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OCO Biomedical receives approval to sell implants in Canada

July 29, 2011

OCO Biomedical, based in Albuquerque, N.M., a manufacturer of dental implants and attachment systems, recently received approval from Health Canada for the sale of class II dental implants. OCO Biomedical now is permitted to market and distribute dental implants, as well as the placement instrumentation (class III devices), throughout Canada.

Canadian dentists have less time for dental exhibits

July 4, 2011

TORONTO, Canada: The majority of dentists in Canada find it difficult to make time to visit dental exhibitions, figures in the new annual report by the country’s Dental Industry Association suggest. Over 70% of the dentists surveyed said they spent less than three hours on exhibition floors during conventions, while half said they spent two hours or fewer. The survey was conducted amongst 1,000 practising dentists throughout the country.

JDIQ holds its 40th meeting

May 31, 2011

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA: Journées Dentaires Internationales du Quebéc (JDIQ) has come a long way from its humble beginnings back in the 1970s. The first time the meeting was held, just 1,400 people attended. In May 2011, more than 12,000 dental professionals gathered in Montreal for what has become the largest annual dental meeting in Canada.

‘Bonjour Montreal!’ Canada’s largest annual dental meeting to be held

May 27, 2011

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA: A number of climatic regions merge in Montreal, giving the city its humid continental climate. This means that although May in Montreal can be rather warm and wet, the mild spring weather is inclined to drastic changes in temperature. One can expect temperatures to range between 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, so pack accordingly.

Researchers reveal proof for oldest known toothache

April 27, 2011

TORONTO, Canada/LEIPZIG, Germany: Not only humans, but animals too, have to deal with toothache once in a while. A team of researchers from the University of Toronto Mississauga has examined the jaw of Labidosaurus hamatus, a terrestrial reptile that lived 275 million years ago, and found evidence of bone damage due to oral infection. An evolutionary process may have increased the reptile’s susceptibility to oral infections.

Henry Schein Canada’s 2011 Dental National Sales Meeting draws over 350 participants

April 16, 2011 | Business

MELVILLE, NY: Henry Schein Canada, the Canadian division of Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, hosted its 2011 Dental National Sales Meeting at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in March.

BMP improves implant success

April 14, 2011

Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success, according to Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) researchers. Dental implants won’t work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin. Bone-thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss.

Get ready for the Pacific Dental Conference

February 17, 2011

Vancouver, BC: Dental professionals are invited to attend the 2011 Pacific Dental Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This is the meeting’s second year in this venue, and organizers say the new home of the PDC has brought the conference to a fresh and exciting level. Last year’s attendance was over 12,000.

Montreal to welcome dentists from around the world

January 24, 2011

MONTREAL: Following a record-breaking attendance year in 2010, over 12,000 delegates are expected to attend the 40th annual Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) to be held in Montreal, Canada, from May 27 to 31, 2011. Canada’s largest annual meeting, JDIQ has grown exponentially in recent years.

QDT’s Canary System wins International Medical Device 
Design and Development Award

August 27, 2010 | Business

TORONTO, CANADA: Quantum Dental Technologies (QDT), a medical device company, became the first Canadian business to win the National Instruments (NI) Graphical System Design Achievement Award in the Medical Device Design and Development category. QDT was the only Canadian company to win an award at the 16th Annual NIWeek 2010 conference and exhibition, held 3-5 August in Austin, TX, USA.

Canadian dentists go local for dental labs

August 23, 2010

NEW YORK, NY, USA/LEIPZIG, Germany: Less dentists in Canada are having their denture prescriptions fabricated in the United States and offshore, a new survey by the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) has revealed. From 1,000 dentists who responded to the survey in 2009, only 2,3 per cent was sending their prescriptions outside the country – a decline from 4,6 per cent in 2008.

World Health Organization honors oral cancer screening device

July 30, 2010

BURNABY, CANADA / NEW YORK, NY, USA: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recognized the VELscope enhanced oral assessment system as an innovative device that addresses global health concerns. In 2009, the WHO Department of Essential Health Technologies challenged the scientific and business communities to identify and develop innovative technologies to address global health concerns.

2010 Biodenix Implantology Forum to be held in Vancouver

July 14, 2010 | Business

The 2010 Biodenix Implantology Forum will be held 23-24 July at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The theme of the meeting, sponsored by Biodenix Technologies, is ‘Dental Implants: From Osseointegration to Aesthetic Excellence.’ The forum will be conducted as a series of presentations followed by interactive panel discussions.

Meeting in Montreal helps dentists expand knowledge base

June 1, 2010

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA: For the latest dental care products, there was plenty to learn, see and do at the 39th annual Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ). The exhibit hall floor was teeming with dental professionals seeking new and innovative materials. The goal was to seek out products to improve efficiency, make treatment easier and improve patient care.

Pacific Dental Conference to be held in Vancouver

April 5, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA/NEW YORK, USA: The 2010 Pacific Dental Conference will be held 15 to 17 April at the newly expanded Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The new facility provides many additional features to enhance the meeting’s continuing education programs and the exhibit hall under one roof.

ICOI World Congress XXVI in Canada

October 19, 2009

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: It was a weekend of learning and growing at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) World Congress XXVI, 12th annual IPS Symposium and 12th Congress of the Asia Pacific Section. Beyond the teaching and the exhibits, relationships were continually exhorted as a key part of membership in the ICOI.

Dental CAD/CAM technology offers productivity, increases worldwide

August 4, 2009 | Business

NEW YORK, NY, USA and VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: CAD/CAM technology is undisputedly one of the most important developments in dentistry today. Especially on the lab side, CAD/CAM technology is expected to increase productivity, enabling labs to meet the growing demand for dental prosthetics and other restoratives.

Materialise Dental appoints new general manager for the United States and Canada

June 24, 2009 | Business

Materialise Dental announced the appointment of John Thomas as general manager for the United States and Canada. Thomas brings over 20 years of experience in global marketing, sales and business management in the high tech medical device field.

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