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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.

Interview: “Parents tell us that their children are now brushing correctly and independently”

April 16, 2019 | Advertorial | Education | Interviews | News

Most children do not particularly love toothbrushing, and many parents will agree that getting their children to brush can be quite a hassle. As a solution, South-Korean Samsung spin-off Kitten Planet has launched Brush Monster, a fun and interactive mobile app game that teaches children healthy brushing habits and enables parents to analyse the brushing data afterwards. Via augmented reality and an innovative smart brush, the app walks kids through the brushing process from start to finish in real time, while turning good oral hygiene into an engaging game. Prevention spoke to Dr Jongho Choi, Brush Monster cofounder and CEO of Kitten Planet.

AAE’s annual meeting offers many ways to learn

April 11, 2019 | Events | News

MONTREAL, Quebec, CANADA: With everything from lectures to hands-on workshops and everything in between being offered at AAE19, one thing is certain: the annual session of the American Association of Endodontists offers plenty of educational opportunities.

Interview: “Bruxism requires dentists to look beyond the mouth”

April 11, 2019 | Interviews | News

The Greeks had a word for what we now refer to as bruxism: brychein—the grinding or gnashing of teeth. With references to this “gnashing of teeth” in both Dante’s “Inferno” and the Bible, the condition may be as old as mankind. Its causes, mechanisms and treatment, however, are still largely unknown, and misinformation continues to confuse both patients and dental professionals. In order to shed light on the topic, prevention spoke with Belgian dentist Dr François Mathonet. A bruxer himself, Mathonet specialised in temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain and, as such, is the perfect person to offer in-depth information on the condition and a holistic approach to the problem.

Interview: Athletes are very receptive to improving their oral health for better performance

April 11, 2019 | Interviews | News

Studies have consistently reported poor oral health in elite athletes, the detrimental effects of which not only impact their general health, but also their athletic performance. Balancing both dental medicine and sport, Zak Lee-Green is the perfect person to shed light on the topic. In addition to his career as a dentist, he is part of the Great Britain Rowing Team and has won two British Indoor Rowing Championships in a row, as well as a silver medal at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Interview: In many European countries, dental hygiene is still not recognised as a profession

April 5, 2019 | Interviews

Trained at Eastern Washington University in the US in its pioneering dental hygiene programme, Dr Tracey Lennemann has been living in Europe since 1988, working as a dental hygienist, lecturer, trainer, coach, author and motivational speaker. In this interview, Dental Tribune International asks Dr Lennemann about differences between American and European dental hygiene and how to offer patients the best available home care.

DMG applauds Arizona clinic serving uninsured, low-income children

April 2, 2019 | News

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., USA: DMG, a manufacturer of dental restorative materials and preventive products, supports the efforts of the CARE Center Children’s Medical and Dental Clinic in Chandler, Ariz.

Sonendo offers education, special events at AAE19

April 1, 2019 | News

Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave System, will offer a number of educational opportunities and will sponsor several special events at AAE19, to be held April 10 to 13 (Wednesday to Saturday) at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

Henry Schein earns top marks on corporate index of workplace equality

March 29, 2019 | Business | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

Meeting review: 2019 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

March 26, 2019 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The 2019 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting was held March 21 to 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center. This year, the theme of the annual meeting was “The Beat Goes On: Dentistry & Your Systemic Health.”

Dr. Robert J. Genco, an expert in oral biology, passes away

March 18, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD, a pioneer in periodontal research and a leader in the broad recognition of the perio-systemic link, died on March 6, 2019, at the age of 80.

‘BioBoost Effect’ of implant improves outcomes, company says

March 15, 2019 | News

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., USA: Four clinicians presented new data that reinforces the value of Zimmer Biomet’s Trabecular Metal Dental Implants to improve outcomes in rapid recovery and risk management cases.

Hinman to offer a course focusing on the opioid epidemic

March 14, 2019 | Events | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: Dr. Mitch Gardiner will be among the expert presenters offering a course focusing on the opioid epidemic at this year’s Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, an event that is described by organizers as the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry.

quip introduces a ‘grown-up brush’ that is ‘designed for kids’

March 6, 2019 | News

According to quip — a company that has sold over 1 million of its award-winning, American Dental Association-accepted electric toothbrushes through its direct-to-consumer website since its launch in late 2015 — kids find pride in using products that look and feel like those the adults in their life use.

DMG’s Young Key Opinion Leader Program celebrates first anniversary

March 5, 2019

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., USA: DMG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of restorative materials and preventive products, announced that its Young Key Opinion Leader Program is celebrating its first anniversary and making significant progress toward its mission of helping to develop dentistry’s next generation of influencers.

