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Sulzer Calcitek Announces the Limited Market Evaluation of the Spline™ CSTi Dental Implant

CARLSBAD, California – Sulzer Calcitek Inc., the dental implant company of Sulzer Medica, has begun a limited market evaluation of its Spline CSTi dental implant, an innovative new dental implant design. The Spline CSTi implant design is a result of the combined efforts of Sulzer Calcitek and Sulzer Orthopedics Inc., the Austin, Texas-based reconstructive orthopedic business of Sulzer Medica.

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Physicians and Dentists: Allies in Preventive Health for Children

CHICAGO, Illinois – A recent survey of pediatricians and family practitioners shows that physicians who received little or no preventive oral education had less relevant oral knowledge and felt less confident about their overall dental knowledge than those who received some oral education. In the September/October issue of Pediatric Dentistry, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Olga M. Sánchez, DMD, MS, et al., reports that 82 percent of physicians perform oral examinations during pediatric physical exams, but the lack of information physicians receive during medical training may actually limit patient access to preventive oral health.

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Eastman Dental Center Becomes Part of University of Rochester Medical Center

ROCHESTER, New York – With the affiliation of the Eastman Dental Center with the University of Rochester Medical Center on July 1, 1997, the resources and energies of EDC and URMC are now combined into one organization dedicated to becoming the foremost institution worldwide for oral health care, dental post-graduate education, and dental research.

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Sulzer Calcitek Introduces The Spline™ Twist™ Machined and Microtextured Titanium Self-Tapping Implants

CARLSBAD, California – Sulzer Calcitek Inc., a leading provider of dental implants and oral rehabilitation products, now offers dental clinicians more choices than ever, with the introduction of Spline Twist Ti™ and Spline Twist MTX™ self-tapping implants. These new members of the Spline dental implant family offer new implant design and surface options, in addition to the precision fit and high strength of the patented interface.

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Sulzer Calcitek Announces Breakthrough in Hydroxyapatite (HA) Coating Technology

CARLSBAD, California – "We're very excited about the MP-1™ process--it's the first major breakthrough in HA dental implant coating technology in years, " says Steven Hanson, President of Sulzer Calcitek.

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Early Childhood Caries Reaches Epidemic Proportions

CHICAGO, Illinois – The rate of caries in permanent teeth has been on the decline for years. Improvements in dental technology, increased access to fluoride, and parents becoming better informed on caring for children's teeth all help maintain the longevity of permanent teeth.

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Parents Should Limit the Amount of Toothpaste Used By Preschoolers

CHICAGO, Illinois – Recent research shows that brushing with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste provides the recommended level of fluoride for caries prevention in preschool-aged children in addition to decreasing the risk of fluorosis. Fluorosis is a damaging oral condition caused by over-ingestion of fluoride and usually presents as white flecks on the tooth enamel.

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Five Steps to Ensure Your Child's Oral Health

CHICAGO, Illinois – There are many ways you can help your child maintain good oral health – from helping your child establish the correct dental habits to providing professional care.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

CHICAGO, Illinois – Infants and children who sleep with a bottle containing anything but water are in danger of developing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. Pacifiers dipped in sugar or honey are equally dangerous. While a child sleeps the salivary process slows, which allows liquids remaining in the mouth to pool around the sleeping child's teeth. Sugars in the liquid combine with bacteria in the mouth to form acid that dissolves the immature enamel. Newly erupted first teeth are highly susceptible to decay. Unfortunately, it does not take long for extensive tooth decay to develop. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay is easy to prevent. The following steps will help your child avoid this painful condition:

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The Pediatric Dentist

CHICAGO, Illinois – The pediatric dentist is the specialist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen-age years. The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.

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