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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

September 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

U of A Dental Hygiene Students Fundraising for Instructor Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

by Edmonton Journal

A group of University of Alberta students is raising money for ovarian cancer in honour of their professor recently diagnosed with the disease. Alanna Blanchette, a fourth-year dental hygiene student, has helped organize the “Team 4 Fighters” who are participating

September 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

With Silver Diamine Fluoride, Some Dentists are Obliterating Cavities with a Few Brushstrokes

by The Washington Post

Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do. “I can’t drill. I can’t pull teeth,”

September 14, 2020 News NewsOral Health

CleanJoy: A Gentler, Smoother and Better-Tasting Prophy Paste

by VOCO

VOCO introduces CleanJoy, a fluoride and xylitol-containing, minimally abrasive prophy paste. CleanJoy’s Fine Dual Filler (FDF) Technology allows for gentle but effective stain removal. The optimized filler particles lead to a smoother patient experience without the sandy feeling found in

September 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

‘Teeth Are Taking a Beating’: Dentists Say Cracked Teeth Are More Common Post-Lockdown

by CTV News

Dentists have seen a surge in patients with cracked or damaged teeth over the course of the pandemic, a phenomenon some believe may be related to an increase in jaw clenching and grinding due to stress. Toronto-area dentist Dr. Kal

September 9, 2020 News DentistryNews

Teledentistry Platform Helps Dental Practices Provide Safe Quality Care Amid COVID-19

by Henry Schein, Inc. 

TeleDent® By MouthWatch Now Available Through Henry Schein Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) is now offering TeleDent by MouthWatch, a teledentistry and patient engagement platform that incorporates live video conferencing, patient messaging, and cloud collaboration to ensure a seamless integration into

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Massachusetts Company Partners with Bisco Dental Products Canada to Introduce an Innovative Disinfecting Solution to Canadian Dental Community

by Bisco Dental Products Canada

Force of Nature Disinfectant System – EPA Registered, Green Seal Certified Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses with Zero Toxic Chemicals  HCl Cleaning Products LLC, a Massachusetts company, has partnered with Bisco Dental Products Canada Inc. to introduce their product,

September 8, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19: Amended Guidance on Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

by RCDSO

The College has revised its Guidance on managing infection risks during in-person dental care. That document is available on their website by clicking here. Key changes include: A new introductory section that reflects recent developments related to COVID-19, including the Province’s

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Nearly $400,000 to Support Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg

by Western Economic Diversification Canada

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will invest $399,647 in support of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, to help improve the supply chain of medical devices in Canada, in the fight against COVID-19. The Honourable Mélanie Joly, MP for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, along

September 8, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

by Tammy Chen, D.D.S., The New York Times

“How’s your dental practice?” a friend of mine asked, brow furrowed, concern evident on her face. I’ve seen this look a lot recently. Since the onset of the pandemic, with a citywide shutdown and social distancing measures firmly entrenched, more

September 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

AAID Celebrates Dental Implant Awareness Month and The Impact on Health

by American Academy of Implant Dentistry

September is Dental Implant Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). This year’s theme, “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You!” focuses on the health benefits of dental implants. “Dental Implant Awareness Month is a great opportunity to raise awareness

September 3, 2020 News DentistryNews

Should Dental Care be a Part of the National Health Care System?

by City News

A national dental care plan has been on the table for years–even as early as 1952. However, its feasibility and costs have e been an issue. Whether or not denticare is doable for Canada is the focus of a recent report from

September 3, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Landmark Study Pits AI Against Human For Dental Diagnosis

by AIT News Desk

Research Confirms That AI Diagnostic Systems Can Identify Tooth Decay in X-Rays With More Accuracy and Consistency Than Human Clinicians Pearl announced the results of a landmark study comparing the diagnostic performance of three experienced human dentists to the performance of

September 2, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

MouthWatch Teledentistry Platform TeleDent™ Named a Cellerant 2020 Best of Class Technology Award Winner

by MouthWatch LLC

MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, was recently awarded a 2020 Cellerant Best of Class Award for its professional grade teledentistry platform, TeleDent™. According to MouthWatch founder and CEO, Brant

September 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Ontario Expanding Seniors Dental Care Program

by Ontario

The Ontario government is providing $25 million to expand access to the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The funding will be used to support 78 infrastructure projects across the province, including building new dental clinics and renovating existing facilities. The

September 2, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Update to CDHO Guidance on Returning to DH Practice and Use of Isolation Gowns

by CDHO

The College has revised the CDHO Guidance on Returning to Dental Hygiene Practice to include references to: its new documents CDHO Guidance on the Extended Use of N95 Respirators/Masks During a Supply Shortage and CDHO Guidance on the Use of Isolation Gowns the Public Health

September 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Philips Launches New Innovations to Help People Stay on Top of Their Health

by Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today presented new approaches to health and healthcare, and the shift to health-at-home, at its virtual consumer health press event. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, the need for