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July 20, 2021 News News

Who Do You Trust When it Comes to the COVID-19 Vaccine?

by Henry Schein

Vaccine incentives are less likely to convince Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine than a visit to their primary care physician, new research suggests. A recent survey of 2,005 respondents reveals that 88% who went to a primary care physician

July 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A New Three-Year Study Demonstrated that MI Varnish from GC was Able to Reduce the Incidence of Tooth Decay in 6- and 12-Year-Old Children Over a Three Year Period

by Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradinš University

On Friday July 9th, at the 68th annual congress of European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) in Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. Jekaterina Gudkina (Assistant Professor, Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradinš University) presented the result of

July 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

CDC: Only Avoid Aerosol-Generating Dental Procedures for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

by ADA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings to remove language stating that dental health care personnel should avoid aerosol-generating procedures for all patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status. Instead, the CDC states to avoid

July 19, 2021 News DentistryNews

Woman Accused of Pulling 13 Teeth, Stealing $23K from Dentist’s Office

by Global News

A former dental assistant has been arrested on multiple charges in Reno, Nev., after she allegedly burglarized her employer and played dentist without a medical licence for one unsuspecting patient. Laurel Eich, 42, is accused of extracting 13 teeth from one

July 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nitrous Oxide Found to Increase Dental Anaesthesia Success Rates

by Bite Magazine

Given that between 10 and 39 per cent of patients have reported ineffective pulpal anaesthesia, finding the correct local anaesthetic can increase confidence in dental visits and assist people in more regular oral healthcare, US researchers have found. In a

July 16, 2021 News DentistryNews

Strengthening Global Partnerships in Supply Chain & Procurement

by Dentsply Sirona

Under the banner of “Global Partnership,” Dentsply Sirona’s Global Supplier Forum 2021 took place on June 30th and July 1st. The two-day event brought the company’s top 200 suppliers and service providers worldwide together to share Dentsply Sirona’s mission, vision,

July 16, 2021 News News

Regina City Council to Debate Adding Fluoride to Drinking Water

by CBC

Regina city council is once again set to discuss adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water. It has been an ongoing topic in the city and was last formally discussed in 2016. On Wednesday, Councillors Bob Hawkins, Cheryl Stadnichuk, Andrew Stevens,

July 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

Canada Life Announces Agreement to Acquire ClaimSecure Inc.

by Canada Life

The Canada Life Assurance Company (Canada Life), a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire ClaimSecure Inc. (ClaimSecure), an industry-leading healthcare management firm that provides health and dental claim management services to private and public businesses

July 15, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s 2021 Dental Hygiene Superheroes Unmasked


From an impressive field of 778 deserving nominees from across Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its fourth annual Dental Hygiene Superhero Competition. This remarkable field of nominees was narrowed to 21

July 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

The Curaprox CS 12460 Velvet Toothbrush: The New Gold Standard

by Oral Science

Oral Science is proud to announce the launch of the new Curaprox CS 12460 velvet toothbrush. Curaprox has built on the success of its classic CS 5460 to produce its most gentle and effective toothbrush yet. The CS 12460 velvet

July 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

NYU Dentistry Names Dr. Leena Palomo Chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

by NYU Dentistry

Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD, an accomplished dental educator, clinician, and researcher, has been named chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), effective September 1, 2021. Dr. Palomo will

July 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

3M Oral Care Introduces Next-Generation Clear Aligner System

by 3M

3M Oral Care has introduced Clarity Aligners Flex + Force: a new aligner system that empowers orthodontists to choose from two unique aligner materials in one treatment design and gives patients a customized treatment experience. This next-generation aligner system elevates 3M’s

July 13, 2021 News DentistryNews

Kansas Boy Dies in Dentist’s Office While Sedated to Have His Teeth Pulled

by Daily Mail

A three-year-old boy in Kansas died on Tuesday during a dental procedure and the grieving family wants answers. Abiel Valenzuela Zapata was taken into Tiny Teeth Pediatrics Dentistry in Wichita, Kansas to have several teeth pulled due to a gum infection. He

July 12, 2021 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Greens Concerned About Delay to Provincial Dental Care Program

by CBC

The delay in the new provincial dental care program is disappointing to seniors and low-income Islanders, says P.E.I. Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker. The program, first announced in a budget more than a year ago, was supposed to start on July

July 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

SmileCon to Highlight Dental Technology

by ADA

SmileCon will bring together the leading voices in dental technology when it convenes Oct. 11-13 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. In the ADA Cellerant TechX area of the meeting, attendees will hear from dental technology pioneers

July 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

West Vancouver Dentist Fined More Than $500K for Tax Evasion, CRA Says

by CTV News

A West Vancouver dentist has been fined more than half a million dollars and ordered to pay taxes on more than $2 million worth of income that he failed to report over a period of five years. According to the

July 12, 2021 News DentistryNews

The Future of Dentistry: Augmented Intelligence Can Identify Oral Issues, Improve Practice Efficiency

by ADA

From diagnosis and treatment planning to practice management, augmented intelligence is positioned to transform the way dentists care for their patients. “The adoption and implementation of augmented intelligence within the dental profession is poised to be a transformative technology in

July 9, 2021 News News

Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health that Leaves No One Behind

by Medical Express

The health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have already had a dramatic impact on the prevailing oral health care model and will continue to do so. The paper “Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health That Leaves No

July 9, 2021 News DentistryNewsOverall Health

Flossing May Protect Against Cognitive Decline, Research Shows

by CNN

Good oral health habits like brushing and flossing may prevent cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a new analysis led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. “Given the staggering number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and

July 9, 2021 News DentistryNews

Past-Year Dental Visits More Frequent in Urban Versus Rural Areas

by Medical Express

Nearly two-thirds of adults have had a dental visit within the past 12 months, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., and