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September 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNewsOral Health

Breathometer and Philips Are Developing Technology to Improve Oral Health

by Lucas Matney

Eighty million people in the U.S. struggle with bad breath — many of them don’t even know that they do, but the people around them are likely all too aware. Last year at CES, Breathometer teased a connected device called Mint that measures

August 19, 2016 Feature Dental LaboratoriesDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Digital Dentistry: What Change Could Look Like In Your Lab

by George Cowburn

In our last article in Oral Health Labs’ Fall 2015 edition, we looked at how digital dentistry is slowly crossing the adoption cycle chasm. Digital dentistry has been slow in coming, largely because the learning curve for new methods and

August 17, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyNews

QuickSplint Is Now An Official Dentistry Tool

by PR Web

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, has received two recent industry recognitions. QuickSplint was recognized as a Reader’s Choice Top 25 First Impression Product by Dentistry Today magazine, and it was named a 2016 Clinical Problem

August 12, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CAD/CAMDentistryMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dentsply Sirona’s Celtra Duo Ranked Best In Fracture Toughness

by Krysten McCumber

A recent study revealed that Dentsply Sirona’s Celtra Duo (ZLS) ranked highest in fracture toughness (KIC) when compared with five different chairside CAD/CAM materials used for crown fabrication. Conducted by the University of Toronto, the complete study report entitled, “Fracture

August 11, 2016 News DentalMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dental Consumables Market To Continue Growing Through To 2021

by PR Newswire (via Yahoo! Finance)

The global dental consumables market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2021, to reach USD 35.35 billion by 2021 from USD 25.45 billion in 2016. The growth of this market is mainly attributed to

August 11, 2016 News Cosmetic / AestheticDental TechnologyMaterials & TechnologyNews

3D Dental Printing Technology In Progress With North Korean Scientists

by Clare Scott, 3DPrint.com

It’s always a bit difficult to tell what’s going on in North Korea in terms of technology. In June, the Pyongyang Machinery and Technology Exchange displayed a brochure detailing a 3D printer that appeared to be a MakerBot at a trade show.

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareMaterials & TechnologyNews

Dental Remains Leave Historical Information About Ancient People and Their Culture

by Phys Org

Papyrus molders, stone etchings erode, memories wither and histories are rewritten. Teeth remain. Several thousand years from now, our teeth may document our lives more faithfully than any recording technology. Teeth tell the story of Burial 97-Individual 107, as he’s

July 13, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Oral Inflammatory Load and the Immunostat: A Novel Conceptualization of Periodontal Disease Progression

by Michael B. Goldberg, MSc, DDS, Dip. Perio.; Howard Tenenbaum, DDS, Dip. Perio., PhD, FRCD(C); Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip. Perio., PhD

Periodontal diseases are amongst the most common inflammatory disease in humans. It has been previously accepted that periodontitis is infectious in origin; newer data suggests that while infection with specific periodontal pathogenic bacteria is necessary for periodontitis to develop, infection

July 13, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Video Dentistry: Observations, Practical Uses and Research

by Dr. Peter Rusanen

Introduction The use of video in dentistry is increasing steadily in private and academic education, as well in regular practices. As the technology becomes more affordable and easier to use, video is becoming a common tool for communication, documentation and

FIGURE 10. Clinic case courtesy of Dr. Wolfram Bucking.
July 13, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Improving Denture Comfort

by Peter Karsant, DDS, BSc

The Need It is estimated that 30% or more of the adult population is partially or totally edentulous. For the edentulous patient, dentures offer many advantages when compared to other alternatives. They can be esthetically pleasing, easy to maintain and

July 12, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Clinical Research Developments in Fluorescence Visualization

by David C. Morgan, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, LED Dental Inc.

Introduction Fluorescence visualization (FV) as an adjunctive tool for general dental practitioners in routine soft tissue oral examinations was first introduced as the VELscope™ in 2006 by LED Dental. Since that time there has been a significant amount of clinical

July 11, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Gum Disease Starts Between the Teeth

by Allan Coopersmith, BSc, DDS, FAGD, FADI, FICD; Nathalie Fiset, RDH

ABSTRACT Gum disease starts between the teeth. The interdental space is the most vulnerable yet most neglected area of the mouth because of its anatomy and the fact that most people hate to floss. There are many floss alternatives that

FIGURE 2. LiteTouch Er:YAG laser (AMD LASERS).
July 11, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Hard Tissue Lasers: Improving Restorative Dental Treatment

by Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, DICOI

Patients often avoid dental care due to the fear of pain that they perceive they will feel either related to the local anesthetic injection or during drilling to remove caries. This can be especially traumatic for pediatric patients who can

July 11, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Jaw Joint and Muscle Strain/Sprain Treatment Technique

by Brad Eli, DMD, MS; James Fricton DDS, MS

Introduction One of the most common non-infectious complications resulting from dental care is jaw joint and muscle strain/sprain. Jaw joint and muscle strain/sprain are characterized by acute joint pain, limited range of motion, muscle tenderness, and muscle and joint dysfunction.

July 8, 2016 News Dental TechnologyDentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

TEREC, NA Holds Spring 2016 Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky


Louisville Kentucky was host to the prestigious TEREC, NA association- a strategic alliance of leading North American independently owned dental laboratories. TEREC NA continues to reach out to the leading companies and associations in the world for the latest in

July 8, 2016 Feature DentistryMaterials & Technology

Quality Aesthetics in the Digital Age

by Robert A. Lowe, DDS

Introduction Both chairside and laboratory digital technologies in dentistry are rapidly changing the way crown and bridge restorations are being fabricated for our patients. Traditional indirect techniques have always presented an opportunity to introduce inaccuracies into the fabrication process. Some

July 7, 2016 News AnnouncementCosmetic / AestheticDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & Technology

Brian Vujnovich Named Regional Sales Manager at Cefla Medical Equipment

by Cefla Medical Equipment

Cefla Medical Equipment, a subsidiary of  Europe’s number one dental unit manufacturer, has announced that Brian Vujnovich has joined its team as Regional Sales Manager and will be responsible for the Western US market. Before accepting his new position at Cefla, Vujnovich

July 7, 2016 News DentistryMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Premier® Launches New Website

by Premier® Dental Products Company

Premier® Dental Products Company is excited to announce our new website. Online viewers are greeted with a fresh new look, improved functionality and easy access to essential resources such as a video library, product literature, education, SDS sheets, new product

July 7, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialMaterials & Technology

Innovation: Turning Problems into Solutions

by Dr. George Freedman

Problems are encountered by most people every single day. Their easiest option is to simply back away from the situation, and to focus on more readily manageable issues. This is the most common direction, the path of least resistance and

Henry Schein has joined 20 of its supplier partners to provide 3,000 Welcome Kits to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which will then distribute the kits to people undergoing cancer treatment far from their homes. Supplier partners supporting the program include: 3M, AllWays, Clorox, Colgate, Coltene, Dentsply, GC America, Gojo, GSK, Heraeus, Hu-Friedy, Kerr Group, Medico, Medicom, Oral-B, Revive, Septodont, Sunstar, Team Technologies, and Water Pik. (PRNewsFoto/Henry Schein, Inc.)
July 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryGeneral PracticeMaterials & TechnologyOral Health

Henry Schein Donates 3,000 Welcome Kits To American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Facilities

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Company Joins 20 Supplier Partners to Provide Personal Hygiene Products and Related Items for People Receiving Treatment Far from Home Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health