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Mental health of dentists and dental hygienists fluctuated during COVID-19, study reports

CHICAGO, US: In the first-known US study of its kind, researchers have recently evaluated the mental health of front-line dentists and dental hygienists ...

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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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COVID-19 vaccination: Where does the dental profession stand?

LEIPZIG, Germany: After months of hoping and waiting, the news finally broke at the end of 2020 that a number of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 had been developed ...

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Californian dentists allowed to join COVID-19 vaccination effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S.: As a result of the Californian Dental Association’s (CDA) endeavors, dentists have been authorized to administer the COVID-19 ...

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Study examines knowledge and experience of erosive tooth wear among Danish dentists

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Erosive tooth wear (ETW) is of growing concern to dental professionals and therefore the subject of extensive research. A survey has ...

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New survey highlights dentists’ pessimism about the future

LONDON, UK: There is a growing body of evidence indicating declining well-being among dentists worldwide. This was confirmed by a recent survey conducted by...

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Less than 1% of dentists in the U.S. affected by COVID-19, study finds

CHICAGO, U.S.: Since SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne virus and very easily spreads through aerosols, dentists were believed to be at a high infection risk at the ...

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Interview: “Our purpose is to provide emotional first aid for dentists in distress”

Dentistry can be a stressful profession in which the importance of mental health is often overlooked, and the uncertainty about where to seek help can be ...

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Survey reveals how dentists are coping amid SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

CARY, N.C., U.S.: A recently released survey has investigated how dentists are managing their practices during the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the U.S. ...

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South African Dental Association says it cannot be "business of dentistry as usual”

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: With nearly 8,000 infected people on 7 May, South Africa has the most SARS-CoV-2 cases of all African countries, closely ...

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Survey reveals stress, anxiety and burn-out among UK dentists

LONDON, UK/WASHINGTON, US: Dental Protection, the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals, has recently...

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ICD honors new fellows from Dominican Republic and Haiti

NEW YORK, U.S.: For the first time in its history, the International College of Dentists (ICD) has inducted a group of fellows from the Dominican Republic. ...

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Exocad holds second global event for dental technicians and dentists

DARMSTADT, Germany: “A decade of digital innovation” is the theme for exocad’s Insights 2020 global event, which is to be held on 12–13 March 2020 ...

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BIOLASE dental symposium highlights advances in dentistry

IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: BIOLASE, the global leader in dental lasers, recently hosted its inaugural Advancing Dentistry Symposium in San Diego. The event took ...

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Interview: “The number of dentists treated for IPF was 23 times higher than expected”

The health and safety of dental practitioners is an important topic. When a number of dental professionals were diagnosed with the commonly fatal condition ...

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Stay at home when feeling ill, researchers of a new study suggest

ARLINGTON, Va., U.S.: The primary role of health care workers concerns the health of their patients; however, the health of those performing this duty is ...

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Health organization stresses role of dentists in curbing opioid epidemic

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., U.S.: At the 2019 International Association for Dental Research General Session and Exhibition held on June 19–22 in Vancouver, British...

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Study finds antibiotics prescribed by dentists often unnecessary

CORVALLIS, Ore., U.S.: The prescription of drugs in dentistry has recently been brought into question. Much of the discussion has been around opioids and ...

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Initiative aims to create a more collaborative environment across medical disciplines

PARIS, France: On 5 December 2018, academics, students, professionals and policymakers in dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine came together to ...

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University of Rwanda graduates first class of dentists

BUTARE, Rwanda: The University of Rwanda recently celebrated the graduation of its first-ever graduate class of dentists. With a population of more than 12 ...

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Study uncovers abysmally low adherence to sterilization protocols

ARLINGTON, Va., U.S.: The importance of sterilization in the dental practice and operating room cannot be underestimated. In a new study, researchers have ...

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Younger patients benefit from bioactive dental fillings, dentists find

BOSTON, U.S.: The results of the use of ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE, the bioactive dental filling material developed by Pulpdent, have been published in a ...

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Hundreds of complaints against Singapore dentists in 2017

SINGAPORE: Despite the high quality of dental work being performed throughout Singapore, there are still occasions when standards are not met. According to ...

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Study shows positive influence on dental caries using a multilevel approach

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.: According to a new study, a multilevel approach that includes a dental caries risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and ...

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Facebook & Co.: Could 2018 be the death of digital advertising?

In an article by business author Jaron Lanier in the Jan/Feb 2018 edition of Wired UK magazine, he reminds us that Facebook and Google now account for 75 ...

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Australian Dental Industry Association bans gifts to dental professionals

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers in the ...

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No desire for own practice: German dentists prefer being employed

BERLIN, Germany: More and more young dentists in Germany would rather work within a practice than be self-employed. According to the German Dental ...

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Interview: “I know four dentists who have returned to Syria”

LEIPZIG, Germany: “Fake news” and “post-truth” might be words of the day, but for 27-year-old Syrian dentist Hassan Abdulla the actual fact is that,...

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Will Norway have fewer dentists in the future?

OSLO, Norway: Dentist and University of Oslo lecturer Dr Carl Christian Blich believes Norway will be a place in which fewer dentists are required in the ...

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Cervitec F survey: Results point to a well-liked product

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: In a survey recently conducted by Ivoclar Vivadent on its new protective varnish, Cervitec F, respondents commented favourably on its...

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