TOP DENTAL NEWS
NADL's website educates consumers on contaminated restorations
March 31, 2008 -- A recent investigative report by WBNS-TV of Columbus, OH, found lead contamination in crowns coming into the U.S. from overseas. Following the report, the ADA issued a tip sheet for dentists concerned about contaminated restorations. Now the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) has launched a website for consumers.
FDA clears Biolase lasers for root canal disinfection
March 25, 2008 -- Biolase Technology's Waterlase and Waterlase MD laser systems have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for root canal disinfection.
DentalEZ introduces new sonic scalers
March 25, 2008 -- DentalEZ has introduced new sonic scalers that it claims provide a gentle cleaning for patients while removing stubborn calculus deposits and stains.
Gordon Christensen on veneers
March 25, 2008 -- The inside scoop on which veneers to use and when, plus real-world tips and tools.
Seven secrets to calming kids
March 24, 2008 -- Veteran kid wranglers can turn the fussiest children into exceedingly patient patients. DrBicuspid.com interviewed some of the nation’s leading experts for their tips on terminating tantrums.
Japanese launch home-use intraoral camera
March 24, 2008 -- Dentists have a huge range of options when it comes to intraoral cameras. So, the Japanese have created one for the patients' use.
UIC researchers develop 3D dental training simulator
March 24, 2008 -- Hot on the heels of the Macy Study that explores new models of dental education, the University of Illinois at Chicago has introduced cutting-edge dental training technology.
MedEdPortal now features dental education resources
March 20, 2008 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have formed a partnership that will enable MedEdPortal -- AAMC's online resource for the advancement of medical education -- to include dental education resources.
Everything you always wanted to know about orthodontics
March 20, 2008 -- Attention orthodontists! Need help dealing with that patient who has a million questions? Refer them to bracesreview.com, a new independent site where patients can educate themselves about treatment.
Update: ADEA offers updated guide to dental schools
March 19, 2008 -- Planning to apply to dental school next year? The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has a resource that could streamline the process.
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