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October 18, 2013 3:28 pm | by Stacey Wiebe, DP Technology | Mori Seiki Usa, Inc., Dp Technology Corp. | 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...

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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.

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The Fine Art of Machining

August 28, 2013 3:15 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Okuma America Corporation, 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.

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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.

3-D Printing Goes from Sci-Fi Fantasy to Reality

June 2, 2013 9:37 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a human-shaped ear.

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.

A Material Argument: Ceramic Injection Molding

May 13, 2013 3:17 pm | by Dr. Rachael Ambury, Sales and Applications Engineer, Morgan Technical Ceramics. | Morgan Technical Ceramics | Articles | Comments

Ceramic injection molded products are increasingly being used in the manufacture of innovative medical components and devices, thanks to the unique range of material and performance attributes. In this article, the material, its key features, and the growing range of applications for which it is suited are highlighted.

Meeting Announcement: July 18, 2013 Dental Products Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

May 13, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On July 18, 2013, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on the proposed regulatory classification for dental devices known as Endosseous Dental Implants (Blade-form), one of the remaining preamendments Class III devices. The Class III blade-form endosseous dental implant is a device placed into the maxilla or mandible and composed of biocompatible material with sufficient strength to support a dental restoration.

OrthoAccel® Technologies Introduces New AcceleDent Aura® to U.S. and Canadian Markets

May 6, 2013 10:20 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to follow a remarkable path of innovation and growth, OrthoAccel® Technologies has announced the availability of their newest product, AcceleDent Aura, to orthodontic practices throughout the United States and Canada....

Novation Awards Three-Year Contract for Carestream’s Radiology, Cardiology Healthcare IT Solutions    

May 1, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2013--Carestream has been awarded a three-year agreement by Novation, a leading healthcare supply chain expertise and contracting company, to offer CARESTREAM Vue RIS+PACS, CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS and CARESTREAM Vue for Vendor-Neutral Archive to the...

3v07 Medical Advertising Introduces Social Anthropology Product

April 23, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Healthcare advertising is seeing more medical device companies going direct to consumers thanks to the effectiveness of the Internet in reaching people looking for answers online to their medical conditions. This has made it important for...

Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and Suppliers

April 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...

Innocoll enters into Exclusive Licensing and Distribution Agreement with Biomet 3i for CollaCare@ Dental product range.

April 17, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Innocoll, Inc. announced it has entered into an exclusive License and Distribution Agreement with Biomet 3i for its range of CollaCare Dental products.  This agreement covers all global territories outside of China and ASEAN, which have been previously partnered. The CollaCare products were...

European Dental Biomaterial Revenues Will Grow To Over $375 Million In 2021, In Line With Rising Dental Implant Placements

April 10, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the European market for dental biomaterials will see strong expansion through 2021 as their use increases alongside dental implant procedures, which often incorporate dental...

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