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Comparison of the effect of endodontic-periodontal combined lesion on the outcome of endodontic microsurgery with that of isolated endodontic lesion: survival analysis using propensity score analysis
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –8 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:02 November 2017AbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this retrospective clinical study was to evaluate the effect of lesion types related to endodontic microsurgery on the clinical outcome.Materials and methodsPatients who underwent endodontic microsurgery between March 2001 and March 2014 with a postoperative follow-up period of at least 1 year were included in the study. Survival analyses were conducted to compare the clinical outcomes between isolated endodontic lesion group (endo group) and endodontic-periodontal combined lesion group (end...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Should an MD be required to read Cone Beam Scans?
For the bulk of the dentists using CBCT images for implant planing we are reading our own scans. Do you think a radiologist should be reading these? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Brazilian firm leads the application of synthetic diamonds in dentistry
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A device developed by CVDVale allows for the reduction of noise and pain in the treatment of caries; the company is accountable for the world's first courses in ultrasonic dentistry and now wants to apply ultrasonic technology in orthopedic surgeries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Hosts Three Educational Sessions at GNYDM
Coral Springs, FL – November 15, 2017 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, will carry on its mission with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD president, Dr. Charles Hoopingarner, “I’m very excited to be co-presenting three valuable courses with my friend and colleague, Dr. Edward Kusek. As always, the ALD will provide hands on clinical training on many different lasers for both the new laser user as well ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Three UCLA professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Two  doctors and a dentist from UCLA have been selected as 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among 396 members awarded this honor by the AAAS for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, on Feb. 17, 2018, at the association ’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, and formally announced in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of the journal Science on Nov. 24.UCLA ’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Site of blood draw for dental patients?
As a potential area of interest to all, it would be appreciated if we could share some information on the location of blood draws for patients. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Forsyth Institute researcher Floyd Dewhirst named as AAAS Fellow
(Forsyth Institute) The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today announced Forsyth Institute senior member of the staff, Floyd Dewhirst, DDS, PhD, as an AAAS Fellow in the Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences field. Dewhirst was elected a Fellow by his peers for his distinguished contributions in the field of molecular microbiology, particularly using molecular methods for the identification and classification of the human oral microbiome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona reintroduces the CEREC ® MC Milling Unit to the U.S. market
The entry-level milling solution is available again as part of the U.S. CEREC product portfolio, offering an attractive and affordable path to digital dentistry and single-visit restorations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017- Dentsply Sirona announced today the reintroduction of the CEREC MC Milling Unit to the U.S. dental market.CEREC MC is ideal for practitioners who are interested in single- visit chairside inlays, onlays, and single-unit veneers and crowns. With the ability to wet grind and dry mill, dentists can use a vast array of chairside materials to produce single-unit restorations in one office visit.Used in c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Align Technology expands iTero distro, integration deal with Glidewell
Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) said today it expanded a distribution deal with Glidewell Dental to distribute Align’s iTero Element intraoral scanning system in North America. Through the deal, San Jose, Calif.-based Align’s said its iTero Element scanner will feature Glidewell’s fastdesign.io software which serves to auto-design restorations for clinician approval and to communicate with a lab’s digital design technicians as needed. “This is an exciting opportunity to join together to deliver a restorative work flow driven by digital precision and enabling the growth of digital dentistry. ...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Distribution aligntechnology Source Type: news

Restoration of damaged central from trauma: advice?
This 23 year old female has suffered trauma to the previously root filled maxillary central incisor. The tooth is mobile and there is swelling around the facial gingiva.   (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

TAUB to launch STELLAR DC Acrylic at GNYDM
TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental consumable products, announced the launch of STELLAR DC Acrylic at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.STELLAR DC Acrylic, a dual-cure resin, is great for creating patterns for copings and models, and indexing of implants. It can be light-cured in 20 seconds or will cure on its own in 60. It provides the fastest production time of any pattern resin and acrylic, burns out completely and leaves no residue. The material can be layered, reproduces detail accurately, and grinds easily.“STELLAR DC Acrylic is a great addition to our product line,” stated Jorda...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Thoughts on Challenge due to Significant Concavity in Implant Site?
This patient desires implants in 3,4,5 sites. My concern is the amount and location of quality bone. From the axial view you can see the 5 site has a significant concavity. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

How to get rid of BAD BREATH: These foods could cause bad oral hygiene
BAD breath affects about half of all adults. But, it could be prevented by steering clear of certain foods, including cheese, cabbage and brussels sprouts, according to dentist Dr Harold Katz. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suggestions for bruxer with locator supported overdentures?
I did this locator retained over denture case ten yrs ago. Patient is a female, age 55, and is a tremendous bruxer. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

