July 29 2014

Promoting infection control in dentistry

“Iatrogenic” is an adjective describing a medical condition that was induced inadvertently, by a physician or surgeon, or by...
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July 22 2014

New study reveals widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries

More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings, which...
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July 15 2014

Push to get dentists to stop routinely prescribing potentially deadly opioids

At a time when death rates from opioids are raising alarms, dentists are being told to stop routinely prescribing...
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July 8 2014

Regulatory body defends use of general anesthesia in dental office

General anesthesia in a dental office is perfectly safe, says the head of the regulatory body for Ontario dentists....
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July 2 2014

Suspected illegal dentists raided in East Vancouver

Two homes believed to be housing illegal dentistry practices were raided in East Vancouver. Equipment, including a dentist’s chair,...
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June 24 2014

Health Canada grants B.C. company licensing approval to tout benefits of probiotic-loaded chewing gum

Should you chew gum containing good germs to fight off the bad ones? That’s the idea behind a Vancouver...
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June 17 2014

Exposing fears about dental radiation

Although natural background radiation has surrounded us since birth, your patients — prompted by consumer news — have a...
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June 10 2014

University of Alberta dentistry student overcomes severe needle phobia to achieve her dream

From the time she was 10, playing in her father’s white lab coat, Aislinn Khuong knew she wanted to...
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June 3 2014

Rogue ‘bedroom dentist’ ordered to pay $65,000 in legal, investigation costs

Rogue dentist David Wu was ordered Friday to pay more than $65,000 in legal costs and the costs of...
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May 27 2014

Dentist faces charges for refusing patients who support windfarm

A Manitoulin Island dentist is facing four allegations of disgraceful, dishonourable or unethical conduct. The Royal College of Dental...
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