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Nobel Biocare considers potential sale Jul 31, 2014 | Business Europe

Nobel Biocare considers potential sale

ZURICH, Switzerland: Nobel Biocare has entered into discussions on the possible sale of the company. On Tuesday this week, the Swiss manufacturer confirmed that it has been approached by third parties with a potential interest in acquiring the company. Nobel Biocare is the second-largest supplier of dental implants worldwide.

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Canadian study finds increase in HPV-related oral cancers Jul 31, 2014 | News Americas

Canadian study finds increase in HPV-related oral cancers

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada: The findings of a new study have shown that the incidence of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), particularly ...

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IDS 2015: Digital technology determines daily routine in modern dental practice Jul 30, 2014 | News Europe

IDS 2015: Digital technology determines daily routine in modern dental practice

COLOGNE, Germany: Digital dental procedures are increasingly becoming an essential part of the daily routine in the modern dental practice. They render ...

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Diabetes may increase risk of head and neck cancer Jul 30, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Diabetes may increase risk of head and neck cancer

TAIPEI, Taiwan: According to the findings of a new study, diabetes patients could have an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer. In a study ...

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Dental laser education symposium takes place in Shanghai Jul 29, 2014 | Business Asia Pacific

Dental laser education symposium takes place in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China: As part of its worldwide symposium series, Italian dental laser manufacturer LAMBDA has held another Doctor Smile Symposium in China. The meeting, which took place on 12 and 13 July, drew more than 100 senior academics from China’s major universities to Shanghai.

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UK adults believe that correction of their smile could improve confidence Jul 29, 2014 | News United Kingdom

UK adults believe that correction of their smile could improve confidence

RUGBY, UK: A UK survey commissioned by the British Dental Health Foundation and dental company Align Technology has found that over a quarter of people interviewed were dissatisfied with their smiles. In addition, the majority of the respondents felt that their confidence would increase were their smile to be corrected. However, one-third were not aware that it is never too late to have one’s teeth repositioned.

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Hepatitis kills almost 1.4 million people every year Jul 28, 2014 | News Europe

Hepatitis kills almost 1.4 million people every year

GENEVA, Switzerland: Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners around the world are celebrating World Hepatitis Day, an initiative to increase awareness of the virus and the diseases it causes. Among other modes of transmission, the virus can be spread during medical procedures, including dental treatments involving direct contact with blood and saliva, if health professionals fail to maintain appropriate levels of infection control and hygiene.

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Majority of patients favour receiving rapid HIV testing during dental visits Jul 25, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Majority of patients favour receiving rapid HIV testing during dental visits

SYDNEY, Australia: Currently, 10 ̶ 20 per cent of people in Australia living with HIV are undiagnosed. The findings of a new study, however, raise hopes that this number and the further spread of the virus could be reduced by making rapid HIV testing widely available in dental settings. The study found that more than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to undergo such tests during dental appointments.

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Survey uncovers disparities in dental assistant salaries Jul 25, 2014 | News Americas

Survey uncovers disparities in dental assistant salaries

ATLANTA, USA: The findings of a recently published survey have suggested that full-time dental assistants earn less per year than the median pay figure provided by the Department of Labor. Overall, the data indicated that dental assistants earn up to 20 percent less than the recommended average.

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Indian teenager has over 200 teeth extracted Jul 24, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Indian teenager has over 200 teeth extracted

MUMBAI, India: As reported online by various Indian newspapers, ear, nose and throat surgeons at a hospital in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy. Surgery revealed that an abnormal growth affecting the right mandibular second molar had led to the development of numerous tiny teeth. To the knowledge of the doctors, there has been no comparable case in the world to date.

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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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Digital experts and novices gather in Istanbul Jul 24, 2014 | Business Europe

Digital experts and novices gather in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Sirona, an international provider of dental CAD/CAM systems, is inviting dentists and dental technicians from around the world to the ...

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Good teeth could be a longevity marker Jul 24, 2014 | News Americas

Good teeth could be a longevity marker

BOSTON, USA: Maintaining good oral health may increase the odds of reaching age 100 and over. A recently published study has shown that centenarians and ...

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