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Flossing on the front pages Aug 26, 2016 | News USA

Flossing on the front pages

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: In response to recent news reports questioning whether scientific research supports oral health benefits associated with flossing, the American Dental Association is advising dental professionals and their patients that when it comes to flossing, a lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. The association is advocating that dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patients’ ...

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Hinman’s first female general chairman steps into coveted role Aug 24, 2016 | News USA

Hinman’s first female general chairman steps into coveted role

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting has named its first female general chairman in its 105-year history. Dr. Jane Puskas, a long-time ...

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Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children Aug 22, 2016 | News USA

Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Every few months, Othman Shibly performs what some consider to be a miracle. The Lebanese-born University at Buffalo dental professor ...

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Dentist leads fight against drug abuse at National Night Out fairs Aug 19, 2016 | News USA

Dentist leads fight against drug abuse at National Night Out fairs

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, a periodontist and dental implant surgeon from Bayside, N.Y., and president and founding sponsor of Foundation ...

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A toehold in Europe leads to a global footprint Aug 17, 2016 | News USA

A toehold in Europe leads to a global footprint

It seems logical that if the goal is international success, one of the steps toward growing a prosperous company would be to establish a strong presence in the domestic market. Compared to overseas, though, the Australian dental industry is quite small, and international companies, such as Henry Schein and DENTSPLY, dominate in the local market. However, there are industry innovators in Australia bucking this trend and becoming significant players on the international stage.

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AO: Expanding practice guidelines Aug 15, 2016 | News USA

AO: Expanding practice guidelines

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The edentulous maxilla often presents with a range of challenges and solutions that can be difficult for individual clinicians to navigate. To help them make choices that best utilize current research — and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care — the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has expanded its current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) to include management of patients with no teeth in the upper jaw.

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Dentist leads fights against pandemic drug abuse Aug 9, 2016 | News USA

Dentist leads fights against pandemic drug abuse

BROOKLYN, N.Y., USA: Dr. Bernard Fialkoff, a periodontist and dental implant surgeon from Bayside, N.Y., and president and founding sponsor of Foundation for A Drug Free World of The Americas Chapter, held an interfaith seminar recently on “Effective Drug Tools” with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. They educated religious leaders from all walks of life at the workshop.

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AAID releases comprehensive implant dentistry benchmarking study Aug 4, 2016 | News USA

AAID releases comprehensive implant dentistry benchmarking study

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry recently announced the release of the first benchmarking study for the implant dentistry practice in the United States. This comprehensive resource provides dental professionals with critical information and statistics about the implant dentistry field.

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Back-to-school to-do list: Schedule a dental exam Aug 3, 2016 | News USA

Back-to-school to-do list: Schedule a dental exam

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: As children prepare for the start of a new school year, a dental exam should be on the to-do list, according to University of Louisville School of Dentistry. For children entering kindergarten, Kentucky law requires at least a basic dental screening. Regular dental examinations are important to diagnose and treat or prevent oral health problems.

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AO reveals recipients of OF Research Grants Aug 2, 2016 | News USA

AO reveals recipients of OF Research Grants

Recipients of the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation (OF) Research Grants were announced at the Academy of Osseointegration’s 2016 Annual Meeting in San Diego this spring. Grant recipients are each awarded $30,000 and will present their results at the 2017 AO Annual Meeting, taking place in Orlando, Fla., March 15-18.

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FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

The FDI Annual World Dental Congress will take place in Poznań from 7 to 10 September 2016. After many years of abscence, congress will be held in Europe ...

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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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More than 4,000 veterans are back on the road to a healthy mouth Jul 27, 2016 | News USA

More than 4,000 veterans are back on the road to a healthy mouth

SYRACUSE, N.Y., USA: More than 4,000 veterans are back on the road to a healthy mouth, thanks to what is believed to be the largest single-day oral health ...

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Universities, business partner to advance oral health care in East Africa Jul 26, 2016 | News USA

Universities, business partner to advance oral health care in East Africa

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) are collaborating with the University of Nairobi, Unilever East Africa and the Columbia Global ...

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