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Use of narrow-diameter implants in the posterior segments of the jaws: A retrospective observational study of 2 to 11 years

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The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published: February 18, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The placement of narrow-diameter implants (NDIs) in the posterior region is still debated in view of the high biomechanical risks in these areas.

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SmartMouth Continues to Innovate Oral Care with Launch of Mouth Sore Activated Mouthwash

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New offering is the only mouth sore rinse that can soothe oral irritation and prevent bad breath for 24 hours with just two rinses a day ST.

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Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities

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[link] News – 9 May 2022 A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.

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New Delta Dental report finds many are unaware of connection between poor oral health and serious medical conditions (but 9 in 10 want to learn more)

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OAK BROOK, Ill. , May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America's Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S.

Today's Dental Network Trains Doctors to Provide Latest Technology in Digital Dentistry

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TAMPA, Fla. , May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Dental Network, LLC ("TDN"), a premier multi-specialty dental practice network and support organization to dental providers in Florida, recently offered certified training on the latest 3-Shape scanner, TRIOS4, to all doctors and their staff.

X-Guide Dynamic Navigation Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance To Aid in Minimally Invasive Endodontic Procedures

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Endodontists and patients will benefit from the advantages of more precise endodontic access LANSDALE, Pa. April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Nav Technologies, LLC, a leading creator of image-guided and robot-assisted surgical products, announced that is has received clearance from the U.S.

Oral appliances reduce masticatory muscle activity-sleep bruxism metrics independently of changes in heart rate variability

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Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives Sleep bruxism (SB) is associated with physiological activities including sympathetic autonomic system dominance and sleep micro-arousal. While oral appliances (OA) are used to prevent SB harmful effects, the influence of OAs physiological mechanisms during sleep is unknown.

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Facial Pain Comes to Light

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Neurons that glow under the microscope offer insight into safer pain relief In Brief: Using an imaging technique to visualize pain signals in facial nerves, NIDCR researchers identified a protein that enhances neurons’ responses to painful stimuli.

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The efficacy of probiotics in the management of intra-oral halitosis: a systematic review

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Clinical Oral Investigations ( 2022) details Abstract Objectives To evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in reducing halitosis of dental origin. Methods MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL were searched up to and including June 2020. Randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trials in systemically healthy adult patients who were given any form of probiotics to manage halitosis of dental origin were included.

Dentrix System Maintenance on Friday, May 20

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Dear Henry Schein One Customer, We will be doing system maintenance Friday May 20, between 8pm-10pm MDT , and system checks that same night at 10pm - 2am MDT Saturday Morning. During this time, some applications may be unavailable. A list of possibly affected applications are listed below. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. QuickBill Statements • eClaims • Insurance Manager • Kiosk • Eligibility Verifications Sincerely, Henry Schein One

Teledentistry and Digital Imaging Leader MouthWatch Celebrates 10 Years of Innovation and Growth

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Metuchen, NJ – April 20 2022 – MouthWatch, LLC, recognized throughout the dental industry as a leader in teledentistry solutions and digital imaging devices, recently marked its 10-year anniversary of innovation and growth.

The Gut’s Role in Oral Bone Health

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Gut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in mice In Brief: Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina showed that certain gut bacteria trigger an immune response that leads to loss of the bone that anchors the teeth, akin to the bone loss that can result from periodontal (gum) disease.

On the biocompatibility of endodontic sealers

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Swiss Dent J. 2022 May 9; Abstract Periapical tissue may be exposed to root canal filling materials in consequence of root canal therapy. There is scant scientific data about the biocompatibility of root canal filling materials of various chemistry on the periapical area. This study aimed to investigate the effects of different root canal sealers and their eluates on human alveolar osteoblasts in terms of cell proliferation, adhesion, morphology and gene expression in vitro.

Postextraction ridge preservation by using dense PTFE membranes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Published: April 09, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem The use of dense polytetrafluoroethylene (dPTFE) membranes in alveolar ridge preservation may help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination and infection, maintaining the soft-tissue anatomy.

