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New Advanced Dental CE Courses Available In Toronto

06-01-2016

Beginning February 2016, Toronto will have new advanced dental continuing education courses available offered by The Dawson Academy on occlusion, function, aesthetics, diagnosing complex issues, predictably treating difficult cases and more. Dr. John Cranham, with a special video appearance by Dr. Peter Dawson, will deliver the initial course …

Dental Group Defends Mercury Fillings Amid Mounting Evidence of Risks

06-01-2016

For decades, the American Dental Association has resolutely defended the safety of mercury fillings in the teeth of more than 100 million Americans, even muzzling dentists who dared to warn patients that such fillings might make them sick. The association has lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the fillings, which contain one of …

Editor’s pick3Shape TRIOS® Orthodontics Integrates with Dental Monitoring

06-01-2016

3Shape TRIOS® Orthodontics has created a seamless integration with Dental Monitoring. The integration enables orthodontists using the TRIOS® intraoral scanner to send digital impressions directly to the Dental Monitoring platform with just a click. Dental Monitoring uses a digital impression to determine a patient’s current baseline …

Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma

05-01-2016

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the airways to constrict and produce excess mucus, making breathing difficult. It is characterised by the obstruction of airflow, which is variable over a short period of time. This condition is reversible – either spontaneously or can be controlled with the help of drugs. A new study …

Children’s Dental Health at ‘Tragic Levels’, Haworth Dentist Warns

05-01-2016

A Haworth dentist is leading a national lobby to improve children’s dental health as he described the situation as reaching ‘tragic levels’. A letter from Dr. Tony Kilcoyne published in a daily newspaper and branding NHS dentistry in England as “unfit for purpose” was signed by more than 400 other dentists UK …

Never Too Old for Braces

05-01-2016

Chapel Hill, NC, USA – When you think of the typical patient in an orthodontist’s office, an awkward middle-schooler comes to mind. But the typical face of braces is changing and getting older. Adults are seeking dental perfection in record numbers. And it brings new challenges to both patient and orthodontist. Eighty-one-year-old …

Surgeon General Endorses Community Water Fluoridation

05-01-2016

2015 marks 70 years of community water fluoridation in the US   WASHINGTON, D.C.,USA – The American Dental Association (ADA) applauds US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, and his endorsement today of community water fluoridation. “Fluoride’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay extends throughout one’s …

Exactech Deals Dental Assets to Salvin Dental Specialties

05-01-2016

Exactech has sold the entirety of its dental biologics business to Salvin Dental Specialties through its Salvin Regenerative subsidiary. Financial terms and other details of the deal were not disclosed. Salvin Dental develops, manufactures and markets implant dentistry regenerative biomaterials and surgical instrumentation, Exactech …