G M S M EETIN X X X X X X A A O DENTAL TRIBUNE DENTAL TRIBUNE DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition SEPTEMBER 2019 — Vol. 14, No. 9 DATE 2018 — Vol. 13, No. XX www.dental-tribune.com www.dental-tribune.com www.dental-tribune.com www.dental-tribune.com NEW LOUPES EXPAND YOUR VISION ADVANCING THE VISION IN BOSTON Designs for Vision describes its Panoramic Field Loupes as the most significant advancement in telescope design in a hundred years. ” page A4 New England’s largest dental meeting expects 26,000 at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. ” page A6 IMPLANT TRIBUNE THE BEST IN BOSTON American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons meeting will run from Sept. 16-21. ” page B1 Scientists identify molecules that could help tackle tooth loss and support regeneration fesearch sheds light on science behind formation of the periodontal ligament By Amy King University of Plymouth Our teeth take thousands of bites per day, and under- standing exactly what holds them in place and how is key to helping people live with their own teeth for longer. Now new research published in the Journal of Dental Research has shed light on the science behind the formation of the periodontal ligament, which helps keep the tooth stable in the jawbone. This improved understanding will also help scientists work towards regenerating the tissues that support teeth. The study, led by the Universities of Plymouth and Geneva, shows how a sig- nalling pathway called Notch, which is known to be activated in stem cells and cancer, is important for periodontal liga- ment development. A signalling pathway describes how a group of molecules in a cell work togeth- er to control one or more cell functions, such as cell division or cell death. After the first molecule in a pathway receives a signal, it activates another molecule. This process is repeated until the last molecule is activated and the cell func- tion is carried out. Abnormal activation or inhibition of certain signalling pathways can lead to cancer and other conditions, including problems with tissue regeneration. A key finding in the new study, which was conducted in rodent teeth, is that La- min A, a cell nuclear protein, is a direct target of Notch pathway. Lamin A is best known for its mutated form progerin, which causes fatal “early aging” disease, Progeria syndrome – but by uncovering its involvement in peri- odontal ligament formation, scientists have better insight into how molecules function during tissue regeneration and how the process could be affected during disease. Permit #1396 Permit #1396 Bellmawr, N.J. San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX Permit No. 1239 US Postage Paid U.S. Postage U.S. Postage PRST STD PRSRT STD PRSRT STD PAID PAID New York, N.Y. 10011 New York, N.Y. 10011 New York, N.Y. 10011 Forest Hills, NY 11375 Suite #500 Suite #500 Suite #500 118-35 Queens Blvd, Ste 400 116 West 23rd Street 116 West 23rd Street 116 West 23rd Street Dental Tribune America Dental Tribune America Dental Tribune America Dental Tribune America A key molecule named periostin (red color) is highly expressed in a mature periodontal ligament. Photo/Provided by Universities of Plymouth and Geneva Corresponding author Dr. Bing Hu, associate professor of oral and dental health research in Peninsula Dental School at the University of Plymouth, said: “The periodontal ligament starts to properly hold the tooth in the jawbone when a tooth breaks out and becomes functional. Understanding the mecha- nisms of how periodontal ligaments develop and the molecules that assist the tissue becoming mature is really im- portant for our understanding of tissue regeneration and repair. The next steps are for us to see if and how the molecules we have identified in this study can be translated into a human-only model and, in turn, how they are affected in both healthy and diseased conditions.” Hu is also part of the university’s Insti- tute of Translational and Stratified Medi- cine (ITSMed). This research is a part of the MD-PhD thesis of Dr. Balázs Dénes of the Universi- ty of Geneva, titled “Post-emergent tooth eruption: eruption rate, periodontal liga- ment maturation and cell signalling,” di- rected by Professor Stavros Kiliaridis. Dénes said: “We believe that our find- ings are an important stepping stone to better dental treatments in situations involving the periodontal ligament, such as gum disease (periodontitis), tooth res- toration by dental implants or orthodon- tic tooth movement.” Full study is available in the Journal of Dental Research The full study, titled “Notch coordi- nates periodontal ligament maturation through regulating Lamin A,” can be found in the Journal of Dental Research (doi: 10.1177/0022034519871448). This study was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Eu- ropean Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions; the European Regional Develop- ment Fund and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BSRC).
