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Webinar to demonstrate how Invisalign Go can improve smiles Apr 21, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Webinar to demonstrate how Invisalign Go can improve smiles

LONDON, UK: In 1999, Align Technology debuted Invisalign, an aesthetic tooth straightening system that is barely visible. Last year saw the company launch Invisalign Go, a system for its flagship product specifically designed for use by general dental practitioners (GDPs). In an upcoming webinar for the Dental Tribune Study Club on Monday, 24 April, two experts will explain and demonstrate the use of Invisalign Go to guide GDPs through the process of identifying, planning and treating aesthetic cases. ...

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Company director of London dental practice disqualified Apr 21, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Company director of London dental practice disqualified

LONDON, UK: The UK’s Insolvency Service in London has announced its disqualification of the director of a London-based dental clinic. India-born ...

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Dental phobia greatly affects patient’s oral health and quality of life Apr 20, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Dental phobia greatly affects patient’s oral health and quality of life

LONDON, UK: One in three adults in the UK are estimated to have a persistent fear of going to the dentist. The fact that the phobia can lead to more active ...

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Webinar offers insight into microbiome-based protection from oral disease Apr 15, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Webinar offers insight into microbiome-based protection from oral disease

LONDON, UK: For decades, oral bacteria have been seen as the enemy; however, emerging evidence has shown that this is not the case. In a free webinar to ...

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What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 3 Apr 14, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 3

Over the course of this 11-part series, the 4dentist group will explore ways to tackle a number of personal and professional challenges by providing advice and guidance to fictional character Dr Mo Lar. In this article, the third in the series, the different options available to dentists looking to purchase property are explored.

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Public satisfaction with NHS dentistry at 20-year high Apr 13, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Public satisfaction with NHS dentistry at 20-year high

LONDON, UK: People’s satisfaction with dental care provided by the National Health Service (NHS) has risen further in recent years, as shown in the latest British Social Attitudes survey conducted by the National Centre for Social Research in London. According to the figures, less than one in five patients were discontent with the dentistry services last year..

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Goodwill decreases owing to uncertainty in practice sales market Apr 12, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Goodwill decreases owing to uncertainty in practice sales market

KESWICK, UK: Despite a drop back in the average of goodwill as a percentage of fee income, both NHS and mixed practices have continued to attract a significant premium, according to the latest goodwill survey by the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL). Practices sold at an average of 126 per cent of goodwill as a percentage of fee income in the last quarter ending 31 January, with NHS practices attracting an even higher rate of 156 per cent, the figures demonstrate. ...

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Nano-coating effective in reducing peri-implantitis risk Apr 5, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Nano-coating effective in reducing peri-implantitis risk

PLYMOUTH, UK: Investigating the effect of a new approach using a combination of silver, titanium dioxide and hydroxyapatite (HA) nano-coatings on the surface of titanium alloy implants, researchers from Plymouth have found that the method was successful in inhibiting bacterial growth and reducing the formation of bacterial biofilm. In addition, the coating created a surface with anti-biofilm properties, thus supporting successful integration of the implants into surrounding bone and accelerating ...

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Kings College dental researcher receives international honours Apr 3, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Kings College dental researcher receives international honours

SAN FRANCISCO, US: One of the world’s most important awards for research in dental medicine has been given to an academic from the UK. Prof. David Bartlett from King’s College London Dental Institute was presented with the Distinguished Scientist Award in Research in Prosthodontics and Implants at the recent General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in San Francisco in the US.

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What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 2 Mar 30, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 2

Over the course of this 11-part series, the 4dentist group will explore ways to tackle a number of personal and professional challenges by providing advice and guidance to fictional character Dr Mo Lar. In this second article, they will be looking at the financial and legal aspects of becoming an associate.

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Clear aligner orthodontics

Clear aligner orthodontics

Though still a relatively new orthodontic treatment modality, clear aligners have quickly become an increasingly popular alternative to fixed appliances ...

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Brexit

Brexit

In February, Parliament cleared the way for government to invoke Article 50 that will open negotiations for the country to leave the European Union. Prime ...

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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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NASDAL figures signal trouble for single-handed practices Mar 30, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

NASDAL figures signal trouble for single-handed practices

LONDON, UK: Profits of single-handed practices in the UK have slumped by almost 12 per cent in the last two years, indicating that the model may be a thing ...

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UK dentists lack money and training to use CAD/CAM technology Mar 15, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

UK dentists lack money and training to use CAD/CAM technology

LONDON, UK: Computer-aided technology is evolving rapidly to meet the demands of patients and dentists. However, thus far, no published information existed ...

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