Friday, September 04, 2015

DentalPost Brings Its Innovative Employment Service to Canada

Demand for Smarter Hiring Solutions Spurs International Expansion
ATLANTA, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today DentalPost, the dental industry's premier online and mobile job board, announces its expansion into Canada offering data driven innovations for dental professionals looking to make connections and create teams that excel.  This marks the brand's first international product with additional market launches planned in the coming months.  The Canadian expansion was prompted by an influx of requests from Canadian dental professionals as the company expanded rapidly and gained exposure throughout the United States.
"Our goal is to help dental professionals in Canada be more efficient in their job search.  Dental offices that use data to make a better hiring decision eliminate administrative burden and lost productivity," says Tonya Lanthier, founder and CEO of DentalPost.  "Our goal is to offer the most active and extensive resume database for the Canadian dental industry. This expansion will provide a service for job seekers and employers in Canada that will centralize hiring for the industry as a whole."  
In addition to being a traditional online job website, DentalPost provides a community for dental professionals to better understand their working style and the type of position that would be the best fit through personal assessment tools - DiSC, values, work culture, and skills assessments. Dental employers have the ability to post jobs, search resumes, and even hire directly from the website. 
"The impact DentalPost made in the United States will seamlessly transfer to Canada," says Dr. Nick Seddon, DMD who started Smiles by Seddon, an advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry practice with two offices located in Vancouver. "This streamlined approach to the search and hiring process is exactly what we need here. As a dental professional, I can't wait to see the impact for job seekers and employers alike."
About DentalPost
Based in Atlanta, DentalPost is the dental industry's premier online and mobile job board. With more than 550,000 registered job seekers and 29,000 registered employers nationwide, DentalPost connects dental professionals with dental offices to help create dental teams that excel. DentalPost leads the industry in metric-based career matching including personality tests as well as values, skills and work culture assessments to assist in selecting the best match for each position.  For further information on DentalPost, download the app on Android and iOS or visit www.dentalpost.net.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Sirona’s C30 Extravaganza Designed to Provide Dental Professionals with the Most Advanced Educational Experience in Digital Dentistry


Sirona to Deliver CAD/CAM Users with a Comprehensive Learning Curriculum Across a Wide Diversity of Educational Tracks of Their Choosing

Charlotte, NC (August 31, 2015) – Sirona Dental, Inc., the worldwide leader and pioneer of digital dentistry, will provide dental professionals with the highest level of education at its widely anticipated CEREC® 30th (C30) Anniversary Celebration. The three-day CAD/CAM extravaganza is scheduled at The Venetian® Hotel and The Palazzo® Hotel in Las Vegas Sept. 17-19, 2015.

Recognized as one of the world’s premier digital dentistry meetings, C30 is a comprehensive educational forum comprised of the leading minds and speakers in the CAD/CAM dental world, C30 will provide up to 18 CE credits across a full spectrum of digital dentistry topics and tracks including CEREC, Schick Intraoral Imaging, GALILEOS® Extra Oral Imaging, inLab®, and Orthodontics.

Sirona recruited a plethora of top-notch keynote speakers to enlighten and inspire C30 attendees, focusing on techniques, issues, and solutions unique to CEREC® users. General session speakers include: Frank Spear, who will discuss optimal patient care in the digital world; Rella Christensen, who will instruct how to overcome challenging clinical situations related to lithium disilicate; Sam Puri, who will review how properly prepare, fit, and finish CEREC® restorations; and James Klim, who will delve into the art of creating aesthetics.

Additionally, breakout sessions are available to cover many disciplines, including digital radiography, laboratory, implantology, and much more. “All dental professionals attending C30 will be enriched as a result of the immense educational curriculum,” remarked Michael Augins, president of Sirona Dental, Inc. “Sirona has enlisted some of the foremost individuals in the digital dentistry world to help CEREC practitioners enhance and differentiate their skill sets via a multitude of innovative lectures and hands-on courses.”

In addition to second-to-none clinical education, C30 will keep attendees engaged with world-class entertainment, including business and leadership speeches made by globally-renowned life success coach Tony Robbins; and Emmitt Smith, former NFL great-turned business entrepreneur and philanthropist. Furthermore, Grammy-Award winning rock band Train is set to perform on Friday, and C30 attendees will close out the event as they “Party Like a Rock Star” Saturday night at TAO the Nightclub.