How to keep teeth white while drinking coffee and red wine
New York City dentist Dr Jo shared her tips for protecting teeth from stains while still enjoying your favorite drinks. Tips include, sipping from a straw, chewing gum and drinking water. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Align Tech-backed SmileDirectClub levies lawsuits against critical dentists, orthodontists
The Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) backed SmileDirectClub is reportedly sending cease-and-desist letters to dentists who criticize its products, according to a BuzzFeed report. The company sent at least 2 cease-and-desist letters last month, threatening lawsuits if dentists did not remove videos they’d posted criticizing the practice of do-it-yourself clear teeth aligners, according to the report. The cease-and-desist letters join a lawsuit from late October that the company levied against a group of New York and New Jersey orthodontists who posted a similar video, and a suit against a Michigan affiliate of t...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Legal News aligntechnology smiledirectclub Source Type: news

Effects of low-level laser irradiation on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement and associated pain with self-ligating brackets
ConclusionsLow-level laser irradiation applied at 3-week intervals can accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and reduce the pain associated with it. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is burning mouth syndrome?
Burning mouth syndrome causes a painful burning sensation on the tongue or in the mouth. Learn more about the potential causes in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sudan:Italian Laser Technology for Sudanese Dentists - First Diplomas From University of Genoa in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum, 15 November 2017 - In a press release issued by Italian embassy in Khartoum " last Saturday 11 November, at Corinthia Hotel, graduation certificates in "Laser dentistry" issued from University of Genoa were awarded to 52 Sudanese students. The participants, mostly girls, coming from all over the country and the region, have been awarded a diploma after one year course of study designed to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry and to refine practical skills". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Louisville area firm to create 100 jobs with HQ expansion
SmartBox, creator of a marketing system designed to help dentists attract more patients, is planning a $1.2 million expansion in New Albany, which is expected to create 100 jobs. The expansion is planned for the company’s headquarters at 821 Mount Tabor Road. Company representatives will ask the City of New Albany for assistance with training new and existing employees in the form of a funding match, up to $20,000 annually, through the year 2020. The company employs 80 workers at its headquarters… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

Bluish swelling next to implant restoration: next steps?
During seating of the implant restoration, I noticed a red-bluish swelling at the buccal area that wasn't there before.   (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news

Patient with trigeminal neuralgia: contraindication for implants?
Patient wants implant supported overdenture for maxillary and mandibular arches. Patient has a history of trigeminal neuralgia for the past 10 years and is under medication. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Clinical survival of chair-side generated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns:10-year results
ConclusionDue to the small amount of technical complications and failures, the clinical performance of monolithic lithium disilicate crowns was completely satisfying.Clinical relevanceThe insertion of chair-side fabricated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns can be recommended for long-term use in the posterior region. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Crest Preservation with Immediate Implant Placement
This patient presented with poor prognosis for the remaining teeth and 2 implants. The plan was to perform immediate implant placement of 3 implants and simultaneously augment and preserve the ridge crest. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Africa:Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
[IPS] United Nations -A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aspirin can prevent heart attacks after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A Canadian-led study has found that perioperative aspirin can prevent heart-related complications after major noncardiac surgery in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as an angioplasty or stent. The study found that for every 1,000 patients with PCI, giving them aspirin at the time of noncardiac surgery would prevent 59 heart attacks and cause eight major bleeding events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MouthWatch, LLC Showcasing Teledentistry for Urban and Suburban Private Practices During the Greater New York Dental Meeting
Metuchen, NJ – November 13, 2017 – MouthWatch, LLC a leader in intraoral imaging, digital case presentation and teledentistry solutions, will be showcasing private practice applications of its TeleDent ™ teledentistry platform at booth #3430 during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to MouthWatch CEO Brant Herman, “For the past few years, our TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform has been proving itself on the front lines of public health and other innovative care delivery models of dentistry. The Greater New York meeting is an ideal place to introduce TeleDent ™ to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Global Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry Targets Africa
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world. Charlie Brown, Attorney & President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, an organization which is spearheading the campaign, told African and Asian delegates at a meeting in Geneva late September: “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation are equally important as the children of Europe.”Presid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Implant vs. Conventional Solution in Replacing First molar?
A mandibular first molar was missing for years and resulted in bone deficiency. The deficiency had a typical dip like profile of about 5mm in the deepest area. What would be your treatment plan? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Oral and dental aspects of child abuse and neglect - Fisher-Owens SA, Lukefahr JL, Tate AR.
In all 50 states, health care providers (including dentists) are mandated to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect to social service or law enforcement agencies. The purpose of this report is to review the oral and dental aspects of physical and sexu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Assessing the Impact of Washington State's Oral Health Workforce on Patient Access to Care (November 2017)
This study of Washington state's oral health workforce and patient access to care analyzed information gathered from key informants, Washington licensure data, and surveys of dentists, family physicians, and pediatricians. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How compliant are dental practice Facebook pages with Australian health care advertising regulations? A Netnographic review
ConclusionsThis study found that compliance with the National Law by the Facebook pages surveyed was poor. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Loose abutment screw will not tighten or back out: recommendations?
I have a patient with a cement retained implant bridge.   The abutment screws in have apparently been loosening and causing problems for years. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is a Sinus lift needed?
I am planning on placing implants in the edentulous areas of the maxilla and mandible.   Do you think the patient will need a sinus lift? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

