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July 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Plan Sponsors Worried About Drug, Dental Plan Sustainability: Sanofi Survey

by Benefits Canada

Most (79 per cent) plan sponsors said they have at least one major concern about their health benefits plan, with this increasing to 89 per cent for employers with 500 or more workers, according to the 2020 Sanofi Canada health-care survey. The top

November 28, 2019 News News

B.C. Open To Public Coverage Of Dental Care, But Not Without Federal Funding: Finance Minister

by Global News

The B.C. government is intrigued by the idea of rolling dental care into the health care system but insists the federal government would need to substantial help with funding. Finance Minister Carole James says the province has been looking at

November 20, 2019 News News

Utah Dentist Offers Alternative To Dental Insurance

by The Daily Universe

Provo dental office Cougar Dental offers a more cost-effective alternative to traditional dental insurance for college students and families seeking dental care. This alternative allows individuals to purchase a year-long membership rather than paying monthly insurance costs. Because dental care

November 5, 2019 News News

University Of Alberta Students Provide Free Dental Care For Those Without Insurance

by Global News

Every Saturday morning during the school year, dentistry and dental hygiene students from the University of Alberta in Edmonton provide cleanings and checkups for free. It’s part of the Student Health Initiative for the Needs of Edmonton (SHINE) clinic. Students

July 10, 2019 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Quip, An Instagram-Friendly Toothbrush Company, Is Going After The Dental Insurance Industry

by AdWeek

Instead of simply disrupting a category, direct-to-consumer brands are expanding into changing up entire industries. Two telemedicine direct-to-consumer brands—Ro and Keeps—started the first wave by offering men a different way to get a doctor’s consultation on uncomfortable health issues. Now,

May 18, 2019 News News

Canadians Support Publicly Funded Dental Care for Those Without Insurance

by Jeff Semple, Global News

Around 86 per cent of Canadians would support providing publicly funded dental care to those without insurance coverage, according to an opinion poll conducted by Ipsos for Global News. Around one-third of Canadians are currently not covered by any dental

March 6, 2019 News News

New Dental Agreement Gives Sask. Residents Access to Expanded Insured Dental Services

by Jonathan Guignard, Global News

Residents across the province now have access to expanded insured dental services following a new agreement between the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CDSS) and the Ministry of Health. The new services include cleft lip and palate treatment services for infants, children and

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

June 6, 2018 News News

Canadian Teen’s Fight for Braces Leads to NIHB Policy Change

by Mark Blackburn, APTN National News

It was a three-year court battle of David versus Goliath proportions and the victory will have rippling effects for other kids covered by Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits program. Josey Willier, from Sucker Creek First Nation in Alberta, was just

May 16, 2018 News News

Program Uses Smart Toothbrush Data to Determine Dental Rates

by Christina Farr, CNBC

Alex Frommeyer comes from a family of dentists. Now, he has a start-up that sells dental insurance, but with a twist. The Columbus, Ohio, company, called Beam Dental, started out by selling Bluetooth-connected toothbrushes, meaning that their product communicates with an

May 7, 2018 News BlogsPatient education

Dental Coverage Could Impact Your Patient Treatment Acceptance

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

“Selling” treatment is a challenge for many dentists. Treatment can be costly and it is not easy to convince some patients there is value when they do not “feel” they have a problem. Bottom line…bleeding gums are not a big

December 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

New Tax on Health and Dental Plans Have Major Pros and Cons

by Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, Financial Post

Reports that the upcoming federal budget will announce the government’s plan to tax employer-provided health and dental insurance have generated considerable buzz in Ottawa. It would be a significant change that would affect millions of Canadians and involve billions of

December 6, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Less than Half of Older Americans with Dental Insurance Visit the Dentist

by News Medical

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. Insurance status appeared to

November 20, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryDental ethics

Dentists grinning as demand for new smiles soars

by ken

From the Land of OZ IT WAS once the essential beauty feature for celebrities obsessed with appearance. But that dazzling white smile has moved beyond the Hollywood hills and into the Australian suburbs. Read more: and before you read below

June 13, 2011 News Community outreach

Drilling away at dental costs! New website, new insurers’ approaches shake up market

by ken

By Kristen Gerencher – Market Watch – Vital Signs – June 13, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Got teeth? If you lack dental insurance or have a skimpy policy, your options for scoring a better dentistry deal are growing. Image

December 17, 2010 News Practice management

5 tips for marketing your dental practice

by ken

I’m old enough to remember, two early dental entrepreneurs who were excoriated and taken to court for appearing in an ad related to the Holiday Inn.  My how the times have changed. From Dental Tribune international – No matter what size

October 29, 2010 News General News

Is this where we’re headed thanks to insurance driven dentistry?

by ken
June 10, 2010 News General News

Bogus ‘dentists’ prey on immigrants

by ken

In basements and backrooms across the province, with outdated and unsterilized tools, a cottage industry of illegal and sometimes dangerous dentistry is thriving among immigrant communities, a Toronto Star investigation has found. Offering cut-rate prices for inferior dental care, these

May 17, 2010 News Practice management

That was then; this is now

by ken

Image via Wikipedia The global economy has changed, and the dental world is forced to change. too. Once thought by most to be recession-proof, dental practices are being impacted by the economic downturn in many ways. Today’s economic conditions are