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October 9, 2019 News News

‘Absolute Hell’: Parents Say Of Daughter, 5, Who Almost Died After Routine Dental Surgery

by CBC News

Autumn Ferguson went into a Regina dental clinic with a few cavities, and left in an ambulance on life support. The five-year-old girl’s lungs collapsed while receiving oxygen in the wrong way under general anesthesia, according to the surgical centre’s own admission. Ferguson’s

May 18, 2019 News News

Dental Assistant Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Minor During Surgery

by Abigail Constantino, WTOP

A dental surgical assistant from Montgomery County, Maryland, has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenager during oral surgery. Mervin Alexander Rivas-Chang, of Germantown, could face years in jail for sexually abusing a then-17-year-old girl. His sentencing is scheduled

January 29, 2019 News News

Man Pulls Out His Own Tooth with Pliers After 18-Month Wait to See NHS Dentist

by Ross McGuinness, Yahoo News UK

A man says he pulled out his own tooth after waiting 18 months for an NHS dentist. David Woodhouse, 62, from Ventongimps, near Truro, Cornwall, claimed he couldn’t get a place at the dental surgery near his home. “I had

August 15, 2018 News News

New Dental Product May Slash Treatment Costs

by Elena McPhee, Otago Daily Times

In New Zealand, hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent treating bone fractures and on dental surgery every day – but a new material created from cattle bones at the University of Otago could change that, a researcher says. Dr

August 8, 2018 News News

NSW Government Suspends Dentist, Warns Patients of Bloodborne Viruses

by Nicole Chettle, ABC

The New South Wales Government has warned decades worth of patients at a dental surgery in Sydney’s inner-west they could have been infected with bloodborne viruses. Dr James Pok-Yan Ng was suspended last month after his cleaning and sterilisation practices

April 13, 2018 News News

Ontario Dental Surgeon Pulls Man’s Teeth Out “In Error”

by Jason Vermes, CBC Radio

Lee Schwaderer loves corn on the cob and singing with his church choir, but now he can’t enjoy either. When the 65-year-old Keswick, Ont., man went in for dental surgery three years ago, he says he woke up from anesthesia

March 20, 2018 News NewsOral Surgery

B.C. Government Aims to Increase Dental Surgeries by 15 Per Cent

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The B.C. government plans to increase the number of dental surgeries done in the province by 15 per cent this year, as part of a strategy to improve access to dental care for vulnerable patients including disabled children and adults.

April 28, 2017 News NewsOral SurgeryPaediatric Dentistry

Backlog of Pediatric Dental Surgeries Continues to Grow

by Michael Crowe, WBIR

Children are suffering, and there’s nothing they can do — that’s the message from a group of East Tennessee dentists this week. The group, headed by Dr. Richard Myers of Western Heights Dental, is concerned that TennCare is falling behind

April 1, 2017 Product Spotlight

KaVo ELECTROmatic: Electrified by Perfection

by KaVo Kerr

The KaVo ELECTROmatic converts a non-electric dental treatment unit into an electric one. An existing dental unit can be upgraded with the KL703 LED within minutes and without the need of a specialist. Just starting by plug-in the ELECTROmatic onto

February 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian Emergency Rooms Seeing Too Many Dental Cases

by CBC Radio

If dental care was publicly funded, fewer people would become addicted to opioids. That’s just one of the reasons Dr. Hasan Sheikh, an emergency room physician in Toronto, is calling on governments to expand medicare. Another reason? Doctors don’t know

December 29, 2016 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

Dental Implant Coatings Could Prevent Common Bacterial Infection

by University of the Basque Country, ScienceDaily

Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail. A piece of research by the UPV/EHU has succeeded in developing coatings capable of preventing potential bacterial infection and should it arise, eliminate it as well as

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Grafting with Biomaterials – Did You Get Consent?

by Tina Kokosis, DDS, MS, FRCD(C), FICOI Certified Specialist in Periodontics

I remember my first days as a new dentist and my introduction to the great debate over amalgam restorations vs. composite restorations. Today, we no longer place an amalgam or resin restoration without having a discussion with our patients over

November 1, 2016 Product Spotlight

Orascoptic’s HDL Prismatic Telescopes Perfect for Exacting Procedures

by Oral Health

Orascoptic™, the leader in superior vision solutions for dental professionals, is excited to announce their new line of HDL™ prismatic telescopes; including their first and only 5.5x telescope. Ranging in magnification powers from 3.5x to 5.5x, these prismatic expanded field

October 24, 2016 News AnesthesiologyDental OfficeDentistryGeneral PracticeNewsOral Surgery

Many Questions are Arising Around Alberta’s Anesthesia Guidelines

by Alexandra Zabjek, CBC News

Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. The majority of provinces require at least two “operators” be present

Sinus Lift
October 18, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryPeriodontics

Sinus Lift: An Update

by Hendrik Doering

The sinus lift is a recognized method for augmentation if the bone volume for implantation at first seems inadequate in posterior aspect of the maxilla. When the practitioner plans for such a procedure, the question is often as to whether

October 4, 2016 Video Sponsored Dental TechnologyDentistryImplantologyOral HealthOral Surgery

Paid Inliant: Visual | Real-time | Accurate

by Oral Health

Inliant Clinical provides surgeons with visual, real-time, and accurate guidance over patient CT images during implant surgery – helping surgeons drill free hand to a pre planned angle and depth with sub-millimetre accuracy. The cartless system, which integrates seamlessly into

September 21, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryNewsOral HealthOral Surgery

3D Systems is Making Full Jaw Reconstruction a One Day Job

by Stockhouse News

3D Systems announced today the launch of Jaw in a Day®, the latest addition to its VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) Reconstruction product line. Enabled by 3D Systems’ healthcare expertise and proprietary digital-to-physical workflow, this patient-specific process enables surgeons to perform

September 13, 2016 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticDental CareOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Resolving Colour and Crowding

by Tyler Wynne, DDS

Introduction For some of our patients, esthetics is not a chief concern as lip posture accommodation has enabled them to hide their smile. A precipitating event, such as an accident resulting in dental trauma or critical comment from a stranger

Soft tissue modification
September 13, 2016 Feature Dental TechnologyDentistryOral SurgeryOrthodontics

Diode Laser for Implant Uncovery and Soft Tissue Modification

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI, DADIA

Abstract Diode lasers have become more widely used in dental clinical practice and have demonstrated a safe effective method for treatment in and around implants that require soft tissue modification to either expose the implant for the restorative phase or

August 23, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthOral Surgery

Root Canals Could Be Seeing Their Last Days

by Mary Brophy Marcus, CBS News

Could root canal procedures go by the wayside in the not-too-distant future? Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute hope so. They’re developing a new treatment strategy that could someday help heal a damaged tooth using