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New government regulation eyes mercury disposal by dental offices Sep 30, 2014 | News Americas

New government regulation eyes mercury disposal by dental offices

WASHINGTON, USA: Despite its known negative effects on the environment, tons of mercury derived from removed amalgam dental fillings end up in public wastewater systems in the U.S. each year. New rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week aim to reduce the threats posed by improper waste disposal by making it mandatory for dentists nationwide to employ amalgam separators, among other measures.

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Natural dentition at risk of extinction Sep 26, 2014 | Opinion editorial

Natural dentition at risk of extinction

Over the past few years, it appears that there has been increase in continuing education. Many of the courses are about implant dentistry and the conventional ...

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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 ...

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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 worldwide, may increase the risk of failure of osseointegrated implants. The antidepressant has previously been associated with reduced bone formation and increased risk of bone fracture.

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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 is expected to reach $7,138.9 million over the next five years. Along with technological advancements, the rising aging population worldwide, increasing demand for cosmetic dental treatments and growing dental tourism were identified as the main driving factors of this 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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2014 EAO congress took place in Rome from 25 to 27 September. Over the course of three days, sessions were organized around one main theme, SPQR (Simplification, ...

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Implantology

This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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