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AGD Foundation awards grants to help increase access to care

September 5, 2012

CHCAGO, Ill., USA: With the generous support of its 2012 donors, the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation — the philanthropic partner of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) — recently awarded a total of $40,000 in grants through its AGD Foundation Grant Program to nine charitable organizations for their work with local access to care programs.

Academy of Nutrition and dietetics touts the health benefits of fluoride

September 5, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Fluoride provides health benefits throughout a person’s life, especially for bones and teeth, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). In an updated position paper, “The Impact of Fluoride,” the academy supports fluoride as an “important public health measure” that promotes overall health.

CDC: Half of American adults have periodontal disease

September 5, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill, USA: One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010 estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease.

Leaders unite for children’s oral health

September 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: Leaders concerned with children’s health and welfare met here recently for the North American NCOHF Oral Health Zone Program Summit, to address the growing need for children’s oral health education and services. The summit focused on new technologies, educational resources and strategies for breaking the cycle of pediatric dental disease in communities throughout North America.

CDA Cares delivers oral health services to 2,026 people

August 30, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: The California Dental Association Foundation’s free dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided more than $1.3 million in charitable dental services during a two-day event held Aug. 24-25 in Sacramento. The California Dental Association Foundation and the California Dental Association hosted the clinic to provide oral health services and education to Californians who experience barriers to care.

Interview: A new dental meeting is born

August 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: Organizers of the first dental congress in this large California city, called the Los Angeles Dental Meeting, said the event will take place Sept. 7-8 at Universal City Hollywood, site of the famous Universal Studios and its popular amusement park.

High-risk patients benefit from new techniques for computer-guided implant dentistry

August 29, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The added precision of computer guidance to oral implant surgery provides another leap forward in restorative dentistry, according to the Journal of Oral Implantology. Innovative modifications of software and instrumentation are further advancing dental implant success in patients lacking adequate bone. New techniques reduce surgery time and expedite postoperative healing.

Zimmer Institute offers advanced surgical cadaver course

August 29, 2012

The Zimmer Institute is offering a hands-on advanced surgical cadaver course, designed for clinicians who are actively placing implants and would like to expand and/or refine their surgical knowledge, skills and techniques. This course provides clinicians with a unique opportunity to practice complicated implant procedures, including regenerative techniques and immediate implant loading, and then immediately refine these techniques using human cadavers.

Academy recognizes 8 more dental sleep medicine facilities with accreditation

August 28, 2012

DARIEN, Ill., USA: Eight more dental sleep medicine facilities can add a powerful credential to their resumes. The following practices recently received facility accreditation from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), joining an elite group around the nation recognized for proficiency, professionalism and procedural excellence regarding the treatment of patients with sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing:

Study club is honored for elevating educational standards in the New York City area

August 27, 2012

QUEENS, N.Y., USA: The Office of Queens Council Member Daniel J. Halloran submitted awards to Dr. Alexander Ross Kerr of New York University and Dr. Robert Trager, to acknowledge their work in raising educational standards and awareness on Oral Cancer at a recent meeting of the Fialkoff Dental Study Club.

BING Innovations brings manufacturing and assembly back to United States

August 23, 2012

BING Innovations, manufacturer of the DentalVibe® Injection Comfort System, has announced the return of its manufacturing and product assembly to the United States. According to the company, a new partnership with Contract Manufacturing Systems (CMSI), located in Weston, Fla., and Florida Custom Mold in Odessa, Fla., will allow DentalVibe to ensure maximum production and distribution on a domestic basis for the first time.

ADA New Dentist Conference honors achievements in dentistry

August 23, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The ADA New Dentist Committee honored dentists for their achievements at the American Dental Association (ADA) 26th New Dentist Conference, held in Washington, D.C., this summer. The ADA New Dentist Committee honors dentists and state new dentist committees for excellence in programming and overall achievement in supporting dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago.

Nobel Biocare’s implant manufacturing facility featured on ‘How It’s Made’

August 22, 2012

On July 12, The Science Channel aired a segment on how Nobel Biocare dental implants are manufactured. The top-rated show “How It’s Made” has also featured Nobel Biocare manufacturing before in 2010, when they visited the NobelProcera manufacturing facility in Mahwah, N.J., to find out how a dental crown is made.

Grant recipients will help 100,000 children

August 22, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy (NCOHF) awarded grants to several pediatric programs delivering comprehensive educational, preventive and treatment services for at-risk children. Each recipient is a member of the NCOHF Affiliate network and received an America’s ToothFairy Grant in the amount of $10,000.

Sirona unveils new intraoral camera and sensor at anniversary event

August 21, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA: At its 27-and-a-half-year anniversary celebration in Las Vegas last week, international dental equipment manufacturer Sirona launched a new intraoral camera and digital sensor. Both the Omnicam and Schick 33 sensor are intended to enhance the capturing and processing of images taken in the intraoral space.

Study finds 20 to 30 percent of dental bib clips harbor bacteria

August 21, 2012

OXNARD, Calif., USA: Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, in collaboration with researchers at the Forsyth Institute, have published a study that found 20 to 30 percent of dental bib clips still harbor bacterial contaminants even after proper disinfection procedures. Rubber-faced metal bib clips were found to retain more bacteria than bib clips made only of metal before disinfection.

More than 4,000 gather for celebration of CEREC

August 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA: A record number of dental professionals gathered at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino recently for Sirona’s CEREC 27 and a half year Anniversary Celebration, where they witnessed the launch of two major products: the new CEREC Omnicam 3D intraoral camera and Schick 33 intraoral sensor.

Dental Spouse Business Network (DSBN) added to AADOM’S 2012 conference events

August 17, 2012

RED BANK, N.J., USA: The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Dental Spouse Business Network (DSBN). The DSBN was created by AADOM to address the specific needs and challenges of office managers whose spouses are the dentist in the practice. This popular event has filled a need for this niche group of dental office managers. It is approved for 1 C.E. credit toward the AADOM Fellowship Program.

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