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In her first DentistryIQ editor's note, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, (re)introduces herself and previews her plans as chief editor.
Dental controversy, challenges, and change: 2019 in a nutshell
Dental controversy, challenges, and change: 2019 in a nutshell Editorial Director Dr. Stacey Gividen goes through the top articles from Breakthrough Clinical in 2019, gives her impressions of the year, and offers her outlook for 2020.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine Increase Cytokine Levels in Saliva
The immune system releases cytokines to regulate inflammation during infections.
Bioactive Nanosystem Promotes Regeneration After Root Canals
A nanosystem developed by University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry professor Anil Kishen, BDS, MDS, PhD, shows promising results in promoting healing and regeneration by host tissues following root canals, according to the school.
The astonishing rise of vaping and e-cigarette use among our youth, particularly in middle and high school students, presents a new dilemma for dentists.
GreenMark Gets NIDCR Grant to Develop Caries Detection Technology
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded GreenMark Biomedical a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to further develop its patented nanoparticle-based dental technology
Pre-Dental Visit Antibiotics May Have Serious Side Effects
Antibiotics often are prescribed for a day or two before dental visits to prevent infections in certain people such as those who have had hip or knee replacements.
Bicycle Helmets Reduce Facial Injuries
Bicyclists who wear helmets are less likely to experience facial injury in a bicycle crash, according to researchers at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Goldman School Acquires Robotic Devices for Dental Implant Surgeries
The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) is the first dental school in the United States to acquire, install, and use two surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries.
Dental Sterilization Errors Take Third on List of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards
The ECRI Institute has identified the top 10 health technology hazards for 2020. Surgical stapler misuse is the number one danger
New Dental Product: Take 1 Hydro VPS Impression Material from KaVo Kerr
KaVo Kerr recently introduced Take 1 Hydro VPS impression material.
Delta Dental of Massachusetts Patient Letter Upsets Dental Community
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Insurance recently approved a fee schedule decrease of approximately 8.8% for Delta Dental Premier Providers.
New Dental Product: Bluewave Soft Tissue Diode Laser from Clinician’s Choice
Clinician’s Choice recently introduced the Bluewave Soft Tissue Diode Laser.
Dental Hygienists Have an Optimistic Future
Many of the factual points Dr. Michael Davis made in his August 19 article, “Dental Hygienists Face Temp Employment Difficulties,” are well taken.
Enhanced Dental Product: Grandio disc CAD/CAM Discs from VOCO
The Grandio disc line of CAD/CAM discs from VOCO are now available in three new shades: B1, C2 and Bleach (BL).
New Dental Product: HD Black Line Mirrors from Hu-Friedy
Hu-Friedy recently introduced HD Black Line Mirrors, building on the success of the company’s HD Mirrors, Black Line and XTS product lines.
Trends in All-Ceramic Material Options
Kenneth A. Malament, DDS, MScD, discusses his professional expertise and candid perspectives related to all-ceramic dental material options.
EyeZoom™ from Orascoptic Receives Best of Class Technology Award for Third Year in a Row
EyeZoom™ from Orascoptic was recently recognized as a Cellerant Best in Class Technology Award winner, marking the third time the loupes have earned this honor.
The Impacts of Referral Leakage in Dentistry
There are currently millions of referrals sent and received between dental and health care providers across the United States.
New Dental Product: CS ScanFlow Software from Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental recently released CS ScanFlow software for its intraoral scanner product line.
Apteryx Imaging and 4th-IR Partner to Develop AI Solutions for Digital Imaging
Apteryx Imaging and 4th-IR recently formed a partnership to create a suite of cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for dental digital imaging.
Zimmer Biomet and Align Technology Announce Multinational Distribution Agreement
Zimmer Biomet will now distribute Align Technology’s iTero Element intraoral scanners through a recently announced multinational distribution agreement.
New Dental Product: CS 3700 Intraoral Scanner from Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental recently launched the CS 3700 intraoral scanner.
LED Medical Diagnostics Changes Name to Apteryx Imaging
LED Medical Diagnostics recently changed its name to Apteryx Imaging
New Dental Product: Atlas Forceps Collection from Hu-Friedy
Hu-Friedy recently launched the Atlas Forceps Collection.
