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ICMGP conference brings dental mercury into the fold Aug 16, 2017 | News Americas

ICMGP conference brings dental mercury into the fold

Since the conclusion of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, along with the ratification of the treaty by 70 countries to date, dental mercury has increasingly become a subject that is no longer being ignored by the scientific community as a source of human exposure and environmental contamination.

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Interview: “We have to work together and take the FDI from vision to action” Aug 14, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “We have to work together and take the FDI from vision to action”

Dr. Jaime Edelson Tishman is one of two candidates for President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation. If elected during the association’s general ...

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Interview: “Clip Mirror improves dental hygiene treatment” Aug 11, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “Clip Mirror improves dental hygiene treatment”

PEMBROKE, Ontario, Canada: Dental hygienist Patricia Blundon is the developer of a mirror that clips on to a saliva ejector to aid dental hygienists, therapists ...

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Grape juice is more erosive than orange juice Aug 11, 2017 | News Americas

Grape juice is more erosive than orange juice

FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil: The low cost and availability of acidic fruit juices, fruit drinks and carbonated beverages encourage their consumption, and this ...

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Dental program offers free exams in exchange for community service Aug 9, 2017 | News Americas

Dental program offers free exams in exchange for community service

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: The majority of residents and dentists who participated in a Michigan program that provided free dental care in exchange for volunteer work said they had benefited from it and most patients felt that their oral health had improved. The Care Free Pay It Forward program offered adult participants $25 in dental services for every hour of volunteer work they contributed to their local community.

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Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer Aug 3, 2017 | News Americas

Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: New study findings indicate that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease are more prone to develop cancer. Examining data from 65,869 women between the ages of 54 and 86, women who had reported a diagnosis of periodontal disease had a 14 per cent higher risk of developing any type of cancer.

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Interview: “Animal-assisted therapy lowers stress levels” Aug 2, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “Animal-assisted therapy lowers stress levels”

SANTIAGO, Chile: After receiving an increase in requests for dental treatments for children with disabilities, the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, decided to introduce animal-assisted therapy into their practice. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr. Andrea Ormeño, Director of the Care of Patients with Disability Diploma at the Faculty of Dentistry, to learn how this new treatment method, which adopts the service of specially trained dogs, is helping to improve the dental hygiene of some ...

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Michigan tops ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 dentistry rankings Aug 1, 2017 | News Americas

Michigan tops ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 dentistry rankings

SHANGHAI, China: University of Michigan School of Dentistry has topped the ShanghaiRanking’s list of the world’s best Dentistry and Oral Sciences programmes in their Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. Released last week, the annual list ranks universities according to 52 academic subjects in the following five categories: medical sciences (which includes dentistry and oral sciences), natural sciences, engineering, life sciences and social sciences.

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New study aims to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate Jul 31, 2017 | News Americas

New study aims to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: As all phases of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In one part of the process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on both sides of the tongue, then upwards, fusing at the midline at the top of the mouth. The majority of the time, this process is completed correctly. However, a part of the process goes awry for around 2,650 babies born in the United States each year with cleft palates and for the thousands more worldwide that are also ...

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community will gather in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find ...

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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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WDR26 haploinsufficiency may cause abnormalities in facial features Jul 28, 2017 | News Americas

WDR26 haploinsufficiency may cause abnormalities in facial features

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., USA: Researchers have identified a rare genetic syndrome that is characterized by intellectual disability, seizures, an abnormal gait and recognizable facial features. Scientists have pinpointed variants in the WDR26 gene as a possible cause for this distinctive, yet unnamed condition.

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Live webinar: New perspectives on the implant-abutment complex Jul 26, 2017 | News Americas

Live webinar: New perspectives on the implant-abutment complex

NEW YORK, USA: When completing the restoration of a single-tooth implant in the esthetic zone, many dentists may find it challenging to choose the appropriate surgical and prosthetic procedure for ensuring long-term stability and osseointegration. In an upcoming free webinar on Thursday, July 27, an expert will present several clinical cases focused on the single implant-abutment-crown complex and highlight new implant designs and treatment sequences.

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Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, heart disease and other health issues  Jul 25, 2017 | News Americas

Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

WINNIPEG, Canada: Thought of by some as the perfect replacement for anyone looking to cut back on real sugars, while still getting that golden crispy kick, the artificial sweetener was the perfect choice. Marketed as a healthy alternative, things like sugar-free drinks supposedly allowed people to have their cake and eat it too. However, according to a recent study released by the Canadian Medical Association, the once considered sweet salvation may not be as healthy alternative as first thought. ...

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New CDT codes to help dentists better understand procedures Jul 20, 2017 | News Americas

New CDT codes to help dentists better understand procedures

CHICAGO, USA: According to some reports, the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes may not be readily understood by dentists and other professionals working in the dental industry. In collaboration with knowledgeable dental experts, the American Dental Association (ADA) has developed three new CDT guidelines, to help dentists better understand the procedures underlying the codes and how they should be reported.

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Kickstarter campaign funds manufacturing of jaw anti-clenching device Jul 18, 2017 | News Americas

Kickstarter campaign funds manufacturing of jaw anti-clenching device

DENVER, USA: Entrepreneur Brock Predovich is working on a novel product that is supposed to relieve bruxism. Earlier this month, his Kickstarter campaign exceeded its $10,000 goal, which means that the device, BruxRelief, can now be manufactured.

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Less is more: Study looks into the traits of a “perfect” smile Jul 11, 2017 | News Americas

Less is more: Study looks into the traits of a “perfect” smile

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., USA: Lopsided, big, toothy, shy—smiles are described in many different ways. However, how people perceive the facial expression in social interaction and nonverbal communication can differ significantly, new research from the University of Minnesota has found.

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Millennials’ expectations regarding dental care are changing Jul 7, 2017 | News Americas

Millennials’ expectations regarding dental care are changing

RADNOR, Pa., USA: New research carried out by an American insurance company has looked at consumers’ evolving dental needs and how they differ by generation. The first findings of the multiple-part study reveal dental habits and preferences, highlighting opportunities for dental offices and providing guidance for employers to better meet employees’ expectations regarding dental insurance.

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Dental desensitization protocols support children with autism Jul 6, 2017 | News Americas

Dental desensitization protocols support children with autism

SEATTLE, USA: A study conducted at the University of Washington has suggested that desensitization programs, including repeated visits, could help many ...

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Evidence of prehistoric dentistry found in Neanderthal teeth Jul 5, 2017 | News Americas

Evidence of prehistoric dentistry found in Neanderthal teeth

LAWRENCE, Kan., USA: A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has discovered multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other dental ...

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