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Second European Oral Health Summit: Best practices to be discussed in Brussels Aug 25, 2015 | News Europe

Second European Oral Health Summit: Best practices to be discussed in Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe is hosting its second European Oral Health Summit in the European Parliament in Brussels on 13 October. The event aims to discuss new ways to improve oral health in Europe by presenting examples of best practices in oral health promotion and preventative measures from across the EU.

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Charité researchers study reliable detection and treatment of caries Aug 19, 2015 | News Europe

Charité researchers study reliable detection and treatment of caries

BERLIN, Germany: Sensitive diagnostic and treatment methods are aimed at early detection of caries and preservation of natural tooth substance as far as ...

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Interview: “Patients tend to go to court more often nowadays” Aug 18, 2015 | News Europe

Interview: “Patients tend to go to court more often nowadays”

Israeli-based dentist Dr Andy Wolff has worked as a medical expert in dental malpractice litigation for many years and has seen almost everything, ranging ...

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Interview:  Relevance of websites for dental practices Aug 14, 2015 | News Europe

Interview: Relevance of websites for dental practices

With people making increasing use of digital technologies, the Internet is changing the way we conduct business and attract new customers. Smart technology ...

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Dental treatment with local anaesthetics found to be safe for pregnant women Aug 13, 2015 | News Europe

Dental treatment with local anaesthetics found to be safe for pregnant women

JERUSALEM, Israel: In addition to regular brushing and flossing, visits to the dentist at least twice a year are generally recommended, especially for pregnant women. However, dental treatment involving anaesthetics is often an area of concern for both women and health care providers. Now, a study has provided additional evidence that dental local anaesthetics and dental treatment during pregnancy are not associated with an increased risk of major medical problems.

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Dietary vitamin C intake may reduce risk of head and neck cancer Aug 11, 2015 | News Europe

Dietary vitamin C intake may reduce risk of head and neck cancer

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands: Researchers at Maastricht University Medical Center+ have found that vitamin C derived from consuming fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing head and neck cancer. This effect is greatest on oral cavity cancer. The study also suggests that vitamin E may help to prevent this type of cancer too.

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3-D holographic scanning device shortens denture-fitting process significantly Aug 5, 2015 | News Europe

3-D holographic scanning device shortens denture-fitting process significantly

JERUSALEM, Israel: Students from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Hadassah Medical Center have developed HoloDent, a holographic scanning device that promises to improve the process of fitting dentures significantly. According to the creators, the system not only shortens the fitting process from up to a month to 30 minutes, but also allows for more accurate prostheses than do conventional methods.

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European Oral Health Day to raise awareness about oral cancer Aug 4, 2015 | News Europe

European Oral Health Day to raise awareness about oral cancer

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 12 September, the Council of European Dentists (CED) is hosting the annual European Oral Health Day. This year’s event focuses on oral cancer and aims to raise awareness of the importance of its early detection and treatment, the council recently announced. Moreover, the CED seeks to emphasise the important role of dentists in the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of patients with oral cancer across the EU.

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European Commission updates opinion on dental amalgam Jul 31, 2015 | News Europe

European Commission updates opinion on dental amalgam

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Many countries around the world, European countries in particular, have seen a shift away from the use of dental amalgam in oral health care and an increase in the use of alternative materials over the past years. The European Commission recently acknowledged this trend and published an updated version of its opinion on the safety of dental amalgam and alternative restoration materials.

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EU plans to classify majority of dental materials as high-risk products Jul 29, 2015 | News Europe

EU plans to classify majority of dental materials as high-risk products

BRUSSELS, Belgium/COLOGNE, Germany: According to a new draft regulation by the European Commission and the Council of the EU aimed at updating the EU rules on medical devices, numerous dental materials would be classified as high-risk products. If these proposals are implemented, dental products would be placed on the same level as pacemakers, artificial joints or breast implants with regard to their risk potential. Moreover, the draft regulation would require additional clinical studies prior to ...

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FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

This year's Annual World Dental Congress will be held in the Thai capital Bangkok from 22 to 25 September. It will be the third time in five years that ...

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Study finds clear aligners are more beneficial than braces Jul 27, 2015 | News Europe

Study finds clear aligners are more beneficial than braces

MAINZ, Germany: In recent years, clear aligners have become a favourable treatment alternative in orthodontics to fixed orthodontic appliances (FOA). However, ...

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Interview: “I do not see how the situation can improve” Jul 27, 2015 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: “I do not see how the situation can improve”

Educated in Manchester and a dentist at heart, Dr Stefanos Morfis opened his first practice in Athens five years ago, right at the beginning of the debt ...

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