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January 17, 2019 News News

Wisdom Teeth Removal Puts Some Young People at Risk of Opioid Addiction, Study Says

by Maria Clark, NOLA.com

Wisdom teeth removal surgery, a fairly common and painful procedure, is also one of the first points of access to prescription opioid medication among adolescents and young adults resulting in a higher risk of opioid addiction in this age group,

January 17, 2019 News News

Merix Pharmaceutical Corp. Announces Availability of RELEEV® in Convenience Stores

by Merix Pharmaceutical Corp.

Merix Pharmaceutical Corp., an industry leader in the treatment of cold sores and development of phyto-pharmaceutical technology, announces its RELEEV® 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment that is available in drugstores like Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid, is now available

January 17, 2019 News News

65 More Families File Lawsuit Against Anaheim Dental Clinic on Behalf of Infected Children

by Deepa Bharath, The Orange County Register

Sixty-five families whose children were infected by rare bacteria when they underwent pulpotomies, or “baby root canals,” at an Anaheim clinic two years ago filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 16, naming the clinic, its operators, the company that installs and maintains water

January 17, 2019 News News

Province to Spend Almost $1 Million on Expanded Dental Coverage for Kids

by Taryn Grant, StarMetro Halifax

The government of Nova Scotia says it will now pay for more basic dental treatment for children without private insurance. In a news release Wednesday morning, the province announced an expansion to the Children’s Oral Health Program, which covers children

January 16, 2019 News News

Henry Schein & International College of Dentists Partner with Fleur de Vie

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein and the International College of Dentists’ (ICD) Global Visionary Fund (GVF) have once again joined together to support the oral health of children. This time, products were donated to the Fleur de Vie’s health awareness and education initiative

January 16, 2019 News News

VistaCool 3 Eliminates Need for Autoclave Condenser Bottles

by SciCan

SciCan is proud to announce the VistaCool 3 Direct-to-Drain Thermal Reduction System for Autoclave Wastewater, created by Vista Research Group. The innovative design of the new VistaCool 3 provides all the same benefits as its predecessors, while occupying less space.

January 15, 2019 News News

Panthera Dental Invests $20.6 Million for Brand New Headquarters

by Panthera Dental

To support their ongoing growth in the dental and medical field, Panthera Dental will soon have new headquarters. This $20.6 million investment will quadruple current production capacity and create 150 new jobs over the next five years. The new headquarters

January 14, 2019 News News

Cantel Acquires Vista Research Group

by Cantel Medical Corp.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMD) announced today that it has acquired Vista Research Group, LLC. (“Vista Research Group”), a company that provides a complete line of innovative water treatment, purification and management solutions for the dental industry. The total purchase price

January 10, 2019 News News

Dentsply Sirona at IDS 2019: Everything for the Success of Dental Practice, Lab

by Dentsply Sirona

Visitors to the IDS 2019 can look forward to an imaginative and exciting program from Dentsply Sirona. Numerous product presentations, hands-on courses and an “innovation corner” all provide a platform for in-depth exchanges. “Our products are innovative thanks to our

January 9, 2019 News Oral Health

Minnesota Dental Association Releases Opioid Support Materials for Dentists and Patients

by Manitoba Dental Association

The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has published a new brochure on pain management and the dangers of opioid use. The patient brochure educates on the dangers of opioid use and offers information on opioid alternatives as well as storing and

January 9, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Do You Know a Dental Hygiene Superhero?

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Join forces with the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) to support our second annual competition to recognize dental hygiene health care superheroes in communities across Canada. Championed by your oral health defender CDHA and sponsored by Sensodyne®, we’re looking for

January 9, 2019 News Dental HygieneNews

Canadian Dental Hygienists Start the Cannabis Conversation

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, dental hygienists urge everyone to think carefully before using cannabis,

January 9, 2019 News Dental ProductNews

High-Capacity RapidHeat Tabletop Sterilizer Now Available

by CPAC Equipment

After a period of lengthy development, CPAC Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce the February 2019 rollout of their new RapidHeat™ Pro11 High-Capacity Tabletop Sterilizer. With over 700% (7 times) more capacity than its COX RapidHeat™ predecessor, the Pro11 has

January 9, 2019 News News

Dental Flossing, Other Behaviors Linked with Higher Levels of PFAS in Body

by Silent Spring Institute, EurekAlert!

A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing with Oral-B Glide dental floss, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals. PFAS are water- and grease-proof substances that have been linked with numerous health

January 8, 2019 News News

OraCare Launches Implant Post-Op Care System, Designed To Help Prevent Peri-Implantitis

by OraCare

A combination of an in-office gel and a take-home rinse, this system is designed to protect the investment made by both doctor and patient The active ingredients activated chlorine dioxide, xylitol, and aloe kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, biofilm, and VSCs

January 8, 2019 News News

Lawsuit Alleges Major Red Flags in Yuma Boy’s Death Following Dental Visit

by Mike Pelton, ABC15 Arizona

A year after the death of a young Arizona boy following a dental procedure, a lawsuit is taking aim at everyone involved with the operation. Zion Gastelum, 2, passed away four days after a visit to a Kool Smiles dental clinic in

January 7, 2019 News News

Paid Bioactive Giomer Materials Can Help Improve Clinical Outcomes

by Shofu

Bioactive Dental Materials Today’s patients seek treatments that are not only aesthetic but also innocuous, healing and have beneficial influence on their overall health. Over the past several decades, dentistry has been seeing a shift from reactive treatments of dental

January 4, 2019 News News

Dentist Plans to Open ‘Affordable’ Clinic in Regina

by David Baxter, Global News

Lots of people avoid going to the dentist. For some, it’s to avoid a potentially painful procedure but for many it’s because of the cost. Without insurance, the cost of procedures can quickly exceed $1,000. Regina dentist Blake Mitchell is

January 2, 2019 News News

dentalcorp, Dentist Partners Offer Support to Core Dental Group Patients and Staff

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp, Canada’s leading network of dental practices, announced today it would be opening its doors to patients and staff left stranded after a series of Core Dental Group clinics in Edmonton suddenly shut down. These recent closures have had a

December 27, 2018 News News

Manitoba Dental Association Wants to Open Dental Emergency Room in Winnipeg

by Amber McGuckin, Global News

For many Manitobans, getting a terrible toothache can mean a trip to the hospital, but that could be changing if the Manitoba Dental Association has its way. Association president Dr. Cory Sul says too many people are ending up in hospital