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August 2016

Dental Microscopes Boost Quality of Treatment


High-performance microscopes are powerful tools in dental treatment, but only a handful of university hospitals and professional clinics have such equipment. These microscopes magnify the treatment area by 10 to 26 times, which allows dentists to detect miniscule cracks and nerve damage in the teeth that are invisible to the naked eye. In the …

Abu Dhabi Dentist Eyes World Record with Bizarre Collection of 10,000 Extracted Teeth


Meet an Indian dentist who never recommends tooth extraction but has ended up pulling them out in thousands. Not just that, the dental surgeon from Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala has preserved almost all the teeth he has plucked over the years. Abu Dhabi-based Nizar Abdul Rahman also has a message for people: 'Always keep smiling'. Nizar …

Henry Schein to Acquire Full-Service Dental Distributor Marrodent


Expanded presence in Poland to include dental practitioners   Henry Schein, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an 80 per cent ownership position in Marrodent, one of Poland's largest full-service dental distributors with 2015 sales of approximately $32 million. Henry Schein has served animal health …

Academy of General Dentistry Appoints New Vice President


The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Neil J. Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, of Mississauga, Ontario, was installed as organisation's vice president during an installation ceremony on July 18 as part of the organisation's annual meeting. Dr. Gajjar is the organisation's second vice president from Canada and first South Asian to …

Editor’s pickMr. Heinz-Peter Schnicke is VOCO's New Head of Export Management


As VOCO Sales Manager, Mr. Heinz-Peter Schnicke will be responsible for the non-European markets, replacing Mr. Werner Poussin, who is taking a well-earned retirement. Mr. Schnicke previously served as Area Manager for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Malta and Italy. As Sales Manager for all non-European countries, he is taking over a major …

BioGaia’s Oral Health Probiotic Reduces Pregnancy Gingivitis


A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study in 45 women with pregnancy gingivitis showed that supplementation of L. reuteri Prodentis significantly reduced inflammation and plaque compared to placebo. "Our study shows that L. reuteri containing lozenges may be a valuable adjunct in the control of pregnancy gingivitis," says Professor …