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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.