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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.

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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.

Health labels may deter people from buying sugary drinks, study finds

June 19, 2018 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: In an effort to deter people from smoking, cigarette packets are labelled with warnings and graphic images. In a new study, researchers from Australia’s Deakin University have investigated whether a similar labelling approach could dissuade people from buying sugary drinks. They found that young adults were less likely to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages that had health labels.

Poor dental health may indicate diabetes risk

June 18, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, U.S.: An interaction between diabetes and oral health has been investigated by numerous studies, and according to U.S. researchers, a link between diabetes and periodontal disease and dental caries was suggested as far back as the 1930s. In a poster presented at the recent Endocrine Society annual meeting, the researchers presented the results of their study on the impact of glucose tolerance on dental health in a representative population in the U.S. The main finding was that dental diseases may precede the development of diabetes.

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Innovative coating on dental appliances prevents bacterial growth

June 6, 2018 | News

SEOUL, South Korea: Nearly five million people each year seek orthodontic treatment in USA and Canada, says American Association of Orthodontists. This includes fixed orthodontic appliances and aligners, whose materials are prone to bacterial contamination. However, researchers from Yonsei and Kyung Hee universities in Seoul have now reported that they have developed a film that reduces bacterial growth on dental appliances.

‘World No Tobacco Day’ focuses on the heart of the problem

May 31, 2018 | News

Every year the 31st of May is observed as the World No Tobacco Day around the world to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco and to help them kick the habit. The theme for this year is Tobacco breaks heart.

Higuchi receives Nobel Biocare Branemark Osseointegration Award

May 18, 2018 | News

Dr. Kenji W. Higuchi, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Spokane, Wash., is the 11th recipient of the Nobel Biocare Branemark Osseointegration Award. This annual award bestowed by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), honors an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in any or all of the foundation’s mission categories: research, education and charitable causes.

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Alcohol consumption increases oral disease causing bacteria, Recent study

May 17, 2018 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Many people enjoy a drink, and now researchers from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine have identified that alcohol consumption affects the oral microbiome. In their study, they found that men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria associated with periodontal disease, some cancers and heart disease.

Acupuncture reduces anxiety in dental patients, observes a study

May 14, 2018 | News

YORK, UK: Fear of the dentist is something some people suffer from more than others. With multiple reasons for dental anxiety and its effects, there is however limited research on its impact and possible treatment methods. Researchers from the University of York have recently reviewed a number of studies on treating dental anxiety with acupuncture, and observed positive results.

Fluoride varnish application aids in prevention and progression of caries in children

May 12, 2018 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Whereas caries in adults and adolescents in Germany is declining, research has found that about 14 per cent of 3-year-olds in the country have cavities in their primary dentition. According to a report by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), fluoride varnish is effective in remineralisation of the tooth surface and prevents the development and progression of caries.

Resistance to anti-fungal drugs increased seen in severe childhood dental caries

May 11, 2018 | News

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.: Some young children experience severe dental caries that resists normal therapies. According to a recent study carried out by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, such tooth decay is associated with dental biofilms containing fungi and bacteria. It demonstrated how the sticky matrix produced by plaque bacteria acts as a shield, protecting yeasts from antifungals. However, the research made new findings that point to a way around this defense.

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Tooth loss in Middle-aged is linked to increased coronary heart disease risk

May 2, 2018 | News

NEW ORLEANS, U.S.: Losing two or more teeth in middle age is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, according to preliminary research. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Epidemiology and Prevention Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs provide more effective dental pain relief

May 2, 2018 | News

CLEVELAND, U.S.: Effective pain management is of utmost importance to dental practitioners. Opioid and nonopioid analgesic agents are among the commonly prescribed medications to manage patients with dental pain. However, according to a new examination of the results of 460 published studies, opioids are not among the most effective or longest-lasting options for relief from acute dental pain.

3-D printed and drug filled dentures can now keep infections away

May 2, 2018 | News

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Statistically speaking, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections leading to denture stomatitis. Seen with typical inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth.

Treating Incipient Dental Caries In Children, A New Method Developed

May 1, 2018 | News

WASHINGTON, U.S.: Prevention of dental caries in children is the best way to improve their oral health; however, many patients would be thrilled to have access to an alternative if their teeth did develop caries and needed restorative work. In new research, scientists from the University of Washington have developed a method that uses proteins to remineralize tooth enamel to treat white spot lesions and incipient caries.

Shovel-shaped incisors a result of genetic mutation from last ice age

May 1, 2018 | News

BERKELEY, Calif., U.S.: Scientists have been puzzled by the evolutionary adaptation behind a common tooth trait of northeastern Asians and Native Americans: shovel-shaped incisors. An analysis of archeological specimens carried out by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley has shown that nearly all early Native Americans had shoveled incisors, and genetic evidence pinpoints the selection to a long period of isolation in the far north 20,000 years ago.

