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    Helping dental retainers and aligners fight off bacteria

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    According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 5 million people seek orthodontic treatments each year. These procedures include braces and aligners, a set of plastic pieces that shift the teeth slightly over time, in an attempt to fix crowded jaws, over- and under-bites and improperly aligned teeth. Clear aligners or retainers, known collectively…

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    Genetic techniques have role in future of dental care

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    In a new paper published in the Australian Dental Journal, researchers from the University of Adelaide’s School of Dentistry have written about the current and future use of the field of epigenetics as it relates to oral health. Speaking on Dentist’s Day (Thursday 6 March), co-author Associate Professor Toby Hughes says epigenetics has much to…

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    A focus on dental health can protect children from becoming overweight

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    “Weight can be a sensitive subject, but if you talk about eating behaviors alongside dental health, you’re looking at the issue from a different angle,” confirms Louise Arvidsson, registered dietitian and PhD student at the Institute of Medicine. In one of her sub-studies, she reviewed eating behavior, BMI and dental health of 271 pre-school and…

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    Painting Teeth With Fluoride Varnish Is Effective Against Tooth Decay In Children

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    New to the United States, the product called sodium fluoride varnish has a higher concentration of fluoride than current gels, foams, rinses and pastes, but is less toxic to children because less of the product is swallowed during application. “Fluoride varnish quickly adheres to teeth and over time is slowly released to the tooth surface,…

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    How To Manage Dental Erosion Caused By Everyday Beverages

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    In a recent study that appeared in the May/June 2009 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD’s clinical, peer-reviewed journal, lead author, Mohamed A. Bassiouny, DMD, MSc., PhD, outlined the acidic content of beverages, such as soda; lemon, grapefruit and orange juice; green and black tea; and revealed three steps to rehabilitate teeth that suffer from…

  • 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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    Dental work without the ouch

    A peptide solution that is painted on teeth takes the pain out of fighting dental decay by helping damaged teeth regenerate themselves. Tooth decay begins when acid produced by bacteria in plaque dissolves the mineral in the teeth, causing microscopic holes or “pores” to form. As the decay process progresses the micro-pores increase in size…

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    Straumann partners with Amann Girrbach to enter in-lab milling segment

      Straumann, a global leader in tooth replacement, restorative and regenerative dentistry, and Amann Girrbach, a pioneer in dental CADCAM technology, today announced a collaboration through which the two companies will offer dental laboratories the capability of milling custom dental prosthetics (both tooth- and implant-borne) in house via Straumann CARES, with original Straumann connections and…

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    Nobel Biocare launches new complete, cement-free posterior solution

    At the International Dental Show (IDS), March 10-14, Nobel Biocare unveiled a new complete, cement-free treatment concept developed to address the most common challenges faced when restoring molar teeth. The solution features a choice of new wide-platform implants and restorative options designed specifically for the posterior region. Also being launched at IDS is an entire…

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    Straumann increases ownership of Neodent to 100%

      Straumann has signed an agreement to increase its ownership of  Neodent, Latin America’s leading dental implant company, from 49% to 100% in 2015, three years earlier than foreseen in a previous option agreement. The purchase price for the outstanding 51% is BRL 680 million (approximately CHF 210 million1) paid in cash to the company’s…

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    IDEM Singapore Lucky Draw: Win a Conference Ticket!

    IDEM Singapore announces a raffle draw where delegates will stand a chance to win a complimentary conference ticket worth up to SGD 720 to the IDEM Singapore 2016  every month until January 2016! IDEM Singapore is giving away 1 conference     ticket for the IDEM Singapore Main Scientific Conference Programme in a lucky draw…

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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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