AO announces call for applications for research grants

Dental professionals pursuing groundbreaking dental implant research may be eligible for as much as $30,000 in research grants. The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) announced it is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Osseointegration Foundation Research Grants. Applications that address areas of research to enhance the public acceptance of implants are encouraged.

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Winning slogan educates Americans about the dangers of spit tobacco

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Brexton Clubb, 12 years old, from Peoria, Ariz., was the winner of Oral Health America’s 14th Annual NSTEP (National Spit Tobacco Education Project) Slogan Contest. Brexton’s winning slogan — “Run bases, catch balls. Chew tobacco and risk it all!” — was featured during the 10-day Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa., educating players and families about the dangers of spit tobacco.

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Carestream Dental donates CBCT system to University of Alabama at Birmingham in honor of Dr. David Sarver

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The faculty and staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry are dedicated to providing first-class education and cutting-edge resources to the next generation of students. That’s why Carestream Dental is pleased to support the school’s goals with the donation of a CS 9300C system in honor of orthodontist David Sarver, DMD, MS.

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AAE: No evidence linking dental treatment to Alzheimer’s disease

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Despite provocative reporting and sensational headlines, the American Association of Endodontists says there is no evidence that Alzheimer’s disease can be spread from person to person by direct contact, or through any dental procedures or dental instruments. “There is no evidence that root canal treatment poses a risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease,” said AAE President Dr. Terryl A. Propper.

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DENTSPLY–Sirona merger to create world’s largest dental manufacturer

SALZBURG, Austria/YORK, Penn., USA: Yesterday, DENTSPLY International and Sirona Dental Systems announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement. It is expected that the new company will be the world’s leading manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, having the largest sales and service infrastructure in the global dental industry with about 15,000 employees across the world.

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ADA backs task force’s proposals addressing national opioid crisis

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: Opioid abuse has reached crisis levels across the country, with 44 people dying each day from overdose of opioids and many more becoming addicted. Recognizing the urgency and serious impact of this issue on the health of hundreds of thousands of patients across the country, the American Medical Association (AMA) formed a Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse that recently announced the first of several national recommendations to address this growing epidemic.

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Henry Schein Inc. receives Hispanic Dental Association corporate award

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA: Henry Schein Inc. was recently honored with the “Corporate Award” presented by the Hispanic Dental Association. The HDA is a national, nonprofit organization comprising oral health professionals and students dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the United States.

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NESO 2015: Sparking ideas and fueling innovation

PROVIDENCE, R.I., USA: Ideas and innovation seem to be top of mind here at the Northeastern Society of Orthodontist’s annual meeting. Orthodontists who look to the future and aim to stay informed on the latest and greatest innovations in the industry are sure to feel right at home as they peruse the exhibit hall or learn about something new during a lecture or presentation.

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‘Back to School’ program helps more than 5,000 children return to the classroom

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: To help build the confidence of many underserved children who would otherwise return to the classroom without essential school supplies or new clothes, Henry Schein Inc. has launched its annual “Back to School” program. This year, more than 5,000 children will participate in the program. Since the program’s inception in 1998, more than 32,000 children have headed back to school equipped for success.

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