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Root canal narrowing patterns of mandibular first premolars on panoramic radiographs according to the number of root canals diagnosed on cone beam computed tomographic images

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Odontology ( 2022) details Abstract Understanding the variations in root canal morphology is important for successful endodontic treatment. Mandibular first premolars have a single root in 98% of cases, and multiple root canals are found in approximately 20% of cases. However, the details of these characteristic findings in panoramic radiography and their diagnostic accuracy are unknown.

LIGHTFORCE BRINGS ON FRANK QUINN AS CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

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Former Align Executive Joins LightForce as CRO to Accelerate the Orthodontic Industry’s Transition to Fully Digital and Customization BURLINGTON, Mass. May 16, 2022) – LightForce, makers of the world’s only fully customizable 3D printed braces system, announced that Frank Quinn, former Vice President and General Manager of US Commercial at Align Technology, has joined the LightForce team as their Chief Revenue Officer.

SmartMouth Steps Up the Fight Against Bad Breath with a New Look for its Activated Mouthwash Products

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Mouthwash leverages zinc-ion-activation to provide around-the-clock prevention of sulfur gas – the source of bad breath ST.

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Equalizing Access to Dental Care

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Disparities were diminished, but not eliminated, after expansions in public dental coverage In Brief: Expanding eligibility for public coverage of dental care was linked to reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in use of dental services, according to a recent analysis.

Smilefast is coming to the US.

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Smilefast is coming to the United States. The first course will be in New Jersey in July. Watch the video and how Smilefast can transform smiles. Visit SmilefastUSA.com.

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Neo Edition of CS 8200 3D Family Takes It to the Next Level, Makes CBCT Even More Intuitive

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ATLANTA— Carestream Dental is introducing more dentists to CBCT imaging—and giving current CS 8200 3D users more options—by launching the Neo Edition of the CS 8200 3D Family. The Neo Edition is an evolution of the CS 8200 3D, and optional Scan Ceph module, that improves ease of use, contributes to a better clinical experience, and leads to more successful outcomes for patients.

Platelet rich fibrin in combination with bioabsorbable guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane and GTR membrane alone using double lateral sliding bridge flap for treatment of multiple gingival recession defects in humans: A randomized controlled clinical trail

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Sethiya KR, Dhadse P, Bajaj P, Durge K, Subhadarsanee C, Hassan S. Platelet rich fibrin in combination with bioabsorbable guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane and GTR membrane alone using double lateral sliding bridge flap for treatment of multiple gingival recession defects in humans: A randomized controlled clinical trail.

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Industry-Wide Dental Awards Program Announces 2022 Winners at Red Carpet Gala

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Las Vegas, NV; March 5, 2022 – The Denobi Awards , an industry-wide dental awards program, held its annual red-carpet gala today and named 14 individuals and one dental team as recipients.

Bioactive remineralization of dentin surface with calcium phosphate-based agents: An in vitroanalysis

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Abstract Background: With the increasing prevalence of erosive tooth wear affecting both adults and children; designing optimum protocols of management in a noninvasive manner is gaining precedence. Aim: Comparative evaluation of topically applied calcium phosphate-based agents casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and beta tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) TCP) on the surface of eroded dentin.

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FDA Clears World’s First AI Software to Read Dental X-Rays

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Pearl’s Second Opinion® is the first and only chairside FDA-cleared AI radiologic detection aid that can help dentists identify numerous common dental conditions, including tooth decay, calculus, and root abscesses.

Your Mouth on a Chip

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NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Cell-loaded microchips offer a new lens into human biology Microchips that mimic parts of the human body may sound futuristic, but these devices—called organs-on-chips—are already being used to study human biology.

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Dentsply Sirona opens the gateway to a new digital universe with cloud-based solution DS Core

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Today's virtual global event sets the stage for the launch of DS Core – a cloud-based solution powered by the collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and Google Cloud. Dentsply Sirona also introduces two new service offerings: DS Core Create and DS Core Care. DS Core seamlessly integrates with devices, services and technologies in dental practices – bringing improved efficiency to workflows from diagnosis to final care or treatment.

VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical Accuracy

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VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical Accuracy Company ushers in a new era of transparency and efficiency by bringing to market the most diverse AI dental imaging dataset in the industry BOSTON, May 2, 2022 – VideaHealth , a dental AI pioneer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for Videa Caries Assist, an AI-powered dental caries (cavity) detection algorithm.