Grant to Fund Development of Longer-Lasting Restorative Materials
Researchers at the University of Toronto have received a five-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant worth $939,040 to develop new restorative materials for dental caries.
OTC Medication Tops Alternatives for Pain Relief After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication Aleve (naproxen sodium) provides more pain relief from hour three onward than acetaminophen plus codeine after wisdom tooth removal
Cantel Medical Acquires Hu-Friedy for $725 Million
Cantel Medical Corp will acquire Hu-Friedy Mfg Co for $725 million in upfront cash and stock
The Three Most Important Factors of Anesthesia and Patient Safety
Throughout recorded history, people have looked for innovative solutions for relieving tooth pain.
Program Introduces Children With Autism to the Dental Office
Dental visits can be a challenge for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have sensory and spatial issues as well as communication difficulties.
Parents Say Their Children’s Oral Health Could Be Better
Only 21% of parents in the United States say that their children have excellent oral health, according to the Dental Dental Plans Association Children’s Oral Health Survey.
Comic Book Takes Tween on an Oral Hygiene Adventure
Children often have poor oral hygiene habits, and they also don’t like going to the dentist.
You Must Believe Me
With all the discussions on advanced dental treatment with new technology, there is an underlying issue that affects many of us.
Ivoclar and 3Shape Collaborate on Treatment Visualization
Ivoclar Vivadent’s IvoSmile software application will be integrated into orthodontic and restorative applications from 3Shape to realize aesthetic dental treatment visualization, according to the companies.
This month in Implants Today, we focus on complications related to dental implant treatment. Whenever a complex task is being performed, complications are often inevitable.
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Dental Practices Face Grave Cybersecurity Threats
Highly skilled people obtain access to valuable information. Then, they either sell it to the highest bidder or ask you to pay to regain access to it.
BDA Calls for Campaign Against HPV Anti-Vaxxers
In September, Public Health England (PHE) will begin providing vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV) for boys age 12 and 13.
Pediatric Dentists to Grow by 60% in the Next Decade
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) expects the number of pediatric dentists in the United States to increase by more than 60% within the next decade.
University of Mississippi Opens Cutting-Edge Dental Clinic
The School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center joins three other schools in the nation by opening a technology center featuring cutting-edge dental equipment for student training funded by a national organization.
Program Recruits Native American Students Into Dentistry
Though 10,500 students applied to attend dental schools in the United States this fall, only 16 of them are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association.
University of Florida Collaborates With Startup on Lesion Detection Technology
The University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) and HT BioImaging Technologies are testing a new method for detecting premalignant and malignant oral lesions using an infrared device.
Composites Resist Bacteria and Prevent Recurrent Caries
Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed resin-based composites that, when combined with antibacterial nanoassemblies, hinder bacterial growth and viability on dental restorations to prevent recurrent caries.
Dentsply Sirona Sends Dentists and Gear Into the Amazon
As Mato Grosso in the Amazon region of Brazil hosted the traditional Xingu Games in May, attracting 600 athletes and more than 3,000 visitors from 15 indigenous villages, seven dentists from Doctors Without Borders
Capsazepine Analogs Prove Effective Against Oral Cancer
Researchers at UT Health San Antonio have identified a potent new class of anti-cancer drugs that target oral cancer cells while leaving other cells unharmed.
A Short Case Study: Separated Instruments? Perforation? Relax!
A dentist referred a patient to me after the patient had seen the dentist, a periodontist, and two other dentists.
Recent Advances in Implant Design and Drilling Prot
In all the years since 1963, when Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark invented the first titanium dental implant, much has changed in the implant world.
This month in Implants Today, we have 2 unique articles written from 2 different perspectives. The first is a retrospective article
Latin America Tops the World in Sugary Beverage Consumption
Excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lead to tooth decay as well as systemic issues like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes
26% of People Say They Would Share Their Toothbrush
Even though it could be bad for your health—and really gross, too—26% of British adults seem openly willing to share their toothbrush
Researchers Uncover Mechanism Behind Defense Against C Albicans
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) proteins present on human epithelial cells, which line mucosal surfaces, are central to initiating immune protection against Candida albicans, report researchers at King’s College London.
