Poll: Few adults seek 2nd opinion for dental work
September 23, 2013 -- A majority of Americans won't hesitate to get a second opinion for vehicle repairs, yet only 19% said they sought a second opinion for a medical condition, 17% for a medical procedure, and just 6% for dental work, according to an online poll conducted on behalf of Align Technology.
Shark teeth shed light on human dentition
September 23, 2013 -- Researchers at King's College London are investigating the evolution and development of dentition, which may reveal why humans and mammals only develop one or two sets of teeth in their lifetime rather than constantly regenerate their teeth.
Study: Nanodiamonds aid bone growth around implants
September 19, 2013 -- University of California, Los Angeles researchers have found that nanodiamonds, a mining and refining byproduct, could be used to combat osteonecrosis and stimulate bone growth around dental implants. They believe the groundbreaking findings could lead to new treatment methods and more durable implants.
Calif. city proposes amalgam limits
September 19, 2013 -- The Berkeley City Council in California, with the aid of organizations in the city, plans to introduce five proposals that will educate the public about possible risks of mercury in amalgam and encourage limited use of or alternatives to the restorative material, according to an article in the Daily Californian.
Dental caries linked to lower risk of HNSCC
September 16, 2013 -- Patients with more dental caries are less likely to be diagnosed with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) than patients with fewer or no caries, according to a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery.
Toronto antifluoride group to rally at city hall
September 13, 2013 -- >Hundreds of citizens of Toronto reportedly plan to peacefully assemble at Toronto City Hall on September 21 to show their support for ending water fluoridation in Toronto.
Antifluoride activists get attention in Alaska
September 11, 2013 -- Efforts by activists in Alaska to get the Anchorage Assembly to address the issue of water fluoridation have succeeded -- but only to a point, according to an article in the Anchorage Daily News.
Milestone Scientific, Henry Schein ink distribution deal
September 6, 2013 -- Milestone Scientific and Henry Schein have signed a distribution agreement whereby Henry Schein will become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Milestone's Wand handpiece associated with its CompuDent instrument.
Toronto Implant Institute opens teaching center
September 6, 2013 -- The Toronto Implant Institute has opened its new teaching center, which will offer practitioners further education on dental implants and improve their surgical techniques.
Patients sue Okla. oral surgeon over pathogen exposure
September 5, 2013 -- A class-action lawsuit has been filed against an Oklahoma oral surgeon accused of exposing thousands of patients to hepatitis and HIV because of contaminated equipment. The suit was filed by seven people, including five who claim they contracted infectious diseases during treatment at his dental clinics.
U.S. sees alarming rise in dental infection hospitalizations
September 5, 2013 -- From 2000 to 2008, more than 61,000 people were hospitalized in the U.S. for a periapical abscess, a 41% increase. The trends behind that number are alarming and indicative of issues within the U.S. healthcare system, according to an analysis in the September Journal of Endodontics.
New diode laser first to offer iPod touch controller
September 5, 2013 -- CAO Group has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its newest laser device, the Precise SHP, a diode laser with a unique twist the company believes will customers will find attractive: an Apple iPod Touch controller.
AAE revamps website
September 5, 2013 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has updated its website to make it easier for dental professionals and patients to access the association's online resources.
Novel root canal cleaning system gets FDA nod
September 4, 2013 -- Sonendo, a developer of endodontic products, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first generation of its Multisonic Ultracleaning System, set to launch in 2014.