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‘Live Dentistry’ is a highlight of Pacific Dental Conference

March 7, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia: Perhaps nowhere at the Pacific Dental Conference do the event’s core offerings blend better than on the Exhibit Hall’s Live Dentistry Stage. Companies providing dental products and services connect with clinicians who are highly skilled at putting such products to use — to deliver insights to attendees who feel as if they’re standing at the practitioner’s side throughout the procedure.

Oral health lags in long-term care

February 13, 2013

After discovering a gap in oral health care available to residents of long-term care facilities, dental professionals, educators, and extended-care providers in Nova Scotia are pursuing creative, low-cost strategies to reverse the situation. Nova Scotia, of course, isn’t alone in looking at what changes in awareness and policy may be needed as the population ages.

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Experts call for changes in oral health care for Canadian children

February 13, 2013

OTTAWA, Canada: Members of the Canadian Paediatric Society have stated that access to dental care must be improved for Canadian children. Although several initiatives have been launched in the last decade, they found that children still have a high rate of dental disease, particularly those of lower socio-economic status, in Aboriginal communities and from new immigrant families.

Imaging system helps gain patient acceptance and eliminate surprises

January 14, 2013

When Dr. Christian Robin and his partners Dr. Benjamin Saleh and Dr. Volong Dao at Saleh Robin & Associates in Ville Mont-Royal, Quebec, were selecting a new imaging system, they had very specific requirements. “We wanted a high performance system that would give us both 3-D scans and panoramic radiographs,” Robin said.

Ergonomics leader, pioneer in dental industry

January 8, 2013

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent an assembly of symptoms found in the workplace. They range from locomotive discomforts and pain related to certain work activities up to annoying pains that interfere with all activities, all the time. Rose-Ange Proteau, an ergonomist with the Association for Health and Safety in the Work Place for Social Affairs, said at a recent conference, “Often, the person is not conscious of the effect of wear.”

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Journées dentaires internationales du Québec

January 7, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada: The Journées dentaires internationales du Québec will take place, May 24 to 28 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The annual meeting of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec continues to be Canada’s largest dental meeting and expects to host more than 12,000 delegates from around the world.

Dental implant market on the move

November 8, 2012 | Business

TORONTO, Canada: A new report by the Millennium Research Group in Canada has predicted significant changes within the dental implants market. While a new leader has recently formed with DENTSPLY's acquisition of Astra Tech, established companies will increasingly have to compete with newer, low-priced competitors in Asia and Latin America.

Dental specialists in Canada: A true need?

October 16, 2012

Over the years, dental specialties have emerged in faculties of dentistry due to the advancements within specific areas of treatment, and they have been incorporated if not into each university, at least into virtually every province. In Canada the Commission on Dental Accreditation reviews and accredits the following nine dental specialties programs: dental public health; endodontics; oral and maxillofacial surgery; oral medicine and pathology; oral and maxillofacial radiology; orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics; pediatric dentistry; periodontics; and prosthodontics.

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Destination Vancouver: Pacific Dental Conference

October 5, 2012

Join your colleagues in Vancouver, March 7-9, 2013, for the Pacific Dental Conference. Experience the true flavour of the West Coast and earn C.E. credits at the same time. The PDC has an expert line-up of local, North American and international speakers. With more than 130 presenters, 150 open sessions and 36 hands-on courses covering a variety of topics, there is something for every member of your dental team.

Survey shows second straight year of declining dental-cost inflation for Canadian employers

September 20, 2012

The overall trend in Canadian health-benefit-plan cost increases showed significant slowing for a second consecutive year. According to a survey recently released by Buck Consultants, a Xerox company, insurers have lowered their expected inflation costs for health benefit premiums from 14.4 percent in 2011 to 11.7 percent in 2012. This overall trend includes prescription drugs, medical expenses, hospital coverage, and dental care.

‘Pets Need Dental Care, Too’ educates pet owners on link between healthy mouths and healthy bodies

July 25, 2012

Hill's Pet Nutrition Canada and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) have launched the 2012 Pet Dental Health Awareness campaign (PDHA) to increase awareness of the link between oral and overall health. "It takes combined teamwork from the health care team and the owner to ensure proper pet dental health is achieved," said Susan M. Jones, DVM, director of veterinary affairs at Hill's Pet Nutrition Canada.

Innovating for life: Carl Zeiss delivers innovative visualization solutions in dentistry

July 6, 2012

For more than 150 years, Carl Zeiss has developed optical systems that make it possible to see things invisible to the naked eye. For more than 50 years, the name Carl Zeiss has been unmistakably linked to achievements in microsurgery. This expertise enables the company to provide innovative visualization solutions in the field of dentistry.

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How to choose a laser

July 4, 2012

The promotion, popularity and success of laser treatment outcomes in non-dental health care areas, such as ophthalmology, have made patients more inquisitive about dental laser use. This patient desire facilitates the investigation and use of lasers in all aspects of dentistry by both patients and clinicians alike.

Mobile elbow supports reduce tension, fatigue

June 26, 2012 | Business

Imagine working with complete freedom of motion but without exertion in your neck, back and shoulder muscles. With superb engineering and unmatched ergonomics, the Posiflex Free Motion Elbow Support System features free moving, height-adjustable elbow supports that follow your every move without any restriction, yet provide total support and stability for your arms and shoulders.

OraPharma changes ownership again

June 21, 2012 | Business

MONTREAL, QUEBEC: In its eighth acquisition this year, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has purchased OraPharma, a company specialized in oral therapeutic products, from private equity firm Water Street Healthcare Partners in Chicago in the U.S.

Winter clinic celebrating 75th year

June 19, 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: The largest one-day dental convention in North America is preparing for its 75th anniversary. The date for the 2012 Toronto Academy of Dentistry Winter Clinic has been set for Friday, Nov. 2. An exhibitors’ prospectus is in distribution, and exhibitor applications are being accepted. Registration for attendees is expected to be available online this summer.

‘Biophotonics’ whitening system twice as fast, no sensitivity

June 18, 2012 | Business

Fast&Mild brings the latest scientific development in biophotonics technology for in-office whitening. This major milestone was realized by KLOX Technologies, a Canadian technology company, revolutionizing the dental, medical and dermatological markets by optimizing the use of light and oxygen.

Study documents value of a device in fighting oral cancer

June 15, 2012

The fact that oral cancer is one of the few types of cancer that has not experienced a significant reduction in mortality over the past several decades is attracting more media attention and generating more public concern. Given that roughly two-thirds of oral cancers are discovered in late stages, when the five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, the key to reducing the devastating impact of this disease is earlier detection.

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