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News and research for Ontario dental hygienists

Spousal Exception Regulation – We did it!
ODHA is pleased to announce the spousal exception regulation has passed under the Dental Hygiene Act – a true victory for the dental hygiene profession! ODHA continuously advocated for this change with the Ontario government and the association would like to thank…
Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between periodontal and kidney disease
An imbalance of the body’s oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be the reason why periodontal disease and chronic kidney disease affect each other, a study led by the University of Birmingham has found. Previous studies have shown a…
The incidence of COVID-19 among dentists practicing in the community in Canada: A prospective cohort study over a six-month period
This research was discussed with authors Dr. Sreenath Madathil, PhD, and Dr. Michael Glogauer, PhD in Episode 43 of Conversations with Dr. Glogauer and Kim Ivan, an audiocast exclusive to ODHA members. Additional keynotes and resources are included with the audiocast episode…
Growing evidence on periodontal and systemic disease links
Originally published in Dental Abstracts, Volume 66, Issue 1
 Background: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which dysbiotic plaque biofilms cause destructive inflammatory responses, leading to destruction of the periodontal attachment and underlying bone. Mild periodontitis may affect up to half…
Sexual abuse survivors’ battle during dental care
Originally published in Dental Abstracts, Volume 66, Issue 1
 The trauma of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can cause a wide range of health problems during adulthood, including making oral health care challenging and triggering dental anxiety. Background: Because CSA has a prevalence…
Oral health status and treatment need in geriatric patients with different degrees of cognitive impairment and dementia: A cross-sectional study
Loss of cognition or dementia is closely related to a poor oral health status according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. Abstract Background: Health can be defined as more than an absence or lack of disease. It…
Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents
Most of the detected increment in dental caries among children above the age of six years and adolescents is confined to occlusal surfaces of posterior permanent molars. Dental sealants and fluoride varnishes are much used to prevent caries. As the effectiveness of…
The impact of vaping on periodontitis: A systematic review

Focusing on a correlation between oral health and vaping, a recent study published on Wiley – Clinical and Experimental Dental Research, showed electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) exposure-mediated carbonyl stress leads to increased levels of prostaglandin-E2 and cyclooxygenase-2 in human gingival epithelium compared to…
Dental experts discover biological imbalance is the reason for link between periodontal and kidney disease
An imbalance of the body’s oxygen producing free radicals and its antioxidant cells could be…
Growing evidence on periodontal and systemic disease links
Originally published in Dental Abstracts, Volume 66, Issue 1
 Background: Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory…