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Laugh for President: Which president had the best smile? Feb 10, 2016 | News Americas

Laugh for President: Which president had the best smile?

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: The next presidential election in the U.S. will take place in November this year. Besides rhetoric and party identification, factors such as a sympathetic smile could have a significant influence on voters’ choices. A recently published survey that asked over 1,000 U.S. adults to rank the smiles of the past U.S. presidents from the two major parties showed that the majority of people think that Ronald Reagan had the best presidential smile.

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Hazardous waste management: ADA seeks exemption for dental offices Feb 4, 2016 | News Americas

Hazardous waste management: ADA seeks exemption for dental offices

WASHINGTON, USA: In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a set of regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals ...

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CIOSP 2016: Thousands line up for South America’s largest dental trade show Jan 29, 2016 | News Americas

CIOSP 2016: Thousands line up for South America’s largest dental trade show

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: The 34th Congresso Internacional de Odontologia de São Paulo (CIOSP) opened on Wednesday in Brazil in the presence of thousands of ...

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AACD survey indicates digital push in cosmetic dentistry Jan 28, 2016 | News Americas

AACD survey indicates digital push in cosmetic dentistry

MADISON, Wis., USA: The field of cosmetic dentistry is showing persistent growth potential, a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry ...

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Live webinar on implant restoration with naturally esthetic results Jan 26, 2016 | News Americas

Live webinar on implant restoration with naturally esthetic results

FRISCO, TX., USA: It is important that restorative dentists and oral surgeons know where the implant platform should be located to allow fabrication of a functionally esthetic restoration. In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club live webinar, Dr. Scott Sauer will cover all of the important measurements necessary for a functional and esthetic implant restoration and discuss the effect of each measurement on the resulting restoration. After completing the course, participants should be able to ...

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New interprofessional program links nursing and dentistry Jan 25, 2016 | News Americas

New interprofessional program links nursing and dentistry

BOSTON, USA: Oral health is integral to general health. In order to promote collaboration between dental and primary care health personnel, researchers in the U.S. have now launched an interdisciplinary education model aimed at bringing nursing and dental students together to put into practice care that recognizes the role of oral health in overall health.

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New nanotechnology might improve bone restoration in dental patients Jan 22, 2016 | News Americas

New nanotechnology might improve bone restoration in dental patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: A new technology developed by researchers at the University of Michigan could help dentists improve treatment of patients with bone loss. The scientists have developed a polymer sphere that delivers a specific molecule to bone wounds that tells cells already at the injury site to repair the damage. Therefore, the nanotechnology could improve implant treatment or help patients with periodontal disease.

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Fluorescence visualization could improve oral cancer recurrence rates Jan 21, 2016 | News Americas

Fluorescence visualization could improve oral cancer recurrence rates

VANCOUVER, Canada: The prognosis for oral cancer has not improved over the past five decades, mainly owing to the late stage at diagnosis, high rates of recurrence after surgery and the difficulty in capturing all of the cancer at treatment. Researchers have now assessed the efficacy of fluorescence visualization (FV) and found that this technology, which could easily be implemented in clinical settings, facilitated detection and thus helped reduce the recurrence rate in oral cancer patients significantly. ...

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Researchers investigate needle-free way to administer dental anesthesia Jan 21, 2016 | News Americas

Researchers investigate needle-free way to administer dental anesthesia

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: New findings from the University of São Paulo could bring relief to millions of people who are scared of needles. Using a tiny electric current, researchers were able to administer anesthetic in the mouth without a needle. Furthermore, this method delivered the drug faster and more effectively compared with an injection.

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Live webinar on laser-assisted radial apical cleansing Jan 15, 2016 | News Americas

Live webinar on laser-assisted radial apical cleansing

WHITE PLAINS, NY., USA: Successful management of the apical third of root canal systems has long been considered to be the most significant and challenging aspect of endodontic therapy. In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club live webinar, Dr. Justin Kolnick will review the importance and complexities of these systems and will present a new minimally invasive treatment concept, laser-assisted radial apical cleansing, for the successful management of this critical area.

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2016. The campaign includes a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised ...

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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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New coating could eliminate implant failure risk Jan 14, 2016 | News Americas

New coating could eliminate implant failure risk

TORONTO, Canada: Although their success rate has been reported as about 98 percent, dental implants can fail owing to biological and technical issues over ...

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Henry Schein helps refugees Jan 14, 2016 | News Americas

Henry Schein helps refugees

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Global health care products and service giant Henry Schein has pledged to donate products worth $350,000 to World Vision for care ...

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