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Hidden danger: Why we need a global initiative for clean dental implants Nov 20, 2017 | News Europe

Hidden danger: Why we need a global initiative for clean dental implants

Residues on sterile-packaged implants, particularly organic particles from the production or packaging process, are highly suspected of being responsible for incomplete osseointegration of dental implants or even a loss of bone in the early healing period. Studies in recent years have shown that neither the CE marking nor US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance provide a reliable indication of the cleanliness of dental implants.

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Scientists discover that dental radiographs can reveal vitamin D deficiency Nov 20, 2017 | News International

Scientists discover that dental radiographs can reveal vitamin D deficiency

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada: Human teeth hold vital information about vitamin D deficiency, and Canadian anthropologists have now found that this serious ...

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Large prevention gap: Study details poor oral health status of refugees  Nov 17, 2017 | News Europe

Large prevention gap: Study details poor oral health status of refugees

GREIFSWALD, Germany: Since 2015, a large number of refugees have made their way to Europe. Coming from countries in which public dental care is often not ...

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Interview: “The pattern of decay is slowly changing” Nov 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The pattern of decay is slowly changing”

In Australia, dental caries is the highest cause of preventable hospitalisations of children. In search of a potent anti-caries approach, Dental Health ...

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Expert to discuss adhesive post-endodontic treatment in free webinar Nov 16, 2017 | News Americas

Expert to discuss adhesive post-endodontic treatment in free webinar

NEW YORK, U.S.: In a free webinar to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, an endodontic expert will explain in detail an alternative method in post-endodontic treatment. With the two reasons for treatment being either the retention of the final tooth restoration or the secure sealing of the root canal to prevent contamination of the root canal system, the alternative technique involves using nothing more than resin composite, with or without a fiber-reinforced post.

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Interview: "This new protocol is almost universal" Nov 16, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "This new protocol is almost universal"

With Trefoil, Nobel Biocare recently introduced a new implant solution or protocol for achieving a fixed, definitive fixed full-arch restoration of the mandible in one day. Combining a pre-manufactured titanium bar, three implants and a simplified restorative workflow without provisionals, it reduces the time to teeth and chair time compared with conventional fixed treatment with implants, according to the company. At its recently held London symposium, Dental Tribune spoke with oral and maxillofacial ...

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Western Australia to change restrictive CBCT ownership regulations for dentists Nov 16, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Western Australia to change restrictive CBCT ownership regulations for dentists

PERTH, Australia: CBCT imaging is changing the way dental practitioners can visualise the oral and maxillofacial complex, as well as teeth and the surrounding tissue. Despite being regarded as beneficial for practitioners and patients alike, owing to a restrictive licensing policy, the technology is only available to a minority of dental practitioners in Western Australia. However, this regulatory framework is set to change, according to the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA).

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From organic electronics to social robots: Digital pioneers illustrate the future Nov 16, 2017 | News Europe

From organic electronics to social robots: Digital pioneers illustrate the future

LINKÖPING, Sweden: The digital future—or what it could possibly look like—came alive in the present at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Jubilee Symposium at Linköping University (LiU). Held earlier this autumn as one of six symposia to celebrate the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s 100th anniversary in 2017, the event featured pioneering research and prototypes in the field of digital technology that are poised to shape and change people’s lives in the near future.

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Cariogenic bacteria produce substance that aids calcium tolerance Nov 15, 2017 | News Europe

Cariogenic bacteria produce substance that aids calcium tolerance

BASEL, Switzerland: In a new study conducted at the University of Basel, researchers have investigated how cariogenic bacteria manage to survive in dental plaque, despite often hostile conditions. The results showed that the more calcium cariogenic bacteria dissolve, the greater the bacteria’s calcium tolerance and survival capability in the biofilm become.

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Virtual reality and orthodontics: A new patient experience Nov 15, 2017 | Clinical Orthodontics

Virtual reality and orthodontics: A new patient experience

Imagine the following scenario: your patient arrives, both relaxed and calm, at your practice. Although the patient is visiting the practice for the first time, he is familiar with it and knows its interior well. Without further introduction, the patient takes a seat in the dental chair, and the orthodontic procedure is performed quickly and comfortably with patient compliance. There are no complications or tension, and the treatment is easily achieved. Imagine such a soothing and comfortable environment ...

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First issue of Dental Tribune Japan distributed at Tokyo Dental Show Nov 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

First issue of Dental Tribune Japan distributed at Tokyo Dental Show

TOKYO, Japan: Almost 20,000 visitors celebrated the latest in dentistry in Tokyo this past weekend. Held at Tokyo Big Sight, the city’s international exhibition centre, the Tokyo Dental Show featured more than 190 local and international manufacturers and dealers. Among the new products introduced to the Japanese market was the first issue of Dental Tribune Japan.

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Human lineage traced to rat-like creature Nov 14, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Human lineage traced to rat-like creature

PORTSMOUTH, UK: According to new research from the University of Portsmouth in England, fossils from the oldest mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset in the UK. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. The animals are reportedly the ancestors of almost all mammals alive today.

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How can the tapered implant design influence bundle bone preservation? Nov 14, 2017 | Clinical Implantology

How can the tapered implant design influence bundle bone preservation?

The objective of the present study was to evaluate bone–implant contact (BIC) in a new implant design after immediate and delayed placement at different levels in relation to crestal bone in American Foxhound dogs.

