New York Dental group visits cuba on a humanitarian trip.

The Fialkoff Dental Study Club, founded by Dr. Bernard Fialkoff a New York Periodontist, has traveled to Cuba. The group was of 16 members, and their purpose was to donate desperately needed dental equipment as stated in the PR.

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Kerr has shipped SonicFill Tips in North America

Kerr corporation has shipped around five million tips for its SonicFill™ bulk cure composite system in the U.S. SonicFill composite system enables clinicians to easily perform posterior restorations with a fast and reliable SingleFill™ technology via a sonic-activated handpiece, as stated in the press release. Find out more details in full PR!
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John Greenspan retires as associate dean of Global Oral Health

UCSF anounced that John S. Greenspan, BSC, BDS, PhD, FRCPath, ScD [hc], FDSRCS [Eng], Distinguished Professor of Oral Pathology, Department of Orofacial Sciences, and Associate Dean for Global Oral Health at the UCSF School of Dentistry, will retire from UCSF at the end of June, 2014, and step down from his role as Associate Dean for Global Oral Health. Read Full PR.
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Renaissance Dental plan provides incentives to help keep good oral health habits

Renaissance Dental offering full coverage on diagnostic and preventive services in year one, the plan adds other services throughout the first three years coverage by year three. The plan also features an annual maximum that doubles by the third year. Read full PR.

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YAG laser on sealer penetration into root canal surfaces

An in Vitro study has been published on Journal of Dentistry. The main objective of the study was to recognize the use of the Neodymium:Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet (Nd:YAG) laser as part of the root canal treatment on the penetration of sealer into dentinal tubules. See full article for results.

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Effects of the application sequence of calcium-containing desensitising pastes during etch-and-rinse adhesive restoration

The main aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of different application sequence of calcium-containing desensitising pastes. Seventy molars were selected for test, polished and randomly divided into seven groups. Read full abstract for more details and results..
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A comparison between calvarial bone and iliac crest

A study conducted by the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry has surfaced on PubMed targeting the comparison of the architectural metric parameters using micro-computed tomography (μ-CT) between sites grafted with blocks harvested from the intramembranous origin calvarium and endochondral origin iliac crest for horizontal bone augmentation in the maxilla. The second aim was to compare primary stability of implants placed in both types of block grafts. 9 patients were selected for the study which came out with exciting results!

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Labortory evaluation of the effect of tooth brushing

A Recent study has been published on the American Journal of Dentistry, aimed at identifying the changes in surface gloss of different composite materials after laboratory toothbrushing simulation. 40 specimens were used for each material. Find out the results in full abstract.

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What Dental Patients Want?

A couple of days ago, Futuredontics a provider of dental marketing services offered a free webinar called "What Dental Patients Want" The webinar used findings from a major nationwide consumer survey to help dentists identify their patients needs nowadays so they can maximize new patient acquisition. For more details, Read full PR.

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Middle aged men have high risk of gum disease

According to the analysis of the Hannover Medical School in Germany, Men who doesn't have any sporting activities and spend most of their time working in a sitting position are having a higher risk of gum disease than their younger counterparts. Read full article

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