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Aussie man a hero even without a great smile
Aussie man a hero even without a great smileAfter car crash and funny TV interview, Australian media focus on this man's missing teeth. Everyone knows a great smile helps with both appearance and with how you are perceived by most people. Shiny, functioning teeth can also help with self-esteem and quality of life. But the opposite is also true. Someone missing teeth might be perceived as unhappy or troubled, but that may not always be the case.
Academy of Osseointegration expands current clinical practice guidelines to include management of the edentulous maxilla
Academy of Osseointegration expands current clinical practice guidelines to include management of the edentulous maxillaThe edentulous maxilla often presents with a range of challenges and solutions that can be difficult for individual clinicians to navigate. To help them make choices that best utilize current research—and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care—the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) has expanded its current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) to include management of patients with no teeth in the upper jaw.
9 of the scariest medical conditions with links to oral healthThere’s been a lot of buzz about oral systemic health in the news lately, and for good reason: A whole host of new discoveries have pinpointed that poor oral health is linked to some very serious medical conditions — and that treating oral health conditions could potentially serve as a preventative measure.
Weird news: Woman superglued her teeth in to avoid going to the dentist
Weird news: Woman superglued her teeth in to avoid going to the dentistMany people are afraid of going to the dentist, but most will muster the bravery to go in when their teeth start falling out. However, most people are not Angie Barlow of England.
Weird news: Man charged with using pliers to remove women's teeth during sex
Weird news: Man charged with using pliers to remove women's teeth during sexA man in New Zealand is on trial after his penchant for edentulous ladies allegedly peaked in a series of violent assaults, during which he removed his victims’ teeth with pliers.
Innovator Profile: DENTSPLY Implants

Innovation drives our profession and DLP wants to recognize the companies at the forefront.  In this Innovator Profile, DLP spoke with Craig Rodriguez, VP of Marketing for DENTSPLY Implants North America, about new products and lab education.