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Henry Schein Completes Strategic Investment in Dental Implant Manufacturer BioHorizons

December 31, 2013 7:19 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced the completion of a 60% equity investment in BioHorizons, Inc., a U.S.-based...

BioElectronics Enters the $20 Billion Dental Market

December 30, 2013 9:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation, the maker of advanced consumer medical devices, announced today that Pros Apac Corporation based in Manila will be the exclusive dental distributor for RecoveryRx® in the Philippines. The global dental equipment...

Align Tech and execs escape finance fraud lawsuit

December 13, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California dental devices maker Align Technology and 2 of its top executives are off the hook after a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing the company of misrepresenting its finances and reaping millions through illegal...


New FDA approved pre-surgical treatment for cleft lip/palate

December 12, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Parents and healthcare professionals who care for more than 4,000 cleft lip/palate babies born each year in the U.S. now have a new non-invasive pre-surgical treatment available that research finds is as effective as the established method...

Power Management Systems for Mobile Medical Carts

December 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Michael J. Mardis, Technical Sales, Hoffman Engineered Systems | Articles | Comments

Most mobile carts feature onboard power systems equipped with single or multiple batteries intended to provide enough energy to run computers, displays, scanners and other devices for extended periods of time without recharging. Power systems...

Henry Schein to buy a 60% stake in BioHorizons

November 26, 2013 10:32 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Henry Schein said it plans to pick up a 60% stake in dental implant maker BioHorizons for an undisclosed amount. The deal calls for Schein to lend BioHorizons about $145 million to fund a distribution to shareholders, followed by an equity...

Sigma Labs, Inc. Obtains Exclusive Patent Rights For Advanced Dental Implant Technology

November 14, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sigma Labs, Inc. announced today that it has obtained the complete assignment interest in its critical patent on advanced dental implant technology thereby enabling commercialization to proceed unencumbered.  This supports Sigma Labs exclusive...

TopoChip Reveals the Braille Code of Cells

October 23, 2013 3:39 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Learning the Braille code of cells has potential applications in the world of artificial implants, which include heart valves, dental implants, and artificial joints. Our bodies respond to some of these implants in negative ways, for example forming scar tissue around the foreign object.


A Laboratory for All (Cleaning) Situations

October 21, 2013 4:37 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When it comes to cleanliness, we tend to think of "dust bunnies" cheerfully frolicking through the home, or perhaps of a vacuum cleaner designed to put an end to their merriment. But cleanliness is a topic of concern for automobile technicians, dental ...

Staying On Top

October 18, 2013 3:28 pm | by Stacey Wiebe, DP Technology | Articles | Comments

There is magic in machining. After all, job shops turn daydream concepts into those you can actually touch, and with nary an “Abracadabra” to boot. But Single Source, Inc.—no mom-and-pop job shop by any stretch of the imagination—is a place where parts go to be born.

World's First All Tissue Ablative Laser Scanning Handpiece for Dentistry

October 15, 2013 8:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lasers4Dentistry, a division of Technology4Medicine, will launch the revolutionary X-Runner™ digital laser scanning handpiece at the upcoming meeting of the American Dental Association being held in New Orleans, LA from 31 October through...

Researchers Find Potential Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

October 4, 2013 10:13 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

Oral bacteria from poor dental hygiene have been linked to brain tissue degeneration, according to new evidence from an international team of researchers, including one at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. UF’s Lakshmyya Kesavalu, B.V.Sc., M.Sc., S.C.C., an associate professor in the College of Dentistry department of periodontology...

Photos of the Day: Funding Regeneration

September 30, 2013 11:47 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Implants made of biocompatible material will help heal soldiers wounded in the battlefield and civilians as well through research at Rice University and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The implants hold open a space for a more permanent repair.


DoD Grant Will Push Regenerative Medicine

September 30, 2013 11:34 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A $75 million Department of Defense grant to improve technologies to treat soldiers injured on the battlefield and advance care for the public will involve bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Nanotube Technology for Better Dental Implants

September 23, 2013 10:29 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

A brighter, better, longer-lasting dental implant may soon be on its way to your dentist's office. Dental implants are posts, usually made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone and topped with artificial teeth. More than dentures or bridges, implants mimic the look and feel of natural teeth.

A Specialist for Bridges and Bars

September 19, 2013 12:51 pm | by Siemens Industry | Articles | Comments

Small but meticulous—allshape AG in Lengnau, Switzerland, near Biel specializes in high-precision products for all common shapes of dental implants. Thanks to the reliable Sinumerik 840D CNC, allshape AG gives dental laboratories customized and fast delivery service.

Sonendo® Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance For Its Multisonic Ultracleaning System™

September 3, 2013 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sonendo, the developer of a revolutionary technology for the endodontic marketplace, announced today that the company has received 510(k) FDA clearance for the first generation of its Multisonic Ultracleaning System™ set to launch in 2014.  The device is designed to be a minimally invasive, disruptive technology that uses multiple wavelengths of sound to simultaneously clean the entire root canal system.

The Fine Art of Machining

August 28, 2013 3:15 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Crescent Industries, Inc. | Articles | Comments

While machining may not be specified as much as it once was in the medical device industry (outside of the orthopedic realm, that is), it is still very much a necessary component fabrication process for this industry. In fact, machining is being utilized across an array of device sectors, from surgical tools, fixation devices, and dental implants to components for medical pumps, instrumentation, and implantables.

Dental Scanner Allows Researcher to Sink His Teeth into Entrepreneurship

August 21, 2013 10:20 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Traditionally, dentists have made dental impressions by having patients bite down on a moldable silicone material. In the early 2000s, a group of researchers from MIT and business students from Harvard University began working to commercialize a novel handheld scanner — with MIT roots — that could digitally capture three-dimensional images of the inside of a patient’s mouth.

Dentsply's Q2 earnings rise despite flat sales

August 5, 2013 12:30 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Dentsply International managed to boost its 2nd-quarter profits despite flat sales, saying headwinds in Europe will push down its earnings for the rest of the year. York, Pa.-based Dentsply posted profits of $87.2 million, or 60¢ per share, on sales of $761.0 million for the 3 months ended June 30. That represents bottom-line growth of 8.0% on a 0.3% sales decline.

U.K. regulators revive 10-year-old Carestream warning

July 30, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare regulators in the U.K. revived a 10-year-old equipment concern regarding certain Carestream Health intra-oral dental X-ray units, warning that there may be devices out there that haven't received necessary "modification" to mitigate a falling equipment risk.

PM Industry Recognizes Orthodontic Appliances for Groundbreaking Contributions to Development of MIM Technology

July 24, 2013 11:32 am | by Metal Powder Industries Federation | News | Comments

Innovative designs have led to a great many orthodontic appliances having effective geometries and performance characteristics, while the cost effectiveness of this sustainable, high-value process greatly expanded the use and availability of such dental treatments to a broader segment of the population. Over the years, MPIF’s Design Excellence Awards Competition has awarded prizes to various entries.

Home Healthcare Presents Design Challenges

July 2, 2013 11:54 am | by Ryan Striker, P.E., Electrical Engineer, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

To unlock the potential of more frequent therapy, medical devices must move out of the doctor’s office and travel with patients to their homes and offices. But, this great opportunity is not without its challenges. The same patient who stands to reap great benefit from a home medical device may instead endanger themselves by applying the device incorrectly.

RegeneCure Starts Clinical Study Using Polymeric Bone Stimulating Membrane for Dental Implants

June 21, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RegeneCure announced today the start of a clinical study using the company's  proprietary AMCA Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) Dental Membrane as a bone stimulating aid for patients requiring dental implants. A common problem encountered when patients have a tooth replaced with a dental implant is the lack of sufficient bone volume to house the implant.

Digital Chest Tomosynthesis Possible Lung Cancer Screening Tool

May 29, 2013 9:37 am | by International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer | News | Comments

Digital chest tomosynthesis (DT), a tomographic technique, may offer an alternative to CT screening. A recent study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), concludes that digital chest tomosynthesis holds promise as a first-line lung cancer screening tool.

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