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Children’s teeth can reveal whether they were exposed to high stress in their early years

June 26, 2019 | News

WASHINGTON, U.S.: Exfoliated teeth, one of the few tissues in our body that record the history of environmental insults, are turning out to be a promising biomarker for modern medicine. The researchers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington showed the emerging evidence that teeth can reveal stress levels of patients.

A simple exercise that can improve oral function in the elderly.

June 26, 2019 | News

SEOUL, South Korea: Common symptoms frequently experienced by older adults include decreased salivation and xerostomia, which may lead to oral soft-tissue disease, dental caries, periodontal disease and oral candidiasis. It’s well known that masticatory and swallowing functions are closely linked to overall health, nutritional status and quality of life. At the same time, chemical agents used to treat dry mouth not only require a prescription, but may also cause side effects. A new study has shown improved oral function in the elderly, who perform a simple oral stretching and exercise technique.

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Finnish study links childhood oral infections and adult carotid atherosclerosis

June 26, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Studies that link oral infections with systemic diseases and conditions have been going on for a long time. A recent Finnish study, after a 27-year follow-up, has revealed that childhood oral infections, such as caries and periodontal diseases, are associated with a greater risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood. This is a significant finding, which emphasises the need for a quality oral care during childhood.

Use of antibacterial nanoparticles to prolong the life of dental restorations

June 26, 2019 | News

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., U.S.: To address the issue of dental restoration failures, researchers have started studying how nanoparticles with antibacterial properties could be added to composite resin restoration materials, so that they can strengthen the bond between the restoration and the tooth surfaces. This would help minimize the dental restorations failures due to cracking and secondary caries, and increase their longevity.

Mumbai hosts 1st international 3D cleaning congress, Endodontics redefined

March 6, 2019 | News

Mumbai , India: The first international 3D Cleaning congress was held on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2019. The congress was powered by Innovations Endo & Dental Masters academy. The first of its kind congress focused on the biological aspect of the endodontic procedures.Around 200 delegates participated in this unique congress from within India and overseas. Delegates from Iraq, Egypt, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Nepal ,Bangladesh and Australia participated in the congress.

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Dr.Mahesh Verma elected to the prestigious FDI World Dental Congress Science committee

February 4, 2019 | Events | News

In the month of  September, 2018 at the global meet of world’s leading organisation Fédération Dentaire Internationale  (FDI) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Director and Principal, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India, was elected to the prestigious science committee of the FDI. His candidature was nominated by Indian Dental Association (IDA) and he is the first Indian ever to get this opportunity.

French dentist wins contest of Dental photography school’s 2019 calendar

January 29, 2019 | Education | News

Dental photography school released the 3rd edition of its calendar in January this year. The idea of world dental photography calendar was to encourage all dentists to undertake better documentation. For 2019 calendar, the event received entries from over 18 countries.

GDCRI reaches another milestone, celebrates 60 years in existence

January 15, 2019 | Events | News

Bangalore: The Government Dental College and Research Institute (GDCRI) celebrated 60 years of dental education on 28th of December 2018. The grand event was attended by the Hon'ble Chief Mininster of Karnataka Shri.H.D.Kumaraswamy, Hon'ble Minister for water resources and medical education, Shri.D.K.Shivakumar

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Mangaluru hosts 46th National conference of Indian Prosthodontic Society

December 6, 2018 | Events | News

Mangaluru,Karnataka: The 46th Indian Prosthodontic Society National Conference held in Mangaluru from 15th to 18th November, 2018 was attended by 2300 delegates with more than 1000 scientific deliberations. There were 12 eminent international guest speakers and 42 National speakers of repute sharing a common platform for exchange of ideas and experiences, with the ultimate aim to provide better restorative care to our patients and the society at large.

Interview: “Representing India on the world stage is a big boost to Indian dentistry”

November 17, 2018 | Interviews

The 2019 Dental XP 7th Annual Global Symposium will showcase Global Team Dentistry and highlight the latest strategies in minimally invasive restorative & periodontal aesthetics, new digital 3D work flows, as well as a specific focus on managing full arch patients. Among a select group of leading global teams who have been invited to present their unique interdisciplinary concepts, is a team from India. The team of Dr. Udatta Kher, Dr. Ali Tunkiwala and Dr. T.V.Narayan will represent India at the symposium.

