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Increasing number of pregnant women seek dental care May 18, 2016 | News Americas

Increasing number of pregnant women seek dental care

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: A survey conducted by nonprofit organization Delta Dental Plans Association among over 1,300 parents of children aged 6–12 has shown that more expectant women in the U.S. are paying attention to oral health, an important area of health that is frequently overlooked during pregnancy. According to the survey, the number of pregnant women going to the dentist has increased by nearly 7 percent over the last year.

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Study to investigate effects of electronic cigarettes on oral health May 16, 2016 | News Americas

Study to investigate effects of electronic cigarettes on oral health

NEW YORK, USA: Although electronic cigarettes, that is, battery-powered devices that typically deliver nicotine in the form of an aerosol, have gained ...

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Stand-alone intra-oral scanners market to see high demand May 11, 2016 | News Americas

Stand-alone intra-oral scanners market to see high demand

SAN JOSE, USA: As market research company Credence Research has reported, the global stand-alone intra-oral scanners market was valued at US$55.3 million ...

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Brånemark performs first osseointegration surgery on amputee in US May 10, 2016 | News Americas

Brånemark performs first osseointegration surgery on amputee in US

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Discovered by Prof. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, the concept of osseointegration has become the basis for implant dentistry and revolutionized ...

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Dental tourism and lasers to fuel growth of dental equipment market May 6, 2016 | Business Americas

Dental tourism and lasers to fuel growth of dental equipment market

ALBANY, USA: Market research company Transparency Market Research has reported that the global dental equipment market is expected to reach US$7.6 billion by 2018, from US$5.5 billion in 2011, growing at a compound annual rate of 4.7 percent from 2012 to 2018. Technological innovations and increasing awareness of dental hygiene are contributors to the segment’s growth, but high initial costs for dental equipment remain. The report analyzes different types of dental equipment, including dental radiology ...

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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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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Implantology

Implantology

This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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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 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at the ADA 2016 meeting, which will take place from Oct. 20 to 24 in Denver, Colorado. The 18-year-old, who gained worldwide attention when the Taliban attempted to kill her, is the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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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 findings could enable earlier and more precise treatment of the disease, which is one of the most common causes of cancer death in both men and women and results in more than 40,000 deaths annually in the U.S. alone.

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Video in dental applications Apr 22, 2016 | 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 professionals an easy way to capture what they see from their own point of view. In the upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar, participants will learn more about this new development of video technology in dentistry that enhances communication, documentation and patient education in dental practices.

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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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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 ...

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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, ...

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