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    Nicotine extracted from ancient dental plaque for the first time

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    Their research provides a new method for determining who was consuming tobacco in the ancient world and could help trace the use of tobacco and other intoxicating plants further back into prehistory. “The ability to identify nicotine and other plant-based drugs in ancient dental plaque could help us answer longstanding questions about the consumption of…

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    Safety Guide Launched For New 3-D Dental Scans

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    Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), which gives a similar kind of image as a medical CT scan, is now available in high-street dental practices to give high-definition, three-dimensional scans of patients’ jaws and teeth. However, CBCT carries an increased risk associated with greater radiation dose than traditional dental X-rays, so the European Academy of Dental…

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    Hypertension: On The Pill? Tell Your Dentist

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    Up to five percent of women taking birth control pills that contain a high dose of estrogen (above 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol) may experience oral contraceptive-related high blood pressure, says Mary A. Aubertin, DMD, author of the report, who cites studies reported by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) and in the journal,…

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    Custom-made mouthguards reduce athletes’ risk of concussion, study shows

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    High school football players wearing store-bought, over-the-counter (OTC) mouthguards were more than twice as likely to suffer mild traumatic brain injures (MTBI)/concussions than those wearing custom-made, properly fitted mouthguards, reports a new study in the May/June 2014 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). “Researchers and, most…

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    Tetracycline Plus Teeth Equal Gray Smile

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    However, Kim L. Capehart, DDS, MBA, AGD member and clinician, will explain how a new tooth whitening procedure he used on a patient helped significantly lighten these tough-to-remove stains and saved his patient more than $10,000 in dental restorative fees. He’ll share this information during his discussion titled “Treating Tetracycline Staining in the Adult Dentition”…

  • DIY Braces Is Not The New Martha Stewart In Dentistry

      To this date, there are several online advertisements for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) braces spreading like wild-fire on the internet hence for those patients who are on tight budget (yet wants to look posh) would grab the chance to have these controversial braces. Through their advertisements, they would provide claims, good reviews and great feedbacks enticing…

  • Asia-Pacific Dental Implants and Final Abutments Markets 2015-2021

        The Asia-Pacific markets as defined in this report include Japan, South Korea, Australia and China. The dental implant fixture markets are segmented by four different sets of criteria in this report: procedure type, shape, connection type and implant application. The final abutment markets are segmented by abutment fabrication type. The Asia-Pacific market in…

  • DIY Braces Is Not The New Martha Stewart In Dentistry

      To this date, there are several online advertisements for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) braces spreading like wild-fire on the internet hence for those patients who are on tight budget (yet wants to look posh) would grab the chance to have these controversial braces. Through their advertisements, they would provide claims, good reviews and great feedbacks enticing…

  • The Controversy That Is Amalgam

    There have been a lot of questions surrounding the use of amalgam in restorative dentistry. But with a long line of history on its usage this dental material has been tried and tested and is still proven as one of the most durable restorative materials available in the dental market. However, despite its durability, many…

  • The Controversy That Is Amalgam

    There have been a lot of questions surrounding the use of amalgam in restorative dentistry. But with a long line of history on its usage this dental material has been tried and tested and is still proven as one of the most durable restorative materials available in the dental market. However, despite its durability, many…

  • Essential Factors to Achieving a High Quality Cure

    So many aspects and variables affect the final outcome of a restoration, be it the technical difficulty of the restoration itself, the quality of the preparation, the chosen composite resin used, etc. However, the impact of the success and longevity of a restoration’s cure is too often ignored. Achieving a predictable, high-quality cure every time…

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    Cancellation of publicly held Nobel Biocare shares and de-listing from SIX Swiss Exchange as of June 10, 2015

      By decision dated May 13, 2015, the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich cancelled all registered shares of Nobel Biocare Holding AG not directly or indirectly held by Danaher Corporation based on article 33 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading. Holders of cancelled shares will be paid cash compensation in the amount of CHF 17.10 for each cancelled share, corresponding to the offer price paid by Danaher Corporation in its public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Nobel Biocare Holding AG. It is expected that the compensation will be paid on or around June 16, 2015. By decision dated June 1, 2015, SIX Exchange Regulation definitively approved the delisting of te registered shares of Nobel Biocare Holding AG from SIX Swiss Exchange as of June 10, 2015.  The last trading day of the registered shares of Nobel Biocare Holding AG will be June 9, 2015.

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    Dental community celebrates 20th anniversary of successful periodontal tissue regeneration with Straumann® Emdogain®

    At EuroPerio 8, the 2015 dental conference of the European Federation of Periodontology, in London, Straumann and leading clinicians from around the world are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Emdogain, the company’s cornerstone regenerative product. The protein-based gel is designed to promote predictable regeneration of periodontal hard and soft tissues, lost due to periodontitis; it…

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    Chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory gum disease, influences prognosis and the severity of heart attacks

    Researchers from the University of Granada have demonstrated for the first time that chronic periodontitis, an inflammatory gum disease which provokes gradual teeth loss, is closely related to the severity of acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as heart attack. In a pioneering research, published in the Journal of Dental Research, and titled “A cute myocardial…

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    New assessment tool to combat oral-systemic disease across the lifespan

    Improving oral health is a leading population health goal; however, curricula preparing health professionals have a dearth of oral health content and clinical experiences. Funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), New York University College of Nursing’s (NYUCN) Teaching Oral-Systemic Health (TOSH) Program is working to build interprofessional oral health…

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    Research probes molecular basis of rare genetic disorder

    An international group co-led by University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Mary MacDougall, Ph.D., has unraveled the molecular basis for the rare, inherited genetic disorder, Singleton-Merten Syndrome (SMS). Individuals with SMS develop extreme, life-threatening calcification of the aorta and heart valves, early-onset periodontitis and root resorption of the teeth, decreases in bone density, and loss…

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    How gum disease treatment can prevent heart disease

    A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research recently published online by the American Heart Association, scientists at Forsyth and Boston University have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly…

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    Re-establishing a Physiologic Vertical Dimension for an Overclosed Patient

    [masterslider id=”3″]   By Dr Derek Mahony The term neuromuscular occlusion has become associated with certain limited methodologies that are used to obtain a muscle-compatible occlusal relationship. In reality, there are several different approaches that can be used to determine a “neuromuscular” maxillo-mandibular relationship, even with a fully edentulous case. Within each method, however, the…

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