Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Robert Boyd
June 30, 2015 -- When Dr. Robert Boyd was in dental school, he wasn't thinking about becoming an orthodontist. Now, as the chair of the department of orthodontics at the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. Boyd has long been one of the leaders in orthodontic research. In this video for the latest installment of our Leaders in Dentistry series, he talks about his career, research interests, and experience as a principal investigator for Invisalign.
Benco, Amann Girrbach announce distribution partnership
June 29, 2015 -- Benco Dental has announced a distribution partnership agreement with Amann Girrbach.
FDA clears DentiTrac system
June 26, 2015 -- Braebon Medical announced that the DentiTrac oral-appliance compliance system has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with the SomnoDent oral device.
Implants improve quality of life for osteoporotic women
June 25, 2015 -- Implant restorations can significantly improve the quality of life of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and tooth loss, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Dentistry.
Zimmer completes long-awaited Biomet acquisition
June 25, 2015 -- Zimmer Holdings has officially completed the $14 billion acquisition of Biomet following the receipt of U.S. Federal Trade Commission clearance.
U.K. researchers develop new antibacterial technology
June 24, 2015 -- University of Bristol researchers have developed a new technology that could provide long-term protection against antibacterial and antifungal infections.
Ala. Supreme Court upholds teeth-whitening law
June 19, 2015 -- The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a state law restricting nondentists from offering teeth-whitening products and services. The ruling affirmed an earlier decision that such services are reasonably related to public health and safety.
Hu-Friedy introduces orthodontic pliers
June 19, 2015 -- Dental instrument and product manufacturer Hu-Friedy said it has introduced new orthodontic step pliers.
AACD foundation honored for Give Back A Smile program
June 16, 2015 -- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's (AACDCF) Give Back A Smile program has been awarded a Power of A Gold award by the American Society of Association Executives.
Dental anxiety linked with appearance dissatisfaction
June 15, 2015 -- People with severe dental anxiety are more likely to be dissatisfied with their appearance, which may lead to poorer oral health, depression, and further anxiety, according to a doctoral thesis presented on May 29 at the University of Gothenburg.
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