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Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children Aug 22, 2016 | News USA

Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Every few months, Othman Shibly performs what some consider to be a miracle. The Lebanese-born University at Buffalo dental professor travels regularly to refugee camps in the countries neighboring Syria to establish dental clinics, open schools and deliver needed medical supplies. His most recent endeavor: Providing dental care to more than 1,000 children living in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon in five days.

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Taking brushing selfies could help improve oral health Aug 12, 2016 | News Americas

Taking brushing selfies could help improve oral health

OHIO, USA/CHENNAI, India: Smartphone video selfies are a popular means of communication today and they are increasingly being used in the medical field ...

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Muslim woman allegedly fired from dental practice for wearing a hijab at work Aug 9, 2016 | News Americas

Muslim woman allegedly fired from dental practice for wearing a hijab at work

WASHINGTON, USA: A young Muslim woman has allegedly been fired from a Virginia dental clinic for wearing a headscarf to work as a dental assistant. According ...

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Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries Aug 8, 2016 | News Americas

Report confirms effectiveness of dental sealants against childhood caries

CHICAGO, USA: According to a recently published report, which was compiled by the American Dental Association (ADA) in collaboration with the American ...

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US university receives $2 million for HIV dental care program Aug 4, 2016 | News Americas

US university receives $2 million for HIV dental care program

LOUISVILLE, Ky., USA: Dental care is one of the most common unmet needs in people living with HIV/AIDS. Through a $2 million grant, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry will be able to continue providing oral health care services to underserved Kentuckians with HIV/AIDS. In addition, the funding will help provide education and clinical training for dental care professionals, particularly those practicing in community-based settings.

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UCI research institute aims to decode valuable information in saliva Aug 2, 2016 | News Americas

UCI research institute aims to decode valuable information in saliva

IRVINE, Calif., USA: Apart from helping us eat, speak and maintain good oral health, saliva is a promising diagnostic tool. A tiny amount of the fluid contains a great deal of information, such as stress level, DNA and the prevalence of certain diseases. Deciphering the substance’s secrets is the aim of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, which recently relocated to the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

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FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

The FDI Annual World Dental Congress will take place in Poznań from 7 to 10 September 2016. After many years of abscence, congress will be held in Europe ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk Jul 28, 2016 | News Americas

World Hepatitis Day: Infection increases mouth cancer risk

HOUSTON, USA: Today is World Hepatitis Day, one of four official disease-specific World Health Organization (WHO) health days. It aims to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, which can be transmitted through unsafe injection practices and inadequate sterilization in the health care setting. Hepatitis C is associated with liver cirrhosis and other diseases. For example, a new study has shown that individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus are at a greater risk of developing oral cancer.

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American Cancer Society endorses ACIP’s updated HPV vaccine guidelines Jul 25, 2016 | News Americas

American Cancer Society endorses ACIP’s updated HPV vaccine guidelines

ATLANTA, Georgia: The American Cancer Society (ASC) has endorsed the updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to which all children—male and female—aged 11–12 years old should receive the HPV vaccination. Vaccination is also recommended for females aged 13–26 and for males aged 13–21 who have not been vaccinated before.

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A window into the past: Teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency Jul 22, 2016 | News Americas

A window into the past: Teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada: Similar to tree rings, teeth store a permanent record of microscopic abnormalities in the dentin. By analyzing these life traces in the teeth of six individuals who died hundreds of years ago, Canadian researchers have now been able to accurately backtrack episodes of vitamin D deficiency during these people’s lifetime. Their findings shed new light on the daily challenges faced by people of the past and may even help in the study of children’s health today.

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Interview: “The journey of innovating the clinical workflow has just begun” Jul 14, 2016 | News USA

Interview: “The journey of innovating the clinical workflow has just begun”

From June 23 to 26, Nobel Biocare held its global symposium in the world metropolis of New York in the US. The company staged a truly exceptional event with a high-class educational programme at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. As the official media partner of the event, Dental Tribune International had the opportunity to meet with Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare and Dental Imaging, at the symposium for a short interview.

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Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence Jul 13, 2016 | News Americas

Broccoli sprout extract may help prevent oral cancer recurrence

PITTSBURGH, USA: Many patients with cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx develop recurrences or new cancers, most often in the first two years after treatment. A new study has now demonstrated that extracts of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress, which have a high concentration of the naturally occurring molecular compound sulforaphane, could help prevent cancer recurrence in survivors of head and neck cancer.

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New biomaterial research aims to increase safety of metal implants Jul 12, 2016 | News Americas

New biomaterial research aims to increase safety of metal implants

SAN ANTONIO, USA: Two new research projects investigating biofilm corrosion in pipelines and an ultrasound drug delivery methodology have each received ...

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Researchers examine how providers implement caries risk assessment protocol Jul 11, 2016 | News Americas

Researchers examine how providers implement caries risk assessment protocol

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: New research has shown that assessment of individual risk of developing dental caries can help dentists effectively tailor prevention ...

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