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April 2, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

P.E.I. Dental Hygienists Offering Free Oral Health Care

by The Guardian

P.E.I. dental professionals will once again be opening their hearts by providing free oral health care to those in the community who need it most. On Saturday April 7, the Prince Edward Island Dental Hygienists’ Association is hosting a one-day

March 20, 2018 News News

Primary Care Physicians Feel Unprepared to Provide Oral Health Care

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequipped to provide adequate oral health counseling to pregnant women. Poor maternal oral health can have significant impacts on a woman’s

March 19, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Ontario NDP Announces Full Dental Care Coverage If Elected

by CBC News

Ontario’s NDP is promising to introduce “Canada’s first universal Pharmacare plan” that would cover dental care and prescription drug costs should the party form a government following the June provincial election. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath announced the plan at a campaign-style event in downtown Toronto on Saturday that

March 19, 2018 News News

Kentucky Dental Student Group Provides Dental Care to Hispanic Population

by Julie Heflin, UofL News

On a Saturday morning, you may find Kelsey Wilson, a third year dental student, in Carrollton, Ky., providing oral health screenings and dental education at a local Hispanic church. Wilson serves as vice president of the UofL School of Dentistry’s

March 13, 2018 News News

Tri Hawk Donates Over $250,000 for Those in Need of Dental Care

by Tri Hawk

When we think of helping the needy, we usually start with feeding the hungry or donating clothing to some familiar charity. But what about defining the needy as “people with little or no access to dental care?” That’s what Tri

March 6, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Henry Schein Cares Donates $265K in Health Care Supplies

by Henry Schein Cares

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today that it is donating $265,000 in health care products to nine dental schools in support of their oral health outreach missions to underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world. The donations

March 5, 2018 News News

Synthetic Biology Discovery Finds Potential for Drug-Producing Bacteria

by Universities of Warwick and Surrey

Bacteria could be programmed to produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology from the Universities of Warwick and Surrey Researchers develop unique system to dynamically allocate essential cellular resources to both synthetic circuit and host cell – allowing both

March 1, 2018 News Dental CareNews

Blue Cross Blue Shield Provides Easier Dental Care Access

by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, PR Newswire

Access to dental services continues to be an issue for many Americans, with the American Dental Association reporting that 1 in 3 Americans face challenges finding dental care. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ Dental Blue plan has expanded its

January 9, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Colgate Releases Electronic Toothbrush with Oral Health Tracking, Feedback

by PR Newswire

Colgate, a global leader in oral care, is committed to improving the way people brush their teeth. With the launch tomorrow in the US on Apple.com and select Apple Stores, the new Colgate® Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence,

December 4, 2017 News APPsNewsTechnology

New Mobile App Rewards Good Dental Habits with “Dentacoin”

by The Merkle

Dentacare is the second developed tool, serving the mission of Dentacoin, after the successfully launched Trusted Review Platform. The Dentacare Mobile app aims to form long-lasting dental care habits through an intensive 3-month program in an engaging gamified environment. Through reminders, notifications,

August 2, 2017 News DiseaseNews

Common Gum Infections Linked to Many Cancers in Women

by Lisa Rapaport, Reuters

Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as periodontal disease, serious infections in the mouth that are

August 2, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Your Patients’ Mouth Could Signal Abuse, Neglect

by Alyson Sulaski Wyckoff, AAP News

Could the bitemarks, swollen lips or severely decayed teeth in your patient be related to child abuse or neglect? A clinical report from the Academy and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry aims to help pediatric and dental providers review

July 31, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

New Soft Chews Product Shown to Protect Children’s Enamel

by Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., PR Newswire

Ortek Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that new data shows the effects of a novel sugar free chocolate soft chew in helping maintain enamel health in children. This product, BasicBites®, coats teeth with a vital blend of tooth supporting nutrients. BasicBites

June 19, 2017 News BlogsDental CarePublic Relations - Patient Care

Providing Dental Care for Special Needs Patients

by Dr. Jonathan Everett, Kirkland Family Dentistry

As healthcare professionals, we all want to provide the best possible care for each and every patient we serve. With some patients, this is a walk in the park, but for others, it can be more difficult to give them

May 29, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Marijuana Found to Increase Risk of Oral Diseases

by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study

May 26, 2017 News NewsPaediatric Dentistry

Professional Athletes and Henry Schein Go To Bat for Healthier Children

by Henry Schein Cares

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that for the fifth straight year, it is joining forces with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society® (PBATS) and the Taylor Hooton Foundation to speak with children about the importance of staying active,

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

Insufficient Dental Care Funding Hits Another Major Country

by Bite Magazine

The unveiling and formal tabling of the Federal Budget tonight by the Turnbull Government has revealed that funding once again will be insufficient to meet the oral health needs of the Australian public. ADA President Dr Hugo Sachs and Deputy

May 11, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Ontario Government Pushed to Offer More Dental Care Access

by Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

A petition from the local health unit calling for the Ontario government to provide more dental care to adults and seniors in need has been presented to Queen’s Park by Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi. Delaying expansion of dental care

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Canadians Looking at Dental Care Coverage for All Youth

by Michael Gorman, CBC News

The New Democrats are looking to address a little unfinished business. NDP Leader Gary Burrill announced Monday that if his party wins the provincial election at the end of the month, the NDP will expand dental care coverage for young people

May 9, 2017 News Dental CareHealth screeningsNews

Does it Make Sense to Check Blood Pressure at Dental Check-Ups?

by Annals of Family Medicine

Integrating oral health and primary care has long been a goal for many health care organizations, including Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) has recently built upon this principle through an initiative that makes