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.
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.
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.
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.