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Blind regain vision with prosthesis made from tooth root Sep 17, 2014 | News Europe

Blind regain vision with prosthesis made from tooth root

DÜSSELDORF, Germany: The most common causes of blindness and other visual impairment are opacities of the cornea due to infection, injury or inflammation. As a result, not enough light enters the eye and vision is diminished. For restoring eyesight in very special cases, dentists and doctors from Düsseldorf use an artificial cornea implant that is made from a tooth root.

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Swiss manufacturer introduces coal sonic toothbrush Sep 16, 2014 | News Europe

Swiss manufacturer introduces coal sonic toothbrush

TEUFEN, Switzerland: After the success of its innovative manual whitening toothbrush, Swiss dental manufacturer megasmile has developed the world’s ...

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Interview: “Dentists play an important part in managing patients with diabetes” Sep 12, 2014 | News Europe

Interview: “Dentists play an important part in managing patients with diabetes”

Today is European Oral Health Day, initiated by the Council of European Dentists (CED), and this year it focuses on the theme “Oral health and diabetes”. ...

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Wanted dentist claims to have killed his wife Sep 9, 2014 | News Europe

Wanted dentist claims to have killed his wife

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: A Dutch dentist for whom an international arrest warrant was issued has been tracked down in Canada and brought back to his home ...

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Israel stops fluoridation of drinking water Sep 4, 2014 | News Europe

Israel stops fluoridation of drinking water

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Minister of Health, Yael German, has initiated the discontinuation of fluoridating drinking water. Despite criticism from other politicians and a number of health groups, German decided to follow the example of many other countries and end the practice.

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Easier and safer: Webinar presents new endodontic technique  Sep 3, 2014 | News Europe

Easier and safer: Webinar presents new endodontic technique

LEIPZIG, Germany: A new instrumentation technique, which is designed to improve safety, efficiency and user friendliness of shaping procedures, will be introduced in a webinar presented by the DT Study Club on 11 September. The live course, titled “TF-Adaptive making endodontic procedures easier, safer and more predictable”, is free of charge and gives all participants the opportunity to receive a continuing education credit.

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HIV-positive dentist loses licence over dishonesty Sep 2, 2014 | News Europe

HIV-positive dentist loses licence over dishonesty

PAISLEY, UK: The General Dental Council has removed a Scottish dentist from the register because he failed to disclose his HIV status to authorities. Along with Sweden, France, Canada and New Zealand, for instance, the UK permits HIV-positive health care workers to practise if they are registered and medically monitored every three months.

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Anaesthetised patient falls and dies in dental practice Sep 1, 2014 | News Europe

Anaesthetised patient falls and dies in dental practice

DÜSSELDORF, Germany: In a dental office in Düsseldorf, a patient died after a tragic fall. The 45-year-old woman, who had been treated under anaesthesia owing to a mental disability, woke up dizzy in the recovery room and accidently slammed her head against an aquarium.

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Teeth reveal details of Richard III’s lifestyle Aug 29, 2014 | News Europe

Teeth reveal details of Richard III’s lifestyle

LEICESTER, UK: Isotope analysis of bone and tooth material from King Richard III has revealed previously unknown details of his early life and the change in his diet when he became king 26 months before being killed at the Battle of Bosworth. The research, conducted by the British Geological Survey in collaboration with researchers at the University of Leicester, examined the changes in chemistry in the teeth, the femur and the rib, all of which develop and remodel at different stages of life.

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German university introduces new international master’s programme Aug 28, 2014 | News Europe

German university introduces new international master’s programme

KIEL, Germany: Academics at the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University have developed a new international master’s degree programme to offer further training for university lecturers in the field of dentistry and medicine. The accredited International Master of Applied Scientific Dental/Medical Education and Research will be offered for the first time this coming winter semester.

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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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Brighton builds waste house with 20,000 toothbrushes Aug 27, 2014 | News Europe

Brighton builds waste house with 20,000 toothbrushes

BRIGHTON, UK: Students, apprentices and volunteers from Brighton in South England have built a house completely made of waste. Among DVDs, jeans and many ...

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Ebola outbreak prevents health care charity from sailing to Africa Aug 20, 2014 | News Europe

Ebola outbreak prevents health care charity from sailing to Africa

TENERIFE, Spain: Mercy Ships is an international Christian charity that provides free medical care, including dental treatment, in the developing world ...

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