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American dentist still practicing at 93 Jun 27, 2017 | News Americas

American dentist still practicing at 93

EVANSVILLE, Ind., USA: Dr. Wilbur K. Manchette is probably one of the most passionate, dedicated and experienced dentists in his field. Even though the 93-year-old could be enjoying retirement, he is not considering ending his career at the All In The Family Dental practice in Evansville any time soon.

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Henry Schein takes European Carriere Symposium to Barcelona Jun 27, 2017 | Business Europe

Henry Schein takes European Carriere Symposium to Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain: From 14 to 16 September, Henry Schein Orthodontics is holding its third annual European Carriere Symposium in Barcelona. The company’s ...

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Study shows virtual reality improves patient satisfaction Jun 26, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Study shows virtual reality improves patient satisfaction

DEVON, UK: Though the use of virtual reality (VR) in dentistry is steadily growing, variation in its efficacy due to differing VR environments has rarely ...

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Septodont launches new corporate website Jun 26, 2017 | Business Europe

Septodont launches new corporate website

SAINT-MAUR-DES-FOSSÉS, France: Targeted at digitalising its communications and complementing its 16 existing local sites, dental pain management provider ...

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Dentsply Sirona World Summit Tour stops in Nice Jun 23, 2017 | Business Europe

Dentsply Sirona World Summit Tour stops in Nice

NICE, France: Aiming to “share inspiration, knowledge and confidence ” with dental professionals all over the globe, Dentsply Sirona Implants launched its 2017 World Summit Tour. After hosting major events in Tokyo in Japan in February and San Diego in the US in May, the tour has now made a stop in the French seaport of Nice. On 23 and 24 June, attendees can choose from several implantology-based lectures in the state-of-the-art scientific programme, as well as workshops and product demonstrations. ...

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Award-winning seaweed drug helps fight disease Jun 23, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Award-winning seaweed drug helps fight disease

CARDIFF, UK: Together with Norwegian biopharmaceutical company AlgiPharma, researchers at Cardiff University have been working on new drugs to combat antibiotic-resistant diseases and infections. In the study, the team at the School of Dentistry has shown how alginates—found in seaweed—can disrupt the formation of microbial biofilms.

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Dental Tribune mourns Dr Marc Revise Jun 23, 2017 | News Europe

Dental Tribune mourns Dr Marc Revise

PARIS, France: It is with profound sadness that the team of Dental Tribune International has learnt of the sudden death of our colleague and friend Dr Marc Revise, during the early hours of 18 June. Dentist, writer, journalist, trainer in hypnodontics, he excelled in a number of areas and was the mainstay of the editorial team at Dental Tribune France. His departure leaves a great void.

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US agency reinstates rule on amalgam management Jun 22, 2017 | News Americas

US agency reinstates rule on amalgam management

WASHINGTON, USA: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule on the management of dental amalgam discharges into sewer systems. The regulation closely follows the American Dental Association’s (ADA) best management practices and will come into effect as of July 14, with compliance for most dentists set for July 14, 2020.

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Surge of honours for dentists in Queen’s list Jun 22, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Surge of honours for dentists in Queen’s list

LONDON, UK: A former Deputy Chief Dental Officer, a prominent orthodontist and a dental philanthropist have been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Appointed to the Order of the British Empire, among other dental professionals, were Prof. Nigel Hunt from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London and Dr Linda Greenwall in Hampstead.

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Interview: “The world is becoming a noisier place each year” Jun 21, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The world is becoming a noisier place each year”

Although noise exposure in dentistry may appear to be minimal, the potential for noise-induced hearing loss is an issue in the field. Various studies have shown that a significant number of dental professionals are affected each year. Aiming to address this matter is US dentist Dr Sam Shamardi, who developed noise reduction earplugs especially designed for use in the dental office. He recently introduced the product, first launched in 2014, at Dental Expo South in Christchurch in New Zealand, where ...

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Periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in young women Jun 20, 2017 | News Europe

Periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in young women

HELSINKI, Finland: In a new study recently carried out by researchers at the University of Helsinki, it was found that the common periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis may inhibit conception in young women. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, severe chronic periodontitis is the sixth most common medical condition in the world. Up until now, no data on the influence of periodontal bacteria on conception has been available.