Nagpur hosts 40th national pedodontic conference, PEDOCON 2018

November 14, 2018 | Events | News

Nagpur, Maharastra: The Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (ISPPD) is a national society specifically concerned with the oral health of children in India. It aims to improve oral health in children and encourage the highest standards of clinical care. The society has been formed on the firm belief that every child has a fundamental right to his total oral health.

Interview: “Periobasics will help students and clinicians understand the subject better.”

October 25, 2018 | Interviews

Dr.Nitin Saroch is a Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology and Implantology, M.N. DAV Dental College,Solan.Himachal Pradesh. His brainchild periobasics.com is dedicated to making Periodontics and Implantology easy to understand. The website has over 16,000 users from around the world, logging in everyday to update their information on the subject. The author presents his views and discusses a myriad of topics relevant to the field. Dr.Niranjan Prabhakar , Executive editor of Dental Tribune India spoke to the author in a recent interview to get an insight into periobasics.com

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October 1st observed by IDA as International day for elderly people

October 5, 2018 | Events | News

Mumbai, India: International day for elderly people is celebrated on 1st of October worldwide to examine dental issues, promote public awareness and focus on which type of behavior can help older men and women throughout their life.

Recent study in Japan finds a possible link between bruxism and periodontal disease

October 1, 2018 | News

OKAYAMA, Japan: Researchers from Okayama University in their recent study looked into whether there was any relation between specific pattern concerning involuntary masseter muscle activity and the severity of periodontitis. In their study they subjected a group of people with various degrees of periodontitis to detailed measurements which further revealed that bruxism might be related to the acuteness of periodontal disease.

ISG and Bredent present optimizing function and aesthetics in implant prosthetics

September 22, 2018 | Events

Bangalore, India: On 22nd September 2018, Implant Study group and Indian Prosthodontic Society Bangalore branch,  in association with Bredent  organised and an update programme on Optimizing function and aesthetics in implant prosthetics.

Linked: Low-level vitamin D, periodontitis and Type 2 diabetes.

September 5, 2018 | News

TORONTO, Canada: For multiple reasons, vitamin D3 is an essential vitamin. In a new study that may add to its importance, researchers from the University of Toronto have identified how the vitamin and periodontitis together influence Type 2 diabetes. With the prevalence of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes reportedly on the rise, the study may help discover the role periodontal disease plays.

Interview: “The true human factor cannot be replaced”

September 5, 2018 | Interviews | News

At the annual meeting of the Channel3 group of key opinion leaders, held this year in June in Bologna in Italy, the fourth P-I Brånemark Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry was given to Dr Michael Cohen, founder of the Seattle Study Club. Recognising lifetime achievement in dentistry, it is presented yearly in honour of the late Prof. Per-Ingvar Brånemark, whose research on osseointegration revolutionised implantology and introduced safe and effective implant treatments. At the event, Dental Tribune International’s Nathalie Schüller spoke with Dr Cohen about Seattle Study Club, the two textbooks he compiled and his concept of digital analogue hybridisation.

ICCMO holds its first congress in India

September 1, 2018 | Events | News

The 1st congress of ICCMO (International College of Cranio Mandibular Orthopedics) India Section and IDA (India Dental Association) Bangalore, was held at The Capitol Hotel, Bangalore on 25th and 26th August 2018. The event was inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr.Jayakar Shetty (Vice-President, Dental Council of India).

Revenue of global dental implant market expected to further increase

August 30, 2018 | News

SELBYVILLE, Del., U.S.: A new report on the global dental implant market features key industry trends across the product, material, end-use, and regional landscapes. The report was compiled by research and consulting provider Global Market Insights and projects that the market’s revenue will exceed $5.2 billion by 2024.

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Interview: “With E-Cigarettes it is a see-saw game of good and bad”

August 29, 2018 | Education | Interviews

E-Cigarettes, formally known as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and are commonly reffered to as E-cigs, E-hookah, Vape sticks and Vape pens. Dr.Jagannath P,Former State Consultant for National Tobacco Control Program in Karnataka discusses about the good and bad of E -cigarettes with Dr.Niranjan Prabhakar, DT SEA

Dental ED maximised in Mumbai

August 28, 2018 | Events | News

Dental ED took dental education to a new level in India with its recent speaker Dr. Maxim Belograd. The three day hands-on course was held between 24 to 26th of August 2018 at Novotel Hotel, Juhu, Mumbai and led by Emanuel Recupero (CEO DentalED), Dr. Anand Mohatta (Dental ED Manager, India), Dr. Akshay Chaudhari, Dr. Adit Mehta and the fifteen person Dental ED team. The course was attended by forty seven participants from across the globe.

