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Nov. 13, 2008
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Researchers Find Association Between Epstein-Barr Virus, Inflammatory Diseases of the Mouth
from Infection Control Today
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have found that a significant percentage of dental patients with the inflammatory diseases irreversible pulpitis and apical periodontitis also have the Epstein-Barr virus. The Epstein-Barr virus is an important human pathogen found in more than 90 percent of the world population. More

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Nobel Biocare Buying Biocad for $33.53 Million
from Reuters
Swiss dental implant maker Nobel Biocare said it is buying privately-owned Canadian prosthetics software design company BioCad for 26 million euros ($33.53 million). Nobel Biocare, the world's largest maker of dental implants, also said it had signed an exclusive partnership with Optimet, a maker of optical scanners and a subsidiary of Israel's Ophir Optronics. More

Optimizing Implant Esthetics and Patient Satisfaction with Soft Tissue Grafting
from AAID
AAID’s latest participation course focuses on Soft Tissue Grafting and will be held in Henderson, Nev., Nov. 20 - 21, 2008. Because this is a participation course, attendance is limited to the first 30 doctors who register. Course tuition is $795 for AAID members and $1,095 for non-member dentists. Allied staff may attend for a fee of $150. You may register online at or by fax by printing a registration form from the AAID Web site and faxing it to AAID at 312-335-9090. More


TI-FOAM Dental Implants: Will This New Surface Coating Have an Impact?
from Osseo News
OpenCell BioMed's implant system is differentiated by its proprietary surface coating/material TI- FOAM™ used as the bone to implant interface enabling dental implant systems greater short and long term stability with a minimally invasive techniques compared to traditional dental implant systems. More

Does Periodontal Disease Cause Type 2 Diabetes?
from Endocrine Today
Diabetes has long been believed to be a risk factor for periodontal disease. Results of a new study show that the reverse might also be true, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York. Ryan T. Demmer, PhD, MPH, associate research scientist in the department of epidemiology, said that these findings add a "new twist" to the association, suggesting that periodontal disease may lead to diabetes. More

Bacteria in Mouth Help Make Certain Foods Tasty
from Science Daily
Scientists in Switzerland are reporting that bacteria in the human mouth play a role in creating the distinctive flavors of certain foods. They found that these bacteria actually produce food odors from odorless components of food, allowing people to fully savor fruits and vegetables. More

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Optimizing Design for Metal-Free Composite Resin Crowns
from Osseo News
Although composite resin materials are used for posterior crown restorations, the influence of preparation design, material thickness, convergence angle, and method of cementation on fracture resistance remains unclear. More

Mouth Piercings Increase Risk of Gum Disease
from Natural News
Teenagers who get oral piercings are at a significantly higher risk for gum disease and tooth fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Israeli army and the School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and published in the American Dental Journal. More

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Scientists at Matsumoto Dental University Detail Research in Periodontal Disease Therapy
from NewsRX via Dental Office Magazine
According to recent research from Shiojiri, Japan, "Periodontal disease is considered to be a biofilm infectious disease. The effects of macrolide and tetracycline on biofilm were examined in in vitro biofilm model made of periodontal disease-associated bacteria." More

Sandwich Bone Augmentation to Correct an Osseous Defect Around a Dental Implant
from Osseo News
A 58-year-old female patient complaining of halitosis, function loss and discharging pus at her right lateral dental implant was referred to the Department of Periodontology at Hacettepe University in Turkey. An implant had been placed two years prior; a porcelain restoration was completed a year after surgery. More

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