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Largest ever group of German exhibitors to showcase in New York Nov 28, 2016 | News Americas

Largest ever group of German exhibitors to showcase in New York

NEW YORK, USA: A record 42 companies operating in the German dental industry will be participating and exhibiting at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from 27 to 30 November. Their presence at the most well-known trade fair in dentistry and dental technology in the U.S. is being supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI) and trade fair organizing ...

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Oral cancer on the rise in US Nov 28, 2016 | News Americas

Oral cancer on the rise in US

NEW YORK, USA: According to the latest figures published by a nonprofit health care transparency organization, claims related to oral cancer diagnosis ...

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BIOLASE to preview new diode laser at GNYDM Nov 25, 2016 | Business Americas

BIOLASE to preview new diode laser at GNYDM

NEW YORK, US: BIOLASE has announced that it will be previewing Epic Pro, an all-new innovative dental diode laser system, at the upcoming Greater New York ...

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Saliva test may be cost-effective tool for diagnosing kidney disease Nov 24, 2016 | News Americas

Saliva test may be cost-effective tool for diagnosing kidney disease

CHICAGO, USA: A simple saliva test may help diagnose kidney disease, particularly in developing countries. This was suggested by a recently presented study, ...

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Glidewell opens first dental laboratory in South America Nov 24, 2016 | Business Americas

Glidewell opens first dental laboratory in South America

BOGOTÁ, Colombia: Glidewell Dental, an industry-leading provider of dental laboratory products and services, has recently announced the opening of Glidewell Colombia, the company’s first dental laboratory in South America. Situated in Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá, the new laboratory is aimed at providing South American dentists with modern, clinically proven restorative materials at an affordable price point.

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Studies show e-cigarettes harmful to oral health Nov 21, 2016 | News Americas

Studies show e-cigarettes harmful to oral health

ROCHESTER, N.Y., USA/QUEBEC CITY, Canada: Electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity among young adults and current and former smokers because they are often perceived as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, two recent studies by scientists in the U.S. and Canada have found that regular exposure to e-cigarette vapors causes damage to the gingival tissue, which may lead to infection, inflammation and periodontal disease.

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Computer simulations show lasers effective in killing oral bacteria Nov 4, 2016 | News Americas

Computer simulations show lasers effective in killing oral bacteria

NEW YORK, USA: A team of researchers at the New York Institute of Technology in the U.S. has developed a computer model that demonstrates how dental lasers attack oral bacterial colonies in gingival tissue. The results of their study suggest that certain dental lasers used for sulcular debridement can effectively remove oral pathogens buried deep in the soft tissue while sparing the gingiva.

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Smartphone app may help avoid unnecessary dental hospital emergencies Nov 2, 2016 | News Americas

Smartphone app may help avoid unnecessary dental hospital emergencies

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., USA: Dental emergencies frequently occur when dental offices are closed and patients thus visit hospital emergency departments instead and sometimes unnecessarily. Seeking to improve this situation, researchers have developed a new mobile application to mediate the uncertainty of dental emergencies. In a recently published study, they demonstrated that patients successfully used the DentaCom app to transmit clinical data to their dentists, who determined the kind and urgency of ...

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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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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Yankee Dental Congress expecting more than 450 exhibitors Nov 1, 2016 | News USA

Yankee Dental Congress expecting more than 450 exhibitors

Yankee Dental Congress 2017 will be Jan. 25 to 29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Organizers describe the congress as New England’s largest dental meeting. It is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society, in cooperation with the dental societies of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Nearly 28,000 dental professionals and guests from across the U.S. are expected.

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Regular dental visits may help decrease pneumonia risk Oct 31, 2016 | News Americas

Regular dental visits may help decrease pneumonia risk

NEW ORLEANS, USA: New research has suggested routine visits to the dentist could help reduce the amount of pneumonia-causing bacteria in the mouth that can be aspirated. In particular, the U.S. study, which included over 26,000 participants, showed that people who never had dental check-ups had a significantly greater risk of developing the lung infection than did those who visited the dentist twice a year.

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Tooth fossils show early humans were right-handers Oct 27, 2016 | News Americas

Tooth fossils show early humans were right-handers

LAWRENCE, Kan., USA: Labial striations on the anterior teeth have been documented in numerous early human fossils and serve as evidence for handedness. Through examining the small cut marks on maxillary teeth of a Homo habilis fossil, researchers from the University of Kansas have now found the first potential evidence of a dominant-handed pre-Neanderthal dating back 1.8 million years.

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Oral bacteria might be responsible for migraines Oct 24, 2016 | News Americas

Oral bacteria might be responsible for migraines

LA JOLLA, Calif., USA: Headaches and migraines in particular are widespread diseases, affecting the well-being and quality of life of millions of people worldwide. New research has shown that people suffering from migraines have significantly more microbes in their mouth with the ability to modify nitrates than do people who do not get migraine headaches.

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Plaque-identifying toothpaste could reduce risk of heart disease and stroke Oct 21, 2016 | News Americas

Plaque-identifying toothpaste could reduce risk of heart disease and stroke

BOCA RATON, Fla., USA: Health experts worldwide agree that oral health and inflammatory diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and stroke, are correlated. ...

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