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Researchers use tooth matrix biomarkers to study children’s metabolic cycles

October 16, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Few studies have examined the association between elemental exposures and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). New research has filled the gap and identified elemental signatures in primary teeth that are unique to children with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or both neurodevelopmental conditions. The findings suggest that the metabolic regulation of nutrients and toxins in children plays a pivotal role in these diseases. The study may be instrumental in identifying factors that cause the disorders and developing an early treatment plan.

New mirror trainer may improve dentists’ motor skills, study suggests

October 15, 2019 | News

Somerville, Mass., U.S.: The process of learning how to move correctly when using a mirror in a patient’s mouth can often be difficult. Though drawing on a piece of paper while looking at it via a mirror is an often recommended exercise, the benefits of this exercise do not always translate to real dental procedures. A study of a new mirror training device has shown promising results that could affect the way dental students learn indirect motor skills.

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Dental startups are harnessing artificial intelligence

October 11, 2019 | Business | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Artificial intelligence (AI) has broken free from the pages of science fiction to become fact. Machines and software that can think and learn are now a reality and a wave of dental startups are developing new AI-assisted technologies for dentists. So what are some of the youngest companies in the industry hoping to achieve? And how can they bring their AI solutions from the drawing board to the dental practice?

Free webinar to feature live treatment

October 11, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: According to webinar host Dr. Gilberto Debelian, mechanical debridement of the root canal by endodontic files is important to gain access to the complex root canal network. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16, Debelian will give an overview of the different types of endodontic irrigants and a demonstration of a clinical protocol to be used in vital and nonvital cases.

Study to explore alternative to opioids in dentistry

October 11, 2019 | News

NEWARK, N.J., U.S.: Owing to the pain management benefits of this class of drugs, the opioid overdose epidemic persists in the U.S., and various studies have indicated that dentists are among the key prescribers of opioids. In the hope of reducing opioid dependence and abuse, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has recently awarded the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine a substantial grant to enable scientists to study the combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen as an opioid alternative.

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Interview: “The number of dentists treated for IPF was 23 times higher than expected”

October 11, 2019 | News

The health and safety of dental practitioners is an important topic. When a number of dental professionals were diagnosed with the commonly fatal condition of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) at a single Virginia clinic, researchers from West Virginia University School of Dentistry and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wanted to find out more. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr. Randall Nett from the Respiratory Health Division at NIOSH spoke about the research and current developments.

Interview: “Education remains a priority for the company”

October 10, 2019 | Interviews

At the recent European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) annual congress in Lisbon in Portugal, Dental Tribune International had the opportunity to speak with Jo Massoels, Vice President of Global Marketing and Solutions at Dentsply Sirona Implants, about some of the company’s recently launched products and its focus for the future.

Webinar to focus on magnification and CEREC workflow in dentistry

October 10, 2019 | Education

NEW YORK, U.S.: Even experienced dentists with thorough knowledge of the field may often find it difficult to properly evaluate the situation and perform treatment without the help of a dental microscope, as the naked eye is unable to perceive the necessary detail. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16, host Dr. Christian del Rey Schnitzler will explore the clinical and ergonomic relevance of using a dental microscope, especially when using the CEREC workflow. The webinar will outline the benefits of using magnification devices and help participants improve their visual acuity.

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Webinar host to argue against the “one abutment, one time” concept

October 9, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: According to webinar host Prof. Tomas Linkevičius, the concept of “one abutment, one time” has been circulating in the dental world for decades. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Monday, Oct. 14, Linkevičius will put his case forward as to why there is no strong evidence regarding the benefit of the abutment level approach.

Seniors’ perception of oral health affects treatment seeking, study says

October 9, 2019 | News

CLEVELAND, U.S.: Dental Tribune International recently reported on an article that highlighted the significance of oral health for systematic health and demonstrated how this relationship becomes more critical with age. Now, a new study has examined how older adults perceive the importance of their own oral health and has found that a person’s perception of dental care may affect whether he or she decides to seek treatment. The results suggest that restructuring elderly people’s perception of the importance of dental conditions could help prevent edentulism and improve oral health-related quality of life.

Research into HPV-related neck cancer may help personalize treatment

October 9, 2019 | News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., U.S.: Within the health sector, dentistry has been leading the way when it comes to personalizing treatment. In a recent study that has turned its focus to cancer treatment, researchers have identified certain characteristics in patients with head and neck cancer linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) that may help personalize levels of radiation and chemotherapy.

