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April 2018

April Is National Facial Protection Month


Some dental and facial injuries sustained in sports activities are preventable. April is National Facial Protection Month (NFPM) and five dental organisations have joined forces to educate the public to play it smart the first time by wearing mouth guards and other protective gear to prevent injuries. The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), the …

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


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


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


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


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


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, …