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Plaque control measures and thrust for preventive dentistry—dentists’ attitude

July 10, 2020 | News

Periodontitis is pandemic in nature and distributed all over the world. The disease’s prevalence and burden on oral health in India is no different, and periodontitis shows no discrimination between race, sex, caste or creed. Many studies quote an incidence rate of greater than 30% among the global adult population. The numbers are staggering: more than 300 million people in India have periodontitis. If we consider gingivitis, the numbers are even more mind-boggling. Periodontitis remains the single largest reason for loss of teeth currently. Although many risk factors and predisposing factors are attributed to the aetiology of periodontitis, dental plaque is the predominant reason and the most easily modifiable risk factor to prevent periodontal disease.

US dentistry teeters toward recovery

July 7, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Dentists in the U.S. are seeing more patients despite the continued and alarming spread of SARS-CoV-2 within the country. In the same week that the daily number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 steadily topped 40,000, analysts at Baird Equity Research found that patient volumes had increased by an encouraging rate. The analysts said that this suggested that the rising number of infections in the U.S. was not currently impacting the recovery of its dental market.

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An Epidemiological Perspective of COVID-19 in India – Dr. Riddhi Babel (PhDc, MPH, BDS)

July 5, 2020 | News

It is essential to observe a downward trajectory of cases along with low positivity rate for the successful reopening of the different parts of the country. Investment in the public health system by the government and trust in public health experts is fundamental in India’s fight against this virus, writes Dr Riddhi A. Babel (PhDc, MPH, BDS), Epidemiology PhD candidate at Rutgers School of Public Health.

Nanotechnology may improve soft-tissue integration of dental implants

July 3, 2020 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: Ensuring the formation of a solid soft-tissue seal at the dental abutment surface is crucial for protecting the underlying tissue from the microbial-rich oral environment. In recent years, nanotechnology has been increasingly applied in dentistry. Now, researchers from the University of Queensland have applied titania nanopores (TNPs) to the surface of titanium. The aim of the research is to modify dental implants with nanopores in order to enhance soft-tissue integration and wound healing.

Casting a green future: Recycling the gypsum dental products – Sakshi Sharma

July 3, 2020 | News

The prospects of green, eco-friendly, sustainable dental practices are the need of the hour which necessitates the reuse and recycling of dental waste e.g. gypsum products. Gypsum waste produced in dental settings includes the dental stone, plaster of Paris, gypsum investment material and dental plaster. This article describes various methods used for the recycling of gypsum products.

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Researchers develop saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 test and examine COVID-19 prevalence among dentists

July 2, 2020 | News

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada: Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in Saskatoon are currently working on two large projects that have recently received substantial federal funding. The first project is aimed at developing a novel saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2 detection, whereas the second one aims to examine COVID-19 incidence rates among Canadian dentists.

A tribute to Dr B S Bagi: A pioneer in forensic odontology & medicolegal research in India 

June 30, 2020 | News

Dr Baburao S Bagi (B.D.S, L.L.M) - a pioneer in Forensic Odontology and Medicolegal Research in India, left for his heavenly abode last week. Here is a heartfelt tribute to Dr Bagi from Dr Sameer Patil, Principal, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune who had, in the early years of his career, had a close association with Dr Bagi.

Oral Health Matters! The Lancet FIRST ever commission on Oral Health

June 26, 2020 | News

Last year, The Lancet Series aimed to get global oral health on global health agendas. On 25 June 2020, The Lancet announced that 27 experts across research, policy, advocacy & clinical dentistry from 16 countries will continue this work via a Lancet Commission on Oral Health. Dr Divyesh Mundra gives more details on the Lancet Health Commission and its plans.

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Protocols for maintaining asepsis during surgical documentation in dentistry : Dr Mayur Davda

June 24, 2020 | News

In dentistry, preventing working site infection can prove to be a challenge along with chances of cross-contamination and potential disease transmission despite our best attempts to use standard aseptic protocols. Even documentation can lead to cross-contamination if proper precautions are not taken. This article by Dr Mayur Davda provides standard protocols that can be followed in the clinic for successful documentation while minimizing cross-contamination.

