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Colgate® Launches “Science to Cities” Educational Tour

Colgate Enlists Industry Thought Leaders to Present New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry via a 3 CE Accredited Five-City Educational Tour

New York, NY – October 29, 2014 – Colgate®, the global leader in oral care, is pleased to announce the launch of “Science to Cities”, a five-city educational lecture tour led by key industry thought leaders who will present the latest perspectives on evidence-based dentistry.
Entitled, “New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry,” the lectures will offer timely, applicable and educational information featuring new approaches to the practical application of evidence-based dentistry in clinical practice. 
Each lecture will discuss the gum disease epidemic among the U.S. population while helping dental professionals make informed evidence-based recommendations for patient home care of both natural teeth and implants. In addition, the technology behind dentifrice containing triclosan/copolymer will be reviewed in detail along with the mode of action, clinical benefits
and safety.
Participants will learn:
•    New advances in periodontology and evidence-based management of disease including treatment protocols
•    How evidence-based dentistry can be used in clinical practice to make decisions for patient care
•    The fundamentals of systematic reviews – how to interpret results and the role these reviews play in evidence-based dentistry
•    New insights on implant maintenance and the role of triclosan with respect to inflammation
•    A review of the safety and efficacy of triclosan for use in Colgate Total® toothpaste

“Almost half of American adults have periodontal disease and far too many are living with chronic gingivitis and inflammation,” remarked Dr. Barbara Shearer, Director of Scientific Affairs for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. “As part of our efforts to decrease these concerning statistics, Colgate is committed to providing timely, relevant information to the industry in order to increase successful patient outcomes. We are happy to provide this educational tour which spans the nation so that dental professionals have access to these informative lectures and can apply this newfound knowledge to their daily practices immediately.”

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Colgate has enlisted an impressive lineup of distinguished key thought leaders for the presentations. Dates, locations and speakers are as follows:
•    Boston – November 19th – John Comisi, DDS JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
•    Atlanta – November 21st – Angelo Mariotti, DDS Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD
•    San Francisco – December 3rd – Angelo Mariotti, DDS JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
•    Houston – December 5th – Angelo Mariotti, DDS JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD
•    Chicago – December 10th – John Comisi, DDS JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD

While registration for the event is $49, all interested attendees are encouraged to take advantage of an early registration offer of $29. 
To register for Colgate’s Science to Cities tour, please call 844-382-5224 or visit www.ScienceToCities.com. These events are open exclusively to all practicing dentists and hygienists.

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s website at www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate’s global oral health education program, please visit www.colgatebsbf.com.

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CS 3500 Intraoral Scanner Receives Certification for Use with suresmile® Orthodontic Technology

suresmile
is an innovative system for orthodontists that combines 3D diagnostic
imaging with computerized treatment planning  and robotic archwire
customization. The suresmile system enables doctors to pro-actively plan
tooth movement on digital models and customize prescriptive archwires
for precise and efficient treatment. The integration of CS 3500 scans
with the suresmile software means orthodontists will have improved
treatment planning as well as unprecedented control over treatment.

The
suresmile system is a digital technology that equips orthodontists with
a powerful diagnostic, treatment and monitoring tool to deliver the
most precise, customized orthodontic care available. suresmile has been
shown to reduce treatment time by an average 30 percent, based on a
February 2011 comparison of more than 40,000 patients. Since 2004,
suresmile has been used on over 150,000 patients by orthodontists in the
United States, Europe, Australia, Japan and Canada. For more
information, go to www.suresmile.com.

About Carestream Dental
Carestream
Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and
practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals.
With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental
products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver
more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care.
For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative,
call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical
imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for
non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films
and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad
portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your
Carestream representative, call 888.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.

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DentalEZ® Group Announces #MyStarHandpiece Facebook Sweepstakes

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RealSeal R.I.P.

I recently received a letter form SybronEndo informing me that that have decide to end of life the RealSeal product line at the endo of 2014. RealSeal was the Resilon product that SybronEndo bought Pentron for a few years ago. RealSeal was a bonded sealer and points system that were bonded together to seal the root canal system.

So for those RealSeal users its time to either order as much as you can now or revert back to traditional sealer and gutta percha to finish your endo cases.


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Huge fake dental equipment haul

The products, ranging from drills to X-rays, were counterfeit copies of major brands or sub-standard with fake documentation.

Some products appeared to have official safety CE marks, but importers said it meant “Chinese export”.

The regulator said that dentists could be prosecuted if they knowingly bought equipment that put patients at risk.

The items were discovered during an investigation by the
Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which is responsible
for making sure that dental equipment in the UK meets safety standards.

Among the items seized on arrival in the UK were poorly made
dentist power drills and handheld X-ray machines with dangerous wiring.

Read the rest here on the BBC website

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Carestream Dental Signs Integration Agreement with Sesame Communications

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Genetic Risk Assessment for Periodontal Disease Highlighted during American Dental Association Annual Meeting

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Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. Enters into Unprecedented Agreement with Boston University to Enable it to Become Nation’s First All-Digital Dental School

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ADA Launches Benefit Plan Analyzer Powered by Sikka Software

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