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February 23, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

X-PUR CariØ Plus: An Enhanced Version of X-PUR CariØ with CITROX®, a Patented Antimicrobial Bioflavonoid Complex

by Oral Science

Oral Science is pleased to present X-PUR CariØ Plus, a new version of it’s scientifically proven, Canadian-developed, 25% Xylitol toothpaste, now enhanced by CITROX®, a patented antimicrobial bioflavonoid complex. (1) X-PUR CariØ works during the colonization and adhesion of the caries process

February 22, 2022 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Henry Schein Presents “Optimism and Opportunities in Oral Health” Virtual Program

by Henry Schein, Inc.

On Demand Program Reinforces the Company’s Commitment to Advancing Oral Health as a Key Part of Overall Health Care Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today the launch of its virtual program, “Optimism and Opportunities in Oral Health.” Created to

February 22, 2022 News DentistryGum DiseaseNewsOral Health

Evidence Grows for Vaping’s Role in Gum Disease

by NYU College of Dentistry

Research confirms unique community of bacteria and immune responses among people who use e-cigarettes A series of new studies by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry highlights how e-cigarettes alter oral health and may be contributing to gum disease. The

February 15, 2022 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Phases of Treatment Planning in Dentistry

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Mark Lin discusses the four phases of treatment planning.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox every week!  

February 15, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Reduced Preterm Births in a Large Study

by Aimee Cunningham, Science News

Chewing a sugar-free gum daily reduced preterm births in a large study in Malawi. The oral intervention was inspired by past research linking poor oral health and preterm birth. The gum contains xylitol — a chemical that can boost oral

February 9, 2022 News NewsOral HealthOverall Health

A Protein Present in the Gum May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

by Béatrice St-Cyr-Lerous, udemnouvelles

Recent studies have shown that a protein present in the gingival epithelium (the part of the gums that surrounds the teeth) may have antimicrobial properties, in particular against the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). In addition to playing a significant

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnaesthesiaAnesthesiologyEditorialOral HealthPharmacology

Got ‘Til It’s Gone

by Peter Nkansah, MSc, DDS, Dip. Anes.

Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. – Joni Mitchell (“Big Yellow Taxi”) There is an active application to recognize Dental Anesthesia as a dental specialty nationwide. Dental Anesthesia is recognized as

February 7, 2022 Feature Chairside ChatsOral HealthPractice management

Chairside Chats: A Word With…Dr. Monty Gaur

by Oral Health

Dr. Monty Gaur Nose Creek Dental, Airdrie, Alberta What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known at the start of your career? I wish I would have known how critical it would be to possess

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Subcutaneous Emphysema: Dental Causes and Management

by Lucia Santos, DDS

Introduction Subcutaneous emphysema is a well-known complication that can occur during dental procedures. It arises when air is forcefully pushed into the submucosal spaces, leading to tissue distension. This trapping of air can progressively spread through the facial spaces, which

February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyPharmacology

Our Role in the Diagnosis of Hypertension – What Has Changed with the Pandemic?

by Alia El-Mowafy, BDS, MSC, Dip ADBA

As dental care professionals, we are all familiar with measuring our patients’ blood pressure. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several changes in our health care system, some of which have led to the question: is

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Nitrous Oxide and Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality: An Update of the ENIGMA-II Trial

by Cameron Goertzen, MSc, DDS

Nitrous oxide is an odorless, colourless, inorganic gas that has been used in dental and surgical anesthesia since the mid-1800s. The combination of inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen provides mild conscious sedation that can effectively manage dental anxiety. Beyond conscious

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Automated External Defibrillators and the Dental Office

by Bryan Waxman, BHSc(Hon.), DDS, Dip. Anaes.

The primary function of an automated external defibrillator (AED) is to convert certain fatal non-perfusing heart rhythms back into perfusing heart rhythms (producing a pulse that can provide oxygen to vital organs). They are now a required component of the

Dental Anesthesia
February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Dental Anesthetic for a Patient with Cornelia De Lange Syndrome During Dental Treatment: A Case Report

by Abbass Saleh, DDS, MSc (Candidate); Amanda Vincci Chiu, DDS, MSc (Candidate)

Abstract Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is a rare genetic neurodevelopment disorder that can present challenging behavioral and airway management during general anesthesia. This case report involves a 25-year-old female patient with CdLS who received a moderate sedation for dental

February 7, 2022 Feature AnesthesiologyOral HealthPharmacology

Lingualized Occlusion: An Occlusal Scheme for Complete Dentures in Atrophied Ridges – A Case Report

by Manoj Kumar Sundar, BDS, MDS (Prosthodontics-India)

Introduction Rehabilitation of completely edentulous maxillary and mandibular arches should satisfy form, function and esthetics. Such rehabilitations can be carried out either with or without implants. Although contemporary rehabilitation of completely edentulous situations is inclining towards dental implants, the demand

February 7, 2022 Feature General PracticeOral HealthPractice management

The Top 10 Things That Keep Dentists Up at Night

by Sean Robertson, DDS; Lisa Philp

Unless you are very lucky, you’ve experienced a restless night of sleep with an overactive mind. Without rest, we burnout. Without rest, we lack the energy and clarity to set goals and grow as professionals. And in our profession, the

February 3, 2022 News NewsOral Health

FDI World Dental Federation Launches the Mouth Proud Challenge and Asks ‘How Do You Take Care of Your Oral Health?’

by FDI World Dental Federation

The challenge unites people in celebration of World Oral Health Day 2022, taking place on 20 March, by asking people to share fun photos and videos demonstrating how they look after their oral health for their happiness and well-being, and

February 2, 2022 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Oral Health Care a Must for Canada’s Long-Term Care Homes


According to a national poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), nearly all Canadians believe that oral health care should be included in the new national standards for long-term care. Most Canadians also give the

February 2, 2022 News NewsOral Health

WHO’s Executive Board Approves the Draft Global Oral Health Strategy

by FDI World Dental Federation

FDI celebrates the WHO Executive Board’s recommendation to the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75) that the draft global oral health strategy be approved, in May 2022. The 150th session of WHO’s Executive Board (EB150) was held from 24 to 29 January 2022

February 2, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Proudly Supports World Oral Health Day 2022

by Dentsply Sirona

As part of Dentsply Sirona’s sustainability strategy, “Beyond: Taking action for a brighter world,” the company has committed to promoting World Oral Health Day 2022 and its aim of raising awareness of oral health as a key factor in living

February 1, 2022 Video Dental VideoOral Health

Weekly Wisdom: Oral Health Hacks That Work

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Sanj Mohanta shares some oral health hacks (that actually work) to share with your patients and deter them from taking part in dangerous online “dental hacks.”     Subscribe to Oral Health’s