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Inmate tries to smuggle drugs into prison using dental floss Apr 23, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Inmate tries to smuggle drugs into prison using dental floss

LEICESTER – As reported by the Leicester Mercury online, a prisoner has tried to smuggle drugs into a British prison using a line of dental floss. The newspaper stated that the 25-year-old man had attempted to throw the dental floss like a rope from his cell window over the prison wall.

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Staying ahead in dentistry: Pleading for language competency and communication skills Apr 15, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Staying ahead in dentistry: Pleading for language competency and communication skills

Language competency can mean different things to different people. A dentist and dental nurse for example, will use a completely different vocabulary to ...

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DTI to launch Digital Dentistry Show Apr 3, 2014 | News United Kingdom

DTI to launch Digital Dentistry Show

MILAN, Italy/ LEIPZIG, Germany: Today, digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry and digital processes are increasingly ...

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Scottish dental practices to receive life-saving equipment Apr 2, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Scottish dental practices to receive life-saving equipment

EDINBURGH – The National Health Service (NHS) for Scotland is planning to install defibrillators at every NHS dental practice across Scotland. With ...

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Dentist struck off for poor treatment and behaviour Mar 31, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Dentist struck off for poor treatment and behaviour

LONDON – The General Dental Council (GDC), the regulatory body for dental professionals in the UK, has suspended a dentist for professional misconduct after a public hearing. He allegedly did not treat his patients and staff with respect, and failed to maintain appropriate levels of infection control and hygiene.

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World oral health report: Almost 100 per cent of adults suffer from dental caries Mar 28, 2014 | News United Kingdom

World oral health report: Almost 100 per cent of adults suffer from dental caries

LONDON – In celebration of World Oral Health Day, representatives of the FDI World Dental Federation presented the latest findings on oral health on 20 March at a press conference held in collaboration with the British Dental Association in London. The report identifies the main obstacles to achieving universal oral health and includes recommendations to improve oral health worldwide.

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Dental tourism: Fewer patients leave the UK for treatment Mar 21, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Dental tourism: Fewer patients leave the UK for treatment

LONDON – According to TeethWise, a cosmetic dental clinic search and cost comparison website, the number of people travelling for dental treatments has dropped significantly over the past decade. This trend is largely attributable to cheaper dental implants and other cosmetic procedures that have become available in the UK.

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GDC seeks new panel members to improve patient protection Mar 19, 2014 | News United Kingdom

GDC seeks new panel members to improve patient protection

LONDON – Last week, the General Dental Council (GDC), the regulatory body for dental professionals in the UK, announced that it will be recruiting up to 35 panel members for the council’s Investigating Committee, which considers allegations of impaired fitness to practise. The GDC is looking for 13 dentists, 11 dental care professionals and 11 lay members.

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Fluoridation could save UK health system millions Mar 18, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Fluoridation could save UK health system millions

REDDITCH – Artificial fluoridation of drinking water has been controversial as a public health measure worldwide. Now, the British Dental Association (BDA) has highlighted the benefits for oral health after a new study found that an extension of water fluoridation to areas with high levels of tooth decay could save the National Health Service (NHS) in England about £4 million (€4.8 million) annually on hospital admissions for tooth extractions.

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Decline of dental gold production continues Mar 12, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Decline of dental gold production continues

LONDON – The use of gold in dental applications declined further in 2013. According to provisional figures released by the World Gold Council in London in February, between 3 and 4 per cent less of the precious material was used in dentistry last year compared with 2012.

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IDEM Singapore 2014

IDEM Singapore 2014

This year, more than 500 international exhibitors attended the eighth edition of IDEM Singapore. The trade fair and conference welcomed 7,842 participants ...

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

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The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

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Saliva may indicate susceptibility to depression in boys Feb 26, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Saliva may indicate susceptibility to depression in boys

CAMBRIDGE – For the first time, researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified a biomarker for major or clinical depression in human ...

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Authorities issue warning over buying dental devices online Feb 25, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Authorities issue warning over buying dental devices online

LONDON – The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the health authority that regulates all medicines and medical devices in ...

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