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“Make a difference to people’s lives” Jul 30, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

“Make a difference to people’s lives”

KIMBERLEY, Australia: Dentist and specialist orthodontist Dr John Owen and Jan Owen, a trained dental nurse, are involved in voluntary dental work in the remote areas of northern Western Australia. In 2009, they founded the Kimberley Dental Team, a non-profit organisation of volunteers, aiming to enhance current resources and levels of care in the region through free dental treatment.

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Night owls have a higher risk of caries Jul 29, 2015 | News Nordic

Night owls have a higher risk of caries

FALUN, Sweden: Staying up late or getting out of bed at the break of dawn—although there seems to be no link between individual bedtime routines and ...

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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 ...

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Study finds clear aligners are more beneficial than braces Jul 28, 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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Why online and social media marketing is important for dentists Jul 28, 2015 | Clinical Practice Management

Why online and social media marketing is important for dentists

The importance of digital marketing is increasing every day. Around 3.6 billion people are connected to the Internet on their phones. In Europe, the density of mobile users and social media users is incredibly high―many prospective customers for dentists. Dental practices can target this group by using digital marketing to their advantage.

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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 crisis in Greece. Five years later, he is selling it owing to the economic circumstances and is planning to register with the General Dental Council in order to start working as a dentist in Britain. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with him last week about the situation of dentists in his home country and the reasons he has chosen ...

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New study suggests many dental implants may be prone to fracture Jul 27, 2015 | News Europe

New study suggests many dental implants may be prone to fracture

HAIFA, Israel: An examination of 100 biologically failed dental implants has found that more than 60 per cent of these implants showed signs of mechanical flaws, such as crack-like defects and full cracks. In publicising these results, the researchers aim to encourage dental implant manufacturers and dentists to find ways to reduce the structural damage that occurs when a metal is subject to repeated applied loads.

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UK spin-out launches crowdfunding campaign for no-drill tooth repair tech Jul 24, 2015 | News UK & Ireland

UK spin-out launches crowdfunding campaign for no-drill tooth repair tech

PERTH, UK: Teeth restored without drilling is the dream of almost every dental patient. A new approach developed in the UK that utilises an electrical current to remineralise the tooth promises exactly that. Reminova, the developer of the technology, has now announced the start of an equity crowdfunding campaign for the UK and the US in an effort to raise £0.5 million to bring it to market.

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Alcohol consumption can have negative impact on gum health Jul 24, 2015 | News USA

Alcohol consumption can have negative impact on gum health

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers have found that consumption of alcoholic beverages can have adverse effects on the health of a person’s gums, aggravating existing cases of severe periodontal disease or increasing periodontal disease risk factors. Moreover, previous research indicates that poor oral hygiene is a common trait in alcohol users, thus increasing drinkers’ susceptibility for developing periodontal disease.

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Swiss dental market: Three Curaden companies merge Jul 24, 2015 | Business Europe

Swiss dental market: Three Curaden companies merge

KRIENS, Switzerland: On 1 July, Curaden, Curaden International and Curaden IT Solutions announced their merger. The three companies, with 151 employees overall, will operate under the name of Curaden and focus on digital networking and integration of digital technologies in dental practices in Switzerland.

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Orthodontics

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

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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Online course presents novel anterior restorative Jul 23, 2015 | News UK & Ireland

Online course presents novel anterior restorative

LEIPZIG, Germany: A free webinar, presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on 30 July, will introduce a novel anterior restorative from the makers of ...

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Graduation: A minefield for the younger generation of dentists Jul 23, 2015 | News UK & Ireland

Graduation: A minefield for the younger generation of dentists

Common reasons for choosing dentistry as a vocation in the UK include having a fulfilling career where, after five hard years invested at dental school, ...

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