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Family characteristics affect the periodontal diseases in children and adolescents

July 2, 2019 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: We have enough literature to demonstrate an association between dental caries and family characteristics. However, the same is not true about periodontal disease, where the evidence is limited. Therefore, a recent systematic review assessed the influence of family characteristics on periodontal diseases in children and adolescents.

New study reveals that our food choices are decided by how our tongue perceives the food texture

July 2, 2019 | News

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., U.S.: It is a well-known fact that individual differences in taste and smell perception decide whether a person likes or dislikes a particular type of food. A recent study used chocolate to investigate how our tongue reacts to different food textures, and influences us to eat, like or reject different types of food.

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An interview with Dr. Maria Csillag (Budapest) – the creator of Smylist®

July 1, 2019 | Interviews

Dr. Maria Csillag is the inventor, chief instructor, and owner of Smylist® Ltd. Dr. Maria’s key achievements include the development of the Smylist® concept and the software, the gnatho ageing technique, the body balance technique, the MyActiveFace Smylist® facial muscle exercises and the Smile to go by Smylist® technique. Since 2008, she has been delivering training sessions on the use of the Smylist® Design Software and general smile design all over the world, adding courses in 2012 on her unparalleled, new, step-by-step complex approach, the Smylist® concept. This interview is an attempt to give the readers a better idea about Smylist, and how its principles can be applied to diagnose and treat even the musculoskeletal and medical problems.

My first editorial : Being a trend watcher.

June 27, 2019 | Education | Interviews | News

Dr. Rajeev Chitguppi (MDS) has taken over as the Executive Editor of Dental Tribune (South Asia) from May, 2019.

Interview with Dr. Gerhard Iglhaut, Germany (DDS, PhD) : A pioneer in Implantology

June 27, 2019 | Events | Interviews | News

Dr. Gerhard Iglhaut, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with an experience of more than 30 years in Implantology, will be visiting India in the month of August, 2019 to conduct a 5 day workshop on soft tissue management in Bangalore.

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Editorial: Can we rebuild the lost enamel?

June 27, 2019 | Interviews | News

We knew since the beginning that once the enamel is lost, it is lost forever because it cannot regenerate naturally.  However, this could all change in the future, thanks to Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She works out of the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California.

Allogenic stem cells – a faster and cheaper method to treat periodontitis

June 27, 2019 | News

SENDAI, Japan: Periodontitis is a common oral disease that affects the oral health of many people with serious effects. A new research from Japan proposes a novel cell-based regenerative approach, which promises to address & overcome some of the shortcomings and limitations of the regenerative therapies, currently being used for the treatment of periodontitis.

FDI highlights role of dental practitioners on World No Tobacco Day, 2019

June 27, 2019 | Events | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day on May 31 every year. WHO emphasizes on a specific area every year, and this year’s primary focus was on lung health. However, FDI World Dental Federation highlighted the relationship between the use of tobacco and oral health.

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Review study compares machined and sandblasted dental implant surfaces

June 27, 2019 | News

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Studies have shown that the implant surface roughness influences the degree of biological integration and success rates of dental implants, which has resulted in a shift of focus from machined to roughened implant surfaces. However, clinicians have still been looking for strong scientific evidence that supports the use of sandblasted implants over machined ones in clinical practice. Looking at this need, the team of researchers from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, carried out a comparative evaluation of implant failure and marginal bone loss between the two types of surfaces.

Fears of contaminated equipment use – HIV tests offered to dental patients.

June 27, 2019 | News

HODDESDON, UK: Hepatitis & HIV tests have been offered to more than 500 patients at a Hoddesdon dental practice, over concerns that they could have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of the use of improperly cleaned dental equipment.

New explanation for the genetic mechanism that triggers cleft lip and palate

June 27, 2019 | News

BONN, Germany/PHILADELPHIA, US: Though it was known for long that the TP63 gene can contribute to the development of cleft lip and palate, the exact process was unclear. A recent joint study by the universities of Bonn and Pennsylvania has clarified this mechanism of action.

Prophylactic use of antibiotics has no influence on the post-surgical dental implant complications

June 26, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: It’s still a debatable question whether antibiotics positively influence the survival of dental implants in systemically healthy patients. A team of researchers from the New York University College of Dentistry, conducted a study recently to determine the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis and specific antibiotic regimens for the prevention of postoperative infection (POI) in dental implant placement.

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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.

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.

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.

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