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Companies launch products at spring meetings in Cologne and Chicago

March 10, 2009

Spring is a time when many manufacturers like to introduce dental products, and there are no better places to launch new offerings than at places like the Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, USA, and the IDS in Cologne, Germany. From the latest tools for endodontic instrumentation and obturation to the newest bonding agents and adhesives, there is something for everybody on the exhibit hall floor — on either side of the Atlantic.

Always aim to save natural teeth, says Rossman of the AAE

March 9, 2009

Dental Tribune had the opportunity recently to interview Dr Louis E. Rossman, president of the American Association of Endodontists. Rossman, who is in private practice in Philadelphia, PA, USA, discussed AAE initiatives that have significantly increased media coverage of endodontics and have positioned the association as an authoritative resource in root canal education. He also discussed the need to involve endodontists in treatment planning decisions, and he stressed the importance of saving patients’ natural teeth whenever possible.  

Innovative products help dentists in a ‘worthy purpose,’ says Mark Clineff of Sybron

March 5, 2009

During a recent interview with Dental Tribune, Mark Clineff, general manager of SybronEndo,  discussed the current state of the economy, how these challenging times are affecting dentists, and the important role that SybronEndo products play in helping dentists improve patient care.

Hands-on workshop educates dentists about narrow diameter implants

March 5, 2009

These are exciting times to be working with dental implants. Advances continue to be made at places like the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University’s College of Dentistry. At the same time, companies like Dentatus facilitate these advances with new products that are smaller, less expensive and more efficient than ever. As a result, options are increased for practitioners, and — even more important — results are improved for patients.

DentalEZ Group redesigns and relaunches its corporate Web site

March 5, 2009

DentalEZ Group, based in Malvern, PA, USA, a supplier of innovative products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, recently redesigned its corporate Web site, The site has been updated with a fresh look and includes navigation links and improved functionality. The site incorporates and details all of the company’s product brands, including StarDental, CustomAir, RAMVAC, DentalEZ Equipment, and NevinLabs.

Genetic discovery could lead to advances in dental treatment

March 5, 2009

Researchers have identified the gene that ultimately controls the production of tooth enamel, a significant advance that could some day lead to the repair of damaged enamel, a new concept in cavity prevention, and restoration or even the production of replacement teeth.

Dental sealants: They are not just for kids anymore

March 4, 2009

Dental sealants, those plastic materials that are applied directly to the chewing surfaces of back teeth fitting into pits and fissures and designed to prevent tooth decay, have been long associated with children and teen-agers. But according to organizations like the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the American Dental Association (ADA), sealants can also be effective deterrents to tooth decay for adults.

NCOHF recognises its sponsors, supporters

March 4, 2009

The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) celebrated its third anniversary and recognized its many supporters, sponsors and partnerships at a special reception at the Chicago Hyatt Regency held during the recent Chicago Midwinter Meeting. The reception was an opportunity for the group to highlight recent accomplishments and present its new programs and vision for the future.

OralCDx test tissues for oral cancer

March 4, 2009

Mark Rutenberg wants you to look for this four-letter word: TEST. Rutenberg is the chairman/CEO of OralCDx, a company that provides the BrushTest, which can determine whether a patient has pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. He says his 'test' is different from others on the market because it’s the only minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that actually tests the tissue.

Chicago Midwinter Meeting offers new products and technology

March 3, 2009

The theme at the 2009 Chicago Midwinter Meeting was The World of Dental Networking, and nowhere did more networking take place than in the event’s massive exhibit hall. “The latest innovations in equipment and materials can be found in one location: The Midwinter Meeting Exhibit Hall,” said David P. Kumamoto, Chicago Dental Society’s 2009 president, in his welcome address.

Research shows implants require more follow-up than root canals

March 3, 2009

A new study addresses the growing controversy among dental health professionals regarding the best course of treatment when evaluating between a root canal or dental implant procedure. Researchers evaluated the success and failure rates of teeth treated endodontically or extracted and replaced with a dental implant.

STA System offers an alternative to the mandibular block

March 3, 2009

With its Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) System, Milestone Scientific is changing the way local anesthesia is being delivered today. Dr Mark Hochman, a periodontist and orthodontist who also teaches at the New York University School of Dental Surgery, shares in the responsibility for inventing much of the technology currently available from Milestone Scientific. As Dr Hochman told Dental Tribune during an interview at the recent Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, the STA System allows a dentist to perform all of the traditional injections that can be performed with a hand-held syringe, but in a superior manner.

Table clinics at Midwinter Meeting in Chicago inform and educate

March 3, 2009

They are not led by the most well-known speakers on the dental education circuit, but table clinics — those concise, 15- to 20-minute presentations about materials, procedures, and techniques — offer some of the most interesting topics you’ll find anywhere. At the Chicago Dental Society’s 144th Midwinter Meeting, held recently, a number of table clinics were offered. 

Novalar launches dental anaesthesia reversal agent

March 1, 2009 | Business

LEIPZIG, Germany: The US pharmaceutical company Novalar has launched their latest premier dental product OraVerse at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting held in Chicago in February. The product is the first local anaesthesia reversal agent that accelerates the return to normal sensation and function for patients who wish to avoid the lingering soft tissue anaesthesia following routine dental procedures in which a local anaesthetic containing a vasoconstrictor was used.

ADA supports ‘meth mouth’ legislation

February 23, 2009

Dr John S. Findley, president of the American Dental Association (ADA), applauded American legislators for recently introducing a federal bill aimed at understanding and treating ‘meth mouth’—a condition where teeth can become blackened, stained, rotting and crumbling from methamphetamine (meth) use.

AAE board supports political advocacy

February 18, 2009

Uniting on behalf of the endodontic specialty, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) recently joined the American Dental Political Action Committee as members of its Capital Club. The initiative, currently the only one of its kind among dental specialties, demonstrates through monetary contributions the AAE’s conscious commitment to political outreach.

With its STA System, Milestone Scientific bucks trend

February 9, 2009

The current economic climate has presented challenges for many, yet one company, Milestone Scientific, seems to be bucking the trend. In 2008 most dental equipment manufacturers reported declines in sales ranging from 10 to 30 percent, with some large equipment manufactures reporting even greater losses. It might lead one to wonder why sales of Milestone’s STA System were up over 200 per cent, exceeding all of the company sales forecasts. Dental Tribune recently interviewed Scott Mahnken, Milestone Scientific’s director of marketing, about the company’s success, its innovative product and the various advantages that computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery offer the dentist.

Long Island GPs learn about implants

February 6, 2009

The future of implant dentistry is bright. That was the message delivered at the Long Island Dental Implant Symposium, held recently at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, NY, USA. The event featured presentations by three well-known speakers and was sponsored by Astra Tech and Town & Country Dental Studios. More than 50 dentists attended, according to organizers of the event.

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