive distribution agreement with Sprig Oral Health Technologies Inc., a leading technology and clinical education company offering innovative products and solutions for pediatric dentistry. Henry Schein

October 18, 2018 News News

Dentist, Accused of Inappropriate Behavior, Agrees Not to Be Alone With Female Patients

by Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

A West Des Moines dentist has agreed not to be alone with female patients while state regulators decide what to do about allegations he made lewd remarks and advances to women in his office. The Iowa Dental Board alleges dentist Phelan

October 16, 2018 News News

Henry Schein to Showcase New Solutions at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc, (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced its lineup of new solutions and events to be featured during the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual meeting, from October 18-20, 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Visitors to the ADA annual meeting will have

October 16, 2018 News News

CS 3600 Selected by Evident for its Evident Restorative IOS System

by Carestream Dental

Doctors make dozens of important decisions every day about patient care and running their practices. Deciding on the best intraoral scanner shouldn’t have to be a tough decision. Evident, a global technology company focused on taking the dental industry from

October 16, 2018 News News

Popular Ideas on Healthy Teeth Are Marketing, Not Dental Science

by Steve Steinberg, UW School of Dentistry

Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs. But this notion is more of an advertising-created myth than fact, according to Philippe Hujoel,

October 15, 2018 News News

Windsor-Essex Health Unit Survey Finds Adults’ Oral Health Worse Than Children

by Dave Waddall, Windsor Star

The declining oral health recently detected in local children is even worse among adults, said Nicole Dupuis, director of health promotion for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Dupuis said that’s the conclusion from the analysis of data collected in a

October 12, 2018 News News

Around 550 Nunavut Children Waiting Up to a Year for Urgent Dental Care

by CBC News

Nunavut’s chief dental officer says there are still hundreds of children in the territory who need urgent dental care. Around 550 Nunavut children are waiting for dental treatment requiring general anesthetic — meaning they need to be put to sleep while

October 12, 2018 News News

Align Technology Expands Invisalign Interactive Brand Experience Pilot Program

by Align Technology

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) the leader in clear aligner orthodontics, announced today that it is expanding the interactive brand experience program that was piloted in late 2017, and will add eight new locations in major U.S. cities in the