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July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

OperaVR Extracts Pain, Anxiety From Dreaded Dental Visits

by Las Vegas Review Journal

He knows he’s hated, this pinata of medicine. Dr. Bryan Laskin gets that it’s not really about him. It’s not personal that for many a trip to his office is as much the stuff of nightmares as that fanged creature

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dental Health Needs Of Seniors Examined In New Survey By Thunder Bay Public Health Unit

by CBC

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is inviting people aged 65 and older, living in the northwestern Ontario city and surrounding area, to participate in a new study examining their dental health care needs and any problems they face in

July 8, 2019 News NewsOral Health

The Kois Center For Dental Research And Education Launches New App For Patients: Healthy Mouth

by Morning Star

The Kois Center (https://www.koiscenter.com/patient-education/healthymouth/) recently launched a new self-assessment, educational app specifically designed for patients called the Healthy Mouth. The app provides users with an immediate estimate of their oral health using an algorithm that analyzes user responses to oral

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Toothbrush Harder To Build Than Mars Rover Part Is ‘Breakthrough’ In Dental Care, Hong Kong Inventor Says

by South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong inventor who created a space tool for a Mars rover has co-designed a “breakthrough” that he says can revolutionise toothbrushing. Dr Ng Tze-chuen, honorary associate professor of the University of Hong Kong’s faculty of dentistry, and Jin

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Tel Aviv Scientists Could Make Root Canals History

by Haaretz

New nano-filling prevents the secondary tooth decay that takes place beneath cavities; could reach trial stage in a year or two. Sorry, sadists: You may want to find a more dependable profession now that Tel Aviv University has invented fillings

July 5, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Eric Bruno To Lead North America Commercial Business At Dentsply Sirona

by Dentsply Sirona

Eric Bruno has joined Dentsply Sirona as Senior Vice President of the North America Regional Commercial Organization. He is responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market strategy in North America to provide innovative solutions and clinical education supporting dental professionals and

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

DMG Introduces A Revolutionary SEMI-PERMANENT Crown Material: LuxaCrown – The Chairside Way To Long-Lasting Crowns

by DMG

DMG introduces a new revolutionary composite crown material, LuxaCrown. The new material provides the clinician the luxury of long-lasting crowns, chairside. In the world of prosthetic restorations, LuxaCrown is raising the bar with its outstanding stability and remarkable longevity. LuxaCrown

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Not Everyone Uses A Toothbrush And Toothpaste To Clean Their Teeth

by Mena FN

Most people use toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to clean their teeth, but their use is by no means universal. Many indigenous groups, as well as people in developing countries, use traditional techniques to clean their teeth. Some of these

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Genes Could Play A Role In Tooth Decay And Gum Disease

by University of Bristol

Tooth decay and gum disease impact on illness and healthcare spending, yet the role of genetics in dental problems is largely unknown. New research led by an international team, including researchers at the University of Bristol, suggests hereditary traits and

July 4, 2019 News NewsOral Health

‘Something To Smile About’ : Halifax Oral Care Company Gets Funding For ‘Breakthrough’ Product

by Halifax Today

IR Scientific Inc.’s Sensi-IP provides relief to those with sensitive teeth. A Halifax-based company is getting a $500,000 repayable contribution through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to move forward with a new product that provides relief to those with

July 3, 2019 News NewsOral Health

NYU Dentists Want To Redefine Care For Patients With Disabilities

by amNewYork

The school’s Oral Health Center for Disabilities is focused on patients with physical, cognitive and developmental challenges. For Staten Island residents Donna Agoncillo and her son Christopher Agoncillo, having a dentist that understands how to treat people with special needs

July 3, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Supports 15 Indigenous Villages In The Xingu Region With Dental Treatment

by Dentsply Sirona

Modern technology and high-quality materials – Dentsply Sirona provided extensive equipment for the dental treatment of indigenous peoples in the Amazon region of Brazil. A team from Doutores Sem Fronteiras (Doctors Without Borders) traveled to the region of Mato Grosso

July 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Owner Of Delray Beach Dental Lab Accused Of Illegal Dental Work


Following a report of an 83-year-old woman who developed oral cancer, possibly caused by ill-fitting dentures, Delray Beach police said they have arrested the owner of a dental lab and charged him with illegally performing dental work. Julian Saldarriaga, 60,

July 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Bill To Establish Adult Medicaid Dental Benefit Fails, But Advocates Will Try Again In 2020

by Press Herald

More than 70,000 Mainers would gain coverage under the proposal. The Maine Legislature failed to approve about $6.5 million in state tax funds to establish an adult Medicaid dental benefit, but advocates said they will try again in January, and

July 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Oral Microbiome Communities Follow A Pattern Through Childhood

by Dentistry Today

Researchers at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry found consistent patterns by using high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing to examine the oral microbiome of 252 children between the ages of 1 and 12 in a cross-sectional study. Though the composition of

July 2, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Dental Laser Market Value To Cross $640 Million By 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

by Global Market Insights

North American dental laser market will register over 5% CAGR from 2019 to 2025, impelled by surge in demand for cosmetic dentistry and increasing healthcare expenditure in the region. Europe dental laser market accounted for over USD 105 million in

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This Dentist Doesn’t Just Go To Disneyland — He Works There, Too

by The Orange County Register

Dr. Wing Chung, whose practice is in Covina, spends his weekends piloting the Sailing Ship Columbia on the Rivers of America. Next time you see Wing Chung behind the steering wheel of Disneyland’s Sailing Ship Columbia, piloting it around the Rivers of

July 2, 2019 Feature Dental OfficeDental TechnologyEditorialGeneral DentistryMarketing strategiesOral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

The Modern Dental Revolution

by Dr. George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FIADFE

The July edition of Oral Health regularly highlights new products, new techniques, and new technologies. These are the innovations that improve our patients’ oral and general health, and make clinical dentistry better, faster, and easier. Inventive approaches make the practice

July 2, 2019 Feature DentistryOral HealthProduct Report

Adhesion: Past, Present, And Future

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD; Adjunct Professor, Western University of Dental Medicine, Pomona CA

Bonding agents were tentatively introduced in the early 1970s. Since then, the evolution of adhesive techniques has transformed the scope of dental practice. Arguably, the high impact of bonded, appearance-transforming dental restoratives has propelled the dental profession into its greatest

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3D Technology In The Dental Practice

by W. Joerd van der Meer, DDS, PhD; Yijin Ren DDS, PhD

Introduction The last few years a plethora of 3D technology seems to have inundated the dental market(Fig. 1). Whereas the initial efforts to 3D scan the dentition of a patient or to convert dental impressions or study casts to 3D