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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 is a need for enhanced oral and dental care among these patients. Moreover, an update of knowledge is required in dental practice in order to prevent and limit the severity of oral pathologies often observed in children with disabilities, including a higher incidence of dental caries, dental anomalies and habits, or poorer gingival health.

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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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Interview: “The idea for the Dental Trauma app came to me in a dream” Jul 27, 2016 | News Nordic

Interview: “The idea for the Dental Trauma app came to me in a dream”

Be it during sports, at school or caused by a bike accident, when a tooth is knocked out, swift and immediate action is essential in order to save the ...

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Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease Jul 26, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease

SEOUL, South Korea: Although coffee is probably among the most researched foods and extensively discussed in countless publications, studies have not made ...

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American Cancer Society endorses ACIP’s updated HPV vaccine guidelines Jul 25, 2016 | News Americas

American Cancer Society endorses ACIP’s updated HPV vaccine guidelines

ATLANTA, Georgia: The American Cancer Society (ASC) has endorsed the updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidelines by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to which all children—male and female—aged 11–12 years old should receive the HPV vaccination. Vaccination is also recommended for females aged 13–26 and for males aged 13–21 who have not been vaccinated before.

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A minimally invasive approach according to biomechanical principles of teeth Jul 25, 2016 | Clinical General Dentistry

A minimally invasive approach according to biomechanical principles of teeth

Traditionally, the practice of dentistry has been a reparative model. We have waited for disease to express itself, and then repaired it. What if we could predict who would express a disease and prevent it from happening in the first place? How would this approach affect the long-term oral and overall health of the dental patient?

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A window into the past: Teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency Jul 22, 2016 | News Americas

A window into the past: Teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada: Similar to tree rings, teeth store a permanent record of microscopic abnormalities in the dentin. By analyzing these life traces in the teeth of six individuals who died hundreds of years ago, Canadian researchers have now been able to accurately backtrack episodes of vitamin D deficiency during these people’s lifetime. Their findings shed new light on the daily challenges faced by people of the past and may even help in the study of children’s health today.

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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 of ischaemic stroke cases. Overall, the researchers observed that study participants diagnosed with periodontal disease had a significantly increased risk of developing lacunar stroke compared with participants without periodontitis.

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Digital impression taking helps me be a better dentist Jul 22, 2016 | Business Nordic

Digital impression taking helps me be a better dentist

Dr Simon Kold from Herning Implant Center in Denmark has worked with the TRIOS scanner since 2011. For him, there is no going back to traditional impression taking. Dr Kold believes that his preparations and final results have improved significantly since he started working with TRIOS. The technology has taken his business to new heights. According to Kold, intra-oral scanning helps him give patients better dental treatment.

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Dental equipment market to hit US$7.5 billion by 2021 Jul 21, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Dental equipment market to hit US$7.5 billion by 2021

PUNE, India: The global dental equipment market has witnessed steady growth during the last decade. Only recently, one of the world’s largest market research firms reported that, according to its latest analysis, the market is expected to grow further at a compound annual rate of 4.9 per cent over the next five years, to reach US$7.52 billion (€6.8 billion) by 2021.

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Straumann takes over distribution of botiss products in Germany Jul 21, 2016 | Business Europe

Straumann takes over distribution of botiss products in Germany

BASEL, Switzerland/BERLIN, Germany: In order to strengthen its position in the European dental biomaterials market, Straumann is taking over the exclusive distribution of botiss biomaterials’ products in Germany from the third quarter of 2016. In addition, the botiss sales team in Berlin, which has managed distribution in its domestic market directly until now, will transfer to Straumann.

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Digital possibilities for making implant prosthetics Jul 21, 2016 | Clinical Dental Lab

Digital possibilities for making implant prosthetics

In contemporary dental medicine, computers and implants are closely linked. By dealing with this topic, the question arises whether one can speak about a(n) (r)evolution in planning and manufacturing of tooth- and implant-supported reconstructions in the field of implant prosthetics. Dental prosthetics are concerned with the restoration of lost teeth and tooth-bearing tissues in the oral cavity. Loss of teeth and edentulism are quite frequent in old age and often the main reasons to visit a dentist. ...

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Excessive oral hygiene might increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease Jul 20, 2016 | News Nordic

Excessive oral hygiene might increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

STOCKHOLM & ÖREBRO, Sweden: Various studies have proposed that reduced microbial exposure and lower incidence of infection in early childhood could be an explanation for the rapid rise in allergic, autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. In order to test this hygiene hypothesis, researchers from Sweden have investigated the association between poor oral health and the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.

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King’s collaborates with China’s largest dental group Jul 20, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

King’s collaborates with China’s largest dental group

LONDON, UK: King’s College London Dental Institute is extending its international reach with the launch of a number of activities that will see the institute partner with BYBO Dental Group, one of China’s largest dental providers, over the upcoming months. The collaboration started this week with a distance learning programme that will offer BYBO staff across China training and information on the management of tooth wear and occlusal change.

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Tapered-ovoid incisor shape is most attractive in women Jul 19, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Tapered-ovoid incisor shape is most attractive in women

LONDON, UK: The position, shape and colour of maxillary incisors enhance the aesthetics of the smile. Researchers in the UK have now investigated whether varying the incisor shapes in women in particular can influence individual perception of smile aesthetics. They determined that the tapered-ovoid tooth form is perceived to be more desirable than the square tooth form—a finding that dental professionals should keep in mind when reconstructing these teeth.

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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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AGD 2016: Plenty to smile about Jul 18, 2016 | News USA

AGD 2016: Plenty to smile about

BOSTON, Mass., USA: The Academy of General Dentistry’s annual meeting, AGD 2016, held July 14-17, was the place to be for the very best in continuing ...

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New nationwide study to assess oral health of Australians Jul 18, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

New nationwide study to assess oral health of Australians

ADELAIDE, Australia: Through a new A$5.8 million study, Australia aims to determine the level of oral disease in the adult population, as well as the effectiveness, ...

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