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ROOTS SUMMIT: Call for abstracts Aug 23, 2016 | News Middle East & Africa

ROOTS SUMMIT: Call for abstracts

DUBAI, UAE: In only a few months, endodontists from all over the world will be meeting for the ROOTS SUMMIT, which will take place from 30 November to 3 December, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dubai to discuss the latest developments in endodontics. As part of the scientific programme, participants will have the opportunity to present clinical cases and basic scientific research. The organisers have now announced that abstracts may be submitted until mid-September.

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New dental industry department aims to promote exports by Israeli companies Aug 23, 2016 | News Europe

New dental industry department aims to promote exports by Israeli companies

TEL AVIV, Israel: The dental industry in Israel is thriving. With an annual turnover of several billion, the dental market is one of the fastest growing ...

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Spontaneous bone regeneration after removal of cysts: One-year follow-up of 336 consecutive cases Aug 23, 2016 | DT Science

Spontaneous bone regeneration after removal of cysts: One-year follow-up of 336 consecutive cases

Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess spontaneous bone healing after enucleation of large jaw cysts without using any grafting material. ...

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Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children Aug 22, 2016 | News USA

Dental professor travels to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Every few months, Othman Shibly performs what some consider to be a miracle. The Lebanese-born University at Buffalo dental professor ...

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Australia: Majority of pharmacists would welcome additional oral health training Aug 22, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australia: Majority of pharmacists would welcome additional oral health training

BRISBANE, Australia: Researchers from the University of Queensland have surveyed Australian community pharmacists on their attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding oral health care. At 93 per cent, the vast majority of the respondents believed delivering oral health advice was within their role as a pharmacist. However, an even greater number stated that further education would increase their confidence in identifying oral health conditions and thus be of benefit to their practice.

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How to change the way South African dental professionals look at prevention Aug 22, 2016 | News South Africa

How to change the way South African dental professionals look at prevention

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Elna van der Ham does not look like she will be celebrating 40 years as a professional dental hygienist next year. She is a prime example of passion for work keeping one young. A native South African, she is committed to her work as a dental hygienist at an implant clinic in Cape Town. In a country divided by income and personal wealth inequality, she aspires to educate all of her patients on how to maintain good oral health in the future before possibly retiring from ...

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Knowledge about risk factors associated with periodontal disease among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic Aug 22, 2016 | DT Science

Knowledge about risk factors associated with periodontal disease among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic

Objective: The patient’s awareness and knowledge of periodontal disease is a key factor for successful periodontal treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate this knowledge among patients referred to a specialist periodontal clinic.

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A diet low in carbohydrates may help alleviate periodontal inflammation Aug 19, 2016 | News Europe

A diet low in carbohydrates may help alleviate periodontal inflammation

FREIBURG, Germany: Based on the results of a pilot study in Germany, people suffering from gingivitis and periodontal disease should perhaps consider changing their eating patterns in order to improve their oral health. In the study, participants who followed a diet low in carbohydrates and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and D, antioxidants and fibre for four weeks showed significantly lower inflammation values than did participants in the group who did not change their diet.

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Mastering the art of dental technology Aug 19, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

Mastering the art of dental technology

SINGAPORE/BAD BOCKLET, Germany: Singapore and Germany are about 10,000 km apart. As Singaporean dental technicians and dealers discovered at this year's International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM), the world’s most comprehensive range of dental laboratory products can be found at DT&SHOP, located in the town of Bad Bocklet about 100 km north-west of Nuremberg. Owing to the company’s latest inventory and delivery systems, orders arrive in Singapore and other Asia-Pacific countries within ...

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Between BOPT and BTA: A case report on shaping the gingival contour around tooth-supported restorations by means of provisional resin crowns Aug 19, 2016 | Cosmetic Dentistry

Between BOPT and BTA: A case report on shaping the gingival contour around tooth-supported restorations by means of provisional resin crowns

Shaping the soft-tissue contour around implants with provisional resin crowns after implant placement has become a frequently used technique in implant dentistry.[1] For most implant-supported restorations, there is a 3 to 4 mm transmucosal attachment surrounding both the implant and the restoration.[2] Therefore, adjusting the soft-tissue contour by modifying the emergence profile of the provisional crowns to optimise the aesthetic outcome has become a regular practice in implant dentistry.[3]

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Children’s oral health remains of concern in Hong Kong Aug 18, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Children’s oral health remains of concern in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Over the past 50 years, dental public health measures and policies have been implemented by the government in Hong Kong to help improve the oral health of the population and children in particular. A historical analysis has now shown that these efforts have led to a general improvement in the oral health of schoolchildren. However, dental disease is still prevalent among children, especially preschoolers, in the country.

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Eleven tips for success in your dental clinic—Part I: SWOT analysis and loyal patients Aug 18, 2016 | Clinical Practice Management

Eleven tips for success in your dental clinic—Part I: SWOT analysis and loyal patients

During this journey towards business growth and educational development with this new series on tips for success in your dental clinic, I am going to explore various factors of our success and professional development as dental practitioners. I will share with you the knowledge I have gained within the past 24 years of managing and evolving my clinic, so you can be one step ahead and avoid the mistakes I made, starting with the first tip: know yourself, which entails acknowledging your mistakes. ...

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Career development opportunities and support in a corporate practice Aug 18, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Career development opportunities and support in a corporate practice

Having worked for most of my career in the independent sector, I was aware of the negative press surrounding corporate dentistry before I joined the mydentist group, but I have to say that those rumours were all unfounded. In fact, I feel quite passionately that new graduates are still being given that negative message. As a company we should try to give the next generation the facts and engage them directly.

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Probiotics for oral health: BioGaia’s scientific symposium at ISDH 2016 Aug 18, 2016 | Business Europe

Probiotics for oral health: BioGaia’s scientific symposium at ISDH 2016

BASEL, Switzerland: This year, the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) was held in Basel from 23 to 25 June. The event attracted a great number of dental professionals from all over the world, as well as many sponsors and exhibitors, including BioGaia, an innovative Swedish health care company and a world leader in probiotics. On display was its oral food supplement ProDentis, among other products.

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Watching cartoons may help young patients overcome dental anxiety Aug 17, 2016 | News Nordic

Watching cartoons may help young patients overcome dental anxiety

HUDDINGE, Sweden & RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Sometimes a little distraction is all it takes to lessen children’s fear of the dentist and consequently improve treatment outcomes. In a clinical trial jointly conducted by researchers in Sweden and Saudi Arabia, children who watched cartoons through video glasses during treatment exhibited significantly less anxiety and showed more cooperation than did children who had no audiovisual distraction.

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What do our teeth betray about us?—Part II Aug 17, 2016 | Clinical Cosmetic Dentistry

What do our teeth betray about us?—Part II

In the first part of this article series, I described the significance of individual teeth in terms of emotional and health status, considering specifically the canines. In the second part, I will focus on the premolars and molars. The first premolars represent our desires and our own self, simply described with the words “I want” (Fig. 1). The maxillary right first premolar reflects how we would like to appear on the outside and the left one represents our emotional desires.

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To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question Aug 16, 2016 | News Europe

To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question

LEIPZIG, Germany: Should dental floss still be used as a tool to combat plaque, caries and periodontal disease? After almost 40 years, the US Department ...

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Student develops artificial dental plaque Aug 16, 2016 | News Europe

Student develops artificial dental plaque

WITTEN, Germany: As part of a research project, a dentistry student from Germany has developed a new formula to synthesise dental plaque, which could help ...

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