'SurfLink' coating could help implants better bond to bone
October 18, 2013 -- A Swiss company has created a coating that could improve upon one of titanium's most important characteristics when used in dental implants: biocompatibility. The firm believes that its SurfLink material will help implants bond to bone more effectively than bare titanium, improving stability, speeding patient healing, and reducing costs.
Report: BRIC implant market will reach $1.3B
October 17, 2013 -- Dental implants in the Brazilian, Russian, Indian, and Chinese (BRIC) markets will see rapid growth to reach $1.3 billion in 2021, according to a new report from Millennium Research Group.
Third-molar issues sideline NBA player
October 16, 2013 -- Brandon Jennings, a point guard for the Detroit Pistons, will be out for three weeks while he receives treatment for a troublesome third molar.
Ore. dental school gets $3M research grants
October 16, 2013 -- Two grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health will allow researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry to explore novel, longer-lasting composites.
3Shape adds Straumann features
October 14, 2013 -- 3Shape has added new capabilities to its Dental System that enable it to design two-piece customized abutments using the Variobase abutment connection from Straumann.
Study: Save the tooth, avoid the implant
October 10, 2013 -- Dental implant technology has advanced significantly since the introduction of the devices. But the results of a new study comparing their long-term performance to compromised teeth receiving treatment bring forth a discussion about their role in dentistry.
EPA denies fluoridation petition
October 9, 2013 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declined a petition to change the source of fluoride in U.S. drinking water.
Ritter to unveil implant kit at ADA 2013
October 4, 2013 -- Ritter Dental USA is launching a new product marketing program for implants and crowns at this year's ADA Annual Session, which will take place in New Orleans from October 31 through November 3.
Study: Fluoridated water not linked to hip fracture risk
October 3, 2013 -- Chronic exposure to fluoridated water is not associated with an increased risk of hip fracture, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Research. Researchers studied a large cohort of Swedish residents chronically exposed to various fluoride levels and found they did not have an increased risk of hip fracture.