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Delivering the ultimate teeth whitening experience Aug 29, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Delivering the ultimate teeth whitening experience

CAMBRIDGE & LONDON, UK: Philips has come a long way since introducing its first patent for a light bulb with an extended burning time in 1905. Over more than 100 years, the Dutch company has continued to pave the way with groundbreaking products, such as medical X-ray tubes, radios, electric shavers and toothbrushes—innovations that made a small company from a town of fewer than 50,000 residents in the south of the Netherlands a household name around the globe.

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Infection scare dentist taken off register Aug 25, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Infection scare dentist taken off register

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has struck off a Nottingham dentist responsible for the largest recall of patients in the history of the NHS ...

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World of orthodontics meets in Brighton Aug 25, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

World of orthodontics meets in Brighton

BRIGHTON, UK: After a six-year absence, the British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) returns to Brighton ‪next month. Held from 23 to 25 September, the event ...

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CURAPROX UK appoints new manager to expand in Ireland Aug 24, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

CURAPROX UK appoints new manager to expand in Ireland

KIMBOLTON, UK: Oral health care products provider CURAPROX UK has announced its intended expansion of its presence on the British Isles with the appointment ...

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Career development opportunities and support in a corporate practice Aug 18, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Career development opportunities and support in a corporate practice

Having worked for most of my career in the independent sector, I was aware of the negative press surrounding corporate dentistry before I joined the mydentist group, but I have to say that those rumours were all unfounded. In fact, I feel quite passionately that new graduates are still being given that negative message. As a company we should try to give the next generation the facts and engage them directly.

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Align extends Invisalign offering for GDPs Aug 15, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Align extends Invisalign offering for GDPs

LONDON, UK: With its Invisalign system, Align Technology provides one of the leading solutions on the clear aligner market. The company has now introduced Invisalign Go, a new aesthetic tooth-straightening product, with which it aims to make the solution accessible to more clinicians in the UK.

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BDIA publishes post-Brexit manifesto Aug 12, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

BDIA publishes post-Brexit manifesto

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has published a manifesto in response to the uncertainty after the Brexit vote in June. Six main priority areas are highlighted in the document, including creating a favourable business environment, investing in the nation’s oral health, working to protect patients, spending more on the NHS, generally building towards a better future and championing innovation. At the same time, the association has encouraged dental professionals to ...

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Review challenges dental health recommendation to avoid dried fruits Aug 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Review challenges dental health recommendation to avoid dried fruits

BETHERSDEN, UK: Dental health associations worldwide, including the British Oral Health Foundation, usually advise against snacking on dried fruits. Owing to their stickiness, they adhere to the teeth and are thus considered to be detrimental to dental health. By reviewing scientific literature on this topic, a nutrition expert from the UK has now found that this assumption might not be founded on scientific evidence.

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Regular use of mouthrinse reduces caries in children Aug 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Regular use of mouthrinse reduces caries in children

LONDON, UK: In order to determine the effectiveness and safety of fluoride mouthrinses in preventing dental caries in the younger population, researchers have conducted an extensive review of studies published on the topic over four decades. They were able to confirm that regular use of a fluoride mouthrinse by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in caries increment in permanent teeth.

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Thousands of teeth may unnecessarily be pulled for profit in UDA system Aug 11, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Thousands of teeth may unnecessarily be pulled for profit in UDA system

LONDON, UK: According to a new investigation conducted by The Times, thousands of teeth could be needlessly extracted in the UK every year because it is more lucrative for NHS dentists to take them out than try to save them. Moreover, the findings suggest that the current fee-per-item scheme makes it too easy for dentists to exploit the system and see more patients than they should for monetary reasons.

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FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

The FDI Annual World Dental Congress will take place in Poznań from 7 to 10 September 2016. After many years of abscence, congress will be held in Europe ...

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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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Graduate premiums do not pay off debt, except for dentists and doctors Aug 5, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Graduate premiums do not pay off debt, except for dentists and doctors

LONDON, UK: Medicine and dentistry appear to be the only two professions in which graduates in the UK are currently able to cover their student debt. Evaluating ...

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Manage expectations of the management role and turn it into success Aug 4, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Manage expectations of the management role and turn it into success

Practitioners’ expectations of the kind of manager they want for their practice vary considerably in terms of experience and skills. How guilty are ...

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