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September 20, 2019 News News

Three Dental School Faculty Members Awarded Grant To Pay Off Their Educational Loans

by University of Southern California

Three Ostrow faculty members are sleeping a little easier now, thanks to an HRSA grant that pays off their student loans over five years. The awardees — Sanaz “Sunny” Fereshteh DDS ’09; Mohammad “Mehdi” Mohammadi DDS ’12, MS ’18; and

September 19, 2019 News News

ImPACT Applications And HeadCheck Health Team Up To Advance Concussion Screening, Assessment, And Management In The US And Canada

by ImPACT Applications

New agreement will make ImPACT Applications’ FDA approved concussion testing available to medical professionals and associated organizations through HeadCheck ImPACT Applications, a world leader in concussion management software, and HeadCheck Health, Inc., a mobile App and web-based technology company specializing

September 19, 2019 News News

Henry Schein’s Practice Pink Program Supports The Global Fight Against Cancer

by Henry Schein

Now In Its 13th Year, Practice Pink Has Raised More Than $1.6M for Cancer Research, Prevention, and Awareness Efforts Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it will again support nonprofit organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer through

September 19, 2019 News News

In Effort To Curb Opioid Crisis, Oral Surgeons Find Other Methods To Treat Pain

by 13Wham

Dr. John Vorassi, an oral surgeon with the Eastman Institute of Oral Health, says he and his doctors are now trying to prescribe fewer opioids to patients. Vorassi describes the shift in treating post-oral surgery pain in the last five

September 19, 2019 News News

NDP Pledges Free Dental Care For Households Making Under $70K

by Mississauga.com

Jagmeet Singh says an NDP government would extend full public dental coverage to households making less than $70,000 a year. Speaking at a clinic that trains dental hygienists at a college in Sudbury, Ont., Singh says it would be a

September 18, 2019 News News

NEW RapidHeat Pro11 Sterilizer Uses NO Water Or Steam

by CPAC Equipment, Inc.

The RapidHeat™ Pro11 High-Capacity Tabletop Sterilizer offers fast and easy sterilization. Using FDA Cleared RapidHeat technology, the RH-Pro11 provides a complete 12 Log Kill cycle from start to finish in 12 minutes for unwrapped instruments and less than 20 minutes

September 18, 2019 News News

Hong Kong Preschoolers Still Have Bad Teeth: Study Urges Government Action And Parent Awareness

by South China Morning Post

The lack of progress in tackling tooth decay among preschool children in Hong Kong has raised concerns about government policy and public awareness of dental services for the young, a study has found. The article, published in the May edition

September 18, 2019 News News

Lack Of Toothbrushing For Seniors In Nursing Homes Is A Serious Health Risk

by The Conversation

Elderly people in nursing homes often go without a good toothbrushing. While it might be icky to imagine the horrible way that feels to the oldsters, there are consequences worse than grossness. The mouth and other parts of the oral

September 18, 2019 News News

AHS Issues Health Advisory After Two Dental Clinics Flagged For Improper Sterilization

by Calgary Herald

Two Calgary dental offices have been flagged for improper sterilization practices that didn’t meet provincial standards. Alberta Health Services issued a health advisory Monday “out of an abundance of caution,” it said. Those who received dental services at these clinics

September 17, 2019 News News

200 Days, 100 Countries: Primescan Users Experience Digital Impressions In A Completely New Way

by Dentsply Sirona

It is standard practice to review feedback after a product has first been launched: Primescan, Dentsply Sirona’s new intraoral scanner, was introduced about 200 days ago. It provides dentists in more than 100 countries with a completely new experience of

September 17, 2019 News News

China Launches Dental Examinations For Giant Pandas


A giant panda research base in Chengdu, capital of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, said Monday that they had carried out a series of dental examinations for giant pandas, in an effort to ensure the animals’ oral health. The examinations were

September 17, 2019 News News

Dentist Selected To Head The National Institute Of Nursing Research – Nurses Are Outraged

by Nurse.org

The National Institute for Nursing Research, which is the largest federal nursing research institute and disburses federal grants, will soon be headed by a biologist and a dentist. Lawrence Tabak, who has served as the former principal deputy director and is

September 17, 2019 News News

Dental Hygienist Loses Licence And Called ‘Sexual Abuser’ For Treating His Wife

by CBC News

A dental hygienist branded as a sexual abuser and stripped of his licence because he treated his wife has lost his bid to have the punishment overturned. Ontario’s Divisional Court decision upholding the “harsh” punishment for Alexandru Tanase comes even

September 16, 2019 News News

Nifty Helper For The Dental Practice – Used A 100 Million Times Over*

by Ivoclar Vivadent

OptraGate: new sales record by Ivoclar Vivadent Thanks to its special design, the OptraGate lip and cheek retractor has achieved movie star status. Sprinkled with stardust though it may be, this ingenious little item is above all handy and comfortable.

September 16, 2019 News News

New Study Questions Value Of Fluoride Varnish

by University of Washington

Fluoride varnish has become a popular anti-cavity treatment for children, and it isn’t hard to see why. It’s relatively easy to apply, and not just for dentists or dental hygienists. Pediatricians can do it as well, with minimal instruction. The

September 16, 2019 News Oral Health

Olive And Mastic Trees Have Compounds That Help Improve Oral Health

by Your News

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses are integral parts of the human body. They outnumber cells 10 to one and are hosted by different systems, such as the skin, the mouth, and the gut. These microbes contribute to health through their genes, which are normally

September 16, 2019 News News

USask Dentistry Receives Largest Gift In College’s History

by University of Saskatchewan News

The funds will be applied to the construction and equipment costs for the dental clinic located in the future USask campus in Prince Albert. President of dentalcorp Guy Amini noted, “dentalcorp is dedicated to increasing access to care for Canadians

September 15, 2019 News News

More Oral Health Care For Halifax’s Community Groups

by Dalhousie University

Representatives from the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia and Green Shield Canada visited the Faculty of Dentistry at the end of August to present Dr. Ben Davis, dean of the Faculty, with a gift to the Faculty of $200,000. The donation will support the

September 15, 2019 News News

$5M Debt For Edmonton Dentist Led To Clinic Closures

by CTV News Edmonton

A judge has ruled an Edmonton dentist owes Alberta Treasury Branches more than $5 million after he failed to meet the terms of a loan, prompting the sudden closure of a chain of dental clinics he operated. Dr. Amarjit Seehra

September 14, 2019 News News

Niagara Seniors Dental Program ‘Step In Right Direction’

by Welland Tribune

Thousands of seniors in Niagara might soon benefit from a new program providing them with dental care they otherwise couldn’t afford, despite concerns that too many seniors will be excluded. Niagara Region’s health and social services committee members voted to