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HIV-positive dentist loses licence over dishonesty Sep 2, 2014 | News United Kingdom

HIV-positive dentist loses licence over dishonesty

PAISLEY, UK: The General Dental Council has removed a Scottish dentist from the register because he failed to disclose his HIV status to authorities. Along with Sweden, France, Canada and New Zealand, for instance, the UK permits HIV-positive health care workers to practise if they are registered and medically monitored every three months.

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More English adults see NHS dentists Sep 1, 2014 | News United Kingdom

More English adults see NHS dentists

LEEDS, UK: The number of adult and child patients who visit a National Health Service (NHS) dentist is rising, but only the North of England has recorded ...

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Teeth reveal details of Richard III’s lifestyle Aug 29, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Teeth reveal details of Richard III’s lifestyle

LEICESTER, UK: Isotope analysis of bone and tooth material from King Richard III has revealed previously unknown details of his early life and the change ...

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Brighton builds waste house with 20,000 toothbrushes Aug 27, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Brighton builds waste house with 20,000 toothbrushes

BRIGHTON, UK: Students, apprentices and volunteers from Brighton in South England have built a house completely made of waste. Among DVDs, jeans and many ...

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UK dental students not informed about domestic violence Aug 22, 2014 | News United Kingdom

UK dental students not informed about domestic violence

MANCHESTER, UK: Most victims of domestic violence have injuries around the head and neck region. Thus, dentists are in a prime position to spot signs of domestic abuse and to provide help to the victims. However, a recently published study has indicated that domestic violence is an under-taught subject in undergraduate dental curricula in the UK and Ireland.

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World champion misses competition owing to infected tooth Aug 20, 2014 | News United Kingdom

World champion misses competition owing to infected tooth

LONDON, UK: In an interview with the BBC, the UK public broadcasting corporation, British distance runner Mohamed “Mo” Farah, CBE, has disclosed that he missed this year’s Commonwealth Games in July because an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalised for four days ahead of the event.

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Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing Aug 14, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing

LONDON – A comparison of advice on toothbrushing for adults and children given by dental companies, textbooks and dental associations has found that recommendations on brushing method, frequency and duration vary to an unacceptable degree. The researchers cautioned that such inconsistencies confuse dental patients and undermine trust in the dental profession as a whole.

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Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study Aug 5, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study

MANCHESTER – From a review of studies on different kinds of toothbrushes, researchers from the UK have found that electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing dental plaque, which may play a key role in maintaining oral health. In addition, they found that electric toothbrushes that use oscillating-rotating technology are the most effective.

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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 – 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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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 – 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 the two-year period studied. Since this number has not changed significantly since 2011, the investigators suggested that dental health care brands in particular are missing out on opportunities to encourage people to visit the dentist. In addition, brands could help raise consumer awareness about the importance of using dental products beyond ...

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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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Tooth extractions are main reason for children's hospital admissions Jul 17, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Tooth extractions are main reason for children's hospital admissions

LEEDS – The main reason for English children of primary school age being admitted to hospital is multiple tooth extraction. According to the latest ...

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Woman discovers foreign dental piece in cheese Jul 7, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Woman discovers foreign dental piece in cheese

CAMBRIDGE – A woman from Cambridge in England has reported finding someone else’s dental work in a piece of blue cheese purchased at a well-known ...

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