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March 30, 2017 Product Spotlight

Nobel Biocare and KaVo Kerr Unveil DTX Studio™

by Nobel Biocare

In a joint announcement at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, Nobel Biocare and KaVo Kerr will unveil DTX Studio, a single digital platform connecting diagnostics and treatment for dental patients. Due to launch in fall 2017, these

March 28, 2017 Product Spotlight

Study Shows OraCoat® XyliMelts® Discs Reduce Plaque by Over 50%

by OraCoat

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine analyzed the effects of OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs on people affected by clinically diagnosed dry mouth. The double-blind, randomized study demonstrated that XyliMelts reduce tooth plaque by 58% and improve the ability

March 9, 2017 Feature General DentistryOral HealthSleep apnea

The Next Step in Sleep Dentistry: Is There Anything We Can Do for the Ones Who Don’t Have Apnea?

by Stasha Gominak, MD

Dentists have become involved in the treatment of sleep apnea for several reasons. An oral appliance is usually less uncomfortable than sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, so dentists offer a welcome alternative for CPAP intolerant patients.

February 27, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Canadian Emergency Rooms Seeing Too Many Dental Cases

by CBC Radio

If dental care was publicly funded, fewer people would become addicted to opioids. That’s just one of the reasons Dr. Hasan Sheikh, an emergency room physician in Toronto, is calling on governments to expand medicare. Another reason? Doctors don’t know

February 24, 2017 Product Spotlight

CORE™ Operatory Package Gives Comfort and Functionality

by DentalEZ

DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to introduce the CORE™ package. Comprised of a patient chair, delivery system, and LED operatory light, the CORE package provides the complete essentials needed for a

February 24, 2017 Product Spotlight

Solea SW 3.1.1 Provides Improved Usability and Patient Comfort

by Convergent Dental

Convergent Dental Inc., developer of Solea®, the industry-leading, computer-aided, CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, is pleased to announce the launch of Solea SW 3.1.1 at this year’s Chicago Midwinter dental meeting. The latest software provides dental professionals with unprecedented usability

February 16, 2017 Feature Dental HygienePublic Relations - Patient Care

The Right Question

by Debra Engelhardt Nash

“How’s your dog?” “What’s new with the kids?” “Are there any changes in your health history?” These are typical and appropriate questions to ask patients during their recare visit.Advertisement But there is one question that sometimes isn’t asked that should

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February 16, 2017 Feature Dental CareDental Hygiene

Setting the Record Straight About Toothpaste Abrasivity

by Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD

Dental professionals hear a lot of opinions about toothpaste abrasivity. There are misunderstandings about the meaning of relative dentin abrasion (RDA) values and what they convey about the safety of a toothpaste. It can be difficult to distinguish fact from

February 2, 2017 Feature AnesthesiologyOral Health

Barriers to Deep Sedation and General Anaesthesia in Dentistry

by Soheil Khojasteh, DDS; MSc Candidate (Dental Anaesthesiology)

Dental anaesthesiologists are dental specialists who administer deep sedation or general anaesthesia (DS/GA) to patients in order to facilitate dental treatment. The indications for DS/GA in dentistry are vast and include, but are not limited to: anxiety associated with dental

February 1, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Teledentistry Found to Increase Patient’s Access to Dental Services

by University at Albany

Teledentistry is emerging as a practical solution for patients living in rural areas, according to a new report by researchers at the University at Albany. The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) recently published “Case Studies

January 18, 2017 Product Spotlight

OraCoat Products Help Orthodontic Patients with Sores and Caries

by Lanmark360

OraCoat®, a division of OraHealth Corp., the world leader in the breakthrough technology of oral adhering discs, produces a line of all-natural products conducive for the use of orthodontic patients suffering from brace irritation and difficulty brushing their teeth with

January 4, 2017 Product Spotlight

CS Boost Lets Dentists Manage Practice, Patients from Anywhere

by Carestream Dental

Doctors are always looking for a boost, whether it’s a boost to their practice performance, patient satisfaction or their efficiency. Now, with CS Boost, doctors have in- and out-of-office web and mobile access to their clinical information, to give them

December 20, 2016 Product Spotlight

CEREC Makes Providing Single-Visit Dentistry to Patients Easier

by Oral Health

Everything from a single source for safer, better and faster dentistry – CEREC makes this possible. This method offers the possibility of treating patients in a single visit with a ceramic, or even full zirconia, restoration. There is no need

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 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention DentistryPublic Health

Oral Clinical Manifestations of Patients Infected with Zika Virus

by Walter L. Siqueira; David Zuanazzi; Zohaib Khurshid; Rabia Sannam Khan; Thais Marchini de Oliverira; Paula K. Jorge; Yuliya Mulyar; Maria Aparecida A. M. Machado

Few studies have described ZIKV manifestations in the mouth of infected patients. Recently, Brasil et al. reported local hyperemia and petechiae on the hard palate of an infected patient. 1 Some viruses are transmitted through saliva, including herpes simplex virus

November 23, 2016 Feature Oral HealthOral SurgeryProsthodontics

Treatment Planning: The Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Antonio Mancuso, DDS, MAGD

Every patient with extreme tooth wear has unique treatment needs, and all of these needs may not be addressed specifically in this article. The general guidelines for treatment of these patients include the following: 1. A comprehensive examination, including a

November 23, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialOral HealthProsthodontics

The Rule of 3 “P”s

by Dr. Mark H. E. Lin

As a long time devout Christian, I have listened to many inspiring sermons by numerous Pastors over the years. One particular Pastor’s sermon style stands out in my mind with a transferrable concept that is very practical and relative to

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPractice management

Compliance Begins When Patients Walk in the Door

by Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

The first touch-point for patients is the reception area and it is critical to make a positive and lasting impression. Patients expect a dental office to maintain high standards of cleanliness and safety, which starts from the moment they enter

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneEditorialOral Health

Crystal-Balling the Future of Oral Health

by Catherine Wilson, Editor

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes a marriage of powerful forces to produce something meaningful and that is the case with the recently-released custom collaboration between Colgate and Scientific American Custom Media. “The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, Advances

November 15, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Romantic Relationships Impact Patients’ Oral Health Habits

by Medical Xpress

Being struck by Cupid’s arrow can be good for your teeth. According to University of Queensland researcher Grace Branjerdporn, finding a soul mate puts a smile on your face in more ways than one. “We studied how the dynamics of