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World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk Jul 28, 2016 | News Americas

World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk

HOUSTON, USA: Today is World Hepatitis Day, one of four official disease-specific World Health Organization (WHO) health days. It aims to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, which can be transmitted through unsafe injection practices and inadequate sterilization in the health care setting. Hepatitis C is associated with liver cirrhosis and other diseases. For example, a new study has shown that individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer.

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American Cancer Society endorses ACIP’s updated HPV vaccine guidelines Jul 25, 2016 | News Americas

American Cancer Society endorses ACIP’s updated HPV vaccine guidelines

ATLANTA, Georgia: The American Cancer Society (ASC) has endorsed the updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines by the Advisory Committee on ...

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A window into the past: Teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency Jul 22, 2016 | News Americas

A window into the past: Teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada: Similar to tree rings, teeth store a permanent record of microscopic abnormalities in the dentin. By analyzing these life traces ...

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Interview: “The journey of innovating the clinical workflow has just begun” Jul 14, 2016 | News USA

Interview: “The journey of innovating the clinical workflow has just begun”

From June 23 to 26, Nobel Biocare held its global symposium in the world metropolis of New York in the US. The company staged a truly exceptional event ...

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Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence Jul 13, 2016 | News Americas

Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence

PITTSBURGH, USA: Many patients with cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx develop recurrences or new cancers, most often in the first two years after treatment. A new study has now demonstrated that extracts of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress, which have a high concentration of the naturally occurring molecular compound sulforaphane, could help prevent cancer recurrence in survivors of head and neck cancer.

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New biomaterial research aims to increase safety of metal implants Jul 12, 2016 | News Americas

New biomaterial research aims to increase safety of metal implants

SAN ANTONIO, USA: Two new research projects investigating biofilm corrosion in pipelines and an ultrasound drug delivery methodology have each received $125,000 in funding. Although initially geared toward the petroleum industry, where problematic biofilms occur in many of the production and distribution processes, the study findings will have broad implications in other areas, such as dental and other types of implants.

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Researchers examine how providers implement caries risk assessment protocol Jul 11, 2016 | News Americas

Researchers examine how providers implement caries risk assessment protocol

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: New research has shown that assessment of individual risk of developing dental caries can help dentists effectively tailor prevention and treatment efforts. The study focused on how providers implemented a protocol that combines risk assessment with personalized preventive care and regular monitoring. The researchers also investigated how risk assessments affected patients’ course of treatment and oral health.

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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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Children acquire cariogenic bacteria from inside and outside the family Jun 29, 2016 | News Americas

Children acquire cariogenic bacteria from inside and outside the family

BOSTON, USA: Previous studies have shown that children acquire cariogenic pathogens, like Streptococcus mutans, mainly from their mothers through interpersonal contact, such as the sharing of cutlery or kissing each other on the lips. However, new research has now suggested that intra- and extra-familial sources other than maternal also play a part in the transmission of S. mutans, the primary bacterium associated with dental caries.

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Dentsply Sirona announces acquisition of MIS Implants Jun 27, 2016 | Business Europe

Dentsply Sirona announces acquisition of MIS Implants

SALZBURG, Austria/YORK, Pa., USA: Global dental manufacturer Dentsply Sirona has announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of privately held MIS Implants Technologies, a dental implant manufacturer headquartered in northern Israel, for US$375 million (€341.5 million). According to the companies, the agreement creates many new opportunities for growth and services for both parties, and this will benefit customers and patients around the globe.

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Emerging leaders of the dental profession meet at the NEXT GEN forum Jun 25, 2016 | News USA

Emerging leaders of the dental profession meet at the NEXT GEN forum

NEW YORK, USA: Yesterday during the second day of its global symposium in New York, Nobel Biocare hosted the NEXT GEN forum, a session specially dedicated to the next generation of clinicians. Together with Dr. Isabella Rocchietta, Dr. José Manuel Navarro, who has already participated in the two prior global symposiums in 2010 and 2013, moderated the session.

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Welcome to the fully digital workflow Jun 25, 2016 | News USA

Welcome to the fully digital workflow

NEW YORK, USA; At the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium, attendees have the opportunity to step into the future of implant dentistry by taking a guided tour of a digitally enabled practice. Everything is covered—from the waiting room to the surgery theater to the dental laboratory.

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More to explore at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium Jun 25, 2016 | News USA

More to explore at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium

NEW YORK, USA; The program of this year’s Nobel Biocare Global Symposium was designed to fit the needs of each and every individual participant. While ...

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Innovation comes to life at the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium Jun 24, 2016 | News USA

Innovation comes to life at the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium

NEW YORK, USA: Yesterday, the 2016 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium opened its doors to dental professionals from all over the world in the heart of New ...

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