Study identifies cells in gingivae that protect against periodontitis

October 9, 2019 | News

PHILADELPHIA, U.S./CHENGDU, China: Despite significant advancements in oral health care, periodontitis remains the most common cause of tooth loss, as well as the sixth most prevalent infectious disease worldwide. The discovery of a new type of cell in the epithelial tissue of the periodontium that helps protect against harmful bacteria has thus renewed interest in the notion that our immune systems may be key to this disease.

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Analysis suggests that many foods might be oversweetened

October 9, 2019 | News

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.: Some of the recurring suspected culprits responsible for the growing prevalence of dental caries globally are food and drinks with added sugar. A study from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia has suggested some surprising trends in this regard, however, finding that many consumers tend to find foods to be too sweet rather than not sweet enough.

Dentsply Sirona announces acquisition of OraCheck

October 8, 2019 | Business

YORK, Pa., U.S./SALZBURG, Austria: Dentsply Sirona announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement to acquire OraCheck, extraoral and intraoral scanning software. According to the company, the acquisition will enable them to provide dental professionals with an additional tool for patient monitoring before, during and after treatment.

Interview: This work helps us understand acute periodontal pathogens

October 8, 2019 | News

Bacteria and their different forms, movements and influences offer a seemingly unending number of research possibilities. In a recent study, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that it is not true that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes, like in the mouth, have evolved to be generous and exclusive. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr. Gina Lewin explains this in more detail and discusses other areas of the study.

Oral health of particular importance to elderly, study shows

October 7, 2019 | News

FARMINGTON, Conn., U.S.: Numerous studies have established that oral health can play a significant role in systemic health. A new review study has found that this relationship actually grows in importance with age, and that oral health vigilance is especially critical for the elderly.

Dentsply Sirona World 2019 is here!

October 3, 2019 | Events | News

LAS VEGAS, U.S.: Dentsply Sirona, a leading dental manufacturer, has officially opened Dentsply Sirona World 2019, its annual industry gathering. The sold-out event is being held at the Mandalay Bay resort and casino in Las Vegas from Oct. 3 to 5, where participants will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of workshops and lectures, as well as try out innovations like Primescan, the company’s new intraoral scanner.

Lucy Hobbs Project celebration to honor six women in dentistry

October 2, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, U.S.: When Poppy Harlow is not co-anchoring the weekday edition of “CNN Newsroom,” she hosts the CNN podcast “Boss Files with Poppy Harlow,” on which her guests have included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Melinda Gates. This fall in Chicago, the Emmy-nominated journalist will join the Lucy Hobbs Project in partnership with Cameo Dental Specialists in celebrating six outstanding women in dentistry from Oct. 3 to 5 at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.

Studies focus on oral health of older Chinese Americans

October 1, 2019 | News

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., U.S.: The important role that good oral health plays in helping to sustain good general mental and physical health has been well documented. In two new studies from Rutgers University, scientists have focused their attention on older Chinese Americans, looking specifically at the relationship between poor oral health and cognitive decline, as well as the effects of perceived stress and lack of social support on dry mouth.

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CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick: Now with a flip-top cap

September 30, 2019 | Advertorial | News

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: As a company, Kuraray Noritake Dental is committed not just to creating innovative products, but also to building upon our successes. A perfect example of this approach is CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick, our newest universal dental bonding agent. A descendant of the original CLEARFIL BOND SYSTEM F and CLEARFIL SE BOND, this one-step adhesive eliminates the need for waiting, rubbing or applying additional layers. With the introduction of a flip-top cap, CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick is now more compact and efficient than ever.

Danaher’s new dental arm Envista takes flight

September 26, 2019 | Business | News

NEW YORK, USA: Danaher Corp. has successfully spun off its dental businesses into the company Envista Holdings in a successful public share offering that closed on Sept. 20. With the dental companies Nobel Biocare, Ormco and KaVo Kerr now under its wing, Envista has a unified global portfolio that will allow it to compete with other dental giants Dentsply Sirona and Straumann.

Environmental Protection Agency takes steps to reduce animal testing

September 25, 2019 | News

WASHINGTON, U.S.: Although dental experiments on animals have been met with criticism, including welfare concerns and doubts regarding scientific validity, researchers still often use animal models in periodontal and periimplant research. In an effort to reduce testing on animals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler has recently signed a directive that calls for prioritization of scientifically proven alternatives to animal testing.

