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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release statement on spread of Candida auris

January 24, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement declaring that Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. One of the main reasons that CDC released the statement was because C. auris outbreaks had occurred in health care settings.

Researchers call for thoughtful dental waste management to minimize the impact on environment

January 20, 2020 | News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., U.S.: Harvard University’s recent Worldwide Week had the researchers from Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) drawing the participants’ attention to the correlation between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. The team of researchers believes that dentistry has a profound impact on our planet’s environmental health, which, in turn, affects oral health. The link between dental health and the environment makes it crucial for us to manage dental waste effectively.

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Mahesh Chaudhary – Master Dental Technician Who Touched, Transformed And Inspired Many Lives!

January 15, 2020 | News

Dental Tribune South Asia pays its heartfelt tribute to the master dental technician, ceramist par excellence, a great mentor and human being, Mr Mahesh Chaudhary, after his untimely demise on 6th Jan 2020. Three clinicians who had had a close association with him - Drs. Akshita Mehrotra, Rainy Surana and Ali Tunkiwala share their experiences on how it was like working with him and learning from him.

Editorial: Medicine vs Alternative Medicine: “If it works, it’s medicine; if it doesn’t, it isn’t”

January 12, 2020 | News

This twitter thread is on a topic that will remain relevant forever : "Medicine vs Alternative Medicine". Most relevant to all those healthcare professionals who debate on different treatment modalities along the lines of Logical vs Illogical, Scientific vs Unscientific, Evidence-based or not, and Medicine vs Alternative medicine.

Study finds modest association between periodontitis and low levels of vitamin D

January 11, 2020 | News

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada: There is sufficient scientific evidence that shows why vitamin D is essential to the body’s proper functioning. The vitamin is helpful for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and can assist in regulating insulin levels and managing diabetes treatment. Now, a new study has found an association between low levels of vitamin D and periodontal disease.

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Survey reveals the impact of a good smile and healthy teeth on self confidence and well-being

January 11, 2020 | News

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., U.S: A new study published by Cigna, a worldwide health services organization, helps confirm the connection between oral health and confidence. It shows that people who reported as having “excellent” oral health had higher self-confidence than those who reported, “fair to poor oral health.” The study also shows that the insecurities about smiles and oral health have had a direct impact on employment opportunities for many of the people included in the study.

Dental students embrace new learning technology that helps them build their skills & knowledge

January 10, 2020 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: In an exciting advancement in healthcare education, dental students and medical nurses have been experimenting with augmented reality (AR) to help build their skills and knowledge. In contrast to virtual reality (VR), which provides a fully artificial environment, augmented reality (AR) is an overlay of computer-generated content onto the physical surroundings.

Human Papilloma Virus in salivary exosomes may help in the early detection of mouth & throat cancer

January 10, 2020 | News

DURHAM, N.C., U.S./BIRMINGHAM, U.K.: Cancers that occur in the back of the mouth or in the upper throat are often diagnosed only when they are advanced as they are difficult to spot in their early stages. Acoustofluidics is a novel, noninvasive method that analyzes saliva for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16, which happens to be the pathogenic strain linked with oropharyngeal cancers (OPC). This new technique has demonstrated a high success rate in detecting OPC in whole saliva in almost half of the patients tested and in the majority of confirmed OPC patients.

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Perio Workshop 2019, Spain develops new guidelines for the treatment of periodontitis

December 13, 2019 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Perio Workshop 2019 has put forth an evidence-based, more effective approach towards the treatment of Stage I, II and III periodontitis. More than 90 leading periodontists, dental experts and specialists from across the world attended this meeting organized by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) to develop the treatment guidelines.

Researchers from the University of Toronto conduct the largest patient complaint study to date

December 13, 2019 | News

TORONTO, Canada: A team of researchers from the University of Toronto have recently published the largest longitudinal study conducted on patient complaints to date. The study analyzed the complaints made over a period of eleven years to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), the regulatory and licensing body governing Ontario’s dentists and their standards of practice. The study has provided insights into perceptions surrounding oral health care professionals and their standards of care and highlighted the importance of high-quality clinical care and treatment.

New study suggests fillings may not be best treatment for childhood dental caries

December 12, 2019 | News

LEEDS, UK: Though the role of dental fillings in the treatment of dental caries in permanent dentition is well established, the same cannot be said about primary dentition, as their usefulness is still debatable. A new study has cast further doubt on their role, suggesting that there is no evidence that conventional fillings are more effective in stopping the progress of caries in children.

Prolonged consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco alters the levels of salivary cytokines.

November 28, 2019 | News

VALENCIA, Spain: Various studies have shown that long term consumption of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine affect the biological and microbiological status of the oral cavity. The first pilot study of its kind has investigated whether the alterations occur to the levels of cytokines in the saliva of patients who consume these three stimulating substances frequently.

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American Dental Association recommends against the use of antibiotics in most toothache cases

November 17, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, U.S.: To combat the menace of antibiotic overprescription of antibiotics that results in the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the American Dental Association (ADA) has issued a new set of guidelines recommending that antibiotics are not needed in most toothache cases.

Study outlines the emerging, innovative & most effective training methods in implant dentistry.

November 16, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: Technological progress is not only helping the development of newer implant treatment techniques but also creating a need to update the education methods and models in implant dentistry. Recent research from Portugal, the UK and the US on the trends in implant dentistry education has summarised the most effective training methods in implantology. The publication discusses innovative, non-traditional methods and encourages dentists to seek professional education after their university training has ended.

There is much more to Digital Dentistry than owning some digital tools & software- Dr Aslam Inamdar

November 7, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Aslam Inamdar, the orofacial architect and the flag-bearer of digital dentistry from India answers the questions from the readers and the editor to give a glimpse of what he is doing currently and how he plans to take digital dentistry forward in India. Dr Aslam has completed his mastership in Clinical Implantology from Stony Brooks School of Medicine, New York. However, his niche remains Digital Aesthetic Dentistry and Smile Design, where he has trained extensively with Christian Coachman, Florin Kofar and Master Paulo Kano. Apart from being an expert in Digital Smile Design, Dr Aslam is the first Diplomat from India in Skin CAD-CAM and also in Natural Restorations. Currently, he is the only dentist from Asia to pursue Diploma in Digital Dentistry from JSI Institute, Spain. In the past few years, Dr Aslam has made multiple international visits (USA, Romania, Spain, Brazil, South Korea) to upgrade his knowledge in the fields of implant dentistry and digital dentistry. Dr Aslam has founded Rich Smile education, digital planning solution and distribution to help the dental practitioners to raise the standards of their esthetic dentistry practice and also to raise the bar of digital dentistry in India.

Slow Dentistry- a concept to empower dental patients and also reduce work stress among dentists

October 18, 2019 | News

LUCERNE, Switzerland: A group of international clinicians have developed this concept of Slow Dentistry to overcome the work pressure or stress seen among dental professionals to perform and achieve instant results. The concept of slow dentistry is built upon four universal key principles designed to empower the patients to be confident about their safety, well-being and comfort, and also help them understand the dental treatments better.

Study identifies gingival cells that can protect against periodontitis.

October 16, 2019 | News

PHILADELPHIA, U.S./CHENGDU, China: Periodontitis remains the sixth most prevalent infectious disease worldwide, and the most common cause of tooth loss despite significant advancements in oral health care. A new cell type discovered in the gingival epithelium that helps protect against harmful bacteria has renewed the interest in the immunological regulation of periodontal diseases.

Boston University Dental School- the first US dental school to implement robotic implant surgeries

October 10, 2019 | News

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) at Boston University has become the first U.S. dental school to use surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries.

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