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Stephen Curry’s mouthguard sells for over $3,000 Sep 16, 2016 | News Americas

Stephen Curry’s mouthguard sells for over $3,000

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., USA: SCP Auctions, one of the largest auctioneers and private sellers of notable sports memorabilia and cards in the U.S., has recently sold the mouthguard of American professional basketball player Stephen Curry. As a signature habit, the 28-year-old Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors team, removes and chews on his mouthguard whenever he is about to shoot a free throw.

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Product launch of world’s first caffeinated toothpaste announced Sep 14, 2016 | News Americas

Product launch of world’s first caffeinated toothpaste announced

NEW YORK, USA: Power Toothpaste, the first toothpaste in the world to contain caffeine that was introduced last year, is now available to the general public ...

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Invisalign celebrates 4 million smiles, raises funds for charity Sep 8, 2016 | Business Americas

Invisalign celebrates 4 million smiles, raises funds for charity

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA: Yesterday morning, Align Technology announced that the 4 millionth Invisalign patient has just started treatment. In celebration ...

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Prominent implant expert receives second P-I Brånemark Award Sep 5, 2016 | News Americas

Prominent implant expert receives second P-I Brånemark Award

BOSTON, USA: Prof. Per-Ingvar Brånemark is known as the father of modern dental implantology. His work on the relationship between living bone and titanium ...

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Free webinar on zirconia ceramic implants Sep 2, 2016 | News USA

Free webinar on zirconia ceramic implants

SILVER SPRING, Md., USA: Bioceramics in implantology are no longer limited to prostheses. Following in the footsteps of orthopedics, dental implantology has seen a gradual increase in the use of bioceramics driven by public demand for metal-free solutions. After years of research, successful implantation of zirconia and sustained function are now achievable. In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi will demonstrate how ceramic implants fulfill a long-standing need ...

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EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

The European Association for Osseointegration will be holding its annual scientific meeting in Paris in France from 29 September to 1 October this year. ...

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn” Sep 1, 2016 | News Americas

Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn”

Biofilm that can cause periodontal inflammation and caries continually forms between teeth and is almost impossible to reach with a toothbrush. While regular flossing is therefore recommended, the majority of patients struggle with interdental cleaning. In order to address this problem, Dr. Allan Coopersmith invented the PerioTwist. Dental Tribune Online recently spoke to the Canadian dentist to learn more about how this new interdental cleaning tool will help facilitate flossing in the future.

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Henry Schein to acquire Polish full-service dental distributor Marrodent Sep 1, 2016 | Business Americas

Henry Schein to acquire Polish full-service dental distributor Marrodent

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA/BIELSKO-BIAŁA, Poland: Henry Schein has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an 80 percent ownership position in Marrodent, one of Poland’s largest full-service dental distributors, with 2015 sales of approximately US$32 million (€28.7 million). Henry Schein has served animal health customers in Poland since 2014, and the partnership with Marrodent will mark the company’s entry into the eastern European country’s dental market.

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Genetics may amplify negative impact of obesity on periodontal disease progression Aug 30, 2016 | News Americas

Genetics may amplify negative impact of obesity on periodontal disease progression

BOSTON, USA: Studies have indicated that individuals with a high body mass index are more prone to developing periodontal disease than other people are. Being overweight or obese might also negatively affect one’s response to nonsurgical periodontal therapy. In line with these findings, a recently published study has suggested that overweight or obese patients, particularly men, carrying a certain genetic variant were at an even greater overall risk of developing periodontitis.

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Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children Aug 22, 2016 | News USA

Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Every few months, Othman Shibly performs what some consider to be a miracle. The Lebanese-born University at Buffalo dental professor travels regularly to refugee camps in the countries neighboring Syria to establish dental clinics, open schools and deliver needed medical supplies. His most recent endeavor: Providing dental care to more than 1,000 children living in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon in five days.

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Taking brushing selfies could help improve oral health Aug 12, 2016 | News Americas

Taking brushing selfies could help improve oral health

OHIO, USA/CHENNAI, India: Smartphone video selfies are a popular means of communication today and they are increasingly being used in the medical field to assess, monitor and determine the progression of disease. For the first time, the findings of a new study have suggested that recording video selfies while brushing could help patients improve their oral health care techniques, even within a short period.

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Muslim woman allegedly fired from dental practice for wearing a hijab at work Aug 9, 2016 | News Americas

Muslim woman allegedly fired from dental practice for wearing a hijab at work

WASHINGTON, USA: A young Muslim woman has allegedly been fired from a Virginia dental clinic for wearing a headscarf to work as a dental assistant. According to Najaf Khan, she was told that the practice discouraged religious attire in the office and that a hijab would offend patients. The Council on American-Islamic relations (CAIR) has called on the clinic to rehire and compensate the woman for her financial and emotional suffering.

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Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries Aug 8, 2016 | News Americas

Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries

CHICAGO, USA: According to a recently published report, which was compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) in collaboration with the American ...

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US university receives $2 million for HIV dental care program Aug 4, 2016 | News Americas

US university receives $2 million for HIV dental care program

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Dental care is one of the most common unmet needs in people living with HIV/AIDS. Through a $2 million grant, the University of Louisville ...

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