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.
New handpiece uses dual-wavelength dental laser
October 16, 2013 -- Lasers4Dentistry, a division of Technology4Medicine, will launch its X-Runner digital laser scanning handpiece at the upcoming ADA Annual Session.
Distribution deal brings BuxZir to Japan
October 15, 2013 -- Glidewell Laboratories has struck an alliance with Shofu of Japan to bring BruxZir Solid Zirconia directly to the Japanese dental market.
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.
Heraeus Kulzer launches BPA-free composites
October 10, 2013 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched a new line of composites, called Venus, that are free of bisphenol A (BPA).
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.
Survey: Dentists favor restorative materials certification
October 8, 2013 -- A survey of U.S. dentists found that more than 91% of respondents favor the certification of the composition and ADA classification of the restorative materials they prescribe.
Heraeus Kulzer launches xantasil alginate substitute
October 7, 2013 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched xantasil, its new alginate substitute, in the North American market.
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.
Heraeus Kulzer launches new impression material
October 3, 2013 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched its new Flexitime Monophase Pro Scan impression material.
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.
New 3M ESPE impression material sets in 75 seconds
October 2, 2013 -- 3M ESPE has introduced its ESPE Imprint 4 VPS impression material, a material that has a 75-second set time.
Komet launches F360 endodontic file system
October 1, 2013 -- Komet has launched the F360 endodontic file system, which features a simplified sequence that requires only two files.
Buccal injection may be best for third-molar extractions
September 27, 2013 -- A maxillary third-molar extraction is often accompanied by a palatal anesthetic injection -- a painful experience for the patient. Can that step be skipped in favor of a single buccal injection of 2% lidocaine with epinephrine? Yes, according to the findings of a new study in Anesthesia Progress.
Dux introduces value-priced alginate
September 27, 2013 -- Dux Dental has introduced a value-priced dental alginate that will help dental and orthodontic practices realize a 50% savings on impression material, according to the company.
ADA offers digital drug reference guide
September 26, 2013 -- The ADA is offering a digital drug reference guide, ADA/PDR Dental Therapeutics Online.
Eliminating white-spot lesions: Try resin infiltration
September 24, 2013 -- White-spot lesions that appear while patients are wearing orthodontic appliances are common and difficult to treat. Remineralizing agents and bleaching may have minimal impact, but a new study has found better results with resin infiltration.

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