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Australian dental and healthcare services weather Omicron surge

SYDNEY, Australia: For the majority of 2020 and 2021, large parts of Australia managed to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 to an enviable level. Despite ...

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Kampala Declaration decries vaccine injustice

KAMPALA, Uganda: Clear demands have been made of the international community concerning equity in the production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The ...

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How diseases change standards in dentistry

LEIPZIG, Germany: In the 1980s, HIV—which causes Aids—modified the practice of oral healthcare. Now 40 years later, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on...

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Vaccine nationalism poses threat to global health

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many understood the news of the first SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in late 2020 to represent a panacea in the global fight against the pandemic. In...

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SARS-CoV-2 variant identified in South Africa complicates inoculation plans

LEIPZIG, Germany: The lead scientist behind a “disappointing” study into the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against a variant of SARS-CoV-2 ...

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Pandemic-proof? Align Technology sold a record number of clear aligners in 2020

TEMPE, Ariz., U.S.: Align Technology sold a record 1.6 million cases of clear aligners in 2020—the same year in which most governments and businesses ...

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Elective dental care suspended in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: Non-urgent dental treatment has been suspended in the emirate of Dubai—the most populous city and territory in the UAE. According to the Dubai...

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“COVID tongue”—dentists urged to remain alert to symptoms in the oral cavity

LEIPZIG, Germany: New discoveries about COVID-19 are outpacing the nomenclature. Research is emerging that suggests that a large number of COVID-19 patients...

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Researchers scramble to understand new SARS-CoV-2 strains

LEIPZIG, Germany: New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in the UK and South Africa in 2020 show higher transmissibility. And whereas they are ...

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Researchers develop tent to prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2 in dental settings

SINGAPORE: With the aim of preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a portable ...

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UK dentists expect drop in earnings, patient numbers in 2021

LONDON, UK: A new report commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC) has found that UK dental professionals are pessimistic about being able to meet ...

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Researchers suggest slower drill rotation to make dental practices safer in pandemic

LONDON, UK: Dental procedures were flagged early on in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as posing a high risk for the spread of the virus. The strict infection ...

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Dentists embraced online education in 2020

LEIPZIG, Germany: Not all of the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic have been negative. Social distancing measures and travel restrictions effectively ...

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AAE Statement: Don’t put endodontic care on hold

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In a recent statement, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) announced that it is strong in its stance that, amid a potential ...

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Dentists join queue for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

LEIPZIG, Germany: UK health authorities have administered the first doses of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, and public health ...

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WHO and dentistry: moving on from misinformation

GENEVA, Switzerland: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) handling of the global pandemic has brought it more criticism than praise, and dentists are ...

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Toothpaste and mouthwash found effective in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2

NEW YORK, U.S.: Recent laboratory studies have shown that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous fluoride and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium ...

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UK dentists need peace of mind on PPE and COVID-19 complaints

LONDON, UK: Practices in the UK remain open during the current lockdown, but dentists in the country have reported increased concerns related to other ...

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Jump in prescriptions by dentists during lockdown stokes fear of antibiotic resistance

LONDON, UK: According to a new study, dentists in England wrote 25% more prescriptions for antibiotics between April and July 2020 than they did during the ...

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How to protect patients and personnel from COVID-19

Infection control and prevention measures commonly observed in the dental practice are safe and effective, but hygiene routines need to be known, understood...

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Mitigation methods currently in place are effective, study shows

LONDON, UK: The latest results of a promising feasibility study which demonstrated the effectiveness of mitigation methods used in dental practices during ...

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Interview: “The digital revolution in dentistry will accelerate, and we aim to be front runners”

Amann Girrbach is a pioneer of CAD/CAM technology and is now recognised as one of the leading innovators in digital dental prosthetics worldwide. The ...

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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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Pent-up demand helps Align Technology top pre-COVID-19 sales

SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Half a million cases of clear aligners sounds like a considerable number—and indeed it is. It appeared that Align Technology had ...

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Dental students worried about lacking clinical skills

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many dental students returning for the winter semester in the northern hemisphere have had little or no clinical practice since the ...

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Koelnmesse presents awaited concept for safe IDS 2021

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past months, concerns have arisen about the likelihood of the International Dental Show (IDS) taking place in March 2021 owing to...

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BIOLASE reports revenue rebound

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Medical device company BIOLASE expects that its U.S. sales revenue for the third quarter of 2020 will be in line with that of ...

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Fallow time calculator launched after AGP review

LONDON, UK: A review of the evidence relating to the use of aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) and the risk that they pose for the transmission of ...

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Organisers of IDS determine new guidelines for 2021 event

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past few weeks, the organisers of the International Dental Show (IDS) have announced several changes to the upcoming ...

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Palliative care successful for endodontic emergencies during lockdown

SAN ANTONIO, U.S.: During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, aerosol-generating procedures in dentistry have been restricted in order to comply with a ...

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