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2016 World Oral Health Day Launched in Accra

12-02-2016

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme and in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Dental Association and the Ministry of Health, Unilever Ghana has launched the 2016 World Oral Health Day at a ceremony in Accra. The event, which is scheduled to be celebrated in Ghana on March 18, is aimed at rolling out a series …

Bronx Dentistry Practice Uses Innovative Laser Techniques to Treat Gum Disease

12-02-2016

At Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, patients can take advantage of a new gum surgery alternative called the LANAP laser and maintain improved oral health   Bronx, NY, USA – According to the Bronx dentists at Dr. Victor Oelbaum & Associates, millions of people are affected by periodontal disease. In addition to common …

Dental Schools to Introduce Training on Opioid Abuse

12-02-2016

Boston, USA– As he waits on the Legislature to compromise over opioid abuse prevention strategies, Gov. Charlie Baker detailed an agreement reached with the deans of the state’s three dental medicine schools to introduce training for opioid abuse prevention and management into their core curriculums. Gov. Baker and health …

Editor’s pickNew Periodontal Micro-Surgery Kit

05-02-2016

Periodontology today has become extremely specialised, more complex and advanced – thanks to the most recent developments in treatment techniques – and has created a demand for more sophisticated surgical instruments far more suitable for accurate dental interventions. Medesy unveils a new specific kit created uniquely for periodontal …

Septodont Acquires DLA in Brazil

05-02-2016

Septodont is pleased to announce its acquisition of DLA (injectable dental anesthetic manufacturing plant) from Dentsply International, located in Catanduva, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The acquisition was done through its Brazilian affiliate, TDV. Septodont is currently the leading manufacturer of dental injectable anesthetics in the world, …

Children’s Oral Health in America: The Good, the Bad & The Ugly

05-02-2016

New Delta Dental survey breaks down kids oral health by the numbers   Oak Brook, Ill., USA – It’s Children’s Dental Health Month in America, so let’s start with the good news: according to their parents, majority of kids in the country are brushing their teeth at least twice a day and flossing. A new survey of …

CDC Estimate New Mexico, Hawaii Have Highest US Incidence of Advanced Gum Disease

05-02-2016

New data emphasises need for oral health literacy, access to care in largely affected regions   Chicago, IL, USA – In a new study published by the Journal of Dental Research, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at 52.79 per cent and 51.10 per cent, respectively, New Mexico and Hawaii have the US highest …

Kiss Goodbye to Bad Breath: Ten Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

05-02-2016

With Valentine’s Day looming, it’s not just about love and romance. If you want to get fresh, it’s time to brush up on your oral hygiene.   Poor oral hygiene causes a mouthful of ailments including off-putting bad breath, missing teeth, and bleeding gums. A recent survey found one in five people said they had been put off …