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Clear aligner therapy: Begin with the end in mind Apr 29, 2016 | Business Americas

Clear aligner therapy: Begin with the end in mind

When I began my journey as an orthodontist, I was fortunate to have been invited to work with Drs. Robert Ricketts and Ruel Bench in their Pacific Palisades practice in California. During those years of working closely with them, I learned many valuable lessons, such as to begin with the end in mind, that is to visualize the treatment objectives before starting treatment. Ricketts and Bench developed and promoted the visual treatment objective (VTO) method as a technique to create that visualization. ...

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to speak at ADA 2016 Apr 28, 2016 | News Americas

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to speak at ADA 2016

CHICAGO, USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that global activist for female education Malala Yousafzai will be addressing its members ...

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Presence of certain oral bacteria may indicate increased pancreatic cancer risk  Apr 27, 2016 | News Americas

Presence of certain oral bacteria may indicate increased pancreatic cancer risk

NEW YORK, USA: Researchers have found that the risk of developing pancreatic cancer is associated with specific bacteria in the mouth. They hope that the ...

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Free webinar: Video in dental applications Apr 22, 2016 | WEBINAR

Free webinar: Video in dental applications

LEIPZIG, Germany: The emerging new field of video dentistry is simplifying and streamlining communication in many areas. Video communication offers dental ...

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New findings may pave way for better treatment of dry mouth disorders Apr 11, 2016 | News Americas

New findings may pave way for better treatment of dry mouth disorders

ROCHESTER, N.Y., USA/VANCOUVER, Canada: Interrupted secretion from salivary glands plays an important role in a number of oral diseases, such as xerostomia, a common medical condition in patients undergoing radiation to the head and neck, which can also occur as a side-effect of a wide variety of medications. A new study has now determined the previously largely unknown mechanism that triggers salivary secretion. The researchers hope that the findings will help advance treatment for many diseases. ...

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Lack of evidence: Link between oral health and cognitive status remains unclear Apr 6, 2016 | News Americas

Lack of evidence: Link between oral health and cognitive status remains unclear

DURHAM, N.C., USA: A number of studies have suggested that oral hygiene and regular dental visits may play a role in slowing cognitive decline as people age. However, the association between oral health and cognition is not fully understood. A recently published systematic review conducted at Duke University in the U.S. has now shown that the evidence that one causes the other is not definitive.

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IDEM Singapore 2016

IDEM Singapore 2016

From 8 to 10 April, the 2016 International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, with ...

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2016. The campaign includes a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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PETA urges orthodontic society to move event from SeaWorld Apr 1, 2016 | News Americas

PETA urges orthodontic society to move event from SeaWorld

ORLANDO, Fla., USA: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the world’s largest animal rights organization, has called upon its followers to join a campaign urging the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to relocate the opening ceremony of its 2016 Annual Session from SeaWorld Orlando. According to PETA, SeaWorld, which owns all but one of the orcas held captive in the U.S., has a long history of mistreating animals and forcing them to perform unnecessary tricks for entertainment. ...

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Interleukin Genetics to study impact of genetic test for periodontal disease Mar 31, 2016 | News Americas

Interleukin Genetics to study impact of genetic test for periodontal disease

WALTHAM, Mass., USA: Interleukin Genetics, a U.S. company that develops and markets a line of genetic tests for chronic diseases and health-related conditions, has announced that it will conduct a clinical study to assess the impact of its PerioPredict Genetic Risk Test on dental patient engagement for greater preventive dental care. The study will build on the company’s evidence base in support of the medical and economic value of the PerioPredict genetic testing platform.

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Orthodontist tops 2016 best jobs Mar 18, 2016 | News Americas

Orthodontist tops 2016 best jobs

WASHINGTON, USA: U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of best jobs in America. Professions in the health care sector dominate the list of the top 100 jobs, with orthodontist at the No. 1 spot for the first time, followed by dentist at No. 2, which was the best job last year. Health care jobs received the highest ranking owing to higher salaries, lower unemployment rates and better work–life balance compared with other professions.

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Dentist shortage in the US to worsen Mar 17, 2016 | News Americas

Dentist shortage in the US to worsen

WASHINGTON, USA: The demand for dental care services in the U.S. is projected to grow on a national level, mainly owing to demographic changes. However, a new report has forecast that all 50 U.S. states will have a shortage of dental professionals in the near future. Based on dental workforce data from 2012, it is predicted that the excess growth in demand in relation to dentist supply will result in a national shortage of approximately 15,600 dentists in 2025.

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Interview: An ultimate guide for precise implants Mar 15, 2016 | Business Americas

Interview: An ultimate guide for precise implants

Israeli-based company A.B. Dental has developed a new service for customized implants that combines the latest technologies in implantology, digital dentistry and 3-D printing. The process could be called revolutionary: implants are printed in titanium powder by a special 3-D printer and implant design software using laser sintering. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Stan Brodie, Director of Implant Planning at ABGuidedService, about this next step in implantology.

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Study finds increase in caries rates after fluoridation cessation Mar 15, 2016 | News Americas

Study finds increase in caries rates after fluoridation cessation

CALGARY & EDMONTON, Canada: Community water fluoridation is a matter of debate around the globe. While it is used widely in North America, many European ...

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Antidepressant use could increase implant failure risk Mar 10, 2016 | News Americas

Antidepressant use could increase implant failure risk

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: New research has linked antidepressants to dental implant failure. The pilot study conducted at the University at Buffalo found that ...

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