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Increased cancer risk: Snus use has tripled in Norway Dec 17, 2014 | News Europe

Increased cancer risk: Snus use has tripled in Norway

OSLO, Norway: It has been known for a long time that the consumption of snus endangers oral health. According to a new report by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the use of this tobacco, which can cause oral cancer, has tripled in the country over the past five years. Even nicotine-free snus is not a healthy alternative. In 2012, Swedish researchers found that some types of snus contain carbohydrates and starch, which increases the risk of caries.

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Thieves steal toothpaste worth €8,500 Dec 16, 2014 | News Europe

Thieves steal toothpaste worth €8,500

KASSEL, Germany: Nearly 300 boxes of toothpaste have been stolen from a parked truck at a service station in Germany. The police who are responsible for ...

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World Oral Health Day: “Everybody can take part in this fun and healthy initiative” Dec 15, 2014 | News Europe

World Oral Health Day: “Everybody can take part in this fun and healthy initiative”

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) will be celebrated on 20 March 2015. In this interview, Matthew Kent, Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme (WOHP) Global Manager, ...

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Interview: “A-once-in-a-generation opportunity” Dec 11, 2014 | News Europe

Interview: “A-once-in-a-generation opportunity”

Next year, the scientific congress of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) will be held in London for the first time in collaboration with the ...

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IDS 2015 sets up largest showcase ever for dental innovation Dec 10, 2014 | News Europe

IDS 2015 sets up largest showcase ever for dental innovation

BERGISCH GLADBACH, Germany: More visitors than ever will be attending the International Dental Show (IDS) in Germany next year, representatives of the organiser Koelnmesse and the Association of German Dental Manufacturers announced yesterday at a press conference in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne. They said that over 125,000 professionals are expected at the world’s largest dental showcase, which will be held again in March next year, to learn about the latest developments and trends in dentistry. ...

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Majority of German dental offices celebrate Christmas Dec 4, 2014 | News Europe

Majority of German dental offices celebrate Christmas

NUREMBERG, Germany: Almost all practising dentists in Germany celebrate the end of the year by decorating their offices and with a team Christmas party, according to a survey by consumer research institute GfK. About one-third of dental practices send out Christmas cards to their patients.

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Nature of our job could increase risk of developing mouth cancer Dec 3, 2014 | News Europe

Nature of our job could increase risk of developing mouth cancer

RUGBY, UK: Exposure to smoke, regular consumption of processed foods, time in the sun and the consumption of alcohol as part of one’s job could increase the risk of developing mouth cancer, according to the British Dental Health Foundation.

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IDS organisers introduce Career Day Dec 2, 2014 | News Europe

IDS organisers introduce Career Day

COLOGNE, Germany: More than 2,000 companies from about 60 countries are expected to attend the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne from 10 to 14 March 2015. To enable companies to address pupils, trainees, students and other persons interested in a career in the dental profession directly, the IDS organisers are introducing Career Day.

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Record attendance: British oral surgeons gather for annual conference Nov 28, 2014 | News Europe

Record attendance: British oral surgeons gather for annual conference

EDINBURGH, UK: A record number of surgeons and practitioners recently came together for the Annual Scientific Conference of the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS). The venue at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s main campus was filled to capacity, as 300 attendees had travelled from as far afield as Australia to attend the three-day event.

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Rise in endocarditis despite antibiotics guidelines for dentists Nov 27, 2014 | News Europe

Rise in endocarditis despite antibiotics guidelines for dentists

SHEFFIELD, UK: Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescription of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients owing to respective guidelines introduced several years ago. The researchers suggest that their results will provide the information the guideline committees need to re-evaluate the benefits of administering antibiotics as a preventative measure.

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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BDIA Dental Showcase London

BDIA Dental Showcase London

The UK’s largest dental exhibition will open its doors at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre from 9 to 11 October. The event will ...

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Research finds tooth enamel fast track in humans Nov 25, 2014 | News Europe

Research finds tooth enamel fast track in humans

CANTERBURY, UK: New research conducted at the University of Kent in Canterbury has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates of teeth and ...

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Society’s poorest have eight fewer teeth Nov 21, 2014 | News Europe

Society’s poorest have eight fewer teeth

NEWCASTLE, UK: The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies than the richest, one of the largest studies of its type ever undertaken ...

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