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ADA Statement: Diagnostic Radiation Procedures Must Be Used Sparingly to Reduce Dental Radiation Risk

CHICAGO, Illinois – Today's New York Times' article, "Radiation Worries Rise with 3-D Dental Images," provides an in-depth look and differing opinions about the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in dentistry. The American Dental Association (ADA) has reviewed the article and believes the story reinforces long-standing ADA positions supporting the judicious use of diagnostic imaging techniques and procedures that emit radiation.

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DALSA Announces Argus Scanning X-ray Detectors for Dental and Medical Imaging

WATERLOO, Ontario – DALSA Corporation , a global leader in digital image sensing technology, today announced its Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners developed for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet connectivity, allowing images to be ported directly to the host computer for image processing. Assembled with advanced MEMs fabrication techniques in DALSA's own wafer foundry, they also provide unmatched resolution by joining multiple silicon detectors for large fields of view up to 44 cm wide.

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Mid Sweden University Leads Development of Digital Color X-Rays

Digital color x-rays are based on the same advanced technology that is used when nuclear physicists look for new elementary particles. The great scientific challenge in constructing a color x-ray camera is to be able to shrink the large-scale detection equipment used by nuclear physicists to the microscopic format.

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Dental X-Rays of Carotid Artery Not Enough to Estimate Stroke Risk

CHICAGO, Illinois – Detection of calcified tissue in the carotid artery by dental x-rays is not enough evidence to estimate a patient's stroke risk was the conclusion of a systematic literature review published in this month's Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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New Emerging Imaging Modality Will Have Significant Impact in Dentistry

DENVILLE, New Jersey – Lantis Laser Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LLSR), a New Jersey-based development company, is commercializing the application of a new emerging imaging modality, optical coherence tomography ("OCT"), for early detection of oral diseases such as caries (decay) and periodontal disease. Lantis has exclusive rights through Agreements with its Licensors.

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Rare But Harmless Jaw Anomaly Can Be Misdiagnosed As Serious Condition

BUFFALO, New York – When dentists see an unusual shadowy area of bone loss on an X-ray of the lower jawbone, they may be concerned and order a biopsy. In dental parlance, this strange formation may represent an "anterior variant of the mandibular lingual bone depression," a condition that may look serious, but actually is a harmless bone depression, a rare congenital anomaly that needs no further treatment.

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SIDEXIS Upgrade Supports Automatic Updating

BENSHEIM, Germany – Three years ago Sirona set new standards in digital radiography with the launch of its new SIDEXIS XG software. Already the first version supported the acquisition, analysis, editing and management of digital X-rays at the touch of a button. Since then the Sirona team has continuously enhanced the software in line with user requirements. One example is the ImplantPlus plug-in, which enables the dentist to visualize the position of planned implants in the patient's jaw.

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Aspen Dental Chooses Kodak Digital Radiography Systems for its Practices Across the Northeast and Midwest

ROCHESTER, New York – Aspen Dental Management, Inc., and PracticeWorks Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Company, have signed an agreement for all new Aspen dental practices across the Northeastern and Midwestern United States - 30 in total - to integrate Kodak digital radiography (DR) solutions.

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Dentists Report on New Computerized Tomography Systems

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) increasingly has become the newest technology for orthodontists to use in diagnosing complicated oral health problems.

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Patterson Companies Reports Improved First Quarter Sales and Earnings

ST. PAUL, Minnesota - ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Aug. 25, 2005--Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PDCO) today reported consolidated sales of $595,847,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 ended July 30, an increase of 9% from the year-earlier period on a comparable basis.

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