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New research could revolutionize root canal treatment Jun 20, 2017 | News Americas

New research could revolutionize root canal treatment

PORTLAND, Ore., USA: Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have developed a revolutionary process by which to engineer new blood vessels in teeth using pre-vascularized dental tissue constructs. With this technique, they anticipate more effective treatment and longer-lasting results for root canal therapy.

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DT Bulgaria celebrates tenth anniversary of Smile of the Year awards Jun 19, 2017 | News Europe

DT Bulgaria celebrates tenth anniversary of Smile of the Year awards

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Dental Tribune Bulgaria recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Smile of the Year national dental competition, which recognises achievements in dentistry and dental technology. With around 200 attendees, including distinguished national and international guests, this year’s ceremony was held in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

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Four in five toddlers did not visit an NHS dentist last year Jun 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Four in five toddlers did not visit an NHS dentist last year

LONDON, UK: A new study by the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons has found that 80 per cent of children between the age of 1 and 2 in England did not see an NHS dentist in the year preceding 31 March 2017. It concluded that this is due to parents not being aware that their children need check-ups as soon as the first primary tooth begins to erupt.

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New research on mandible and premolar fossils could rewrite human history Jun 16, 2017 | News Europe

New research on mandible and premolar fossils could rewrite human history

TÜBINGEN, Germany: For the general public, the debate as to where humankind originated might not seem like a current topic. However, the highly contentious subject within the science world continues to be debated, most notably in two recently published studies investigating the dentognathic morphology of the Graecopithecus freybergi mandible and premolar fossils. The findings indicate that the split of the human lineage occurred in the eastern Mediterranean and not in Africa.

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Acquisition: Straumann and Rapid Shape to drive 3-D printing technology Jun 16, 2017 | Business Europe

Acquisition: Straumann and Rapid Shape to drive 3-D printing technology

BASEL, Switzerland: This week, Straumann and Rapid Shape announced that they have expanded the partnership formed earlier this year with the goal of accelerating the uptake of 3-D printing technology in dentistry. Straumann has purchased a 35 per cent non-controlling stake in the Germany-based company for an undisclosed sum, enabling Rapid Shape to invest further in development and production, as well as increasing its service footprint.

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Potentially contaminated instruments used at Singapore dental centre Jun 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Potentially contaminated instruments used at Singapore dental centre

SINGAPORE: At the National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS), up to 72 patients may have been treated with instruments that were not fully sterilised. The instruments in question had undergone thermal washer disinfection, but not the complete final step of steam sterilisation before being used at three of the centre’s specialist outpatient clinics.

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More important than ever: Fire safety in dental practice Jun 15, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

More important than ever: Fire safety in dental practice

Being a dentist, you will be familiar with the need to carry out regular checks on your patients to spot potential problems before they become major ones. This preventative approach should be applied to your fire safety procedures and equipment too. Just like any other business, complying with fire safety regulations, like the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 here in the UK, is an obligation. By carrying out a fire risk assessment, you can secure the longevity of your business by reducing ...

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Strengthening the editorial powerhouse: DTI holds first Editors’ Meeting Jun 15, 2017 | News Europe

Strengthening the editorial powerhouse: DTI holds first Editors’ Meeting

LEIPZIG, Germany: Providing quality and valuable information in dentistry has always been a primary aim of the Dental Tribune International (DTI) publishing group. As the group’s network and the dental industry are growing rapidly, a focus on content is more important today than ever before. For this reason, editorial representatives from 20 countries recently came together for the first DTI Editors’ Meeting.

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Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for children Jun 14, 2017 | News Americas

Medi-Cal project to expand preventive dental care for children

LOS ANGELES, USA: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is to lead a pilot program to expand preventive dental care for 500,000 children enrolled in the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal). Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources.

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A new device for easy oral health monitoring Jun 14, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

A new device for easy oral health monitoring

KYOTO, Japan: With the launch of its novel saliva-testing device, Japanese company ARKRAY has introduced a system that measures multiple parameters associated ...

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Water fluoridation receives generous funding in NZ budget Jun 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Water fluoridation receives generous funding in NZ budget

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The dental well-being of New Zealand’s population has just been given a boost. Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced ...

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