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AAOMS seeks insurance coverage for congenital craniofacial anomalies

April 14, 2021 | News

All private group and individual health insurance plans would be required to cover medically necessary services resulting from birth defects under bipartisan federal legislation introduced in March in both the House and Senate.

Inside the blueprints of a premier performing endodontic office

April 13, 2021 | Business | News

CLOVIS, Calif., USA: To help perfect running the engine of an endo business and form the foundation for a successful practice — from patient experience to employee satisfaction to the bottom line — FlowPatterns has announced the launch of Endodontic SuperSystems (ESS).

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Study finds new evidence that periodontal disease is linked to Alzheimer’s disease

April 12, 2021 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their periodontal tissue are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta— a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease—in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research from NYU College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, this imbalance in oral bacteria was not associated with another Alzheimer’s biomarker called tau.

Capitalizing on digitization with the right strategy

April 9, 2021 | Advertorial

Digitization can bring dental technicians and dentists closer together. How new opportunities arising from this interdisciplinary approach can be used best is the topic of Amann Girrbach’s AG.Live CON virtual congress, which will be held from April 20–24.

Two levels of digital security provide a backup plan with a backup plan

April 8, 2021 | Business | News

PITTSTON, Pa., USA: For dental teams, patient care takes top priority each day, without question. Regular updates of antivirus, imaging and practice management software likely do not receive that same level of attention. This puts practitioners — and their patients — in a vulnerable position, susceptible to attacks on their invaluable data at every moment.

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Have your say in DTI’s global reader survey

April 8, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Since 2003, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has provided essential information for the dental community through its global print publications and has delivered the newest dental content to its readers online. To continue evolving this service to you, we are asking for just a few moments of your time to let us know your thoughts.

Foundation for Endodontics and U.S. Endo Partners launch program to support access to care

April 6, 2021 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, and U.S. Endo Partners are launching the Foundation for Endodontics’ & U.S. Endo Partners’ Domestic Access to Care Program.

Dentists for Special Needs recognizes World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2021 | News

PHOENIX, Ariz., USA: The Pacific Dental Services Foundation Dentists for Special Needs office recognizes World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) and National Autism Awareness Month. The office provides high quality oral health care for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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ADSO 2021 virtual event: Where dentistry is going

March 24, 2021 | News

It’s always important to look to the future to see what is coming as well as to understand how you can be a part of ensuring that you’re helping to make it a good one, and with the ADSO’s “Boldly Evolving Dentistry: A Members-Only Virtual Event,” one opportunity to do just that is right here.

ADSO applauds HHS for authorizing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines

March 23, 2021 | News

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to expand the group of qualified professionals able to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to include dentists.

Andrew Smith is named executive director of Association of Dental Support Organizations

March 22, 2021 | News

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) announced that its board of directors has selected Andrew Smith as the next executive director of the organization.

Align Technology announces winner of Invisalign Ortho Summit Case Shoot-Out

March 19, 2021 | News

TEMPE, Ariz., USA: Align Technology has announced the winner of the 2020 Invisalign Ortho Summit Case Shoot-out, one of the company’s live case presentations during the virtual Summit.

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Dr. John J. Stropko, inventor of Stropko Irrigator, retires

March 17, 2021 | News

RACINE, Wis., USA: After six decades in dentistry, John J. Stropko, DDS, a microendodontist and inventor, has retired. He has handed the manufacturing and sale of the Stropko Irrigator to Vista Apex.

NYU Oral Cancer Center to study interplay between oral cancer and nerves

March 16, 2021 | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: NYU Oral Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Shaping the future of endodontics

March 16, 2021 | Advertorial

MELVILLE, N.Y., U.S.: This is truly the golden age of endodontics. Advancements in technology, metallurgy and manufacturing techniques have enabled the creation of revolutionary instruments that allow endodontists to have improved control and more precision than ever before when performing root canal therapy.

Dr. Tara L. Aghaloo elected to lead AO Board

March 15, 2021 | News

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., USA: Tara L. Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from UCLA School of Dentistry, was elected president at the Academy of Osseointegration’s Annual Business Meeting, held during “Game Changers,” its 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

HHS authorizes dentists and dental students to give COVID-19 vaccines

March 12, 2021 | News

WASHINGTON, U.S.: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to authorize additional providers, including dentists and dental students, to vaccinate patients for COVID-19 nationwide, according to a March 11 announcement in the Federal Register.

Hinman Dental Meeting 2021: Dual exhibit hall experience

March 12, 2021 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is offering two unique Exhibit Hall experiences this year. Dental professionals are invited to visit Hinman’s Exhibit Hall in person or virtually, on Friday, March 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).

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