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Americans say, ‘I would rather have a root canal than the flu’ Mar 5, 2015 | News USA

Americans say, ‘I would rather have a root canal than the flu’

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), 78 percent of respondents say they would rather avoid getting the flu than having root canal treatment. The same number also say they would rather avoid losing a permanent tooth, which is something root canal treatment can help keep from happening.

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Final comments submitted on proposed standards for dental therapy education Mar 4, 2015 | News USA

Final comments submitted on proposed standards for dental therapy education

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) recently submitted its comments to the Commission on Dental Accreditation ...

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Dentists who pledge to help underserved get loan repayments, thanks to CDA Foundation Mar 3, 2015 | News USA

Dentists who pledge to help underserved get loan repayments, thanks to CDA Foundation

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: The California Dental Association Foundation recently awarded Aisha Amin, DMD, with its Student Loan Repayment Grant and selected ...

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Meeting review: 150th Midwinter Meeting in Chicago Mar 2, 2015 | News USA

Meeting review: 150th Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: “A Midwinter Celebration” was the theme for the Chicago Dental Society’s sesquicentennial Midwinter Meeting, which ...

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Midwinter Meeting is warmed by ‘Celebration of Smiles’ Feb 27, 2015 | News USA

Midwinter Meeting is warmed by ‘Celebration of Smiles’

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Supporters, principals and beneficiaries of National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) gathered Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place during the Midwinter Meeting to celebrate a year of successes with the organization’s mission, which is “To eliminate children’s preventable pain and suffering from pediatric dental disease.”

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AGD to hold ‘Golden Opportunity’ meeting in San Francisco Feb 25, 2015 | News USA

AGD to hold ‘Golden Opportunity’ meeting in San Francisco

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Registration is now open for AGD 2015 San Francisco, to be held June 18 to 21 at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The theme of the meeting is “A Golden Opportunity.” According to the Academy of General Dentistry, new courses this year will offer something for the entire dental team.

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California Implant Institute to present live patient courses in Mexico Feb 24, 2015 | News USA

California Implant Institute to present live patient courses in Mexico

The California Implant Institute is presenting four-day, Level I and Level II comprehensive live patient surgical externship courses in Baja California, Mexico, throughout 2015. According to the California Implant Institute, students of any level can benefit from the variety and depth of the courses.

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Webinar: Expert presents first purely ceramic-based restorative material Feb 23, 2015 | News USA

Webinar: Expert presents first purely ceramic-based restorative material

LEIPZIG, Germany: Restorative treatment has undergone rapid development over the last few years and now boasts high-quality materials with very advanced handling properties that can achieve both extremely durable and aesthetic results. A webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on March 5 will give participants insights into the new Pure Silicate Technology, the foundation for the first purely ceramic-based universal restorative material worldwide.

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Midwinter Meeting offers lectures, hands-on courses and exhibit hall Feb 20, 2015 | News USA

Midwinter Meeting offers lectures, hands-on courses and exhibit hall

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The numbers confirm it: The Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting attracts dental professionals from far beyond the borders of Chicagoland. Registrations for the meeting, one of North America’s largest, typically surpass 30,000. And this year, the meeting’s 150th anniversary, promises to be as big as ever.

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Survey shows 75 percent of parents miss bringing children to dentist by age one Feb 19, 2015 | News USA

Survey shows 75 percent of parents miss bringing children to dentist by age one

POMONA, Calif., USA: A new survey from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine indicates that 75 percent of parents are not complying with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommendation to take children to the dentist by age 1. The survey found that parents in the general population bring their children to the dentist for the first time at the average age of 2 and a half.

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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day will be celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. This year's “Smile for life” campaign will include a wide range ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Meet the Austin Powers impersonator Feb 18, 2015 | News USA

Meet the Austin Powers impersonator

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: If you’ve been to any major dental meeting over the past few years, you’ve no doubt run into him in the exhibit hall. ...

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Antibiotics not recommended prior to dental treatment for most patients with prosthetic joints Feb 17, 2015 | News USA

Antibiotics not recommended prior to dental treatment for most patients with prosthetic joints

CHICAGO, Ill. USA: An updated ADA clinical practice guideline, last evaluated in 2012, finds that in general, for patients with prosthetic joint implants, ...

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