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Program targets oral health of older adults Apr 17, 2014 | News USA

Program targets oral health of older adults

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Older adults — the most rapidly growing segment of the population in the United States — are facing a crisis when it comes to oral health. According to a 2013 Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Oral Health America, 23 percent of older adults have not seen a dental provider in five years, 70 percent do not have dental insurance, eight out of 10 uninsured seniors could not pay for a major dental procedure and 33 million live where dentists and clinics are scarce. ...

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‘Striving for Perfection’ is theme of this year’s AAE meeting Apr 16, 2014 | News USA

‘Striving for Perfection’ is theme of this year’s AAE meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The 2014 AAE Annual Session will be held April 30 to May 3 (Wednesday through Saturday) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention ...

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Dr. Lee Graber receives first ISO Merit Award Apr 15, 2014 | News USA

Dr. Lee Graber receives first ISO Merit Award

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Leaders representing all levels of organized orthodontics from the component (Illinois Society of Orthodontists — ISO), constituent ...

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AAO Annual Session takes place April 25 - 29 in New Orleans Apr 14, 2014 | News USA

AAO Annual Session takes place April 25 - 29 in New Orleans

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The American Association of Orthodontists will host its 114th annual session in New Orleans April 25 to 29, featuring Big Easy-style ...

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AAE calls on dental partners to champion root canal safety Apr 11, 2014 | News USA

AAE calls on dental partners to champion root canal safety

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The effectiveness of root canal treatment is well established in dentistry, but according to the American Association of Endodontists, misinformation continues to circulate on the Internet that may cause patients to question the safety of endodontics. During its recent Root Canal Awareness Week, which was held March 30 to April 5, the AAE asked everyone in the dental industry to be an advocate for good dental health and share information about root canal safety.

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Dual anesthetics preferred by most U.S. dentist anesthesiologists Apr 10, 2014 | News USA

Dual anesthetics preferred by most U.S. dentist anesthesiologists

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Anesthesia is commonly used by dentists when they want to ensure young patients remain calm during an operation and feel as little pain as possible afterward. Dentist anesthesiologists may use either general or local anesthesia, but some choose to use both with children, despite conflicting research on the combined approach.

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Interview: ‘Clinician education is critical to success’ Apr 9, 2014 | News USA

Interview: ‘Clinician education is critical to success’

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The Academy of Osseointegration is recognized as the premier association for professionals interested in implant dentistry. It has always been at the forefront of scientific advances in dental implant and tissue replacement therapy. In an interview, Annual Meeting chairmen Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD, and Donald Clem III, DDS, discuss this year’s meeting, which was held recently, and plans for the 2015 event.

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AAID files suit challenging how Texas recognizes dental specialties Apr 9, 2014 | News USA

AAID files suit challenging how Texas recognizes dental specialties

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) filed suit in Federal District Court in Austin, Texas, recently, challenging the constitutionality of a regulation promulgated by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners that limits dentists from advertising to the public as “specialists.”

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Hinman offers opportunities to learn, explore new products Apr 3, 2014 | News USA

Hinman offers opportunities to learn, explore new products

ATLANTA, Ga., US: The 102nd Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting was held March 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center and Omni Hotel at CNN Center. More than 230 workshops, lectures and courses, featuring a broad spectrum of topics and cutting-edge technologies, were presented by approximately 65 of the country’s leading dental experts.

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AGD welcomes dental community to new building Apr 2, 2014 | News USA

AGD welcomes dental community to new building

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Representatives of the dental community, including 11 organized dentistry groups, recently came together for a special cocktail reception to celebrate the Academy of General Dentistry’s new office building. The reception featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz music at the new AGD Headquarters, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

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IDEM Singapore 2014

IDEM Singapore 2014

This year, more than 500 international exhibitors attended the eighth edition of IDEM Singapore. The trade fair and conference welcomed 7,842 participants ...

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

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Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A

The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

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April is National Facial Protection Month Apr 1, 2014 | News USA

April is National Facial Protection Month

ROSEMONT, Ill., USA: Five of the nation’s top dental associations want to remind young athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational ...

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102nd Hinman meeting gets under way in Atlanta Mar 27, 2014 | News USA

102nd Hinman meeting gets under way in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: Organizers of the 102nd Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting have brought in more than 65 leading dental authorities to Atlanta this week ...

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