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Oral and maxillofacial surgeon shot and killed by patient at Berlin hospital Jul 28, 2016 | News Europe

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon shot and killed by patient at Berlin hospital

BERLIN, Germany: On Tuesday, a senior physician at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin university hospital was shot several times by a patient while working at the department’s outpatient clinic. The 72-year-old patient then shot himself. Despite immediate emergency surgery, the 55-year-old doctor passed away shortly thereafter owing to his severe injuries.

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Children with disabilities in need of early and regular dental care Jul 28, 2016 | News Europe

Children with disabilities in need of early and regular dental care

MADRID, Spain: Investigating oral health in children with either cerebral palsy or Down’s syndrome, researchers from Spain have established that there ...

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Amalgam phase-out discussed at London meeting Jul 27, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Amalgam phase-out discussed at London meeting

LONDON, UK: Limiting the use of amalgam in dentistry is a task that needs a combined effort by various actors in and outside of the health care sector, ...

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New research finds strong association between chronic periodontitis and stroke Jul 22, 2016 | News Europe

New research finds strong association between chronic periodontitis and stroke

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain: A new study has linked chronic periodontitis to lacunar infarct, a cerebrovascular disease that causes about 25 per cent ...

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Novel technology may be able to detect certain diseases by breath Jul 19, 2016 | News Europe

Novel technology may be able to detect certain diseases by breath

ULM, Germany: So far, breath gas diagnostics have been too expensive for most medical practices because of the highly sensitive instruments needed to trace gases of low concentration in human breath. However, this could soon change. Scientists from the University of Ulm have developed a novel, cost-effective method, μbreath, that can measure several trace gases simultaneously in small-sample volumes. In the future, their method may enable quick diagnosis of various diseases—in some cases even ...

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Survey: Inadequate radiation awareness among dentists and dentistry students Jul 15, 2016 | News Europe

Survey: Inadequate radiation awareness among dentists and dentistry students

WARSAW, Poland: Assessing radiation awareness among dentists, radiographers, dentistry students and radiography students at the Medical University of Warsaw, a survey has found profound knowledge gaps regarding radiation protection among medical professionals and students alike. In light of the findings, the researchers called for greater emphasis on dental radiology training at universities.

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A case for single-use hand instruments in general dental practice Jul 7, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

A case for single-use hand instruments in general dental practice

A wide range of single-use disposable dental and surgical instruments is now produced by a number of manufacturers. Instruments are available for purchase either singly or as procedure kits and are priced to be a realistic alternative to decontaminating reusable instruments.[1] Paradoxically, single-use instrumentation is rarely seen as a viable alternative by dental professionals, who typically associate single-use instruments with cheap unreliable plastic devices and a very limited product range. ...

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MRD provider ResMed expands in European markets Jul 6, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

MRD provider ResMed expands in European markets

LONDON & SUNDERLAND, UK/LYON, France: The manufacturer of the Narval CC mandibular repositioning device (MRD), ResMed, has announced it is extending its services to ten countries in Europe. The new network will be built on partnerships involving accredited dental laboratory partners in each country and will allow clinicians to offer a faster and more personalised service to patients suffering from sleep apnoea, snoring and similar conditions.

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Interview: We place great emphasis on precision, tradition and innovation Jul 5, 2016 | Business Europe

Interview: We place great emphasis on precision, tradition and innovation

It might be the one instrument that all European dental hygienists have held in their hands at least once in their life: the M23 scaler, the Swiss Army knife of today’s dental market. It is manufactured by Swiss-based Deppeler, which has been making dental instruments since 1934. During the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) in Basel in Switzerland, Dental Tribune Online spoke with Deppeler CEO Diane Bonny about the ongoing success of the M23, the company’s new products, her personal ...

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Interview: Alternatives to face transplants in oral and maxillofacial surgery Jul 4, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: Alternatives to face transplants in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Face transplants are probably one of the most spectacular surgical achievements of the millennium, but also one of the most debated. For what cases is such a difficult and potentially perilous operation necessary and reasonable? What other techniques are available to oral and maxillofacial surgeons for complex reconstructive surgery, and how can the surgical outcomes be improved through novel medical technologies? Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to discuss these topics with Prof. Gerd Gehrke, ...

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Sunstar presents fourth World Dental Hygienist Awards Jun 30, 2016 | News Europe

Sunstar presents fourth World Dental Hygienist Awards

BASEL, Switzerland: As a leading competitor in oral health care with its GUM, BUTLER, Ora2 and other established brands, Swiss-based Sunstar has been one of the first businesses to emphasise an integrated approach to the relationship between oral health and systemic disease. At the fourth Sunstar Foundation World Dental Hygienist Awards, the company again recognised three outstanding dental hygienists who have made significant contributions to the community and their profession.

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Interview: A precise sharpening solution for curettes and scalers Jun 30, 2016 | Business Europe

Interview: A precise sharpening solution for curettes and scalers

As a world première, Swiss-based company BADECO presented two devices for sharper dental instruments at DENTAL BERN, the Swiss dental trade fair, in Bern last week. With decades of experience in the jewellery and dental industries, BADECO showcased appliances that sharpen instruments with outstanding accuracy and speed. Dental Tribune Online spoke to BADECO CEO Amir Hoveyda and Arnold R. Deppeler, designer and former Managing Director of the dental instrument manufacturer Deppeler, about the devices ...

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Free webinar: An optimal workflow for prophylaxis and periodontal therapy Jun 29, 2016 | News Europe

Free webinar: An optimal workflow for prophylaxis and periodontal therapy

LEIPZIG, Germany: An efficient workflow is a vital part of every treatment plan. It helps to increase patient commitment to treatment and provides a systematic ...

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Interview: “There certainly is a learning curve to technology” Jun 29, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “There certainly is a learning curve to technology”

Having been at the forefront of the digital evolution in dentistry for 20 years now, Lee Culp can be considered a true digital pioneer. At this year’s ...

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