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Scientists Develop Technology to Produce Bioactive Coating with Antibacterial Effect

05-04-2016

Belgrade – A group of NUST MISIS scientists developed an innovative technology for producing a bioactive coating with an antibacterial effect. This technology will be used in medicine and allows scientists to cover implants with coating that protects the human body from inflammation, helps to avoid implant rejection and reduces the …

Editor’s pickIs There a Link between Oral Health and the Rate of Cognitive Decline?

04-04-2016

Better oral hygiene and regular dental visits may play a role in slowing cognitive decline as people age, although evidence is not definitive enough to suggest that one causes the other. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, come from the first systematic review of studies focused on oral health and cognition …

Interleukin Genetics Announces Clinical Study to Evaluate Impact of PerioPredict® Genetic Risk Testing on Dental Patient Engagement and Preventative Care

04-04-2016

Waltham, Mass., USA – Interleukin Genetics, Inc., a life sciences company focused on developing and marketing proprietary genetic tests for chronic diseases and health-related conditions, announced Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for a clinical study to assess the impact of the company’s PerioPredict Genetic Risk Test on …

Small Molecule Replacement Therapy to Rescue Craniofacial Defects

04-04-2016

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Shihai Jia, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, presented a study titled “Small Molecule Replacement Therapy to Rescue Craniofacial Defects”. PAX9 and MSX1 are known to be associated with human cleft palate and tooth agenesis. …

Penn Dental Study Reverses Signs of Naturally Occurring Chronic Periodontitis

04-04-2016

Philadelphia, USA – Periodontitis, a gum disease present in nearly half of all adults in the US, involves inflammation, bleeding and bone loss. In its severe form, it is associated with systemic inflammatory conditions such as atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Few treatment options exist beyond dental scaling and root planing, done …

Dental Health Improvement for Five-Year-Olds in Wales

04-04-2016

Children’s oral health in Wales has experienced the most significant improvement since records began, a survey of five-year-olds has shown. Dental decay has reduced by 12 per cent in that age group since 2008, the Cardiff University study found. There has also been a reduction in the average number of teeth affected when children have tooth …

Editor’s pickNew Managing Director at Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan

01-04-2016

Koji Kezuka is Hideaki Kumazawa’s designated successor   Koji Kezuka will be taking over as the new Managing Director of Ivoclar Vivadent KK Japan based in Tokyo effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Hideaki Kumazawa, who was in charge of Ivoclar Vivadent’s Japanese subsidiary during the past nine years. Mr. Kezuka joined …

Roland DG Announces Changes to Board of Directors

01-04-2016

Roland DG Corporation has announced several changes and additions to its Board of Directors. The moves were announced after the company’s recent annual shareholders’ meeting and the following Board of Directors’ meeting held on March 24, 2016. Among the announced appointments, Mr. Hidenori Fujioka, previously Director and …