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“Proper resources and evidence-based practices are crucial for providing high-quality dental care”

Over the last five years, FDI has been developing resources to assist dental professionals in the planning and delivery of care for partially dentate ...

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“The World Dental Congress is the ultimate manifestation of key professional ideals”

The countdown is finally over. Four years after its last in-person event, the FDI World Dental Congress is making a return. Dental Tribune International ...

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New ADA guideline recommends acetaminophen and NSAIDs for paediatric dental pain

CHICAGO, US: The American Dental Association (ADA) Science and Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in the US have ...

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New clinical practice guideline on caries restorations now available

CHICAGO, US: To improve the clinical decision-making of dentists, the American Dental Association (ADA) has recently released a new clinical practice ...

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Intoxicated at dental appointment: Can marijuana use hinder dental treatment?

CHICAGO, US: State legalisation of marijuana began to be introduced in 2012, and the use of personal and medical marijuana is on the increase in the US. ...

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Dental services in the US hit with inflated prices

CHICAGO, US: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the consumer price index back in 1995. Now, over two decades later, the government agency has...

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How busy were US dentists in January?

CHICAGO, US: In mid-January, the average US dental clinic’s appointment schedule was at 77% of capacity. The leading factor which contributed to ...

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ADA launches public website for oral health information

SYDNEY, Australia: To encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public is one of the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA’s) three...

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Millions of Americans denied dental coverage as Biden drops most Medicare changes

NEW YORK, U.S.: A proposal to expand Medicare could have provided millions of older Americans with free access to dental treatment, had President Joe ...

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Business as usual? Solo dentists lag behind group practices and DSOs in pandemic recovery

CHICAGO, U.S.: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting dental practice? The American Dental Association (ADA) has been engaging with thousands of U.S. ...

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HHS authorizes dentists and dental students to give COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON, U.S.: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency ...

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Dental charity’s free treatment gives patients something to smile about

SYDNEY, Australia: Though the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has been relatively well controlled in Australia, access to dental healthcare continues to be an issue in...

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ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of-care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other ...

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ADA responds to World Health Organization: Dentistry is essential healthcare

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In a news release issued today (Aug. 12, 2020) the American Dental Association (ADA) said that it “respectfully yet strongly disagrees...

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ADA calls upon dentists to postpone elective procedures

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: On March 17, the American Dental Association issued a recommendation to member dentists that dental practices across the U.S. postpone ...

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New guideline recommends treatment over antibiotics for toothache

CHICAGO, U.S.: Action to combat the overprescription of antibiotics and the consequent development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is desperately needed. A...

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ADA, FDI and industry leaders join centennial global launch

San Francisco, U.S.: The International College of Dentists (ICD), conceived in 1920 by two visionary leaders, is today the 12,000-strong foremost global ...

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World of dentistry meets in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.: “Be a part of something extraordinary” is the theme of the 2019 American Dental Association (ADA) FDI World Dental Congress, which ...

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DT Study Club corner: Worldwide live streaming from San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.: The Dental Tribune Study Club provides its worldwide audience of specialists and general dental practitioners with comprehensive ...

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American Dental Association voices concerns around do-it-yourself aligners

CHICAGO, U.S.: There has been an influx of do-it-yourself dentistry products onto the market, and dentists and dental organizations around the world have ...

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Poll reveals dentists have lost faith in the Dental Board of Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: The role health professionals play in society is a key one, so too is the role of the regulator. Recently, the Australian Dental ...

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Patients with disabilities to receive improved access to dental care

Chicago, U.S.: The American Dental Association (ADA) has recently revised its Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct to improve access to ...

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Interview: “Listening and learning from the very best in the world”

In an interview with FDI World Dental Federation, 2019 General Chair of the Committee on Annual Meetings from the American Dental Association (ADA) Dr. ...

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Survey of Australian dentists’ fees indicates a small increase

SYDNEY, Australia: Each year, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) conducts a dental fee survey to gain a better understanding of how private practices ...

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New standard to be developed for sterile reprocessing in dental practices

SYDNEY, Australia: Among the issues arising for small dental practice owners is adhering to regulations that are more applicable to larger institutions such...

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American dental organizations propose changes for licensure

CHICAGO, U.S.: At the beginning of the month, the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association and American Student Dental Association...

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Journal of Endodontics Editor receives ADA Gold Medal Award

CHICAGO, U.S.: The American Association of Endodontists has announced that endodontic educator and Journal of Endodontics Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kenneth M. ...

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ADA releases new policy on combating opioid addiction

CHICAGO, U.S.: Opioid addiction may well be one of the most pressing addiction-related issues facing the global community to date. In a move to combat this,...

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Dental Health Week still raising awareness of oral health

SYDNEY, Australia: In a follow-up to its Dental Health Week 2017 campaign, held from 7 to 13 August, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is reminding ...

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