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September 2016

Study Shows Little Evidence for Extraction of Symptom-Free Wisdom Teeth

30-09-2016

Although removal of wisdom teeth is very common, there are no studies that show a benefit to taking them out when they are not causing pain or other problems, according to a new review of existing research. Third molars, or so-called wisdom teeth, generally emerge fully or partially between ages 17 and 26 into limited space and they are often …

Gum Disease and its Effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis

30-09-2016

The damage done by gum disease isn’t solely confined to areas of the mouth. The bacteria can also have an effect on the joints and movement of the body. Although the correlation between the two may seem odd, researchers have found that gum disease can actually cause, worsen and speed up the progression of rheumatoid arthritis …

Dental Laboratory Association Informs Dentists on Importance of Materials Accountability

29-09-2016

It is important that dental laboratories accurately disclose the point-of-origin and the content of materials used in dental restorations in order to protect patient safety. The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is highlighting the importance of materials accountability and emphasising the lack of minimum standards in the US by …

Dental Fillings Raise Levels of Mercury in the Body, UGA Study Says

29-09-2016

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam – a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals – significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia’s department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health. Assistant …

1st Annual ‘Implant Complications & Innovations Symposium’ by T.I.D.E.

29-09-2016

The Toronto Institute for Dental Excellence (T.I.D.E.) is proud to announce the 1st annual “Implant Complications & Innovations Symposium” taking place in Toronto on June 2 to 3, 2017. This Symposium will be packed with two days of didactic and hands-on programmes. Day 1 will feature concurrent simultaneous sessions for clinicians …

Western Dental Names Kathy Spengler New Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

29-09-2016

Western Dental & Orthodontics, one of the leaders in accessible, affordable, high-quality oral healthcare in the US, announced the appointment of Ms. Kathy Spengler as its Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management. Ms. Spengler, who joined Western Dental on September 6, has nearly 20 years of experience in the dental profession. During her …

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Announces Canadian as New President

28-09-2016

At the AACP’s 31st Annual International Clinical Symposium, Dennis Marangos, DDS was elected President-Elect of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the first Canadian to have this honour. The American Academy of Craniofacial Pain is an organisation committed to the relief of craniofacial pain, temporomandibular …

Achieve Impressions that will Exceed your Expectations with FLEXCEED

28-09-2016

The right impression is the primary need for any indirect restoration. The indecision for the correct impression material invokes recurring costs and reduced revenue. To meet this challenge, GC Asia introduces the new vinyl polysiloxane impression material that is affordable yet accurately replicates the highest level of detail for your …

Dental Implants Market Size to Reach $6.81 Billion by 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

28-09-2016

The global dental implants market is expected to be USD 6.81 billion by 2024, based on a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising demand for tooth (or teeth) replacement has provided good growth potential to the market. Growing number of dental injuries owing to road accidents and sports injuries are also considered as some of the major …