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Dentist is No. 1 job of 2017 Jan 18, 2017 | News Americas

Dentist is No. 1 job of 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: According to U.S. News & World Report, which releases a list of the top 100 jobs in America every year, the profession of dentist is the best in 2017, with regard to growth potential, work–life balance and salary. Overall, health care jobs dominated the rankings.

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Interview: “The future of ceramic implants is really bright for many reasons” Jan 16, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “The future of ceramic implants is really bright for many reasons”

SILVER SPRINGS, USA: When it comes to materials used in implantology, titanium and titanium alloys have always been the material of choice. However, recent ...

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Activists urge EPA to prohibit water fluoridation Jan 13, 2017 | News Americas

Activists urge EPA to prohibit water fluoridation

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: A number of anti-fluoride groups and individuals have submitted a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging ...

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Many scuba divers may experience dental symptoms Jan 12, 2017 | News Americas

Many scuba divers may experience dental symptoms

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: According to the findings of a new study, recreational divers should consider consulting with their dentist before diving if they have ...

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FDA bans most powdered gloves Jan 10, 2016 | News Americas

FDA bans most powdered gloves

SILVER SPRING, Md., USA: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule banning the use of most powdered medical gloves in the country. The rule, which goes into effect on Jan. 18, applies to patient examination gloves, powdered surgeons’ gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating surgeons’ gloves.

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Over 40 percent would like to see dentist more often Jan 6, 2017 | News Americas

Over 40 percent would like to see dentist more often

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: The results of a recently published survey have indicated that a considerable number of U.S. adults would like to visit the dentist more often. The survey, which was conducted among more than 1,000 participants, showed that dentists top the list of health practitioners that people do not see as often as they would like to.

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show will take place from ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Researchers analyze DNA to study caries  Jan 4, 2017 | News Americas

Researchers analyze DNA to study caries

CLEMSON, S.C., USA: American researchers have begun a five-year study to determine how bacteria associated with dental caries interact with one another as the disease progresses. For their research, aimed at finding suitable probiotics to address tooth decay, the scientists are using a genome sequencer, which enables them to extract DNA from living organisms and conduct a comprehensive genetic analysis.

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New research suggests sleep bruxism might be genetically linked Dec 20, 2016 | News Americas

New research suggests sleep bruxism might be genetically linked

TEMUCO, Chile: New research from Chile suggests that some forms of bruxism might be genetically determined. Investigating genetic polymorphisms and certain mutations in the genotype of patients with sleep bruxism, awake bruxism and patients suffering from both conditions, the study showed that sleep bruxism was more than twice as common among carriers of a mutation in a serotonin receptor gene.

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Research proposes scenarios to include dental care in medical insurance Dec 16, 2016 | News Americas

Research proposes scenarios to include dental care in medical insurance

BALTIMORE, Md., USA: Investigating dental insurance status, dental health access and the out-of-pocket expenditure of Medicare beneficiaries over the age of 65, researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance. Whether or not they were insured, the research further showed that the vast majority was struggling to afford dental care costs, therefore neglecting their dental health mainly for financial ...

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Researchers argue it is time to stop using bite marks in forensics Dec 12, 2016 | News Americas

Researchers argue it is time to stop using bite marks in forensics

PHOENIX, USA: In forensics, bite mark identification is a common method used to identify offenders who caused a victim’s bite wounds. However, researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite mark identification as trial evidence. A new study by U.S. scientists has now reviewed the existing research on bite mark identification. According to the paper, there is neither enough research nor enough empirical evidence in existing studies to verify the effectiveness of this forensic ...

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Webinar to examine porcine xenograft use in surgery Dec 9, 2016 | News Americas

Webinar to examine porcine xenograft use in surgery

OKLAHOMA, USA: Bone grafting is a common procedure in periodontology and implantology, as it replaces missing or defective bone with a suitable substitute. ...

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Largest ever group of German exhibitors to showcase in New York Nov 28, 2016 | News Americas

Largest ever group of German exhibitors to showcase in New York

NEW YORK, USA: A record 42 companies operating in the German dental industry will be participating and exhibiting at the Greater New York Dental Meeting ...

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