Higher fluoridation levels in England linked to hypothyroidism March 4, 2015 -- Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to higher rates of hypothyroidism in England, according to a new study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The study findings raise concerns about the validity of community fluoridation as a safe public health measure, the authors noted.
2015 Chicago Midwinter Meeting wrap-up March 3, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting concluded this past weekend. Despite subfreezing temperatures, there was a busy exhibit floor, standing-room-only clinical presentations, and dozens of new products launched.
Endosseous implants most reported dental device linked to adverse events March 3, 2015 -- Your dental practice uses a range of devices every day, but do you consider that some of them come with the slight risk of accidents or injury? A new study has found that more than 28,000 adverse event reports associated with dental devices were filed with the FDA during a 15-year period, with endosseous implants the most frequently reported device.
3D Systems adds new distributor March 2, 2015 -- 3D Systems has added Impression Solutions as a distributor of its consumer products, including 3D printers and handheld scanners.
Patterson launches educational campaign on gray-market products February 27, 2015 -- Patterson Dental has launched an educational campaign to help protect dentists and their patients from purchasing or using potentially unsafe dental products, or gray-market products. The initiative will largely be orchestrated through its new website, www.DentalSupplyIntegrity.com.
Brasseler announces rebrand at Chicago Midwinter February 27, 2015 -- Brasseler USA has launched a new branding initiative at the 2015 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The rebranding, which includes a refreshed logo, will take place throughout this year and beyond.
Chicago Midwinter 2015 opening sees new product launches February 26, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Lasers, tablet technology, and new printers were among the new products introduced on the first day of the 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Companies including Convergent, AMD Lasers, BaseVac, Millenium Dental, and 3D Systems launched new or upgraded products.