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NIDCR Science News - April 2017
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. April 2017 A Moldable Scaffold for Bone April 7, 2017 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ​​Penn Dental Research Leads to Treatment for Rare Gum Disease April 6, 2017 - University of Pennsylvania  STAY CONNECTED     (Source: NIDCR Science News)
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Straumann inks distro deal, ups stake in Rodo Medical
Dental device developer Rodo Medical said today that it entered into a new distribution agreement with Straumann Holding, which has increased its stake in Rodo Medical from 12% to 30% for an undisclosed sum. The agreement will provide Straumann with exclusive distribution rights outside of North America and South Korea with an option to increase Straumann’s participation to 51% in 2021, San Jose, Calif.-based Rodo Medical said today. “Rodo’s ability to develop a revolutionary concept, turn it into a medical device and bring it to market is impressive. Their entrepreneurial and scientific approach to innov...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Distribution Rodo Medical Straumann Holdings AG Source Type: news

Dentist Adam Stone warns against sparkling water
Adam Stone, a dentist in London's Harley Street, warns that most people have no idea that fizzy water is extremely acidic. Here we explain why - and how to combat the dreaded effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump ’s Trade War Will Make Your Dentist Visits Even Costlier
 Interesting how the trade agreements can effect your prosthetic costs. MJhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-21/your-imported-teeth-are-a-battlefield-as-trump-takes-on-trade (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A celebrity dentist gives his teeth brushing tips
While cold water may be the go-to temperature, London-based Dr Richard Marques advises those suffering from sensitivity may find their symptoms improve if they switch to warm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Role of the oral care provider to call attention to child abuse - Gruythuysen RJM, Wiggelendam JM.
The focus on child abuse has increased in recent years. In 2015, the Royal Dutch Association of Dentists (KNMT) revised the Sign Code 'child abuse and domestic violence'. The core of the Sign Code is formed by the compulsory 5-step action plan for the sign... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

More women with atrial fibrillation die after ER discharge than men
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A new study from the University of Alberta adds to the growing evidence that women with cardiovascular disease may receive different health care from men -- and experience worse outcomes.The study analyzing data from 21,062 Albertans discharged from hospital emergency rooms after presenting primarily for atrial fibrillation/flutter (AFF) showed that 1.3 per cent of women and 0.9 per cent of men died up to one month later. That translates to 40 per cent more women than men. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

This Is What Your Teeth Can Reveal About Your Overall Health
The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more. Below are some of the things dentists can see about yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retightening abutment screws?
Retightening abutment screws once after the initial torquing could enhance the removal torque of the screw. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Restorative Source Type: news

Retightening of abutment screws: does it help?
Retightening abutment screws once after the initial torquing could enhance the removal torque of the screw. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Restorative Source Type: news

Uganda: Makerere to Postpone Admission of Dental Students
[Observer] Makerere University is considering postponing recruitment of students into the department of dentistry due to staffing gaps. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Overwhelming support from dentists for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations
The overwhelming majority of dentists and GPs are backing calls for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme to be expanded to school aged boys, according to a new survey. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Probiotics and oral health: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:The literature reviewed suggests probiotics usage could be beneficial for the maintenance of oral health, due to its ability to decrease the colony forming units (CFU) counts of the oral pathogens. However, randomized clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods are needed to confirm their efficacy in reducing the prevalence/incidence of oral infectious diseases. Furthermore, the recognition of specific strains with probiotic activity for each infectious oral disease is required, in order to determine exact dose, treatment time and ideal vehicles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Patient with Hemangioma: Thoughts on implant treatment?
I have a patient who presents with a  hemangioma of the facial region, and I'm wondering about implant treatment. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Sinus lift complication: thoughts?
We did an internal sinus lift and placed an Osstem implant 4x8.5mm in site 25. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

