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Harris Announces USD30M Contract Award by US Army Dental Directorate

17-06-2016

Communication and Information Technology company Harris Corporation announced on Thursday the award of a four-year, USD30M follow-on contract to provide IT systems and support services to dental clinics that serve US Army, Navy and Air Force personnel and dependents around the world. This contract, which includes one base year and three one-year …

Editor’s pickNew Dental System 2016 to Boost Dental Lab Productivity

16-06-2016

3Shape releases Dental System™ 2016 – the latest version of its industry leading CAD software for dental professionals. Dental System™ 2016 introduces new and improved applications and workflows, as well as a completely rewritten software for impression scanning to eliminate steps in the dental lab workflow. The new Dental …

Henry Schein Provides Seed Funding to MedShare's Disaster Relief Fund

16-06-2016

New fund will enable MedShare to expedite the shipment of medical supplies and equipment to disaster-affected areas throughout the world   Henry Schein, Inc. recently joined MedShare in Atlanta to announce that it is the first corporate sponsor of MedShare's newly created Disaster Relief Fund. The Fund will provide MedShare with the funding …

Probiotic Strains Support Oral Health

16-06-2016

Two recent studies support oral health benefits of certain probiotic strains. Blis Technologies and Stratum Nutrition announced a new clinical study on the effects of oral cavity probiotic, BLIS M18™ (Streptococcus salivarius), on the development of dental caries in children. The study was published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational …

Editor’s pickTobacco Smoke Makes Germs More Resilient

15-06-2016

UofL dental researcher explores microbiological mechanisms as World Health Organisation urges for a day of abstinence from tobacco use   The mouth is one of the dirtiest parts of the body, home to millions of germs. But puffing cigarettes can increase the likelihood that certain bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis will not only set up …

Sound Sleep, Thanks to Jaw Surgery, Braces

15-06-2016

Cabby Henry Ong's braces and jaw surgery may look cosmetic but, in fact, have been life savers. The 54-year-old used to suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea, which meant he could not have a proper night's rest. This, in turn, made him have a tendency to fall asleep while driving in the day and put him at risk of other health hazards, …

Poppits are Toothpaste-Filled Pods that Melt in your Mouth

15-06-2016

It's hard to innovate when it comes to toothpaste. When it comes to trendy products, dental hygiene doesn't seem to give rise to much opportunity. And while we wouldn't necessarily call this new Kickstarter campaign "sexy", innovative it most certainly is. In fact, it may be the most exciting revolution in toothpaste since… toothpaste. …

Editor’s pickDentin Nanostructures: A Super-Natural Phenomenon

14-06-2016

Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the interactions between the organic and inorganic components. Measurements performed at BESSYII, the …

Dentsply Sirona Announces Launch of the SIROWORLD App

14-06-2016

The ultimate app for the ultimate dental meeting – which provides details on the event agenda, speaker profiles, a trade show map and more – is now available for Apple and Android devices   Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, launched a mobile app for the upcoming SIROWORLD: The Ultimate Dental Meeting from …

Causes of Oral Cancer Highlighted

14-06-2016

Smoking and betel nut chewing are some of the proven causes of oral cancer that subsequently lead to death. Dental doctor Anare Sailo made these comments during an interview on National Oral Health Week issues. "Betel nut chewing and smoking has been proven to be a major factor in oral cancer," Dr. Sailo said. "Basically it is what they put …