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February 25, 2021 News Dental HygieneDentistryNews

Study Examines Occupational Risks Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates, Transmission Risk, and Immunity in Dental Schools Across Canada

by COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

Dental and dental hygiene students and staff remain among the few groups on-site nearly daily at universities and colleges across Canada. Their continued presence on campus and the nature of the dental work itself increases their risk of exposure to

February 24, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Providing a Path into Health-Care Professions for African Nova Scotian Students

by Dalhousie University

The COVID-19 pandemic presented some challenges for Promoting Leadership in health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS) to offer its regular camps for teens. But an unexpected grant through the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation provided the perfect opportunity to connect with

February 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

Covid in Scotland: Dental Schools Unable to Take on New Students

by BBC

Scotland’s dental schools will not admit new students in September due to existing trainees having to repeat the academic year. It was announced last week that dental students had not been able to gain sufficient clinical experience during the Covid

February 16, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

University of Alberta Dentistry School Partners with Métis Nation of Alberta to Improve Access to Oral Health Care

by Mirage News

Diane Valentine of Fort Assiniboine can smile broadly again thanks to a new partnership between the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry and the Métis Nation of Alberta. “I was chicken to go to the dentist all my life and I hadn’t been

February 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

Scottish Dental Students Forced to Repeat a Year

by BBC

All dental students in Scotland will have to repeat a year after their training was disrupted by Covid. Scotland’s dental schools said students had not been able to gain sufficient clinical experience of aerosol generating procedures. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman

February 8, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Durham College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Operating, Open for Clients

by The Chronicle

Durham College’s (DC) Dental Hygiene program is slowing down its curriculum during the pandemic. But that’s a good thing. It is necessary so students can catch up on their outstanding clinical hours while ensuring all public health protocols are being

January 14, 2021 News Oral Health

New Dentists Share Advice, Lessons Learned From 2020

by ADA

During the the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference in October 2020, new dentists were asked to share some of the challenges they have overcome during the last year and offer advice for some of their new dentist colleagues. More than

January 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Microbiome Study: Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria Borrow Growth Molecules From Neighbors to Thrive

by The University at Buffalo

The human body is filled with friendly bacteria. However, some of these microorganisms, such as Veillonella parvula, may be too nice. These peaceful bacteria engage in a one-sided relationship with pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, helping the germ multiply and cause gum

December 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

123Dentist Gives UBC Faculty of Dentistry $1.25 Million Reasons to Smile

by 123Dentist

123Dentist, Canada’s largest majority dentist-owned network of dental practices, is pleased to announce a $1.25 million donation to the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry to advance the future of dentistry.  As leaders in dental education, UBC Dentistry is committed to providing advanced opportunities for

December 18, 2020 News DentistryNews

Student Learning and Wellness Top Priority for This Year’s W.W. Wood Award Winner

by University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is pleased to announce that dental hygiene associate professor Ava Chow is the recipient of the W.W. Wood Award. Ava Chow’s teaching style is both practical and relevant. Her commitment to her profession and student wellness

December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bringing Dental Care to our Most Vulnerable: Henry Schein Supports UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

by Henry Schein Canada, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the fragility and limitations of our global health systems, particularly for our vulnerable senior populations. When COVID-19 began, dental care for residents of long-term care facilities all but stopped, even though oral

December 14, 2020 News DentistryNews

Students Can Now Practise on Virtual Patients

by British Dental Journal

Universal Simulation UK has launched their first affordable medical ‘flight simulator’, the Model T, which enables students to perform treatments on virtual patients. With the use of haptics (a motorised arm which gives accurate haptic feedback for virtual touch), the

December 10, 2020 News DentistryNews

Faculty of Dentistry Receives Gies Award From American Dental Education Association

by The University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry has won the prestigious 2021 William J. Gies Award for Achievement – Academic Dental Institution from the American Dental Education Association ADEAGies Foundation. The Gies Awards recognize individuals and organizations that epitomize the highest standards

December 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Movember Brings Together Mo Bros & Mo Sistas

by Brittany Pollock, Co-lead, Schulich Movember Team, Schulich DDS Candidate 2023

When most people think about Movember, they think of men growing moustaches. From what I have come to learn, it is much more than that. It is about raising awareness and funds for projects that support men’s health. Movember’s projects

December 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dr. Walter Siqueira Receives SHRF Excellence Award

by University of Saskatchewan

At the 2020 Santé Awards Dr. Walter Siqueira (DDS, PhD), full professor and associate dean, academic, in the College of Dentistry, received an Excellence Award for the Top Establishment Grant: Biomedical. The Excellence Awards recognize the top-ranked applications in the

December 1, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

New Business Education Club for Dental Students Debuted with Online Seminar

by Schulich Medicine and Dentistry

A new student-run organization at Schulich Dentistry is creating a space for dental students to learn about business and entrepreneurship opportunities within their future profession. The Dental Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation (DEBI) club has been active on social media since

November 12, 2020 News DentistryNews

Harvard School of Dental Medicine Alumna Reflects on Progress and Potential to Address Racial Inequities

by Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Fifty years ago, Dolores Mercedes Franklin, DMD74, PD76, became the first woman of color to attend Harvard School of Dental Medicine and one of the first five women to earn a DMD degree. A trailblazer throughout her life, Franklin, a

November 11, 2020 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygiene Grads Shine in National Certification Exam

by College of New Caledonia

The CNC dental hygiene class of 2020 has outperformed the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Examination’s nationwide average while maintaining the program’s 100 per cent pass rate. The exam tests competencies in eight areas including responsibility and accountability, client and

November 11, 2020 News DentistryNews

Breaking Down Barriers: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Builds Community with Student ‘Houses’

by University of Toronto

When the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry first closed its doors to all but essential emergency services, Ryan Schure wondered how the COVID-19 restrictions would affect students and faculty who were suddenly deprived of in-person connections. Then he had an idea. “I was

November 9, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Mechanism Linking Gum Disease to Heart Disease, Other Inflammatory Conditions Discovered

by University of Toronto

U of T Dentistry researchers find first evidence that neutrophil immune cell activity is the missing link connecting periodontal disease with heart disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions The link between periodontal (gum) disease and other inflammatory conditions such as heart