Research to Explore Why Fillings Break Down
Tooth-colored fillings usually require a replacement every five to seven years, according to the Oklahoma University (OU) College of Dentistry,
Researchers Developing App That Can Detect Oral Cancer
Researchers at Kingston University are exploring how artificial intelligence could be trained to detect the early signs of oral cancer using a mobile phone app.
Chewing Harder Foods Leads to Stronger Jawbone Formation
Bone tissue is continuously restructured in response to changes in applied force, such as those associated with exercise and locomotion.
Show Me the Way
Digital impressions took an interesting step. In addition to improving current products, companies are looking to expand the use of these devices beyond restorative processes.
Pulpdent Donates Dental Products to Special Olympics Games in Abu Dhabi
As a supporter of the Special Olympics Smiles program, Pulpdent Corporation recently donated a variety of dental products to the Special Olympics Games in Abu Dhabi.
Henry Schein Dental Launches Thrive By Henry Schein, a Membership Value Club
Thrive by Henry Schein, a new membership value club from Henry Schein Dental, offers special pricing on the company’s portfolio of business,
Young Innovations Acquires Crystal Tips
Young Innovations recently acquired several entities that make up Crystal Tips.
ClearCorrect Announces Rebrand at the AAO 2019 Annual Session
ClearCorrect, a Straumann Group brand, unveiled a major rebrand at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session,
Robot dentist in China is first to fit implants in patient without any human involvement
A robot has carried out a dental operation without help from humans for the first time, carrying out implant surgery on a patient in China
Pierrel Pharma Receives Edison Award for Goccles, an Oral Cancer Screening Device
Pierrel Pharma recently received a Best New Product Silver Edison Award for its oral cancer screening device, Goccles.
Henry Schein Acquires Lighthouse 360
Henry Schein recently acquired Lighthouse 360, a company that provides easy-to-use dental practice management and patient communication software, from
New Dental Product: Curve Business Intelligence from Curve Dental
Curve Dental recently released Curve Business Intelligence, the newest module within the Curve Cloud Platform.
New Dental Product: CS 3100 Milling System from Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental recently introduced the CS 3100 milling system.
Interview with Robert Ganley, CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent
At IDS 2019, big things are happening for Ivoclar Vivadent, one of the world's leading dental materials and technologies companies.
Interview with Diego Gabathuler, incoming CEO of Ivoclar Vivadent
What does the future hold for Ivoclar Vivadent, one of dentistry's most influential companies?
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High heels and pig jaws with some sun, sand, and surf—dentistry at its finest!
RESET, LEARN, NETWORK, AND RELAX—what better way to reassure yourself that dentistry is the right profession for you? The ADA Annual Meeting in Hawaii did not disappoint, and one of the best parts was that I was able to take my entire staff with me.
How Teledentistry Powered Dental Hygiene Can Bring Care to Patients in Need
As people age and become unable to manage daily tasks alone, receiving dental care within a dental office is unlikely. Teledentistry can make bringing checkups and care to these people possible.
How many times have we heard the phrase “I want to improve my smile”? In many situations, the patients’ idea of what they want might be totally different from our natural response.
Kulzer Partners with DENTCA for Digital Denture Workflow
A new partnership between Kulzer and DENTCA will create a new digital workflow for in-house produced 3D printed dentures as a more efficient and accurate way for practices and dental laboratories to produce dentures.
Vaping Safe? E-cig flavorings may cause damage all by themselves
Early last year, we got our first confirmation in the form of a 600+ page report that comprehensively analyzed 800 peer-reviewed studies, that vaping, once touted as a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for smokers, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
On stage with evacuation lines: Safety guidance for dental hygienists
Failure to clean evacuation lines daily leads to biofilm growth, a heavy bioburden, and a greater risk of transmission. When debris clogs evacuation lines, not only does this create risk, they don't suck!
How Your Dental Practice Can Benefit from Cloud Imaging
Cloud-based Imaging allows you to access your patient information from wherever you choose, 24/7. It also provides you with safe, secure data backup so you never have to worry about losing patient data during a system crash.
Case Study: The Importance of an Accurate Diagnosis
One of the hardest parts of dentistry is in the diagnosis. Not just deciding what you would like to do to a tooth, I mean the critically important step of determining why that tooth needs something.
Why 3D Printing is a Perfect Fit for Dentistry
3D printing for dentists: heralded as the next big thing in the dental industry.
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