In-Office Application of Fluoride Gel or Varnish: Cost-Effectiveness and Expected Value of Perfect Information Analysis
Caries Res 2017;51:231-239https://doi.org/10.1159/000458729April 08, 2017  AbstractApplication of fluoride gel/varnish (FG/FV) reduces caries increments but generates costs. Avoiding restorative treatments by preventing caries might compensate for these costs. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of dentists applying FG/FV in office and the expected value of perfect information (EVPI). EVPI analyses estimate the economic value of having perfect knowledge, assisting research resource allocation. A mixed public-private-payer perspective in Germany was adopted. A population of 12-year-olds was followed over their life...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rock Dental Brand to Buy Arkansas Dentistry & Braces
Rock Dental Brands of Little Rock on Wednesday announced that it will acquire Arkansas Dentistry & Braces (ARDB), owned by Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel. Rock Dental said the deal would further expand the availability of its services and specialists.   The parties declined to disclose the purchase price for the deal, which has yet to close. It's the latest in a series of dentists selling to a larger group practice, an attractive option to dentists close to retirement age and those looking to avoid the challenges of ownership and focus on taking care of patients. Dani White, chief marketing officer for ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Prisons And Jails Are Forcing Inmates To Pay A Small Fortune Just To See A Doctor
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to repair a failed implant site?
Both implants had been torqued to 40Ncm. My question is after removing this implant, how would you treat this case? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Phobia of dentists leads to more decay and tooth loss, new study finds
(King's College London) People who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have tooth decay or missing teeth, according to a new study from King's College London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Framework for managing performer concerns
This document provides the framework through which NHS England will oversee and manage GPs, dentists and optometrists who are registered as a performer on the NHS England national performers list. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NuSmile Introduces LED Curing Light to Canada Low-heat, light-weight, ergonomic light is ideal for use with pediatric patients
HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its LED Curing Light is now available in Canada.Made with light-weight durable cast aluminum housing, the NuSmile LED Curing Light delivers excellent performance and convenience at an affordable price. Its optimal wavelength of 440-465 nm effectively light cures all of the most common dental cements, composites, sealants and varnishes used in pediatric dentistry.The light provides two high-output settings (1,300 and1,800 mW/cm2), while generating much less heat than other lights. Its ergonom...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of Digital Implant Impressions?
How accurate are digital impressions when compared to conventional impressions, especially in cases of angulated implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Restorative Source Type: news

NuSmile NeoMTA ® Launches in Canada
Breakthrough material is the only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistryHOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada.NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies, direct and indirect pulp capping, and apexification, it is quickly wash- out resistant, non-staining and has excellent handling properties. NuSmile NeoMTA is also bioactive and non-toxic, delivering peace of mind that ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gutta percha apical socket: Remove gutta or Place shorter implant?
 Four months later when the patient returned, I took a CBCT and noted fragments of gutta percha remaining in the cancellous bone from a prior gutta percha overfill.   (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Same-day hip replacement from a patient's perspective
Sylvia O ’Donnell tried everything she could think of to avoid a hip replacement. “I’m somebody who doesn’t like to go to the doctor, the dentist or anybody in the medical profession,” said the 60-year-old Mount Laurel resident, who had to give up her sales job because of leg pain. She looked for alternatives to surgery. “The thought of having something foreign put in my body totally freaked me out,” O’Donnell said. “I took every supplement I could, tried every infomercial product… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

SUNSTAR to Sponsor 2017 UNC Perio Expo
Company celebrates 20thanniversary of its first sponsorship of the eventSCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS, April 4, 2017 — Sunstar Americas today announced that it will sponsor the UNC Perio Expo May 4-6, 2017 at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Sunstar has a long and proud history of supporting groundbreaking research and educational programs. In fact, the company also sponsored the 1997 UNC Perio Expo, which is widely credited with playing a crucial role in identifying the needs and opportunities for the control of periodontal disease. That event built upon an event the company had...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Plenty of Room for Physicians and Dentists to Collaborate
For diabetic and other patients, it makes sense for dentists and doctors to work together. You just have to ensure you are complying with state laws. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka Adler Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Operations Partnerships Practice Models Source Type: news

Prevalence, type and etiology of dental and soft tissue injuries in children in croatia - Skari čić J, Vuletić M, Hrvatin S, Jeličić J, Cukovic-Bagic I.
The prevalence, type and etiology of dental and soft tissue injuries and relationship between the time of arrival and sustaining soft tissue injury were analyzed in this retrospective study conducted at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University Den... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Guided Immediate Implant Placement with Wound Closure by Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Assisted Manufacture Sealing Socket Abutment: Case Report.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2017 Mar/Apr;32(2):e63-e67. doi: 10.11607/jomi.4770.AbstractDigital technology has been widely used in the field of implant dentistry. From a surgical standpoint, computer-guided surgery can be utilized to enhance primary implant stability and to improve the precision of implant placement. From a prosthetic standpoint, computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology has brought about various restorative options, including the fabrication of customized abutments through a virtual design based on computer-guided surgical planning. This case report describes a novel tec...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

These 6 healthcare heroes work to make Silicon Valley healthier
They all come from different healthcare paths ... dentristry, nursing, community medicine … and, typical of Silicon Valley, data analysis. The Silicon Valley Business Journal will honor six of these healthcare heroes during a luncheon on June 8. We have a dentist concentrating on her youngest patients, an OB-GYN who changed California law, a doctor who serves the homeless population, a nurse working to improve her cardiac patients' lives, a physician crunching data to see patients faster, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Lynn Peithman Stock Source Type: news

