December 22nd, 2006

Movers & Shakers, Monday, Nov. 27, 2006  (Dental implant)

Movers & Shakers, Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 
Professional designations Debbie Aub , GRI, and member of the Virginia Association of Realtors, was awarded the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.

Nobel Biocare May Sell Implants, Swedish Agency Says (Update3) 
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) — Nobel Biocare Holding AG, the world’s largest maker of dental implants, can continue to sell two products that may cause bone loss, Swedish authorities said. The shares climbed the most in 22 months.

Champlin Joins Bassett Healthcare 
COOPERSTOWN Jessie May Champlin joined Bassett Healthcare’s Division of Orthopedics as a certified physician assistant. Champlin recently completed the physician assistant program at Gannon University in Erie, Pa.

Dental tourism growing in India: experts 
Chennai, Dec 14: With dental implantation technology gaining good ground in India, dental tourism was fast turning into a money spinner, a top official of American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) said today.

Business: Business People 
Profiles of some local business people. …

December 22nd, 2006

Toughness Of Dental Composites Quadrupled By Fibers Used In Bullet-Proof Vests (Oral surgery)

Toughness Of Dental Composites Quadrupled By Fibers Used In Bullet-Proof Vests
Vistasp Karbhari, a professor of structural engineering at UC San Diego, has developed fiber-reinforced polymer composites as strong, lightweight materials for aerospace, automotive, civil and marine applications, so he thought, “If they work so well in highway bridges, why not dental bridges”" [click link for full article]

Leading Orthodontist Presents Benefits Of OrthoCAD IQ(TM) At Major Orthodontic Meeting
Cadent, Ltd., provider of the OrthoCAD market-leading suite of 3-D digital solutions for the orthodontic industry, today announced that Dr. Michael Mayhew presented the benefits of OrthoCAD iQ(TM) at the combined 2006 Annual Meeting for the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO) and Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO) held earlier this month in the Bahamas. Dr. [click link for full article]

Research Shows No Direct Link Between Periodontal Disease And Preterm Birth
Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry have found treatment of periodontal (gum) disease in pregnant women does not significantly alter rates of preterm birth, low birth weight, or fetal growth restriction.The Obstetrics and Periodontal Therapy Trial (OPT), published in the Nov. [click link for full article]

What Happens During A Root Canal? Posted By : Sung Lee
You will have to have a root canal performed when the tiny canals inside your teeth get infected. As it progresses the infection spreads to the pulp inside your teeth as well. It will be necessary for your dentist to remove the infection. Root canals require both skill and experience due to the complexity of the procedure.

Common Antacids Could Help Keep Gingivitis At Bay
Chemicals commonly used to treat heartburn also display fighting power against the oral bacteria linked with gum disease, according to researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Goteborg University in Sweden.A study published in November’s Archives of Oral Biology explores how the active ingredients in popular antacids could help fend off gingivitis. [click link for full article]

Top 10 Myths About Root Canals
Photo ADAM Having a root canal is not as bad as you might think, regardless of what you might have heard about them. Root canals have been given a bum…

Converging, Connecting, Creating: ADEA Fall Meetings Address Diversity And Access In Dental Education
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) held its first ever joint Fall Meetings in Baltimore, Maryland, December 7-9, 2006, addressing issues of diversity, access, and recognition in dental education. [click link for full article]

December 22nd, 2006

The Javits Center opens wide for a trade show full of dentists  (Dental implant)

The Javits Center opens wide for a trade show full of dentists 
NEW YORK — One of metropolitan area’s largest trade shows opened Sunday, and unlike other trade shows, where exhibitors lure attendees to their booths with sweet treats, there was nary a candy bar or cookie in sight.

Cosmetic dentistry gains popularity 
More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment, including those who had braces as teenagers. As a teenager, Marty Huie wore traditional metal braces for two years. It was a painful and annoying process–she had all of her wisdom teeth pulled and had to wear a headgear at night.

Go ahead, give yourself a white Christmas present 
As the holiday season quickly approaches, we scurry around in a panic looking for last-minute gifts. Traditionally, people start the new year with a resolution to lose weight and eat healthier. Why not consider starting out the new year with a whiter, brighter smile with either a take-home or in-office tooth whitening gift? It might just be what the doctor ordered in making your new year a new …

Aetna Introduces New Health Insurance Options for Individuals and Their Families in Missouri 
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—-Aetna announced today that it is selling health plans for individuals and their families throughout the state of Missouri. With the new Aetna Advantage Plans for Individuals and Families, consumers will be able to purchase health insurance directly from Aetna or through independent insurance agents or brokers.