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Subregional meeting of Minamata Convention on Mercury held in Brazil Sep 17, 2014 | News Americas

Subregional meeting of Minamata Convention on Mercury held in Brazil

The recently held subregional meeting on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Brasilia was an opportunity for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) to give a global update on mercury in dentistry. The IAOMT discussed the substantial progress Brazil has made in its serious commitment to mercury-free dentistry and shared the positive experience of the Technical Assistance Programme (TAP), which was established as a direct result of the Minamata Convention.

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Domestic violence is associated with poor dental health Sep 15, 2014 | News Americas

Domestic violence is associated with poor dental health

NEW YORK, USA: Researchers from the New York University College of Dentistry have found new evidence that noxious family environments may be associated ...

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Study links common antidepressant to dental implant failure Sep 9, 2014 | News Americas

Study links common antidepressant to dental implant failure

MONTREAL, Canada: Researchers have found that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), one of the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression ...

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Global dental equipment market to reach over $7 billion by 2019 Sep 8, 2014 | News Americas

Global dental equipment market to reach over $7 billion by 2019

DALLAS, Texas, USA: According to a new report published by U.S. market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets, the global dental equipment market ...

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Male coffee drinkers may have reduced risk of periodontal disease Sep 5, 2014 | News Americas

Male coffee drinkers may have reduced risk of periodontal disease

BOSTON, USA: New research has indicated that coffee consumption may be protective against periodontal bone loss. In a study of over 1,000 dentate males, researchers found no evidence that coffee consumption was harmful to periodontal health. However, they found that men with a higher coffee consumption had fewer teeth affected by periodontal bone loss than did participants who drank less coffee.

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Brush head design determines bacterial growth on toothbrushes Sep 3, 2014 | News Americas

Brush head design determines bacterial growth on toothbrushes

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Improper disinfection and storage of toothbrushes can increase the likelihood of the transmission of microorganisms. Now, researchers from the U.S. have found that even the design of toothbrushes can contribute to cross-contamination. In a comparative study of electric toothbrushes with different brush head designs, they found that toothbrushes with a solid head retained less bacteria compared with hollow-head electric toothbrushes.

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After hepatitis accusation: Oral surgeon permanently surrenders license Aug 29, 2014 | News Americas

After hepatitis accusation: Oral surgeon permanently surrenders license

TULSA, Okla., USA: An oral surgeon from Tulsa accused of exposing patients to HIV and hepatitis has lost his license to practice. Investigations against the 66-year-old were launched in summer 2012, after notification from dental licensing agencies of alleged unsafe injection practices in his office. Authorities found numerous violations of health and safety laws, and major violations of the State Dental Act of Oklahoma.

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New research into oral microbiome may help reverse periodontitis Aug 27, 2014 | News Americas

New research into oral microbiome may help reverse periodontitis

AUSTIN, Texas, USA: Studies on the human microbiome have shown that shifts in oral microbiota are associated with a number of diseases, including obesity, Crohn's disease, diabetes and periodontitis. Now, U.S. scientists have found that oral bacteria act differently in diseased patients compared with healthy individuals. They believe that the findings could be used to develop methods to prevent or even reverse diseases such as periodontal disease.

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Tooth loss in the US declines Aug 27, 2014 | News Americas

Tooth loss in the US declines

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: The number of edentulous people will decline significantly, a study has found. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed edentulism over the last hundred years and predict that the number of people with tooth loss will be 30 percent lower in 2050 than it was in 2010."

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Head and neck CT scans may increase cancer risk in children Aug 22, 2014 | News Americas

Head and neck CT scans may increase cancer risk in children

BOSTON, USA: A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School has suggested that radiation from head and neck CT increases the risk of head and neck cancer in infants, children and adolescents. Brain tumors in particular appeared to occur more frequently after CT scans in this age group.

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2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2014 EAO congress will take place in Rome from 25 to 27 September. Over the course of three days, sessions will be organized around one main theme, ...

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health Aug 18, 2014 | News Americas

Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health

TERESINA, Brazil/ BORDEAUX, France: A new study has provided evidence that oral health deteriorates during hospital stays even after a short period. The ...

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Growing number of dental graduates knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS Aug 12, 2014 | News Americas

Growing number of dental graduates knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS

BOSTON, USA: Although maintaining oral health is very important for people living with HIV/AIDS, dental professionals sometimes have difficulty treating ...

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