August 19 2014

Still shortcomings in adult dental treatment

A lack of adult dental coverage has been a gaping cavity in the province’s health-care system for years. Children...
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August 12 2014

What’s the most effective way to surgically remove mandibular wisdom teeth?

This is a summary of the Cochrane Systematic Review: Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth (Review,...
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August 5 2014

Gum recession and bone loss

Just the other day I had a friend share with me that she noticed when looking in the mirror...
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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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