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Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty Jul 23, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has recommended that the Australian government ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty that established a number of provisions on the phasing down of dental amalgam. The association believes that the implementation of such provisions will allow ongoing manufacture and use of dental amalgam within a framework that will reduce overall environmental emission of mercury.

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Research shows differences between male and female dentists Jul 23, 2014 | News Europe

Research shows differences between male and female dentists

BERLIN, Germany: The motivation and objectives of male and female dentists in Germany—thus presumably, in other regions too—differ significantly in ...

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New, less invasive treatment for pulpitis developed Jul 23, 2014 | News Americas

New, less invasive treatment for pulpitis developed

COLLEGE PARK, Md., USA: Pulpitis, a common inflammation of the dental pulp, is a global public health problem. However, treatment strategies for pulpitis ...

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Almost half of Brits do not visit or take their children to the dentist Jul 22, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Almost half of Brits do not visit or take their children to the dentist

LONDON, UK: A recently published report about the UK dental consumer market has shown that only 52 per cent of the UK population visited the dentist within ...

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Control the anatomy; control procedural training Jul 22, 2014 | Clinical Endodontics

Control the anatomy; control procedural training

We buy “New Tech” when we perceive that some part of our personal or professional lives could be managed more easily with this new tool. We bought billions of cordless and then wireless phones because we wanted to talk to anybody, any time, regardless of where we happened to be when the spirit moved us. And it was good.

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Tooth plaque provides insights into diet of prehistoric ancestors Jul 21, 2014 | News Middle East & Africa

Tooth plaque provides insights into diet of prehistoric ancestors

OMDURMAN, Sudan: An international team of researchers has found new evidence that prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture. By extracting chemical compounds and microfossils from dental calculus—calcified dental plaque—from ancient teeth, the researchers were able to provide an entirely new perspective on our ancestors’ diets.

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Pellet in venison damages three teeth; lawsuit successful Jul 21, 2014 | News Europe

Pellet in venison damages three teeth; lawsuit successful

DACHAU, Germany: A policewoman from Dachau in Germany has successfully sued her employer, the Free State of Bavaria. At a staff Christmas party, the 35-year-old bit on a pellet in a piece of venison. The woman expected her employer to cover the costs for the subsequent dental treatment, but this was refused.

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DTI publishers meet for tenth anniversary in Italy Jul 18, 2014 | News Europe

DTI publishers meet for tenth anniversary in Italy

TURIN, Italy: Over the last three days, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has held its tenth annual publishers’ meeting. This year, the meeting drew over 50 licence partners from the US, Latin America, the Middle East and many other countries from all over the world. Meeting attendees learnt about a number of new projects for the upcoming year and discussed strategic approaches for future development.

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Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery Jul 18, 2014 | Clinical General Dentistry

Periodontal decontamination in microsurgery

We are witnessing today an upsurge in the use of minimally invasive techniques in the medical field. Dentistry has not escaped this rapidly expanding trend. In all the specialties of our discipline, we see the appearance of micro-dentistry operating instruments and protocols. The search for better operating comfort, greater effectiveness and better results lead us in this direction.

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Better oral hygiene could improve survival rates in dialysis patients Jul 18, 2014 | News Europe

Better oral hygiene could improve survival rates in dialysis patients

LUND, Sweden/AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands: Dialysis patients with poor oral health have a higher mortality risk, a Swedish study has found. The research findings corroborate a previous study that found a significant association between moderate to severe periodontal disease and cardiovascular mortality in this patient group.

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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Oral piercings pose a health risk Jul 17, 2014 | News Europe

Oral piercings pose a health risk

Piercings in the mouth area pose a health risk not only because the danger of infection in the mouth is very high, but also because oral piercings often ...

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Childhood dental caries in the UAE is high  Jul 17, 2014 | News Middle East & Africa

Childhood dental caries in the UAE is high

AL-AIN, UAE: According to the World Health Organization, 60 to 90 per cent of schoolchildren worldwide have dental cavities. Tooth decay, which can have ...

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