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New device enables brain surgery through the cheek Oct 23, 2014 | News Americas

New device enables brain surgery through the cheek

NASHVILLE, Tenn., USA: In order to render brain surgery for epileptic seizure less invasive, researchers at Vanderbilt University in the U.S. have developed a robotic device that could enable neurosurgeons to operate on an epileptic patient's brain using nothing more than a needle through the cheek.

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Health authorities offer Ebola guidance for dentists Oct 21, 2014 | News Americas

Health authorities offer Ebola guidance for dentists

ATLANTA & CHICAGO, USA: In close collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, ...

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New research ties tobacco use to higher risk of oral HPV infection Oct 15, 2014 | News Americas

New research ties tobacco use to higher risk of oral HPV infection

BALTIMORE, USA: A recently published study has shown that infection with the oral human papillomavirus Type 16 (HPV 16), which is also thought to cause ...

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Dental technician sues actor Charlie Sheen Oct 13, 2014 | News Americas

Dental technician sues actor Charlie Sheen

LOS ANGELES, USA: As reported online by a New York newspaper, U.S. actor Charlie Sheen, best known for his role as Charlie Harper in the sitcom "Two and ...

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BPA exposure may contribute to asthma development in children Oct 10, 2014 | News Americas

BPA exposure may contribute to asthma development in children

BALTIMORE, USA: In the past, bisphenol A (BPA), a endocrine-disrupting chemical that can also be found in dental composites and sealants, has been linked to a number of health conditions, including obesity, allergies and cancer. Now, researchers have found evidence that prenatal exposure to BPA is associated with diminished lung function and the development of persistent wheeze in children, which are indicators for asthma, one of the most common chronic childhood disorders.

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First Brazilian university to promote environmentally friendly disposal of dental amalgam Oct 8, 2014 | News Americas

First Brazilian university to promote environmentally friendly disposal of dental amalgam

NOVA FRIBURGO, Brazil: History was made at the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Nova Friburgo, one of the largest universities in Brazil, with a ceremony to mark the first installation of mercury amalgam separators by a federal university in Brazil. The separators were installed for 95 chairs used by the approximately 400 dental students who are currently enrolled in the university's dental program.

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Patients with developmental disabilities: Caregivers need better oral care training Oct 7, 2014 | News Americas

Patients with developmental disabilities: Caregivers need better oral care training

BOSTON, USA: People with developmental disabilities face greater oral health problems, as they have difficulty performing preventive dental care themselves. Thus, they rely on caregivers for assistance. A new study has found that access to specialized dental care alone is not sufficient to meet the oral health needs of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities and that many caregivers need additional training and support for promoting effective at-home oral care.

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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 courses that form the basis of learning the skills of saving teeth have been fewer in number. Obviously, everybody wants to learn how to surgically place a dental implant.

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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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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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BDIA Dental Showcase London

BDIA Dental Showcase London

The UK’s largest dental exhibition will open its doors at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre from 9 to 11 October. The event will ...

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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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