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Dental Hygiene Newswire

News and research for Ontario dental hygienists

Board Strategic Planning weekend
The ODHA Board of Directors had a productive weekend working on a new strategic plan October 19 – 20, 2019. It was a wonderful weekend connecting and working as a team developing a plan that will continue to move the association forward.…
Tips for caring for LBGTQ2S clients
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit (LGBTQ2S) persons experience a number of health care disparities for many reasons: discrimination and social pressures, personal sexual behaviours, limited access to health insurance, higher rates of smoking and alcohol/substance misuse, higher rates of anxiety and…
Toothbrushing: to the best of one’s abilities is possibly not good enough
Toothbrushing to the best of one’s abilities might still not be good enough. Young adults apparently lack a reasonable concept of what is meant by high quality toothbrushing according to a series of recent studies that show adults hardly ever manage to…
Does gum disease have a key role in Alzheimer’s?
Does gum disease play a key role in the development of Alzheimer's? Scientists believe this may be the case after their study found further evidence of the link between bacteria in a common type of gum disease and people with dementia. Researchers…
The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for clients and users
In the light of developments and studies on dental amalgam, a request was submitted to update the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) Opinion produced in 2008 on the safety and performance of both dental amalgam and possible…
Artificial intelligence improves breast cancer screening in study
An artificial intelligence (AI) system for breast cancer screening outperformed radiologists in a recent study in Nature. The…
Could muscle strength lower diabetes risk?
Many people worldwide have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the body cannot…