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Indonesia embraces teledentistry to improve dental service coverage

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Teledentistry consultations are expected to increase after the Ministry of Health of Indonesia and the Indonesian Dental Association ...

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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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Interview: Procter & Gamble—commitment to advancing healthy oral care habits and sustainability

Celeste Giganti obtained her master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Palermo in 2004. She joined Procter & Gamble right ...

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“The BOB-App generates more recalls because it changes the nature of the appointment”

Although most oral diseases originate interdentally, the majority of patients stick to cleaning the tooth surfaces only. Jagoda Weihönig, a dental ...

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Researchers develop system for children’s oral health screening using smart devices

PERTH, Australia: Researchers in Australia have recently received government funding for a project that aims to develop a system that would allow parents to...

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Study shows sharp decrease in periodontal treatment and tooth loss in Norway

OSLO, Norway: Periodontal disease is a global health issue, and many countries consistently report high levels of the disease among the population. The ...

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BURST Oral Care launches first black expanding floss with refillable dispenser

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: There are, typically, two types of dental floss—thick and thin. To fill the gap, BURST Oral Care has recently released a new black ...

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TePe GOOD toothbrush range becomes more colourful

MALMÖ, Sweden: To meet the needs and demands of the customer, TePe GOOD, the sustainable toothbrush range from TePe Oral Hygiene Products, has recently ...

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Japanese government honours Makoto Nakao for contributions to dentistry

TOKYO, Japan: The Japanese government has recently honoured Makoto Nakao, the former president of GC Corporation and present chairman of the board of GC ...

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Poor brushing habits affect performance in school

GHANA, Africa: Dentists in Ghana are planning to adopt a new approach to handling oral health, in response to research funded by Pepsodent, a Unilever oral ...

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Scientists find a link between improved oral care and substance abuse recovery

SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.: Research indicates that people who suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) generally have poor oral health, which also damages ...

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Norwegian dental healthcare professionals could play greater role in snus prevention, study says

OSLO, Norway: Researchers have recently investigated attitudes and activities among dental healthcare professionals working in the public dental service ...

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New study reports issues of non-compliance with tooth whitening products

STRASBOURG, France: In a recent market surveillance study, the European Network of Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs) has assessed cosmetic ...

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Study links frailty to poor oral health

MELBOURNE, Australia/LONDON, UK: It is widely known that poor nutrition is a risk factor for frailty. Similarly, the link between nutrition and oral health ...

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European perspective on opportunities and challenges for the dental profession

The Council of European Dentists (CED) has expressed great concern about the pressures that both the liberal profession and its patients are facing. Purely ...

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Brisbane dentist highlights importance of oral health during pregnancy

BRISBANE, Australia: Pregnancy is a unique experience in a woman’s life; however, it may significantly affect her own and her child’s oral health. ...

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Periodontal treatment may improve symptoms in cirrhosis patients

RICHMOND, Va., U.S.: Oral care is known to be important, not only to protect one’s teeth, but also for overall health. A new study has shown that thorough...

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