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Interview: "Photo-functionalization is effective on any implant surface type" Jan 26, 2015 | News Americas

Interview: "Photo-functionalization is effective on any implant surface type"

A professor in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry in the U.S., Dr. Takahiro Ogawa is one of the main advocates worldwide for photo-energy-mediated activation of implant materials, a process also known as photo-functionalization. Dental Tribune Online recently had the opportunity to talk with him about the benefits and prospects of this innovation.

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FDA recommends against use of certain bone graft substitutes in under 18-year-olds Jan 26, 2015 | News Americas

FDA recommends against use of certain bone graft substitutes in under 18-year-olds

SILVER SPRING, Md., USA: On 21 January, the Food and Drug Administration updated its recommendations for the use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant ...

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Dental professionals most likely to be married Jan 19, 2015 | News Americas

Dental professionals most likely to be married

NEW YORK, USA: According to an analysis by weekly business magazine Bloomberg Businessweek, dentist is the occupation in which people are most likely to ...

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New device enables patients to hear through tongue Jan 16, 2015 | News Americas

New device enables patients to hear through tongue

FORT COLLINS, Colo., USA: An estimated 36 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from hearing loss. Although surgically implanted hearing aid devices ...

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Dentist is best job of 2015 Jan 14, 2015 | News Americas

Dentist is best job of 2015

WASHINGTON, USA: Every year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 100 jobs. This year, the publisher announced that dentist and dental hygienist are again among the best jobs in the country, with dentist at No. 1. This high ranking is mainly attributable to a considerable predicted employment growth rate, a low unemployment rate and the agreeable work–life balance in the dental profession.

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Adding examination for head and neck cancer to lung cancer screening could improve survival Jan 13, 2015 | News Americas

Adding examination for head and neck cancer to lung cancer screening could improve survival

PITTSBURGH, USA: A recently published study has demonstrated that offering head and neck cancer screening along with computed tomography screening for lung cancer could improve early detection and diagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in high-risk patients. According to the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute who conducted the study, patients most at risk of lung cancer are also most at risk of head and neck cancer.

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Dental school Facebook incident sparks sexism debate Jan 12, 2015 | News Americas

Dental school Facebook incident sparks sexism debate

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada: Dalhousie University in Canada has suspended 13 male fourth-year dental students from clinical activities after they had made degrading, sexually violent comments about female fellow students in a private Facebook group at the end of last year. After the incident became public, it attracted wide attention from the national media and sparked debates about misogyny and sexism throughout the country.

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Interview: "Just because every dentist is trained to extract teeth does not mean that he or she should" Jan 9, 2015 | News Americas

Interview: "Just because every dentist is trained to extract teeth does not mean that he or she should"

The Extraction Academy specializes in continuing education workshops and lectures for general dentists, periodontists, oral implantologists, oral surgeons and endodontists, ranging from extraction basics to advanced techniques in tooth extraction, one of the most difficult dental procedures to perform successfully. In order to learn more about the project, Dental Tribune Online spoke with faculty member Dr. Gregory Greenwood, who is an expert in dental surgery and implantology.

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Research discovers role of previously uncultivable bacteria in oral disease Jan 8, 2015 | News Americas

Research discovers role of previously uncultivable bacteria in oral disease

SEATTLE & LOS ANGELES, USA: According to biology experts, there are ten times more bacterial cells living in the human body than human cells. However, it is estimated that half of these bacteria are very difficult to replicate and they have thus not been researched in detail. Now, a new study has provided insights into bacterial resistance and the role of these uncultivable bacteria in the progression of periodontitis and other diseases.

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Byproducts of periodontal bacteria could induce latent HIV Jan 7, 2015 | News Americas

Byproducts of periodontal bacteria could induce latent HIV

CLEVELAND, USA: Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in the U.S. have discovered that byproducts of bacteria involved in periodontal disease are able to reactivate HIV in dormant T cells and cause the virus to replicate. Their findings may help explain why HIV patients with severe periodontitis have high levels of residual virus in their saliva and plasma, and suggest that HIV patients could benefit significantly from periodontal therapy.

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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day will be celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. This year's “Smile for life” campaign will include a wide range ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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CIOSP 2015: DTI prepares for major dental meeting in Brazil Jan 6, 2015 | News Americas

CIOSP 2015: DTI prepares for major dental meeting in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: From Jan. 22 to 25, more than 80,000 visitors are expected to attend the Congresso Internacional de Odontologia de São Paulo (CIOSP), ...

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Tooth loss in birds occurred about 116 million years ago Dec 29, 2015 | News Americas

Tooth loss in birds occurred about 116 million years ago

RIVERSIDE, Calif, USA: Edentulism has evolved, on multiple occasions, within vertebrates including birds, turtles, and a few groups of mammals such as ...

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