ANNOUNCEMENTS

Prevora as a Successful Therapy for Oral Dysbiosis in High-risk, Complex-needs Adults: A Series of Four Patients and a Review of the Literature

September 12, 2022
by Julie DiNardo, RDH; Irene DeHaan, RDH; Julie Stang, RDH

Oral dysbiosis is an imbalance of bacteria in the dental plaque whereby pathogenic bacteria dominate the biofilm and, in turn, initiate destruction of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. Caries and periodontal diseases result from oral dysbiosis. A new treatment option for oral dysbiosis called Prevora (10% chlorhexidine) is now available for high-risk, complex-needs adults – those patients who are older and with chronic medical conditions limiting both self-care and tolerability to surgical dental care. We report on four cases of older adults for which Prevora is the only realistic option for treating oral dysbiosis, and we review the literature on Prevora in managing common oral diseases.

Highlighting link between oral health, holistic well-being in dental plan design

September 16, 202
By Lauren Bailey

When workplace dental plans are designed to promote employees’ proactive oral health, it can reduce overall benefits plan expenditures, including the cost of medications.

Forty per cent of adults are at high risk of poor oral health, including adults with special needs, people with type 2 diabetes, the elderly or frail and those with mental-health disorders, says Ross Perry, chief executive officer of CHX Technologies Inc., noting periodontal inflammation in the general population is typically around 60 per cent. Next to hypertension, gum inflammation is the most prevalent disease, yet it isn’t addressed by a typical dental plan, he adds.

Launch of new partnership will bring Prevora and preventive oral healthcare to high risk adults across Canada

June 1, 2020

A new national partnership between CHX Technologies of Toronto (CHX) and the Canadian charity, Gift from the Heart (GFTH), will provide Prevora and other preventive oral healthcare services to the growing numbers of Canadian adults experiencing chronically poor oral health. The service will start in early 2021. It features affordable, evidence-based, painless oral healthcare in venues frequented by high risk adults, such as the independent hygiene practice, the community health centre, the family physician’s practice, hospitals, the pharmacy and the retirement residence. A tele-oral health service is planned so as to further improve access.

Launch of new partnership will bring Prevora and preventive oral healthcare to care homes in the United Kingdom

May 5, 2020

A new partnership between CHX Technologies of Toronto (CHX) and Protect Your Mouth Ltd. (PYM) of Northampton, England will provide Prevora and associated preventive oral healthcare services to residents of care homes in the United Kingdom. 

Integrating Preventive Oral Healthcare Into The Medical Management Of Diabetes: Early Findings From A Toronto Pilot Study

September 19, 2019

The integration of services is a route increasingly taken by healthcare organizations to improve outcomes and access, and to reduce costs.

Toronto medical clinic starts preventive oral health services for its diabetic patient

Toronto, July 10, 2019

A group family medical practice in downtown Toronto is offering a new oral health service for its patients who have type 2 diabetes, which prevents oral inflammation and dental decay.

Collaboration on improving Oral Health Services for Special Needs Adults

Toronto, June 26, 2018

The Ontario Centre for Excellence and CHX co-fund Mount Sinai Hospital’s review of its Special Care dental program.

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“I have enjoyed better gums and teeth with Prevora – for years.”

- Nellie E.

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“Prevora has improved my gums and protected my teeth. This is very important to me”.

- Judith G.

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“I couldn’t brush my teeth for 6 weeks after surgery for oral cancer. But with Prevora treatment before my surgery, my teeth were fine".  

- Richard J.

Thomas-B

“I am a stroke survivor and brushing my teeth is difficult. With Prevora over the past few years, my teeth are healthy and so are my gums.”

- Thomas B.

Bruce-B

“After years of several fillings each year, Prevora has made me cavity free for 10 years.”

- Bruce B.

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“No cavities for years. Painless. Affordable. What more do you need to know?”

- John P.

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“Mom’s oral health has really improved with Prevora. This gives me peace of mind”.

- Lori T.

Daughter of Phyllis P.
Margaret-C

For years I have had troubles with my teeth and gums. Since Prevora, it is the first time I feel like my teeth and gums are healthy.

Margaret C.

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