The ability of infectious bacteria to form biofilms - which are responsible for two thirds of human infections - makes them particularly difficult to treat. And when these bacteria are also resistant to antibiotics, the medical challenge is even tougher.


TORONTO, Canada, USA, May 13, 2014 - From their analysis of the primary dental care data of more than 2,500 children, researchers have found that only very few children in Canada had seen a dentist for an oral health assessment by the recommended age of 12 months.


MANITOBA, Canada, USA, April 23, 2014 - A study led by researchers in Canada has found a direct relationship between low vitamin D levels in mothers during pregnancy and the prevalence of dental caries in their children during the first year of life.


USA, March 25, 2014 - During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a symposium titled "Water Fluoridation: Safety Efficacy and Value in Oral Health Care" took place.


CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., USA, February 16, 2014 - The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), a nonprofit health organization advocating for mercury-free dentistry, has released a new report on the safety of dental amalgam.


BETHESDA, Md., USA, December 1, 2013 - Although the human papilloma-virus (HPV) has been identified by a number of studies as the cause of the increasing incidence of oropharyngeal cancer, it has remained unclear whether this increase is a global phenomenon.


A lack of fluoride exposure may be posing some problems in a Canadian city.


Tongue piercings may result in many unwanted dental effects.


In a very rare case, a female in Canada was found to need minimally invasive hepatic resection because she ingested a toothpick. The toothpick moved from the gastrointestinal tract towards the liver causing its damage. A laparoscopy confirmed that the toothpick resulted in a liver abscess. More about this case appeared online on Sept. 10 in the BMJ Case Reports journal.


As a dentist you know how disconcerting it is to have a ‘hole’ open up in your schedule. It typically leaves the receptionist, assistant, or hygienist scrambling to find a patient for the opened time slot; valuable time that could be better spent taking care of existing patients. Now a new Web based online scheduling product has been introduced to the Canadian market – ‘Connect The Doc’ or CTD - that is likely to make the filling of scheduling ‘holes’ a little easier.

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