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Dentist who killed lion as trophy disappears after massive protests Aug 1, 2015 | News Americas

Dentist who killed lion as trophy disappears after massive protests

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., USA/DETE, Zimbabwe: In record time, Dr. Walter James Palmer has become infamous all over the world. The dentist from Minnesota, who is dominating the news, has made himself a name with his questionable passion for hunting wild animals. After trophy hunter Palmer killed Cecil, a popular lion in Zimbabwe, Africa, he has been unable to continue working, as protestors are demonstrating in front of his practice, causing the unpopular dentist to close his business and seek to justify ...

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Saliva could be promising biomarker in Alzheimer's research Jul 22, 2015 | News Americas

Saliva could be promising biomarker in Alzheimer's research

EDMONTON, Canada/Washington, USA: The World Health Organization estimates that worldwide 47.5 million people have dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease ...

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3-D-printed dental tissue: First human case of treatment fails in long term Jul 17, 2015 | News Americas

3-D-printed dental tissue: First human case of treatment fails in long term

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: Dentists and biomedical engineers have for the first time treated a patient with a severe periodontal defect using a 3-D-printed ...

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Over a quarter of Americans lie to their dentist about flossing Jul 10, 2015 | News Americas

Over a quarter of Americans lie to their dentist about flossing

CHICAGO, USA: Dental associations across the globe recommend regular flossing in addition to daily brushing to remove dental plaque, one of the primary ...

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Interview: The impact of CAD/CAM on dental practices Jul 9, 2015 | News Americas

Interview: The impact of CAD/CAM on dental practices

Dr. Jonathan L. Ferencz is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and clinical professor of prosthodontics and occlusion in the Department of Prosthodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry, where he has taught since 1972. He is also adjunct professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In this interview, Ferencz shares his experiences with CAD/CAM technology in dental practice.

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New device allows blind people to process visual signals via their tongues Jun 30, 2015 | News Americas

New device allows blind people to process visual signals via their tongues

SILVER SPRING, Md./MIDDLETON, Wis., USA: The Food and Drug Administration recently allowed marketing of a new device that enables blind persons to perceive visual signals. The BrainPort V100 is an oral electronic vision aid that provides electro-tactile stimulation to support profoundly blind patients in orientation, mobility and object recognition as an adjunctive device to other assistive methods, such as a white cane or a guide dog.

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Dental implants improve quality of life of osteoporotic women Jun 18, 2015 | News Americas

Dental implants improve quality of life of osteoporotic women

CLEVELAND, USA: With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine have now examined what tooth loss treatment provides these women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives. The study finding is that dental implants result in a better quality of life for osteoporotic women.

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Universities around the globe receive funding for clinical orthodontics research Jun 16, 2015 | News Americas

Universities around the globe receive funding for clinical orthodontics research

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA: Align Technology, a global manufacturer of clear aligners, has recently announced that it will be awarding four universities in North America and eight universities worldwide with grants totaling $310,000. The funding will be used to support projects that aim to provide new insights into orthodontic treatment and the use of intra-oral scanners.

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Dental hygienist among best jobs for women Jun 9, 2015 | News Americas

Dental hygienist among best jobs for women

CARLSBAD, Calif., USA: A job search portal has recently rated the dental hygienist profession the fourth best job for women. Owing to an increasing demand for dental care services, which is primarily attributable to demographic changes, dental hygiene is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S.

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Successful launch of Extraction Academy Jun 8, 2015 | News Americas

Successful launch of Extraction Academy

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: Under the guidance and mentorship of Faculty of Extraction Academy and Dr. Gregory Greenwood and Dr. Kianor Shah, an engaged group of 30 dentists from across America, Canada and Australia gathered to participate in the first hands‐on extraction workshop on May 3.

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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The rise and fall of mercury Jun 2, 2015 | News Americas

The rise and fall of mercury

When people hear the word "mercury" most think of the planet. There are many products that contain mercury, such as blood pressure cuffs, thermometers, ...

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Creating a miniature world, one toothpick at a time Jun 1, 2015 | News Americas

Creating a miniature world, one toothpick at a time

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: For decades Steven Backman has been using toothpicks for an average of ten hours daily. No, the San Francisco-based artist is not an ...

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