Tag: dentistry

IoT Technology and the Future of Dentistry

What is IoT? How does it impact the future of dentistry? IoT is a popular term that’s often used in the tech industry. It’s an acronym for the latest technology that’s being developed by the biggest tech corporations in the world. IoT stands for “Internet of Things”, a technology that integrates devices and human experience. […]

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Does the Future of Dental Composites Involve Silver Titanium Dioxide?

What’s the future of composite resin materials? Up to now, various generations of the original large particle size composite have emerged. These days, dentists have to keep up with the terms that have been added to the materials such as micro-filled, hybrid, micro-hybrid, nanohybrid, and the most recent, nanodimer. Yes, nano-manufacturing is the future of dental […]

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Using an Intra-Operative Navigation System to Retrieve Broken Dental Instruments

Despite popular belief, dental surgeons aren’t perfect and mistakes happen. Risk is a continuous factor for any and every dental procedure that occurs. Endodontists are no strangers to that risk. They deal with the most minuscule of spaces, having to focus on tiniest surface to conduct a surgical procedure. One of the most common surgical […]

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A Study on the Relationship between Titanium Corrosion and Peri-Implantitis

The sign of gum infection after implant surgery is terrifying for dental surgeons. The most common diagnoses in that situation is Peri-implantitis. The earliest signs of the disease include swelling of the gums, color change of the tissue surrounding the implant, gum bleeding, and gum sensitivity. If left untreated, more severe symptoms develop such as […]

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A Study on Sterilization Practices for De-bonding Dental Burs

Ever wonder what are the most commonly used procedures for decontaminating carbide debonding burs? It’s essential for any dental institution to have set in place proper sterilization methods for their dental instruments. But in a nationwide study, could it be determined if these dental institutions were using best practices for sterilization? Whether the dental instrument […]

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Does Angiogenesis Have a Role in the Formation of Malignant Leukoplakia?

A recent dental study was conducted by multiple contributors on the development of malignant oral leukoplakia. The dental study was based in Germany at the University Medical Centre in Rostock. The researchers sought to assess how angiogenesis plays a part in the formation of malignant oral leukoplakia. By using histological preparations of oral tissue with no, mild, […]

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Sports Dentistry Conference Offers Trauma Training – Sports Dentistry for Today’s Athletes June 23-25

Dentists and dental professionals will have an opportunity to participate in a sports dentistry conference in Baltimore this June at the 34th Annual Symposium:  Sports Dentistry for Today’s Athletes.  The conference is scheduled June 23-25.  Although the focus of the conference will be on sports injuries that might require emergency care, it is not only sports injuries […]

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Locating the Source of Halitosis

More than one third of all the people in the world suffer from halitosis. It’s a common problem that dental professionals encounter with patients, and until now, there hasn’t been a universally accepted protocol for identifying the source of the problem. Common causes that have been explained to patients include poor oral hygiene, lack of […]

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Oral Disease Found to be Common among Dialysis Patients

Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease progressively fall into a debilitating and crippling state of living. These patients progressively lose muscle strength and consciousness, leaving them incapable of movement and confined to a wheel chair. As a result, their everyday hygiene needs to be managed by nurses or family whose efforts are often limited by […]

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New Study Linking College Students, Fear, and Poor Oral Health

Do college students need help going to the dentist or taking care of their teeth? One would think not, but a recent study indicates otherwise. There are multiple factors that can lead to poor dental health in college students. The dramatic change is lifestyle, the pressure of exams, and fear have all been suggested to contribute […]

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