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March 3, 2014 News DentistryGeriatric DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPublic Health

More than 70 countries involved!

by FDI World Detnal Federation

With less than a month left until the 20th March, the list of National Dental Associations, student associations, governments, private and public health clinics, as well as individuals who will be participating in World Oral Health Day has reached a

February 24, 2014 News Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyDentistryHealth & HealingMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

VITA Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation

by VITA

Originally founded in 1924, VITA Zahnfabrik proudly celebrates 90 years of innovation. VITA has had a profound impact on the industry over the last century, with the introduction of materials like ground-breaking shade systems, CAD/CAM  materials and veneering materials. VITA

February 11, 2014 News Dental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPublic Health

Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift at the Midwinter Meeting

by Chicago Dental Society

February is American Heart Month. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show you care. Give and get a health screening! Come to the CDS Wellness Center, Room CC20, and get proprietary, preventative health tests from the Cleveland Heart Lab.Back

February 3, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Have Heart Offering a Day of No-Cost Services

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

 In celebration of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, registered dental hygienists across Canada are opening their doors on Saturday, February 8, 2014, to provide no-cost preventive dental hygiene services as part of a national campaign. In its sixth consecutive year,

February 3, 2014 News Cosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

AACD Launches ‘Your Smile Becomes You’ Website Interactive consumer site features smile analysis, Smile IQ quiz, educational content and videos

by The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the world’s largest non-profit membership association dedicated to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry, has launched a new consumer website,www.YourSmileBecomesYou.com. With the launch of this site, AACD is embarking on a new

January 30, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Work to Improve Oral Cancer Outcomes

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Dental hygienists in Canada have joined the global fight to help save the 1.5 million lives that the World Health Organization estimates are lost prematurely each year to cancer. As active supporters of World Cancer Day on February 4, dental hygienists

January 29, 2014 News Health & HealingOral Health

The American Cancer Society and Stand Up To Cancer Announce Collaborative Research Effort

by PRNewswire

First Joint Project Involves a $20 Million Dream Team Grant for Lung Cancer Research To Be Awarded in 2015 Bristol-Myers Squibb Becomes SU2C Donor in Support of  SU2C-ACS Lung Cancer Dream Team The American Cancer Society, the largest voluntary health

January 17, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Tobacco and Your Teeth: Dental Hygiene… For Life!

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Canada’s dental hygienists will mark National Non-Smoking Week (January 19–25) by urging all Canadians to eliminate tobacco use for better oral and overall health. While most people know that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in Canada,

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)
January 10, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Dental Hygienists Remind you to Make 2014 Your Year for Improved Oral Health

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The beginning of a new year is a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and set new personal and professional goals. While many people focus on self-improvement at this time of year, dental hygienists remind Canadians not to overlook

December 17, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

Customer satisfaction and scientific evidence

by Partners in Prevention

For more than 10 years, the dental team has known that the 6-month dental checkup has little evidence that is beneficial for everyone. To add fuel to the fire, a recent study in The Journal of Dental Research, suggests that

December 17, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral Health

Wishing you Happy Holidays from the Oral Health Group

by Oral Health Group

On behalf of the Oral Health Group, we wish you a very happy and healthy Holiday Season! We’ll be back in the New Year with more news, blogs and product updates. In the meantime, please enjoy the holidays with your

December 11, 2013 News Dental HygieneDental OfficeDental TechnologyDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingMaterials & TechnologyOral & Systemic HealthOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPreventive DentistryPublic Health

World Oral Health Day 2014: a focus on protecting the teeth and mouth throughout life

by FDI World Dental Federation

A World Day for a global issue: oral health FDI World Dental Federation presents a stylish and memorable new World Oral Health Day logo LISTERINE®, Unilever, Henry Schein and Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program become the official global partners for World

PentraStrada.com
December 11, 2013 News DentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive DentistryPublic Health

“G” Rated Infographic – Age Appropriate for the Whole Family

by PentronStrada.com

From grandmas and corporate execs to high school homecoming queens and kids who just got their training wheels off, at PentronStrada.com, we’ve got tidbits of useful information for you to share with patients of all generations. In fact, we’ve just

American Dental Hygienists' Association
December 9, 2013 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

ADHA Supports FTC Comments to CODA on Dental Therapy

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) applauds the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action which provided written comments to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) on the proposed standards for dental therapy education programs. Last week, Ann Battrell, ADHA Executive

PRWeb
December 5, 2013 News DentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

NFL Legends Team Up with Pro Player Health Alliance to Spread Awareness to the Public at Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York

by PRWeb

Super Bowl champions and NFL legends join Pro Player Health Alliance to help spread awareness on the deadly disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, today at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York at 7:00 PM at a free public event.

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December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy

by Nicolas G. Loebel, PhD

INTRODUCTIONChronic adult periodontitis is generally understood to result from the presence of subgingival Gram-negative bacterial biofilms proliferating at the junctional epithelium.1 These biofilms are formed when colonizing microbes encapsulate themselves against the root and epithelial surfaces in a matrix composed

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December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Maximizing Clinical Benefits of Probiotics: Matching Metagenomics, Patient Age and Microbial Composition

by John G. Thomas, MS, PhD; Khaled S. Seifelnasr, BDS, DDS

I. INTRODUCTION: SETTING THE STAGE FOR PROBIOTICSIt started with an observation in 1928, Robert Fleming recognized the impact of penicillin with the subsequent evolution of antibiotic therapy; and it heralded the beginning of a journey which, unfortunately, has not fulfilled its

Figure 18. Blood agar plate with bacteria from a subgingival plaque sample after they were cultured under anaerobic conditions in an incubator.
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

How to Utilize Microbiology in the Treatment of Periodontitis

by Diana Bronstein, DDS, MS; Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

INTRODUCTIONThe main cause for tooth loss today is periodontitis. It predominantly strikes the over 40-year-old age group. Prevention of periodontitis is imperative to general and oral health with the population becoming progressively older.31 Periodontal patients can benefit from the additional

Figure 12. Based on the anatomic configuration of the intact extraction socket and due to financial constraints, conventional ridge preservation was not affordable at the time of extraction. Stabilization of the blood clot and biocompatible wound coverage was achieved by placing condensed gelfoam into each of the root sockets and the width of the extraction socket, and held in place with resorbable sutures (not depicted).
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

Ridge Preservation and Bone Grafting for the General Dental Practitioner

by Jon B. Suzuki DDS, PhD, MBA; Diana Bronstein DDS, MS

Tooth extraction is one of the most widely performed dental procedures and tooth removal will generally result in alveolar bone loss, as well as structural and integral changes in the overlying soft tissue.2 A narrower and shorter knife edge ridge

Dr. Fay Goldstep sits on the Oral Health Editorial Board (Healing/Preventive Dentistry), has served on the teaching faculties of the Post-graduate Programs in Esthetic Dentistry at SUNY Buffalo, the Universities of Florida (Gainesville), Minnesota (Minneapolis), and has been an ADA Seminar Series speaker. She has lectured nationally and internationally on Soft-Tissue Lasers, Electronic Caries Detection, Healing Dentistry and Innovations in Hygiene and has published numerous textbook chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Goldstep is a consultant to a number of dental companies, and maintains a private practice in Markham, Canada. She can be reached at goldstep@epdot.com.
December 1, 2013 Feature DentistryHealth & HealingPreventive Dentistry

How do we know what we know?

by Dr. Fay Goldstep

As busy practicing dentists we are bombarded with information on new products and techniques daily: email blasts, snail mail flyers, company reps with brochures and samples, new features at conventions, and the list goes on. How do we know what