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November 10, 2020 Feature Oral HealthProsthodontics

The Interdisciplinary Approach to Patient Care: Two Case Reports

by Neena L. D’Souza, BDS, MDS, Dip. (Prostho), MSc, FRCD, GCSRT (Harvard); Girish S. Deshpande, BDS, MDS (Ortho), FRCD

Abstract Patients present to us dental professionals with complex restorative problems seeking our help. These problems often do not have straight forward solutions. A seemingly innocuous restoration such as a crown is often complicated by problems such as inadequate tooth

December 3, 2019 News News

Study of Ontario’s Dental Complaints Highlights Importance of Communication in Addition to Clinical Care

by University of Toronto

A groundbreaking study of complaints made to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) over an 11-year period is yielding new insights into perceptions surrounding oral health-care professionals and their standard of care. The nearly two-year study, led by

April 24, 2019 News News

Paid Make Every Restoration Bioactive

by GC America

The Age of Automix Glass ionomers have a long history of restorative success and oral health benefits, but capsule or hand-mix delivery systems have led to a decline in their use. GC Fuji® Automix LC is a resin-reinforced, light-cured glass

April 22, 2019 News News

Dental Care Tough to Find for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

by David Tuller, The Washington Post

When Ava Terranove began feeling oral pain last July, her parents took her to her regular dentist. The dentist determined that Ava, who has an autism-like condition, needed two root canal procedures to treat infected teeth. Because of her developmental

March 31, 2019 News News

Heart Attack Victim Thankful for Dental Office Staff That Saved Her Life

by Sarah Morin, CBC News

Melissa Dunlay expected Jan. 30 would be like any other day. She got up, got her kids ready for school, and went to her dentist appointment at River Valley Dental Clinic in Saint John with her daughter. It was snowing

March 21, 2019 News News

‘Failure to Produce Patient Records’ Among Most Cited Violations, Says Dental Board

by California Dental Association

Maintaining its focus on consumer safety, the Dental Board of California has issued an increasing number of citations in recent years. As noted in its 2018 Sunset Review Report to the California Legislature, citations increased by 36 percent in each

February 4, 2019 News BlogsDental TeamHuman ResourcesPractice Operations

Recruiting Talent is a Full Time Job!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Now that one month of the year is behind us, I hope you are on your way to making any of the necessary changes to your practice that you feel will help improve your patient care and financial performance in

January 28, 2019 News BlogsPatient educationWebsites

How To Drive More Localized Traffic To Your Dental Website and Deliver More Value To Your Patients

by Naren Arulrajah, Ekwa Marketing

Online marketing is one of the cheapest, easiest and most effective ways to expand your dental practice. As an independent dental professional, you can attract more patients from your local area and gain a competitive edge over others if you

January 4, 2019 News News

Dentist Plans to Open ‘Affordable’ Clinic in Regina

by David Baxter, Global News

Lots of people avoid going to the dentist. For some, it’s to avoid a potentially painful procedure but for many it’s because of the cost. Without insurance, the cost of procedures can quickly exceed $1,000. Regina dentist Blake Mitchell is

New Patient Exam
January 3, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPaediatric DentistryPatient educationPublic Relations - Patient Care

A Structured Approach to the New Patient Exam in Pediatric Dentistry

by Darsi Perusini, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

When a child is scheduled to be seen by a dentist, it is important to remember that this visit will likely involve at least two individuals: the child and his or her parents. Today, parents want to play an active

December 6, 2018 News News

Dentist Accused of Shaming Breastfeeding Mother Shares Her Side of Story

by Antoinette DelBel, ABC13

A story 13WHAM first reported Monday continues to generate a lot of comments and interest. A Facebook post from an Irondequoit mother went viral over the weekend after being shared almost 7,000 times. Tuesday, it was shared more than 8,000 times. Tiffany

November 23, 2018 News News

Call for Free Dental Care for Mouth Cancer Patients, Put an End to Discriminatory ‘Tax on Cancer’

by Open Access Government

Following treatment for mouth cancer, patients are faced with a series of long-term oral health issues, that often result in complex and expensive dental work. The charity estimates that mouth cancer sufferers could face dental costs of up to £1,500.00 over five

November 22, 2018 News News

Melbourne Dentist Jailed for Indecently Assaulting Patients, Staff

by Australian Associated Press

A Melbourne dentist who sexually exploited his patients and a nurse will spend at least four-and-a-half years in prison. Nashaat Michael, 60, has been sentenced to seven years and three months in jail after pleading guilty to indecently assaulting eight patients and

October 25, 2018 News News

ADA Adopts Further Policy Discouraging Direct-to-Consumer Dental Services

by American Dental Association

A new policy from the American Dental Association (ADA) “strongly discourages the practice of direct to the consumer (DTC) dental laboratory services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.” The new policy expands upon a 2017 ADA policy

October 25, 2018 News News

Thousands of Patients Consult GPs Regarding Dental Issues

by Practice Business

A new study by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) shows that hundreds of thousands of patients are wrongly going to their GP requiring dental advice or work each year. Around 380,000 dental consultations occur at GP practices each year.

October 18, 2018 News News

Dentist, Accused of Inappropriate Behavior, Agrees Not to Be Alone With Female Patients

by Tony Leys, Des Moines Register

A West Des Moines dentist has agreed not to be alone with female patients while state regulators decide what to do about allegations he made lewd remarks and advances to women in his office. The Iowa Dental Board alleges dentist Phelan

October 9, 2018 News News

Public Hearing Scheduled for B.C. Dentist Alleged to Have Overbilled and Misdiagnosed Patients

by Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail

The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. is taking disciplinary action against a B.C. dentist who it says failed to diagnose and treat patients properly and billed inappropriately. The college is planning a public hearing, although the dentist, Bin Xu,

October 1, 2018 News BlogsPractice managementPractice OperationsTechnology

Using Technology to Enhance, Not Eliminate, Patient Interaction

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

My last blog on the legalization of cannabis did alter my recent focus on how technologies, not yet widely used in dentistry, are making their way into our industry. For some, “new” technology is a source of stress. It “de-personalizes”

Dental Hygiene abuse
September 26, 2018 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

Dental Hygiene Care for Survivors of Childhood Abuse

by Linda M. Douglas, RDH, BSc

We have all been mystified and even exasperated by our more challenging clients, for example: those with inadequate self-care despite having sufficient manual dexterity; and people who attend irregularly for dental care, or fail to show up for scheduled appointments.

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access