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July 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

The COVID-19 Effect: ‘Hundreds and Hundreds’ of Children Waiting for Dental Screenings in Orangeville, Shelburne, Dufferin County, Guelph

by Orangeville.com

It’s common for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to have a wait list for dental screenings, but the public health department is inundated due to closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Normally, we’re able to get through that list much faster,” said

July 7, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Case Management Can be Key to Helping High-Risk Children

by ADA News

An ADA-supported study by two North Dakota dental professionals showed that proactive dental case management facilitates referrals and appointment compliance, reduces reimbursement barriers, and reduces the need for more costly future treatment for high-risk low-income children by promoting the prevention

July 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Northwestern Scientists Have Discovered the Microscopic Dental Defects That Rot Your Teeth

by Zlati Meyer, Fast Company

Northwestern University scientists have gotten one step closer to figuring out what can compromise tooth enamel. What they found was published in the journal Nature yesterday. Enamel is the hard level that covers the teeth. Tooth decay, caused by bacteria, weakens this important

July 6, 2020 News NewsOral Health

23 Children and Teens Hospitalized a Day for Dental Care, as Water Fluoridation Bill Flounders in New Zealand

by Oliver Lewis, Stuff

When Dr Rob Beaglehole moved from Wellington to Nelson, he was shocked at the number of children with tooth decay. The primary difference: Wellington had fluoridated water; Nelson did not. “It wasn’t uncommon to be removing 10 teeth from children as

June 30, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Discovery Could Lead to Stronger Dental Fillings

by British Dental Journal

An international group of researchers led by Professor Owen Addison from King’s College London has been able to close a gap in the knowledge of photo-activated resin-based composites, commonly used in medical and dental applications. In a recent paper published

June 29, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Why Bleaching is the Best Option

by Oral Health

  Weekly Wisdom: Dr. Les Rykiss shares why bleaching is the best and least invasive option for improving patient smiles.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!  

June 29, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentists Work to Clear Backlog After Months-Long Closures

by Darron Kloster, Times Colonist

Dentists are busy catching up on backlogs of patients as pandemic restrictions lift across the region. Some patients due for general cleanings and checkups might have to wait longer as dentists attend to those in extreme pain or who had

June 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2 Million to Train Dentists to Treat People with Disabilities

by New York University

NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and

June 24, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Stress From COVID-19 Leading to an Uptick in Teeth Grinding

by Taylor Epps, WKBW

“People are coming with more tension type headaches, migraines, decreased opening. They’ll say ‘I used to be able to eat a turkey club sandwich, but now I can’t open as big,” said Dr. Michelle Augello, DDS, owner of Nickel City

June 23, 2020 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Study Finds Oral Hygiene Training Can Significantly Reduce Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, MedicalXpress

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a leading health services research group based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published a paper in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open evaluating the

June 23, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Renowned Clinician and Businessman, Jensen Launches New Company and Endowed Chair

by Cellerant Consulting Group

Dr. Ole T. Jensen, world-renowned oral surgeon and innovative businessman, is excited to announce that this week marks the launch of his new dental implant company, Ditron Dental, as well as the establishment of the Ole and Marty Jensen Endowed

June 22, 2020 News News

Manitoba Dentists Now Able to Charge Clients Additional Fees to Offset PPE Costs

by Global News

Dentists now have the option to charge clients additional fees to offset the costs of PPE. “There is an increased need for PPE by our entire team that’s resulted from COVID-19. In addition there’s a general shortage of PPE across the country,”

June 22, 2020 News News

ADA Responds to Change From CDC on Waiting Period Length

by ADA News

The ADA advises that it is still important to wait before disinfecting patient treatment rooms after aerosol-generating procedures, even though the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently removed a recommendation calling for a 15-minute waiting period in its Guidance

June 22, 2020 News News

Sugary Drink Tax Models Show Health Gains, Cost Reductions, But Vary by Tax Design

by American Heart Association, MedicalXpress.

A simulation model of different designs of taxes on sugary drinks, which are linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, suggests that all tax designs would generate substantial health gains as well as lower health costs in the U.S., according

June 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Elite Athletes’ Performances Improved by Using Better Toothpaste, New Research Suggests

by Paul Gallagher, iNews

Team GB’s cyclists, rowers and other elite athletes should use high fluoride toothpaste and make sure they floss if they want to stay at the very top level of competition, according to new research. Those that do reported significantly reduced

June 19, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Study Reveals Surprising Connection Between Asthma and Oral Health

by Tammy Hinojos, MultiBriefs

What in the world could asthma have to do with gum disease? Apparently, a lot. A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology reveals that people with asthma are one-fifth more likely to experience gum disease than people who do not

June 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

New Study Demonstrates How Oral Bacteria Can Amplify Gut Inflammation

by New Atlas

Building on the growing link between poor oral health and gastrointestinal disease, new research from the University of Michigan has homed in on the possible mechanisms by which periodontitis can exacerbate the gut inflammation seen in patients with inflammatory bowel

June 18, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Pokemon Smile Will Make Kids Brush Their Teeth

by GameSpot

A new mobile app is joining the family of Pokemon spin-offs on phones, and like the previously announced Pokemon Sleep, this one is aimed at improving your lifestyle. Pokemon Smile, which is now available on Android and iOS, is an

June 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Dentist Can Take Lead Action in Responding to Vaping Spike

by ADA News

It can start with a simple, straightforward question: Do you vape or use e-cigarettes? In an effort to help patients improve their oral and overall health, dentists should proactively broach the topic of vaping, according to Dr. Andrew Welles, a

June 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Imagine It 3D Inc. Protective Solutions Against COVID-19

by Imagine It 3D Inc.

Imagine It 3D Inc. is a custom design and fabrication company specializing in larger than life displays for the events, marketing, film & television industry. Known for their highest quality products, installations, and exceptional customer service, Imagine It is showcasing