Wash. state leaders meet to improve oral health
April 24, 2015 -- Washington healthcare leaders gathered this week for a symposium to improve the state's oral health. More than 100 dentists, physicians, and healthcare experts met as state health officials focus on oral health's connection to overall health.
Hu-Friedy launches free servicing program for instruments
April 22, 2015 -- Hu-Friedy has launched a free servicing program for its surgical and orthodontic instruments.
Should nondentist teeth-whitening services be regulated?
April 21, 2015 -- In the recent ruling in the North Carolina teeth-whitening case, the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that the state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services provided by nondentists. The question remains, however, is it necessary for these teeth-whitening professionals to be regulated?
Unitek TMP, 3Shape software systems now integrated
April 21, 2015 -- 3M Unitek and 3Shape announced a collaboration to improve workflow for orthodontists.
Journal of Prosthodontics makes select articles open-access
April 2, 2015 -- The American College of Prosthodontists is providing free access to selected research published in the Journal of Prosthodontics for three months in celebration of National Prosthodontics Awareness Week, April 12-18.
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.
IADR 2015: Less-abrasive dentifrice matches regular fluoride version
March 13, 2015 -- BOSTON - U.K. researchers found that an experimental ultralow-abrasivity dentifrice performed similarly to a regular fluoride dentifrice for maintaining gingival health and controlling supragingival plaque and extrinsic stain, according to a poster presented on March 13 at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session.
IADR 2015: Surface sealing doesn't affect staining, discoloration
March 12, 2015 -- BOSTON - A poster presentation at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session showed how surface sealing had no noticeable effect on surface staining and discoloration of composites.
3M Unitek adds AlastiK ligatures to Incognito
March 12, 2015 -- 3M Unitek has launched AlastiK lingual ligatures, specifically designed for the Incognito appliance system.
Sirona offers digital impression submission to Invisalign
March 11, 2015 -- Sirona Dental Systems has expanded its orthodontic product line to include Align Technology's Invisalign digital impression submission, the company announced at this week's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.
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