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Baby Boomer Teeth Show Signs of Wear and Tear as Dentists Treat More Cracked Teeth

NEW YORK, New York – Gray hair. Reading glasses. Expanding waist lines. And now there's one more sign that America's baby boomers are getting long in the tooth; some of those teeth are cracking.

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Young Teeth Can Survive Childhood Mishaps With Quick Action, New Treatments

NEW YORK, New York – Children who suffer dental injuries, ranging from chips and cracks to teeth knocked out of the socket, often can have their teeth repaired and keep them for a lifetime thanks to a variety of new treatments.

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Digital Radiography Produces Quicker, Patient Friendly X-Rays

NEW YORK, New York – As new technologies are introduced and equipment prices continue to drop, digital radiography will rapidly replace conventional dental X-rays and provide several benefits to the patient, according to endodontists speaking here at the American Association of Endodontists' (AAE) 55th Annual Session.

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Henry Schein, Inc. Reports 52% Quarterly Net Income Growth

MELVILLE, New York - Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 28, 1998, compared to restated results for 1997.

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Human Bone Disorder Reproduced in Mice

BETHESDA, Maryland – For the first time, scientists have re-created a unique human bone disease in a laboratory animal model. An international team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Italy were able to remove cells from the bone marrow of patients with a genetic bone disorder, transplant the cells into mice, and grow human bone with the same type of abnormalities seen in the patients.

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Edward G. Kaufman Receives Herbert L. Taub Distinguished Service Award

NYU College of Dentistry Dean Edward G. Kaufman has received the Dr. Herbert L. Taub Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the dental profession. The award was presented to Dean Kaufman by Dr. John Iacono, Chair of the Nassau County Dental Society (NCDS) Awards Committee, at the Society's Annual Installation.

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Henry Schein, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter And Annual Results

MELVILLE, New York - Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 27, 1997, compared to restated results for 1996.

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Silver Fillings Going To Court

TOTONTO, Ontario – Almost one year to the day of the initial announcement, the lawyers representing Canadians For Mercury Relief today CONFIRMED that they are ready and that the long awaited lawsuit pertaining to use of "Dental Mercury Amalgam" in Canada will be filed on March 31.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Basil Glover Bibby

ROCHESTER, New York – Basil Glover Bibby, Ph.D., D.M.D., former director of the University of Rochester's Eastman Dental Center (EDC), died on February 4, 1998, at the age of 93.

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MouthGuard Myths

CHICAGO, Illinois – The perceived danger in sports forms parents' views toward mouthguards more than the actual risk of injury, according to a recent survey. Parents tend to encourage mouthguards only if their child participates in sports that require mouthguards (like football, hockey or wrestling) or if their child has suffered an oral injury during sports. The results of the survey, published in the December 1997 issue of Pediatric Dentistry, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, evaluated parental attitudes to find out why so few parents encourage their children to use mouthguards in sports.

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