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December 6, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

New Report Shows Inequities in Dental Care for Millions of Illinois Residents

by Oral Health

Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

Periodontics Professor Receives the Gift of a Scholarship This Season

by Oral Health

Tis the season when thoughts turn towards giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. With that in mind, Carestream Dental, along with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation, is pleased to give one very deserving

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPractice Operations

Workplace Diversity a Major Problem in Dentistry

by Scott Maier, UCSF

Underrepresented minority dentists represent a smaller percentage of the dental workforce and are unevenly distributed in relation to minority populations in the United States, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Dental

December 6, 2016 News DentistryNewsPeriodontics

World-First Dental Vaccine for Periodontitis Validated by Research

by News Medical

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. A team of

December 6, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Less than Half of Older Americans with Dental Insurance Visit the Dentist

by News Medical

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries. Insurance status appeared to

December 2, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyNewsOral Health

Smart Toothbrush Films While Brushing to Review Oral Hygiene

by Jim Dallke, ChicagoInno

The Internet-of-Things is everywhere. Even in your toothbrush. Chicago startup Onvi has created what it calls the world’s first video toothbrush, named Prophix, which uses a video camera paired with an iOS app that lets you see the areas you’ve missed while

December 1, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral Health

3M, Dentsply and Kerr Lead Dental Market as Market Continues to Grow

by Marketwired

According to a new series of reports on the U.S. market for dental materials by iData Research (www.idataresearch.com), the market is projected to experience modest growth over the next several years, largely limited by the emergence of intraoral scanners. As

November 30, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsPublic Health

Dyson Creating Toothbrush with Water Jets to Improve Dental Hygiene

by Owen Hughes, International Business Times

After revolutionising the design of vacuum cleaners, hair-dryers and standing fans, Dyson could now be looking to conquer the dental hygiene market. The British tech company has filed patents for a new electric toothbrush with built-in water jets capable of

November 30, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Jill Malmgren Takes Top Leadership Role with America’s ToothFairy

by Dental Tribune America

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently announced the retirement of Fern Ingber, founding president and CEO. The Board of Directors has appointed Jill Malmgren, former chief operating officer, as her successor. Malmgren assumed leadership of America’s ToothFairy as

November 29, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TeamNewsPractice management

Calgary Dentists Forced to Cut Staff Due to Poor Economy

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary’s downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans. Dentists, massage therapists and optometrists say they’re cutting staff and getting

November 23, 2016 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Henry Schein Featuring New Solutions at Greater New York Dental Meeting

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. today announced a range of new solutions and events, to be featured during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, designed to help oral health professionals operate a more productive practice and more efficiently provide care to patients.

November 23, 2016 News AnnouncementAwardsNews

UB Dental’s Sebastiano Andreana Receives 2016 Isaih Lew Award

by Oral Health

Sebastiano Andreana, DDS, associate professor and director of implant dentistry in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, received the Isaih Lew Memorial Research Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). The annual award, presented to Andreana

November 23, 2016 News AnnouncementEndodonticsNews

QuickSplint Now Available Through Three New Distribution Partners

by Oral Health

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, will now be available for sale through three new distribution partners: Ultimate Dental, Excellence in Endodontics, and Surgical Tools, Inc. QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated

November 22, 2016 News DentistryMaterials & TechnologyNews

Henry Schein: Exclusive Cyber Monday Deals! One Day Only

by Oral Health

Henry Schein will be offering exclusive online deals for this year’s “Cyber Monday”, taking place on Monday, November 28, 2016. This aggressive, one- day-only sale will include merchandise deals encompassing many of the industry’s most popular brands. In addition to

November 22, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Majority of Nursing Home Patients Found to Deny Dental Services

by University at Buffalo

Nearly 90 percent of patients at long-term care facilities don’t take advantage of dental services, even when they are free, a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found. The research, published last month in Special Care in Dentistry,

November 22, 2016 News AnnouncementAwardsMaterials & TechnologyNews

Lead Bioceramic Researcher at NuSmile Won 2016 Dr. Edward B. Shils Award

by Oral Health

NuSmile Ltd. today announced that Dr. Carolyn Primus, leader of its research efforts in bioceramic materials, was a recent winner of the 2016 Dr. Edward B. Shils Award. Dr. Primus was the founder and CEO of advanced mineral trioxide aggregate

November 18, 2016 News DiseaseNewsOral HealthPublic Health

E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes are Equally Damaging to Oral Health

by News-Medical

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR

November 18, 2016 News CancerCharityEndodonticsNews

Dentsply Sirona Endodontics Raised More Than $13,000 for “Pink Week”

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona Endodontics raised more than $13,000 for charity in Tulsa during the company’s cancer awareness “Pink Week” Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation

November 18, 2016 News CancerDentalNewsOral Health

Autofluorescence has Important Role in Screening for Oral Cancer

by Oral Health

LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: LMD) is pleased to announce the results of a meta-analysis on the clinical use of autofluorescence to assess its accuracy for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral potentially malignant disorders

November 18, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Dental Hygienists Support Children’s Rights to Oral Health Care

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On November 20, dental hygienists will celebrate Universal Children’s Day, reminding us all of the importance of protecting and promoting children’s rights, including the right to good oral health. As Gerry Cool, president of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA),