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Namibia:Dentistry Graduates in Limbo Over Internship
[New Era] Windhoek -The majority of the 24 dentistry graduates from universities in Russia, Ukraine, China and Belarus are unhappy that they cannot put their skills to good use because not all of them have been accommodated in an internship programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans
Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people ’ s health, but has negative economic implications as well. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Income Inequality States (US) Source Type: news

Lack of guidance may delay a child's first trip to the dentist
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Without a doctor or dentist's guidance, some parents don't follow national recommendations for early dental care for their children, a new national poll finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impression copings for Straumann tissue level implants: any issues?
Has anyone had either good or bad experiences trying to take an impression of Straumann tissue level implants using Straumann impression copings? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Source Type: news

What’s a little extra radiation gonna hurt if your insurance pays for it? Study reveals dentists take many x-rays for financial incentives
(Natural News) You may want to pay closer attention when your dentist recommends you get an X-ray. ScienceDaily detailed the ghastly results of a major study that discovered dentists are willing to dose their patients with unnecessary X-rays if they get paid for it. Researchers from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indirect sinus lift: Opinions?
I recently placed a 4.5x11.5mm implant in the 16 region using an indirect closed sinus lift technique. This is my first time using this technique and I'd like opinions on the result. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Edmonton dentist guilty of unprofessional conduct in case that left girl brain-damaged
An Edmonton dentist whose five-year-old patient suffered a permanent brain injury is guilty of failing to provide appropriate care during treatment in his office that involved anesthesia, the Alberta Dental Association and College has ruled. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Efficacy of Articaine versus Lidocaine in Supplemental Infiltration for Mandibular First versus Second Molars with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial
ConclusionsThe success rate for IANB with 4% articaine was 25%. Articaine and lidocaine had similar success rates for supplemental infiltration in first molars, whereas articaine was significantly more successful for second molars. However, because BI often did not provide profound pulpal anesthesia, additional techniques including intraosseous anesthesia may still be required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

BMA demands 2% GP pay rise for 2018/19
The BMA has called for GP funding in 2018/19 to deliver a 2% pay rise on top of the RPI rate of inflation - currently running at 4% - in evidence to the Doctors and Dentists Review Body (DDRB). (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Intraoral Scanners in Dentistry Intraoral Scanners in Dentistry
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using optical impressions in dentistry, compared to conventional impressions? This review examines the applications and limitations of this technology.BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Voco's New Cement Meron Plus AC
Resin-modified glass ionomer luting cementAs a radiopaque resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement, Meron Plus AC combines the advantages of a conventional glass ionomer luting cement with those of a resin-based cement. It offers easy handling, exceptional compressive strength, high bond strengths and is suited for the attachment of all types of restorations - even for cementation of root posts and orthodontic appliances. Additionally, it is indicated for use with metal, ceramics and is especially well-suited for high strength zirconium oxide ceramics.Meron Plus AC is thixotropic, has very good wettability and has a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Public health dentists offer recommendations to better integrate oral health and primary care
In practice, policy and education, oral health care and primary health care have traditionally been considered separate. In an effort to change that, a group of public health dentists has issued recommendations on improving the integration of the two with a goal to influence policymakers, clinicians, educators and health researchers.In apaper, commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine ’s Roundtable on Health Literacy, experts found that additional work is needed to integrate primary care and oral health to provide more comprehensive and improved access to care.The authors, from theU...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Causes and solutions for bad morning breath
(Natural News) It doesn’t matter if you’re talking to your significant other or the dentist – morning breath is always a cause for embarrassment. Aside from poor dental hygiene, morning breath can be caused by other factors such as snoring and chewing gum. There’s no sure way of preventing morning breath, but according to dentist... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrophic maxilla: Recommendations?
I just received this panoramic   X ray and I would like to hear your opinion. I don't perform zygomatic implants and the patient does not want this kind of procedure. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Short Implants vs Sinus Augmentation
Two clinical approaches suggested in the posterior maxilla presenting with limited alveolar bone height are either sinus augmentation with standard dental implants or short implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

Therapeutic effect of Aloe vera and silver nanoparticles on acid-induced oral ulcer in gamma-irradiated mice
Braz. oral res. vol.32  S ão Paulo  2018 Epub Feb 05, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1807-3107bor-2018.vol32.0004 AbstractRadiation combined injury, a life-threatening condition, has higher mortality than simple radiation injury. The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficiency ofAloe vera and silver nanoparticles in improving the healing of ulcerated oral mucosa after irradiation. Thirty male Albino mice were divided into five groups: control, radiation, Aloe vera (AV), silver nanoparticles (NS), and AV+NS. The mice were exposed to whole body 6Gy gamma-radiatio...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nanotechnology could redefine oral surgery
(American Chemical Society) A trip to the dentist or orthodontist usually instills a sense of dread in most patients, and that's before the exam even begins. Add to that the fear of oral surgery with a painful recovery, and many people will avoid these visits at all costs. Now, one group reports a pre-clinical study in ACS Nano showing that they could potentially reduce pain and recovery time with the aid of specialized nanotechnology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kulzer launches Ivory ® ReLeafTM, dentistry’s best hands-free suction solution
South Bend, IN/2.9.2018.Kulzer announced today that it has launched its time-saving, patient-friendly, high volume Ivory ReLeaf hands-free HVE suction device.Ivory ReLeaf assists with evacuation, retraction and maintaining a dry field during a wide array of dental and hygiene procedures. Unlike saliva ejectors, Ivory ReLeaf is not only a hands-free suction device, but a high volume suction device. It works in all four quadrants with ergonomic comfort and full view of oral cavity without the need to be moved around. This can save up to 15 minutes of time per patient, which can translate into hundreds of dollars in increased...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

One bill gaining momentum in the Arizona Legislature is giving dentists a toothache
This Senate bill is giving dentists a toothache (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

One bill gaining momentum in the Arizona Legislature is giving dentists a toothache
This Senate bill is giving dentists a toothache (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

FTC files complaint against Schein, Benco, Patterson over alleged denial of biz to buying groups
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission this week filed a complaint against Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC), Patterson (NSDQ:PDCO) and Benco alleging violations of US antitrust law by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to or to serve buying groups representing dental practitioners, according to a new FTC posting. The three companies, which the FTC claims control more than 85% of all dental product distributor sales in the US, face allegations that they denied independent benefits of such buying groups to dental practices mostly composed of small businesses, including solo or small groups of dentists. Benco and Hen...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dental Distribution Legal News benco Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Henry Schein Inc. Patterson Companies Source Type: news

Jonesboro Dentist Appointed to State Board
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Dr. Matthew McDonough of Jonesboro to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Avalon NeoMTA Plus ® Named Top Endodontic Reparative Cement for Fourth Straight Year
Easy-mixing, versatile, yet highly affordable bioceramic again honored by THE DENTAL ADVISORHOUSTON, TEXAS, February 7, 2018 —Avalon Biomed, a division of NuSmile Ltd., announced today that its Avalon NeoMTA Plus has been named “Top Product” for the Endodontic Reparative Cement category by THE DENTAL ADVISOR for the fourth consecutive year.“We’re thrilled to have THE DENTAL ADVISOR’s expert group of clinical advisors bestow this prestigious honor on Avalon NeoMTA Plus four years in a row,” said Mark Binford, Avalon Biomed Senior Vice President. “We pride ourselves on this bre...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists may soon be able to regenerate from cavities
Teeth can already repair small problems on the outer layers of teeth. But two recent Kings College London studies show that treating the stem cells within the tooth pulp can trigger them to fix cavities (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Loss Around Implant: Another Case
Here is a case with Legacy 3 implant, done in 2014, with 3.5 years loading. The marginal bone level is not so bad, with no loss since implant placement. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Smokers and Sinus Lifts: Thoughts?
I am encountering dilemmas with patients that require sinus lifts and are smokers. Can anyone share their experiences with performing sinus lifts on patients that smoke? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Bone Block Graft: options besides removing flange?
I will be placing two bone block grafts in the area of 6-11 on an edentulous patient. Previously when doing this, I shell off the entire buccal flange from the patient's denture during healing. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

New Lares Attachments Fit All Electric Motors
February 7, 2018: (Chico, California) — Lares Research has introduced its new ProStyle E Electric Motor Classic Attachments, which are compatible with all leading electric handpiece motor brands and models. Lares electric handpieces and their components are designed to deliver exceptional power, precision, and quality while minimizing hand fatigue.ProStyle E attachments are precision crafted for smooth, reliable performance. They consist of a 1:5 highspeed fiber-optic contra angle for friction-grip burs, a 1:1 lowspeed fiber optic contra angle for latch type burs, and a straight attachment for 3/32 shank burs. The 1:...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Care Delivery and Compensation System Changes: A Case Study Care Delivery and Compensation System Changes: A Case Study
Dental care delivery in the US is evolving, with large practice organizations increasingly common. How prepared are dentists for these organizational changes?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures Announces Further Expansion Internally and Externally:
Company Expands Digital DenturePossibilitieswithinLab® MC X5 Capabilities Powered by New inLab®SW 18, and D  GSHAPEand imes-icore® Collaboration DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. ( “Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce that the upcoming Q1 launch of inLab SW 18 will allow Dentsply Sirona inLab users the ability to mill Digital Dentures right in-house using the inLab MC X5 milling unit.In addition, following a one-and-a-half-year successful strategic collaboration with AvaDent® Digital Dental Solutions, The Dental Solutions Company® today announced that bo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists Play Key Role in Management of Diabetes
Dentists Can Play a Key Role in Management of Diabetes (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How would you sequence this treatment for this implant?
A 17 year old boy came into my office today missing tooth #8. The CT scan shows that the buccal cortical plate is still intact but the gingiva appear traumatized buccally. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Osteotomy preparation: safety of vascular channels?
During implant osteotomy preparation in mandible, how safe or complicated are lingual vascular channels going into the cancellous bone through lingual cortical plate? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Officials: Fake dentists treat woman who gets oral infection
Authorities say two unlicensed men who performed dentistry out of two New Jersey apartment units set up with dental tools and equipment have treated a woman who developed a severe oral infection (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Announces New Lab Stratiegic Business Unit
Dentsply Sirona further increases focus and announces new Lab Strategic Business UnitDentsply Sirona, the world ’s largest and most diversified manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, has established a new Lab Strategic Business Unit (SBU) incorporating the successful Laboratory CAD/CAM business with the renowned Dentsply Sirona Prosthetics material business. The SBU Lab has come into operation as of February 1st, 2018.York/Salzburg, February 5th 2018. The new SBU combines the strengths of the Prosthetics and Laboratory CAD/CAM businesses offering dental solutions as a one-stop shop. By co...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists Can Play a Key Role in Management of Diabetes Dentists Can Play a Key Role in Management of Diabetes
Intensive treatment of periodontal disease may improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, say Spanish dentists, who note their findings underline the importance of oral health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Global dental lights market expected to reach US$ 960 million by 2026
(Health Affairs) Dental lights are used to deliver high quality illumination to dentists and provide a true image with a reduced shadow white light that helps them match shades, identify various details and also helps them in diagnosing tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$5-million gift positions Alberta to become international leader in youth mental heal
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) New resources to help children and youth with mental health and addiction issues will be developed in Alberta thanks to a $5-million gift. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D accuracy of implant positions in template-guided implant placement as a function of the remaining teeth and the surgical procedure: a retrospective study
ConclusionThe results of our study are in the same range as those of other studies. Template-guided implantation offers a high degree of accuracy even in the presence of different configurations of the residual dentition or different surgical approaches. A clinical benefit is therefore present, especially from a prosthetic point of view.Clinical relevanceThe clinically achievable accuracy can be described as sufficient for further prosthetic treatment, given the intrinsic and methodological tolerances, making prosthetic rehabilitation safe and predictable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Maxillary sinus augmentation: DBBM and L-PRF
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has been applied successfully in implant dentistry. How would a mixture of PRF and another graft material, compare to PRF alone? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Regenerative Source Type: news

Influence of the oscillation frequency of different side-to-side toothbrushes on noncontact biofilm removal
ConclusionsThe oscillation frequency of the tested side-to-side toothbrushes affected the biofilm reduction in an interdental space model.Clinical relevanceWithin a toothbrush, higher oscillation frequencies may lead to beneficial effects on interdental biofilm removal by noncontact brushing. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Exposed threads and perimplantitis: Treatment recommendations?
I placed these implants a few months ago. Patient went on an extended vacation and when the patient returned, there was inflammation, mucositis and beginning peri-implantitis. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Crestal bone loss after 2 months: recommendations?
This patient presented with a narrow ridge where implants had been placed, with guided bone regeneration done on the buccal side.    But 2 months later the radiograph showed crestal bone loss. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Prevalence of technical errors and periapical lesions in a sample of endodontically treated teeth: a CBCT analysis
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –9 | AbstractObjectivesThe aims of this study are to identify the most frequent technical errors in endodontically treated teeth and to determine which root canals were most often associated with those errors, as well as to relate endodontic technical errors and the presence of coronal restorations with periapical status by means of cone-beam computed tomography images.MethodsSix hundred eighteen endodontically treated teeth (1146 root canals) were evaluated for the quality of their endodontic treatment and for the presence of coronal restorations and periapical lesions. Each ro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Use of photodynamic therapy in treatment of peri-implantitis?
Have any of you used photodynamic therapy to treat peri-implantitis?   (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Anterior mandible post extraction: what would prolong implant longevity?
I am planning on extracting the mandibular right central and lateral incisors and the mandibular left lateral incisor and installing BioHorizon 3.4x9mm implants.   Most of the mandibular anterior, teeth from canine to canine, have advanced periodontal disease. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

V-Posil Mono-Fast Impression Material From Voco
Extending the Line of V-Posil Precision VPS Impression MaterialsAfter the successful introduction of V-Posil tray and wash impression materials, VOCO is expanding its V-Posil line with a monophase viscosity in V-Posil Mono-Fast.V-Posil Mono-Fast as with the rest of the V-Posil viscosities offer optimized timing that provides up to 2-minutes of adjustable working time as well as an abbreviated 2-minute thermo-activated set time. Additionally,V-Posil provides exceptional tear strength and elastic recovery (99.6%) to ensure dimensional accuracy of the impression after its removal. Lab Technicians will appreciate V-P...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Unknown implant: internal hex?
These two implants were placed in India in Delhi or Chandigarh 7 or 8 years ago. I have some pictures and a radiograph. What implant system is this? I could take the cover screw out with a Biomet 3i hex driver. The inside looks like an internal hex, but probably is conical.   It had very […] (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. (Source: RWJF - Open Calls For Proposals)
Source: RWJF - Open Calls For Proposals - February 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Experimental therapy could boost stroke recovery
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) An experimental therapy that targets the spinal cord may one day be key to spurring on enhanced recovery for stroke victims. By injecting a drug called chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) into the spinal cord of rats 28 days after they suffered a stroke, UAlberta researchers found they were able to enhance recovery by inducing amplified rewiring of circuits connecting the brain to the spinal cord. When they also combined the spinal therapy with rehabilitative training, recovery amplified further. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news