A newly developed system for endodontic cleaning and disinfection — GentleWave — utilizes broad-spectrum acoustic energy to remove all pulp tissue, debris, decay and bacteria from the entire root canal system. This pioneering technology — developed by Sonendo — employs advanced fluid dynamics and hydroacoustics to create effective cleaning.
The California Implant Institute will present five-day, Level I and Level II comprehensive live patient surgical externship courses in Baja California, Mexico, this year. Attendees of the Level I course will implement step-by-step implant surgical protocols on live patients under the supervision of Louie Al-Faraje, DDS, and additional faculty.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: Nearly 2,000 clinicians from 54 countries attended the 30th annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), March 12-14 in San Francisco. With the theme of “Science, Collaboration and Clinical Excellence for 30 Years,” the event featured presentations from internationally renowned speakers offering their experience and expertise in dental implants and tissue engineering.
ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: Imaging products specialist 3DISC Imaging will be showcasing its FireCR Dental PSP Reader at CDA Presents. It has an installation time from box to first image of just 15 minutes, an imaging plate-protecting feeding tray and a true-size 4c imaging plate. This gives dentists fast and high-quality images and a safe investment with unlimited software upgrades.
CHICAGO, Ill., USA: A new video from the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) addresses the safety of root canal treatment. In the video, practicing endodontists Dr. Milton L. Davenport and Dr. Nermeen M. Moussa of Chicago debunk century-old claims that root canal treatment can lead to disease.
More than three decades have passed since the emergence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a global pandemic. More than any other infection, it is possible to single out HIV as the primary stimulus for changing infection control practices in dentistry. Prior to the mid-1980s, it was uncommon for dentists and allied professionals to wear gloves during routine dental procedures.
ATLANTA. Ga., USA: The Hinman Dental Society recently awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships and gifts to dental education schools and programs. Included in these gifts were 89 scholarships, dispersed to students at 36 different dental programs throughout the Southeast. The students selected for scholarships — named “Hinman Scholars” — were recognized during a luncheon at the Hinman Dental Meeting on March 28.
MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. recently hosted its ninth annual Special Markets National Sales Meeting at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The meeting brought together 125 Team Schein Members and 100 representatives from 60 Henry Schein Special Markets’ supplier partners, who celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Henry Schein Special Markets team.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., USA: Nearly two in five American adults (39 percent) say they have limited or will delay dental care due to their financial situation, a number that has increased by nearly eight percent in the past two years. And they’re making the decision despite knowing the long-term financial implications — 80 percent are aware that postponing or delaying routine visits will cost them more money in the long run.
NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: As announced at IDS 2015, CEREC Omnicam and the new CEREC Ortho Software can be used to submit digital impressions for Invisalign clear aligner therapy. “We are delighted to offer CEREC Omnicam customers the ability to submit digital impressions to the Invisalign system,” said Jeffrey T. Slovin, president and CEO of Sirona. “After 30 years of leading dentistry into a digital era, Sirona’s focus has expanded to orthodontics.”