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Indian paediatricians want to know more about oral health

GHAZIABAD, India: Nearly half of all children in India have early childhood caries (ECC), and research shows that reducing ECC incidence requires the ...

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Intra-oral scanners helpful in paediatric dental communication—study

GIESSEN, Germany: Researchers in Germany have studied the efficacy of intra-oral scanners as a communication tool in paediatric dentistry by comparing the ...

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Dental undergraduates in Pakistan feel under-prepared in key clinical areas

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Dental colleges have proliferated in Pakistan since the 1990s in order to meet the country’s growing need for oral care; however, a ...

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Enamel hypomineralisation: Study points to anti‑inflammatory drugs commonly used in children

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Dental enamel defects (DEDs) are estimated to affect around 20% of children worldwide, and instances such as the fracturing of ...

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Internet addiction linked with dental caries in Japanese teens

TOKYO, Japan: A study of Japanese high school students has found that those suffering from internet addiction are more likely to have dental caries or ...

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Harnessing “positive stress” to boost tooth tissue regeneration

HONG KONG: Dentists are all too familiar with the negative effects that stress can have on the oral cavity; however, a recent study by a team of researchers...

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Marked increase in dental erosion reported in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: A survey conducted by the Danish Dental Association has revealed that dental erosion is increasing among the population. The ...

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Study analyses tooth survival after root canal therapy in US population

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Though there have been many studies on the survival rate of endodontically treated teeth, only a relatively small proportion of these have...

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Using Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire to predict children’s behaviour during first dental visit

GIZA, Egypt: A study by researchers at Cairo University aimed to identify psychological attributes in children using the behavioural screening Strengths and...

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Study finds interdental brushes and rubber picks most effective devices

PISA, Italy: A newly published study from the University of Pisa has compared the efficacy of four different oral hygiene devices in reducing plaque and ...

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3D printing: Study examines dentists’ user experiences and spending

BUDAPEST, Hungary: The use of additive manufacturing in dentistry is widespread in dental markets; however, there is a lack of information about the ...

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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 health ...

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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 of ...

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The good, the bad and the unproven: Study examines consumer oral care tools

BUFFALO, New York, U.S.: Does using an interdental brush help to prevent periodontal disease, and will taking dietary supplements or probiotics actually ...

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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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Maternal postnatal depression influences children’s toothbrushing—study

SENDAI, Japan: Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have found that maternal mental health may play a significant role in instilling early ...

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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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3Shape TRIOS 3 outperforms Medit i500 intra-oral scanner in study

SEOUL, South Korea: The integration of CAD/CAM technologies into clinical dental workflows continues to grow as digital dentistry devices become more easily...

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Males account for more than 60% of speakers at UK dental conferences

LEEDS, UK: Researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool examined the gender balance of invited speakers at dental conferences ...

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Dental procedures present low risk of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2—study

BRISTOL, UK: The largest study to date specifically measuring aerosol generation in dental settings found that many common procedures produced negligible ...

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Cost-effectiveness of glass hybrids as restorative alternative proved for cervical lesions

BERLIN, Germany: A four-country randomised controlled clinical trial recently proved the clinical performance and superior cost-effectiveness of glass ...

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Combine evacuation systems to better reduce aerosols in dental clinics—study

LOMA LINDA, Calif., U.S.: Airborne respiratory droplets are one of the main modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and the common use of aerosol-generating ...

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Tobacco smoking associated with periodontal pocket development

KUOPIO, Finland: A study by researchers in Finland and the UK has found that self-reported daily smokers had a higher incidence of deepened periodontal ...

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U.S. dentistry suffering from racial disparities

CHICAGO, U.S.: The U.S. dental workforce is diversifying but is still not representative of the racial and ethnic demographics of the wider population. ...

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The mouth and SARS-CoV-2: Evidence of infected cells suggests key role in infection, transmission

BETHESDA, Md., U.S.: COVID-19 can cause a number of symptoms in the oral cavity, such as lesions, ulcerations and a loss of taste, and yet the role of the ...

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Study shows dentistry must adapt to be prepared for future crises

JERUSALEM, Palestine: A May 2020 survey asked dentists located in the West Bank area about their preparedness to resume offering routine dental care after ...

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Study suggests relationship between periodontitis and vitamin D

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada: There are many reasons why vitamin D is essential to the body’s proper functioning. The vitamin is helpful for maintaining ...

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New publication aims to predict upcoming European implant trends

LISBON, Portugal: Though it has only been available to edentulous patients for a few decades, implant therapy has become a crucial treatment modality in ...

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Antibiotic resistance among patients with severe periodontal disease is increasing

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise among German patients with severe periodontitis according to the findings of a ...

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