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Cantel acquires Strong Medical
September 28, 2007 -- Infection prevention firm Cantel Medical of Little Falls, NJ, has acquired Strong Dental Products, a Corona, CA, manufacturer of comfort cushioning and infection control covers for x-ray film and digital x-ray sensors. Read More
ADA Show Report: Solutions for single stained tooth
September 27, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- More obvious than a sore thumb, an off-color tooth can mar the brightest smile. Yet whitening just one tooth -- without affecting its comrades -- presents so many challenges that dentists of the past have often counseled their patients to live with the problem. Read More
Dental appointments on the fly
September 26, 2007 -- Everyone books last-minute flights, hotel rooms, and even entire vacations online. Now, thanks to a recently launched Web site, patients can book dental and medical appointments on the fly. Read More
One less reason to light up
September 23, 2007 -- There are lots of good reasons to stop smoking, and now the Journal of Periodontology has yet another one. According to a new study published in the September issue of the journal, smokers take far longer to recover from periodontal plastic surgery than non-smokers. Read More
LCT catches long fractures -- in the lab
September 19, 2007 -- A kernel of popcorn that went unpopped. A piece of ice like an iceberg. Grueling nighttime grinding. Who knows what started a fissure down the length of that tooth? Read More
Discount plans: Packing in the penny-pinching patients
September 17, 2007 -- "Buy one, get one free!" "On sale!" "Half-price with this coupon!" Such come-ons can be effective in luring customers to supermarkets, drug stores, and restaurants. Now dentists can tap similar marketing techniques via dental discount plans. Read More
GE to sell Imtec cone-beam CT scanner
September 17, 2007 -- GE Healthcare of Chalfont St. Giles, U.K. has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute the Iluma cone-beam CT scanner from dental products developer Imtec of Ardmore, OK. Read More
What's in a smile?
September 14, 2007 -- You couldn't attract a mate without an inviting smile. Your employment prospects would be rather limited too. Maybe that's why Pearl Jam, Charlie Chaplin, and Laura Nyro all wrote songs called "Smile." Read More
Tetracycline stains defeated
September 14, 2007 -- Coffee can be complicated and tobacco tenacious, but the toughest tooth stain dentists grapple with is the dark blue-gray caused by tetracycline. Read More
Dental tourism on the rise?
September 13, 2007 -- A growing number of U.K., American, and Japanese citizens are including expensive dental procedures in their vacation plans this year. Nearly a million consumers go abroad every year to have their teeth treated and save on dental procedures, according to a medical tourism search site. Read More
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