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New WHO report unveils alarming state of global oral health

GENEVA, Switzerland: The World Health Organization (WHO) published the latest Global Oral Health Status Report on 18 November, almost 20 years after its ...

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Intoxicated at dental appointment: Can marijuana use hinder dental treatment?

CHICAGO, US: State legalisation of marijuana began to be introduced in 2012, and the use of personal and medical marijuana is on the increase in the US. ...

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Largest study to date on dental caries experience in Norwegian adult population

OSLO, Norway: Seeking to fill the gap on available epidemiological data on the present oral health situation in Norway, researchers have recently assessed ...

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Gender diversity in dentistry is improving access to care, study finds

NEW YORK, US: The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) is responsible for providing research on the oral health workforce in the US and assisting ...

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Study links social isolation to having fewer teeth in older adults

NEW YORK, US/SHANGHAI, China: Ample evidence shows that social isolation and loneliness can affect overall health and well-being. In a new study, ...

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Opioid use: FDA warns about dental problems with orally dissolving buprenorphine medication

SILVER SPRING, Md., US: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced that medicines containing buprenorphine that are dissolved under ...

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Interview: What will the future of dentistry look like?

For Dr Victoria Sampson, the connection between oral and systemic health is of central concern when dealing with her dental patients. She employs biomarkers...

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Danes’ oral health has improved significantly but social inequalities persist, study says

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: In a recent study, researchers examined the dentate status and the frequency of preventive dental visits of Danish adults over a period...

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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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Maintaining good oral health may reduce premature birth risk, study finds

SYDNEY, Australia: For some women, hormonal changes that occur owing to pregnancy can lead to oral health problems such as dental caries and periodontal ...

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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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Research finds link between competitive swimming and tooth staining

PERTH, Australia: Regular swimming can deliver a myriad of benefits that are important for cardiovascular and systemic health. One unintentional side effect...

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Interview: "Many patients look to us for guidance"

A practicing dentist in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Uche Odiatu is also a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, boot camp instructor and the author of The ...

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UK chief medical officers endorse water fluoridation

LONDON, UK: Though the benefits of fluoride in drinking water for oral health are firmly established, it is estimated that just six million UK residents ...

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GC readies itself for fifth International Dental Symposium

TOKYO, Japan: On 11 February, GC Corp. celebrated its 100th anniversary. As part of the continued celebrations surrounding this milestone, the company is ...

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Sustainable health: A global concern

COLOGNE, Germany: We all know what a healthy mouth means to people’s well-being and quality of life. Current research highlights the complex connection ...

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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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COVID-19 jab for oral health care workers: Protection against virus or condition of employment?

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: Months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it is clear that, although millions of vaccines doses have been administered and ...

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Partnership seeks to improve Indigenous representation in dental workforce

SYDNEY, Australia: Though an estimated 3.3% of the Australian population identifies as Indigenous, statistics collated by the Australian Institute of Health...

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Better habits for better health—how changing ourselves could change prevention

KRIENS, Switzerland: Stable routines lie at the heart of habits. Lately, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the challenge of fostering habits in ...

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Survey highlights impact of video calls on smile self-consciousness

LONDON, UK: Though video calls have become a part of everyday work for many professionals during the pandemic, their increased integration has had some ...

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COVID-19: Examining role of oral microbiome and mucosal immunity in South Asian populations

LONDON, UK/CHENNAI, India: UK Research and Innovation and India’s Department of Biotechnology in the Ministry of Science and Technology have recently ...

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World Health Assembly approves resolution addressing oral health

GENEVA, Switzerland: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) management of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far has brought its fair share of ...

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Dental biofilm of symptomatic COVID‐19 patients harbours SARS‐CoV‐2

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil: Since SARS-CoV-2 has been found in different sites in the human body, researchers have recently sought to examine the presence of the ...

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Interview: “I built Pearlii to improve access to dental care and oral health education”

Health inequalities are avoidable and can be reduced by improving access to healthcare. In the hope of making dental care and oral health education ...

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The ICD receives its largest donation in history from Henry Schein Cares

FLINT, Mich., U.S.: The International College of Dentists (ICD) Global Visionary Fund (GVF) has received $3.6 million worth of personal protective equipment...

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Interview: “Oral healthcare is a right, and not a luxury”

Though the importance of oral health for systemic health is well established, providing access to affordable preventive dental services continues to be an ...

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Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle affect oral microbial ecosystem

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The connection between poor oral health and the heightened risk of systemic diseases has been long established, which is why the practice...

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FDI survey: Only a few countries enable dentists to administer SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

GENEVA, Switzerland: Like other oral health professionals, dentists are front-line workers who provide an essential healthcare service. Accordingly, many ...

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TePe establishes regional support office in Asia

SINGAPORE: Reinforcing its presence in Asia, TePe has recently announced that it will be opening an office in central Singapore in March 2021. The ...

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