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July 5, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Gaping Hole in Australian Dental Health is Preventable

by The University of Queensland

Children with limited exposure to fluoridated water and a high sugar intake are 70 per cent more likely to develop cavities in their permanent teeth, according to University of Queensland-led research. Professor Loc Do from UQ’s School of Dentistry said a study of

July 2, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Long-Term Taste Function

by Penn Medicine News

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery, a new Penn Medicine study published in the journal Chemical Senses found. The findings challenge the notion that removal of wisdom teeth, known as third molars, only has the

July 2, 2021 News DentistryNews

Easy and Economical Zirconia Cementation

by Ivoclar Vivadent

ZirCAD® Cement is a new high performance resin modified glass ionomer cement designed for everyday use, and ideal for high-strength zirconia and metal-based restorations. ZirCAD Cement allows the clinician to deliver predictable cementation results case after case with its easy

June 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Develop World-First Weight Loss Device

by University of Otago

University of Otago, New Zealand, and UK researchers have developed a world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic. DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.

June 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Oregon on Verge of Getting a New Type of Dentist

by Kristian Foden-Vencil, OPB

Oregon is about to get a new type of dentist. A bill to create “dental therapists” has passed Oregon’s House and Senate, and Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign it. “This is a great day for the hundreds of

June 30, 2021 News DentistryNews

Researchers Detect Methods to Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleaning

by Lisa Aubry, Loma Linda University Health

Dental researchers have found the combined use of a high-volume evacuator (HVE) with an intraoral suction device significantly reduces the amount of microbial aerosols generated during a dental cleaning procedure, according to new research. The study, conducted by a team of

June 30, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

ADA Study Finds About Half of Restored Teeth in US Contain Amalgam

by ADA

Slightly more than half of restored teeth in the U.S. contained amalgam as of 2015 and 2016, according to a study from the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute. Published online in May by the Journal of Public Health

June 29, 2021 News Dental StudentsDentistryNews

College’s Modern Dental Clinic Gets a Boost from 123Dentist

by Okanagan College News

123Dentist, Canada’s largest majority dentist-owned network of dental practices, is giving $30,000 to support Okanagan College’s state-of-the-art dental space located in the new $18.9-million Health Sciences Centre. The new clinic is a major upgrade for Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) students,

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Strained as COVID Eases and Patients Return

by Los Angeles Times

Dental hygienist Jeannette Diaz’s patients sometimes cry. Lately, she’s been crying with them. It’s not just because so many people refrained from getting dental work during much of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving her to scrape off more than a year’s

June 29, 2021 News Dental StudentsDentistryNews

Saif Matti Elected as President of the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations

by Schulich Medicine and Dentistry

At the 2021 Annual General Meeting for the Federation of Canadian Dentistry Student Associations (FCDSA), Saif Matti, Dentistry Class of 2022, was appointed as President for the 2021-2022 academic year. As President, Matti will be a voice for students from

June 29, 2021 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Offers Treatments in Gardens Amid COVID Backlog

by Marie Claire Dorking, yahoo!news

A dental hygienist has been doing treatments in gardens amid a backlog of demand for her services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fiona Perry, 56, from Comrie Perthshire, has been cycling between clients homes with her equipment on a cargo

June 28, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentsply Sirona World 2021: Back to a Live Event

by Dentsply Sirona

Last year, Dentsply Sirona quickly transitioned much of its clinical education offering into digital programming to meet the needs of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry responded, as over 1 million participants joined 7,289 courses. While Dentsply Sirona

June 28, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dental Crisis Facing Area First Nations, Says Sioux Lookout Health Authority

by CBC

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority in northwestern Ontario is calling on the federal government to address what it says is a dental crisis in its communities. Lack of access to care during the pandemic is resulting in serious consequences,

June 28, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dental, Vision and Hearing Benefits for Medicare

by CityNews

Many working-age people assume that Medicare covers just about every kind of health care that an older person may need. It doesn’t. Some of the biggest gaps involve dental, vision and hearing services. Medicare does not cover dental cleanings or root

June 25, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Younger Adults are Taking Medications that Could Affect Long-Term Oral Health

by Regenstrief Institute

A new study demonstrates that many younger adult dental patients are taking medications and highlights the importance of dental providers reviewing medication histories regardless of age. The study from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry looked at

June 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

AI Spots Healthy Stem Cells Quickly and Accurately

by Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Stem cell therapy is at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine, but until now researchers and clinicians have had to painstakingly evaluate stem cell quality by looking at each cell individually under a microscope. Now, researchers from Japan have found

June 23, 2021 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Indigenous Services Canada Working with First Nations to Improve Dental Services

by Gary Rinne, Tbnewswatch

The federal government is speaking out for the first time about allegations it has failed to provide adequate dental services to First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region. Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) issued a statement Monday evening in response to charges last

June 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

TempStars CEO James Younger Featured as Guest on One of the Dental Industry’s Most Influential Podcasts

by TempStars

James Younger, the founder and CEO of TempStars, North America’s largest and most respected dental temping and hiring service, was a recent guest on The Dental Broker Team’s podcast, one of Canada’s most influential programs when it comes to inspiring dental

June 22, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentistry, Engineering Researchers Explore COVID-19 Spread and Safety in Dental Offices

by University of Minnesota

A collaborative effort between University of Minnesota researchers and clinicians made a real-life, immediate impact on patient care and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Without this expertise, I don’t believe our clinics would have opened up as soon as they

June 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Complications Following Dental Implant Therapy are Common, Finds Study

by Bite Magazine

More than four out of 10 patients who received dental implants suffered complications within a nine-year period, according to new Swedish research. In Sweden, more than 30,000 patients receive implant-supported restorative therapy on an annual basis. Good long-time results have been