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FDI Unveils New Universally Applicable Definition of “Oral Health”

09-09-2016

FDI World Dental Federation launched the new definition of ‘oral health’ – positioning it as an integral part of general health and well-being – at its Annual World Dental Congress in Poznan, Poland. It was adopted by over 200 national dental associations (NDAs) and will now be rolled out to the global oral health …

New Disposable Valve Responds to Risk of Infection during Dental Procedures

09-09-2016

There is no doubt that infection control in dentistry has come a long way in recent years, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. In fact, for years, studies have shown the potential risks associated with backflow, which is caused by greater negative pressure in the patient’s mouth than in the saliva evacuator …

Danaher to Buy Cepheid in $4 Billion Deal to Expand in Diagnostics

08-09-2016

Danaher Corp said on Tuesday that it would buy medical diagnostics company Cepheid in a deal valued at $4 billion, including debt, which will strengthen its presence in molecular diagnostics. Danaher, which develops technology for the dental, life sciences, diagnostics and environmental industries, spun off its industrial division in July to …

Looking to Saliva to Gain Insight on Evolution

08-09-2016

There's no need to reinvent the genetic wheel   That's one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys for insights into evolution. The research, published on Aug. 25 in Scientific Reports, examined a gene called MUC7 that tells the body how to create a salivary protein …

Written “Report Card” Decreases Dentists' Antibiotic Prescriptions

08-09-2016

Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomised controlled trial of UK dentists published in PLOS Medicine, by Linda Young, NHS Education for Scotland, UK, Jan Clarkson, University of Dundee and Craig Ramsay, Health Services Research Unit, …

Is TMJ Disorder Costing You a Good Night’s Sleep?

08-09-2016

If you are one of the estimated 40 million+ Americans who suffer each year from chronic sleep disorders or one of the additional 20 million who experience occasional sleeping problems, you know first-hand how the problem can affect your quality of life. A sleep disorder can interfere with your work, your ability to drive and your participation in …

Editor’s pickAdhesive with Integrated Desensitisation

07-09-2016

Adhese Universal: Reduced risk of post-operative sensitivity   Adhese Universal is a single-component, light-cured adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures. Adhese Universal is compatible with all etching techniques. An integrated desensitising effect prevents fluid movement in the dentin tubules, thus minimising the risk of …

NYU Dental Researcher to Study 'Mitochondrial Permeability Transition'

07-09-2016

Stroke and heart attack are severe medical conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. They occur when blood supply to the tissue is interrupted. This lack of blood supply can cause extensive damage leading to permanent injury and/or death. It has been found that at the elementary cellular level, damage to the individual cell is caused by …