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

November 6, 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.

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.

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FDA changes stance on dental amalgam

November 3, 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.

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.

Leading dental schools unite

October 28, 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.

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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.

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.

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“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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Let dentists keep working—lessons from the second Israeli lockdown

September 24, 2020 | News

TEL AVIV, Israel: Dental clinics in Israel are operating as usual this week, despite a government-imposed lockdown that has been implemented to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with an Israeli dentist, who commented that the strict health protocols that are in place within dentistry justify the continued provision of elective care.

Low genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 is its weakness. A single vaccine may cover all its variants

September 23, 2020 | News

In this article, we analyze four recent articles published in Aug-Sept 2020 on the genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 and the potential therapeutic targets against it.

CDC updates (Sept 18 & 21, 2020) on Covid-19 spread & SARS-CoV-2 testing: Relevant to dentists

September 22, 2020 | News

Two updates (Sept 18 & 21, 2020) by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on Covid-19 guidelines, which are relevant to dental practice.

“Feluda”- CRISPR based high accuracy, low cost Covid-19 test gets DCGI approval for commercial use

September 20, 2020 | News

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test - FELUDA, received regulatory approvals on 19 September 2020 from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for commercial launch, as per ICMR guidelines, meeting high-quality benchmarks with 96% sensitivity and 98% specificity for detecting the novel coronavirus.

14 lines of evidence to support the critical role of Vitamin D in COVID 19 – Subhasree Ray

September 16, 2020 | News

Do you know that there are 14 already established pieces of scientific evidence to show a direct association between VitaminD deficiency & COVID19 severity-mortality? Yet, no standard guidelines available at the national or international level for common people.

COVID-19 herd immunity: Current status

September 14, 2020 | News

Herd immunity is a key concept for epidemic control, which states that only a proportion of a population needs to be immune to an infectious agent for it to stop generating large outbreaks. We can achieve herd immunity through two strategies: by overcoming natural infection or through vaccination.

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