Dentistry and criminal law - Khoury BS, Khoury JN.
Criminal law in dentistry, as shaped and moulded by the prevailing views of society, defines what is or is not socially acceptable. It applies in both personal and professional contexts with the intended consequence of protecting the public from unacceptab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Methods of data selection from the french medical information system program for trauma patient's analysis: burns and traumatic brain injuries - Paget LM, Dupont A, P édrono G, Lasbeur L, Thelot B.
BACKGROUND: Data from the French medical information system program in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and dentistry can be adapted in some cases and under certain conditions, to account for hospitalizations for injuries. Two areas have been explored: burn a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Case: Ridge Augmentation with OSSIF-i Demineralized Sponge Strip
This case is presented by Dr. Kevin Frawley, DDS. Pre-op (see case photos below) This asymptomatic patient presented with an existing 3-unit bridge hybrid Maryland [...] (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Regenerative Source Type: news

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors: Long Term Implant Survival after Sinus Augmentation?
The use of PRGFs for maxillary sinus grafting may be an effective and safe treatment option for the rehabilitation of atrophic edentulous posterior maxillae. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Regenerative Source Type: news

Osstell SmartPegs for MIS implants?
I ordered the SmartPegs for the type of MIS implants I use and Osstell informed me that they don't currently have available this type of SmartPegs (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

Dental implants in a young patient on Remicade infusions for cervical spondylitis?
I have a 39 year old male patient for dental implants who presents with cervical spondylosis and gets an infusion of infliximab (Remicaide) every 6 weeks. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Two Dental implants almost touching: What are my options?
I have had two dental implants (Nobel Replace tapered) done. Unfortunately, they were installed too close and almost touching. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Dental contracting essentials, level one
This is a full day workshop for contract managers who are new in post and for more experienced managers wishing to confirm or refresh their knowledge. The day covers the development of NHS dentistry with regard to the current contract and proposed dental contract reforms, the regulatory framework, primary care dental services, finance and contract management. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of Diagnodent Accuracy in Detecting Approximal Caries in Primary Molars
Conclusions: A DIAGNOdent device performs better in white spot threshold. However, radiography shows better performance in detecting more advanced approximal caries lesions.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Review body on doctors ’ and dentists’ remuneration 2017
This report sets out the Review Body on Doctors ’ and Dentists’ Remuneration's (DDRB) analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes proposals for doctors’ and dentists’ pay and associated issues in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Peri-implantitis surface decontamination: which method?
A recent study assessed the long-term outcomes of treating advanced peri-implantitis lesions using either a laser or curettes. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Surgical Source Type: news

What is the influence of the number of implants on the movement of overdentures?
The rotational movement of an implant overdenture has a negative effect on the perceived masticatory ability of the denture wearer. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Implant News Restorative Source Type: news

Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety
Suggestions for how to relax (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Psychiatry, Dentistry, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety
-- You can minimize the fear of going to the dentist, experts say. The American Dental Association suggests: Talk to your dentist about your anxiety. He or she can make accommodations to make you feel more at ease. Schedule your appointment a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

How Danish dentists and dental hygienists handle their role in child abuse and neglect matters - Uldum B, Christensen HN, Welbury R, Haubek D.
The objective of this study was to identify how the dental team perceives its role in safeguarding children, to identify barriers to referral to social services, to compare data with data previously reported from Denmark, and to assess if increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Targeting Cancer Stem Cells Improves Treatment Effectiveness and Prevents Metastasis  March 9, 2017 - University of California, Los Angeles ​NIDCR Funds Consortium for Developing Dental and Orofacial Tissue Regeneration TherapiesMarch 7, 2017​ - NIDCR School of Dentistry Leads Major New Regenerative Medicine Center Funded by NIH March 7, 2017​ - University of Michigan UCSF to Lead Resource Team for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - March 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentistry researcher receives a $2.5M grant to validate liquid biopsy test for lung cancer
In an effort to move the needle forward to improve cancer detection techniques, the National Cancer Institute awarded $2.5 million over a period of five years to principal investigator,Dr. David Wong,  a professor of oral biology and associate dean for research at the UCLA School of Dentistry. The grant will support a clinical trial to validate the research team’s liquid biopsy test, a rapidly emerging technology, with the goal to have it become a certified service at UCLA and beyond.For this project, the dental school is partnering with the UCLA Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, led by Dr. Scott Binder, senior ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Healthy Gums May Signal a Longer Life
Older women with gum disease or tooth loss are at increased risk of dying early, researchers report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Women and Girls Cholesterol Gums (Mouth) Age, Chronological Longevity Source Type: news

Share Your Research Ideas with NIDCR
    The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years.    We’re now seeking input on how best to ensure that dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease are understood in the context of the whole body, and that research transforms how we promote health, treat disease, and overcome health disparities.   Visit NIDCR 2030 to submit your research ideas and vote and comment on the ideas of others. We’ll use your ideas and co...
Source: NIDCR Science News - March 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news