A less destructive method to whiten teeth developed in China

August 20, 2018 | News

NANCHANG, China: Social media adverts for whitening products show celebrities flaunting their pearly whites, putting pressure on consumers to conform to the ideal of white teeth. Patients can opt for over-the-counter or professional tooth whitening treatments, but both can harm the teeth. To combat this problem, Chinese researchers have now developed a new, less destructive method.

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Increased risk of oral cancer observed in combined use of vaping and tobacco products

August 15, 2018 | News

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.: Smoking remains a leading cause of oral cancer, and the tobacco product range is evolving with increasing use of non-cigarette tobacco products and dual use of multiple product types. New research conducted at the University of California, San Francisco has shown that most non-cigarette tobacco users are exposed to carcinogen levels comparable to or exceeding exposure among exclusive cigarette smokers—levels that are likely to place users at substantial risk.

Dental amalgam reduction endorsed by EU enters into effect

August 2, 2018 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Though fillings made with amalgam are generally considered to be safe for patients, studies have shown that dental amalgam may cause mercury poisoning in genetically susceptible populations. With this in mind, the use of dental amalgam fillings for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children under the age of 15, has been banned (barring exceptional circumstances) as of 1 July 2018 in accordance with an EU regulation regarding the material.

Bacteria are competitive by nature, reveals recent study

July 30, 2018 | News

NEW HAVEN, Conn., U.S.: With between 100 and 200 different strains of bacteria in the human mouth at any one time, the oral cavity can be a highly contested space. In a new study, scientists have suggested that the effects of antibiotics on particular bacterial communities throughout the entire body depend on whether neighboring species have competitive or cooperative relationships, as well as their spatial arrangement.

Nanostructured surface reduces bacterial growth, accelerates post implantation wound healing

July 25, 2018 | News

KARLSRUHE, Germany: Micro- and nanotechnology are gaining importance in the medical field and particularly in implantology. Dental implants provide a great way of improving patients’ quality of life. However, the risk of inflammation still exists and could, at worst, lead to the removal of a patient’s implant. To address this issue, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with experts in dental implants, have now developed a nanostructured surface that reduces the growth of bacteria to accelerate wound healing after implantation.

Trefoil concept travels to Easter Island on a humanitarian mission

July 23, 2018 | News

RAPA NUI, Chile: Dental implantology experts and the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) have taken a new treatment solution for edentulism to Rapa Nui, one of the most isolated inhabited locations in the world, also known as Easter Island. The island is home to a population of less than 8,000 and primarily one resident dentist serves the community. Consequently, dental services are limited, and many inhabitants are faced with severe financial restrictions too. In response to this need for care, Dr. Rubén Rosenberg partnered with FOR expert network member Dr. Kenji Higuchi to initiate this project.

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Periodontal disease linked to initiation of rheumatoid arthritis

July 8, 2018 | News

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: In recent years, increasing attention has been given to aspects of oral health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially related to associations with periodontal disease. The results of a study conducted at the University of Leeds in the UK, and recently presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) in Amsterdam, demonstrated increased levels of periodontal disease and disease-causing bacteria in individuals at risk of RA.

Back to Basics at the 20th IPS post-graduate convention

July 8, 2018 | Events | News

Chennai, India : The 20 Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS) National post graduate convention was held at Chettinad Dental College, Chennai, on 6 to 8 July 2018. The scientific extravaganza was themed as back to basics, structured to the present day needs. Over 1800 delegates from across the country participated in the event.

Mercury release from dental amalgam fillings possible on exposure to high strength MRI

July 7, 2018 | News

OAK BROOK, Ill., U.S./ANTALYA, Turkey: Exposure to ultrahigh -strength MRI may release toxic mercury from amalgam fillings in teeth, the Radiological Society of North America has cautioned. The warning is in reference to the findings of a new study conducted by Turkish researchers.

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