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Military working dog undergoes root canal treatment

July 26, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The military is serious business. So is saving one’s natural teeth — even for four-legged service members, which is why Dr. Melissa Ruff, a captain in the U.S. Navy, 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center Camp Pendleton and an endodontist, recently performed a root canal treatment on a military working dog.

Orascoptic launches its latest innovation: TruColor technology

July 23, 2019 | Business | News

Orascoptic is proud to announce a breakthrough in loupe illumination. TruColor is Orascoptic’s pioneering technology to achieve high-color rendering index (CRI) illumination. With this development, 90 CRI illumination is available for the first time in a loupe-mounted LED headlight, rendering colors much closer to natural sunlight and unlocking a markedly higher level of color accuracy.

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Meeting review: AGD2019 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut

July 23, 2019 | Events | News

The Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Conn., was the host site of the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2019 Scientific Session, held July 18-20. The Mohegan Sun has nightclubs, spas, 50 bars and restaurants, 40 shops and a golf club. Nearby are Ocean Beach Park, the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium and other attractions.

Oral Health Foundation announces clear guidelines for denture adhesive use

July 18, 2019 | News

RUGBY, UK: The Oral Health Foundation, a UK charity that aims at improving well-being by reducing the harm caused by oral disease, has announced clear, simple and scientifically backed guidelines on using denture adhesive. In this way, the foundation is providing uniform advice that dental professionals can give to completely edentulous patients who use denture adhesive. The guidelines were developed by a global task force and are part of a research project sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

Finding a Native American dentist is rare; University at Buffalo program aims to change that

July 16, 2019 | News

BUFFALO, N.Y, USA: Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the United States this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association. The Native American Pre-Dental Student Gateway Program, an initiative between the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and Seneca Nation Health System, aims to reduce the disparity by introducing Native American students to careers in dentistry.

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Hinman meeting announces 2020 dates and female fighter pilot as keynote speaker

July 11, 2019 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — described by organizers as the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — has announced its 2020 dates. The 108th annual meeting will take place March 19-21, at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. Air Force Colonel (Ret.) Nicole Malachowski, one of the first women to fly modern fighters in combat, will be the featured keynote speaker on Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m.

ITOP developer Jiří Sedelmayer dies at 73

July 11, 2019 | News

Today, Swiss oral health company CURADEN is commemorating collaborator and friend Dr Jiří Sedelmayer, who passed away last week aged 73, having lived a life richly filled with research, teaching and family. A champion of prophylaxis, Sedelmayer founded the individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) programme, teaching students and dental professionals correct oral care for disease prevention. His influence in dentistry cannot be overstated: together with his beloved wife, Lucie, Sedelmayer contributed to a world where dentists are teachers and patients stay healthy.

Clinical evidence reveals unique biological response to Trabecular Metal dental implant

July 9, 2019 | News

Zimmer Biomet has released a clinical compendium demonstrating evidence of the BioBoost Effect, a novel reproducible biological effect following placement of Trabecular Metal dental implants that evidences the acceleration of bone growth, vascularization and wound healing.

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Meeting review: 2019 Florida Dental Convention

July 2, 2019 | News

ORLANDO, Fla., USA: The 2019 Florida Dental Convention (FDC), the official meeting of the Florida Dental Association, was held June 27 to 29 (Thursday through Saturday) at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. With hours upon hours of C.E. credits to be earned during the educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and aisle after aisle of exhibitors’ booths to explore in the exhibit hall, there was a lot to pack in during the event — and that’s not even considering the nighttime events and the networking with friends and colleagues.

Project Accessible Oral Health honors champions in the disability community

July 1, 2019 | News

ALBERTSON, N.Y., USA: Project Accessible Oral Health at The Viscardi Center, a global public-private partnership that aims to improve access to oral healthcare and improve the overall health of the disability community, recently held its annual summit and “First Steps” awards ceremony as it continues to advance the conversation around fostering culturally competent oral healthcare for people with disabilities.

Forward Science and Hygiene Mastery partner to strengthen industry support

June 27, 2019 | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science and Hygiene Mastery have recently partnered in efforts to provide enhanced support and education for the dental industry. Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company focused on oral healthcare solutions.

Solmetex donates amalgam separation equipment to charitable mobile clinics

June 26, 2019 | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, recently announced its continued support via a product donation for America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) in equipping Mission of Mercy and other mobile charitable dental clinics.

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Annual ADHA meeting cruising into Louisville

June 21, 2019 | News

The 96th Annual American Dental Hygienists’ Association Conference is being held from June 21 to 23 in Louisville, Ky. According to meeting organizers: “The largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event for dental hygienists in the U.S., (the annual conference) is the only conference entirely focused on dental hygienists, by dental hygienists.”

Dental hygiene education project for Scouts expands

June 18, 2019 | News

High interest among Scout troops across the U.S. has led to quick expansion of the Health Education and Resource Outreach (HERO) Program of America’s ToothFairy, through which Scouts can earn an Oral Health Action HERO patch.

