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January 20, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. Acquires Software Company, Apteryx Inc.

by LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: LMD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Apteryx, Inc. (“Apteryx”). Apteryx is a profitable, software development company with well-established applications

January 19, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Disease Research Begins for Treatment Options

by Wilfred Laurier University

Studies have shown problems with oral health are strong co-indicators of other serious diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2009, the cost associated with the treatment of periodontal disease was shown be second only to cardiovascular disease in

January 18, 2017 News ImplantologyNewsOral Surgery

New Implant Advancement Hopes to Lower Risk of Infection

by KU Leuven, EurekAlert!

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir. This helps prevent and fight infections. Our mouth contains many micro-organisms, including bacterial and fungal

January 18, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Chicago Midwinter Meeting Theme is Here: Welcome to the Jungle

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company, is set to host another epic, untamed party at the House of Blues on Friday evening, Feb. 24, 2017, during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting (CMW). Dentsply Sirona threw an incredible superhero-themed party during the

January 17, 2017 News Continuing EducationDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dalhousie Dental Clinic Changing and Expanding in 2017

by The Chronicle Herald

Dalhousie University’s faculty of dentistry is currently overhauling their entire dental clinic, upgrading everything from patient areas to student labs. More than 10,000 patients go through Dal’s dental clinic each year, making it one of the busiest clinics in Nova

January 17, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral Health

First Dental Lectures Organized to Support World Oral Health Day

by Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA)

The first in a series of annual lectures to support World Oral Health Day will focus on the need to better understand the links between oral and general health.  The lecture is being convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak

January 17, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Henry Schein Aquires Brazilian Dental Distributor, Dental Cremer S.A.

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced it has completed the acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Dental Cremer S.A., a

January 16, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

PULPDENT Celebrates 70 Years of Dental Innovation

by PULPDENT

PULPDENT Corporation enters its eighth decade as the world leader in esthetic bioactive restorative dental materials and the company’s mission of saving teeth and promoting good health date back even further. By the time he was eleven years old, Harold

January 16, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Calgary Dental Health Bus Helping 2,200 Youth, But It’s Not Enough

by Anna Brooks, Calgary Herald

Even for Albertans fortunate enough to have health benefits, high fees often push dental care to the back burner. That’s why programs such as the Alex Dental Health Bus, which provides no-cost dental care for low-income families and youth in need, are

January 16, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Hu-Friedy Aquires Dental Products Company, J. Palmero Sales Company

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the acquisition of J. Palmero Sales Company, a family-run dental products company located in Stratford, Connecticut. Palmero, which was founded in 1931 by Joe Palmero, offers

January 16, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Hygienists Urge Patients to Quit During National Non-Smoking Week

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

Research shows that smoking can damage every part of the body, including the mouth, causing life-threatening cancers and chronic diseases.  During National Non-Smoking Week (January 15‒21), dental hygienists across Canada remind us all of the need to eliminate tobacco use

January 12, 2017 News DentalNewsOral Surgery

QuickSplint Now Available for Sale Through Benco Dental

by QuickSplint

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, will now be available for sale through Benco Dental, the largest privately owned dental distributor in the United States. QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated quickly

January 12, 2017 News Dental CareFluorideNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Sacramento Dentists Having Physicians Apply Fluoride

by Business Wire, Yahoo! Finance

LIBERTY Dental Plan continues to innovate and be a champion for whole health by partnering with the Center for Oral Health, Health Net Dental, Access Dental Plans and medical providers in the program, Early Smiles, Sacramento. This new program will help

January 12, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Top 2017 Job in U.S. Goes to Dentists

by Jeff Clabaugh, WTOP

Healthcare jobs, not information technology jobs, dominate U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best jobs for 2017 and dentistry sits at the very top of the heap. The list is based on a broad range of considerations, including

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDiseaseNews

The Canary System Found to Regenerate Early Areas of Tooth Decay

by The Canary System

The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Remineralization of Natural Early Caries Lesion in vitro by P11‐4 Monitored with Photothermal Radiometry and Luminescence”. This paper concluded that Credentis’ new product CURODONT Repair based on the

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Dental Schools Around the World Partner to Strengthen Oral Health Care

by Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

To cement a new partnership advancing oral health through community-based research, education, and care, Deans Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM), and Ana N. López Fuentes, DMD, MPH, School of Dental Medicine at the

January 10, 2017 News AnnouncementContinuing EducationNews

Crosstex Appoints Mark Duro as Director, Clinical Education

by Crosstex

Crosstex, a division of Cantel Medical Corp., is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mark Duro, who will join the team as Director of Clinical Education following the recent retirement of Chuck Hughes. With world-class education at the forefront

January 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Alzheimer Drug Found to Help in Repairing Tooth Damage

by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities. Researchers at King’s College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of

January 6, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Care Homes Should Prioritize Oral Health for Patients

by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Care homes should assess, record and help residents maintain their oral health. A new draft quality standard out for consultation advises care home staff to assess the oral health needs of their residents on admission and record these in personal

January 4, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

California Dental Association Names New 2017 President

by California Dental Association

The California Dental Association recently named its new president for 2017 as Clelan Ehrler, DDS, MS, a retired orthodontist from the San Bernardino area, whose term began Jan. 1. Ehrler succeeds Immediate Past President Kenneth Wallis, DDS. In a speech