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January 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Acquires Byte®, a Leading Direct-to-Consumer, Doctor-Directed Clear Aligner Company

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona today announced that the company has acquired Byte, a rapidly growing clear aligner company. Byte holds a leadership position in the direct-to-consumer clear aligner market. As a result of the transaction, Dentsply Sirona adds scale in the important

January 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Microbiome Study: Gum Disease-Causing Bacteria Borrow Growth Molecules From Neighbors to Thrive

by The University at Buffalo

The human body is filled with friendly bacteria. However, some of these microorganisms, such as Veillonella parvula, may be too nice. These peaceful bacteria engage in a one-sided relationship with pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis, helping the germ multiply and cause gum

January 4, 2021 News NewsOral Health

American Academy Of Periodontology Announces 2020 Award Winners

by American Academy of Periodontology

Member achievements and contributions recognized during AAP’s 106th Annual Meeting The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) recently awarded members for outstanding contributions and accomplishments within the Academy and the specialty of periodontics. The recipients were honored during the AAP’s 106th

January 1, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Tokuyama Dental America Introduces REBASE III

by Tokuyama Dental America

Pleasant for Patients, Now Easier Than Ever to Use Tokuyama Dental America is proud to announce the release of REBASE III, the next generation of chairside hard denture reline material. Now with enhanced mixability, extended handling time, increased flexural strength

December 22, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Innovations: New Community Water Fluoridation System is ‘Game-Changer,’ Advocates Say

by ADA

Editor’s note: The “Innovations” series highlights and features leaps forward in science-based technology that can provide benefits to dentists, their patients and the public. A new community water fluoridation system that is the first advancement in water fluoridation technology in

December 21, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Oral Health’s Top 10 News Stories of 2020

by Oral Health

The year of 2020 took an unexpected turn in March when the COVID-19 pandemic struck and impacted our lives in so many ways. Among other businesses, dental practices were forced to shut down and dentists could only treat emergency cases.

December 17, 2020 News NewsOral Health

U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar

by Harvard School of Dental Medicine

In early December, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, for a special virtual Oral Health Seminar Series event. VADM Adams was joined by Jane Barrow, MS, associate dean

December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Microbes in Dental Plaque Look More Like Relatives in Soil Than Those on the Tongue

by University of Chicago Medical Center

From the perspective of A. Murat Eren, PhD, the mouth is the perfect place to study microbial communities. “Not only is it the beginning of the GI tract, but it’s also a very special and small environment that’s microbially diverse

December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

VOCO Caps Warmer: Preheating Device for Composite and Nano-ORMOCER Restorative Unit Dose Capsules


VOCO presents the VOCO Caps Warmer, a preheating device for composite and nano-ORMOCER restorative unit dose capsules. The VOCO Caps Warmer can easily warm one unit-dose capsule while it is loaded in a VOCO Caps dispenser, and simultaneously warm four

December 16, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Bringing Dental Care to our Most Vulnerable: Henry Schein Supports UBC Geriatric Dentistry Program

by Henry Schein Canada, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a light on the fragility and limitations of our global health systems, particularly for our vulnerable senior populations. When COVID-19 began, dental care for residents of long-term care facilities all but stopped, even though oral

December 15, 2020 News NewsOral Health

Patterson Dental Canada Selects Pura Air to Provide Clean Air Solutions For Customers

by Patterson Companies Inc.

Patterson Dental, a business unit of Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO), today announced a partnership with Pura Air Purification to provide clean air solutions for customers across Canada. Patterson is a distributor focused on providing best-in-class dental products and services. “Patterson

December 14, 2020 Feature EditorialOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Neutrophils – The Missing Link

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA

What a crazy and upside-down world we live in! But if you slow down and pay attention, things may start to come together… About a year ago I decided to make the theme of this issue of Oral Health –

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials
December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Immune Response to Implanted Bone Replacement Graft Materials

by *Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, Dip.Dh, MSc, PhD; *Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSc, MDent (Perio); Haider Al-Waeli1, BDS, MSc, PhD; Michael Glogauer, DDS, Dip. Perio, PhD. * Both authors equally share the first authorship.

Graft materials are used to restore the physiological and anatomical function of diseased or damaged bone tissues via repair and/or regeneration.1-4 There are various graft options available for maxillofacial bone grafting which are divided into natural tissue transplants (autografts from

Implant Integration Made Predictable
December 14, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Implant Integration Made Predictable

by David L Hoexter, DMD, BA, FIADFE, FACD, FICD

In recent years, the public’s acceptance of oral implants has been dramatically positive. People are living longer and desire an enhanced quality of life. Being able to eat all the foods they enjoy due to improved mastication, not requiring the

Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Plaque Seeker® tip cleaning around an implant. The water can access the interproximal and subgingival areas removing biofilm and debris.
December 14, 2020 Feature ImplantologyOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dental Implant Self-Care: What Do We Tell Our Patients?

by Deborah M. Lyle, MS, BS, RDH

It would be beneficial if there was evidence on how to maintain implants that is measurable and predictable. Much of the information is empirical and based on the assumption that traditional oral hygiene for natural teeth will be the same

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPeriodonticsPreventive Dentistry

Effective Periodontal Charting Leads to Effective Periodontal Care

by Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd.

Periodontitis has now been established as a major chronic inflammatory disease. There exist significant links to systemic health conditions under the umbrella of the “oral systemic link”. Recent epidemiologic research has linked periodontal pathogens to several systemic diseases, including cardiovascular

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Dentistry Meets the Collagen Trend: Guidelines for Clinical Practice

by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

Abstract Collagen repair and regeneration is a continual process. With chronic inflammation, however, collagen and tissue repair are compromised. Not only is the periodontium severely impacted, but systemic health is placed at risk. What causes excessive collagen breakdown and how

December 14, 2020 Feature CancerOral cancerOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Oral Cancer and the Race Against Time: Use of Psoriasin (S100A7) as a Predictive Marker to Enhance Assessment of Cancer Risk in Oral Lesions

by V. Thorburn, BMSc, MSc, DDS Candidate; C.S. Dong, DMD, BSc (Dent), MSc (Prosthodontics), FRCD(C) and M.R. Darling, BChD, MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD

Introduction Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a potentially debilitating and deadly disease, particularly when diagnosed at an advanced stage.1 Early detection drastically improves prognostic outcomes, making diagnosis a race against time.2 Most cases of OSCC begin as a precursor

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Oral Health Implications of COVID-19 Pharmacotherapy

by Radhika Chhibber, BDS; Madhura Tandale, BDS; Zeeshan Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Haider Al-Waeli, BDS, MSc

INTRODUCTION As the COVID-19 pandemic moves across the world, research shows confirmed human to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 with its symptoms ranging from mild flu-like to severe life-threatening pneumonia.1 At this point, there is no specific treatment available in combating

December 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthPreventive Dentistry

The Post Antibiotic Era: It’s Not Coming – It’s Here

by Tanya Dunlap, PhD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report at the end of 2019 that has been overshadowed by COVID-19. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States 2019 is a wake-up call to health care providers. In the