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Dental Plaque Helps Anthropologists Reconstruct Ancient Human Mitogenome

31-03-2016

During the nascent stages of Prof. Christina Warinner’s career in the field of paleogenomics, she took a risk. Instead of utilising conventional techniques to extract ancient DNA – which often requires destruction of fossil specimens—she took an alternate route and investigated the potential of calcified dental plaque from fossil …

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Celebrate World Oral Health Day

31-03-2016

Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day. This year’s public awareness campaign has chosen as its slogan: “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” in recognition of the fact that a person’s oral health affects their overall health and well-being. This message …

Editor’s pickIvoclar Vivadent: Growth in Local Currencies

30-03-2016

Ivoclar Vivadent has completed the 2015 business year with global sales revenues of CHF 759 million. In local currency terms, the growth rate was 5.9 per cent over the previous year. Expressed in Swiss francs, however, sales revenues were 0.3 per cent below the previous year due to the strong appreciation of the Swiss currency.   The …

Child and Adolescent Perceptions of Oral Health: Life Course Perspectives

30-03-2016

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Carl Maida, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, presented a study titled “Child and Adolescent Perceptions of Oral Health: Life Course Perspectives”. The AADR Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the 40th Annual …

Henry Schein Partners with J. Morita to Expand Presence in Japan

30-03-2016

Henry Schein to own a 50 per cent interest in a $125 million subsidiary of J. Morita; Ken Iwase to lead expanded Henry Schein Japan   Melville, NY, USA – Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive transaction to expand its presence in Japan, the world’s second-largest dental market, by partnering with J. …

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Goes ALL IN at 73rd Annual Meeting

30-03-2016

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s 73rd Annual Meeting will be held from April 4 through April 9, 2016. This year’s event will take place at the Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia and will feature a two-day pre-conference symposium followed by four days of meetings, exhibits, panels and discussions. Registration is required …

Dentsply Sirona Introduces the INTEGO Transcendental Treatment Centre

30-03-2016

Designed for unlimited digital expansion and integration, INTEGO future-proofs the dental operatory while providing the ultimate patient experience   Dentsply Sirona, Inc., The Dental Solutions Company™, is proud to continue its tradition of unparalleled innovation and award-winning design with its INTEGO Transcendental Treatment …

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Linked to the Tongue

30-03-2016

According to a new study led by University at Buffalo orthodontic researcher Thikriat Al-Jewair, dentists are in the unique position as health care professionals to pinpoint signs of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep due to blocked upper airways. The research found that …

Longevity of Restorative Treatments in Paediatric Patients: EBD in the Era of HER

30-03-2016

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Natalia Chalmers, National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR), DentaQuest Institute, Bethesda, Md., USA, presented a study titled “Longevity of Restorative Treatments in Paediatric …