January 28 2015

How to meet the challenges of dental assisting, including the unexpected ones

Although it’s a high-growth industry, expected to increase by 36 per cent in the 10-year period between 2008 and...
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January 22 2015

Tooth decay detected by laser and light systems

A growing body of research shows the light-based devices are highly sensitive. A recent study found one device caught...
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January 14 2015

Poor oral hygiene can impact our physical, mental well-being

Most of us don’t realize to what extent tooth decay, gum disease and poor oral hygiene can impact our...
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January 7 2015

How ‘microbial dark matter’ might cause disease

For decades, the bacteria group Candidate Phylum TM7, thought to cause inflammatory mucosal diseases, has posed a particular challenge...
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December 17 2014

5 ways to put oral health on your New Year’s resolution list

There’s something special about the start of a new year. Maybe it’s because it’s a blank slate — a...
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December 10 2014

It takes a team…

From the late 1800s up through the mid-20th century we recognized a small team of individuals as our total...
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December 3 2014

UBC dentistry professor to receive highest military honour for forensic advances

Sweet and his colleagues at the Bureau of Legal Dentistry (BOLD) based at the University of B.C. train Canadian...
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November 26 2014

Dental assistants: The glue that holds dental teams together

From the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, we recognized a small team of individuals as our total oral...
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November 19 2014

Location of oral cancers differs in smokers, nonsmokers

The location of oral cancers differed in smokers and nonsmokers with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur...
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November 12 2014

Diabetes and dental health

“Diabetes can be associated with an increased prevalence and severity of periodontal diseases, and as an infectious and inflammatory...
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