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St. Catharines dentist helps Africa
Under the shade of a mango tree isn't exactly where Balaji Swaminath was used to setting up shop.
A dentist at Martindale Dental, Swaminath is used to the temperature controlled and sterile environment of the clinic. Schedules mapped out on a computer, coffee machines and air conditioning.
Breakenridge: Ending fluoridation was a rotten idea
Word about the recent worsening situation in Calgary with regard to children's oral health is certainly disconcerting, but sadly, not at all surprising.
Trying to predict the implications of a particular government policy can be an imprecise science. However, when it came to the 2011 decision by Calgary city council to halt water fluoridation, the implications were actually fairly easy to predict.
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Many options available to enhance Margaret's smile
Is your smile giving away your age? For many Baby Boomers, it's their smiles that often reveal signs of aging. Worn or chipped teeth, shifting teeth, deteriorating fillings, stained enamel and receding gums can result in a smile that adds years to your appearance.
10 warning signs: What your mouth says about your health
If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Research has found a surprising number of links between the state of your dental health and your overall health.
Negotiating credit card processing fees
Dentistry Business Secrets
Whether you are a dentist opening your first practice or a seasoned veteran who has been running your own practice for years, it is a good idea to keep a watchful eye on the fees and percentage rates you are being charged by the company that processes your patient credit card payments. You may be surprised to learn that almost all fees and rates can be negotiated with the sales person when selecting a company for credit card merchant bank services. Most of these companies are very competitive when it comes to gaining your business and will commonly bring their fees down significantly to earn you as a customer.
Number of Saskatchewan health professionals improves since 2011
What a difference two years can make in the number of health-care professionals practising in Saskatchewan.
According to Health Indicators 2013, a report released earlier this week by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Saskatchewan had 38 dentists per 100,000 people in 2011 compared to the national average of 60 dentists per 100,000 residents.
Dental suppliers lend hand to tornado victims
Leaders in the dental supplies industry have stepped up to contribute resources and financial aid to people affected by the May 19 tornado in Moore, OK.
Benco Dental and Henry Schein have launched efforts to help dentists and others experiencing loss and upheaval due to the disaster.
The effect of acne medication on wisdom teeth
In a research letter in the October 2012 issue of J AM ACAD DERMATOL titled "The effects of isotretinoin on wisdom tooth extraction," by Jyoti Sharma, Diane M. Thiboutot, and Andrea L. Zaenglein (pp. 794-795), a discussion is made of of the medicine more commonly known as Accutane. Accutane has since be removed from use in the U.S. due to legal issues but the generic form of isotretinoin remains available
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