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FDI White Paper And Practical Guide Address The Global Burden Of Periodontal Disease

27-04-2018

FDI World Dental Federation published two resources - a white paper and a practical guide - as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide. "Periodontal disease - or gum disease as it is often better known - is one of the most common diseases …

Annual AACD Session Delivers Education In The Art & Science Of Cosmetic Dentistry

27-04-2018

The 34th Annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Scientific Session concluded its educational program on 21st April at McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL. More than 1,300 people attended the four days of educational programming which included 98 speakers, 125 courses, three entertaining and motivating general sessions, and some …

Making Digitally Designed And Fabricated Dentures A Reality

27-04-2018

3Shape Vice President for Product Strategy, Rune Fisker talks about the digital denture workflow. Its benefits, challenges and where the industry is heading. The days of the analogue denture workflow are numbered. Vastly improved software, flexibility and speed of processes, as well as better manufacturing equipment means that it will soon meet …

Regenerative Solutions For Clinical Success

26-04-2018

Professor Werner Zechner, a specialist in bone grafting, implant surfaces and guided implant placement protocols, summarises his experiences with creos regenerative solutions. From the very beginning, my experiences with the creos xenoprotect membrane have been very positive. It is simple to trim, even after soaking with autogenous blood. …

Proposal to Eliminate Dental Amalgam Use Gains Momentum

26-04-2018

A coalition of 50 environmental, public health, and children's rights groups called for an end to the controversial filling material – dental amalgam – in American children, and for a two-year general phase-out in its use in the United States.  Supporters include many major national nonprofit groups, including Sierra Club, …

3M Oral Care Introduces New Leadership

26-04-2018

3M has announced the appointment of Mr. Sebastian Arana as the new President and General Manager of its Oral Care Solutions Division. Arana’s extensive experience spans several geographies and includes the oral care product porfolio. “I am excited to lead this passionate group within 3M that is so dedicated to helping our customers …

A Face Transplant Operation Is A Demonstration Of Advanced Surgery And High Technology

25-04-2018

The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting …