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People with chronic periodontitis need to be extra careful.

New research shows that chronic periodontitis can have some effect on the severity of a heart attack, according to the University of Granada.

The research team showed the extent and severity of chronic periodontitis correlates to the size of the myocardial infarction based on levels of troponin and myoglobin. The information appears in the Journal of Dental Research.

The study analyzed 112 patients who suffered from acute myocardial infarction. The patients underwent numerous cardiological, biochemical and periodontal health checks.

Researchers stressed that more information through follow-up checks will add more to the study. The results of the followups will pinpoint the severity or mildness of the specific myocardial infarction and the evolution of the cardiac situation—meaning future coronary events or possible death.

It’s quite possible that chronic periodontitis is something that should be viewed as a predictor of heart attacks. As a result, chronic periodontitis should be added to risk stratification scores.

Dental Anywhere Mobile Apps™, is pleased to announce, it has been awarded the SUPERSTAR Award for best Mobile Health Practice Management product of the year in the Mobile Star Awards™ program.

The Mobile Star Awards showcases top products in nearly 50 categories covering consumer mobile apps, mobile devices, and enterprise mobile software and technology.

Dental Anywhere™ received the highest honor in the Mobile Health Practice Management category and also received recognition in the Consumer Medical Reference category. Acknowledgments in both categories attest to the apps usefulness for both the dental practice and the patient. Visit: http://www.mobilevillage.com/dentalanywhere/

“Every year we look at our accomplishments and ask how we can do better. It is our continued effort and commitment towards better dental care and service that keeps us evolving and improving our products,” states founder Michael Stein. “It’s wonderful to now add receiving the Superstar Award to that list.”

Hosted by the mobile technology news and events site MobileVillage.com, the winners of the Mobile Star Awards program are chosen by its approximate 10,000 readers of “Go Mobile™”. This bi-weekly newsletter delivers informative headline summaries and links to the top circulating mobile technology news stories.

“For 14 years, the Mobile Star Awards is still the only competition where today’s most exciting new mobile products and companies can compete against established competitors on a more level playing field,” says Mobile Star Awards director Gary Thayer. “A major part of this is because votes are cast by real users who really love the products—these are the mobile early adopters, mobile IT professionals, and tech bloggers who dominate our readership.”

A new material may be just what people with sensitive teeth need.

A biomaterial was created that has the potential to rebuild worn enamel and lower tooth sensitivity for an extended time. This will be helpful for people with teeth sensitive to simple things like hot tea or hot chocolate.

The material was tested on dogs and the study appears in the journal ACS Nano.

Tooth sensitivity is a common issue among dental patients. It can lead to major dental problems, in addition to the pain it causes. The problem develops after a tooth’s enamel degrades, leaving tiny, porous tubes and allowing underlying nerves to be susceptible to extreme temperatures.

Some current treatments, like special toothpastes, work by blocking the openings of tubes. The seal created is only temporary and doesn’t hold up to the wear and tear of brushing and chewing. That’s why the research team set out to look for a method that could be a long-term solution.

The researchers created a type of paste based on elements in teeth, particularly calcium and phosphorus. The paste was tested on dogs’ teeth and the research team determined that it closed up tubes in a deeper fashion compared to other treatments. This depth could be the key to a lasting solution to the problem and rebuilding enamel.

Austin digital marketing company LocalSearchForDentists.com (LSFD) is proud to announce their placementat #6 on Inc.’s list of Austin’s Top Ten Fastest Growing Companies. LSFD recently earned the number 357 spot on the Inc. 500, with their growth continuing to improve as they bring fresh new ideas, experience and a growing team to the Austin digital marketing field. LSFD brings experience, savvy and flexibility to their efforts, continually improving returns for their niche audience: Dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, implant dentistry practices and cosmetic dentists.

Founder and CEO Graig Presti says, “LocalSearchForDentists.com is all about turning our know-how in the digital marketing space into tangible returns for our clients. Our work brings patients into our dentists’ offices, gets phones ringing and builds an audience through reviews and appointments they see on a day to day basis. We provide more than just stats on a report - real world results.” Presti and his Austin team have continued to grow while retaining a lean, customer-focused enterprise focusing on quality content, google media management, reputation management and an intimate knowledge of the algorithms that govern digital marketing.

“Knowing how to use the tools that the Internet provides is essential. We leverage our knowledge, skill and best practices in tandem, and our clients see the benefits. We make it easy for our clients, and we do it right,” Presti said. LocalSearchForDentists.com enables their members to continually attract new patients with smart local digital optimization, video marketing, reputation management, Google AdWord techniques and organic press release creation. LSFD is currently sitting on top of a 1,324% growth rate over the last 3 years, will have another record year in 2015. To learn more about LocalSearchForDentists.com, visit them online at www.LocalSearchForDentists.com.

Graig Presti is the founder & CEO of LocalSearchForDentists.com and for the past 10 years has been the #1 leading authority and industry leader in the Internet Dental marketing space. He has authored 6 books and LocalSearchForDentists.com  has been named #357 out of 500 on Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the USA and #6 of the 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Austin, TX. He was recently featured in Newsweek Magazine as a Champion of Health, Wealth and Success and LocalSearchForDentists.com continues to lead marketing and PR campaigns that have driven over 10,000 dental practices to record years. Presti has been recognized as one of the world’s top market-leaders in dental marketing, his Google patient review attraction ‘cheat sheet’ system has seen features in The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, Inc. Magazine and on the Inc. 500 in addition to broadcast outlets like CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC and CBS.

Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to announce the 2015 dates for several continuing education seminars with Dr. Dan E. Fischer, founder and president of Ultradent Products, Inc. The engagements will also feature Ultradent’s clinical hygienist, Carol Jent, who will present continuing education courses on dental hygiene to attending staff. Dr. Fischer’s course, titled “Close to Home: What Expert Marriage Advice Can Teach Us about Creating Successful, Long-Lasting Dentistry,” will give attending clinicians up to eight continuing education credits.  

Dr. Fischer’s course will focus on the key principles of modern operative dentistry that must be understood in order to create predictable, quality, long-lasting results. Through his lecture, Dr. Fischer lays out a fool-proof guide to navigating the complex and ever-changing world of dentistry by comparing the creation of quality, long-lasting dentistry with the creation of a quality, long-lasting marriage. Topics with a reputation as “dry” or “boring” come to life through his lecture—giving attendees a fun and memorable experience that ensures immediate and lasting implementation. Among the topics discussed are the importance direct veneers and esthetic composite restorations play in the reconstruction of anterior teeth; to the best techniques for direct reconstruction of severely compromised posterior teeth; to advancements in today’s bonding and adhesive technologies; to an in-depth study of in-office and take-home tooth whitening, to name a few.
 
Dr. Dan E. Fischer graduated from Loma Linda University in 1974. Following graduation, Dr. Fischer maintained a full-time private practice for fifteen years. Since 1990 he has worked extensively in research and development but still maintains a part-time practice with an emphasis on esthetic dentistry. He is president and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. and is extensively involved in the R&D of many products used in the dental profession. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AACD in 2005, and he was inducted into the American College of Dentists in October 2011.

Course Dates:
1/30/2015*                          3/27/2015                             4/17/2015                           6/26/2015
St. Petersburg, FL          Orange County, CA         Syracuse, NY                              Greensboro, NC      

7/17/2015                            8/28/2015                            10/23/2015                        
Waco, TX                                 Baltimore, MD                     Lexington, KY                      

To learn more information or to register for one of these events, please visit ultradent.com/seminars or call us at 800.520.6640.

Periodontal disease results in a newly discovered problem when it is not treated properly.

Byproducts of bacteria in gum disease, known as metabolic small chain fatty acids, can work together to cause HIV in dormant T-cells to become active and cause the virus to replicate, according to a research team from Case Western Reserve University.

This research shows why people with HIV infections and periodontal disease have higher levels of the virus in their saliva when compared to HIV patients who have healthy gums. It’s possible that the byproducts from other bacteria infections could alter gene expression for the same reason.

The information appears in the journal Virology.

In the interaction between gum disease and HIV, five SCFA byproducts that come from two oral bacteria result in activating resting immune T-cells. Researchers explained this process as using jumper cables to restart a dead battery.

The researchers pinpointed butyric acid as something that reactivates the virus associated with Kaposi’s sarcoma, which happens to be the most common malignancy in HIV patients. But when all of the SCFA byproducts work together, the results can be similar compared to when butyric acid works alone.

HIV antiviral therapy thwarts active HIV cells from replicating and has no impact on the quiet viruses in sleeping T-cells. Therefore, if patients don’t have gum disease, the virus sleeps and doesn’t cause any problems.

Over 600 dentists and hygienists from across the U.S. gathered together to learn about the latest perspectives on evidence-based dentistry, making Colgate®’s first “Science to Cities” five-city educational lecture tour a huge success. 
With presentations spanning Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston and Chicago, dental professionals nationwide were offered ample access to the informative lectures presented by an impressive lineup of key industry thought leaders including John Comisi, DDS, MAGD; JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD; Angelo Mariotti, DDS; and Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD. 
“We were extremely pleased with the number of attendees and the interest in the lectures,” remarked Dr. Barbara Shearer, Director of Scientific Affairs for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals.  “Attendees in all cities were extremely engaged in the presentations which in turn created a truly interactive environment. The information was delivered by some of the most dynamic speakers in our profession today and they were all very effective in providing the most current, relevant information pertaining to evidence-based dentistry in a detailed yet interesting manner. We received extremely positive feedback and we hope to continue our efforts throughout even more cities in the near future.”
Entitled, “New Perspectives on Evidence-Based Dentistry,” the lectures offered timely, applicable and educational information featuring new approaches to the practical application of evidence-based dentistry in clinical practice. Each lecture revealed the ongoing prevalence of the gum disease epidemic among the U.S. population while helping dental professionals make informed evidence-based recommendations for patient home care. The fundamentals of systematic reviews were also discussed including how to interpret results and the role these reviews play in evidence-based dentistry. 
Moreover, new insights on implant maintenance and the role of triclosan with respect to inflammation were thoroughly examined as well as a review of the safety and efficacy of triclosan for use in Colgate Total® toothpaste. 
For information about upcoming Colgate events, please visit colgateoralhealthnetwork.com

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, with over 230,000 cases diagnosed per year. Although women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, men are also at risk with an estimated 2,360 new cases diagnosed among men in 2014 alone. Breast cancer affects people of all ages and gender, and although rates of incidence have been decreasing over the past decade due to increased awareness and early detection, there is still much to do to protect our future generations (ACS Website).
DenMat – manufacturer of PeriOptix Loupes and the Flashlite LED curing light--are well aware of these statistics and decided to contribute a portion of their October sales from this year’s Annual American Dental Association meeting in San Antonio, TX as well as a portion of sales from the special pink-themed loupes and curing lights released in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. DenMat’s donation of $6,000 is being made to Lompoc Valley Medical Center in Lompoc, CA for the advancement of breast health, including a free mammogram program for low-income residents. DenMat is grateful as a company to be able to assist the community in the development of a cancer screening facility that will continue to spread awareness and prevent deaths from breast cancer.
DenMat knows that early detection is one of the most important factors in the fight against all types of cancer. We are proud to manage and supply VELscope Vx, the world-wide leader in discovering oral tissue abnormalities. Through this product, patients receive a less invasive and potentially life-saving service that continues to help reduce oral cancer death percentages all over the world. DenMat looks forward to continue supporting the fight against all types of cancer through our products by providing awareness and generating donations.


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