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October 29, 2018 News News

Dentists, Health Experts Hold Meeting About Fluoridation of Calgary’s Drinking Water

by Michael Franklin, CTV News

Dozens of concerned Calgarians gathered on Saturday afternoon for a discussion about the pros and cons of adding fluoride back into the city’s water system. The city stopped the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water back in 2011 because

October 29, 2018 News News

Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits

by Jennifer Bresnick, Health IT Analytics

Providing dental coverage as a preventive care benefit may help providers and payers reduce the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to a new two-year study from Capital BlueCross, Dominion National, and Geneia LLC. Integrating dental services more tightly into

October 29, 2018 News News

ADA Adopts Policy on HPV Vaccination for the Prevention of Oral HPV Infection

by American Dental Association

With the number of cases of HPV-associated cancers on the rise, the American Dental Association (ADA) has adopted a policy that urges dentists to support the use and administration of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The combined estimate by the

October 29, 2018 News News

Children with Severe Dental Decay ‘Should be Referred to Safeguarding Teams’

by ITV News

Children found to have severe dental decay should be referred to local safeguarding teams as it may be an indicator of wider neglect, dentistry experts have said. Researchers at London’s King’s College Hospital said two out of five (40%) children

October 29, 2018 News News

Tooth Loss Can Indicate Malnutrition, Rutgers Study Says

by Rutgers University

Older adults are at risk for both impaired oral health and malnutrition, according to a study by Rutgers University researchers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, analyzed the health records of 107 community-dwelling

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