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Bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth and restores bone defects in oral cavity

November 23, 2020 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Large cranial reconstructions are being increasingly performed worldwide, but remain a substantial clinical challenge. Researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, in cooperation with Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Uppsala University, have now developed a novel bioceramic implant. Study results show that it has been proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way which was previously not possible.

Mitigation methods currently in place are effective, study shows

November 22, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: The latest results of a promising feasibility study which demonstrated the effectiveness of mitigation methods used in dental practices during aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) have given an insight into the current situation in the UK.

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WHO rejects Remdesivir for COVID19

November 20, 2020 | News

The World Health Organization (WHO) panel, in its latest statement, has recommended against the use of the remdesivir, an antiviral drug, in hospitalized Covid-19 patients. WHO says there is no evidence that the drug improves mortality.

Leading dental schools unite

November 19, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Four of the world’s top dental colleges have entered into an alliance that aims to advance dental education and pursue new research initiatives. The new partnership—named DentAlliance—connects leading dental faculties on four continents, and its launch has been hailed as a transformative step for dental education.

ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists

November 17, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of-care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other medical conditions, including COVID-19, that could complicate dental care or put the patient and dental staff at risk is within a dentist’s scope of practice. “Yet currently, rapid and reliable COVID-19 tests are not available to dentists for in-office use, which makes no sense,” states ADA President Dr. Daniel Klemmedson.

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FDA changes stance on dental amalgam

November 15, 2020 | News

WHITE OAK, Md., U.S.: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its guidance for the use of dental amalgam in tooth restorations. The agency said in September that the use of dental amalgam should be avoided whenever possible in certain groups, such as in pregnant women, women who are planning to become pregnant, in children and in people with certain preexisting neurological diseases.

“Let’s Reset – Pandemic Proofing Your Dental Practice” – a book by Dr Diksha Batra for dentists

November 11, 2020 | Interviews | News

Dr Diksha Batra spent the majority of the Covid times of 2020 doing research and establishing safety protocols in the form of videos for dentists under the aegis of the Indian Dental Association. Now, she has authored a book called “Let’s Reset - Pandemic Proofing Your Dental Practice”. She talks about her book in this interview.

New ICMR study: Rapid Antigen Test can detect COVID-19 patients within the first 5 days of illness

November 9, 2020 | News

Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) showed an excellent specificity to 'rule-in' COVID-19 patients within the first 5 days of illness and had a moderate sensitivity. Therefore, patients showing positive results need to be immediately triaged and those with negative tests should be reconfirmed by an rRT-PCR.

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ICMR replies to dentist’s letter on the use of Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19 in dental clinics

November 8, 2020 | News

Rapid Antigen Tests are an easy and economical option for dentists to use in their clinics to identify the potential Covid-19 spreaders visiting their dental clinics. However, these tests are not available for dentists. A letter that was sent to health authorities and ICMR on 17 Sept 2020 has finally received a response on 1 Nov 2020. Read the ICMR responses below.

Nine technologies that will shape the future of dentistry – The Medical Futurist

November 4, 2020 | News

Nine new technologies from virtual reality through artificial intelligence (A.I.) to CRISPR are all set to revolutionise dentistry. They will not only have a huge impact on how dentistry will be practised but also on how patients will take care of themselves in the future.

Nitric Oxide- the Nobel prize winning molecule, can play a critical role in the Covid-19 cure

October 29, 2020 | News

The world is still grappling with the Covid19 pandemic and researchers are trying hard to find a cure via repurposed drugs. One such molecule, which has shown great promise is Nitric oxide. Dr. Mihir Shah (MDS, pediatric dentistry) describes in detail the data available on the use of Nitric oxide.

COVID-19: Beyond a respiratory illness. A Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS)- Amisha Parekh

October 24, 2020 | News

COVID-19, although previously considered to be an exclusively respiratory illness, in the course of the disease has presented itself with a variety of symptoms from the involvement of multiple systems such as ophthalmologic, dermatologic, hepatic or abdominal symptoms and sometimes with just mere loss of sense of smell. This article by Amisha Parekh describes the multi-system involvement seen in Covid-19.

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COVID-19: Beyond a respiratory illness. A multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS)- Amisha Parekh

October 24, 2020 | News

COVID19 although previously considered to be an exclusively respiratory illness, in the course of the disease has presented itself with a variety of symptoms from the involvement of multiple systems such as ophthalmologic, dermatologic, hepatic or abdominal symptoms and sometimes with just mere loss of sense of smell. This article by Amisha Parekh describes the multi-system involvement seen in Covid-19.

Dr Abdelsalam Elaskary’s Vestibular Extraction Socket Therapy (VST): Summary of the webinar

October 22, 2020 | News

This is the summary of the webinar conducted by Dr Abdelsalam Elaskary on his new technique - Vestibular Extraction Socket Therapy on 17 Oct 2020.

“Z-plate for mandibular fractures”- Design patent for Dr Kende & team (OMFS), GDCH Mumbai

October 11, 2020 | Interviews | News

Dr Prajwalit Kende and his team, Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Govt Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai has innovated "Z-plate" for the management of mandibular fractures. Government of India has granted a design patent for the same and published the work in their journal. Dr Prajwalit Kende describes his innovation in this conversation.

Pediatric dentistry in 2020 and beyond: A perspective of two young pediatric dentists

October 7, 2020 | News

Two young pediatric dentists describe the emerging philosophies and concepts in Pediatric dentistry. What pediatric dentistry looks like, now & beyond 2020.

New research may expedite regenerative dentistry

October 5, 2020 | News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Understanding of cell types and the mechanisms of dental growth is essential for the reconstruction and engineering of teeth. Therefore, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have investigated the cellular composition of growing and non-growing mouse and human teeth. They believe that the new data on the cellular make-up and growth of teeth could accelerate developments in regenerative dentistry and in the treatment of tooth sensitivity.

Elaskary’s Vestibular Extraction Socket Therapy: Immediate implants in compromised infected sockets

September 26, 2020 | Interviews | News

Dr Abdelsalam Elaskary, a seasoned innovator, author and educator in implant dentistry describes his new technique "Vestibular Extraction Socket Therapy" that will help clinicians to effectively manage compromised and infected fresh extraction sockets with immediate implant placement.

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