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Conferences
2015 National Oral Health Conference
April 27-29

Kansas City, Missouri United States
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) 2015 Annual Session
June 17-23

Nashville, Tennessee United States
143rd American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition
October 31 - November 4

Chicago, Illinois United States
Crowdfunding campaign to analyze dental microbiome ends this week
April 20, 2015 -- A crowdfunding campaign that aims to analyze the dental microbiome wraps up on April 25.
New review highlights periodontitis link with heart disease
April 16, 2015 -- The role dentists and hygienists can play in helping patients reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease is highlighted in a new literature review in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. The review further links periodontitis and the risk of heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and peripheral artery disease.
Rutgers adds LANAP, LAPIP to postgraduate program
April 15, 2015 -- Millennium Dental Technologies has joined the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ, to add the LANAP and LAPIP protocols to its postgraduate periodontics program.
Communication key to treating menopausal women
April 7, 2015 -- If you were told that half your patients could lose 40% of their total bone mass, putting them at risk for losing teeth, you would no doubt do everything in your power to reverse these clinical changes. As American Academy of Periodontology President Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel points out, treatment begins with the questions you ask these patients.
Danville Materials acquires endoscope manufacturer
April 3, 2015 -- Danville Materials has acquired Perioscopy, which manufactures minimally invasive dental endoscope technology.
Convergent unveils new handpiece and waveguide
March 26, 2015 -- Convergent Dental unveiled its new Ultraguide handpiece and a 15/400 hollow waveguide and automatic alignment system for its Solea laser at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care
March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
World Oral Health Day: Help the world 'Smile for Life'
March 20, 2015 -- On World Oral Health Day, Dr. Chedly Vincent of Aspen Dental issues a call to action to improve oral health around the world. She shares her own experience in Haiti, and believes if dental professionals work together, there's no telling the difference they can make.
Green tea serves as useful adjunct to perio therapy
March 19, 2015 -- Green tea should be added to dentifrices as an active ingredient for managing periodontal disease, recommend the authors of a new study in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. They found it to be a beneficial adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
IADR 2015: Outpatients have poor oral health
March 13, 2015 -- BOSTON - How is the periodontal health of potentially at-risk patients who visit outpatient clinics in Hong Kong? This topic was addressed in a poster presented on March 13 at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session.
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