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Pulpdent Corporation and UCLA School of Dentistry join forces to prevent early childhood caries
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Pulpdent Corporation and UCLA School of Dentistry join forces to prevent early childhood caries

BOSTON, May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pulpdent Corporation, a dental research and manufacturing company, has joined forces with the UCLA School of Dentistry to prevent early childhood caries (i.e., tooth decay in infants and young children). Pulpdent is donating 600 applications of Embrace Fluoride Varnish and 2,500 applications of Embrace Pit & Fissure Sealant to the UCLA Infant…

ALIGN TECHNOLOGY TO INTRODUCE TWO NEW ITERO SCANNERS FEATURING GREATER POWER AND PORTABILITY
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ALIGN TECHNOLOGY TO INTRODUCE TWO NEW ITERO SCANNERS FEATURING GREATER POWER AND PORTABILITY

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) today expanded the iTero Element portfolio with the launch of the iTero Element 2 and the iTero Element Flex scanners. These additions build on the existing high precision, full-color imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element portfolio. The next-generation iTero Element 2 is designed for greater performance with 2X…

Ultradent Introduces ChlorCid® Surf Canal Preparation Solution
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Ultradent Introduces ChlorCid® Surf Canal Preparation Solution

Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to introduce the newest addition to its award-winning line of endodontics products, ChlorCid® Surf sodium hypochlorite solution with surfactant. ChlorCid Surf solution, a root canal preparation solution, features the added cleansing power of surfactant to break the surface tension and allow for better sodium hypochlorite penetration into difficult-to-reach places like…

Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections
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Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections

Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections that cause inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth. To better treat these infections, called denture-related stomatitis, University at Buffalo researchers have turned to 3-D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication….

BIOLASE Establishes Southern California Dental Advisory Board
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BIOLASE Establishes Southern California Dental Advisory Board

IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, announced today the formation of its Southern California Dental Advisory Board. The newly formed Advisory Board will increase awareness around the minimally-invasive Waterlase® technology, which offers dentists the opportunity to build sustainable, long-term practices by significantly improving patient care while…

HENRY SCHEIN JOINS NASSAU COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE 16TH ANNUAL GIVE KIDS A SMILE® PROGRAM
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HENRY SCHEIN JOINS NASSAU COUNTY DENTAL SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE 16TH ANNUAL GIVE KIDS A SMILE® PROGRAM

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 27, 2018 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) recently joined the Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS) in celebrating the 16th annual Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program, an initiative of the ADA Foundation (ADAF) through which dental teams volunteer to provide free oral health care and education to underserved children across the country. Team Schein…

Dentists urged not to prescribe opioids
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Dentists urged not to prescribe opioids

CHICAGO — The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers.  The association announced a new policy Monday that “essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible,” said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the group’s president. The Chicago-based group represents around 161,000 dentists. The group is also pushing for…