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IADR: the premiere research association worldwide

April 21, 2009

Miami, FL, USA: The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has 11,300 individual members worldwide, 45 per cent of them in United States, and one of its fastest growing divisions is Brazil. Dr Christopher Fox, executive director of IADR, said the association has “grown in Latin America by 23 per cent between 2007 and 2008,” and also in Asia.

‘We need to eradicate caries from the face of the Earth’

April 20, 2009

Miami, FL, USA: Executive Director of the FDI World Dental Federation Dr David Alexander said in an interview with Dental Tribune at the 87th General Session and Exhibit of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), that for too long dentistry and dental policy makers have been counting numbers of decayed teeth, instead of focusing on real issues such as quality of life. He advocates for radical change in the attitude and language used by dentists, and for a bold move to eradicate caries from the planet.

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ADA launches program to provide dental care in underserved areas

April 20, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: The American Dental Association (ADA) recently launched a pilot program in several states to deliver needed dental care to underserved people in urban, rural and Native American communities. The program, developed by the ADA over the past several years, creates a new dental health team member, the Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC).

Infiltration: a new treatment for caries

April 17, 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.

FOLA and Greater New York Dental Meeting strengthen partnership

April 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY, USA: Dr Adolfo Rodriguez, president of the Latin American Dental Federation (FOLA), reached an agreement to further increase the amount of Spanish-language conferences at the upcoming 2009 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest dental expo and scientific congress in the United States.

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Interview with FDI President-elect Roberto Vianna

April 16, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: The FDI World Dental Federation main mission is to contribute to the development and dissemination of policies, standards and information related to all aspects of oral health care. Under the presidencies of doctors Michele Aerden, Burton Conrod, and the upcoming one headed by Brazilian dentist Roberto Vianna, the FDI has been extremely active in the world stage, promoting oral health, attending industry exhibitions such as the International Dental Show in Germany, and participating at events such as the 87th Session of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). In Miami, Dental Tribune talked to FDI’s president-elect.

A revolution in biological adhesives

April 16, 2009

Memphis, TN, USA: Dr Franklin Garcia-Godoy, one of the main investigators in the United States and up to now assistant dean for research in restorative dentistry and pediatric dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, has been named senior executive dean for dental research at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

‘Webinars are the future of dental education’

April 16, 2009

MIAMI, FL, USA: “The meetings of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) are an extremely efficient way to exchange research ideas,” said Dr Maria Fidelia de Lima, vice president of IADR, and dean of the Bauru School of Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo (FOB-Bauru).

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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.

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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