Study finds link between alcohol consumption and gum health

June 30, 2015

Brazilian researchers discovered that consumption of alcoholic beverages can have adverse effects on the health of a person’s gums, aggravating existing cases of severe periodontal disease or increasing periodontal disease risk factors. 

Zimmer completes acquisition of Biomet

June 25, 2015

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.

Study finds major health consequences for sufferers of severe dental anxiety

June 24, 2015

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.

How technology can help your practice's young patients

June 22, 2015

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

June 22, 2015

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.

The 20 most bizarre new ICD-10 codes

June 18, 2015

October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for the transition to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which will introduce a whole new set of codes for dental and medical practices nationwide.

Study finds families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies

June 17, 2015

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have announced the publication of a study titled "Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting," which is the largest international cohort to date of children with nonsyndromic clefts, their relatives and controls. 

Weird news: British dentist tried to perform dental work in a McDonald's

June 16, 2015

Do you want fries with that dental work? The General Dental Council committee in the United Kingdom has barred one dentist from practicing after she tried to perform a dental procedure in a McDonald’s restaurant.

3 mistakes not to make in your team approach to dental implants

June 16, 2015

You know your job is to provide an outcome superior in function, as well as form for your patient’s implant treatment. Providing this superior outcome requires a collaborative effort with all the members of the larger dental team. Using a team approach to implant dentistry is essential to optimizing treatment outcomes for your patients.

Keystone's inaugural LATAM seminar a big success

June 15, 2015

Keystone Industries expanded its dental industry boundaries wider than ever before during the past couple years, and the impact was said to be felt amongst members of the Latin America dental community this May.

10 dental-related Instagram accounts you should check out

June 15, 2015

Instagram is a dental nerd’s dream! I love scrolling through and see what is being shared and what is "hot" on social media sites. I often post things I find interesting on my account. Of course, you know that Dental Products Report has an Instagram account, right?

Early-bird registration for Sirona's CEREC 30 extended through June 15

June 10, 2015

In preparation for its upcoming CEREC© 30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration, Sirona Dental Inc. announced that in addition to an informative preshow program now posted on, the event’s early-bird registration specials have been extended until June 15.

BIOLASE announces groundbreaking REPaiR periodontal protocol at Europerio 8

June 08, 2015

BIOLASE, Inc., a global leader in dental lasers, announced its groundbreaking REPaiR periodontal protocol was part of the scientific programme at Europerio 8, the world's leading conference in periodontology and implant dentistry.

Planet DDS leads the way with Revenue Cycle Management services

June 08, 2015

In medicine, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) is a standard feature that increases the speed and likelihood of insurer and patient payments. In dentistry, this is a relatively new feature, and one that Planet DDS, offers. It is especially powerful integrated with their Denticon software. What does that mean for a dental group? What are the services that a revenue cycle management program can offer?

The nasty truth about sexual harassment in the dental practice

June 04, 2015

Have you ever been sexually harassed? I am not talking about the workmen down the street who whistle at you when you walk by (but, that is harassment as well). What I am talking about is whether you have ever been uncomfortable with something your boss said or did to you in the dental practice.

ADA releases Action for Dental Health Year Two: A Progress Report

June 04, 2015

The American Dental Association (ADA) released Action for Dental Health Year Two: A Progress Report, which outlines the initiatives, goals and progress to date of the association's nationwide, community-based movement to improve the nation's oral health, especially for people who lack adequate access to regular dental care.

Lymph node dissection can aid in oral cancer survival

June 02, 2015

Being proactive with early-stage oral cancers is critical, according to a new study presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which was held May 29-June 2 in Chicago.

How to properly place GuttaCore

June 01, 2015

GuttaCore obturators are said to be the first cross-linked Gutta-Percha core obturators to deliver warm Gutta-Percha throughout the canal system. GuttaCore is designed to create a dense, 3D fill in minutes, and the cross-linked Gutta-Percha core removes easily.