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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 other items, they used almost 20,000 toothbrushes. The brushes, mainly donated by a company that cleans aeroplane cabins, were used as wall insulation.

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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 through its hospital ships. Currently, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, which was due to sail to the West African country of Benin for its ten-month field service last week, is docked in the Canary Islands owing to the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic.

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Mediterranean diet may help prevent oral cancer Aug 19, 2014 | News Europe

Mediterranean diet may help prevent oral cancer

MILAN, Italy: A Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lower risk of a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, as well as breast and colorectal cancers. Now, researchers have discovered that diet may play a crucial role in the development of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer. They found that patients with a diet involving more Mediterranean foods had a significantly lower risk of developing this particular type of cancer.

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Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing Aug 14, 2014 | News Europe

Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing

LONDON, UK: A comparison of advice on toothbrushing for adults and children given by dental companies, textbooks and dental associations has found that recommendations on brushing method, frequency and duration vary to an unacceptable degree. The researchers cautioned that such inconsistencies confuse dental patients and undermine trust in the dental profession as a whole.

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Bio-Emulation Colloquium surpasses expectations Aug 13, 2014 | News Europe

Bio-Emulation Colloquium surpasses expectations

SANTORINI, Greece: The term “bio-emulation” refers to a method in restorative dentistry that aims to emulate natural dental structures utilising a histo-anatomic approach. On 21 and 22 June, the Bio-Emulation study group, an international group of dentists that aims to establish high aesthetic standards in the field through the work of its members, held its first colloquium in Santorini in Greece.

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European Oral Health Day to be celebrated in September Aug 7, 2014 | News Europe

European Oral Health Day to be celebrated in September

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Council of European Dentists has announced that it will be celebrating European Oral Health Day on 12 September. This year, the organisation aims to raise awareness about the link between oral health and diabetes, and about the important role of dentists in early diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes across the EU.

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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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Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study Aug 5, 2014 | News Europe

Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study

MANCHESTER, UK: From a review of studies on different kinds of toothbrushes, researchers from the UK have found that electric toothbrushes are more effective ...

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IDS 2015: Digital technology determines daily routine in modern dental practice Jul 30, 2014 | News Europe

IDS 2015: Digital technology determines daily routine in modern dental practice

COLOGNE, Germany: Digital dental procedures are increasingly becoming an essential part of the daily routine in the modern dental practice. They render ...

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