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The future of dentistry in 3-D: Digitally mapping the human skull
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Digital is the future of dentistry. Acuscape, Inc. has developed a fresh take on dental 3-D digital imaging. System would have wide range of applications in dentistry, and appears to hold great promise. Similar or related technologies are offered by Cadent's iTero system, Imaging Sciences International's i-CAT, and to a lesser degree, CEREC. MORE


ADA weighs in on health care legislation amendments
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The Association "believes it is imperative that individuals and families have access to quality benefits and dentists," ADA officials told the Senate Finance Committee as that panel began considering health care reform legislation. With grassroots lobbying assistance, the association staked out positions on seven of 564 expected amendments to a committee draft bill. More
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from dental tissues vs. Those from other sources: Their biology and role in regenerative medicine
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To date, five different human dental stem/progenitor cells have been isolated and characterized: dental pulp stem cells, stem cells from exfoliated deciduous teeth, periodontal ligament stem cells, stem cells from apical papilla, and dental follicle progenitor cells. These postnatal populations have mesenchymal-stem-cell-like qualities, including the capacity for self-renewal and multilineage differentiation potential. More


Dental implant market to recover from economic crisis by 2010
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The growth of the market for dental implants will be hindered by the current recession in the U.S. economy, but it is expected to recover in 2010 and reach $1.5 billion by 2015. More
Dental practices should adopt contingency plans for H1N1
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With the H1N1 virus now in full swing across college campuses and most of the Southeastern states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are urging businesses—including health care facilities—to steel themselves in case of a severe flu outbreak in their area. The DHS has issued a guide to help small business owners write a plan and prepare themselves for potential flu outbreaks. More


Caution recommended with bitemark evidence in forensics
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Against this month’s backdrop of the Congressional hearing into the future of forensic science, researchers from the University at Buffalo's Laboratory for Forensic Odontology Research in the School of Dental Medicine, have published a landmark paper on the controversial topic of bitemark analysis. The Congressional hearing focused on the findings of a National Academy of Sciences report on the scientific basis of forensic disciplines. Among the pattern evidence fields (fingerprints, tool marks, etc.) that were reviewed in the NAS report, bitemark analysis received critical commentary. More
Survey shows Americans are unprepared for dental emergencies
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Although 72 percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns and one in six had a dental emergency during the past 12 months, most are not prepared to deal with a dental emergency, according to a recent survey conducted by Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products. More


Rules Address Dental Sedation Risk for Patients
Associated Press via The Chicago Tribune    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Proposed rules prompted by the deaths of two Illinois dental patients would increase the training that's required for dentists and their staffs. The changes are meant to prevent tragedies like the death of a 5-year-old girl who slipped into a coma after being sedated during a routine procedure at a Chicago dentist's office. That death in 2006 was followed the next year by the death of a 46-year-old Chicago school principal who suffered cardiac arrest while under sedation for a root canal. More

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