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Sino-Dental postponed as Beijing clings to zero-COVID strategy

BEIJING, China: The 27th Sino-Dental China International Dental Exhibition and Scientific Conference has been postponed owing to concerns ...

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Dentistry to celebrate 100 years of IDS in 2023

COLOGNE, Germany: Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) will be celebrating two milestones. In addition to holding the 40th edition ...

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Study sheds light on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygienists

CHICAGO, US: Similarly to other dental professionals, dental hygienists have been put in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic owing to the belief ...

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COVID-19 pandemic: Young dentists concerned, doubtful about their future in dentistry

LONDON, UK: Dental Protection says that the vast backlog in patient treatments—a lingering consequence of the pandemic—is negatively affecting the ...

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Pandemic exacerbates UK oral health inequalities

LONDON, UK: Researchers at University College London have highlighted the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect of having widened inequalities in oral health in ...

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Dentists in Germany no more likely to catch COVID-19 than general population—study

GREIFSWALD, Germany: A study by researchers at University Medicine Greifswald compared the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission among dental teams with that ...

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New face shield could reduce dental clinical waste, provide better protection

BRISTOL, UK: As Dental Tribune International

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Rinsing against SARS-CoV-2—one mouthwash reduces infection risk

LYON, France: In a study that is the first of its kind, researchers from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in Lyon in France have shown that Curaprox’s ...

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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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Is loss of taste overestimated among COVID-19 patients?

TRIESTE, Italy: The majority of COVID-19 patients self-report olfactory and gustatory disfunction, making these among the most common symptoms of the ...

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COVID-19 advances acceptance of teledentistry among patients

Dubai, UAE: A survey of residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has found that 88% of the respondents appreciate the advantages of teledentistry and online...

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Slow down everyone—dentistry does not need to be done at speed—Part 2

These days, there is a growing emphasis on quality over quantity, that is, preferring an object or service that is worthwhile rather than a quick and ...

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General Dental Council commits to improving its services

LONDON, UK: In 2020, UK regulator the General Dental Council (GDC) commissioned a survey by DJS Research to identify and better understand the perceptions ...

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Pandemic headwinds batter SmileDirectClub

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: SmileDirectClub (SDC) is a leading provider of remote clear aligner therapy, but the company has missed out on the economic immunity...

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New NHS Scotland guidance criticised by BDA

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare ...

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COVID-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

NEWCASTLE, UK: One of the main ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a ...

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Has the pandemic really strengthened DSOs on the U.S. dental market?

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: When dental clinics in the U.S. were forced to close temporarily in early 2020, some heard what they thought was the final death knell of...

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COVID-19: Vaccines to be mandatory for frontline dental staff

LONDON, UK: Last week, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid announced that frontline healthcare workers in England—including ...

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Mental health support for Australian dentists provided by 24/7 hotline

SYDNEY, Australia: Though dentistry is a profession that often delivers a high level of prestige and job satisfaction, dental practitioners are prone to ...

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Occupational risk of dentists in Norway examined in new study

OSLO, Norway: The widespread availability of vaccines in developed nations has significantly changed the risk of dentists contracting SARS-CoV-2 in a ...

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Interview: “Slow Dentistry has resonated around the world and is growing exponentially”

Since 2010, Slow Dentistry has been encouraging dental professionals to manage their time at the clinic better and to practise ethical and quality care. ...

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“The big plus of the hybrid event is the digital reach well beyond the trade fair period”

COLOGNE, Germany: Losses in the millions, cancellations of events and a completely new strategy—these are just a few of the hurdles and achievements ...

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Prof. Liz Kay assumes role of BDA president

LONDON, UK: On 7 September, renowned academic and dental public health specialist Prof. Liz Kay was inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA) ...

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Ivoclar Vivadent invites dental professionals to join Live Experience Tour

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: The global COVID-19 pandemic has partially shut down the global dental industry and restricted in-person meetings for over a year. As...

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Interview: “IDS will light the way for the whole dental industry”

From 22 to 25 September, Cologne will once again become the place to be for dental professionals when the 39th edition of IDS takes place. Mark ...

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Fighting SARS-CoV-2 with mouthwashes—study adds to evidence of efficacy

BADALONA, Spain: Mouthwashes that contain cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) have been found to reduce by at least one thousand times the infectivity of ...

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Slow down everyone—dentistry does not need to be done at speed—Part 1

Dentistry in many parts of the world is being taken over by financially driven practices, and there seems to be a growing number of clinics that are ...

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COVID-19 and the dental market: The pandemic continues to bite

LEIPZIG, Germany: Sales at major dental companies climbed in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2020, during which the ...

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Literature favours air purifiers as COVID-19 transmission risk mitigant

LEIPZIG, Germany: The pandemic has been a trying time for dentists, particularly for owner-dentists who must make decisions that may influence the safety of...

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Evidence suggests triad of symptoms most common in COVID-19 patients

BRASILIA, Brazil: From the start of the pandemic, the oral cavity has been highlighted as a potentially relevant infection axis with further inflammatory ...

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