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October 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Daily Use of Ultrasound Can Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment, Prevent Root Damage

by University of Alberta

An ultrasound device developed at the University of Alberta has been shown to help patients who wear braces get faster results and avoid long-term complications, according to recently published studies. “Not only do the teeth move faster, daily use of

October 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

New Dental Clinic on USask Prince Albert Campus Welcomes Patients

by University of Saskatchewan

The clinic is part of the college’s Inclusive Community Outreach program which aims to improve access to care for priority populations in Saskatchewan. The space will be overseen by the dental college’s Director of Inclusive Community Care, Dr. Amrinderbir Singh. 

September 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Global Clinical Case Contest 2019-2020: Dentsply Sirona Virtually Honors Excellent Treatment Results of Dental Students

by Dentsply Sirona

Annually, Dentsply Sirona conducts the Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC) to award outstanding achievements in aesthetic dentistry by students from all over the world. This year, the final round took place virtually and an international jury selected the best entries

September 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

‘Excited to Move Forward’: U of T Faculty of Dentistry Students, Patients Slowly Return to Campus Clinics

by University of Toronto

After months of near total shutdown, students and their patients at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry clinics are gradually returning to campus while observing a host of new COVID-19 safety protocols. The school’s graduate specialty clinics began slowly

August 28, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

B.C. to Overhaul 20 Health Regulators Into Six Big Colleges

by Tricity News

The B.C. government intends to amalgamate the province’s 20 health profession regulators into six large regulatory colleges that will be directed by a new oversight body. This big-box style of self-regulatory colleges is new in Canada, said Health Minister Adrian

August 27, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Honouring and Inspiring a New Generation of Health Leaders and Innovators

by Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge are recognized today with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award.  Each recipient receives a cash prize of

August 17, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Canadian Dentists Resilient in Face of COVID-19 Pandemic According to 2020 Dental Industry Association of Canada Survey

by DIAC

As might be expected given the COVID-19 pandemic, “Financial Concerns” are now the top challenge Canadian dentists intend to address in their practice in 2020 (as compared to fourth highest ranked challenge in 2019), according to results from the DIAC

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Health Unit Urges Seniors, Parents, to Seek Dental Screening

by Windsor Star

With in-school dental screening for thousands of young children in jeopardy this year, public health is asking parents to have their kids’ teeth assessed by appointment. Because the 2019-20 school year was cut short, public health staff were unable to

August 5, 2020 News Dental StudentsDentistryNews

School of Dental Medicine’s Class of 2024 Gets a Virtual Welcome

by The Harvard Gazette

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed 36 new doctor of dental medicine students during Monday’s orientation. This is the first time in HSDM history that an incoming Class began a four-year program virtually. The Class of 2024 hails from

August 4, 2020 News DentistryNews

The Most Viewed Website on the Internet

by Nour Geres, Linnaea Halpert, Bronte Murcar-Evans, Noah Gasner, Joshua Tordjman (UofT WCODS)

If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely used Wikipedia to look up medical or dental information. As a matter of fact, Wikipedia is the most consulted website on the internet when it comes to health-related searches,1 making it a highly

July 21, 2020 News NewsOral Health

College Walking Event Will Help Provide Dental Services for Financially Challenged Patients

by Sudbury.com

Cambrian College’s annual Walk For a Smile event has resulted in a $18,746 donation for oral health care to be provided by the Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics (SDNPC). The donation is to allow  access to oral health for those

July 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

USask Researchers Awarded $715,000 to Tackle Mental Health and Addictions, MS, and Other Health Issues

by University of Saskatchewan

“SHRF’s investment in our growing community of outstanding researchers is advancing health care in Saskatchewan and developing innovative solutions for global health challenges, including mental health and addictions,” said USask Vice-President Research Karen Chad. The funding will assist the researchers

July 16, 2020 News DentistryNews

COVID-19 Government Benefits – UPDATE

by DCY

CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS) WHAT ARE THE CHANGES? CEWS will be extended until December 2020. Previously the CEWS was expected to end on August 29th, 2020. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU? You may be eligible to receive a reimbursement

July 15, 2020 News News

Six Ways U of T Plans to Keep Students, Faculty and Staff Safe on Campus This Fall

by University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is implementing a number of changes on campus to ensure the U of T’s community’s safety in advance of the fall semester. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, new and returning students will see

July 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona’s Comprehensive Clinical Education Program Results in Strong Attendance Worldwide – Three Times Higher Than Pre-Pandemic

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is recognized as one of the largest providers of comprehensive clinical education programs in the dental industry. Education and training are core to the mission of Dentsply Sirona’s Academy, with the goal of providing dentists, team members and

July 2, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Covid-19 Isn’t Keeping Americans from the Dentist, DentalPlans.com Survey Reveals

by DentalPlans.com

Nearly 90% of respondents to a new survey by DentalPlans.com, a leading online marketplace for dental savings plans, said they will go to the dentist despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as long as safety precautions are in place. Of those

June 25, 2020 News DentistryNews

UB Dental Students 3D Print Free Face Shields For Local Dentists

by The University at Buffalo

A team of University at Buffalo dental students are using 3D printers to supply UB and Western New York dentists with much-needed protective equipment as local practices return to providing oral health care. The students, working under the guidance of

June 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2 Million to Train Dentists to Treat People with Disabilities

by New York University

NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and

June 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Pokemon Smile Will Make Kids Brush Their Teeth

by GameSpot

A new mobile app is joining the family of Pokemon spin-offs on phones, and like the previously announced Pokemon Sleep, this one is aimed at improving your lifestyle. Pokemon Smile, which is now available on Android and iOS, is an

June 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentist Can Take Lead Action in Responding to Vaping Spike

by ADA News

It can start with a simple, straightforward question: Do you vape or use e-cigarettes? In an effort to help patients improve their oral and overall health, dentists should proactively broach the topic of vaping, according to Dr. Andrew Welles, a