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Industry loses pioneer dental hygiene educator Jan 12, 2017 | News USA

Industry loses pioneer dental hygiene educator

MEDFORD, Mass., USA: Esther Wilkins, RDH, DMD, a Tufts University graduate and clinical professor of periodontology emerita, died on Dec. 12, 2016, at her home in Hudson, N.H., She had just turned 100. Wilkins was a renowned authority on dental hygiene, and she had a profound influence on dental medicine for more than half a century.

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Yankee Dental Congress includes three-day exhibit hall, lots of C.E. Jan 11, 2017 | News USA

Yankee Dental Congress includes three-day exhibit hall, lots of C.E.

BOSTON, Mass., USA: The exhibit hall at the 2017 Yankee Dental Congress, expecting to host more than 450 companies and organizations, will include a variety ...

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Dr. Carl Misch, implant dentistry pioneer, passes away Jan 6, 2017 | News USA

Dr. Carl Misch, implant dentistry pioneer, passes away

Dr. Carl Misch, co-founder of BioHorizons and founder of the Misch Institute, passed away on Jan. 3. Misch was a renowned American prosthodontist and was ...

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JADA explains need for new definition of oral health Jan 4, 2017 | News USA

JADA explains need for new definition of oral health

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: An editorial in the December 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) discusses the FDI Dental World Federation’s ...

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Solving how harmless bacteria become an unwelcome guest Dec 28, 2016 | News USA

Solving how harmless bacteria become an unwelcome guest

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome. The research, led by Jason Kay, PhD, assistant professor of oral biology in the UB School of Dental Medicine, will examine Streptococcus gordonii, a bacterium found in all healthy mouths.

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Training to become a scuba diver? Start at the dentist Dec 22, 2016 | News USA

Training to become a scuba diver? Start at the dentist

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Scuba divers may want to stop by their dentist’s office before taking their next plunge. A new pilot study found that 41 percent of divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, according to new research from the University at Buffalo. Due to the constant jaw clenching and fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure underwater, divers may experience symptoms that range from tooth, jaw and gum pain to loosened crowns and broken dental fillings.

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Something for everybody at Yankee Dental Congress Dec 16, 2016 | News USA

Something for everybody at Yankee Dental Congress

Yankee Dental Congress 2017 will be held from Jan. 25 to 29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Meeting organizers describe the Yankee Dental Congress as being New England’s largest dental meeting. The congress is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society in cooperation with the dental societies of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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AAID and foundation honor three outstanding clinicians Dec 13, 2016 | News USA

AAID and foundation honor three outstanding clinicians

The American Academy of Implant Dentistry recognized three dentists with the highest awards given by the academy during its recently concluded 65th Annual Conference. Named the recipient of the Aaron Gershkoff/Norman Goldberg Memorial Award was Art Molzan, DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID. Named after the first two presidents of the academy, the award recognizes outstanding contribution to AAID and the field of implant dentistry.

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Happy 90th birthday, Bernie Weissman! Dec 9, 2016 | News USA

Happy 90th birthday, Bernie Weissman!

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: It was an evening of joy on Dec. 2 as family, friends and colleagues got together at the Andaz Hotel in Midtown Manhattan to help Bernie Weissman, president of Dentatus USA, celebrate his 90th birthday. “Many thanks to our friends attending and to the international dental community for the lifetime support I have received throughout my career,” said the man of the hour.

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Meeting Review: 2016 Greater New York Dental Meeting Dec 6, 2016 | News USA

Meeting Review: 2016 Greater New York Dental Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: At the 2016 Greater New York Dental Meeting, many different educational opportunities were offered to attendees — from seminars to workshops to live dentistry. In the exhibit hall, the very latest technology was on display. Whether it was healthier patients, a healthier practice or even a healthier world attendees were after, the meeting had everyone covered.

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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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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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America’s ToothFairy announces leadership transition Nov 30, 2016 | News USA

America’s ToothFairy announces leadership transition

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently announced the retirement of Fern Ingber, founding ...

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Scientific American and Colgate-Palmolive publish ‘The Future of Oral Health’ Nov 29, 2016 | News USA

Scientific American and Colgate-Palmolive publish ‘The Future of Oral Health’

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Scientific American Custom Media and Colgate-Palmolive Company hosted an offsite gathering Monday morning during the 2016 Greater ...

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