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Jail time argued for illegal B.C. dentist wanted on Canada-wide warrant
The Leader-Post
B.C. court has heard that a fake dentist who worked on Metro Vancouver patients for years should spend between four and six months in jail. Brent Olthius, the lawyer for the B.C. College of Dental Surgeons, told the court Tung Sheng Wu should be found in criminal contempt of court.
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This Thanksgiving, the ODA wants you to raise a glass to moderation!
CNW
During Thanksgiving, having a drink is almost a tradition for most Ontarians, whether it's toasting the occasion, enjoying a nice wine with dinner or indulging in an after-dinner apéritif. Whatever the reason, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants to remind you that alcohol can have an impact on your oral health — and may leave you feeling less than festive.
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Paleo people didn't need dental check-ups, but you do
Huffington Post Canada
It's strange that we have to have teeth cleanings every six months, isn't it? Animals in the wild don't get teeth cleanings and humankind is certainly older than dentistry, so before the modern of age technology, how did humans prevent their teeth from falling out? Seeing as our ancestors depended on their teeth for survival to chew meat, (as Jamba Juice would not be invented for several more million years) how did they survive before we had teeth cleanings and toothbrushes?
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Why you should fear the dentist no more
Huffington Post Canada
If you are like 40 percent of the Canadian population, you have a strong fear of the dentist. According to Stats Canada, that's how many people in this country avoid dental care because they are afraid of the poking, scraping, gagging and choking that occur during dental and orthodontic treatments.
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Grinding your teeth
Castanet
Grinding your teeth, or bruxism as we call it in dentistry, is a condition that I observe daily in my practice, but many patients I meet don't have a clear understanding of the significance of their symptoms or whether something should be done about it. So, I offer up here five things that everyone should know about bruxism.
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The Dental Assisting Educators of Canada, Annual General Meeting 

DAEC will have their 2013 Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto was selected as the site for the 2013 meeting and the dates of October 24-26, 2013 as the most appropriate time for educators to get together.

This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

This convenient downtown location allows registrants to take advantage of restaurants, theatres and shopping after an engaging day of education.

For more information and to REGISTER NOW please visit: www.daec.co


New study: improving oral care for people with chronic conditions can reduce costs for employers and improve health for employees
Dentistry IQ
Improving the oral health of people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease, can reduce health care costs, according to a new study by UnitedHealthcare. Related article on DentistryIQ: Medical dental integration study
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Futuristic 3-D printed toothbrush cleans teeth in just six seconds
Yahoo Canada
Is that recommended three-minute toothbrushing time cutting into your busy schedule? Does a traditional toothbrush clash with your bathroom feng sui? Well, we may just have the solution for you.

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An office manager's role in preventive dentistry
Jill Nesbitt
Have you ever heard of the Institute for Oral Health? This organization identifies best practices in oral health and then encourages collaboration between dental insurance companies, physicians, dentists (private practice, academia and public health) and researchers to benefit the public and the profession. This year's annual conference theme was on preventive dentistry, and I was lucky to attend.

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Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates rheumatoid arthritis
Science Daily
Does gum disease indicate future joint problems? Although researchers and clinicians have long known about an association between two prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases, periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the microbiological mechanisms have remained unclear.

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Living with diabetes? Watch your mouth
MarketWired
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease. In fact, about one-third of people with diabetes have severe gum disease.
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Surprising advice from dentist: Don't brush your teeth after you eat
Yahoo.com
Whether you are a diligent brusher of the teeth right after eating, or if you're like the rest of us and feel a tinge of shame for not doing so, you may be interested in knowing this: at least one study has shown that the practice is not in the best interest of your pearly whites.
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High-dose statin may reduce gum inflammation
Medical News Today
A new study offers more evidence of a link between oral and heart health. It found that high-dose statins can reduce gum inflammation in heart disease patients in as little as 4 weeks.
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Poor oral health affects Olympic athletes' performance
Medical News Today
The training regimen for any Olympic athlete is intense, but getting oral health into shape is usually not part of the routine. However, new research examining the impact of 2012 Olympic athletes' oral health may now make the toothbrush as important as athletic shoes.
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