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Editor’s pickThe Dentist’s Nitrous Oxide Gains Popularity during Labour and Delivery

02-12-2015

Sarah Sutton had been in labour for more than 12 hours when she asked her nurse-midwife for some nitrous oxide. She knew the gas was an option at Charleston Birth Place, a freestanding birth centre in North Charleston. Her contractions, spaced about a minute or so apart, had become “excruciating.” “I had it in my mind that it …

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can Help Overcome Fear of the Dentist

01-12-2015

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could help many people with dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study by King’s College London. Anxiety about visiting the dentist is common and becomes a phobia when it has …

ProDental Releases Teeth Whitening Trays that are BPA-Free and FDA-Approved

01-12-2015

Kansas City, MO, USA – Amazon vendor MKC Products have released a product called Mouth Guard from ProDental that is gaining much traction with online shoppers. The product has been specially designed and is manufactured with customers in mind. The manufacturers have decided to ensure the customer receives the best possible quality of …

Sulzer Mixpac: Protecting Patients and Dentist’s Reputation

01-12-2015

Thanks to their quality, the MIXPACTM mixing tips have been established in the dental market. Sulzer presents these products at the 2015 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). Sulzer declares war on copiers – for the benefit of patients and dentists. The environment-friendly T-mixer in compact design mixes the components very …

FDI and Royal Philips Sign Global Agreement to Promote the Importance of Oral Health

01-12-2015

FDI World Dental Federation and Royal Philips, the makers of the Philips Sonicare toothbrush, will team up to actively promote the importance of oral health and its impact on a person’s overall health, and together promote World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2016. Celebrated on March 20, WOHD is an international day to raise awareness of the …

Syrian Dentist Awarded Gold Prize of SIIF 2015

01-12-2015

Seoul, Korea – Syrian Dentist Mohammad Imad al-Droubi was awarded the Gold Prize of the Seoul International Intervention Fair (SIIF) 2015 in Seoul, Korea, for his invention “Droubi Implant System”, with Russia bagging the Silver medal and Switzerland the Bronze. The fair was organised by the Korean Union …

Water Fountains to Improve Oral Health in Remote Schools

01-12-2015

Three schools in northern New South Wales will have new water fountains installed as part of a plan to help improve oral health. The University of Sydney’s Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is behind the installation of the chilled, filtered water bubblers at the Boggabilla and Mungindi Central Schools and Toomelah Public School. Centre …

Editor’s pickNanodiamonds Found to Strengthen Dental Fillings and Reduce Tooth Infection

01-12-2015

Diamonds are said to be a girl’s best friend, and it turns out that they could be a pretty strong ally in everyone’s dental health – although don’t go racing to Tiffany’s just yet, as these diamonds are so small, they are invisible to the naked eye. The strong and robust properties of diamond could be used in …

Efficient and Reliable: The One and Only All-on-4®

30-11-2015

There is only one proven All-on-4® treatment concept that provides edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using four implants to support an immediately delivered full-arch prosthesis. After the first dental implant patient was treated in 1965, a discussion began around the optimal number of …