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HPV vaccine for boys could save health care system millions Apr 15, 2015 | News Americas

HPV vaccine for boys could save health care system millions

TORONTO, Canada: The effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in males in particular is a matter of controversial debate among experts, mainly owing to a lack of scientific evidence. Study findings from Canada have now indicated that vaccination for 12-year-old boys may be a cost-effective strategy for the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer, which has been increasingly associated with HPV.

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New study results suggest link between BPA and autism Apr 14, 2015 | News Americas

New study results suggest link between BPA and autism

STRATFORD, N.J., USA: According to a recently published study, bisphenol A (BPA), a common plasticizer used in a variety of food containers and dental ...

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New cannabigerol toothpaste to be introduced this year Apr 13, 2015 | News Americas

New cannabigerol toothpaste to be introduced this year

NEW YORK, USA: A new kind of oral care product could lead the way for cannabinoids in dentistry. Axim Biotechnologies, a New York-based firm that specializes ...

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Study identifies crucial role of dental hygienists in diabetes screening Apr 10, 2015 | News Americas

Study identifies crucial role of dental hygienists in diabetes screening

POCATELLO, Idaho, USA: A number of studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and diabetes. Now, a pilot study has assessed the effectiveness ...

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Dental researchers to complete HIV test for use in developing world Apr 9, 2015 | News Americas

Dental researchers to complete HIV test for use in developing world

NEW YORK, USA: After having achieved promising results in the first test phase, researchers in New York have received a new grant from the National Institutes of Health to complete the development of a rapid blood and saliva test for HIV/AIDS. They believe that the time- and cost-saving device will particularly benefit people in remote geographic areas with only limited access to advanced diagnostics.

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Water fluoridation may increase ADHD risk in children Apr 7, 2015 | News Americas

Water fluoridation may increase ADHD risk in children

TORONTO, Canada: For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that fluoridated water could be an environmental risk factor for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of children today. In a nationwide study, they found that the prevalence of ADHD increased with wider exposure to fluoridated water in the U.S.

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International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology launches mercury-free campaign in Brazil Apr 6, 2015 | News Americas

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology launches mercury-free campaign in Brazil

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) launched the national campaign for mercury-free dentistry in Brazil in late fall 2014. During the sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the IAOMT developed what would become the Technical Assistance Programme (TAP). The TAP educates dental professionals, doctors, governments, environmentalists and civil society on the safe removal of mercury in dental practices ...

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Parents might be responsible for children's dental anxiety Apr 1, 2015 | News Americas

Parents might be responsible for children's dental anxiety

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: Fear of the dentist is very common in all populations around the world. Many people feel stressed by or are even terrified of dental examinations, which can eventually lead to avoiding dental appointments completely. A new survey has now provided further evidence that parents with dental phobia pass their fear on to their children, and this might significantly affect their dental visiting patterns later in life.

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Almost 15 percent of US children under 8 have untreated dental caries Mar 31, 2015 | News Americas

Almost 15 percent of US children under 8 have untreated dental caries

ATLANTA, USA: Although the overall prevalence of dental caries has declined in the U.S. over the past decades, a recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that caries in schoolchildren and adolescents prevails and that a considerable number have not received appropriate treatment. In addition, the report shows that disparities between different ethnic groups persist in the country.

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Extraction Academy helps clinicians provide safe and effective procedures Mar 30, 2015 | News Americas

Extraction Academy helps clinicians provide safe and effective procedures

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: An estimated 20 million teeth are extracted each year in the U.S. Although extraction is considered a routine procedure, it is one in which the most complications occur. To address this clinical challenge, the Extraction Academy, a workshop and e-learning program that helps dentists master tooth extractions, was established. Its next session will be held alongside the California Dental Association (CDA) meeting in Anaheim on May 3.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. The “Smile for life” campaign included a wide range of awareness-raising ...

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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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Sugar industry may have biased US dental research program in the past Mar 25, 2015 | News Americas

Sugar industry may have biased US dental research program in the past

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: An analysis of historical documents has shown that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institute of Dental Research ...

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Study locates brain regions that relieve dental pain Mar 23, 2015 | News Americas

Study locates brain regions that relieve dental pain

BOSTON, USA: Although local anesthesia was introduced in dentistry more than 130 years ago, little is known about associated brain mechanisms. New data ...

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