EXOCAD INTRODUCES THE EXOCAD SHOP FOR DENTALCAD SOFTWARE USERS

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Upgrades and additional modules can now be purchased directly from exocad DARMSTADT, Germany, Feb. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad, an Align Technology, Inc.

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Cannabis use and the risk of periodontitis: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study

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J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13632. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: This study aimed to leverage human genetic data to investigate whether cannabis use causally affects periodontitis. Methods and materials: Data were obtained from summary statistics of genome-wide association studies of lifetime cannabis use (N = 184,765), cannabis use disorder (17,068 cases; 357,219 controls), and periodontitis (17,353 cases; 28,210 controls).

EXOCAD LAUNCHES COMMUNITY BLOG

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Interviews, insights and inspirational content are the focus of exocad's new online resource "exoBlog" DARMSTADT, Germany, Feb. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad, an Align Technology, Inc.

Tooth Fairy sets new record high for value of a lost tooth

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OAK BROOK, Ill. , 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released new findings from its 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® that show the Tooth Fairy's average cash gift reached $5.36 per tooth, a record high in the 24-year history of the poll.

Midmark and Bien-Air Announce Partnership

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Midmark and Bien-Air will partner up to combine Midmark’s care delivery units with Bien-Air’s micromotor and contra-angle handpieces. Midmark and Bien-Air Announce Partnership Midmark has announced a new strategic partnership with Bien-Air Dental SA.

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Why You Need to Tell Congress "No" to a Dental Benefit in Medicare Part B

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Effect of tapered-end and round-end bristles on the abrasive dentine wear applying increasing brushing forces

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Acta Odontol Scand. 2022 Feb 11;1-5. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2022.2035816. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: To investigate the effect of toothbrush bristles end configuration on the abrasive dentine wear at different brushing forces.

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Comparison of the efficacy of different techniques to seal the alveolus during alveolar ridge preservation: meta-regression and network meta-analysis

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J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13628. Online ahead of print. Abstract Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of different techniques to seal the alveolus [flap advancement (FA), open healing with barrier (OHB), and open healing without barrier (OHNB)] during alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) in terms of horizontal ridge width resorption.

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Implant survival rate and marginal bone loss with the all-on-4 immediate-loading strategy: A clinical retrospective study with 1 to 4 years of follow-up

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PATTERSON DENTAL CONTINUES DIAMOND LEVEL SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT

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Red Bank, NJ February 1, 2022 - The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is proud to announce continued support and sponsorship by Patterson Dental.

Jacksonville University to launch Florida's first Certificate in Comprehensive Oral Implantology with M.S. in Dentistry

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Beginning in the summer of 2022, the University will train dental residents to earn a master of science degree in dentistry with a certificate in comprehensive oral implantology. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.,

MouthWatch Announces Integration of Its TeleDent™ Teledentistry Platform with Open Dental’s Practice Management System

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Metuchen, NJ – February 1 4 , 2022 – MouthWatch, LLC recently announced the integration of its award-winning, market leading TeleDent teledentistry platform with Open Dental Software’s open-source practice management system.

Photodynamic therapy in the treatment of denture stomatitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Published: February 04, 2022 DOI: [link] Abstract Statement of problem Photodynamic therapy is widely used in dentistry, but limited evidence exists regarding its effectiveness in treating denture stomatitis.

Clinton Township man awarded $400K for dentist’s tongue-numbing injection

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Macomb Daily PUBLISHED: February 2, 2022 at 8:44 a.m. UPDATED: February 2, 2022 at 8:45 a.m.

Efficacy of laser photobiomodulation pulpotomy in human primary teeth: A randomized controlled trial.

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Background: Laser photobiomodulation (LPBM), also called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), has shown potential to reduce the pulpal inflammation and to preserve the dental pulp vitality, thereby improving healing.

Loss of pulp vitality correlated with the duration of the interim restoration and the experience of the dentist: A retrospective study

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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry January 2022 Abstract Statement of problem The second most common biological complication in fixed prosthodontics is loss of pulp vitality, which may lead to restoration loss.