Stop unauthorized courses or face strict action, warns Dental Council of India

April 20, 2018 | News

New Delhi: India; In its notice dated 12th April 2018, Dental council of India (DCI) has recognized that several dental courses conducted by certain institutions in the country are wrong on moral, ethical and legal grounds.

The Trefoil Concept: A ground breaking graftless solution introduced in India

April 10, 2018 | Events | News

Bangalore, India: Dr. Kenji W. Higuchi introduced the Trefoil concept to the world at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2016, New York. The same day rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible or a failing dentition in the mandible with a definitive implant-supported prosthesis promises to revolutionize implantology. Nearly two years and many publications later, Dr.Kenji Higuchi introduces the Trefoil concept in India in 2018.

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Mandahasam programme to make elders in Kerala smile again

February 25, 2018 | News

Mandahasam in Malayalam means Smile. It is also the name of the latest initiative by the Social Justice (SJ) department of Kerala. It's main objective is to address nutritional deficiencies in senior citizens without teeth and to rehabilitate them.

Implant Study Group reaches another milestone, completes 35 batches

December 16, 2017 | Events | News

Implant study group (ISG) reached another milestone with the graduation of its 35th batch. For over 15 years, Dr. Girish Rao and Dr. Anandakrishna GN, founder mentors of ISG, have extensively trained over 1000 students from all over India and overseas in the field of implantology.

W&H and Planmeca kick off action plan for the Indian market

December 15, 2017 | News

BANGALORE, India: Kicking off a series of events to increase their brand awareness in India, cooperation partners Planmeca and W&H have hosted exclusive roadshows in six of the country’s metropolises. At the evening events that were specifically tailored to the demands of the Indian dental market, attendees had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the two companies’ comprehensive product portfolios during interactive expert discussions and live demonstrations.

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Teeth within an hour: A ticking time bomb

December 15, 2017 | Events | News

In my lecture at this year’s EAO meeting, attendees received an overview of over 50 years of working with implants and why we did it in certain ways back then and why we do it differently today. When I started placing implants, they were only for specialists in oral surgery and prosthetics.

Dr.Joseph Choukroun comes to India for the first time with SYFAC

December 13, 2017 | Education | Events | News

New Delhi: The two day SYFAC programme organized by LifeCare Devices Private Limited during a cold weekend of 9-10 December 2017 was attended by over 80 participants. Incidentally, this is the first SYFAC programme in India, for the inventor of PRF, the celebrated Dr. Joseph Choukroun.

IDA launches Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Super Speciality Dental Clinic

November 2, 2017 | News

Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Government of India, inaugurated the Centre at IDA’s Head Office at Prabhadevi. In his address he called for establishment of affordable dental hospitals across the country to improve access to oral care

Robot independently places 3-D printed implants in a patient in China

October 1, 2017 | News

XI'AN, China: In a independent surgery, a robot has placed two 3-D-printed implants into a patient’s mouth. The successful procedure can be one of the ways to reduce the shortage of skilled dental professionals in Asia, especially in metropolises such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and furthermore can eliminate risks posed by poor-quality surgeries performed by unqualified dentists.

Pierre Fauchard Academy confers “Elmer S Best Memorial Award” to Prof. Verma during FDI in Madrid

September 13, 2017 | News

Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma has received yet another prestigious award “Elmer S Best Memorial Award” for outstanding contributions to the art and science of Dentistry by ‘Pierre Fauchard Academy’ International, USA during FDI – Annual World Dental Congress 2017. This award is bestowed only one personality annually, worldwide in the field of Dentistry by the Pierre Fauchard Academy outside the US, for the contribution to Dentistry.

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Dr.Mahesh Verma receives “Elmer S Best Memorial Award”during FDI in Madrid

September 13, 2017 | News

Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma has received yet another prestigious award “Elmer S Best Memorial Award” for outstanding contributions to the art and science of Dentistry by ‘Pierre Fauchard Academy’ International, USA during FDI – Annual World Dental Congress 2017. This award is bestowed only one personality annually, worldwide in the field of Dentistry by the Pierre Fauchard Academy outside the US, for the contribution to Dentistry.

Interview: “We want to provide cost effective hands on courses with reputed international speakers”

September 6, 2017 | Events | Interviews

Emanuel Recupero is the founder and current CEO of Dental ED. He graduated as a trained microbiologist, and eventually worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Melbourne, Australia. During this time, Emanuel gained proficiency in financial strategic marketing. He learnt that study clubs were the most important place for dental professionals to exchange skill sets. By 2003 inspired by the advancement of new web-conferencing technologies he saw the potential of transmitting live lectures to multiple study club sites, thus providing esteemed speakers to dentists at an accessible and affordable price. By June of 2003, the world’s first-ever, live web-based dental seminar was tested and, by February 2004, Dental ED was born. Dental Tribune South Asia speaks to Emanuel Recupero as he brings Dental Ed to India.

New experimental drug promises hope for those with diabetic periodontal disease

September 2, 2017 | News

An experimental drug that mimics an insulin-regulating hormone could rebuild bone, and perhaps advance treatment for Type 2 diabetics.

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