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New Zealand researchers conduct successful trial of needle-free dental anaesthesia

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Dental anxiety continues to be a significant impediment to patients receiving dental care, and minimally invasive approaches have ...

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Researchers develop customised 3D-printed toothbrush handle for patients with limited dexterity

SANGAREDDY, India: A team of researchers from universities in India has developed a method of fabricating a customised, interchangeable handle for tooth ...

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Scoping review finds dentists lacked infection control training during pandemic

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A study led by researchers at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University in Islamabad has examined the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 ...

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Researchers using 3D-printing technology to create biofilms

BOZEMAN, Mont., US: Montana State University (MSU) researchers have developed a 3D-printing device that is able to replicate microbial mosaics and ...

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Artificial intelligence shows promise for detecting periodontal status in bitewing radiographs

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Researchers in Turkey have examined the extent to which deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are able to identify ...

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4D-printed clear aligners found to show promise

BONN, Germany: A study led by researchers at the University Hospital Bonn has found that 4D-printed orthodontic clear aligners can apply biocompatible ...

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Enlisting dentists to help tackle obesity

LOUGHBOROUGH, UK: Most of the UK population visit their dentist annually, and researchers from Loughborough University think that this primary care ...

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“There must be academic proof that[…]digital dental tools are really reliable”

HELSINKI, Finland: Dr Janos Vág became a dentist out of necessity, but he would have preferred to have become a computer science engineer. However, when it...

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Dentist taps potential of cannabinoids in oral health with new products, research

MORTSEL, Belgium: After two decades of practising dentistry, Dr Veronica Stahl became frustrated about the lack of consumer products that combat dental ...

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Study indicates 16% of UK dental professionals may have had COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Across the UK, local lockdowns are proliferating as SARS-CoV-2 case numbers continue to increase. Though the initial nationwide lockdown ...

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Researchers discover which dental traits reveal genetic relationships

TÜBINGEN, Germany: Given that teeth are often the best-preserved part of human skeletons, researchers across many disciplines frequently rely on them to ...

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Prof. Anton Sculean receives top periodontal research award

BERN, Switzerland: The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has presented its top accolade, the Distinguished Scientist Award for Research ...

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Eklund Foundation dental research grant applications open for 2020

MALMÖ, Sweden: For the fifth year running, the Eklund Foundation for Odontological Research and Education is offering a number of grants to help fund ...

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Study finds chewing gum could help fight dental caries

LONDON, UK: Though the relative benefits of chewing gum are often subject to debate, a number of studies have shown that the sugar-free varieties can ...

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Television watching habits may influence oral health, study finds

BELÉM, Brazil: Television can often play a key role in determining what foods people purchase, thanks to its high concentration of food product ...

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New research shows teething products may have side effects

LONDON, UK: Though teething is a difficult experience for both parents and their babies, a judicious decision-making process should be employed when ...

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Research suggests human dairy consumption has longer history than previously thought

YORK, UK: The history of dairy consumption among European populations is a surprisingly contentious subject. Lactase persistence—the ability to digest the...

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Research indicates mouthwash may impede benefits of exercise

PLYMOUTH, UK: The systemic health benefits of regular exercise are myriad and well documented, and much the same could be said about the use of mouthwash. ...

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Study reveals impact of dry mouth on quality of life

LONDON, UK: Though the exact number of people who suffer from xerostomia is unclear, some studies estimate that as many as one in five of the population ...

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Align Technology awards research grants

SAN JOSE, Calif., US: Align Technology has awarded US$250,000 (€222,000) in research grants as part of its annual research award programme, which seeks to...

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Research finds presence of dental phobia not a barrier to treatment

LONDON, UK: It has been established that patients with a phobia of dentistry may often delay visiting the dentist or avoid it altogether. It comes as ...

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Journal of Dental Research celebrates 100 years of publishing

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: Respected journals in dentistry are influential regarding the dissemination of new findings and groundbreaking research. This year, ...

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Dental and industry professionals meet at 2018 IADR General Session and Exhibition

LONDON, UK: The 96th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has begun and is being held in conjunction ...

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British researchers outline list of 15 never events for dentists to follow

LONDON, UK: A team of researchers has developed a list of 15 so-called never events for dentistry. These are serious patient safety incidents that should be...

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Researchers develop material that could emulate dental enamel

LONDON, UK: Unlike many other tissues in the human body, dental enamel does not regenerate itself once it is damaged. In what could potentially be a ...

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