An unconventional approach to dental health that works
(Natural News) One of the greatest fears for most people is a trip to the dentist, especially if they know there is work to be done. The grinding, pulling, smells, and needles are not exactly a situation that drums up warm and cozy feelings. But it has to be done, right? Well, yes and no.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentists can stop children from becoming fat
Dentists have always told youngsters to avoid sugary snacks to save their teeth. Now experts the Swedish Institute of Medicine suggest they can help to battle bulging waistlines too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of the relationship between dental caries and obesity in late childhood and adolescence
ConclusionCaries and obesity were highly prevalent in this population. Caries in childhood was not shown to be associated with obesity in adolescence and there was no cross-sectional association between the two diseases in adolescence. A CRFA is not precluded, however, the results suggest that additional interventions, specific for each disease, are required to prevent obesity and caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Grafting Vertical Osseous Deficiency?
What would be the suggested way of grafting bone in a vertical osseous deficiency between a second bicuspid and second molar in a mandible? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Regenerative Source Type: news

£1m donor honoured at ‘financial Oscars’
A retired dentist who gave £1million to Alzheimer's Society has been honoured at the ‘Oscars of the private banking world.’ (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

More science confirms fluoride exposure damages brains and lowers IQs in newborns
(Natural News) Getting cavities is no fun, but just how far are you willing to go to prevent them? Most people who have had a cavity filled consider regular brushing and flossing to be a small price to pay to avoid repeating the unpleasant experience in the dentist’s chair. However, few would say that they’d... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiolucency in 25: Prognosis of implant?
I placed an implant in 25 site 4 months prior and just received an OPG from a colleague showing a radiolucent lesion at the apex.   (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Tooth Color as a Predictor of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Adults
AbstractPurposeSmiling plays an important role in social interaction. The purpose of this research was to explore the extent to which objective parameters of color of one's own teeth affected the social and emotional dimensions of young adults ’ lives.Materials and MethodsThe sample included 134 subjects —students of the University of Rijeka, Croatia (65% female) aged 19 to 28 years (median 21). All subjects had six intact maxillary anterior teeth without restorations or severe malocclusions and healthy gingiva with no signs of inflammation. Tooth color was assessed intraorally using a spectro photometer. Light...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Implant Restoration after Inferior Alveolar Nerve Transposition?
I have a new patient with mandibular implants placed following an inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) transposition technique. The patient is considering delaying the restorative phase. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

Analysis of Shade Matching in Natural Dentitions Using Intraoral Digital Spectrophotometer in LED and Filtered LED Light Sources
Early ViewAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the shade matching capabilities in natural dentitions using Vita Toothguide 3D-Master and an intraoral digital spectrophotometer (Vita Easyshade Advance 4.0) in various light sources.Materials and MethodsParticipants between 20 and 40 years old with natural, unrestored right maxillary central incisors, no history of bleaching, orthodontic treatment, or malocclusion and no rotations were included. According to their shades, subjects were randomly selected and grouped into A1, A2, and A3. A total of 100 participants (50 male and 50 female) in each group were chosen for this study. Shade s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kenya:Medics' Union Criticises CS Mailu Over NHIF Directive
[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists' Union (KMPDU) has criticised the decision by the Health Cabinet Secretary to suspend the new rules issued by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) regarding outpatient services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Repair decayed teeth with "bioactive" glass that remineralizes teeth without fluoride
(Natural News) Glass is not a material typically associated with dental hygiene. Yet a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) Institute of Dentistry is working on changing that. According to ScienceDaily.com, the researchers have developed a fast-dissolving “bioactive” glass that they’re putting in toothpaste called “BioMinC”, a new toothpaste that repairs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjunctive use of an Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash in the nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:0.147% LAE-containing mouthwash could be an alternative to the use of 0.12% CHX in the non surgical therapy of periodontitis considering the similar clinical effects, more stable microbiological improvement and absence of adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Diet warning: Eating THESE seven unlikely foods could DAMAGE your teeth for good
DIETS can harm your teeth if they contain particular foods that may damage enamel. These are six to watch out for, according to a leading celebrity dentist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Material of choice opposing a maxillary complete denture?
I have a patient with an upper edentulous ridge restored with an acrylic complete denture. The mandibular ridge has six well spaced implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news