Arthritis sufferers more prone to periodontal disease June 12, 2008 -- Researchers in Berlin have discovered that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher incidence of periodontal disease compared to healthy controls. But it may not be due solely to problems with oral hygiene.
3M to acquire German orthodontics firm June 11, 2008 -- 3M of St. Paul, MN, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TOP-Service für Lingualtechnik, a German orthodontic technology and services company offering the Incognito digital lingual orthodontic system.
Dental implants seen as best replacement for old bridges June 10, 2008 -- According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), aging dental bridges are difficult to floss, often decay, and require replacement with longer bridges. The AAID recommends replacing them with permanent dental implants.
Tissue engineering enhances periodontal ligament regeneration June 9, 2008 -- Dutch researcher Agnes Berendsen of the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam has developed a 3D in vitro model that shows promise for aiding in the regeneration of periodontal ligaments and restoring tendons and ligaments elsewhere in the body.