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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.

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 ...

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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 a private practice in Germany and has been involved in a programme on individually trained oral prophylaxis for nearly 12 years. During the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Poznań, Dental Tribune Online spoke with Fehrenbach about her work, prophylaxis in dentistry, and her ideas on promoting its importance.

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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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To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question Aug 16, 2016 | News Europe

To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question

LEIPZIG, Germany: Should dental floss still be used as a tool to combat plaque, caries and periodontal disease? After almost 40 years, the US Department ...

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Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn” Sep 1, 2016 | News Americas

Interview: “Flossing is unrealistically difficult to teach and learn”

Biofilm that can cause periodontal inflammation and caries continually forms between teeth and is almost impossible to reach with a toothbrush. While regular flossing is therefore recommended, the majority of patients struggle with interdental cleaning. In order to address this problem, Dr. Allan Coopersmith invented the PerioTwist. Dental Tribune Online recently spoke to the Canadian dentist to learn more about how this new interdental cleaning tool will help facilitate flossing in the future.

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Interview: Toothbrush first, cleaning after Aug 31, 2016 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: Toothbrush first, cleaning after

Barbara Derham is always smiling. She has over 25 years of experience as a dental hygienist, having worked in private practice in the UK and Ireland. In Ireland and internationally, she is an established iTOP (individually trained oral prophylaxis) instructor. Also, as a past President of the Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association (IDHA), she represents Irish dental hygienists around the world. However, never too busy to talk about her work, the importance of prevention and the advantages of iTOP, ...

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The flossing debate and what to make of it Aug 11, 2016 | News Europe

The flossing debate and what to make of it

LEIPZIG, Germany: Last week, a story by the Associated Press (AP) claiming that the benefits of flossing have never been properly researched went viral. The resulting extensive media reports have taken one message from this: flossing is overrated. Is it really that simple though? This article attempts to summarise recent reporting on the topic and reactions by the dental community around the globe.

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Interview: “The future of dentistry is digital and focused on prevention” Apr 10, 2016 | News Europe

Interview: “The future of dentistry is digital and focused on prevention”

Swiss dental company Curaden is one of the few businesses in the industry that adopt a holistic approach to dentistry. The company combines high-quality ...

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New interdental cleaning product from TePe an “easy” pick Oct 29, 2015 | Business UK & Ireland

New interdental cleaning product from TePe an “easy” pick

BIRMINGHAM, UK: TePe’s wide assortment of interdental cleaning products has an option for everybody. For those patients who find it difficult to floss ...

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FDI, Colgate collaborate in Caries Prevention Partnership Sep 22, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

FDI, Colgate collaborate in Caries Prevention Partnership

BANGKOK, Thailand: The Caries Prevention Partnership (CPP) is a new initiative between the FDI World Dental Federation and dental consumables manufacturer ...

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