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Severe swallowing disorder overcome using irradiation therapy at home Aug 18, 2017 | News Europe

Severe swallowing disorder overcome using irradiation therapy at home

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: In a case study published recently, a patient who was unable to swallow after a resection of the oesophagus, owing to Barrett’s oesophageal carcinoma, experienced immediate remarkable results after irradiation treatment. Used in clinical medicine for prevention and therapy, water-filtered infrared-A (wIRA) is a special form of heat radiation with high tissue penetration and a low thermal load to the skin surface.

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Mobile breath analysis device promising for early disease diagnosis Aug 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Mobile breath analysis device promising for early disease diagnosis

SEOUL, South Korea: Breath pattern recognition was once thought of as a futuristic diagnostic platform. Research in this area has been gaining much attention ...

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Fourth MIS Global Conference takes implant community to Bahamas Aug 17, 2017 | Business Americas

Fourth MIS Global Conference takes implant community to Bahamas

BAR-LEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel: The next MIS Global Conference will take place from 8 to 11 February in the beautiful Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. ...

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Findings on fossilised teeth cast doubt over humans’ arrival in South East Asia Aug 16, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Findings on fossilised teeth cast doubt over humans’ arrival in South East Asia

BRISBANE, Australia: South East Asia is a key region for understanding the human dispersal out of Africa and down to Australia. It is a common consensus ...

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ICMGP conference brings dental mercury into the fold Aug 16, 2017 | News Americas

ICMGP conference brings dental mercury into the fold

Since the conclusion of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, along with the ratification of the treaty by 70 countries to date, dental mercury has increasingly become a subject that is no longer being ignored by the scientific community as a source of human exposure and environmental contamination.

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Biolux and inviSolution to host orthodontic seminar in Cologne Aug 15, 2017 | News Europe

Biolux and inviSolution to host orthodontic seminar in Cologne

COLOGNE, Germany: Biolux Research and inviSolution have announced a new seminar for orthodontists seeking professional training and who would like to acquire continuing education credits. The event will be held in Cologne on 6 September. Based on clinical studies, the seminar will look at the advantages and clinical results of a combined orthodontic therapy, using light-activated and -accelerated treatments as a complement to aligners.  

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Better sugar labelling could benefit dental health Aug 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Better sugar labelling could benefit dental health

NEWTOWN, Australia: In a new study carried out by researchers at the George Institute for Global Health, it was found that a significant amount of sugar is added to foods. Owing to a decline in the oral health of Australians, dentists have called on food manufacturers to state on their packaging the amount of sugar added to the products, according to the Australian Dental Association.

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Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium 2018 comes to Rotterdam Aug 14, 2017 | News Europe

Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium 2018 comes to Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: The Oral Reconstruction (OR) Foundation has announced that the 2018 Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium will take place from 26 to 28 April in Rotterdam. Under the theme “The future of the art of implant dentistry”, the symposium will offer participants an outlook on implant dentistry and related fields, along with sessions dedicated to digital workflow and ceramic implants.

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Interview: “We have to work together and take the FDI from vision to action” Aug 14, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “We have to work together and take the FDI from vision to action”

Dr. Jaime Edelson Tishman is one of two candidates for President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation. If elected during the association’s general assembly on 31 August, he will hold the position from 2019 to 2021. Past President of the Asociación Dental Mexicana Federación Nacional de Colegios de Cirujanos Dentistas [Mexican dental association], councilor of the FDI and member of the FDI’s task teams for the Global Caries Initiative, the World Oral Health Day and Vision 2020, he was instrumental ...

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Sulzer enforces its rights against South Korean counterfeit products Aug 14, 2017 | Business Europe

Sulzer enforces its rights against South Korean counterfeit products

WINTERTHUR, Switzerland: Swiss-based dental manufacturer Sulzer Mixpac has successfully filed legal actions against three South Korean suppliers and a manufacturer of copies of the company’s patented MIXPAC tips. According to Sulzer, it is not the first time that counterfeits of its static mixing tips for two-component cartridges and syringes have been discovered.

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Interview: “Clip Mirror improves dental hygiene treatment” Aug 11, 2017 | News Americas

Interview: “Clip Mirror improves dental hygiene treatment”

PEMBROKE, Ontario, Canada: Dental hygienist Patricia Blundon is the developer of a mirror that clips on to a saliva ejector to aid dental hygienists, therapists and assistants in treating patients. In response to growing demand for the Dental Hygiene Clip Mirror, she has introduced the device to the U.S. market and plans to expand her business globally. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Blundon, who has 30 years’ experience and graduated from the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology ...

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DTI welcomes new partner: “A bridge between Japan and the rest of the world” Aug 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

DTI welcomes new partner: “A bridge between Japan and the rest of the world”

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental Tribune International (DTI) has added a new licence partner to its global publishing network. Together with Tokyo-based company Medical Net, the DTI publishing group will now also be providing dental professionals with the latest news in Japanese. The first issue of the new edition is set to be published in October.

