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Free webinar highlights new technique in denture fabrication

February 24, 2020 | News

Prof. Jiro Abe is the pioneer of a denture fabrication technique that is gaining popularity in dental practices around the world. In a free Ivoclar Vivadent webinar on Saturday, 7 March, he will be detailing this technique and some valuable tips on how to apply it.

Dental world reacts to coronavirus outbreak

February 21, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Over the past month, one topic has dominated the international news cycle above all else—the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. As of 10 February 2020, more than 40,620 cases of the virus have been confirmed and 910 deaths have resulted from it. In response, many dental associations and organisations have released advice on what dental professionals can do to help limit the transmission of the virus.

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EFP and WHF release consensus report on links between periodontal and cardiovascular health

February 13, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium/GENEVA, Switzerland: Though various associations between periodontal health and cardiovascular health have previously been explored, a comprehensive analysis of this relationship has been absent—until now. The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) have published a consensus report asserting that there is strong epidemiological evidence demonstrating independent associations between severe periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.

Study shines spotlight on oral health of children with autism

January 31, 2020 | News

DURBAN, South Africa: As the number of reported cases of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to climb across the globe, the special attention that they may require in order to help them avoid oral health problems has become more apparent. A study out of South Africa has shed light on this issue and pointed towards ways that could help decrease oral health inequalities in this population.

Oral health the focus at UN event

January 28, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: At the 2019 United Nations General Assembly, a side event, hosted by New York University (NYU) and The Lancet, called for oral health to be integrated into universal health coverage (UHC). Among the main issues raised were the influence of the sugar industry worldwide and the importance of public-private partnership. The event was co-sponsored by the governments of Egypt, Japan and Thailand as well as the World Economic Forum and supported by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.

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Study presents new treatment for jaw osteonecrosis around dental implants

January 27, 2020 | News

SEOUL, South Korea: Dental implants are a key treatment for tooth loss, but can cause a variety of complications. One such complication is osteonecrosis, which can result from patients taking medications such as bisphosphonates for bone disease. Current treatments for osteonecrosis are not always effective. However, researchers from Yonsei University College of Dentistry in Seoul have reported their successful treatment of a patient using a new regimen.

Dental industry ranks highly on American list of best jobs

January 26, 2020 | News

WASHINGTON, U.S.: Though it can be stressful at times, a career in the dental industry is often highly sought after owing to the relatively high wages and attractive working hours. It comes as little surprise therefore that an American media company’s recent ranking of professions placed dentist at No. 2 and orthodontist close behind in fourth place.

Dental community responds to Australian bush-fires

January 25, 2020 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Though recent bouts of rain have brought some much-needed relief to areas of Australia battered by bush-fires in the past few months, dozens of fires still continue to burn across the states of New South Wales and Victoria. To help with recovery efforts in those areas that have been affected, numerous members of the Australian dental community have come together to offer financial aid and other services.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release statement on spread of Candida auris

January 24, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement declaring that Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. One of the main reasons that CDC released the statement was because C. auris outbreaks had occurred in health care settings.

Researchers call for thoughtful dental waste management to minimize the impact on environment

January 20, 2020 | News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., U.S.: Harvard University’s recent Worldwide Week had the researchers from Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) drawing the participants’ attention to the correlation between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. The team of researchers believes that dentistry has a profound impact on our planet’s environmental health, which, in turn, affects oral health. The link between dental health and the environment makes it crucial for us to manage dental waste effectively.

Mahesh Chaudhary – Master Dental Technician Who Touched, Transformed And Inspired Many Lives!

January 15, 2020 | News

Dental Tribune South Asia pays its heartfelt tribute to the master dental technician, ceramist par excellence, a great mentor and human being, Mr Mahesh Chaudhary, after his untimely demise on 6th Jan 2020. Three clinicians who had had a close association with him - Drs. Akshita Mehrotra, Rainy Surana and Ali Tunkiwala share their experiences on how it was like working with him and learning from him.

Editorial: Medicine vs Alternative Medicine: “If it works, it’s medicine; if it doesn’t, it isn’t”

January 12, 2020 | News

I happened to read this thread on Twitter this morning. It's on a topic that will remain relevant forever "Medicine vs Alternative Medicine". Most relevant to all those healthcare professionals who debate on different treatment modalities along the lines of Logical vs Illogical, Scientific vs Unscientific, Evidence-based or not, and Medicine vs Alternative medicine.

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Study finds modest association between periodontitis and low levels of vitamin D

January 11, 2020 | News

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada: There is sufficient scientific evidence that shows why vitamin D is essential to the body’s proper functioning. The vitamin is helpful for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and can assist in regulating insulin levels and managing diabetes treatment. Now, a new study has found an association between low levels of vitamin D and periodontal disease.

Survey reveals the impact of a good smile and healthy teeth on self confidence and well-being

January 11, 2020 | News

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., U.S: A new study published by Cigna, a worldwide health services organization, helps confirm the connection between oral health and confidence. It shows that people who reported as having “excellent” oral health had higher self-confidence than those who reported, “fair to poor oral health.” The study also shows that the insecurities about smiles and oral health have had a direct impact on employment opportunities for many of the people included in the study.

Dental students embrace new learning technology that helps them build their skills & knowledge

January 10, 2020 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: In an exciting advancement in healthcare education, dental students and medical nurses have been experimenting with augmented reality (AR) to help build their skills and knowledge. In contrast to virtual reality (VR), which provides a fully artificial environment, augmented reality (AR) is an overlay of computer-generated content onto the physical surroundings.

Human Papilloma Virus in salivary exosomes may help in the early detection of mouth & throat cancer

January 10, 2020 | News

DURHAM, N.C., U.S./BIRMINGHAM, U.K.: Cancers that occur in the back of the mouth or in the upper throat are often diagnosed only when they are advanced as they are difficult to spot in their early stages. Acoustofluidics is a novel, noninvasive method that analyzes saliva for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16, which happens to be the pathogenic strain linked with oropharyngeal cancers (OPC). This new technique has demonstrated a high success rate in detecting OPC in whole saliva in almost half of the patients tested and in the majority of confirmed OPC patients.

Perio Workshop 2019, Spain develops new guidelines for the treatment of periodontitis

December 13, 2019 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Perio Workshop 2019 has put forth an evidence-based, more effective approach towards the treatment of Stage I, II and III periodontitis. More than 90 leading periodontists, dental experts and specialists from across the world attended this meeting organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) to develop the treatment guidelines.

Researchers from the University of Toronto conduct the largest patient complaint study to date

December 13, 2019 | News

TORONTO, Canada: A team of researchers from the University of Toronto have recently published the largest longitudinal study conducted on patient complaints to date. The study analyzed the complaints made over a period of eleven years to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), the regulatory and licensing body governing Ontario’s dentists and their standards of practice. The study has provided insights into perceptions surrounding oral health care professionals and their standards of care and highlighted the importance of high-quality clinical care and treatment.

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