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Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx Mar 29, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA/COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Zfx in order to expand its restorative and laboratory network for iTero Element intraoral scanners in major European, Asian and African countries. The collaboration will give practitioners and dental laboratories easy access to iTero intraoral scans, improving the restorative digital workflow and enabling them to produce high-quality dental prostheses.

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Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults Mar 28, 2017 | News Americas

Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: Malnutrition is common among older adults. Although it has tremendous effects on the overall health and quality of life of patients, ...

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Robotic guidance system could be game-changer for implant dentistry Mar 17, 2017 | News Americas

Robotic guidance system could be game-changer for implant dentistry

MIAMI, Florida: Implant dentistry is about to make a leap in development, at least if things go the way U.S. company Neocis predicts. After introducing ...

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Early preventive dental care may not reduce caries risk Mar 10, 2017 | News Americas

Early preventive dental care may not reduce caries risk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA: There is a recommendation for children to have a dental visit by 6 months of age, but there is insufficient evidence of improved ...

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Researchers create artificial enamel for airplane construction Mar 9, 2017 | News Americas

Researchers create artificial enamel for airplane construction

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause objects with rigid structures, including flight computers, beams, chassis and motherboards, to age and crack. These could be designed more like tooth enamel to withstand repeated stresses without damage, according to researchers at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. They replicated the structure of enamel by sequential growth of zinc oxide nanowire carpets, followed by layer-by-layer ...

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New patented dental aid now available through Henry Schein and ACE Surgical Mar 2, 2017 | News Americas

New patented dental aid now available through Henry Schein and ACE Surgical

HINGHAM, Mass./CHICAGO, USA: Earlier this year, Armor Dental introduced Mouth•Mate, the world’s first patented dental healing aid device for patients who have undergone oral surgery or other dental procedures to brush their teeth without disturbing the surgical site. The company has now announced that the device, which aims to improve oral hygiene, will now be distributed by Henry Schein Dental and ACE Surgical.

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FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething tablets Feb 28, 2017 | News Americas

FDA issues warning against homeopathic teething tablets

SILVER SPRING, Md., USA: After laboratory testing of homeopathic teething tablets, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has urged consumers not to use these products, as certain brands contain inconsistent amounts of Atropa belladonna, a toxic plant, which poses an unnecessary risk to infants and children.

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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 took place from 21 ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Estrogen therapy helps reduce periodontitis in postmenopausal women Feb 24, 2017 | News Americas

Estrogen therapy helps reduce periodontitis in postmenopausal women

SALVADOR, Brazil/BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Attributed to the reduction in estrogen levels from the onset of menopause, some women become more prone to numerous health issues, including hot flashes, but also more serious conditions, such as osteoporosis, which is managed with estrogen therapy. A new study has now shown that this treatment could also lower the prevalence of severe periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

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3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting Feb 24, 2017 | Business Americas

3Shape introduces new scanners at Chicago Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO, USA: Yesterday, at the opening day of the Midwinter Meeting of the Chicago Dental Society, digital dentistry specialist 3Shape launched a new line of cost-effective scanners for the dental laboratory. According to the company, the E scanners deliver high-quality images and offer advanced scanning features and precision CAD/CAM workflows, like other 3Shape scanners, but at a more affordable price.

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Laser system comes complete with on-demand training and user guidance Feb 24, 2017 | Business USA

Laser system comes complete with on-demand training and user guidance

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In part because dental schools still aren’t providing training in laser dentistry, Biolase is incorporating the training and education directly into the laser system. “It’s the smallest, the simplest and the easiest-to-use laser we have ever sold,” Biolase president and CEO Harold Flynn said of the company’s Waterlase Express, which includes a tablet interface loaded with a learning center that features training tools such as 4K HD animations that can guide a user through ...

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Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior Feb 21, 2017 | News Americas

Oral cancer diagnosis affects sexual behavior

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: Oral cancer affects the overall well-being of patients in a number of ways. According to new research, the diagnosis and treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has significant effects on the sexual behavior of patients too, an important factor for quality of life. In a recently published study, many patients and their partners reported significant declines in the frequency of vaginal and oral sex after diagnosis.

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Child’s temperament could be predictor of sedation success in dental treatment Feb 17, 2017 | News Americas

Child’s temperament could be predictor of sedation success in dental treatment

SEATTLE, USA: Nitrous oxide inhalation sedation is commonly employed to improve cooperation in children during dental procedures in particular. However, in some patients, it fails to provide adequate levels of sedation. In a recent study, researchers found that a child’s temperament plays an important role in the success of the method and that it is most effective in children who are able to concentrate well, for example.

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Participants wanted for trial testing to explore painless caries treatment Feb 15, 2017 | News Americas

Participants wanted for trial testing to explore painless caries treatment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA: The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry has announced that it will be offering patients with interdental caries a new, less painful treatment option as part of a new clinical trial. The new treatment, which entails infiltrating a preparation gel and then a liquid resin through a perforated plastic sheet between the teeth, allows dentists to treat cavities without administering local anesthesia or drilling, which is conventionally unavoidable to access the ...

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Study shows dental insurance is important driver of dental care Feb 13, 2017 | News Americas

Study shows dental insurance is important driver of dental care

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada: Insurance coverage and its potential effect on use of dental services and associated oral health outcomes continue to be a matter ...

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Ecuadorean university receives Dentsply Sirona dental treatment units Feb 8, 2017 | News Americas

Ecuadorean university receives Dentsply Sirona dental treatment units

QUITO, Ecuador: The Central University of Ecuador has recently been equipped with 49 INTEGO treatment units from the world’s largest dental manufacturer, ...

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