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Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

FDI congress 2017: World Oral Health Forum to address periodontal health Jul 14, 2017 | News Europe

FDI congress 2017: World Oral Health Forum to address periodontal health

MADRID, Spain: From 29 August to 1 September, the FDI World Dental Federation is holding its Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) in Madrid. For the sixth time, the organisation is hosting its World Oral Health Forum (WOHF) as part of the congress. With future initiatives in mind, this year’s forum will focus on periodontal health.

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Dental desensitization protocols support children with autism Jul 6, 2017 | News Americas

Dental desensitization protocols support children with autism

SEATTLE, USA: A study conducted at the University of Washington has suggested that desensitization programs, including repeated visits, could help many ...

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Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults Mar 28, 2017 | News Americas

Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: Malnutrition is common among older adults. Although it has tremendous effects on the overall health and quality of life of patients, ...

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I love it! A personal story by Dubai dental hygienist Raheleh Mahtabpour Feb 28, 2017 | News Middle East & Africa

I love it! A personal story by Dubai dental hygienist Raheleh Mahtabpour

I have always been very passionate about dental hygiene education and spreading oral health and hygiene awareness in schools in Dubai. Not only do I love ...

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Interview: “I prefer prevention for my young patients” Jan 25, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “I prefer prevention for my young patients”

Dr Dominique Rosenberg is a Paris-based paediatric dentist who has been practising for over 20 years, specialising in oral care for new-born babies and children up to the age of 15. In her practice, it is greatly important to spend time with her young patients and their parents in order to prevent dental decay from happening, instead of treating it when it does. Her appointments vary between 45 minutes and an hour. In an interview with Dental Tribune Online, she talked about why prevention matters ...

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The importance of prevention Jan 20, 2017 | News Americas

The importance of prevention

Visiting different countries gives us a global perspective of the issues concerning oral health and healthcare. By attending meetings around the world, we establish partnerships and a deeper understanding of global oral health. That is why the mission of the Global Oral Health program at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in the U.S. is to create oral health solutions through leadership development, innovation, dental education and emerging technology while promoting collaborative and compassionate ...

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To what extent is prevention addressed in dental education? Jan 9, 2017 | Clinical Dental Hygiene

To what extent is prevention addressed in dental education?

It is that time of the year when students are busy finishing their semester at the dental school. For first-semester students, the next five to six years will be filled with courses on anatomy, pharmacology, radiology, and all aspects of dental restorative methods and treatments. While endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery remain important, one area in dental education has seemingly increased in relevance: preventive dentistry. European and North American universities are beginning to include ...

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Proving effective oral instructions in a clinical setting Jan 6, 2017 | News Europe

Proving effective oral instructions in a clinical setting

Despite advances in good oral health care, many patients and dental professionals remain uncertain about oral physiopathology and the concept of disruption ...

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Why interdental brushes are essential for good oral health Jan 4, 2017 | News Europe

Why interdental brushes are essential for good oral health

KRIENS, Switzerland: Prof. Denis Bourgeois is not only the Dean of the University of Lyon’s dental faculty in France but also a pioneer in research on ...

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A trail-blazing prophylaxis trainer is working to improve oral care of the elderly Nov 15, 2016 | News Europe

A trail-blazing prophylaxis trainer is working to improve oral care of the elderly

Catherine Schubert is one of the pioneers of the iTOP (individually trained oral prophylaxis) educational programme. With decades of experience as a dental hygienist, she runs iTOP courses across the globe. In delivering the training, she continuously develops her own skills, explains the latest findings and demonstrates how older patients in particular can maintain and improve their oral health. The elderly can be vulnerable, since they are often reliant on their carers for their dental care routine. ...

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Interview: "Are clinics going to allow time for change?" Nov 15, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "Are clinics going to allow time for change?"

About six months ago, London-based dental hygienist-therapist Theodora Little spoke openly about an issue that many dental clinics are facing right now: how are dental hygienists able to undertake essential care and thorough oral hygiene instructions in 20- to 30-minute appointments? In an interview at the BDIA Dental Showcase in London in the UK this year, Theodora introduced to a new prevention concept, individual training of oral prophylaxis, that will empower patients to maintain their oral health ...

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Interview: Bleeding gingivae are not normal Oct 18, 2016 | News Americas

Interview: Bleeding gingivae are not normal

Dental care continues to be a topic of much debate in Canada. Around 75 percent of Canadians have periodontal disease of varying severity. Dental care in the country is mostly privately funded, despite public healthcare and company insurance plans. Gisèle Choquette is an established dental hygienist from Quebec and a trainer for individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP). She asserts that it is not acceptable for financial obstacles to lead to poor oral hygiene, as this results in nutritional, ...

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Interview: “Information will not speak to your heart, only motivation will” Oct 11, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “Information will not speak to your heart, only motivation will”

Polish dentist Dr Teresa Fehrenbach has worked in her field since 1980 and speaks with passion about the importance of good oral hygiene. She maintains ...

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Interview: “The basic principles of prevention are priceless” Oct 6, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “The basic principles of prevention are priceless”

Edith Maurer Mütsch is a dental hygienist at prophylaxis-oriented practices in Reinach (in the canton of Basel-Landschaft) and Basel in Switzerland. She ...

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