D e n t a l    F o l l i c l e               

             The        Monthly     E-newsletter                   Vol - I I I      Number-  I I         July  2008

In this Issue:

  • Editorial

  • News

  • DentistryUnited @ Rank 4 on GOOGLE

  • Laughter - The best Medicine

  • Indian researchers make a breakthrough research in caries detection

  • 3M acquires iBraces

  • Miswak beneficial for dental health, study finds - News Report

  • KOMET USA launches tungsten carbide burs for implants crown preparation


Editorial :

      Dear Fellow Dentist,

                           A Holistic approach to any problem is the need of the day. integrating information technology with dentistry has made life easy for dentists at the practise. Integrating maximum skills single handedly makes practise more efficient.Wherever in the world you might be practising , unless you  innovate more ways to justify your patient's "trust and hope"  with your "individual skills and dedication" , you  may seldom be successful in keeping the growth consistently.

In this issue there is a news article where some information technology people have something new for dentists . I have been getting a lot of responses for the CDE programs in dentistry which invariably enhance your skills.


Meanwhile you can also check our new developing website where you would be soon able to access all old editions of Dental Follicle

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Yours truly

Dr. Syed  Nabeel

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News :


                        DentistryUnited Ranks 4 on Google  for key word "Dentistry"

Laughter - The Best Medicine :

A little boy was taken to the dentist. It was discovered that he had a cavity that would have to be filled.
"Now, young man," asked the dentist, "what kind of filling would you like for that tooth?"
"Chocolate, please," replied the youngster.





Indian researchers make a breakthrough research in caries detection

  Indian Computer Engineers are for long time known to make the backbone of the world IT industry.This time the Indian researchers have made caries detection more easier in a breakthrough technology integrating the radiographic imaging and Information technology. In the South India is  RMK Engineering college , in the state of Tamil Nadu .


 The research has found that  in the X-ray histogram the pixel intensities are concentrated in different ranges depending on degree of decay. This helps  in the early detection of the decay .The software developed by Sivakumar will hopefully give a major break through in the early caries detection .





3M acquires iBraces

3M Co., Maplewood, acquired  TOP-Service für Lingualtechnik GmbH, an orthodontic technology and services company based in Bad Essen, Germany, offering the Incognito brand system, a digital lingual orthodontic solution.  TOP will produce synergies with Lingualcare Inc., which was acquired by 3M Unitek in 2007 and sells lingual orthodontic solutions under the iBraces brand.IBraces are Lingual Orthodontic Braces with superior results compared to contemporaries.






KOMET USA launches tungsten carbide burs for implants crown preparation

ROCK HILL, South Carolina--KOMET USA launched its new tungsten carbide instruments to the U.S. dental market for intraoral adjustments on titanium abutments.

The KOMET burs effectively work on titanium abutments and should be followed by a matching finishing bur, which are identified by its red ring. The bur's coarse, cross-cut toothing are specially developed for intraoral preparation of titanium, and cuts tough titanium without clogging.

Shaping burs are being coded with "G" and available in three sizes




Finishing burs