Save the Date for the 30th annual Edison Awards™ – honoring the best in innovation and innovators – in New York, New York on April 20 to find out.
What you can expect:
Employers and insurers already incorporate real-time information into their business models thanks to advanced technology, according to a report by Reuters.com.
disseminates the pros and cons of this data collection and usage, and offers examples of forays in the dental and automotive insurance industries made by Beam Technologies Inc.
“Twice a day, Scott Ozawa’s Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush tells his dental insurer if he brushed for a full two minutes. In return, the 41-year-old software engineer gets free brush heads and the employer which bought his insurance gets premium discounts.
“Beam’s technology follows auto insurers using devices in cars to find out how far and how safely policyholders drive – known as telematics – and life and health insurers giving customers wearable devices such as Fitbit and Apple Watch to keep track of their activity.”
Find out what industry watchers, consumers and insurance companies have to say. Read the story in its entirety at: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-insurance-tracking-idUSKBN14Z0G4?utm_source=34553&utm_medium=partner
In a recent interview with Wall Street Journal’s Heidi Mitchell, dental expert, Dr. Michael Glick offers insight about “the genetic roots to tooth decay.”
Dr. Glick, who serves as editor in chief of the Journal of the American Dental Association and as a professor at the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, explains:
“The way enamel is formed on the tooth is probably the best candidate for genetics to have an impact.”
Is your sweet tooth inherited? Dr. Glick uses research on identical twins to answer that one.
Read the full story at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/do-cavities-run-in-your-family-1484323186
Sugar is the enemy, whether or not you have the “cavity gene.” So healthier diets and better oral hygiene habits can help everyone.
On an unseasonably mild day in New York City, thedailyfloss.com and Incisal Edge teams had the good fortune to enlist 2017 Edison™ Award nominee Dr. Paul Zhivago for a whirlwind tour.
Of course the topic of the 37th International Dental Show came up in between a quick meetup with @RandallLane at Forbes on Fifth (shown, left), and photo sessions there and at a few buzzworthy sections of Brooklyn (the prescient prosthodontist called us out on incorporating a setting reminiscent of Sergio Leone’s swan song, Once Upon A Time in America.)
A glimpse of the Manhattan bridge from the former manufacturing district known as DUMBO (acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).
As a native of Germany, digital dentistry wunderkind, and Dad, Dr. Zhivago offered insight on everything from friendly Rhine River beer rivalries (Dusseldorf vs. Cologne), 3D modeling innovations and travel destinations suitable for toddlers who love the Disney’s Frozen.
Read a complete interview with Dr. Zhivago in the upcoming Spring Edition of Incisal Edge, get a glimpse of his Edison Award-nominated innovation at http://www.edisonawards.com/nomineegallery.php and join him and more than 140,000 other visitors at the world’s leading dental trade fair in March.