A4 INDUSTRY Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | September 2019 AAOMS BOOTH NO. 1051 New, innovative loupes expand your vision By Designs for Vision Staff Designs for Vision is launching several new product lines at the American As- sociation of Oral and Maxillofacial Sur- geons (AAOMS) meeting Sept. 19-21 in Boston. Designs for Vision will be show- ing the new patented (US pat. 8928975B2) 3.5x and 4.5x Panoramic Loupes. Accord- ing to the company, the Panoramic Field Loupes represent the most significant ad- vancement in telescope design in more than 100 years. The viewable areas are twice as large as prismatic expanded-field-designed loupes and up to five times greater than Galilean designed optics. Panoramic Field Loupes provide unprecedented field of view, clarity, definition and color, according to the company. Designs for Vision is also featuring the REALITY 5 Star rated Micro 3.5EF Scopes and Micro 4.5EF Scopes, which use a revo- lutionary optical design that reduces the size of the prismatic telescope by 50 per- cent and reduces the weight by 40 per- cent while providing an expanded field view of the oral cavity. The company also is introducing the Micro 3.0EF in its line of Micro Series Loupes. The Micro 3.0EF has a field of view of 100 mm and weighs less than 70 grams. You can see the lightest 3.0x magnifica- tion with the new 3.0x Galiliean loupes from Designs for Vision. The lightweight Galilean design enables users to step up in magnification while retaining a sharp AD According to Designs for Vision, its Panoramic Field Loupes represent the most significant advancement in telescope design in more than 100 years. Graphic/Provided by Designs for Vision 70 mm field of view. Designs for Vision is also introduc- ing patented (U.S. pat. 8,851,709 and RE46,463) hands-free infrared technol- ogy with the WireLess IR HDi™ and the Micro IR HDi headlights. These head- lights feature HDi, Designs for Vision’s exclusive advanced photonic design that provides uniform light distribution with maximum intensity. This feature opti- ” See INNOVATIVE, page A6
A6 EVENTS Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | September 2019 Yankee Dental Congress ‘Advancing the Vision’ AAOMS BOOTH NO. 1256 Jan. 30–Feb. 1 in Boston Yankee Dental Congress is New Eng- land’s largest meeting for profession- als seeking the highest quality dental continuing education, as well as den- tal products, services, and resources. With 26,000 dental professionals in attendance encompassing all mem- ber of the dental team, Yankee Dental Congress is the fifth largest dental meeting in the United States. Held in Boston each January, Yankee is a top resource in New England for industry professionals on the cutting-edge of oral health care. Yankee will be “Advancing the Vi- sion” in at the 2020 meeting with a wide variety of 300-plus continuing education courses taught by industry experts, including more than 125 free courses. Attendees will be able to gain insight on evolving trends and best practices by visiting over 400 exhibi- tors demonstrating some of the most innovative dental technology solu- tions in the industry. The meeting provides an opportu- nity to broaden perspective and grow your dental professional network. The Yankee Dental Congress is sponsored by the Massachusetts Den- tal Society, in cooperation with the dental associations of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and members receive discounted registration. But all dental professionals are in- vited to the meeting, which will be held at the Boston Convention & Ex- hibition Center from Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. (Source: Yankee Dental Congress) The annual Yankee Dental Congress brings 26,000 dental professionals to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Photo/Provided by BCEC “ INNOVATIVE, page A4 cally focuses the light from the LED to provide 45 percent more light with uni- form distribution at 5,800° Kelvin, the ideal color temperature. The patented IR feature enables im- proved infection control by letting prac- titioners operate the headlight without touching the system. The IR headlights use a built-in infrared signal to enable turning the light on or off simply and safely. Onboard biometrics sense the po- sition of the headlight to filter out unin- tended signals while working. Designs for Vision has added the High Definition Imaging to all of its headlights including the LED DayLite® WireLess™ IR and the LED DayLite WireLess Mini, pro- viding a lightweight cordless solution with light intensity comparable to many corded headlights. You can choose High Definition Imaging with either a wired or wireless design to meet your preference, and any of the HDi headlights will illu- minate the entire oral cavity. Designs for Vision’s WireLess head- lights free users from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modular designs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. Prior technology married a cordless light to one pair of loupes via a cumbersome integration of the batteries and electron- ics into the frame. The compact design of the LED DayLite WireLess headlights are independent of any frame/loupes. The LED DayLite Micro HDi uses the new High Definition Imaging with a lightweight headlight in combination with the Micro power pack. The Micro power pack is the lightest and smallest power pack. The complete unit includes two power packs, and each power pack can run up to 10 hours. See for yourself You can see the Visible Difference® your- self by visiting Designs for Vision’s booth (No. 1051) at the AAOMS in Boston; or to arrange a visit in your office, call (800) 345-4009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AD
G M S M EETIN A A O IMPLANT TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Implant Newspaper · U.S. Edition SEPTEMBER 2019 — Vol. 14, No. 4 www.dental-tribune.com By Sierra Rendon, Managing Editor The best in Boston AAOMS President Dr. A. Thomas Indresano invites you, your staff and guests to the 101st American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting, Scientific Ses- sions and Exhibition, from Sept. 16-21 in Boston. After its successful debut at the 2018 annual meeting, clinical educa- tion sessions this year will again be organized into clinical tracks. Each track will feature a large plenary session focusing on the latest evidence-based research followed by five interactive breakout sessions to enable greater topic engagement. This year’s track topics include: anesthesia, cosmetic surgery, dental implants, dentoalveolar surgery, orthognathic/obstructive sleep apnea surgery, pathology, pediatrics and cleft, reconstruction, TMD joint, trauma and more. Pablos Holman – an inventor and entrepreneur – will deliver the an- nual meeting’s keynote lecture, “Innovate at all Costs,” on Sept. 18. Holman will use examples garnered from his experience helping to create the world’s smallest PC, spaceships with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and mosquito-zapping lasers with Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The meeting offers a diverse range of topics to explore. When plan- ning your schedule, consider a course on challenges in pain manage- ment, surgeon ergonomics or cone beam CT. Use the AAOMS Mobile App to build your personal itinerary, and allow time for fun in Boston. Definitely don’t miss the President’s Event at Fenway Park, where you’ll relax and enjoy an evening of fun at the home of the Boston Red Sox. AD In September, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition takes place in Boston. Photo/Provided by John De Boer, www.freeimages.com.