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Widen your horizons in dentistry Aug 25, 2016 | News Europe

Widen your horizons in dentistry

Welcome to Poznań, which for the next few days will be the world capital of dentistry. This is the first time that the FDI World Dental Federation’s Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC), now in its 104th year, is taking place in Poland. Thousands of dentists and other oral health professionals from around the world will be attending the vast array of scientific sessions being presented by national and international experts, in order to keep their skills up to date by learning about the latest dental ...

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Adapting for the phase-down of dental amalgam Aug 25, 2016 | News Europe

Adapting for the phase-down of dental amalgam

POZNAŃ, Poland: The FDI World Dental Federation is looking forward to welcoming congress-goers to the 2016 edition of its landmark World Oral Health Forum, ...

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Dental Tribune Study Club stages live symposium at FDI AWDC Aug 24, 2016 | News Europe

Dental Tribune Study Club stages live symposium at FDI AWDC

POZNAŃ, Poland: For this year’s FDI World Dental Federation Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC), which will take place from 7 to 10 September in Poland, ...

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New dental industry department aims to promote exports by Israeli companies Aug 23, 2016 | News Europe

New dental industry department aims to promote exports by Israeli companies

TEL AVIV, Israel: The dental industry in Israel is thriving. With an annual turnover of several billion, the dental market is one of the fastest growing ...

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A diet low in carbohydrates may help alleviate periodontal inflammation Aug 19, 2016 | News Europe

A diet low in carbohydrates may help alleviate periodontal inflammation

FREIBURG, Germany: Based on the results of a pilot study in Germany, people suffering from gingivitis and periodontal disease should perhaps consider changing their eating patterns in order to improve their oral health. In the study, participants who followed a diet low in carbohydrates and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and D, antioxidants and fibre for four weeks showed significantly lower inflammation values than did participants in the group who did not change their diet.

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To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question Aug 16, 2016 | News Europe

To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question

LEIPZIG, Germany: Should dental floss still be used as a tool to combat plaque, caries and periodontal disease? After almost 40 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture have removed their recommendation to use dental floss from their latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And the dental world discussed a recent report which made worldwide headlines and concluded that no scientific evidence has proven the effectiveness of flossing. So: What are alternatives ...

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Student develops artificial dental plaque Aug 16, 2016 | News Europe

Student develops artificial dental plaque

WITTEN, Germany: As part of a research project, a dentistry student from Germany has developed a new formula to synthesise dental plaque, which could help facilitate research on oral biofilm significantly in the future. As the first dental student ever to speak at the congress, she presented her findings at the 94th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, which took place from 22 to 25 June in Seoul in South Korea.

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FDI presents mobile app for Annual World Dental Congress Aug 15, 2016 | News Europe

FDI presents mobile app for Annual World Dental Congress

POZNAŃ, Poland: One month ahead of its Annual World Dental Congress, the FDI World Dental Federation has introduced a mobile app exclusively for the event, which will be held in Poland this year. According to the organisers, it is a useful and convenient tool that will provide participants and exhibition visitors with all of the necessary information about the congress and help them structure their event experience individually.

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The flossing debate and what to make of it Aug 11, 2016 | News Europe

The flossing debate and what to make of it

LEIPZIG, Germany: Last week, a story by the Associated Press (AP) claiming that the benefits of flossing have never been properly researched went viral. The resulting extensive media reports have taken one message from this: flossing is overrated. Is it really that simple though? This article attempts to summarise recent reporting on the topic and reactions by the dental community around the globe.

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Review challenges dental health recommendation to avoid dried fruits Aug 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Review challenges dental health recommendation to avoid dried fruits

BETHERSDEN, UK: Dental health associations worldwide, including the British Oral Health Foundation, usually advise against snacking on dried fruits. Owing to their stickiness, they adhere to the teeth and are thus considered to be detrimental to dental health. By reviewing scientific literature on this topic, a nutrition expert from the UK has now found that this assumption might not be founded on scientific evidence.

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IDS 2017: Periodontology in focus owing to rising treatment need Aug 10, 2016 | News Europe

IDS 2017: Periodontology in focus owing to rising treatment need

COLOGNE, Germany: Owing to demographic changes and the growing number of elderly patients worldwide in particular, periodontology is becoming increasingly important. In order to update dental professionals on the latest developments in the field, periodontology will be a main topic at the 2017 International Dental Show (IDS), which will take place in Cologne from 21 to 25 March, according to the event organisers.

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Smiling is not interpreted positively in all cultures alike Aug 8, 2016 | News Europe

Smiling is not interpreted positively in all cultures alike

WARSAW, Poland: Straight, white teeth are a universal sign of health and youth. However, smiling may be perceived either as intelligent and trustworthy or as dumb and dishonest, depending on the country one is in, a new international study has found. In times of globalisation, knowing whether a smile is regarded positively or negatively can be crucial, for example in business relations or for international job applicants.

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Prevention in dental practice—Focal theme of IDS 2017 Aug 2, 2016 | News Europe

Prevention in dental practice—Focal theme of IDS 2017

COLOGNE, Germany: Held biennially, the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the dental profession and ...

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New webinar on symbiosis between endodontic and restorative treatment Aug 1, 2016 | Webinar

New webinar on symbiosis between endodontic and restorative treatment

SOFIA, Bulgaria/DUBAI, UAE: The much-anticipated ROOTS SUMMIT is to be held in Dubai in only a few months’ time. With an unparalleled series of lectures ...

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