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July 10, 2019 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Quip, An Instagram-Friendly Toothbrush Company, Is Going After The Dental Insurance Industry

by AdWeek

Instead of simply disrupting a category, direct-to-consumer brands are expanding into changing up entire industries. Two telemedicine direct-to-consumer brands—Ro and Keeps—started the first wave by offering men a different way to get a doctor’s consultation on uncomfortable health issues. Now,

July 10, 2019 News DentistryNews

Finding A Native American Dentist Is Rare; UB Dental Program Aims To Change That

by The University at Buffalo

Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the U.S. this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Native American pre-dental student gateway program, an initiative between the University at

July 10, 2019 News NewsOral Health

How Vaping May Ruin Your Teeth

by CNet

When it comes to your health and the potential dangers of vaping, you probably think you’ve heard it all. New York periodontist Scott Froum, D.D.S., did too — including the possibility of e-cigarettes exploding in someone’s face. But then Froum started noticing a troubling trend

July 10, 2019 News DentistryNews

Burlington Dentist Leads Association

by Hamilton Spectator

A Burlington dentist has been appointed president of the Ontario Dental Association. Dr. Don Russell, who has practised dentistry in the area for more than 30 years, assumed the role this month. Russell became involved with the Ontario Dental Association

July 9, 2019 News DentistryNews

Tsawwassen Man Named To Order Of Canada For Work In Dental Field

by Delta Optimist

For his long-lasting contributions as a clinician, educator and historian in the field of dentistry, Tsawwassen’s Patrick Ralph Crawford is one of 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Known to his friends and family as Ralph, the 91-year-old

July 9, 2019 News General PracticeNews

P.E.I. Dealing With Shortage Of Dental Assistants

by CBC

Dentists in Prince Edward Island are finding it harder and harder to hire dental assistants and it’s a problem right across Canada, according to the president of the Dental Association of P.E.I. With fewer people training for the profession, efforts are underway

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dr. Martin Schwarz Launches Bioscaling, A Revolutionary Dental Cosmetic To Tackle Tartar Build-up

by Dr. Martin Schwarz

Dr. Martin Schwarz – the oral care brand of LDK GmbH, that believes in the importance of healthy gums and a white smile, launches Bioscaling – an innovative, first of its kind dental gel. Bioscaling is an innovative antibacterial product designed for independent

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

OperaVR Extracts Pain, Anxiety From Dreaded Dental Visits

by Las Vegas Review Journal

He knows he’s hated, this pinata of medicine. Dr. Bryan Laskin gets that it’s not really about him. It’s not personal that for many a trip to his office is as much the stuff of nightmares as that fanged creature

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dental Health Needs Of Seniors Examined In New Survey By Thunder Bay Public Health Unit

by CBC

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is inviting people aged 65 and older, living in the northwestern Ontario city and surrounding area, to participate in a new study examining their dental health care needs and any problems they face in

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

The Kois Center For Dental Research And Education Launches New App For Patients: Healthy Mouth

by Morning Star

The Kois Center (https://www.koiscenter.com/patient-education/healthymouth/) recently launched a new self-assessment, educational app specifically designed for patients called the Healthy Mouth. The app provides users with an immediate estimate of their oral health using an algorithm that analyzes user responses to oral

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Toothbrush Harder To Build Than Mars Rover Part Is ‘Breakthrough’ In Dental Care, Hong Kong Inventor Says

by South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong inventor who created a space tool for a Mars rover has co-designed a “breakthrough” that he says can revolutionise toothbrushing. Dr Ng Tze-chuen, honorary associate professor of the University of Hong Kong’s faculty of dentistry, and Jin

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Tel Aviv Scientists Could Make Root Canals History

by Haaretz

New nano-filling prevents the secondary tooth decay that takes place beneath cavities; could reach trial stage in a year or two. Sorry, sadists: You may want to find a more dependable profession now that Tel Aviv University has invented fillings

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Eric Bruno To Lead North America Commercial Business At Dentsply Sirona

by Dentsply Sirona

Eric Bruno has joined Dentsply Sirona as Senior Vice President of the North America Regional Commercial Organization. He is responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market strategy in North America to provide innovative solutions and clinical education supporting dental professionals and

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

DMG Introduces A Revolutionary SEMI-PERMANENT Crown Material: LuxaCrown – The Chairside Way To Long-Lasting Crowns

by DMG

DMG introduces a new revolutionary composite crown material, LuxaCrown. The new material provides the clinician the luxury of long-lasting crowns, chairside. In the world of prosthetic restorations, LuxaCrown is raising the bar with its outstanding stability and remarkable longevity. LuxaCrown

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Not Everyone Uses A Toothbrush And Toothpaste To Clean Their Teeth

by Mena FN

Most people use toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to clean their teeth, but their use is by no means universal. Many indigenous groups, as well as people in developing countries, use traditional techniques to clean their teeth. Some of these

July 4, 2019 News News

Alan Malouf, SF’s ‘Dentist To The Stars,’ Dies At 62

by San Francisco Chronicle

Alan Malouf, known as “the dentist to the stars” in San Francisco society, died June 29 in Hillsborough of a recurrence of multiple myeloma. Malouf was 62. His death was confirmed by his sister, Carol Malouf Atkeson. “Alan passed away

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Genes Could Play A Role In Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

by University of Bristol

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

‘Something To Smile About’ : Halifax Oral Care Company Gets Funding For ‘Breakthrough’ Product

by Halifax Today

IR Scientific Inc.’s Sensi-IP provides relief to those with sensitive teeth. A Halifax-based company is getting a $500,000 repayable contribution through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to move forward with a new product that provides relief to those with

July 3, 2019 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentists Want To Redefine Care For Patients With Disabilities

by amNewYork

The school’s Oral Health Center for Disabilities is focused on patients with physical, cognitive and developmental challenges. For Staten Island residents Donna Agoncillo and her son Christopher Agoncillo, having a dentist that understands how to treat people with special needs

July 3, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Supports 15 Indigenous Villages In The Xingu Region With Dental Treatment

by Dentsply Sirona

Modern technology and high-quality materials – Dentsply Sirona provided extensive equipment for the dental treatment of indigenous peoples in the Amazon region of Brazil. A team from Doutores Sem Fronteiras (Doctors Without Borders) traveled to the region of Mato Grosso