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JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies Oct 18, 2017 | News Americas

JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Brian Schutte from the Michigan State University served as the guest editor of this special issue, along with JDR associate editor Prof. Joy Richman from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Dentists successfully extract stem cells from third molars Oct 16, 2017 | News Americas

Dentists successfully extract stem cells from third molars

LAS VEGAS, USA: Few discoveries hold as much promise of single-handedly expanding medical treatment options as stem cells do. Now, researchers have developed ...

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Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection Oct 13, 2017 | News Americas

Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection

SAN DIEGO, USA: New research has found that the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics by dentists may be playing a significant role in cases of Clostridium ...

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COP1—Make mercury history Oct 12, 2017 | News Americas

COP1—Make mercury history

The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP1) just took place at the International Conference Centre ...

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Benefits and safety of charcoal dentifrices investigated Oct 11, 2017 | News Americas

Benefits and safety of charcoal dentifrices investigated

BALTIMORE, USA: With promises of whiter and cleaner teeth, charcoal-based oral hygiene products have enjoyed a boost in popularity in recent times, with new products steadily entering oral hygiene racks and online shopping sites alike. However, the results of a literature review conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry have now challenged the marketed benefits of these products.

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Interview: “I will probably surpass some personal limits” Oct 10, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “I will probably surpass some personal limits”

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. For Vicky Ubrich, a young dentist living in Leipzig, it was a goal she had as a child. Now halfway through her final year as an assistant dentist, Ubrich is taking some time out to head to South America as a volunteer to put her skills to use in a very different setting. Dental Tribune Online met with her a few days before her departure, to find out about her motivation, studies and work.

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Dentist-led study on pearls could produce fracture-resistant materials Aug 3, 2017 | News Americas

Dentist-led study on pearls could produce fracture-resistant materials

NEW YORK, US: The beauty of the pearl has captivated people for generations. While it is known more for its value and fashion status, a team of dentists from the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has now discovered that, beneath its iridescent surface, lies a resilient structure. Around 1,000 times tougher than pure calcium carbonate, the pearl is one of the most robust and lightweight materials found in a living organism.

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AAP publishes proceedings of best evidence consensus meeting Oct 2, 2017 | News Americas

AAP publishes proceedings of best evidence consensus meeting

CHICAGO, USA: The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) published its first-ever best evidence consensus (BEC) proceedings on the topic of CBCT on 28 September 2017. The proceedings are the result of the AAP’s inaugural BEC meeting, a model of scientific inquiry rooted in the best available published research and expert opinion. The BEC meeting was held in Chicago in February.

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Study suggests link between verbal bullying and bruxism in adolescents Sep 20, 2017 | News Americas

Study suggests link between verbal bullying and bruxism in adolescents

ITABIRA, Brazil: Verbal bullying at school can negatively impact an adolescent’s mental health, causing distress and anxiety. A Brazilian study has shown that this stress may be reflected in oral health too and possibly result in nocturnal bruxism.

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New research uses squid ink to check for periodontal disease Sep 18, 2017 | News Americas

New research uses squid ink to check for periodontal disease

SAN DIEGO, USA: An engineer-led team has developed a new dental imaging method to examine the health of patients’ gingivae. A mixture of squid ink, water and cornstarch is applied to the gingivae and examined using light and ultrasound. The team from the University of California, San Diego believe the new method could be less invasive, more comprehensive and more accurate than anything else available today.

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EAO 2017 Madrid

EAO 2017 Madrid

The the 26th annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration takes place in the Spanish capital from 5-7 October 2017.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Top speakers, top entertainment: Dentsply Sirona World 2017 breaks records Sep 18, 2017 | News Americas

Top speakers, top entertainment: Dentsply Sirona World 2017 breaks records

LAS VEGAS, USA: Last week, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 attracted more than 7,000 dental professionals to Las Vegas. Featuring presentations by world-famous experts, peer discussions and a trade show, the meeting also offered an extraordinary entertainment program. Highlights were appearances by award-winning actor Will Smith, who shared his tips for personal success, as well as American ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham, and Grammy-winning local band Imagine Dragons.

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Webinar to discuss chairside scanners and digital workflows Sep 18, 2017 | News Americas

Webinar to discuss chairside scanners and digital workflows

NEW YORK, USA: Thanks to continued advances in technology, dentistry has become an increasingly modernized and digital field of work. The sheer amount of choice available, however, can make it difficult to know which products are worth investing in. In an upcoming free webinar to be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, an expert will demonstrate what needs to be considered when selecting a chairside scanner and implementing a digital workflow.

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AADR reviews Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century project Sep 6, 2017 | News Americas

AADR reviews Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century project

ALEXANDRIA, Va., USA: In 1926, Dr. William Gies published his seminal report “Dental education in the United States and Canada,” which has had a profound impact on dental education over the last 90 years and provided a scientific basis for the profession. However, dental education is now challenged by a new set of issues concerning financing education, improved oral health, more effective treatment technologies and a rapidly changing delivery system. This has created the need for another study ...

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Mussels help researchers develop tougher restorative product Sep 6, 2017 | News Americas

Mussels help researchers develop tougher restorative product

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., USA: In a breakthrough to achieving longer-lasting fillings, crowns, implants and other restorative work, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have developed a new type of dental composite that provides an extra layer of durability to treated teeth. This new composite could mean a 50 percent increase in toughness, resulting in fewer trips to the dentist, saving money and resources.

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First hard evidence for outside-in theory of origin of teeth Sep 4, 2017 | News Americas

First hard evidence for outside-in theory of origin of teeth

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada: Researchers studying a 400-million-year-old bony fish from Estonia believe that they have found evidence for the origin of teeth. Using advanced synchrotron microtomography on numerous specimens representing different ages has allowed scientists a rare glimpse into the evolution and formation of teeth.

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American Dental Association and 3M launch new research fellowship Sep 4, 2017 | News Americas

American Dental Association and 3M launch new research fellowship

CHICAGO, USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) and 3M have announced that they are partnering to create the first 3M Innovative Research Fellowship Program. Aimed at encouraging and engaging with researchers who are innovating and leading the way to advance dental materials science, the focus of the program will be to support future-oriented new pathways and methods in dental research.

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Researchers test new means of Zika diagnosis Aug 28, 2017 | News Americas

Researchers test new means of Zika diagnosis

LONDON, Ontario, Canada: Researchers have used proteomics to examine proteins and peptides in saliva in order to accurately detect exposure to the Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika transmission, there is an increased need for a rapid and effective test for the virus.

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Controversy regarding Trump presidency spills over into dental industry Aug 25, 2017 | News Americas

Controversy regarding Trump presidency spills over into dental industry

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, USA: CEO and founder of Ultradent Dr. Dan Fischer has written an open letter calling on Americans to turn their backs on the Trump ...

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National Tooth Fairy Day recalls old beliefs and traditions Aug 22, 2017 | News Americas

National Tooth Fairy Day recalls old beliefs and traditions

LEIPZIG, Germany: The folklore of the tooth fairy is widely known and practiced in various countries in the English-speaking world. It states that, when ...

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