Corona- The Crown Jewel that can bring positive changes in the future of dentistry: Dr Biju Abraham

June 19, 2020 | News

If one gives it a thought, COVID-19 is arm-twisting us into accepting a new normal. COVID-19 has indeed made us aware of the lacunae in the functioning of private dental setups, which need to be filled. Coronavirus, while being the reason behind almost all things bad in recent times, can also be the harbinger of a positive change in the field of dentistry.

Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2: “We need to talk more about it”

June 18, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Despite dental settings presenting a significantly elevated risk of infection for those in and beside the chair, testing patients for the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains optional. Those advocating for testing say that it would help to keep dental practices safer, to reduce the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) that clinics use, and to streamline appointment scheduling and treatment. A number of options are available, and one UK doctor is advocating for antibody tests for dental practices.

COVID-19 spread from asymptomatic individuals : The chaos & complexity explained by Dr Rohan Bandi

June 13, 2020 | News

The World Health Organization (WHO)​ has been in the limelight for many wrong reasons too, since the beginning of SARS-CoV 2. The latest controversy has been about a statement that said 'infection spread from asymptomatic individuals is very rare,' which drew criticism from epidemiologists across the world. Read the full story.

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Importance of vitamin D in dentistry: Could it play a role in resistance to infectious diseases?

June 11, 2020 | News

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that is obtained through diet or synthesised in the skin from cholesterol when the skin receives adequate sun exposure (the main means of obtaining the vitamin). Unfortunately, exposure to direct sunlight has declined dramatically in today’s society with the increase in the number of office jobs. Furthermore, as we grow older, our ability to absorb vitamin D decreases. Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health problem, affecting all age groups. Recent studies have shown that about 70% of society is deficient in vitamin D.1

For the Young Dentist: 5 steps to stand out in the post-Covid world through strong online branding

June 9, 2020 | News

Dr Kumar Anshul (BDS, MBA), who has leveraged social media & personal branding to his advantage at multiple times during his professional journey, gives tips for the young dentists on how they should establish their brand using some of the best tools available online.

Sustainable dentistry: Encouraging environmental consciousness in dental practice

June 5, 2020 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: An increasing number of dental professionals are emphasising the need to move towards eco-friendly dentistry in order to reduce waste, decrease pollution and conserve energy. Green dentistry is the way forward, and it is likely to shape the future of oral health. To learn more about the subject and the specific sustainable developmental goals that may lessen the environmental impact of dental practices, Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Robert Panjkov, the founder of an award-winning dental practice based in Melbourne.

The rising costs in oral healthcare – Time to reboot & reset clinics for economics (Part 5)

June 5, 2020 | News

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy, including that of the dental industry. Most dental clinics are shut and a few are offering only the emergency services. Dr Bhavdeep Ahuja will analyse "the rising costs in the oral health care services and how to reboot and restart the dental clinics" in his 5 part series. "Life is a Business that doesn’t cover the Costs" - is the fifth article of the series.

The rising costs in oral healthcare – Time to reboot & reset clinics for economics (Part 4)

June 5, 2020 | News

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy, including that of the dental industry. Most dental clinics are shut and a few are offering only the emergency services. Dr Bhavdeep Ahuja will analyse "the rising costs in the oral health care services and how to reboot and restart the dental clinics" in his 5 part series. "Control the Inventory and Control the Profits" - is the fourth article of the series.

The rising costs in oral healthcare – Time to reboot & reset clinics for economics (Part 3)

June 5, 2020 | News

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy, including that of the dental industry. Most dental clinics are shut and a few are offering only the emergency services. Dr Bhavdeep Ahuja will analyse "the rising costs in the oral health care services and how to reboot and restart the dental clinics" in his 5 part series. "Expenses – A Small Leak will Sink a Great Ship" - is the third article of the series.

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