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New discovery helps strengthen bonding of titanium implants to bone Feb 12, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

New discovery helps strengthen bonding of titanium implants to bone

BRISTOL, UK: Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol have discovered a new way to improve the bond between titanium implants and bone. They found that a bioactive lipid called lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) interacts with vitamin D to enhance bone-forming cell function. Based on this finding, the researchers have developed an LPA coating for titanium implants to help strengthen the bonding properties of implants to bone.

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Funding brings Manchester diagnostic tech closer to market launch Feb 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Funding brings Manchester diagnostic tech closer to market launch

MANCHESTER, UK: New diagnostic technology developed by a University of Manchester spin-out that could help detect early-stage enamel caries faster could ...

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How to succeed in the Middle East Feb 10, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

How to succeed in the Middle East

The Middle East is considered one of the fastest growing dental markets worldwide. Quality and innovative technology have been at the centre of interest ...

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Align launches new app for Invisalign wearers in the UK Feb 8, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Align launches new app for Invisalign wearers in the UK

LONDON, UK: Wearers of the Invisalign clear aligner system in the UK are among the first to be able to try out a new app for mobile devices that is intended ...

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New hope for Syrian refugee dentist Feb 3, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

New hope for Syrian refugee dentist

LISBURN, UK: A Northern Ireland businessman has recently started a crowdfunding campaign to help a Syrian refugee qualify to practise as a dentist in the country. Mahfouz was among five families who were resettled from Beirut camps in December as part of the UK’s refugee aid programme.

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AEEDC: Neoss unveils new device for measuring implant stability Feb 3, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

AEEDC: Neoss unveils new device for measuring implant stability

DUBAI, UAE: UK-based global dental implant company Neoss is officially launching its business in the Middle Eastern region at AEEDC Dubai 2016. In addition, the company is introducing its Neoss PenguinRFA instrument for measuring implant stability. The product offers treatment guidance and predictability and is an easy-to-use and affordable solution for all clinicians working with implants.

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GDC announces changes to fitness to practise process, Lays out road map Feb 2, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

GDC announces changes to fitness to practise process, Lays out road map

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced legislative change that will see the introduction of case examiners to streamline its fitness to practise process. By reducing the number of cases heard by the regulatory body, the organisation hopes to save £1.8 million per year.

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The role of the hygienist in the twenty-first century Jan 29, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

The role of the hygienist in the twenty-first century

Since the recent launch of the Emirates Dental Hygienists’ Club in the UAE, it could not be a more appropriate time to discuss the growing role of the hygienist in the twenty-first century. The prevalence of preventable dental disease within the region prevails, and the need for a focus on the core strategy to overcome such disease needs to be addressed.

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Dentists receive new tool in patient cancer education Jan 28, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Dentists receive new tool in patient cancer education

LONDON, UK: King’s College London Dental Institute has reported that it has successfully tested a new set of tools that could help clinicians to communicate the issue of oral cancer better to patients. After only one training session on using the guide, dentists felt more informed and confident to talk about the topic.

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Agony over dental practice shutdown Jan 26, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Agony over dental practice shutdown

MANCHESTER, UK: Hundreds of patients of a recently closed dental clinic in Manchester have reported being left with outstanding treatment and thousands of pounds out of pocket. Pure Clinic, which also had a sister practice in London, ceased operations without notice early this year.

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2016. The campaign includes a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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Goodwill value of NHS practices soars Jan 21, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Goodwill value of NHS practices soars

KESWICK, UK: Despite potential reform and uncertainty in the field of public dentistry, NHS practice sales as a percentage of goodwill are further on the ...

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Irish model settles case against Dublin dental clinic Jan 19, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Irish model settles case against Dublin dental clinic

DUBLIN, Ireland: A breach of contract claim between model and presenter Vogue Williams and a Dublin dental clinic was settled in court last week. The legal ...

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