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Grape juice is more erosive than orange juice Aug 11, 2017 | News Americas

Grape juice is more erosive than orange juice

FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil: The low cost and availability of acidic fruit juices, fruit drinks and carbonated beverages encourage their consumption, and this may lead to elevated prevalence of dental erosion. Researchers at the Federal University of Santa Catarina recently evaluated the chemical characteristics of grape and orange juice and their erosive potential in the decrease of microhardness and the loss of enamel structure. They found that grape juice presented greater erosive potential than orange ...

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Human saliva could help heal bodily wounds Aug 10, 2017 | News International

Human saliva could help heal bodily wounds

SANTIAGO, Chile: Saliva has always been understood to aid in healing, and in a new study examining why wounds in the mouth tend to heal faster and better than wounds elsewhere on the body, researchers may have found the answer. Examining the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing, they found that histatin-1 promotes angiogenesis and cell adhesion and migration.

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ADIA named 2017 Association of the Year Aug 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

ADIA named 2017 Association of the Year

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has been awarded the first Association of the Year Award presented by Associations Forum, a body committed to assisting non-profit associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances. According to the panel, ADIA has distinguished itself by achieving all-round excellence.

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Amazon eyes pharmaceutical industry Aug 9, 2017 | Business Americas

Amazon eyes pharmaceutical industry

SEATTLE, USA: Amazon is not just a seller of books, bikes and electronic goods. It recently began distributing medical consumables too and now stocks catheters, infusion pumps, intravenous bags, infusion tubing and other disposables—not to mention wheelchairs, crutches and glucose monitors, to name only a few. However, the recent wide presence by the e-commerce Juggernaut at pharmaceutical trade shows indicates its intention to move into one of the largest and most profitable industries in the ...

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Dental program offers free exams in exchange for community service Aug 9, 2017 | News Americas

Dental program offers free exams in exchange for community service

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: The majority of residents and dentists who participated in a Michigan program that provided free dental care in exchange for volunteer work said they had benefited from it and most patients felt that their oral health had improved. The Care Free Pay It Forward program offered adult participants $25 in dental services for every hour of volunteer work they contributed to their local community.

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Treatment options for the edentulous arch Aug 9, 2017 | Clinical Implantology

Treatment options for the edentulous arch

Historically, when a patient’s dental condition reached a state of total tooth loss, treatment was limited to a complete denture with no hope of improving that status. The greatest challenge, particularly when working with a lower jaw, was providing a denture with reasonable stability and retention.[1] Success was greatly dependent upon the skill of the practitioner but also on the neuromuscular ability of the patient, their supporting structures and a philosophical attitude toward their condition.[2] ...

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community will gather in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Study proves the power of hypnosis Aug 8, 2017 | News Europe

Study proves the power of hypnosis

JENA, Germany: Funded by the German Research Foundation, psychologists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany, along with colleagues from Trier University in Germany, have released their initial results on a study looking into what happens to the human brain when hypnotised. Used to help people with a range of issues, such as quitting smoking, improving sleep and even undergoing dental treatment, hypnosis was once thought of as a standard practice in medicine.

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UK regulator announces warning after suspension over fake dental products Aug 8, 2017 | News UK

UK regulator announces warning after suspension over fake dental products

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has strongly advised dental professionals in the UK not to buy products from sources that are not compliant with existing standards and regulations. The warning comes after a dentist from North West England was suspended recently for repeatedly having bought counterfeit dental handpieces online.

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Orthodontic treatment planning possible without radiation exposure Aug 7, 2017 | News Europe

Orthodontic treatment planning possible without radiation exposure

HEIDELBERG, Germany: When a patient requires orthodontic treatment, it is common practice to capture the dental malposition with a radiograph. Scientists from the Heidelberg University Hospital have now published a study in which an alternative treatment plan without radiation exposure was investigated. The study showed that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can provide accurate images of craniofacial structures.

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Biting and chewing trigger tooth growth Aug 7, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Biting and chewing trigger tooth growth

SYDNEY, Australia: Research conducted by the University of Sydney has found chewing and biting to be the cause of adult teeth breaking through the gums rather than an innate, unknown force. The researchers used CT scan images of an eight-year-old child’s mandible to design a 3-D model that could be used to observe the forces produced by the jaw when biting and chewing. The aim of the research was to show the stress dispersion within the jaw as a person bites and chews.

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Interview: “The ultimate aim is to maintain bone health throughout life” Aug 4, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The ultimate aim is to maintain bone health throughout life”

With the Melbourne Femur Collection, the University of Melbourne holds a unique archive of human bone samples that has allowed for a multitude of interdisciplinary research projects in the past two decades. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Prof. John Clement and Dr Rita Hardiman about its forensic and anthropological value and the experiences the dental profession brings to the methodological mix that help unlock the information recorded in the bone tissue.

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Asia’s first Research Academy Course a success Aug 4, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Asia’s first Research Academy Course a success

HONG KONG: For the first time ever, Asia played host to an Osteology Research Academy Course. Held from 3–6 June in Hong Kong, the Core Module Course ...

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Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer Aug 3, 2017 | News Americas

Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: New study findings indicate that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease are more prone to develop cancer. Examining ...

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