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University of Alberta medical and dentistry school cites its economic benefits as cuts loom
Edmonton Journal
The University of Alberta medical and dentistry school contributes about $2 billion to the local economy every year in jobs, research projects that employ Edmontonians, says a new study obtained by the Journal. Dean Douglas Miller said that economic contribution could be reduced as the school imposes cuts do deal with the university's $42 million shortfall in provincial funding announced this spring.
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Oral health network offers new research opportunities
Dr. Bicsupid
A nascent network is beginning to connect Canadians involved in oral health research. The goal is to harness more of the potential of members of this community who are spread out from coast to coast to coast by connecting nodes of common interest, ranging from aboriginal oral health to orofacial pain.
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Toronto dentist takes new conservative approach to porcelain veneers
Market Wired
Dr. Susie Ang offers porcelain veneers as a durable alternative to crowns or orthodontics to help her Toronto dentistry patients enhance the color, shape, and size of their teeth. Porcelain veneers address cosmetic concerns such as chips, stains, and misalignment.
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How to take charge of your oral health
Natural Gumption
Let's face it, on the surface oral health can seem like a bit of a boring topic, however, in reality it can be one of the most important aspects of a daily routine. Current trends (yea for current trends) have (finally) confirmed that oral health is the gateway to overall health. Yet most of the adult population suffers with gum disease or cavities.
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Potential hiring red flags for dental practices
ETS Dental Recruiter
We interview thousands of dentists and dental office staff applicants each year, and we look through at least three times as many resumes. Many have glaring red flags and some are so subtle that asking more questions or investigating is required.
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Potential link between tooth whiteners and oral cancer
NewsFix.ca
A small study suggests that the incorrect use of tooth whiteners might be a risk factor in oral cancer among those under 45. One case in ten of oral cancer occurs in the under-45s and often there is no clear risk factor, like heavy drinking or heavy smoking, involved.

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Nutrition plays key role in oral health
DNA.com
There is a strong connection between the food people eat and their oral health, a recently updated position paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has stated. The Academy's position paper highlighted that nutrition is an integral component of oral health.

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There's more to a smile than teeth
richardcasson.com
Our teeth are a major part of our identity and having great teeth makes us look and feel more attractive. Whenever we smile or laugh our teeth are on show and the better our dental health and hygiene the more confident we feel.

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Chewing aspirin can damage the teeth
AlberniPortal.ca
Aspirin can cause severe damage to the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, according to a study. Experts at the University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, say that chewing aspirin causes dental erosion. They have found cases where the areas of erosion correspond with the areas in contact with aspirin.
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Dental hygiene with an environmental twist
Frontenac This Week
A Kingston dental hygienist is changing the world of dentistry one bike ride at a time. Cindy McQueen, owner of Roving Dental Hygiene, has provided mobile dental services to Kingston, Frontenac and Napanee clients since 2011. Recently, she began traveling to appointments on her bike, further enhancing her unique service designed for bedside patients who are unable to receive traditional dental care.
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Dozens of former patients file lawsuit against Surrey dentist
Canadian Press for Metro
A former Surrey dentist is being sued for malpractice by nearly 100 former patients. The lawsuit, filed in B.C. Supreme Court against Dr. Natendra (Randy) Narayan alleges the dentist improperly performed root canals while he practised at Kosmetiks Dental Clinic in Surrey, which is also named in the lawsuit.
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Can a sinus infection be caused by a tooth?
Oral Answers
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post discussing sinus infections, prompted by my wife's experience. She had severe tooth pain caused by a sinus infection. While that post discusses how a sinus infection can cause tooth pain, it never addressed the opposite question: Can a tooth cause a sinus infection?
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