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Vaping and Oral Health the Developing Crisis

July 21st, 2020

This article is the winner of Oh Canada! Readers’ Choice Award for 2020

A new challenge to oral and overall health has emerged: vaping nicotine products. Unfortunately, while dental hygienists can draw on a robust catalogue of scientific evidence when speaking with their clients about the risks of traditional cigarette smoking, they do not have access to the same amount of research required to navigate this relatively new challenge to oral and overall health.

Vaping was once marketed as a “safe alternative” to cigarettes and their by-products. However, developing evidence demonstrates that the safety profile of vaping products may not be as benign as previously believed. In addition, there are vaping risks and oral and overall health effects that are of particular concern to the teenager and twenty-something demographic who use such products. Dental hygienists and other health care professionals often refrain from discussing vaping with their clients either because it may be perceived as a sensitive topic or because they feel that they lack sufficient knowledge on the subject. The objective of this article is to provide an evidence-based starting point for dental hygienists so they can confidently address vaping with their clients. Early recognition and strategic intervention strategies are essential in developing efforts to maximize oral and overall health.

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Screening for Dental Infections Achieves 6-Fold Reduction in Dental Emergencies During Induction Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

July 6th, 2020

Patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are at risk of infection, including odontogenic infections, during induction chemotherapy. It is unknown whether clinical dental screening to diagnose and treat odontogenic disease in these patients can reduce the incidence of dental emergencies.

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Clearing the Air: Managing Aerosols in Dentistry during Covid 19

July 2nd, 2020

Dentalcorp's Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance, Julian Perez spoke with Dr. Howard Tenenbaum, Dentist-in-Chief, Sinai Health System, and Dr. Michael Glogauer, Chief of Dentistry, University Health Network (UHN) on managing aerosols in dentistry during COVID-19.

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Weekly Audiocast: Conversations with Dr. Glogauer

June 15th, 2020

Conversations with Dr. Glogauer is a weekly audiocast for oral health professionals.  Every week  Dr. Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio, and Kim Ivan, RDH,  cover a wide range of important topics applicable to the oral health profession that is evidenced research.

About Dr. Glogauer
Dr. Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip. Perio, has a periodontal practice, is professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and head of dental oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Conversations with Dr. Glogauer is brought to you by ODHA with support from Crest+Oral-B.

Episode 7: HPV and Oral Cancer 

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