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My complete digital conversion Dec 1, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

My complete digital conversion

My professional journey has no end or destination. If I ever felt satisfied by one system and I applied it in the same way without acquiring new knowledge or discovering more advanced technologies and materials, I would consider myself ready for retirement, which I am certainly not. My voyage through digital technology, however, has just reached a natural conclusion. I realised recently that I had progressed through all aspects of digital technology as it relates to orthodontic treatment and I had ...

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New dental education facility opens in Exeter Nov 30, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

New dental education facility opens in Exeter

EXETER, UK: Replacing an old dental training facility at Heavitree Hospital, the new Dental Education Facility was opened last week in Exeter. In addition ...

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Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices Nov 29, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Oral cancer thrives based on lifestyle choices

LONDON, UK: Lifestyle habits like smoking, drinking alcohol or an unbalanced diet, in addition to human papillomavirus infections, appear to have resulted ...

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Nationwide network for women in dentistry launched Nov 24, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Nationwide network for women in dentistry launched

LONDON, UK: It is estimated that by 2020 over half of dentists in the UK will be women. In order to address particular challenges related to the feminisation ...

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Prescriptions of antibiotics in dentistry decrease Nov 23, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Prescriptions of antibiotics in dentistry decrease

LONDON, UK: In line with general medical practices and hospitals, dental practices in the UK for the first time prescribed fewer antibiotics last year. According to a new report issued by Public Health England (PHE) as part of the English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance (ESPAUR), dentists gave out approximately 7 per cent less of the two most prescribed antibiotics, amoxicillin and metronidazole, in 2015 than in 2014.

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BSDHT extends support for antibiotic awareness initiative Nov 18, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

BSDHT extends support for antibiotic awareness initiative

BELFAST, UK: This Friday is European Antibiotic Awareness Day. On this occasion, the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) has announced it will again support the Thunderclap initiative, which was started by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and the British Dental Association to heighten awareness of antibiotic use and prescription.

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Research posters awarded by BSDHT Nov 18, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Research posters awarded by BSDHT

BELFAST, UK: At the Oral Health Conference currently being held in Belfast, the winners of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) Poster Competition were announced today. The first prize went to University of Newcastle’s School of Health Sciences lecturer Kay Franks for her poster on the entry knowledge of Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy students on diet, nutrition and preventative oral health care.

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New perspectives shared at Belfast Oral Health Conference Nov 17, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

New perspectives shared at Belfast Oral Health Conference

BELFAST, UK: Under the theme of “Perspectives”, members of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) are currently meeting at Belfast Waterfront convention centre to discuss how oral health issues affect overall health. One of the largest gatherings of dental care providers in the UK, this year’s Oral Health Conference aims to look beyond the mouth in order to gain fresh perspectives on the wider impact of the dental profession.

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Recipients of 2016 Young Dentist Endodontic Award announced Nov 17, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Recipients of 2016 Young Dentist Endodontic Award announced

LONDON, UK: Described as a prize to recognise future stars in dentistry, the Young Dentist Endodontic Award has been given since 2012 to young clinicians who have performed outstanding clinical work. This year, the jury recognised Dr Satnam Singh Virdee from Cardiff for his treatment of a case of chronic periapical periodontitis due to an infected root canal in a 36-year-old male patient.

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Interview: "Are clinics going to allow time for change?" Nov 15, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "Are clinics going to allow time for change?"

About six months ago, London-based dental hygienist-therapist Theodora Little spoke openly about an issue that many dental clinics are facing right now: how are dental hygienists able to undertake essential care and thorough oral hygiene instructions in 20- to 30-minute appointments? In an interview at the BDIA Dental Showcase in London in the UK this year, Theodora introduced to a new prevention concept, individual training of oral prophylaxis, that will empower patients to maintain their oral health ...

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BDIA Dental Showcase

BDIA Dental Showcase

The premier dental business event for the UK market takes place at ExCeL London every two years. Every other year, the show moves to the NEC Birmingham. ...

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Next opportunity for GDPs to learn more about clear aligners Nov 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Next opportunity for GDPs to learn more about clear aligners

LONDON, UK: This year, Align Technology launched Invisalign Go, an aesthetic tooth straightening product specifically designed to meet the needs of general ...

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Interview: “Make everything about tooth whitening predictable” Nov 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: “Make everything about tooth whitening predictable”

Enlighten Smiles is one of the UK’s most trusted tooth whitening brands. With guaranteed results and a strong marketing system, as well as its own ...

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