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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.