ADA Show Report: Reduce the 'broken windows' in your practice September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly half of all Americans don't visit a dentist regularly. Why are they avoiding you? To find out, the American Dental Association recently surveyed some of those people. The top reasons they skip the dentist's chair: cost and a previous bad experience.
ADA Show Report: Spit offers shining promise September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Want to know if you've got cancer? Diabetes? Alzheimer's disease? Just spit! That's the promise coming to dentists' office as early as 2013 David Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., told conferees at the 148th Annual Session of the American Dental Association (ADA).
Cantel acquires Strong Medical September 28, 2007 -- Infection prevention firm Cantel Medical of Little Falls, NJ, has acquired Strong Dental Products, a Corona, CA, manufacturer of comfort cushioning and infection control covers for x-ray film and digital x-ray sensors.
ADA Show Report: Solutions for single stained tooth September 27, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- More obvious than a sore thumb, an off-color tooth can mar the brightest smile. Yet whitening just one tooth -- without affecting its comrades -- presents so many challenges that dentists of the past have often counseled their patients to live with the problem.
Dental appointments on the fly September 26, 2007 -- Everyone books last-minute flights, hotel rooms, and even entire vacations online. Now, thanks to a recently launched Web site, patients can book dental and medical appointments on the fly.
One less reason to light up September 23, 2007 -- There are lots of good reasons to stop smoking, and now the Journal of Periodontology has yet another one. According to a new study published in the September issue of the journal, smokers take far longer to recover from periodontal plastic surgery than non-smokers.
LCT catches long fractures -- in the lab September 19, 2007 -- A kernel of popcorn that went unpopped. A piece of ice like an iceberg. Grueling nighttime grinding. Who knows what started a fissure down the length of that tooth?
Discount plans: Packing in the penny-pinching patients September 17, 2007 -- "Buy one, get one free!" "On sale!" "Half-price with this coupon!" Such come-ons can be effective in luring customers to supermarkets, drug stores, and restaurants. Now dentists can tap similar marketing techniques via dental discount plans.
GE to sell Imtec cone-beam CT scanner September 17, 2007 -- GE Healthcare of Chalfont St. Giles, U.K. has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute the Iluma cone-beam CT scanner from dental products developer Imtec of Ardmore, OK.