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Dentist's chair in inner city Vancouver school puts treatment within reach
Vancouver Sun
A pair of little feet in high-top runners fidget far from the bottom of the sleek dentist's chair as eight-year-old Denika Kumar gets a filling. The only thing unusual about this picture is that Denika and the dental team working on her teeth are in the basement of Florence Nightingale elementary school near Kingsway and 12th Avenue on Vancouver's east side. The weekly dental clinic, funded and staffed through the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Dentistry, means children can come directly from class to their appointment, freeing parents from the cost and inconvenience of missing work to take them.
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Development of wisdom teeth in children may be affected by dental anesthesia
Medical News Today
Researchers from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have discovered a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia given to children ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. The results of this epidemiological study, published in the April issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, suggest that injecting anesthesia into the gums of young children may interrupt the development of the lower wisdom tooth.
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Coloured fillings
Oral Answers
"Your child has a cavity." Not many parents want to hear those words, especially if their child has dental anxiety. Last summer, I saw a three year old child who needed to have a filling on one of his upper molars.
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Body can also benefit from a trip to the dentist
The Delta Optimist
Our mouths are part of our bodies, not something separate. So it makes sense to care for our mouths the way we care for our bodies. Not only will our bodies thank us, the health care system will as well. Research shows there is a connection between our oral health and our overall health. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) says there is a relationship between oral disease and health problems such as diabetes and certain kinds of pneumonia.
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April is National Oral Health Month
Windsor Star
We all want to look and feel our best. From personal grooming to clothing to eye and ear health, we want to feel good and look good too. Windsor and Essex County offer plenty of resources to help you achieve these two goals. The Windsor Star has profiled many of these resources as part of the Look & Feel Your Best series. Here are just a few that have published this year.
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Mobile dental hygiene service opens in Los Angeles
Dentistry IQ
Those in need of dental care but unable to visit a dentist's office will now have access to a mobile dental hygiene service, courtesy of Healthy Maine Smiles of Lewiston-Auburn. Providing professional dental care for seniors, the disabled, and those with limited access to traditional dental options, co-owners Caidra Harris and Jennifer Belanger hope to improve access to oral health opportunities for area residents by conveniently offering preventative oral health services in a familiar and safe environment of the customers choosing.
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Why dental anesthetic has Epinephrine in it
Oral Answers
When you get a dental injection, your body wonders why on earth you're allowing a sharp metal object to penetrate your gums! It quickly tries to repair the damage by increasing blood flow to the area so it can carry away the anesthetic, which it views as a foreign substance. As you might have guessed, if your body's protective response tries to get rid of all of the anesthetic, it's not going to last very long.
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How can your practice use Facebook and Twitter to get referrals?
Modern Practice
Even if you don't use Facebook or Twitter, I'm sure you are aware of what they are. If you happened to live under a rock for the last few years, Facebook and Twitter are websites people and businesses use to share what's happening on a day to day, hour to hour, and yes, even on a minute to minute basis. So what are the chances your patients or potential patients use these top social media services?
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Future "drug" for dental phobics
Dental Buzz
It looks like virtual reality may actually be almost Matrix-quality in a few short years, and our patients will be able to immerse themselves fully in another world while they’re getting their dental work done.

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Students sink their teeth into additional training
Toronto Star
For dental assistants and hygienists, continuing education isn't just recommended — in some cases, it's mandatory. "Assistants have to get a specific number of points per year to meet the certification requirements," says Luisa Nervo, a registered dental hygienist.

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Experts offer advice on protecting children and young adults from dental and facial injuries during recreational and organized sports
Dentistry IQ
April is National Facial Protection Month and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.

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