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October 15, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Researchers Develop New Technique to Improve Understanding of How Acid Damages Teeth

by University of Surrey

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level. The researchers performed a technique called “in situ synchrotron

October 14, 2021 News EndodonticsNews

Sonendo Announces Inaugural EndoCon Conference on Endodontic Innovation in San Diego

by Sonendo

400 Members of Global Endodontic Industry Gather for Three Days of Hands-On Learning, Lectures and Continuing Education Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company and developer of the GentleWave® System, today announced the inaugural Endodontic Conference on Innovation (EndoCon). The Sonendo and

October 13, 2021 News Gum DiseaseNews

Study: Heartburn Drugs May Have Unexpected Benefits on Gum Disease

by The University at Buffalo

The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study. The research found that patients who used proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – a class of drugs commonly prescribed to

October 13, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

‘It’s Never Too Late’: Salinas Dental Hygienist Spent 11 Years as Farmworker

by David Rodriguez, Salinas Californian

Working in the fields takes a physical toll on a person. Long hours and harsh working conditions is the price paid by farmworkers to ensure that grocery stores are stocked and families have food on the table. Martina Hernandez Garcia watched her

October 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

New U of T Satellite Dental Clinic Welcomes its First Patients

by University of Toronto

A new, state-of-the-art satellite dental clinic operated by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry is helping students gain critical skills while providing lower-cost care for patients. “These rooms are large and beauitfully coloured,” said Catherine Crowe, an artist who

October 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canadian Employer Medical Benefit Costs to Grow 7.0 Percent in 2022, Aon Survey Forecasts

by Aon plc

Employer-provided medical benefit costs in Canada are forecasted to rise 7.0 percent in 2022, outpacing general inflation by 5.0 percent, according to the 2022 Global Medical Trend Rates Report released today by Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm. The increase for Canadian

October 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp, Canada’s Top Dental Practice Network, Offers Team Members and Their Families Comprehensive Virtual Well-Being Services Free of Cost

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp’s network of over 7,000 frontline and support professionals now have access to Dialogue’s industry-leading virtual services dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), (TSX: DNTL), Canada’s largest and fastest-growing network of dental practices, today announced a new partnership with

October 12, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nine-Year-Old Girl Left in Tears By Long Wait for Dental Treatment

by BBC

A girl has been left “crying in the night” after waiting nine months to have a tooth removed. Grace, nine, from Leicestershire, was put on a list in January but needs a general anaesthetic to have it extracted. Her mother,

October 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Military Police Charge Halifax Dental Technician for Alleged Privacy Breaches

by Saltwire

A military dental technician who was convicted in Halifax provincial court of intimidating a justice system participant – a Dartmouth lawyer – now faces charges under the National Defence Act for allegedly improperly accessing people’s medical records. Sgt. Richard Allen

October 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Iowa Fines Dental Hygienist $100 for Coming Into Work After Positive COVID-19 Test

by USA Today

An Iowa dental hygienist who kept working while aware she had COVID-19 agreed to pay $100 fine in a settlement with the Iowa Dental Board. The hygienist also agreed to a five-day suspension and was required to take five hours of classes on infection

October 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists, Staff Facing Threats as Patients React ‘Very Badly’ to P.E.I.’s New Restrictions

by CBC

The Dental Association of P.E.I. says its members have noticed an increase in the number of patients complaining about measures meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Brian Barrett, the association’s executive director, says some dentists and their staff are

October 8, 2021 News News

18 Ex-NBA Players Charged in $4M Health-Care Fraud Scheme

by CBC

Eighteen former NBA players were charged Thursday with pocketing about $2.5 million US illegally by defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan in a scam that authorities said involved claiming fictitious medical and dental expenses. “The defendants’ playbook involved

October 7, 2021 News Dental ProductNews

Primescan and Atlantis Suprastructures: A Validated Workflow for Efficient Treatment of Edentulous Patients

by Dentsply Sirona

Primescan, the high-performance intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona, is an excellent starting point for digital workflows that can assist in further improving dental treatment in restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and implantology. Primescan is now validated for full arch fixed implant restorations

October 7, 2021 News News

dentalcorp Announces the Appointment of Martin Fecko as Chief Marketing Officer

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), (TSX: DNTL), Canada’s largest and fastest growing network of dental practices, announced today the appointment of Martin Fecko as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), commencing October 25, 2021. Joining dentalcorp’s senior leadership team, Mr. Fecko

October 7, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Niagara Falls Community Health Centre and Green Shield Canada Partner to Create Innovative Dental Public Health Program

by The Niagara Falls Community Health Centre

The Niagara Falls Community Health Centre (NFCHC) and Green Shield Canada (GSC) are partnering to create the Green Door Oral Health Fund – an innovative dental public health program – that will offer access to dental care throughout the region,

October 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Success Story: Ivoclar Vivadent Looks Back on a Year of the Ivotion Denture System – and Presents Even More Application Options and a Greater Choice of Gingiva Shades

by Ivoclar Vivadent

It has been just over a year since the innovative Ivotion Denture System from Ivoclar Vivadent revolutionized the fabrication of removable dentures. During this time, the company has not only won over numerous users, but it has also kept its

October 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

MouthWatch Launches Game-Changing HD Intraoral Camera During SmileCon 2021

by MouthWatch LLC

MouthWatch Plus+ Delivers True 1080p Images at a Disruptive Price MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral cameras, will debut its MouthWatch Plus+ HD intraoral camera at booth #B3309 during SmileCon 2021 in

October 6, 2021 News News

Dental Care Recycling Scheme Implemented Around Scotland

by Roderick Holly, deadline

Several practices have joined Philips’ Dental Care Recycling Programme, in partnership with TerraCycle, the world leaders in recycling “hard-to-recycle” waste with patients and practices from the Highlands to the Scottish Borders benefiting. The practice is part of Clyde Munro Dental Group,

October 6, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

TempStars CEO Dr. James Younger Adopts Perspective of Hygienists and Dental Assistants in Oral Health Magazine Article

by TempStars

Dr. James Younger, the founder and CEO of TempStars, North America’s largest and #1 rated dental temping and hiring service, has authored another piece for Oral Health Group, Canada’s leading magazine for the dental industry – this time for Oral Hygiene,

October 5, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona World 2021 – Expectations Exceeded as Dental Professionals Travel to Las Vegas for Highly Anticipated Return of the “Ultimate Dental Experience”

by Dentsply Sirona

For the first time as a special hybrid event, Dentsply Sirona World 2021 was hosted last week both virtually and live in Las Vegas, drawing in more than 7,000 registrants. Widely known as the ultimate dental experience, Dentsply Sirona World