Industry News

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Sets the Record Straight on Dental X-Rays

CHICAGO (April 12, 2012)—On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the journal Cancer, the American Cancer Society published an article entitled "Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma," which summarized a study that sought to develop a correlation between dental radiographs and brain cancer.

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ADA Dental X-rays Should be Used Sparingly To Reduce Radiation Risk

CHICAGO, April 10, 2012 —The American Dental Association (ADA) is aware of a recent study that associates yearly or more frequent dental X-rays to an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor. The ADA's long-standing position is that dentists should order dental X-rays for patients only when necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Since 1989, the ADA has published recommendations to help dentists ensure that radiation exposure is as low as reasonably achievable.

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Patterson Companies Named To Forbes Most Trustworthy Companies

Patterson Companies, Inc. was recently named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes. Patterson provides supplies, equipment, technology and services to the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets through its Patterson Dental, Webster Veterinary and Patterson Medical businesses.

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Azenic Goes Digital to Promote Disposable Infection Control

Kalamazoo, MI – With the link between oral health and overall systemic health growing stronger every day, Azenic, Inc announced the launch of its new YouTube Channel (azenicdhp). Designed to help keep the public educated and informed of their oral-health options, the Azenic channel includes three new videos from Baltimore based Blakeslee Advertising. The videos focus on infection control, and the role the Azenic Disposable Handpiece plays in preventing cross-contamination and promoting dental operatory hygiene. Clinicians and patients are encouraged to watch and share the videos, with the goal of bringing greater awareness to both infection control as-well-as overall oral health.

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