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Head and neck cancers: Prognosis of HPV-positive tumours varies according to site Apr 16, 2014 | News Europe

Head and neck cancers: Prognosis of HPV-positive tumours varies according to site

AARHUS, Denmark: Patients with cancer of the throat who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have a good prognosis. However, until now, the effect of being HPV-positive on the prognosis of tumours located elsewhere in the head and neck was unknown. Danish researchers have now demonstrated that HPV status appears to have no prognostic effect on the outcome of primary radiotherapy in head and neck cancer outside the oropharynx.

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Periodontal therapy may reduce medical expenses and hospitalizations Apr 16, 2014 | News Americas

Periodontal therapy may reduce medical expenses and hospitalizations

HARRISBURG, Pa., USA: A study has provided new evidence for the importance of treating periodontal disease in patients with chronic systemic diseases. ...

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Straumann abutments now available to 3Shape software users Apr 16, 2014 | Business Europe

Straumann abutments now available to 3Shape software users

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/BASEL, Switzerland: Global implant manufacturer Straumann and CAD/CAM software provider 3Shape have been working together to integrate ...

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IDEM Singapore: 2014 show receives record attendance but fewer new visitors Apr 15, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

IDEM Singapore: 2014 show receives record attendance but fewer new visitors

SINGAPORE: Despite high expectations for the 2014 edition, fewer new visitors have registered for IDEM Singapore compared with the previous show. According ...

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Smoking places psoriasis patients at risk of severe periodontal disease Apr 15, 2014 | News Europe

Smoking places psoriasis patients at risk of severe periodontal disease

SZEGED, Hungary: New research has suggested that psoriasis patients who smoke are at a dramatically higher risk of developing severe periodontal disease than are psoriasis-free non-smokers. Evidence of the connection between the two diseases has already been established, but this is the first study to consider smoking as a possible permissive factor.

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Staying ahead in dentistry: Pleading for language competency and communication skills Apr 15, 2014 | Clinical General Dentistry

Staying ahead in dentistry: Pleading for language competency and communication skills

Language competency can mean different things to different people. A dentist and dental nurse for example, will use a completely different vocabulary to discuss the care of a patient to the one they will use when explaining the treatment and prognosis to the patient and his or her family. A different approach also needs to be adopted when giving emotional and palliative support to the patient and his or her relatives.

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Isolite wins 2014 Scandefa Award in Copenhagen Apr 14, 2014 | Business Europe

Isolite wins 2014 Scandefa Award in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Reporting on this year’s Scandefa, the organisers announced that over 10,000 visitors and about 200 exhibitors mainly from Denmark, Sweden and Germany attended the Scandinavian dental trade show from 2 to 5 April. At the opening of the show, dental equipment provider Unident was given the 2014 Scandefa Award for the Isolite oral isolation system.

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Older adults with few teeth may have lower cognitive function Apr 14, 2014 | News Americas

Older adults with few teeth may have lower cognitive function

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: The findings of a new study, which was recently presented at the Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research (AADR), suggest that the decline of cognitive function in octogenarians is related to tactile and taste perceptions. The researchers found that participants with more natural teeth performed better in oral perception tests.

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Interview: "The idea that management is a burden on dentists is inherently unsound" Apr 11, 2014 | News Americas

Interview: "The idea that management is a burden on dentists is inherently unsound"

For the past four decades, centralized management operations have been growing rapidly in North America and parts of Europe. However, Dr. Kianor Shah, founder of Dental Equities, a new decentralized peer-to-peer platform, believes that placing operations in the hands of a third party also places profits above responsible patient care. Shah told Dental Tribune ONLINE why the challenges of the dental profession, especially with regard to practice management, can only be met through a collectivistic ...

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Engineers develop new gel to promote bone growth around dental implants Apr 11, 2014 | News Europe

Engineers develop new gel to promote bone growth around dental implants

UPPSALA, Sweden: The success of dental and orthopaedic implants largely depends on integration into adjacent bone tissue. A research group at Uppsala University in Sweden has developed a new coating that has been shown to improve integration into bone and to prevent rejection of implants.

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IDEM Singapore 2014

IDEM Singapore 2014

This year, more than 500 international exhibitors attended the eighth edition of IDEM Singapore. The trade fair and conference welcomed 7,842 participants ...

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

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Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A

The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

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Excessive use of mouthwash could increase risk of oral cancer Apr 10, 2014 | News Europe

Excessive use of mouthwash could increase risk of oral cancer

BREMEN, Germany: Smoking and excessive drinking have been associated with the development of oral cancer by numerous studies. Now, a pan-European collaborative ...

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Oasis expands into Irish dental market through Smiles Dental acquisition Apr 10, 2014 | Business Europe

Oasis expands into Irish dental market through Smiles Dental acquisition

DUBLIN, Republic of Ireland/ BRISTOL, UK: Oasis Healthcare, one of the largest providers of private dental care services in the UK, has further strengthened ...

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