Study: Immune-related gene may predispose to HPV-related cancer
October 24, 2014 -- An international coalition of cancer specialists has identified an immune-related gene called transforming growth factor beta receptor 1 (TGFBR1) that appears to play a pivotal role in determining whether a person develops HPV-related cancer. Their findings are discussed in the journal Cancer Research.
Carestream scanner receives Suresmile certification
October 24, 2014 -- Carestream Dental announced that its CS 3500 intraoral scanner has received OraMetrix certification for use with its Suresmile orthodontic technology.
ADA offers new online practice management courses
October 24, 2014 -- The ADA's Center for Professional Success is offering a new online Executive Program in Dental Practice Management, consisting of six 10-hour courses in which dentists can learn about financial management, enhancing marketing strategies, practicing amid increased regulation, and other topics.
DentalMarketing.net launches website focused on direct mail
October 24, 2014 -- DentalMarketing.net, a full-service direct mail and marketing agency for dentists, has launched a new website to help overcome some of the misconceptions that dentists have about using direct mail.
Zimmer reports net sales up in Q3
October 24, 2014 -- Zimmer Holdings has reported the financial results for its fiscal third quarter and first nine months of 2014, with increased net sales for both periods.
Dental care linked to fewer respiratory infections in ICU patients
October 23, 2014 -- Vulnerable patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, during their stay, according to a new study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
IADR announces new Global Oral Health Research Award
October 23, 2014 -- The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced the 17th award in its Distinguished Scientist Award program: the Global Oral Health Research Award.
Single-tooth implants and bridges market to hit $4.7B by 2019
October 22, 2014 -- The global single-tooth implants and dental bridges market will reach more than $4.7 billion by 2019, up from about $3.3 billion this year, according to a new report from Markets and Markets.
Stoma Dental launches disposable HVE, SE valves
October 22, 2014 -- Stoma Dental has launched its Dove brand line of disposable high-volume evacuation (HVE) and saliva ejector (SE) valves and tailcaps for use in the dental operatory.
Cosmedent makes $141K product donation to NCOHF
October 22, 2014 -- Cosmedent has made a product donation totaling more than $141,000 to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF): America's ToothFairy. The contribution will enable the NCOHF Affiliate Network of nonprofit clinical programs to continue to provide vital oral health services to vulnerable children, according to the foundation.