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    Dentsply Sirona announces Simon Fraser as Group Vice President Implants

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      Dentsply Sirona has appointed Simon Fraser as the new Group Vice President leading Dentsply Sirona Implants. He takes on this responsibility from Lars Henrikson who will retire on July 31st, 2018. Simon Fraser will be located in Mölndal, Sweden. Prior to Dentsply Sirona, Simon Fraser led the US commercial operations of Abbott’s Rapid Diagnostic…

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    Dentsply Sirona initiates Global Lab Experts Network (GLEN)

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      Dentsply Sirona Lab is committed to offering the opportunity to establish a network with experts across all lab-related areas and enable the exchange between peers in every field of expertise. For this purpose the Global Lab Experts Network (GLEN) has been initiated by the company’s Clinical Affairs team. To kick off this program, dental…

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    Malaysian International Orthodontic Conference and Exhibition concluded in KL Malaysia

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      On July 8, 2018 at the International Orthodontics Conference & Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Philippines represented by Dr Charlston Uy together with Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand and Cambodia officially launched the International Orthodontic Practitioners Federation. The event was officiated by Prof. Emeritus Dr. Hashim Yaacob, the 8th Vice- Chancellor of…

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    Katy Perry To Perform at Dentsply Sirona World 2018

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        Global pop superstar, Katy Perry, will perform a live concert for Dentsply Sirona World event-goers on Friday evening, Sept. 14, during the annual event in Orlando, Florida. This Grammy-Award nominated artist is best known for her top-charting hits, including “Roar,” “Teenage Dream” and “Firework.” Dentsply Sirona World is Sirona’s three-day educational event 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2015

Passed on third and final reading on August 3, 2015 by the Philippine Senate (no abstentions, none against) during the 16th Congress, the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2015 (CPDA) was jointly sponsored by Senators Antonio F. Trillanes, Cynthia A. Villar and Francis G. Escudero. It is an act that “mandates and strengthens the Continuing…

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The ASEAN Integration and What It Means to Philippine Dentistry (part 3)

Much of the uneasiness with the MRA stems from the unknown. Dentists in the Philippine archipelago number approximately 12,000. More than 50% of them are in single proprietorship practice with stand-alone clinics. Some are mall-based or what we deem as high-end. Why the disparity? Because there are different classes of people in society. And there…

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    Diets Bad For The Teeth Are Also Bad For The Body

      “The five-alarm fire bell of a tooth ache is difficult to ignore,” says Dr. Philippe P. Hujoel, professor of dental public health sciences at the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry in Seattle. Beyond the immediate distress, dental pain may portend future medical problems. It may be a warning that the high-glycemic diet…

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    Biological tooth replacement is a step closer

      The research is led by Professor Paul Sharpe, an expert in craniofacial development and stem cell biology at King’s College London and published in the Journal of Dental Research. Research towards achieving the aim of producing bioengineered teeth — bioteeth — has largely focussed on the generation of immature teeth (teeth primordia) that mimic…

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    Nutrition is key to oral, overall health

    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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    Dentistry: Evidence-practice gap for sealant application

      In this study, the researchers aimed to examine dentist practice patterns regarding treatment recommendation of dental sealants and identify characteristics associated with this recommendation. The study was conducted using a cross-sectional questionnaire survey in Japan. Participants were Japanese dentists (N=282) recruited from the Japanese Dental Practice Based Research Network (JDPBRN) who indicated that they…

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    Successful method to reduce dental implant failure

    Dental implants are a successful form of treatment for patients, yet according to a study published in 2005, five to 10 per cent of all dental implants fail. The reasons for this failure are several-fold — mechanical problems, poor connection to the bones in which they are implanted, infection or rejection. When failure occurs the…

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    Link between hair disorders and susceptibility to dental caries

    Today at the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Olivier Duverger, National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Md., USA, will present a study titled “Hair Keratins as Structural Organic Components of Mature Enamel: The Link Between Hair Disorders and Susceptibility to Dental Caries.”…

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    Katy Perry To Perform at Dentsply Sirona World 2018

        Global pop superstar, Katy Perry, will perform a live concert for Dentsply Sirona World event-goers on Friday evening, Sept. 14, during the annual event in Orlando, Florida. This Grammy-Award nominated artist is best known for her top-charting hits, including “Roar,” “Teenage Dream” and “Firework.” Dentsply Sirona World is Sirona’s three-day educational event in…

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  • Straumann Group increases stake in Createch to 100%

      The Straumann Group has increased its stake in Createch Medical, a leading provider of high-precision CADCAM dental prosthetics, from 30% to full ownership for a purchase consideration of approximately CHF 14 million. The acquisition enables the Group to make full use of Createch’s expertise, innovation and development capabilities. ¨ Like the Group’s investment in…

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    Hu-Friedy, the 100-year-old global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the latest offering in their line of infection control products – ADVANTACLEAR SURFACE DISINFECTANT. Available as wipes, liquid, or spray, AdvantaClear features a one-minute kill time for 30 of the most common pathogens, including HIV-1, HBV, HCV, MRSA, Influenza A…

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