November event to provide latest updates in clinical techniques and business strategies

March 4, 2019 | Events | News

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., USA: Glidewell Dental has announced its third annual Glidewell Dental Symposium. Scheduled for Nov. 8-9, 2019, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Fla., the event will provide practical clinical and business education, with a first day of fast-paced presentations, and a second day of in-depth lectures and hands-on programs crafted specifically to help doctors overcome the challenges of everyday dentistry.

Meeting review: 2019 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago

February 26, 2019 | Events

CHICAGO, U.S,: The Chicago Dental Society held its 2019 Midwinter Meeting from Feb. 21 to 23 at McCormick Place West. The event featured more than 600 exhibiting companies and numerous C.E. opportunities. The theme of the meeting was “A Midwinter Mardi Gras.”

Dentistry gets its own 3-D printer

February 25, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Planmeca used the 2019 Midwinter Meeting to launch its Creo C5 3-D printer, offering demonstrations of the technology in its booth. The 3-D printer is custom-engineered for dental professionals to enable delivery of same-day appliances, including surgical guides and dental models.

Benco Family Foundation celebrates 1 millionth toothbrush donation, introduces new vendor partners

February 23, 2019 | Business | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: At a press conference at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting, the Benco Family Foundation announced its donation of PRO-SYS toothbrushes to every Chicago Public School elementary student in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month as well as its contribution of an additional 40,000 toothbrushes to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry community service programs.

America’s ToothFairy holds its annual Celebration of Smiles event

February 22, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, volunteer treatment provided by individual care providers and organizational support from America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, countless numbers of children from low-income homes now have healthy smiles.

Step into the Henry Schein One theater

February 21, 2019 | Business | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Do you enjoy going to go to the movies? Most people do. And with the annual Academy Awards ceremony taking place less than two days from now, there’s perhaps no better time for Henry Schein One to unveil its blockbuster, which features “Agent Bonding” in a slick feature about his “license to drill.” It’s not to be missed.

Brazil aims for the big leagues

February 19, 2019 | News

Brazil has long been a dental market powerhouse. The large number of research articles published annually and the great production of its dental industry have positioned this South American economic colossus at the forefront, in a country where it is estimated that there are 290,000 dentists to serve a population of 207 million inhabitants , which is equivalent to 4.29 dentists per 3,000 inhabitants, more than double the amount in the United States.

Incisal Edge seeking ‘40 Under 40’ best young dentists

February 19, 2019 | News

Incisal Edge, a nationally distributed lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, will honor America’s finest young practitioners for the ninth consecutive year. Nominating is open through Feb. 25 at, where last year’s honorees also are featured.

Midwinter Meeting in Chicago offers more than 200 courses, plus lots of fun

February 18, 2019 | Events | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The 154th annual Midwinter Meeting, presented by the Chicago Dental Society, will be held from Feb. 21 to 23 in Chicago’s McCormick Place West Building. The theme of the event this year is “A Midwinter Mardi Gras: Celebrating Innovation, Camaraderie and Diversity.”

‘A Midwinter Mardi Gras’ in Chicago celebrates innovation, camaraderie and diversity

February 18, 2019 | Events | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Attendees in the walkways near general registration at this year’s Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be able to walk away sporting more than a badge on a lanyard: Souvenir Mardi Gras beads also will be distributed.

Meeting Review: 2019 Yankee Dental Congress

February 6, 2019 | Events | News

BOSTON, Mass., USA: The 2019 edition of the Yankee Dental Congress was held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Hundreds of courses were offered, and the meeting also featured a number of special events for attendees. In the exhibit hall, companies showcased the latest in products and technology. The theme of the meeting was “Inspiring Innovation.”

Oral Health America (OHA) ceases operations, cancels annual gala

February 5, 2019 | Events | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Oral Health America (OHA), an organization that for many decades has helped improve access to oral care, helped improve oral health literacy and advocated for public policy that helps vulnerable Americans, has ceased operations and canceled its annual gala.

Yankee Dental Congress is the place to learn

February 1, 2019 | Events | News

BOSTON, Mass., USA: With its abundance of colleges and universities, there is perhaps no greater city than Boston for expanding one’s knowledge. And with hundreds of continuing education opportunities for dental professionals, the Yankee Dental Congress is carrying on this learned city’s reputation as a center of higher education.

Could a tooth infection be the source of chronic sinus problems?

January 31, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to Dr. Michael J. Lewis, a root canal specialist, chronic sinus infections are sometimes caused by an underlying tooth infection. “In short, sometimes the roots of one’s teeth become infected, and that infection can spread to their sinuses,” Lewis said.

Henry Schein to showcase wide array of solutions and courses at Yankee meeting in Boston

January 30, 2019 | Events | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. will offer an extensive lineup of solutions and educational offerings at the 2019 Yankee Dental Congress, being held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Visitors to the meeting will have the opportunity to learn how Henry Schein can help oral health professionals operate successfully and deliver quality patient care through its expansive portfolio of solutions and educational offerings.

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