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Estrogen therapy helps reduce periodontitis in postmenopausal women Feb 24, 2017 | News Americas

Estrogen therapy helps reduce periodontitis in postmenopausal women

SALVADOR, Brazil/BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Attributed to the reduction in estrogen levels from the onset of menopause, some women become more prone to numerous health issues, including hot flashes, but also more serious conditions, such as osteoporosis, which is managed with estrogen therapy. A new study has now shown that this treatment could also lower the prevalence of severe periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

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3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting Feb 24, 2017 | Business Americas

3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO, USA: Yesterday, at the opening day of the Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, digital dentistry specialist 3Shape launched a new ...

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Laser system comes complete with on-demand training and user guidance Feb 24, 2017 | Business USA

Laser system comes complete with on-demand training and user guidance

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In part because dental schools still aren’t providing training in laser dentistry, Biolase is incorporating the training and education ...

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Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior Feb 21, 2017 | News Americas

Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: Oral cancer affects the overall well-being of patients in a number of ways. According to new research, the diagnosis and treatment ...

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Child’s temperament could be predictor of sedation success in dental treatment Feb 17, 2017 | News Americas

Child’s temperament could be predictor of sedation success in dental treatment

SEATTLE, USA: Nitrous oxide inhalation sedation is commonly employed to improve cooperation in children during dental procedures in particular. However, in some patients, it fails to provide adequate levels of sedation. In a recent study, researchers found that a child’s temperament plays an important role in the success of the method and that it is most effective in children who are able to concentrate well, for example.

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Participants wanted for trial testing to explore painless caries treatment Feb 15, 2017 | News Americas

Participants wanted for trial testing to explore painless caries treatment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA: The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry has announced that it will be offering patients with interdental caries a new, less painful treatment option as part of a new clinical trial. The new treatment, which entails infiltrating a preparation gel and then a liquid resin through a perforated plastic sheet between the teeth, allows dentists to treat cavities without administering local anesthesia or drilling, which is conventionally unavoidable to access the ...

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show will take place from ...

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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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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Study shows dental insurance is important driver of dental care Feb 13, 2017 | News Americas

Study shows dental insurance is important driver of dental care

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada: Insurance coverage and its potential effect on use of dental services and associated oral health outcomes continue to be a matter of public health policy debate. Evaluating data from U.S. children spanning a period of 18 years, researchers have now reported that dental benefits play a significant role in addressing and lowering unmet dental needs of children. Those who were enrolled in private or public dental care plans were more likely to receive dental care than children ...

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Ecuadorean university receives Dentsply Sirona dental treatment units Feb 8, 2017 | News Americas

Ecuadorean university receives Dentsply Sirona dental treatment units

QUITO, Ecuador: The Central University of Ecuador has recently been equipped with 49 INTEGO treatment units from the world’s largest dental manufacturer, Dentsply Sirona, and is the first educational institution in Latin America to receive the company’s equipment. Through its comprehensive on-site consultancy services, the company helps universities and dental clinics design and install training and treatment spaces, giving future dentists the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies, ...

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Colgate products can now be ordered at the press of a button Feb 2, 2017 | News Americas

Colgate products can now be ordered at the press of a button

NEW YORK, USA: Global consumer products supplier Colgate-Palmolive has announced that it will be easier for customers to purchase and reorder Colgate dental care products in the future. The company recently launched the brand’s Amazon Dash Button, a customizable gadget that allows users to stock up on over 25 dental hygiene essentials, like toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwashes, at the push of a button.

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Asian immigrants make low use of dental services Jan 30, 2017 | News Americas

Asian immigrants make low use of dental services

NEW YORK, USA: In contrast to non-Hispanic whites, racial and ethnic minorities often face greater problems with regard to access and utilization of dental care services. A new study focusing on factors determining dental visiting patterns of Asians in the U.S. has shown that length of stay in the country is a significant factor affecting dental service utilization among this group.

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Interview: “We are not adapted to the diets we eat today” Jan 26, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “We are not adapted to the diets we eat today”

In her book What teeth reveal about human evolution (Cambridge University Press, 2016), anthropologist Prof. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg describes what fossilized teeth reveal about history and the living conditions of our ancestors. One finding is that the high proportion of soft and sugary food people consume in the Western world these days is to blame for the steady rise of dental problems such as dental decay and malocclusion. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak to the Ohio State ...

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Researchers to investigate oral bacterium as possible cause of infective endocarditis Jan 25, 2017 | News Americas

Researchers to investigate oral bacterium as possible cause of infective endocarditis

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: At the end of last year, researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine announced that they had received a $239,000 ...

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Periodontal pathogen may trigger rheumatoid arthritis Jan 24, 2017 | News Americas

Periodontal pathogen may trigger rheumatoid arthritis

BALTIMORE, USA: Johns Hopkins researchers have found new evidence for a possible link between chronic periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis. They ...

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