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After hepatitis accusation: Oral surgeon permanently surrenders license Aug 29, 2014 | News Americas

After hepatitis accusation: Oral surgeon permanently surrenders license

TULSA, Okla., USA: An oral surgeon from Tulsa accused of exposing patients to HIV and hepatitis has lost his license to practice. Investigations against the 66-year-old were launched in summer 2012, after notification from dental licensing agencies of alleged unsafe injection practices in his office. Authorities found numerous violations of health and safety laws, and major violations of the State Dental Act of Oklahoma.

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New research into oral microbiome may help reverse periodontitis Aug 27, 2014 | News Americas

New research into oral microbiome may help reverse periodontitis

AUSTIN, Texas, USA: Studies on the human microbiome have shown that shifts in oral microbiota are associated with a number of diseases, including obesity, ...

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Tooth loss in the US declines Aug 27, 2014 | News Americas

Tooth loss in the US declines

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: The number of edentulous people will decline significantly, a study has found. Researchers at the University of North Carolina ...

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Head and neck CT scans may increase cancer risk in children Aug 22, 2014 | News Americas

Head and neck CT scans may increase cancer risk in children

BOSTON, USA: A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School has suggested that radiation from head and neck CT increases the risk of head and ...

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Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health Aug 18, 2014 | News Americas

Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health

TERESINA, Brazil/ BORDEAUX, France: A new study has provided evidence that oral health deteriorates during hospital stays even after a short period. The researchers discovered a significant increase in periodontal disease and levels of dental plaque in patients who were hospitalized for two weeks. The findings indicate that oral health is largely overlooked in hospitals.

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Growing number of dental graduates knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS Aug 12, 2014 | News Americas

Growing number of dental graduates knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS

BOSTON, USA: Although maintaining oral health is very important for people living with HIV/AIDS, dental professionals sometimes have difficulty treating these patients owing to a lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Now, a new study conducted among U.S. dental students has found that more students are willing to treat vulnerable populations, including HIV/AIDS patients.

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More Canadian dentists take advantage of social media Aug 8, 2014 | News Americas

More Canadian dentists take advantage of social media

TORONTO, Canada: A report recently released by the Dental Industry Association of Canada (DIAC) has shown that an increasing number of Canadian dentists are using social media platforms to promote their dental practices. Since last year, this option has moved from the last to the fourth place of preferred promotional options.

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New saliva test predicts recurrence of HPV-linked oral cancers Aug 6, 2014 | News Americas

New saliva test predicts recurrence of HPV-linked oral cancers

BALTIMORE, USA: In order to improve screening for oral cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), researchers have investigated the potential role of saliva and blood plasma in the detection of DNA from HPV 16, a major causative factor of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Initial tests showed that the method helped accurately predict recurrence of HPV-related oral cancers in a considerable number of patients.

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Periodontal therapy may save patients over $5,000 per year Aug 5, 2014 | News Americas

Periodontal therapy may save patients over $5,000 per year

HARRISBURG, Pa., USA: A number of studies have linked periodontitis to systemic diseases, such as diabetes, and complications in pregnancy. Now, new research has provided additional evidence that receiving treatment for periodontal disease may result in reduced health care costs and fewer hospitalizations for pregnant patients and individuals with certain chronic conditions.

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Traces of lead in teeth shed light on individuals' origin Aug 4, 2014 | News Americas

Traces of lead in teeth shed light on individuals' origin

GAINESVILLE, Fla., USA/ SYDNEY, Australia: Researchers from the U.S. and Australia have discovered that trace amounts of lead in human teeth may allow for identification of the place of origin of an individual. For instance, they were able to distinguish Americans from Europeans based on the lead isotopes, the variants of lead, in their teeth. The scientists think that the findings may have important implications for forensic analysis.

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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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Clinical guide for challenging endodontic cases released Aug 1, 2014 | News Americas

Clinical guide for challenging endodontic cases released

CHICAGO, USA: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has revised its endodontic treatment options guide for difficult clinical situations. The ...

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Canadian study finds increase in HPV-related oral cancers Jul 31, 2014 | News Americas

Canadian study finds increase in HPV-related oral cancers

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada: The findings of a new study have shown that the incidence of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), particularly ...

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