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Endodontic approach in the everyday practice to be discussed in free webinar Dec 15, 2017 | News Americas

Endodontic approach in the everyday practice to be discussed in free webinar

NEW YORK, U.S.: Modern endodontics is a branch of restorative dentistry and according to some professionals, its goal is not only the prevention or elimination of apical periodontitis, but also the long-term preservation of sound dental structures. In a free webinar to be held on Thursday, 21 December, an expert will be focusing on an endodontic approach in the everyday dental practice and demonstrating step-by-step procedures for less invasive treatments.

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Periodontal disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer Dec 11, 2017 | News Americas

Periodontal disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

NEW YORK, U.S.: According to a new study that tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for ten years, it was found that bacteria that cause periodontal ...

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Free webinar to cover hygienic workflow in dental practices Dec 8, 2017 | News Americas

Free webinar to cover hygienic workflow in dental practices

NEW YORK, U.S.: The daily routine to avoid cross-infection in the dental office is never ending. However, the consequences of an outbreak are even worse, ...

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Chat-bot technology could revolutionize dental practice administration Dec 6, 2017 | News Americas

Chat-bot technology could revolutionize dental practice administration

NEW YORK, U.S.: The next step in artificial intelligence advancement within dentistry could be just around the corner. Awrel, a dental software solution ...

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Research team aims to develop periodontal disease-fighting membrane Dec 5, 2017 | News Americas

Research team aims to develop periodontal disease-fighting membrane

LINCOLN, Neb., U.S.: Dr. Ali Tamayol, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), has led a team that used nanoparticle engineering to develop a membrane that can fight an advanced form of periodontal disease. The team has been analyzing and interpreting data that was collected at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Align Technology celebrates 5 millionth Invisalign patient Nov 30, 2017 | News Americas

Align Technology celebrates 5 millionth Invisalign patient

TORONTO, Canada: Align Technology, a worldwide market leader in clear aligner treatment, recently announced that 5 million patients have started its Invisalign treatment. This is a significant milestone for the company and the 127,000 Invisalign-trained dentists, reflecting accelerated adoption of Invisalign treatment.

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Free webinar to focus on achieving predictable esthetic success Nov 27, 2017 | News Americas

Free webinar to focus on achieving predictable esthetic success

NEW YORK, U.S.: In an upcoming free webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 29, Dr. Francisco Marques dos Santos will be describing several clinical techniques that will aid practitioners in achieving predictable esthetic success. With specific learning objectives, the webinar will offer participants the opportunity to enhance their abilities and performance.

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Treating periodontitis may help lower blood pressure Nov 27, 2017 | News Americas

Treating periodontitis may help lower blood pressure

ANAHEIM, Calif., U.S./GUANGZHOU, China: Treatment of periodontitis significantly lowered blood pressure among Chinese patients at risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a preliminary study. The research was presented this month at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

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Sugary beverage consumption in US declining, but high among certain groups Nov 24, 2017 | News Americas

Sugary beverage consumption in US declining, but high among certain groups

BOSTON, U.S.: Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the U.S. Despite this encouraging trend, however, the researchers found that consumption remained high among adolescents and young adults and particularly high among black, Mexican-American and non-Mexican Hispanic populations.

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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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Dangers of contact sport: Hockey player’s incisors stuck in lip Nov 23, 2017 | News Americas

Dangers of contact sport: Hockey player’s incisors stuck in lip

NEW YORK, U.S.: On Nov. 11, hockey player Jimmy Vesey of the New York Rangers sustained a gruesome lip and dental injury during a game at Madison Square Garden. In a collision with Edmonton Oilers player Zack Kassian, the crowns of two of Vesey’s anterior maxillary incisors were ripped off and later found in his bottom lip. Remarkably, he finished the match before seeking dental care.

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Toothaches: Why head and facial pain cause particular suffering Nov 21, 2017 | News Americas

Toothaches: Why head and facial pain cause particular suffering

DURHAM, N.C., U.S.: People consistently rate pain affecting the head, face, eyeballs, ears and teeth as more disruptive and emotionally draining than pain elsewhere in the body. Now, scientists have discovered why this may be so in the case of head and facial pain.

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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 but often hidden condition can be detected on a simple dental radiograph. Identifying individuals who may have experienced vitamin D deficiency has significant potential for further understanding of the factors that may have compromised the health of people in the past.

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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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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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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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Study suggests school food environments strongly influence caries in kids Nov 6, 2017 | News Americas

Study suggests school food environments strongly influence caries in kids

QUEBEC CITY, Canada: The occurrence of dental caries may depend in part on school-based environmental or policy-related factors, but few researchers have explored this subject. Now, a Canadian study has identified types of oral health-promoting school environments and found an association with lower two-year dental caries incidence among Quebecois children attending these schools.

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NYU College of Dentistry awarded $3.6 million for cavity prevention research Nov 3, 2017 | News Americas

NYU College of Dentistry awarded $3.6 million for cavity prevention research

NEW YORK, U.S.: The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a research team at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) funding to study cavity prevention and cost-effectiveness in school-based dental programs in New Hampshire.

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Researchers investigate how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscale Nov 1, 2017 | News Americas

Researchers investigate how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscale

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., U.S.: Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Examining these marks—or microwear—a team of researchers has documented the effects of chewing on the nanosized structures that make up tooth enamel. Their findings have broad implications and could lead to better dental care, but also provide new tools for scientists studying fossil teeth, as well as bioengineers building the materials of the future.

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Intake of caffeine may trigger sugar cravings Oct 26, 2017 | News Americas

Intake of caffeine may trigger sugar cravings

ITHACA, N.Y., U.S.: Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Depressing the effect of the receptors ...

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JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies Oct 18, 2017 | News Americas

JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research ...

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