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New discovery could increase protection against dental infection

A new antimicrobial agent could have serious benefits for dentistry by helping combat bacterial and fungal infections that cause composite filling failure and oral health issues.

Zimmer completes acquisition of Biomet

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. has announced that, following the receipt of U.S. Federal Trade Commission clearance, Zimmer has completed the acquisition of Biomet in a cash and equity transaction currently valued at approximately $14.0 billion.

Can treating gum disease affect prostate symptoms?
Can treating gum disease affect prostate symptoms?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center reported that treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis.

Innovator Profile 2015: ZEST Anchors

For more than 40 years, ZEST Anchors has been an innovator in product solutions for edentulous patients.

How to use marketing to increase patient comfort

The way you market your practice is directly related to the comfort level of your patients. The more comfortable they feel, the more patients you will earn and retain.

COUNTERPOINT: Technology is great, but education remains the most important thing

In 1347, 12 galleys docked at a Sicilian port after a long journey through the Black Sea. In medieval times, ships routinely left port and traveled to faraway lands to trade not just goods, but theologies, philosophies, technologies and culture.

Study finds major health consequences for sufferers of severe dental anxiety
Study finds major health consequences for sufferers of severe dental anxiety

A recent study out of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that adults suffering from severe dental anxiety (DA) often struggle with poorer oral health and depression, but that cognitive behavior therapy can help alleviate anxiety.

The latest in dental lab acquisition news

G&H Dental Arts recently announced the acquisition of Cushman & Associates Dental Lab and Buttress-Wilshire Dental Laboratory, adding personnel and new offerings to the 80-person lab.

How technology can help your practice's young patients

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Linda Murzyn-Dantzer, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. In conjunction with her on-demand Webinar on the usage of lasers in pediatric dentistry, we talked with her about how this technology can help your practice’s young patients.

Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program launches new resources

Wrigley announced the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program is launching new resources to give dental professionals tips and insights to make the patient experience more enjoyable and, ultimately, help grow their practices.