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Dental experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake Sep 22, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Dental experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

LONDON – Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3 per cent of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, new research from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found. The study analysed the effect of sugars on tooth decay.

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Easier and safer: Webinar presents new endodontic technique  Sep 3, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Easier and safer: Webinar presents new endodontic technique

LEIPZIG, Germany: A new instrumentation technique, which is designed to improve safety, efficiency and user friendliness of shaping procedures, will be ...

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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 ...

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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 in his diet when he became king 26 months before being killed at the Battle of Bosworth. The research, conducted by the British Geological Survey in collaboration with researchers at the University of Leicester, examined the changes in chemistry in the teeth, the femur and the rib, all of which develop and remodel at different stages of life.

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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 other items, they used almost 20,000 toothbrushes. The brushes, mainly donated by a company that cleans aeroplane cabins, were used as wall insulation.

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2014 EAO congress took place in Rome from 25 to 27 September. Over the course of three days, sessions were organized around one main theme, SPQR (Simplification, ...

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Implantology

This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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