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    Dentists get cracking on the stem cell front

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    “Stem cells can be extracted from nearly any living tissue,” said Dr. James Mah, director of UNLV’s advanced education program in orthodontics, doctor of dental surgery, and dental researcher. “In fact, stem cells can even be found in tissues of the deceased.” But in spite of all their potential, there’s a catch: “The biggest challenges…

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    Blasting dental plaque with microbubbles

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    But just like normal teeth, these dental implants require proper care and oral hygiene to prevent further complications, such as the inflammation of the tissues surrounding the implants. While the buildup of dental plaque sticks mainly to the crown, it also adheres to the exposed parts of the screw that holds the dental fixture in…

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    Saber-toothed cats hunted on the South American plains

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    “Up to now, palaeontologists assumed that a predator weighing up to 400 kilograms and with bone structure similar to that of a forest-dwelling cat would have hunted in woodlands,” says Hervé Bocherens. It was thought that would make it easier for the animals — with their canines up to 30 centimeters long — to find…

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    Nutrition is key to oral, overall health

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    The practice paper “Oral Health and Nutrition” has been published on the Academy’s website for Academy members and is available to the public for purchase. A practice paper is a critical analysis of current research literature that enables Academy members to translate nutrition science into the highest-quality advice and services. This practice paper supports the…

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    Presence Of Certain Antibodies Signals Healthier Teeth And Gums

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    The antibody is to a protein called HtpG, the bug that makes it is Porphyromonas gingivalis, an important pathogen in periodontal disease. The antibody also has potential as a vaccine candidate, according to Charles Shelburne, assistant research scientist at the U-M School of Dentistry. Researchers discovered that the HtpG antibodies were present in much lower…

  • 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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    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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    Variolink Esthetic

    Esthetic cementation made simple Ivoclar Vivadent introduces the new luting composite Variolink Esthetic to the market. The new luting composite Variolink Esthetic is an esthetic light- and dual-curing composite material for the permanent cementation of demanding ceramic and composite restorations. The material represents the next generation of the well-established, esthetic luting composite Variolink. This new…

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    IonoStar Molar

    Glass ionomer restorative material Indications Restorations of non occlusion-bearing class I cavities Semi-permanent restorations of class I and II cavities Restorations of cervical lesions, class V cavities, root caries Restorations of class III cavities Restoration of deciduous teeth Base/liner Core build-up Temporary restorations Advantages Variable mixing time for adjustment of consistency Easy application and perfect…

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