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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, the American Dental Association (ADA) has released information for dental professionals on Ebola virus disease, which is epidemic in West Africa. Among other recommendations, it provides advice on the treatment of patients recently returned from the region.

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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 ...

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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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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 with poorer oral health in adults and children. In a recently published study, they discovered high caries rates in the partners and children of aggressive family members. The findings could provide the foundation for preventive interventions in the future.

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Digital Dentistry Show

Digital Dentistry Show

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry. From 16 to 18 October DTI will be staging the first Digital Dentistry Show ...

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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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2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2014 EAO congress took place in Rome from 25 to 27 September. Thousands of delegates from around the world attended the event.

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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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Global dental equipment market to reach over $7 billion by 2019 Sep 8, 2014 | News Americas

Global dental equipment market to reach over $7 billion by 2019

DALLAS, Texas, USA: According to a new report published by U.S. market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets, the global dental equipment market ...

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