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New York based Colgate Palmolive and Laval, Quebec based Klox Technologies Inc recently announced an agreement to foster further development of Klox’s Human Oral Health technology platform.

Colgate, Klox Partner

New York-based Colgate-Palmolive and Laval, Quebec-based Klox Technologies Inc recently announced an agreement to foster further development of Klox’s Human Oral Health technology platform. The collaboration, made public in February, will grant Colgate worldwide licensing to market Klox’s Biophotonic technology—a combination of biology and photonics—in the field of oral health with special focus on skin and soft tissue disorders.

Terri Tilliss, RDH, PhD

Supplement Highlights New Models of Oral Care Delivery

he Annual Report on Dental Hygiene 2016: Beyond the Operatory and into Opportunity will be released at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session in Pittsburgh and the International Symposium of Dental Hygiene in Basel, Switzerland, both in June 2016. A supplement to the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, the report will focus on new career options for oral health professionals. The Annual Report on Dental Hygiene 2016 is published by Elsevier and sponsored by Colgate. A facilitator’s guide to the report, authored by Terri Tilliss, RDH, PhD— a professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member— is designed to help educators incorporate the supplement into their dental hygiene curriculum. The report may be purchased at the aforementioned meetings and online at


Ortek Launches Precaries Detection Device

Ortek Therapeutics Inc, Roslyn Heights, New York, recently received a United States patent for the Ortek ECD™ dental device—a proprietary system for detecting precaries lesions that cannot be readily detected by visual-tactile examination. The ECD device was developed at the Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, with Ortek obtaining exclusive worldwide rights. The device is designed to detect the earliest stages of tooth demineralization in molars and premolars with a high level of accuracy. With a patent granted, Ortek is now seeking US Food and Drug Administration clearance.



From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. April 2016;14(04):17.


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