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EAO 2017 Madrid

EAO 2017 Madrid

The the 26th annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration takes place in the Spanish capital from 5-7 October 2017.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Report: Policymakers given steps to act against dental caries Nov 13, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Report: Policymakers given steps to act against dental caries

LONDON, UK: A new report, published last week by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) and the Policy Institute at King’s College London in the UK, has highlighted the importance of demonstrating to policymakers the economic benefits of tackling the high rate of dental caries and gaining their commitment to the fight against the disease. The authors have further proposed key steps to speed up the process towards a cavity-free world.

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Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers Nov 13, 2017 | News Americas

Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers

OAKLAND, Calif., U.S.: Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study has concluded. The research also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a quit kit of behavior replacement activities.

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Dental filling failure linked to smoking, drinking and genetics Nov 10, 2017 | News Americas

Dental filling failure linked to smoking, drinking and genetics

PITTSBURGH, U.S.: For a long time in dentistry, filling materials have been a topic of intense interest and now new research out of the U.S. and Brazil has added to the discussion. The study found that not only smoking and drinking but also a patient’s genetics can negatively affect the success of a filling, suggesting that personalized dental treatment could lead to improved outcomes.

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Parrotfish tooth research may ring in new era of biomaterial development Nov 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Parrotfish tooth research may ring in new era of biomaterial development

SINGAPORE/BERKELEY, Calif., U.S.: The achievements of science are evolving constantly. However, there are many natural wonders that humanity has not been able to mimic yet. Among these are parrotfish teeth, which are one of the strongest and most abrasion-resistant in the animal world. Investigating their structural make-up, a team of researchers has now determined the underlying properties that make the fish’s teeth strong enough to even bite stony corals.

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Zero apicectomy in endodontic microsurgery Nov 10, 2017 | Clinical Endodontics

Zero apicectomy in endodontic microsurgery

Surgical endodontic treatment is an option for teeth with periapical periodontitis and may be indicated for teeth previously submitted to unsuccessful endodontic treatment and teeth with a strong possibility of failure by the nonsurgical approach. This procedure includes root sectioning and preparation of a cavity in the root canal followed by retrograde obturation.

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Free webinar: Expert to lecture on implant placement in the aesthetic zone Nov 10, 2017 | News Europe

Free webinar: Expert to lecture on implant placement in the aesthetic zone

BERLIN, Germany: Some experts now believe that in order to obtain stable results in the medium and long term, the aesthetic zone should be treated in most procedures that are performed today. In a free webinar on Tuesday, 14 November, this will be the focus, as well as the use of various graft systems in conjunction with implants in cases of immediate loading and high aesthetic demand.

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Interview: A preventative approach to infection control Nov 9, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: A preventative approach to infection control

Periodontist and implant specialist Dr Lisa Heitz-Mayfield is very busy indeed. In addition to maintaining a specialist periodontics practice in West Perth in Australia and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Oral Implants Research journal, Heitz-Mayfield holds several academic positions, including that of adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with her about the importance of preventative strategies and early diagnosis ...

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EuroPerio and Dental Tribune International renew collaboration Nov 9, 2017 | News Europe

EuroPerio and Dental Tribune International renew collaboration

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands/LEIPZIG, Germany: With thousands of dental professionals expected from around the world, EuroPerio9 is set to be one of the largest and most influential dental meetings next year. The event’s organiser and Dental Tribune International (DTI) have now announced that they will again be collaborating for the 2018 edition, which is to be held in Amsterdam in June.

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Antimicrobial gel could improve root canal therapy results Nov 8, 2017 | News Americas

Antimicrobial gel could improve root canal therapy results

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., U.S.: According to the American Association of Endodontists, more than 15 million root canal therapies are performed each year. Considering the high number of treatments, it is quite common for bacteria, viruses or yeasts to contaminate the tooth. Now, a researcher has developed an antimicrobial gel that could address this and thus improve the results of endodontic procedures significantly.

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Texting for advice: New app enables medical consults round the clock Nov 8, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Texting for advice: New app enables medical consults round the clock

SINGAPORE: Tele-medicine and tele-health apps are increasingly emerging. Just last month, the MaNaDr app for mobiles was launched in Singapore. Through the app, which is accessible to patients in Singapore and Australia, users can tele-consult and schedule appointments with over 500 clinics and 600 general medical and dental practitioners and specialists in the two countries.

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Blue light laser-assisted crown lengthening in restorative dentistry Nov 8, 2017 | Clinical Endodontics

Blue light laser-assisted crown lengthening in restorative dentistry

Basic investigations of the laser-tissue interaction of a new type of laser device with a wavelength of 445 nm—the blue light spectrum—promise considerable advantages in comparison with infrared laser systems due to the known optical parameters of oral soft tissue. The procedure for a comprehensive laser- based gingivectomy before restorative treatment using this new type of laser is presented in the following case report. Due to the outstanding haemostasis with the blue light laser, both gingivectomy ...

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Planmeca supports World Oral Health Day Nov 7, 2017 | Business Europe

Planmeca supports World Oral Health Day

GENEVA, Switzerland: Designed to spread a range of positive messages, including good oral hygiene habits and the importance of regular dental check-ups to help protect the mouth and body, World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is the largest oral health campaign globally. To actively promote the initiative for the 2018 campaign and onwards, Planmeca is teaming up with the FDI World Dental Federation.

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Flap design: New perspectives in periapical surgery Nov 7, 2017 | Clinical Endodontics

Flap design: New perspectives in periapical surgery

Designing the flap is a key aspect of periapical surgery: It should ensure adequate exposure of the surgical field and allow the surgeon to work quickly ...

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Straumann moves east in new acquisition Nov 7, 2017 | Business Europe

Straumann moves east in new acquisition

BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group has announced that it has received approval from the Turkish Competition Authority to acquire a 70 per cent stake ...

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