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.
Patterson Dental offers free practice management software
June 12, 2008 -- Patterson Dental Supply of St. Paul, MN, will now provide its EagleSoft practice management software to dental professionals free of charge.
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.
Lantis Laser's OCT system moves closer to commercialization
June 10, 2008 -- Lantis Laser has commenced the final development phase of its optical coherence tomography (OCT) Dental Imaging System.
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.
Mall teeth whitening under scrutiny in New Mexico
June 9, 2008 -- The New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care believes that mall teeth-whitening businesses could be detrimental to public health, the Cibola County Beacon recently reported.
Cosmetic dentist invents forceps that speed restorations
June 6, 2008 -- A cosmetic dentist in Louisville, KY, has invented forceps that will allow dentists to adjust the bite and deliver indirect restorations such as caps and veneers with better accuracy and in less time.
Delta Dental gives $340,000 to Louisiana dental school
June 6, 2008 -- Delta Dental Insurance is donating $340,000 to Louisiana's only dental school to help renovate an auditorium damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Patients with certain antibodies at lower risk for periodontal disease
June 5, 2008 -- New research at the University of Michigan found that people with certain antibodies are at a lower risk for periodontal disease, the ADA reports.