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Poor Root Fillings can be the Result of Stress and the Economy

24-03-2016

Only half of all root fillings that are done in the Swedish public dental service are of good quality. The reason that dentists accept technically poor root fillings can be that they feel root fillings are difficult, associate them with stress and frustration, as well as that a good quality root treatment often takes longer than what the dental …

High Percentage of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

23-03-2016

In a study published online by JAMA, Brian T. Bateman, MD, M.Sc., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined nationwide patterns of opioid prescribing following surgical tooth extraction. Opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the US, and often begins with a prescription for pain medication. Dentists are …

Acupuncture for Oral Pain

23-03-2016

When George Maloney, a clinical professor at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, sees a patient in pain, he first determines whether the ache emanates from the nerves or muscles. For nerve-based pain, he often prescribes medications. For muscle pain, he reaches for his needles. Maloney, who is affiliated with the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Centre …

New Website Educates Consumers on Breakthrough Technology for Root Canal Treatment

23-03-2016

Sonendo [(R)] Inc., the developer of a transformative technology for root canal therapy, announced the launch of a patient-based website with the goal of helping patients make more informed decisions when considering root canal therapy. The GentleWave [(R)] System facilitates a one-treatment root canal procedure and has the ability to outperform …

Editor’s pickPracto Expands Footprint, Introducing Two Award-Winning Healthcare Apps in Brazil

22-03-2016

The company simplifies healthcare access for millions of consumers in Latin America’s biggest market, and streamlines clinic/patient management for private practitioners Practo team elated for the launch Practo, the world’s leading healthcare platform, announced its official entry into Brazil, the largest market in Latin America …

Bellavest® SH: For Contemporary Working in the Dental Laboratory

22-03-2016

The universal, shock-heat or gradually heatable precision casting investment material Bellavest® SH is suitable for all crown and bridge indications.   Bellavest® SH can ideally be used for the shock-heat method at insertion temperatures of up to 900°C. However, conventional heating is also not a problem. In principle, precious …