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    Professional dental cleanings may reduce risk of heart attack, stroke

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    Among more than 100,000 people, those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned (tooth scaling) by a dentist or dental hygienist had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared to those who had never had a dental cleaning. The participants were followed for an average of…

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    Oral bacteria linked to risk of stroke

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    In the single hospital study, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, observed stroke patients to gain a better understanding of the relationship between hemorrhagic stroke and oral bacteria. Among the patients who experienced intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), 26 percent were found to have a specific bacterium in their saliva, cnm-positive S….

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    Philippine Pediatric Dental Society to launch SOS (Save Our Sixes) Campaign in Cebu

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    The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society (PPDSI) in partnership with Denstply will launch its seminar workshop in Cebu on July 28, 2015 for its joint campaign on saving the first permanent molars in children. The campaign, “Save Our Sixes” is a step forward by the association to help dentists gather the latest updates in the detection and…

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    Hidden tooth infections may predispose people to heart disease

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    “Acute coronary syndrome is 2.7 times more common among patients with untreated teeth in need of root canal treatment than among patients without this issue,” says researcher John Liljestrand. The study was carried out at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases of the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with the Heart and Lung Centre…

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    Straumann increases ownership of Neodent to 100%

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      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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    Straumann® Dental Implant System implants now available for use with 3Shape Implant Studio™

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    3Shape, a global leader in 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions is proud to announce that 3Shape Implant Studio™ users now have access to the original Straumann® Dental Implant System library. Dentists, implantologists and dental technicians will be able to access the original library of Straumann® dental implants when using 3Shape Implant Studio™. The Straumann®…

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    Straumann Emdogain® launched in new wound-healing indication

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    Straumann today announced the launch of its oral-tissue regeneration product Emdogain® in the new indication of soft-tissue wound healing as part of oral surgical procedures and dental implantation procedures in general. The benefits of enhanced wound healing include reduced risk of post-surgical complications, reduced post-surgical pain, swelling and discomfort, improved esthetic outcomes and greater patient…

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    Fibers Used In Bullet-proof Vests Quadruple Toughness Of Dental Composites

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    In a paper scheduled for publication in Dental Materials, Karbhari and Howard Strassler, a professor and director of Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School, report the results of detailed engineering tests on dental composites containing glass fibers as well as the type of polyethylene fibers used in bullet-proof vests. Karbhari and Strassler…

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    IDEM Singapore Lucky Draw: Win a Conference Ticket!

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    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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    Pancreatic cancer risk tied to specific mouth bacteria

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      Pancreatic cancer patients are known to be susceptible to gum disease, cavities, and poor oral health in general, say the study authors. That vulnerability led the research team to search for direct links between the makeup of bacteria driving oral disease and subsequent development of pancreatic cancer, a disease that often escapes early diagnosis…

  • 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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