For C30 participants who have yet to book a hotel room, special rates are available using a Sirona room block at The Mirage® Hotel for as low as $159 per night. All rooms in the Sirona room block at The Mirage are available on a first-come, first-served basis, are subject to availability, and may sell out at any time. The Mirage® is located across the street from The Venetian and The Palazzo, making it a convenient stay for attendees of the biggest event in digital dentistry.

To view a full listing of all educational courses and speakers, make hotel reservations, and for all additional information and registration, dental and laboratory professionals are encouraged to visit www.Cerec30th.com.

About Sirona Dental, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, and handpieces. Visit www.sironausa.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hello naturally friendly™ oral care awarded ADA Seal of Acceptance



Montclair, N.J., August 12, 2015 – Hello naturally friendly™ oral care is feeling even more smiley thanks to the American Dental Association (ADA), who awarded their Seal of Acceptance to their new Blue Raspberry, Green Apple and Bubblegum Toothpastes for kids. Hello kids pastes launched exclusively at select Target locations and Target.com in Q1 2015, and will be expanding in new retail distribution throughout Q3 and Q4 2015.  These ADA-approved hello kids toothpastes, along with new adult flavor, Peach Mango Mint, join the original three hello adult toothpastes, which received the Seal of Acceptance last year.  This coveted seal acknowledges that all of hello’s toothpastes meet the ADA’s guidelines for toothpastes that contain fluoride for the control of tooth decay, and are recognized by both professionals and consumers as a sign of excellence for superior oral care products.



In uniquely delicious flavors, the formulas are as natural as possible while still being effective.  They have undergone rigorous testing and are clinically proven to strengthen enamel and protect against cavities.  Extensive clinical research was performed by a third party dental research organization, and demonstrated that enamel effectively absorbed the paste’s active ingredient, fluoride, during the brushing process.



Being as natural as possible means that there’s nothing in hello toothpastes that doesn’t absolutely have to be there to be effective and delicious.  Free from artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, dyes, preservatives, triclosan, and microbeads, the kids pastes are sweetened with xylitol and stevia for a refreshing burst of flavor that will make kids rush to brush, without all the fuss.  Hello kids pastes are also free from mint, a plus for little ones who may not care for the ingredient and sensation.



“We don’t believe you should have to compromise when it comes to products for your family,” said Craig Dubitsky, the company’s CEO. “All of our toothpastes leave you feeling clean, polished and fresh without unnecessary artificial ingredients, plus the added bonus of amazing taste. Why shouldn’t kids have the same awesome experience as their parents?  With flavors this delicious, we think kids will actually look forward to brushing; hopefully this helps with overall compliance, and will cut down on parents having to plead with their kids to brush their teeth.   And now that the entire hello paste collection has the ADA Seal, there’s no question that it’s effective for the whole family.”



Hello’s entire line of oral care products is vegan, Leaping Bunny Certified (never tested on animals) and made in the good ol’ US of A.



For more details on this smile-worthy recognition, please visit the ADA Product Seal Report on the ADA website.



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About Hello Products LLC

Hello Products LLC is the naturally friendly™ oral care brand. Aiming to be your swish come true, your spray of sunshine, and your new main squeeze, hello has a unique line-up of mouthwashes, breathsprays and toothpastes. Both tasty and beautiful, the products were created to keep mouths fresh, clean and healthy in a fun and friendly new way. All hello products are free of artificial sweeteners, triclosan, alcohol and dyes, plus they’re vegan and cruelty-free. Being such “free” products, it’s only natural that hello is also made in the good ol’ US of A.  Hello products are available at select Target, Walgreens, Stop & Shop, Shoprite, Ulta and Kroger locations nationwide, and online at amazon.com, target.com, drugstore.com and soap.com.  Let’s be friends - please visit us at www.helloproducts.com and follow us on Facebook at Hello Products or on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @helloproducts.



About the ADA

Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public. The ADA's vision is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Water sorption and water solubility of self-etching and self-adhesive resin cements

Abstract

Statement of problem

The long-term success of indirect restorations depends on the clinical behavior of luting cements. In the oral environment, properties such as water sorption and solubility negatively affect the cements’ clinical performance over time, jeopardizing the restoration’s longevity.

Purpose

The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the water sorption and solubility characteristics of self-etching, self-adhesive, and conventional resin cements.

Material and methods

One conventional (Calibra), 1 self-etching (Panavia F), and 2 self-adhesive (Clearfil SA) dual-polymerized resin cements were used. Fourteen disks of each material were prepared. Water sorption and solubility were calculated according to International Organization for Standards (ISO) specification 4049:2009.

