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Dental Hygienists Support Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

23-05-2016

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) applauds the federal government for its proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars. Announced on April 30 in the Canada Gazette, Part I, this amendment to the Tobacco Act is open to review and comments from interested parties for a 30-day consultation period. "Flavoured …

Editor’s pickGeistlich Bio-Oss® Portfolio Expands

20-05-2016

Geistlich Biomaterials launches a new package size of Geistlich Bio-Oss® that provides increased therapy flexibility in regenerative dentistry.  Princeton, NJ, USA – Ever since its global market debut 30 years ago, Geistlich Bio-Oss®, a bone substitute utilised in periodontal and oral surgery procedures to regenerate lost bone …

Mixing Dental, Medical Care would Cut Cost, Pain

20-05-2016

Collaboration on all healthcare sought in pilot rollout   Boston, MA, USA – It can take patients in need of oral care weeks or months to make it into Emily Simon's dental chair, a time period when they are often saving up money and determining when they can miss school or work to make their appointment. "And through it all, they are …

Impression Scanning: The Future is Now

20-05-2016

Up until now, if a lab received a physical or analogue impression from a dentist, they needed to create a gypsum model of the analogue impression first, if they were going to design the restoration using CAD/CAM. Besides the process being time-consuming, it adds another variable to the workflow in terms of both precision and predictability. The …

Oral Health Innovations, Controversies Centre of Dental Symposium

18-05-2016

World-renowned dental researchers will discuss pressing issues and advancements in dentistry at the upcoming symposium, "Innovations and Controversies in Oral Health: Connecting the Dots from Research to Practice". Hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in cooperation with the Eighth District Dental Society, the symposium …

Canada in Need of Widespread Dental Care Reform

18-05-2016

A country-wide dental cost reform may be on its way if Quebecers get their way. In early April, the Quebec-based Journal de Montreal released a report finding dental fees in La Belle province were the most expensive in the country. The detailed report also noted that costs related to dental care rose 13 per cent over the last five years. The …