Bioactive materials: A new approach to dental care

Today’s new and innovative technologies hold a great potential to improve oral health and advance dental care. One of those budding technologies is evident in the ACTIVA BioACTIVE product range (Pulpdent, USA). As part of a new class of esthetic, bioactive restorative dental materials, it offers an alternative to traditional composite restoratives and delivers direct benefits to dentists and patients.

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AGD 2016: Plenty to smile about

BOSTON, Mass., USA: The Academy of General Dentistry’s annual meeting, AGD 2016, held July 14-17, was the place to be for the very best in continuing education. In the exhibit hall, company representatives were on hand to show meeting attendees the very latest in dental technology and services. The meeting was also a great opportunity for socializing, for connecting with compatriots from around the country, and for making new friends.

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Interview: “The journey of innovating the clinical workflow has just begun”

From 23 to 26 June, Nobel Biocare held its global symposium in the world metropolis of New York in the US. The company staged a truly exceptional event with a high-class educational programme at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. As the official media partner of the event, Dental Tribune International had the opportunity to meet with Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare and Dental Imaging, at the symposium for a short interview.

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Study: Gum disease may increase lung cancer risk

Chinese researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease might be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The report, published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Periodontology, found that individuals with periodontal disease have a 1.24-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer. In the report, titled “Periodontal Disease and Incident Lung Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies,” the authors assess the findings of five cohort studies that evaluated 321,420 participants.

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AO announces call for abstracts for 2017 multidisciplinary Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), a multidisciplinary meeting co-sponsored by AAOMS, AAP and ACP, scheduled for March 15-18, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Researchers are invited to submit an abstract for clinical innovations, oral research (scientific and clinical), and electronic poster (scientific, clinical and case studies) presentations before 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sept. 2, 2016.

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Osteogenics secures North American distribution of Resorba dental sutures

LUBBOCK, Texas, USA: Osteogenics Biomedical, a leader in the development of innovative dental bone grafting products, has announced the acquisition of exclusive North American distribution rights for the premium German dental suture brand Resorba. While most sutures in dentistry are simply repositioned from medicine, Resorba, a major suture manufacturer in Germany since 1931, created a division exclusively for dentistry.

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Henry Schein, Northwell Health dedicate Oral Health Navigator Program

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. joined Northwell Health to officially dedicate the Henry Schein Oral Health Navigator Program, an innovative initiative designed to help young patients avoid oral health-related complications during cancer treatment. The program is based at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, a leading provider of pediatric oncology care and a part of the Northwell system.

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