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Survey uncovers disparities in dental assistant salaries Jul 25, 2014 | News Americas

Survey uncovers disparities in dental assistant salaries

ATLANTA, USA: The findings of a recently published survey have suggested that full-time dental assistants earn less per year than the median pay figure provided by the Department of Labor. Overall, the data indicated that dental assistants earn up to 20 percent less than the recommended average.

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Good teeth could be a longevity marker Jul 24, 2014 | News Americas

Good teeth could be a longevity marker

BOSTON, USA: Maintaining good oral health may increase the odds of reaching age 100 and over. A recently published study has shown that centenarians and ...

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New, less invasive treatment for pulpitis developed Jul 23, 2014 | News Americas

New, less invasive treatment for pulpitis developed

COLLEGE PARK, Md., USA: Pulpitis, a common inflammation of the dental pulp, is a global public health problem. However, treatment strategies for pulpitis ...

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Bariatric surgery may have negative impact on oral health Jul 16, 2014 | News Americas

Bariatric surgery may have negative impact on oral health

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Bariatric surgery benefits patients who exceed a certain body mass index (BMI). While these procedures may improve systemic conditions ...

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Half of Americans are satisfied with their oral health Jul 15, 2014 | News Americas

Half of Americans are satisfied with their oral health

OAK BROOK, Ill., USA: In a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. citizens across the nation, 50 percent of the respondents rated their oral health as very good or excellent, while only 19 percent described their oral health as fair or poor. In addition, the survey found that those who visited the dentist more often reported both better oral health and better overall well-being compared with those who seldom visited the dentist.

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Physicians may provide better dental care for children than do dentists Jul 14, 2014 | News Americas

Physicians may provide better dental care for children than do dentists

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: Although many nondental primary care providers deliver preventive oral health services to children, little is known about how treatment outcomes differ from those in children who visit the dentist. However, a new study of over 40,000 children has shown that young patients who only visited a nondental primary care provider received caries-related treatment less often than children who visited the dentist.

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Study highlights challenges in long-term oral care in patients with intellectual disabilities Jul 11, 2014 | News Americas

Study highlights challenges in long-term oral care in patients with intellectual disabilities

BOSTON, USA: Patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities have special dental needs. Yet, only limited data about the results of dental treatment is available for this group. Now, researchers have found that, although cavity rates decreased among patients who received regular comprehensive dental care, significant oral health problems remained, even among patients under routine maintenance.

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Navajo Indians: almost 70 percent of children have untreated tooth decay Jul 10, 2014 | News Americas

Navajo Indians: almost 70 percent of children have untreated tooth decay

AURORA, Colo., USA: A recently published study has found that poor oral health remains a major problem among American Indians. Research into children of the Navajo Nation, the largest federally recognized tribe in the U.S., has established that the percentage of preschool-aged children with untreated tooth decay in this ethnic group is three to four times higher than in the rest of the U.S. population.

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Amalgam recycling project gets underway in Brazil Jul 8, 2014 | News Americas

Amalgam recycling project gets underway in Brazil

NITERÓI, Brazil: Together with the Universidade Federal Fluminense, one of the largest universities in Brazil, Dental Recycling International (DRI), a dental waste management company, has initiated a pilot project that aims to promote environmentally friendly disposal of dental amalgam in Brazil.

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FDA changes recommendations on lidocaine for teething pain Jul 7, 2014 | News Americas

FDA changes recommendations on lidocaine for teething pain

SILVER SPRING, Md./WASHINGTON, USA: Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that a box warning on prescription products containing viscous lidocaine solution is now required that states that such products should not be used to treat teething pain in children. In response, a U.S. trade association has voiced concerns that such suggestions create confusion among consumers and health care providers. It has urged the FDA to clarify its announcement.

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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BPA may spur breast cancer growth and affect treatment Jul 3, 2014 | News Americas

BPA may spur breast cancer growth and affect treatment

DURHAM, N.C., USA: New research has shown that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in plastics and the production of other components of many ...

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Few Americans are knowledgeable about head and neck cancer Jun 30, 2014 | News Americas

Few Americans are knowledgeable about head and neck cancer

NEW HAVEN, Conn., USA: Despite head and neck cancer being responsible for a significant number of deaths and substantial health care costs in the U.S., ...

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