Restoratives Market Update: Dental implants
June 5, 2013 -- After several rough years during the recession, the implant market appears to have staged a comeback in the U.S. Some markets outside of North America are hotter still, with claims of double-digit growth. So why aren't most implant manufacturers' financials reflecting these trends?
Sheri's Solutions: The importance of reference checks
June 4, 2013 -- In our quest to hire someone who we feel is a perfect match from the initial interview, we may skip over one of the most important parts of the new employee acquisition paradigm: reference checks.
Erythritol offers xylitol-like oral health benefits
June 4, 2013 -- Cargill, an international producer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services, is poised to step into the global oral health market with a noncaloric sweetener that the company says rivals -- perhaps even bests -- xylitol in preventing caries.
Nutraceuticals show promise in oral cancer therapy
June 3, 2013 -- Green tea extract and resveratrol are two plant-derived dietary agents that have shown promise in treating oral and other cancers. But their limited availability and inadequate targeted delivery mechanisms pose a challenge for clinical use, according to a new study in Oral Oncology.
Questionnaire IDs potential dental office embezzlers
May 31, 2013 -- Embezzlement unfortunately happens all too often in dental offices large and small. You are more likely to be able to stop it by completing a short questionnaire about the proclivity of your employees to steal from you than by implementing a long embezzlement-prevention checklist, according to an expert in the field.
University of the Pacific dental school honors students, research
May 31, 2013 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The University of the Pacific (UOP) dental school held its annual Excellence Day on May 29, where dental students and faculty were honored for their clinical work, research, and community service. And sometimes it's a family affair.
Whole-health dental care: The art of asking 'Why?'
May 30, 2013 -- What is whole-health dental care? For Dr. Lisa Knowles, it is taking the time to not only get to know her patients and their oral health needs, but to understand what else is going on in their lives that can influence their oral health. And it all begins with a simple yet powerful question: Why?
Which dental materials conflict with the use of MRI?
May 29, 2013 -- Some restorative and orthodontic materials are not compatible with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in dental patients, according to a new study in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. The researchers imaged more than a dozen products to determine MRI compatibility and magnetic susceptibility.
The dangers of purchasing counterfeit dental products
May 29, 2013 -- The last few years have witnessed a growing problem in the dental industry: the manufacturing of counterfeit, imitation products. Here are some tips to help you avoid them and keep your patients safe.
Are lasers effective for dentin hypersensitivity?
May 28, 2013 -- Using lasers to treat dentin hypersensitivity is a fairly new proposition. How well do they work? A meta-analysis of available data by researchers at the University of L'Aquila in Italy found that three of four types of lasers included were more effective than a placebo.
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