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Many older adults face barriers to oral health care in the US Sep 4, 2015 | News Americas

Many older adults face barriers to oral health care in the US

CHICAGO, USA: Oral health is important at all ages, as it can affect a person's general health and well-being significantly. However, a recent survey has found that especially the rapidly increasing older adult population in the U.S. has difficulty accessing oral health care. For instance, it showed that more than half of low-income older adults have not seen a dentist in the past year, mostly owing to lack of dental insurance.

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Brazil tackles oral health care inequalities Sep 1, 2015 | News Americas

Brazil tackles oral health care inequalities

BRASÍLIA & SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Brazil is the only country with a population of more than 200 million that grants health care to all inhabitants through ...

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Study finds that milk prevents teeth from staining Aug 31, 2015 | News Americas

Study finds that milk prevents teeth from staining

EDMONTON, Canada: Beverages such as black tea, coffee, cola and red wine can discolor the surface of the teeth. However, researchers from the University ...

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New research confirms link between tooth wear and diet in fossils Aug 27, 2015 | News Americas

New research confirms link between tooth wear and diet in fossils

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., USA: An international team of researchers has developed a new model that enables paleontologists to track the diet of our ancient ancestors ...

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NYU College of Dentistry receives $1.7 million training grant Aug 24, 2015 | News Americas

NYU College of Dentistry receives $1.7 million training grant

NEW YORK, USA: In order to address the lack of available dental professionals for vulnerable and underserved pediatric populations and insufficient training within predoctoral dental (DDS) and dental hygiene (DH) education, the New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) has been awarded a five-year training grant of $1.7 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Study investigates attitudes towards drug screenings in dentistry Aug 20, 2015 | News Americas

Study investigates attitudes towards drug screenings in dentistry

NEW YORK, USA: A visit to the dentist has the potential to be more than a dental check-up, researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have found. From a survey of U.S. dentists on integrating preventive screening and testing alongside dental care, they found that 77 percent of dentists ask patients about illicit drug use and 54 percent of dentists believe that such screenings should be their responsibility.

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Dental problems cause absence from school Aug 17, 2015 | News Americas

Dental problems cause absence from school

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: Owing to their dental health issues, a substantial number of U.S. children miss school, a Delta Dental Plans Association survey has found. More than 30 percent of the parents interviewed reported that their children had missed school for oral health-related issues. The results indicated that children's absence from school varied by region and parents' age.

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Dentists in small group practices are most satisfied Aug 13, 2015 | News Americas

Dentists in small group practices are most satisfied

CHICAGO, USA: Many factors influence the daily work of dental professionals and contribute to their overall job satisfaction, which in turn may affect their delivery of care and thus patient satisfaction. A new study has found that the level of satisfaction differs significantly between dentists in different practice settings.

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Global report indicates favorable growth rate for orthodontic supplies market Aug 12, 2015 | News Americas

Global report indicates favorable growth rate for orthodontic supplies market

CHICAGO, USA: According to a recently published report by market research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global orthodontic supplies market is expected to reach about $3.9 billion by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate of 6.9 per cent over the next five years.

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Interview: "Consumers are pushing dentists toward metal-free implantology" Aug 11, 2015 | News Americas

Interview: "Consumers are pushing dentists toward metal-free implantology"

A great deal of progress has been made in terms of materials, techniques and design of dental implants since the beginnings of modern implantology over 50 years ago. While titanium and titanium alloys have always been in use, the search for metal-free implantable materials began in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and during the last decade, zirconia has emerged as the most reliable implantable bioceramic. The International Academy of Ceramic Implantology (IAOCI) is an organization entirely dedicated ...

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FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

This year's Annual World Dental Congress will be held in the Thai capital Bangkok from 22 to 25 September. It will be the third time in five years that ...

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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New technology improves jaw and teeth alignment in face transplant patients Aug 7, 2015 | News Americas

New technology improves jaw and teeth alignment in face transplant patients

BALTIMORE, USA: A team of physicians and engineers at Johns Hopkins University and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has developed a computer ...

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Tooth analysis indicates iron supplements may increase risk of Parkinson's Aug 5, 2015 | News Americas

Tooth analysis indicates iron supplements may increase risk of Parkinson's

NEW YORK, USA: Too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood—and teeth ...

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