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1-800-DENTIST Launches Two New Consumer Ad Campaigns

07-01-2016

Los Angeles, CA – 1-800-DENTIST®, the dental profession’s #1 source of pre-screened new patient leads, announced that it is launching two new consumer ad campaigns to kick off 2016, “Discover the New Dentistry” and “A Brand New Beginning”. “Discover the New Dentistry” is a special consumer …

Intelligent Machine Tool Prototype Operates Like a 3D Printer

07-01-2016

A research group led by Professor Shirase Keiichi of the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering has developed a prototype machine tool that can manufacture metal components and operates like a 3D printer. The prototype was exhibited at Emo Milano 2015, one of the three largest international machine tool trade shows. This development could …

Editor’s pickStudy Links Life’s Milestones to a Non-Circadian Biological Rhythm in Teeth

07-01-2016

The circadian rhythm, or ‘daily biological clock’, controls much of an organism’s regular pace of development, and this growth paradigm has been the focus of intense molecular, cellular, pharmacological and behavioural research for decades. But then, why do rats mature faster than humans? The top canonical pathways identified …

Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist

06-01-2016

Study found this type of treatment helped many overcome dental visit phobia Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help when that anxiety becomes a crippling phobia. In the study, British investigators tried an approach called cognitive …

Tests Suggest Mercury in Air at Some Dental Clinics

06-01-2016

Alex Hummell says few dentists seem worried enough about invisible, odourless mercury to take the kinds of precautions needed to prevent everyday exposures. As the head of a Littleton, Colorado firm that sells sophisticated equipment to gauge airborne levels of highly toxic mercury at industrial sites worldwide, Hummell has watched manufacturers …

New Advanced Dental CE Courses Available In Toronto

06-01-2016

Beginning February 2016, Toronto will have new advanced dental continuing education courses available offered by The Dawson Academy on occlusion, function, aesthetics, diagnosing complex issues, predictably treating difficult cases and more. Dr. John Cranham, with a special video appearance by Dr. Peter Dawson, will deliver the initial course …

Dental Group Defends Mercury Fillings Amid Mounting Evidence of Risks

06-01-2016

For decades, the American Dental Association has resolutely defended the safety of mercury fillings in the teeth of more than 100 million Americans, even muzzling dentists who dared to warn patients that such fillings might make them sick. The association has lobbied the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the fillings, which contain one of …