Decline in Dental Benefits Enrollment Reported by NADP/DDPA Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 07:44 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry NADP/DDPA 2010 Dental Benefits Enrollment Report Shows 5.7% DipDALLAS, Texas – National dental benefits enrollment for 2009 decreased 5.7% compared to 2008 enrollment, according to the NADP/DDPA 2010 Dental Benefits Enrollment Report. This is the first decline in dental enrollment since NADP began reporting dental benefits enrollment data in 1994.
Xlear Awards Winners of the Spry Dental Defense Xylitol Project With Trip to Cancun Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 07:40 AM - 7 years, 1 month ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry Xlear, Inc., the leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today announced the winners of the Spry Dental Defense Project, which was created to motivate patients to use xylitol products and evaluate bacterial plaque biofilm levels in patients following the use of several xylitol products for 30 days. The winners of the contest were Cindy Schoeninger, Sandra Dlugosz, Carla Gantz, Donna Grzegorek and Helen Fortner. Each will have the opportunity to present her findings at the by-invitation only Xlear Xylitol Conference in Cancun, Mexico in February 2011. Winners, which were selected from a group of dental hygienists who submitted reports of their experience participating in the project, received free conference registration, hotel, as well as free breakfasts, group dinners, and group tours during the weeklong conference.
DALSA Announces Argus Scanning X-ray Detectors for Dental and Medical Imaging Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 04:42 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry WATERLOO, Ontario – DALSA Corporation , a global leader in digital image sensing technology, today announced its Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners developed for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet connectivity, allowing images to be ported directly to the host computer for image processing. Assembled with advanced MEMs fabrication techniques in DALSA's own wafer foundry, they also provide unmatched resolution by joining multiple silicon detectors for large fields of view up to 44 cm wide.
Reportlinker Adds Global Dental Supplies Industry Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 04:27 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry NEW YORK, New York – Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Dental Supplies in US$ Million by the following product segments: Orthodontic Supplies, Dental Implants, Prosthetic Supplies, Infection Control Products, Endodontic Supplies, Restorative Supplies, and Preventive Supplies.
Stress Moves Michigan Dentist to Invent Life-Changing Device Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 03:27 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry LAKE ORION, Michigan – Stress produced by our uncertain economic times and continuing warfare has caused an increase in teeth clenching and grinding that is reaching epidemic proportions. "Stress is responsible for teeth clenching and grinding," says Dr. Joe Pelerin of Lake Orion, Michigan who has practiced family dentistry for three decades, "and what most people don't realize is that teeth grinding and clenching not only damages teeth and fillings and leads to receding gums and root canals, but also can be the cause of migraine headaches and pain in the shoulders, neck, back and ears."
FDA Approves Amgen's XGEVA™ (Denosumab) For Patients With Bone Metastases From Solid Tumors Friday, November 19, 2010 - 03:28 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry THOUSAND OAKS, California – Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XGEVA™ (denosumab), the first and only RANK Ligand inhibitor for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors. XGEVA was approved following a 6 month priority review by the FDA, a designation reserved for drugs that offer major advances in treatment or provide a treatment where no adequate therapy exists. XGEVA is not indicated for the prevention of SREs in patients with multiple myeloma.
North Carolina Launches Head Start Dental Home Initiative Friday, November 19, 2010 - 02:47 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry GREENSBORO, North Carolina – The North Carolina Head Start-State Collaboration Office and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), today announced the launch of the Head Start Dental Home Initiative to improve oral health for North Carolina children.
Invisalign Invisible Braces for Treating Dental Inconsistencies Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 07:44 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry JACKSON HEIGHT, New York – Invisalign invisible braces are the perfect solution for treating even complex dental inconsistencies found in teenagers and adults. The greatest advantage of Invisalign is that it does not have the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces, and is therefore a more comfortable orthodontic solution.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Announces Plans for Dental School Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 07:29 AM - 7 years ago - 0 Read - Dental News - WebDentistry ERIE, Pennsylvania – The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced plans to open a dental school with the help of a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The process to develop a school of dental medicine began with a vote by Erie City Council in support of the state grant.