August 18th, 2014 Taipei, Tw - According to the findings of a new study, diabetes patients could have an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer. In a study of almost 90,000 participants, researchers from China have found that the risks of oral cavity cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma were higher in patients with diabetes mellitus compared with participants without the condition.According to the researchers, a number of previous studies have suggested that certain types of cancers are more common in people with diabetes mellitus. However, the link between the two diseases has not been well explored to date.In order to gain insight into diabetes patients’ risk of developing head and neck cancer, researchers at various... Read More
August 15th, 2014 Chicago, IL - A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has demonstrated the high incidence of periodontitis in the U.S. adult population. It found that almost 50 percent of adults over 30 suffer from some form of periodontal disease, which was found to be significantly high among men, older people, Mexican-Americans, adults with less than a high school education, adults living in poverty and smokers.The researchers established that more people have periodontitis than previously thought, as the study found that 47.2 percent (64.7 million) of adults in the country had periodontitis, with 8.7 percent suffering from mild, 30 percent from moderate and 8.5 percent from severe periodontitis. For adults aged 65... Read More
August 13th, 2014 Milan, IT/ Leipzig, DE - Today, digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry and digital processes are increasingly determining everyday practice in dental offices and laboratories. In order to offer dental professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with these developments, Dental Tribune International (DTI) will be hosting the Digital Dentistry Show (DDS), the first event entirely dedicated to the field, in October this year.In recent years, an increasing number of dental companies have released innovations in digital hardware, software and consumables, such as 3-D imaging, CAD/CAM and intra-oral devices. DDS will provide comprehensive information on the latest digital technology and is targeted at... Read More
August 11th, 2014 Canberra, AU - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has called for submissions from the Australian public on evidence regarding the health effects of water fluoridation. The council is preparing a review of its current recommendations on the subject to ensure that its advice is based on the latest scientific evidence.Currently, NHMRC recommends that water be fluoridated at the level of 0.6–1.1. mg/l, a level that is believed to help reduce tooth decay among Australian people without causing dental fluorosis, a condition that affects tooth enamel owing to excess consumption of fluoride.On behalf of NHMRC, a team at the University of Sydney will undertake a systematic review focused on scientific studies submitted by the... Read More
August 8th, 2014 Chicago, IL - The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) held its first-ever consensus workshop on regenerative therapies for periodontal disease titled “Enhancing Periodontal Health Through Regenerative Approaches” on June 1-4, 2014, at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. Fifty-two periodontal experts hailing from the United States, Brazil, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy conducted a systematic review of treatment techniques, culminating in the development of consensus reports and practical applications to aid practitioners in the clinical environment.Workshop attendees evaluated the latest periodontal studies to determine how findings could be applied in practice settings. Participants also noted priorities for future... Read More
August 5th, 2014 Crosstex International, the global leader in infection prevention and protection for the healthcare industry, is proud to announce the launch of its new YouTube channel, Crosstex Protects. The channel will be home to the company’s ongoing series of educational videos showcasing important sterilization procedures, product usage tutorials, and a well-guided tour through the latest compliance requirements.Leann Keefer, Director of Clinical Education at Crosstex, says that the response to the video series has been overwhelming. “We’re trying to simplify years of clinical training to dental and healthcare professionals, and the feedback so far tells us that we’re accomplishing our number one goal: to provide much-needed tutorials that guide the... Read More
August 1st, 2014 The first Monday of August, traditionally known as BC day, is upon us. Whether you plan on staying put or packing up the family for a vacation getaway this holiday weekend, Protec Dental Laboratories will be celebrating along with you.The British Columbia Day Act was first introduced in 1974 by the Honorable Ernie Hall, the Provincial Secretary under Premier Dave Barrett. Hall proposed the bill “to recognize the pioneers of British Columbia by declaring the first Monday of August in each year to be a public holiday known as British Columbia Day."Protec will be closed on Monday, August 4th enjoying the festivities and natural beauty that make this province great.  We will back, ready to serve you on Tuesday, August 5th. From all of us... Read More
July 30th, 2014 Protec is happy to announce that we are now accepting Carestream 3500 digital impressions. It is now possible for us to import and load digital scans directly into 3Shape for manufacturing of models, restorations and appliances.  With the CS 3500 intraoral scanner, practitioners can easily acquire true color, 2D and 3D images that can be used with CS Restore software to design restorations within their practice. Requiring no external heater, powder or trolley system, the CS 3500 features high-angulation scanning of up to 45 degrees and to a depth from -2 to +13mm. Additionally, the CS 3500 features a unique light guidance system that aides in the capture of the data during the image acquisition process.This new development allows... Read More
July 28th, 2014 Washington, USA - The latest figures released by U.S. research company Gallup indicate that almost one-third of Americans do not visit the dentist once a year, although this is generally recommended. In large-scale public opinion polls conducted in 2008 and 2013, only about 65 percent stated that they had visited the dentist at least once in the previous year.The survey also showed that more women than men visited the dentist. In 2013, 67.2 percent of the female participants but only 62 percent of their male counterparts reported visiting the dentist annually.With regard to ethnic variation, the investigators observed that in 2013 about 55 percent of black and Hispanic participants said that they had visited the dentist in the past year,... Read More
July 25th, 2014 Protec has just installed their new Statasys Eden 500V 3D Printer. The Eden 500V is a precision prototyping machine designed for medical and dental applications to increase productivity, consistency, and versatility. These Objet Eden printers are capable of printing 18 different resin materials in a large format build envelope. The fine 16 micron layering heads offer high resolution and quality for complex geometries and smooth surfaces.Protec utilizes a variety of 3D printers to produce accurate, high-resolution digital models, and restoration patterns for casting alloys and pressable ceramics. We print a range of resin materials with varying properties such as translucency, tensile strength, and color. The results are exceptionally... Read More


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