Findings from the National Dental PBRN

To evaluate how restoration characteristics are associated with the decision to repair or replace an existing restoration. The following hypotheses were studied: dentists who placed the original restoration are more likely to repair instead of replace restorations (H1) that are in molar teeth; (H2) that are in the upper arch; (H3) that have amalgam restorative material; (H4) if a fracture is not the primary reason for the defect; and (H5) when the restoration comprises more than one surface.

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Ultradent Products Announces Dr. Dan E. Fischer Seminar Dates

Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to announce the 2015 dates for several continuing education seminars with Dr. Dan E. Fischer, founder and president of Ultradent Products, Inc. The engagements will also feature Ultradent’s clinical hygienist, Carol Jent, who will present continuing education courses on dental hygiene to attending staff. Dr.Fischer’s course, titled “Close to Home: What Expert Marriage Advice Can Teach Us about Creating Successful, Long-Lasting Dentistry,” will give attending clinicians up to eight continuing education credits.

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First Colgate "Science to Cities" Educational Tour Deemed a Success

Over 600 dentists and hygienists from across the U.S. gathered together to learn about the latest perspectives on evidence-based dentistry, making Colgate®’s first “Science to Cities” five-city educational lecture tour a huge success.

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Brasseler USA Updates Aluminum Bur Blocks with Silicone Inserts

Brasseler USA, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to introduce an updated version of its standard aluminum bur block. Brasseler USA now offers aluminum bur blocks equipped with silicone inserts for optimum security and organization.

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Periodontal Disease Could Lead to new Issue

Byproducts of bacteria in gum disease, known as metabolic small chain fatty acids, can work together to cause HIV in dormant T-cells to become active and cause the virus to replicate, according to a research team from Case Western Reserve University.

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Exercise May Lead to Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

A team of researchers at the University Hospital in Germany determined that the more exercise you do, the higher risk there is of tooth decay and early teeth loss.

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Child has 80 Teeth Removed from Jaw

A child in India had 80 teeth removed from his jaw to alleviate pain he was experiencing. The boy has odontoma and underwent a four-hour procedure to take the teeth out of his upper jaw.

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Tooth Loss may Lead Other Health Issues

A new study indicates that the memory and walking speed of adults without teeth decline at a higher rate when compared to those who still have their teeth. Read more for full details..

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Be Recognized for Saving Smiles in Your Community – Join the 2015 Smile Drive Today!

"I didn't have a toothbrush. I had been wishing for one, and my dream came true!" - Seven-year-old David, when he received his very first toothbrush from America’s ToothFairy 2014 Smile Drive .

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BruxZir Solid Zirconia Surpasses Five Years of Clinical Use

A recent study was conducted regarding how much dentists know about their patients’ tobacco use and what they do to prevent it. Dentists could play a pivotal role in curbing tobacco use.

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