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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 on dentists’ use of and reporting on CAD/CAM technology in the UK. Therefore, a recent open market research survey was conducted to determine the infiltration of CAD/CAM in UK dental practices and to investigate the relationship between various demographic factors and use or non-use of this technology.

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Webinar: How to prevent and address occupational back and neck pain  Mar 15, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Webinar: How to prevent and address occupational back and neck pain

LEIPZIG, Germany: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are an increasing problem in the dental profession. A new free webinar, to be presented by the ...

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Don’t blink—You may miss something! Mar 14, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Don’t blink—You may miss something!

I recently took five weeks off work to go catamaran sailing in the Caribbean, get married while there and then leave my lovely new wife behind to explore ...

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What would Dr Mo Lar  do? Part I Mar 10, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part I

As a dentist, you will be presented with a number of challenges in your personal and professional life, from the minute that you become a dental student ...

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New device detects bacteria during root canal treatment Mar 10, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

New device detects bacteria during root canal treatment

LONDON, UK: A new method of detecting bacteria during root canal therapy could eradicate the need for follow-up appointments and prevent treatment failure, according to a new study. The SafeRoot device, created by a team of researchers at King’s College London, enables rapid bacterial detection inside the root canal, ensuring the procedure has been successful and reducing the need for tooth extraction or surgical intervention.

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Eurostat figures add to concerns over shortages after Brexit Mar 7, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Eurostat figures add to concerns over shortages after Brexit

LUXEMBOURG: Despite some growth in the overall dental workforce within the last five years, the UK still has one of the lowest ratios of dentists per capita in Europe, only ahead of four other countries, latest figures released by Eurostat in Luxembourg indicate. Fewer dentists per 100,000 inhabitants were only found in the Netherlands, Slovakia, Malta and Poland, according to the EU statistical office.

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Interview: "With more females entering the dental profession, changes will be evident" Mar 2, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "With more females entering the dental profession, changes will be evident"

More women are expected to graduate in dentistry in the UK than men in the years to come. With a larger share of female dentists in the overall workforce, the profession will face new challenges that need to be addressed. A society, Women in Dentistry, recently founded by King’s College London Dental Institute students is seeking to find means of raising the profile of female dental leaders through a nationwide network. Dental Tribune had the opportunity to speak with members Janki Solanki ...

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Webinar introduces tooth straightening method for GDPs   Mar 1, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Webinar introduces tooth straightening method for GDPs

LEIPZIG, Germany: Did you know that 75 per cent of your patients could benefit from a smile improvement? A new webinar, presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on Tuesday, 24 April, will introduce the Invisalign Go clear aligner therapy. Designed for general dentists, the product allows them the opportunity to integrate a treatment option that until now was reserved for orthodontists only.

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Breath test could help detect stomach and oesophageal cancer Feb 27, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Breath test could help detect stomach and oesophageal cancer

LONDON, UK/AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial. The new research, involving more than 300 patients, found that the test could diagnose cancer with an overall accuracy of 85 per cent.

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New research targets disease-causing oral bacteria Feb 24, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

New research targets disease-causing oral bacteria

BRISTOL, UK: When oral bacteria spread to other tissues via the bloodstream, the results can be catastrophic. Researchers have now discovered a potentially key molecular process that occurs in the case of infective endocarditis. The findings could lead to the development of new drugs to help combat this life-threatening heart disease.

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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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GDC announces reappointment of Moyes Feb 23, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

GDC announces reappointment of Moyes

LONDON, UK: The Privy Council of the General Dental Council (GDC) has approved the appointment of William (Bill) Moyes as chair for another term. He will ...

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Bupa announces acquisition of Oasis complete Feb 16, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Bupa announces acquisition of Oasis complete

LONDON, UK: The acquisition of the Oasis Healthcare Group has been completed, the Bupa health care group has said. The news comes after the European Commission ...

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