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October 13, 2020 Feature Gum DiseaseOral HealthPeriodontics

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Periodontal Disease: Is There a Link?

by Hannah E. Young, BKin, MSc Candidate; Wendy E. Ward, BArts&Sci, MSc, PhD.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? When young women experience infrequent or irregular menstrual cycles, it is quite common for them to receive a diagnosis of PCOS from their physician. PCOS affects 4-21% of reproductive age women and is the

October 13, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOverall HealthPeriodontics

The Mindful Dentist: How Incorporating This Simple Practice Can Help You Manage Stress, Improve Client Relationships and Feel Better Overall

by Madina Knight and Daniel Cordaro

Floss. Brush. Rinse. These simple instructions for healthy teeth seem easy enough. So why is it that only 4% of Canadians follow this dentist-recommended regimen? In a survey1 run by Crest and Oral B, most people cited fatigue and lack

September 25, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Quebec Asking More Health Professionals to Administer Vaccines to Keep Up with Demand During Flu Season Social Sharing

by CBC

Quebec’s Health Ministry is asking health professionals, including psychologists, social workers and dental hygienists, if they are willing to administer vaccines, as the current labour shortage has the province concerned about keeping up with demand. The government says it is trying

July 31, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall Health

Caring for Your Back in Dentistry

by Jaime Robertson, RDH, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, dentalcorp

Whether you’re a dentist, dental hygienist or assistant, you work in a fabulous profession! Dental professionals take care of people for a living, our industry is relatively recession-proof and the dental field enjoys a well-deserved prestige. While clinical practice can

July 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

USask Researchers Awarded $715,000 to Tackle Mental Health and Addictions, MS, and Other Health Issues

by University of Saskatchewan

“SHRF’s investment in our growing community of outstanding researchers is advancing health care in Saskatchewan and developing innovative solutions for global health challenges, including mental health and addictions,” said USask Vice-President Research Karen Chad. The funding will assist the researchers

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

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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

April 8, 2020 News BlogsOverall Health

How to Stay Fit During Self-Quarantine

by Dr. Workout

The state of lockdown stops people from working out and exercising in their normal routine. People are spending most of the time at home and their outdoor activities have stopped completely. In this case, they not only affect their physical

March 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Thousands of Attendees at Vancouver Dental Conference Told to Self-Isolate Immediately

by CBC News

Nearly 15,000 people who attended a dental conference in Vancouver in early March have been told to self-isolate immediately by B.C.’s provincial health officer who said multiple cases of coronavirus have been traced to the event. On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry said 30 additional

March 3, 2020 Feature General DentistryOral HealthOverall Health

Are You Saving Lives or Saving Teeth?

by Jeffrey J. Harrison, DDS

These are exciting times in dentistry. We have technology available today which allows us to complete dental surgery with greater precision and more comfort for our patients than we ever could before. More and more general practitioners are performing what

March 2, 2020 News News

Saskatoon Dentist and Researcher Pushing for Saliva Test to Detect COVID-19

by CTV News

A dentist and researcher is working at the University of Saskatchewan to develop a test to detect the corona virus, now known as COVID-19, in saliva. Walter Siqueira, who is also the associate dean of the College of Dentistry, said

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February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice Management

Paying it Forward: 8 Ideas that Helped Me Lose 50 lbs in 6 Months

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Why did I bother writing this? I’m no health and fitness expert. I have no relevant degrees attached to my name. I offer you no studies or citations. I have no books, pills, shakes or exercise equipment to sell you.

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January 15, 2020 News BlogsOverall Health

Best Bodyweight Exercises For Dentists to Stay Healthy

by Bozhidar Karailiev

As it is the New Year, it’s time to celebrate. It’s time to set new goals and start fresh. What’s better than starting to take care of our health and well being? As a dentist, or someone in the medical

December 9, 2019 News News

Throne Speech Recognition of Mental Health and Addiction Support Applauded by Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

by The Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) applaud the federal government for putting mental health and

November 24, 2019 News NewsOral Health

‘Men Are Interested In Improving Their Oral Hygiene’

by Gulf Today

Oral health impacts on general health, is associated with chronic diseases and on Wednesday, a dentist in Dubai gave advice on how men take care of their teeth and gums. The dentist is Dr. Ghadir Atout who laid out five

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November 19, 2019 Feature Dental HygieneHygienistsOverall HealthWellness

7 Career Boosting Reasons To Being Healthy & Fit

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Forget trying to lose weight for the next selfie on Instagram – get healthy and fit to boost productivity and mental clarity. You see being physically fit has major physiological benefits that go far beyond fitting into your skinny jeans.

November 1, 2019 News News

Ohio State Study Finds Oral Health And Diet May Improve Psoriasis

by Ohio State News

Dental health and diet may have an impact on the development and severity of psoriasis, according to a study by dermatologists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes thick, itchy patches of red

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September 19, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strategies To Increase The Profile Of Dental Hygienists In The Community

by Natalie Muccioli Emery

As a profession, dental hygiene is at a tipping point. We are balancing on a scale. On one end, the occupational model of practice, and on the other end, the professional practice model. The past 30 years have been a

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