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June 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

US Dental Practices ‘Largely Exempt’ from OSHA Rule

by ADA

The ADA is pleased that dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The OSHA emergency standard, released June 10, provides additional guidance for health care

June 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

Floss Boss: Dental Student Gets $10k to Pursue Invention

by Wavy.com

A dental student at Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded $10,000 by her school to develop a prototype for her invention to help those wearing braces floss between their teeth. Student Christina Gordon first developed her idea for the Proxy-Flosser

June 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Inappropriate Pain Management After Surgery a Major Cause of Opioid Crisis

by University of Dundee

Targets to eliminate pain after surgery are a major cause of the opioid crisis in several countries, according to a new report co-authored by Professor Lesley Colvin of the University of Dundee. Published in The Lancet, the report brings together global

June 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

National Dental Program Would Help Free Up Hospital Staff: NDP

by The Chronicle Journal

A national dental-care program for low-income households wouldn’t come cheap but would help cut down traffic at hospital emergency rooms, the NDP says. “Too many Canadians end up in the emergency room because of dental problems that could be easily

June 14, 2021 News DentistryNews

Smartphone Camera Can Illuminate Bacteria Causing Acne, Dental Plaques

by Technology.org

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a method that uses smartphone-derived images to identify potentially harmful bacteria on skin and in oral cavities. Their approach, outlined in a paper published in the issue of Optics and Lasers in Engineering, can

June 10, 2021 News DentistryNewsPractice management

Henry Schein Acquires Majority Interest in eAssist Dental Solutions

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Adds Outsourced Virtual Dental Billing Platform to a Growing Portfolio of Value-Added Services to Help Enhance Practice Profitability Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced today that

June 10, 2021 News DentistryNews

Understaffed and Ready to Hire, Dentists Face Applicant Shortages as They Emerge From COVID-19 Pandemic

by ADA

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca De La Rosa, D.D.S., prided herself on having a tenured dental team. But after losing two hygienists and an expanded-function assistant at the height of the pandemic — all of whom had been working for

June 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

UK Dental Leaders Commit to Review of Infection Control Rules Amid Backlog Concerns

by The National

The announcement came after dentists warned that the current rules could have “serious consequences” for patient care. Dentists have said that the number of appointments they can offer patients is being hampered by the stringent requirements for infection control in

Mental Health
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How Dentistry Professionals Can Manage Their Mental Health

by Beau Peters

Most people don’t realize that the dental profession is one of the most at-risk for mental health disorders. These include depression, anxiety, and negative effects of stress. Mental health in dentistry can often be considered a taboo subject, but it

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Buffalo Forensic Dentist Pens Sequel to Award-Winning Crime Novel

by The University at Buffalo

Previous novel was honored by Independent Publisher Book Awards, Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards and Next Generation Indie Awards University at Buffalo professor Mary Bush, a forensic dentist who has helped analyze prominent criminal investigations, is returning to the world

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

ADA Tells White House: No ‘Grave Danger’ of Being Exposed to COVID-19 in Dental Settings

by ADA

“There does not appear to be a grave danger of being exposed to COVID-19 in dental settings, particularly as the pandemic is decelerating.” This is what the ADA told the White House Office of Management and Budget during a June 1

June 8, 2021 News DentistryNews

Pride Month: Open Forum to Explore Dentists’ Role as LGBTQ+ Allies

by ADA

In honor of Pride Month, dentists seeking to learn how to be a stronger LGBTQ+ ally in their practice are invited to a virtual open forum organized by the ADA’s New Dentist Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The forum, Amplifying

June 7, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona: Now Offering Pre-Sterilized Blister Packs of Vortex Blue Endodontic Instruments

by Dentsply Sirona

Developing solutions that increase patient safety and enable excellent clinical outcomes is a major priority for Dentsply Sirona. As a pioneer in infection prevention, the company is now offering pre-sterilized Vortex Blue Rotary files. This is in addition to the

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Ontario Together Fund to Provide Dental Professionals with Free Rapid Antigen Tests Through ODA Supply Hub

by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to provide its registered members with free Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests courtesy of the Ontario Together Fund (OTF). The

June 4, 2021 News DentistryNews

Government of Ontario Joins Forces with Ontario Dental Association to Offer Free N95 3M™ AURA™ Masks to Dental Professionals Through ODA Supply Hub

by Sowingo

Sowingo, the largest cloud-based dental eCommerce and inventory management company in Canada, has partnered with the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) to offer its registered members N95 3M™ AURA™ masks at no cost provided by the Ontario Government. The Ontario Government made a five-year

June 4, 2021 News News

COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals

by International & American Associations for Dental Research

Dental care professionals are thought to be at enhanced risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, but robust data to support this is lacking. The study “COVID-19: Seroprevalence and Vaccine Responses in UK Dental Care Professionals,” published in the Journal of

June 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Align Technology Releases iTero Workflow 2.0 Software and Previews New iTero Element 5D Imaging System Auto-Upload Functionality

by Align Technology, Inc.

Newly released iTero Workflow 2.0 software features include faster scanning, improved visualization, and enhanced patient communication tools that help increase practice efficiency, support better clinical diagnosis, and drive patient engagement for treatment acceptance. Available in Q3’21 on the iTero Element

June 3, 2021 News DentistryNews

Align Technology Awards Funding to Universities Worldwide to Advance Orthodontic and Dental Research

by Align Technology

Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN) a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry,  announced the award of ten

June 2, 2021 News DentistryNews

U of T Dental Pride Alliance Advocates for LGBTQ+ Community

by University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry

While the intake for a new dental patient might be a simple process for some, for many transgender patients, the lack of options for gender or pronouns can be an isolating experience. This is one of the concerns the Faculty

June 2, 2021 News DentistryFinancesNews

Tax Court Win Means Dentists Can Qualify for HST Refunds

by DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Professional Accountants

A recent tax court victory for the Davis Dentistry Professional Corporation case has paved the way for dentists and orthodontists to qualify for HST refunds. This doesn’t mean everyone will be getting cheques from CRA, but those offices which have