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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 15, 2018 News News

Windsor-Essex Health Unit Survey Finds Adults’ Oral Health Worse Than Children

by Dave Waddall, Windsor Star

The declining oral health recently detected in local children is even worse among adults, said Nicole Dupuis, director of health promotion for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Dupuis said that’s the conclusion from the analysis of data collected in a

October 4, 2018 News News

Dental Equipment Stolen From Vancouver Island Charity

by Kendall Hanson, CHEK News

As a dental hygienist, Heather Cooper’s job is to make peoples smiles shine. She normally works in Nanaimo but each year, as part of the charity she founded, she also goes to remote parts of Vancouver Island to help people

September 17, 2018 News News

1 out of 5 Texans Has Not Seen a Dentist in 5 Years or More

by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Many Texans would agree that healthy teeth and gums are important, however a Guardian survey shows Texans aren’t backing it up with regular visits to the dentist. In fact, 1 out of 5 Texans admit they haven’t seen a dentist in 5

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access

August 30, 2018 News News

Oral Microbiome Therapy May Improve Cirrhosis Symptoms

by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

In the treatment of severe liver disorders such as cirrhosis the standard of care traditionally has not focused on the patient’s teeth. Yet now, investigators at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have just released new study findings that show routine

August 24, 2018 News News

Nunavut Dental Health Needs Action: Dentist

by Jane George, Nunatsiq News

When Márta Demoth worked as a dentist in Nunavut, she says she felt more like a firefighter than a dentist. The teeth of many of the roughly 3,000 Nunavut patients she saw between 2014 and 2016 were so bad that

August 23, 2018 News News

Preoperative Oral Care May Reduce Complications From Cancer Surgery

by Leah Lawrence, Cancer Network

Undergoing oral care with a dentist prior to major cancer surgery significantly decreased postoperative complications, according to the results of a Japanese retrospective study. Patients who received oral care had lower rates of postoperative pneumonia and all-cause 30-day mortality. “The

August 10, 2018 News News

Dental Issues Can Negatively Impact Children’s School Success

by DentalPlans.com

A trip to the dentist is one of the best ways to help children have a successful school year. This is unfortunately because the high cost of dental care has been linked to frequent school absences and learning problems. Even when they

August 8, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Rise of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste has Dentists Concerned

by Jeff Donn, The Associated Press

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a

August 7, 2018 News News

Tongue Splitting: Surgeons Warn of Serious Health Risks

by BBC News

People who have their tongues split deliberately are putting their health at serious risk, surgeons have warned. The procedure involves cutting the tongue in half to create a lizard-like forked effect. But experts said it came with the risk of

August 7, 2018 News News

Special Olympics Athlete Receives Oral Hygiene

by Special Olympics

A Special Olympics athlete receives personal oral hygiene instruction at Special Smiles during Canada National Games in August 2018. Henry Schein, Inc. recently announced a multi-year partnership with Special Olympics to donate essential health care products in support of Special

July 25, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Ready to Leave Public System as Contract Talks Drag On

by Kalina Laframboise, Global News

In a move that could leave thousands of Quebecers without access to dental care, dentists are threatening to pull out of the public health system amid tense and longstanding contract negotiations with the province. Serge Langlois, the president of Association des

July 13, 2018 News News

Heroic Dentistry: Asperger’s Syndrome and Special Care with ACTIVA

by Raymond Kimsey, D.M.D., Pulpdent

The Heroic Dentistry series celebrates oral health care providers who, like PULPDENT founder Dr. Harold Berk, have made it their mission to save teeth and help patients live in comfort and smile with confidence. Rachel has been diagnosed with Asperger’s

July 6, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Threaten Withdrawal From Public Plan

by The Canadian Press

Angered over what they call a lack of enthusiasm from Quebec Health Minister Gaetan Barrette over a new collective agreement, Quebec’s dentists are threatening to withdraw from a public dental plan. The agreement between the provincial government and the Association

July 3, 2018 News News

Dentsply Sirona Supports Doctors Without Borders in the Amazon Region

by Dentsply Sirona

On June 26th, 2018, a Doctors Without Borders team launched its fifth tour in Brazil, offering dental aid for indigenous people in the Amazon region who ordinarily have no access to dentists. Dentsply Sirona supports the team of dentists, doctors

June 6, 2018 News Oral Health

BC Dental Hygienists Provide Dental Care for Underserved

by British Columbia Dental Hygienists' Association

The British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association’s Caring Campaign will provide dental hygiene care for underserved or disadvantaged British Columbians who might not otherwise be able to access these important services. This project is a collaborative initiative between the British Columbia

May 30, 2018 News News

Buffalo Professor Trains Syrian Refugee Camp Teachers in Dental Care

by The University at Buffalo

Dental professor Othman Shibly travels twice a year to the borders of his native Syria to help deliver dental care to more than 2,000 refugee children. The challenge: The number amounts to one percent of the 200,000 children displaced by

May 22, 2018 News News

Ontario Election Healthcare Platforms Recap

by Oral Health

With the Ontario election just a couple weeks away and endless information about the parties’ platforms circulating, it’s a good time to refresh yourself on what healthcare promises are being made. Dental care has been a massive topic for each

May 14, 2018 News News

Ontario PCs Promise Dental Plan for Low-Income Seniors

by The Canadian Press

A Progressive Conservative government would invest $98 million per year to help low-income access dental care, party Leader Doug Ford said Saturday. “Many Ontarians have dental insurance, but two thirds of low-income seniors cannot afford it,” Ford told reporters in