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Vertex-Dental Presents: Class IIa NextDent sDental 3D Printing Materials

13-04-2016

Vertex-Dental BV, a leading developer and manufacturer of biocompatible 3D printing materials in dental, announces the introduction of NextDent dental 3D printing materials with a Class IIa certification according to the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EC. Class IIa certification of these materials makes it possible – for the first time in …

Legacy of Innovation Continues for 3M Oral Care

13-04-2016

The Anaheim Group acknowledges 3M’s contributions to the dental industry for its 11th consecutive year   With 95 innovations launched in 2015, 3M’s designation as the Most Innovative Company in the Dental Industry was earned through a relentless commitment to science-based innovation. Honoured with its 11th consecutive win, …

Mesa Labs Acquires an Additional Dental Steriliser Testing Business

13-04-2016

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets (other than cash and certain inventories and fixed assets) and certain liabilities of Autoclave Testing Services, Inc., a New York company and Autoclave Testing Supplies, Inc., a British Columbia company. ATS is in the business of supplying products and services …

Digital Guided Surgery Solution Now Available for All MIS Implant Systems

13-04-2016

MIS has successfully launched two MGUIDE Surgical Kits for conical connection implants. This addition marks the completion of a full guided surgery solution.   The new Conical Connection MGUIDE Surgical Kits include all the drills and tools necessary for a simpler surgical procedure. The kits’ clear lay-out and colour-coded design is …

'Give Kids a Smile' Event Helps Make Dental Hygiene Fun, Offers Free Cleanings

13-04-2016

Dozens of local children received free dental care from the dental hygiene students at Blinn College as part of the eighth annual student-run “Give Kids a Smile” event. The 28 college students were assisted by more than 20 volunteer dentists and hygienists from around the community, giving families on a tight budget the opportunity to …

Oral Hygiene Device Pioneered by Forsyth Institute Scientists Comes to Market

13-04-2016

Since the invention of the toothbrush 75 years ago, there has been little true innovation in oral hygiene. All that is about to change, however, is the upcoming release of the PhotOral®, a novel oral hygiene device that uses smart light technology and blue LEDs to combat pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. The handheld device is the latest …

Mouth Cancer Rates Soar as Scots Face ‘Oral Disease Epidemic’

13-04-2016

Urgent action is needed to tackle Scotland’s “oral disease epidemic” as rates of mouth cancer soared above other UK nations, leading dentists have warned. Official figures show cancer rates are significantly higher in Scotland at 16.8 per 100,000 people, compared with 12.4 in England and 11.9 in Northern Ireland. More needs to …

Editor’s pickIDEM Singapore 2016: A First for Many

12-04-2016

IDEM Singapore lives up to its name as the leading platform of choice for regional and international dental industry players, continuously bringing exciting new product innovations and services. From L to R: Dr. Patrick Hescot, FDI President; Minister Gan Kim Yong, Minister of Health, Singapore; Mr. Michael Dreyer, Vice President, Asia-Pacific, …

Concern over GPs Prescribing ‘Unnecessary’ Antibiotics for Toothache

12-04-2016

Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last ten years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, new research has found. In a ten-year retrospective study published in the British Journal of General Practice a team of experts from Cardiff …

How Bioceramics Could Help Fight Gum Disease

12-04-2016

Severe gum disease known as periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, and treating it remains a challenge. But new approaches involving silicon nitride, a ceramic material used in spinal implants, could be on the way. The surface of silicon nitride has a lethal effect on the bacteria that commonly cause periodontitis. Now …