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I recommend adhesives to my patients if and when using them improves their quality of life

September 25, 2019 | Interviews | News

Born in Lebanon, Prof. Nadim Z. Baba moved to Canada and completed a DMD at the University of Montreal. He received his certificate in advanced graduate studies in prosthodontics and a master’s degree in restorative sciences in prosthodontics from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, U.S. Baba is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Loma Linda University, teaching in the advanced education program in prosthodontics, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, both in the U.S. He maintains a private practice in Glendale, California, and is President of the American College of Prosthodontists. He was one of the speakers at the 2019 International College of Prosthodontists and European Prosthodontic Association joint meeting, which took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from Sept. 4 to 7. Prof. Baba was one of the guest speakers at the P&G denture session, which aimed to promote awareness of edentulism as a global oral health issue and emphasized the emotional and functional benefits of adhesive creams for denture wearers. Solutions like blend-a-dent PLUS BEST HOLD are the reason that experts like him are confident that, with a healthy mix of education, tools and a few dabs of adhesive cream, patients with prostheses can feel confident and live their lives to the fullest.

Biodentine opens new treatment option allowing more teeth to be saved!

September 24, 2019

SAINT-MAUR-DES-FOSSÉS, France: Launched nearly ten years ago, Biodentine has become a must-have product when it comes to vital pulp therapy. Acknowledged by more than 600 publications worldwide, Biodentine has allowed millions of teeth to be saved from around the globe. Today, a new door opens for teeth showing irreversible pulpitis–a condition that until now had doomed teeth to root canal treatment.

Study examines effectiveness of fluoride varnish in preschoolers

September 24, 2019 | News

SEATTLE, U.S.: Owing to its easy application, its affordable price and the low risk of swallowing the product, fluoride varnish (FV) has become a popular anti-caries treatment for children. A study by researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle has examined the effectiveness of FV in reducing dentinal caries in preschoolers. The findings showed only a minimal effect of FV in caries prevention and the researchers concluded that further studies are needed to assess the cost-effectiveness of the product in a dental setting.

Interview: Partial or complete edentulism puts patients at greater risk of systemic co-morbidities

September 24, 2019 | Interviews | News

Prof. David Felton has been Dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Dentistry since January 2016. He is a past President of the American College of Prosthodontists and of the Academy of Prosthodontics and is the current President of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and lectures internationally. He recently addressed attendees at the 2019 International College of Prosthodontists and European Prosthodontic Association joint meeting, which took place on Sept. 4–7 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Prof. Felton was one of the guest speakers at the P&G denture session, which aimed to promote awareness of edentulism as a global oral health issue and emphasized the emotional and functional benefits of adhesive creams for denture wearers. Solutions like blend-a-dent PLUS BEST HOLD are the reason that experts like him are confident that, with a healthy mix of education, tools and a few dabs of adhesive cream, patients with prostheses can feel confident and live their lives to the fullest.

DDS.WORLD digital dental marketplace goes live

September 23, 2019 | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Running a dental practice and ordering dental supplies just got a lot simpler. The global digital dental marketplace DDS.WORLD is now open for business and provides a comprehensive full-service offering for all participants in the dental industry. The marketplace offers detailed product listings, news and e-learning opportunities, as well as free cloud-based practice management software that will streamline day-to-day business for the entire practice team.

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Interview: Promoting preservation and regeneration of the natural biology with the IDR technique

September 23, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr. José Carlos Martins da Rosa has a Master of Science in Prosthodontics and a PhD in implantology, and specializes in periodontics and prosthodontics. He has developed new approaches to the treatment of compromised sockets and to the esthetic regeneration of soft and hard tissue around implants, among them the immediate dentoalveolar restoration technique. He is the owner of a pioneering dental center in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, equipped with modern facilities to work with biosafety and comfort and to achieve excellence using high technology to accomplish, for example, a fully digital treatment. Offering specially developed immersion courses, as well as study and research groups, the center is also a place for professional improvement. Dr. Martins da Rosa also offers courses at locations in South America, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He speaks regularly at major international congresses around the world, is an active researcher and has written many articles published in the international scientific literature. He has authored a book titled Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration: Immediately Loaded Implants in Compromised Sockets (Quintessence, 2014) and has contributed to many chapters on the same topic in other books.

Researchers to develop device for early oral cancer detection

September 23, 2019 | News

NORMAN, Okla., U.S.: A considerable proportion of oral cancer diagnoses are made when the cancer is advanced. A University of Oklahoma (OU) researcher is developing computer technology and a new medical device that will help detect oral cancer at an early stage, when the survival rate is much higher. The device would improve oral cancer treatment outcomes and the patients’ quality of life.

New hydrogel shows promise in dental and craniofacial tissue engineering

September 20, 2019 | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry have developed a new hydrogel that shows high porosity and effectiveness in promoting tissue repair and regeneration. The study findings suggest that the next generation of hydrogel systems could greatly improve current biomaterial-based therapeutics to repair bone defects in the near future.

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