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It’s time we used Vitamin D to reduce the risk of COVID-19 severity

April 14, 2021 | News

People that traditionally exhibit vitamin D deficiency, such as older adults and nursing home residents, are the same groups that have also been excessively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. New guidance (Dec 22, 2020) from the UK government allowed the extremely clinically vulnerable people to receive a free 4-month supply of daily vitamin D supplements—similar to an initiative launched earlier in Scotland.

Clean-O-Denture – a device to improve denture hygiene – Dr. Pranit Bora

April 14, 2021 | News

Numerous products are available in the market to clean the dentures but inconclusive outcomes of these products discourage the population to use them as a routine denture hygiene measure. So in order to address these issues, a device combing all possible features of cleaning denture is designed to attain conclusive outcomes.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine use paused over blood clot concerns

April 13, 2021 | News

Today, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a statement recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID 19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

The mouth and SARS-CoV-2: Evidence of infected cells suggests key role in infection, transmission

April 13, 2021 | News

BETHESDA, Md., U.S.: COVID-19 can cause a number of symptoms in the oral cavity, such as lesions, ulcerations and a loss of taste, and yet the role of the mouth in SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission is poorly understood. A study by an international team of scientists has found evidence that the virus infects cells in the mouth. This finding, the researchers say, shows that the oral cavity could play an important role in SARS-CoV-2 infection and underscores the need for adequate prevention measures in dental settings.

How open architecture CAD/CAM can benefit your practice

April 13, 2021 | News

ChairsideCAD, available from exocad, is the choice of software for leading manufacturers of dental CAD/CAM systems, according to the company, and it has been selected as a Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award recipient in 2019 and 2020.

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SaNOtize’s Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) can minimize COVID-19 transmission and symptom severity

April 11, 2021 | News

With the rising cases of COVID-19 globally and the constantly evolving variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus, an end to this pandemic seems to be uncertain. Amidst this uncertainty, a Vancouver-based biotech company 'SaNOtize Research & Development Corp. (SaNOtize)' has come up with a new ray of hope in the form of Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS), which could prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission and shorten the COVID-19 course. It can also reduce the damage and severity of the COVID-19 symptoms in individuals already infected.

Can we use the word “permanent” when it comes to what we do in dentistry?

April 8, 2021 | News

As we all know, dentistry is dedicated to understanding the workings of the oral cavity, the maxillomandibular relationship, the repair of tooth decay, the reconstruction of partially or completely fractured teeth, the replacement of missing teeth, aesthetics, smile design, the creation of proper tooth alignment, the fixing of bite discrepancies, and much, much more. Regardless of what we as clinicians do for our patients, are there any solutions that should necessarily be described as being permanent?

Have your say in DTI’s global reader survey

April 8, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Since 2003, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has provided essential information for the dental community through its global print publications and has delivered the newest dental content to its readers online. To continue evolving this service to you, we are asking for just a few moments of your time to let us know your thoughts.

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How COVID-19 has forced us all to relook our practices, lives and goals

April 7, 2021 | News

Many of us react in quite different ways to changes happening around us. Take a moment to read this short account of what is not so much my change journey, but what it could mean to you, your practice, your team in becoming stronger and more flexible in response to change in an ever-changing environment.

Capitalising on digitisation with the right strategy

March 30, 2021 | Advertorial

KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation can bring dental technicians and dentists closer together. How new opportunities arising from this interdisciplinary approach can be used best is the topic of Amann Girrbach’s AG.Live CON virtual congress, which will be held from 20 to 24 April.

3D-printed modified activator for correction of skeletal Class II malocclusion

March 29, 2021 | News

Innovators of 3D-printed activator appliance, Dr. Akshay Parmar and Dr. Krishnakumar Jaju, say that it can be efficient and effective in improving the sagittal molar relationship for the treatment of Class II skeletal malocclusion.

Living in digital age: Can smartphones be detrimental to oral health?

March 26, 2021 | News

TEL AVIV, Israel: Since digital technology is so deeply rooted in our society, it would be hard to imagine a world without the internet. Whereas smartphones used to be a commodity, they have now become a necessity for most people, offering limitless opportunities and opening the door to the rest of the world. Ironically, when overused, smartphones can also socially isolate people. A new study has also found that excessive use of smartphones and social media may cause certain health problems, including bruxism and facial muscle pain.

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Yomi provides educational opportunity for dental students

March 22, 2021 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: The New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) is the third U.S. dental school to acquire, install and use devices for robot-assisted dental implant surgeries. The Yomi devices are expected to enhance clinical practice.

FDI survey: Only a few countries enable dentists to administer SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

March 17, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: Like other oral health professionals, dentists are front-line workers who provide an essential healthcare service. Accordingly, many countries have included dentists in priority vaccination groups. But what about allowing dentists to administer SARS-CoV-2 vaccines? A recent survey conducted by FDI World Dental Federation revealed that only one-third of the responding countries permitted vaccine administration by dentists. In light of the results, FDI has urged more countries to enable dentists to administer the vaccines.

FDI World Dental Congress 2021 will be held online

March 10, 2021 | Events

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Association and FDI have announced that they will present a completely virtual special edition of the World Dental Congress (WDC) from 26 to 29 September. Owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the congress has been moved fully online for the first time.

COVID-19 and dental education: Will dental schools admit new students in 2021?

March 3, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Since the COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted access to clinical practice, students around the world have been adversely affected by the far-reaching consequences the pandemic has had on dental education. To make the most of the current situation, numerous schools have instituted video and virtual platforms in order to familiarise students with standard clinical procedures. However, the knowledge gained through online learning is limited, and some students are now being asked to repeat the 2020–2021 academic year in order to complete the necessary clinical training. To this end, some dental schools have announced that they will not be admitting new students in 2021.

Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine receives FDA approval

February 27, 2021 | News

A key advisory group of the Food and Drug Administration experts, known as the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, has recommended the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine's approval on Friday, 26 February. This will pave the way for the authorization of this vaccine and its availability at the earliest.

Twitter vs science: How users access scientific information in tweets

February 24, 2021 | News

LEIDEN, Netherlands/DALIAN, China: When it comes to social media platforms, Twitter has certainly established itself as a well-known brand since its launch in 2006. The micro-blog website is popular among political and cultural figures, for example, as well as scientists and researchers, who use the platform to share their work. A new study suggests that an understanding of how Twitter users click science can lead to improved engagement with science in social media contexts.

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