4Page 6 Media CME Getting to know you 4Page 8 Trends & Applications Prosthodontics 4Page 2 News & Opinions DidyouseetheSTARSTwin- kle in Alexandria? 2 Hours DENTALTRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · Middle East & Africa Edition PUBLISHED IN DUBAI May-June 2010 NO. 5 VOL. 8 high quality glass ionomer cements first class composites innovative compomers modern bonding systems materials for long-term prophylaxis temporary solutions bleaching products… All our products convince by excellent physical properties perfect aesthetical results Highest quality made in Germany PROMEDICA Dental Material GmbH Tel. + 49 43 21 / 5 4173 · Fax + 49 43 21 / 519 08 Internet: http://www.promedica.de · eMail: info@promedica.de Temporary crown and bridge material New: Bleach Shade! Light-curing nano-ceram composite NEW at to the packable Composan bio-esthetic Nano-Ceram-Technology DTMEA /105 AD Daniel Zimmermann DTI NEW YORK, USA/LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental implants could soon become a secondary choice forreplacingnaturalteeth.Accord- ing to new research from the Col- lege of Dental Medicine at Colum- bia University in New York, three- dimensionalscaffoldsinfusedwith stem cells could yield an anatomi- callycorrecttoothinassoonasnine weeks once implanted. The new technique,developedbyColumbia University professor Jeremy Mao, has also shown potential to regen- erate periodontal ligaments and alveolar bone, which could make way to re-grow natural teeth that fullyintegrateintothesurrounding tissue. Previous research on tooth re- generation has been focusing on harvesting stem cells directly on dental implants to improve os- seointegration or outside the body wherethetoothisgrownunderlab- oratory conditions and implanted once it has matured. Mao’s tech- nique, which has been tested on animal-models, is moving the har- vesting process directly into the socket where the tooth can be grown ‘orthotopically’. 3MESPEannounceditsnewest universalrestorativeFiltek™Z350 XT Universal Restorative, which was launched in Middle East and was supported by scientific events inSaudiArabia,UAE,Lebanonand Kuwait . The scientific event was a great success and there was high attendance of dentists. The scientific events held in UAE, Lebanon and Kuwait was about Conservative Esthetic Solu- tions. The topics which were ad- dressed were esthetic concepts, color parameters, shade selection, finishing and polishing and post- op sensitivity. Also, scientific eventsshowcasedsomeinnovative techniques that showed to reach aesthetic success, respecting Columbia University announces break-through in tooth regeneration 3M ESPE new composite takes restorative dentistry to new heights People who have poor oral hy- giene have an increased risk of heart disease compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day. That's according to research pub- lished in the British Medical Jour- nal. There has been increased in- terest in links between heart prob- lemsandgumdiseaseoverthepast 20 years. While it has been established that inflammation in the body (in- cluding mouth and gums) plays an important role in the build up of clogged arteries, this is the first study to investigate whether the number of times individuals brush their teeth has any bearing on the risk of developing heart disease, saystheresearch.Theauthors,led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analysed data from more than 11,000 adults who took part in the Scottish Healthy Survey. The re- search team analysed data about lifestyle behaviours such as smok- ing, physical activity and oral health routines. Individualswereaskedhowof- ten they visited the dentist (at least onceeverysixmonths,everyoneto two years, or rarely/never) and how often they brushed their teeth (twiceaday,onceadayorlessthan once a day). On a separate visit, nurses collected information on medical history and family history of heart disease, blood pressure and blood samples from consent- ing adults. The samples enabled the researchers to determine lev- elsofinflammationthatwerepres- ent in the body. The results demonstrate that oral health behaviours were gen- erallygoodwithsixoutoften(62%) of participants saying they visit the dentisteverysixmonthsandseven out ten (71%) reporting that they brush their teeth twice a day. Once the data were adjusted for estab- lished cardio risk factors such as social class, obesity, smoking and family history of heart disease, the researchers found that partici- pants who reported less frequent toothbrushinghada70%extrarisk of heart disease compared to indi- viduals who brushed their teeth twice a day, although the overall risk remained quite low. Professor Watt says:'Our results confirmed and further strengthened the sug- gested association between oral hygiene and the risk of cardiovas- cular disease - furthermore in- flammatory markers were signifi- cantly associated with a very sim- plemeasureofpoororalhealthbe- haviour.' 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