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Scientists Discover A Drug That Regenerates Teeth?

14/07/2017

Research using a chemical that stimulates stem cells in degraded teeth has been tested in mice with promising results, but the research is in its infancy.

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Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

24/04/2018

Baroness Tessa Jowell has become the first person to donate her medical information to a new global database. The ex-culture secretary, who has an aggressive brain tumour, said she hoped that the Universal Cancer Databank would help develop better treatments.
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Devolution and dentistry to be debated at LDC Conference

23/04/2018

The agenda for this year’s LDC conference, to be held in Belfast on 7-8 June, is being finalised. This year it is expected to debate around 60 motions, including contract reform.
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New survey shows negligence claims are rising

20/04/2018

A new YouGov survey commissioned by Dental Protection shows that 43% of the public believe there are now more marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms compared to five years ago. Raj Rattan, Dental Director said: “Our data shows that a full time general dental practitioner can now expect to receive two clinical negligence claims over a typical career.”
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Study: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen more effective than opioids in treating dental pain

20/04/2018

Opioids are not among the most effective--or longest lasting--options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies has found.
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Development of teeth may hold clues to human evolution

18/04/2018

A new theory of how teeth get their shape could help trace the evolutionary relationships between humans and other hominoid species.
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Dentist researching "missing link" for neurological disorders

17/04/2018

The path to a treatment for disorders like multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s could start in the dentist’s chair. More than 30 years of research has led Okotoks dentist Dr. David Williams to believe he may have found a missing link between jaw clenching and bite problems and neurological disorders.
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Meet Liverpool's celebrity dentist who gave Klopp and Firmino their sparkling smiles

17/04/2018

Meet the celebrity dentist who makes sure Liverpool FC’s stars always smile with a sparkle. Dental Excellence, based in Garston, is responsible for teeth of several of Liverpool Football Club’s players and staff - from Jurgen Klopp to Roberto Firmino.
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Guide to commissioning of paediatric dentistry services released

16/04/2018

A key milestone in improving the oral health of children and young people in England has been reached with the publication of “Commissioning Guide for Dental Specialties – Paediatric Dentistry.” The guide outlines how paediatric dental services will be commissioned at local level and outlines the need to develop Managed Clinical Networks as part of this process.
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Woman's missing jaw regrown by 9cm after cancer

13/04/2018

A woman who lost her jaw to cancer has had it regrown from her own skin and bone.
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Restorative Dentistry Market to Grow at a CAGR of 6.70% Globally by 2023

13/04/2018

Global Restorative Dentistry market that picked up a higher benefit of USD 15.60 Billion by the year 2017 presently set to achieve USD 22.69 Billion over the forecast period till 2023 growing at a CAGR of 6.70%.
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Top dentist tells schools to serve sweet nothing

06/04/2018

Schools are being urged to ban cakes, puddings and other sugary desserts to combat rising levels of tooth decay. Professor Michael Escudier, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, said school lunches should be sugar-free, serving fresh fruit, unsweetened yoghurt or cheese and crackers for pudding.
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UK's first proton beam cancer centre to open in Newport

06/04/2018

The UK's first high-energy proton beam therapy centre for treatment of life-threatening cancers is due to open in Wales.
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Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

06/04/2018

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the molecular survival kit of lung tumours.
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What Is TMD and Why Can't More Patients Find Effective Treatment?

06/04/2018

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD, affects about 12 percent of the population at any given time, according to the TMJ Association.
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New water fluoridation report paves way to eliminating children’s dental health crisis in England

23/03/2018

Following the publication of the ‘Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018' report by Public Health England (PHE), leading health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, are calling on local authorities to use it as a springboard to introduce water fluoridation schemes and help address the children's oral health crisis being experienced in England.
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Dementia guidance goes online

23/03/2018

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has made its guidance on the practice of dentistry for patients with dementia available free of charge online.
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Removing exposed titanium mesh leads to more successful dental implants

23/03/2018

Researchers in Saudi Arabia and the US have developed a new method for treating the exposed titanium mesh that’s used in dental implant procedures—and have published their findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
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The Courtyard Announced as Advisers to Parliament for the Private Dental Sector

23/03/2018

Huddersfield-based dental practice The Courtyard has announced that they are now advisers to parliament for the private dental sector. The news comes following the announcement that the practice appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the Parliamentary Review - a series of documents published by Westminster Publications Ltd with the aim of sharing knowledge and raising standards.
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Dentists lead research into faster detection of Zika virus

16/03/2018

Researchers at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) are developing a novel test for the Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.
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Ask the Dentist: Giving boys HPV vaccine would cut mouth cancer rates

16/03/2018

Lucy Stock, dentist at Gentle Dental Care, Belfast, says it's high time boys in the UK were offered life-saving virus vaccines.
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