Henry Schein hosts DSOs at education forum in Las Vegas

June 17, 2019 | News

Henry Schein Inc. hosted more than 200 dental service organizations (DSOs) at the third annual DSO Education Forum, which took place recently in Las Vegas. The two-day event, held at The Aria Resort & Casino, brought together more than 700 attendees from the U.S., Canada and Europe, a tenfold increase since the forum’s inaugural year in 2017.

DentalOne Partners joins forces with Forward Science to detect oral cancer

June 13, 2019 | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: DentalOne Partners recently joined forces with Forward Science, the manufacturer of OralID. Forward Science’s flagship product, OralID, is an oral cancer screening device that aids in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as cancer and pre-cancer.

Bergman shares life lessons with Meharry graduating class

June 10, 2019 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein Inc., shared lessons learned from his childhood in South Africa to his position today as a global health care industry leader with the 2019 Meharry Medical College graduating class at the college’s 144th Commencement Exercises.

Solmetex names Bill Gerety vice president of marketing & customer experience

May 30, 2019 | Business | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, has announced that Bill Gerety was recently named vice president of marketing & customer experience, a new position at Solmetex, reporting directly to President Kevin Danahy.

Meeting review: 2019 AAPD Annual Session in Chicago

May 29, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., UA: The 2019 AAPD Annual Session was held May 21 to 24, bringing smiles to the thousands of attendees who gathered to partake in a wide selection of educational offerings, to learn about the latest products and technology and to enjoy fun and camaraderie.

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Treat pulpotomies with TheraCal PT

May 28, 2019 | Education | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: BISCO has introduced TheraCal PT — a biocompatible, dual-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate designed for pulpotomy treatment. It’s the latest product in BISCO’s “Thera” family of products that also includes TheraCem self-adhesive resin cement and TheraCal LC pulp capping liner. All three products feature resin-modified calcium silicate technology with calcium releasing abilities.

Hinman announces 2019 #MyHinman scholarship winners

May 17, 2019 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, described by organizers as the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry, has announced the winners of its 2019 #MyHinman Campaign, awarding scholarships to students at three southeastern schools.

Henry Schein Dental launches new membership value club, Thrive by Henry Schein

May 16, 2019 | Business | News

Henry Schein Inc. has announced the availability of Thrive by Henry Schein, a membership value club for dental professionals that combines, for the first time ever, the company’s expansive portfolio of business, clinical, technology, supply chain solutions, and an enhanced service experience at exclusive membership pricing.

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Meeting Review: 2019 AAO Annual Session in Los Angeles

May 7, 2019 | News

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: The American Association of Orthodontists held its 2019 Annual Session May 3 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At the meeting, renowned lecturers addressed traditional topics such as Class II and Class III treatment, biomechanics, anchorage/TADs and esthetics. In the exhibit hall, companies offered the latest products and technology.

American Association of Endodontists welcomes Keith V. Krell as its new president

May 3, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Association of Endodontists elected Keith V. Krell, DDS, MS, MA, as its new president during its annual meeting, held recently in Montréal. Krell is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE), as well as a past director and past president and of the ABE. He is a former president of the Foundation for Endodontics, and he is presently a foundation trustee.

AAO Annual Session offers a top-notch learning experience

May 2, 2019 | News

LOS ANGELES, Calif, USA: If there’s one thing you can be sure of when you attend an AAO Annual Session, it’s that the quality of the learning experience will be top-notch, and this year is no exception. On hand at the meeting, being held May 3 to 7 (Friday to Tuesday), are renowned lecturers addressing traditional topics such as Class II and Class III treatment, biomechanics, anchorage/TADs and esthetics.

Forward Science promotes from within for continued growth

April 25, 2019 | Business | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company that has experienced steady growth since its founding in 2012. From two founders, Robert J. Whitman and Brian Pikkula, to now almost 50 full-time employees, Forward Science has expanded its need for executives and managers to support the company.

Dr. Prashanth Haribabu is honored at New Delhi Oral Health Conference

April 24, 2019 | Education | News

ST. LOUIS, Mo., USA: A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) announced that Prashanth K. Haribabu, DDS, BDS, MDS, MSD, director of oral and maxillofacial surgery and assistant professor, located at the St. Louis Dental Center, was the keynote speaker at the recent 5th Global American Academy of Implant Dentistry Conference in New Delhi.

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AACD agenda features top speakers

April 23, 2019 | Events | News

SAN DIEGO, Calif., USA: The professional education committee for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific session has scheduled two headlining educators for the academy’s 2019 meeting: Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT, and Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD.

Meeting review: AAE19 in Montreal

April 17, 2019 | Events | News

Montreal, Quebec, CANADA: Endodontic specialists from all over the world gathered at Palais des Congrès in Montreal April 10 to 13 for AAE19, annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. The meeting offered a wide selection of educational offerings, an exhibit hall filled with the latest products and technology and plenty of networking opportunities and social events.

Stress—Friend or enemy?

April 17, 2019 | Education | Interviews | News

“Stress” is a term that is often misused and applied inappropriately. In today’s world, being stressed is often associated with a busy, active work life. In reality, what we call “stress” is actually a complex phenomenon that weakens our organism and whose main purpose is to maintain internal balance. Stress is blamed for many illnesses and, more than just a risk factor, it is a real affliction.

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