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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

June 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

UB Accepts First Class to Pipeline Program Designed to Increase Diversity in Dentistry

by The University at Buffalo

People of color make up 10% of dentists, yet account for 34% of U.S. population The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine welcomed the first cohort of 24 students to the Destination Dental School program, a new initiative that

June 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

First Private Dental Clinic Opens in Rankin Inlet

by CBC

Nunavut’s Kivalliq region will have its first private dental clinic open its doors Wednesday. Hamza Jafri, a dentist from Winnipeg, said he opened the Northern Smile Dental Clinic in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, because he believes the community should be able to access

June 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

exocad Releases Its Partial Framework Module PartialCAD 3.0 Galway with Advanced Design Features

by exocad GmbH

exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company, today announced the release of PartialCAD 3.0 Galway, its module for removable partial denture frameworks, with new and advanced features for the design of high-quality partial dentures. This new release enhances digital CAD/CAM possibilities for exocad

June 21, 2021 News DentistryNews

A Canadian First: Medicom to Open New Plant to Produce Raw Material for Surgical and Respiratory Masks as Well as New PPE R&D Centre

by AMD Medicom Inc.

Quebec-based Medicom Group Inc. (“Medicom”), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, announces the creation of Meltech Innovation Canada Inc. (“Meltech”), a new manufacturing subsidiary dedicated to the production and innovation of the inner filter material used

June 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

Staff Vaccine Status Discussions, Disclosures Pose Challenges for Businesses

by Toronto Star

Cynthia Fernandez said her personal sense of responsibility for the safety of her clients led her to publicly disclose that her staff were vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier this spring. “I think a lot of people are nervous still about coronavirus,”

June 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

Why is Dental Cosmetic Surgery Now Considered the ‘New Boob Job’

by Marni Hughes, News Nation

For some people, with masks coming off, they’re taking a look at refreshing their teeth’s appearance. The company Smile Direct Club reported that 60% of the people they surveyed are looking forward to seeing people’s smiles again. They’ve also seen

June 18, 2021 News DentistryNews

dentalcorp Announces Exercise and Closing of Over-Allotment Option and Conversion of Subscription Receipts

by dentalcorp

dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. (“dentalcorp” or the “Company”), Canada’s leading network of dental practices, announced today that further to its $700,000,000.00 initial public offering (the “IPO”) of subordinate voting shares of the Company (“Subordinate Voting Shares”) which closed on May 27, 2021, the underwriters have exercised

June 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

AHA 2021 Statement on Prevention of Infective Endocarditis


The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued an update to its 2007 guideline entitled Prevention of Viridans Group Streptococcal Infective Endocarditis: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. The statement concludes there are no recommended changes to the 2007 guidelines for

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentist Office Goes Off-Grid to Avoid Power Outages

by CBC

Dentists describe it as a “nightmare.” A patient is in the chair, halfway through getting a cavity filled, and then the lights go out. Drills stop working. There’s no electricity. “We’ve had it happen several times where we’ve been mid-treatment and the power goes

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Dentists See Rise in Cosmetic Dentistry Requests as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by NBC News

Cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi noticed a trend among his patients in Beverly Hills, California, beginning around March: Demand for treatments, everything from teeth whitening to full smile-makeovers, was higher than pre-pandemic levels. Even international virtual consultations restarted as people again

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Liberal MPs Help to Defeat NDP’s Dental-Care Motion

by iPolitics

An NDP motion calling for the federal government to cover the dental-care costs of most Canadians was voted down in the House of Commons on Wednesday, due in part to its rejection by almost all Liberal MPs — who are part of

June 17, 2021 News DentistryNews

Introducing New 3M Respirators Made in Canada

by eGrimesDirect

eGrimesDirect.com announced the availability of the new 3M NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. They are available through the website: 3M Aura Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator Surgical Mask 1870+ sold in bulk cases of 440 individually wrapped masks. As of April