Results

According to the water sorption test, all materials were found to interact with water. No statistically significant differences were found between the water sorption of Panavia F and Clearfil SA (P=.911). These cements exhibited higher water sorption values than the other materials (P<.05), whereas Calibra exhibited the lowest values (P<.05). Statistically significant differences were found among all materials regarding their water solubility (P<.05). Panavia F and Clearfil SA were found to have higher solubility values than the other materials. G-Cem Automix and Calibra exhibited negative solubility. However, all water sorption and solubility values were below the threshold values proposed by the ISO standard.

Conclusions

Within the limitations of the present in vitro study, the interaction of resin cements with water is not type-related (conventional, self-etching, or self-adhesive).

Monday, August 31, 2015

Intraosseous anaesthesia in children with 4 % articaine and epinephrine 1:400,000 using computer-assisted systems

Date: 08 Aug 2015

 

Abstract

Aim

To assess retrospectively the efficacy of computer-assisted intraosseous anaesthesia (CAIO) in children using an anaesthetic solution with a lower concentration of epinephrine (1:400,000).

Methods

In a retrospective study, CAIO was evaluated in healthy children and adolescents for restorative and endodontic treatments, uncomplicated tooth extractions or scalings using articaine 4 % plus epinephrine 1:400,000. Anaesthesia was performed in children who showed enough compliance (score of 0–3 according to modified behaviour Venham scale). Efficacy, amount of anaesthetic solution as well as need of a complementary injection was assessed.

Results

A total of 421 consecutive sessions were performed on 278 patients aged 7.1 ± 2.9 years with 518 teeth involved in the anaesthetic process and analysed process. When teeth to be anaesthetised were considered, the overall success rate was 97.2 %. In most of the cases, only 0.9 mL was needed to achieve anaesthesia. Permanent teeth needed significantly more anaesthetics than primary teeth. Sensitivity of the teeth anaesthetized reappeared in 5.7 % of cases after 30–60 min of treatment.

Conclusions

These results suggest that CAIO with 4 % articaine and epinephrine diluted 1:400,000 can be an alternative to usual infiltration techniques or IO with epinephrine at a higher concentration for most of treatments in primary and permanent teeth. Further studies are needed to evaluate its efficacy in permanent teeth in case of endodontic treatment or extraction.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Citrullination in the periodontium—a possible link between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis

Date: 13 Aug 2015

 

Abstract

Objectives

The aim of the present study was to assess human and bacterial peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) activity in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in the context of serum levels of antibodies against citrullinated epitopes in rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis.

Materials and methods

Human PAD and Porphyromonas gingivalis-derived enzyme (PPAD) activities were measured in the GCF of 52 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (48 with periodontitis and 4 without) and 44 non-RA controls (28 with periodontitis and 16 without). Serum antibodies against citrullinated epitopes were measured by ELISA. Bacteria being associated with periodontitis were determined by nucleic-acid-based methods.

Results

Citrullination was present in 26 (50 %) RA patients and 23 (48 %) controls. PAD and PPAD activities were detected in 36 (69 %) and 30 (58 %) RA patients, respectively, and in 30 (68 %) and 21 (50 %) controls, respectively. PPAD activity was higher in RA and non-RA patients with periodontitis than in those without (p = 0.038; p = 0.004), and was detected in 35 of 59 P. gingivalis-positive samples, and in 16 of 37 P. gingivalis-negative samples in association with high antibody levels against that species.

Conclusions

PAD and PPAD activities within the periodontium are elevated in RA and non-RA patients with periodontitis. PPAD secreted by P. gingivalis residing in epithelial cells may exert its citrullinating activity in distant regions of the periodontium or even distant tissues.

Clinical relevance

In periodontitis, the citrullination of proteins/peptides by human and bacterial peptidylarginine deiminases may generate antibodies after breaching immunotolerance in susceptible individuals.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Evaluation of using botulinum toxin (A) in the treatment of myofacial pain syndrome

Available online 8 August 2015

 

Abstract

Myofacial pain syndrome (MPS) is a disorder which has become a topic over the past two decades and nowadays .10 patients (9 female & 1 male) complaining of unilateral MPS were injected with botulinum toxin type A(BTX-A) in masseter and temporalis muscles extra orally under electromyographic guidance (EMG) since they are the primary muscles responsible for pain in ear region and temporal headache respectively, which cause limitation of mandibular movement and development of MPS. EMG evaluation of the results together with clinical one were taken at baseline before injection, after 1, 2, 3 and 6 months following the last injection. The study revealed that BTX-A reduced the severity of symptoms and improve functional abilities for patients with MPS and these extend beyond its muscle - relaxing effects.