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New research adds colour to gum disease detection

April 16, 2009

Dentists at the Temple's Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry in the United States have found that a simple colour-changing oral strip can help detect gum disease in a patient more quickly and easily than traditional screening methods.

Social networking for dentists – made easy

April 16, 2009

What is a social network? For as long as humans have walked the earth we have been social creatures. We pride ourselves on family and form groups in order to survive. These groups not only allow us to survive but also thrive leading to new ideas and innovations. Well, the Internet, and some other factors, led to the diminishment of local groups and group activities.

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Infiltration: a new treatment for caries

April 16, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The president of DMG America, George Wolfe, couldn’t be happier. German-based researchers associated with DMG obtained the IADR “Materials and Bioengineering Research Award” for their investigation on Resin Infiltration of Natural Caries Lesions using “Icon,” the new revolutionary resin of the company.

Colgate introduces another breakthrough in dental sensitivity

April 14, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: Colgate-Palmolive introduced at the 87th Session of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) in Miami a new product for in-office use that prevents dental hypersensitivity for long periods of time.

New measurements for clinical trials

April 14, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The principal oral care researcher worldwide for Procter&Gamble, Dr Robert Gerlach, gave a conference at the IADR 87th Session in Miami titled ‘Use of Gingivitis Image Analysis in a Randomized Controlled Trial,’ that proposes a new approach for measuring the efficacy of clinical trials.

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Searching for the last generation of adhesives

April 14, 2009

Miami, FL, USA: Peruvian doctors Gilberto and Natalia Henostroza presented two research papers on self-adhesive composite cements at the recent Congress of the International Association for the Dental Research (IADR).

Chicago dentist provides free care one day each year

April 13, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: Dr Theodore M. Siegel wanted to give back to the local community, but he didn’t want to just write a check to a charity. He wanted to do more. So he decided that for one day every year, he would open up his practice to all local patients and offer free services. Since his annual ‘Dentists With Heart’ event began in 2005, Siegel said, more than 2,000 patients have been treated with more than $1.25 million in care.

Research shows Americans with dental benefits have better overall health

April 13, 2009

DALLAS, TX/NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA: Individuals with dental benefits are more likely to go to the dentist, take their children to the dentist, receive restorative care and experience greater overall health, according to a recent report by the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP).

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New dental implant research study open to participating dentists

April 9, 2009

Seattle, WA, USA: Global2Labs and the Northwest Implant Research Group (NWIRG) have announced a new dental implant research study now open for doctor participation in the United States and internationally. The purpose of the study is to determine the success rates for newer implant designs coming to market. This study will help define whether the success rates with newer implant designs are at comparable rates as previous generations or at even higher rates of success.

ADA summit focuses on improving access to dental care

April 8, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: Nearly 150 stakeholders from non-profit groups, government agencies and private industry met 23 through 25 March at a summit on access to dental care convened by the American Dental Association (ADA). The goal of the summit was to create a common vision toward improving the oral health of underserved populations.

Archived Webinars from the successful DTSC launch now available

April 8, 2009

On 14 March, the Dental Tribune Study Club was officially launched through a full-day Online C.E. Festival, featuring five Webinars in succession. 290 participants joined in the festivities, representing 57 different nations, proving the Study Club truly is a global concept.

Ronald J. Hunt becomes ADEA president

April 7, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Ronald J. Hunt, DDS, MS, Harry Lyons Professor and Dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry, was installed as ADEA president on 18 March at the 2009 ADEA Annual Session in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Dr Hunt had spent the previous year serving as ADEA president-elect.

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IADR’s Williams calls out for excellence and impact in research

April 7, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The President-Elect of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Dr. David Williams has asked colleagues to focus on conducting research that has practical impact for global oral health. In his speech during the IADR’s 87th General Session and Exhibition in Miami in the United States he said that the profession has a responsibility to ensure the continuation of research.

Dental Tribune Study Club launch a great success!

April 6, 2009

On 14 March, the Dental Tribune Study Club was officially launched through a full-day online C.E. festival, featuring five Webinars in succession. 290 participants joined in the festivities, representing 57 different nations, proving the Study Club truly is a global concept.

National Children’s Oral Health Foundation welcomes new affiliate member

April 6, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA: The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF), America’s Toothfairy, recently announced a new affiliate member: the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics. Brian Guerdat, program panager of the department, said that his group’s mission is to improve the oral health of preschool-aged children in Miami-Dade County, FL, USA, through “screening, prevention and education.” Pediatric residents and medical students are trained in oral health assessment and fluoride varnish application in order to work with local Head Start Centers.

Pankey Institute receives support from Hu-Friedy in effort to help underserved patients

April 6, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: Patients are in need of dental care across the country, but too many unfortunately don’t have the means to acquire treatment. The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education is working to solve this problem for hundreds of underserved individuals across the United States.

US boosts HIV research at NYU College of Dentistry

April 3, 2009

NEW YORK, NY, USA: Seeking to shed new light on HIV’s ability to survive in the body and cause disease, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a five-year, US$1.9 million grant to an AIDS research team at the New York University College of Dentistry to continue its study of a new mode of HIV replication that involves cooperation between viruses.

With Root Canal Awareness Week, AAE aims to dispel fear among patients

April 2, 2009

Ask anyone what dental procedure they fear most, and you will invariably hear one thing: the root canal. And such fears often keep people away from dental offices altogether. But the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) wants to change that. To help dispel such fears among the general public, the AAE is conducting its third annual Root Canal Awareness week.

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