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Stem Cell Filling – A New Type Of Dental Procedure

12/01/2018

The new changes in the world have led to new challenges for medical science in order to combat the rising number of various health conditions around the globe including increased cases of dental problems.

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Waste from sugarcane production to tackle tooth decay, obesity and diabetes

22/10/2018

A new collaborative research project between the UK and India led by Aberystwyth University, aims to transform waste streams from the Indian sugarcane industry into a range of valuable new products that can address tooth decay, obesity and diabetes.
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400,000 Animals Die In 'Horrific' Botox Tests Every Year, Says Research

22/10/2018

A shocking 400,000 animals are killed in controversial botox poisoning tests every year, according to Cruelty Free International.
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New evidence of a causal link between herpes viruses and Alzheimer´s

19/10/2018

The herpes virus could account for at least half of cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a scientist has claimed.
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Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)

19/10/2018

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has published the second edition of Standards in Dentistry, aimed at general dental practitioners and their teams to use as a personal or practice-based quality assessment.
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Minister discloses figures of dental suicides

19/10/2018

Parliamentary Question from Bernard Jenkin MP for Harwich and North Essex, health minister Stephen Barclay disclosed that, in the five calendar years 2013/17, a total of 19 suicide deaths of dentists in England and 3 in Wales were recorded. This compares with 83 doctors in England and 6 in Wales.
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CDO England issues advice for EpiPens in dental practices

19/10/2018

The CDO England has issued a reminder to dental health care professionals on the need to conserve supplies of EpiPen for ‘patients who truly need them’. In answer to a Parliamentary Question, junior minister Steve Brine MP admitted that Mylan, the supplier of Epipens, had experienced ‘ongoing supply issues’ for the product.
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Dentist comes home after treating 1,500 refugees in Lebanon

17/10/2018

A Norfolk dentist has come home after he and his team treated 1,500 displaced refugees in Lebanon.
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Boy, 5, has nine teeth removed from his BRAIN after they grew on undetected tumour

16/10/2018

A doctor removed nine teeth from a little boy's BRAIN after the bony structures formed in a rare tumour that went undetected since his birth.
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Rechargeable Dentures Could Prevent Mouth Infections

16/10/2018

As well as helping you chew your hamburger, dentures could one day fight oral fungal infections, suggest researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
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Medicinal Cannabis Oil Prescriptions Will Be Available From 1st November

12/10/2018

Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients from 1 November, the Home Secretary has announced.
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Antibiotics Destroy ‘Good Bacteria’ And Worsen Oral Infection

12/10/2018

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections.
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New president appointed at the British Society for Advanced Dentistry Conference

12/10/2018

The British Society for Advanced Dentistry (BSAD) announced the appointment of its new president, Dr Nigel Jones, at its most recent conference in London.
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Howard Thomas 1936-2018

12/10/2018

Howard Thomas was a great man, a beloved husband, father and grandfather and a true gentleman who lived life to the full. Howard had a successful and worthwhile career and simply enjoyed his work. His passion was infectious and everyone he worked with appreciated his unwavering enthusiasm.
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Intricate tooth art helps UI dentistry students create beautiful smiles

10/10/2018

Dentistry students at the University of Iowa are getting a new perspective on teeth—including the importance of the jagged ridge of a premolar and the graceful interior slope of a central incisor—as part of a tooth anatomy art lesson that aims to strengthen dental skills by improving students’ manual dexterity and visual aesthetic.
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Giving healthy drinks with kids’ meals will help protect children’s teeth, claims charity

10/10/2018

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for the introduction of healthy drinks as the default option with children’s meals in restaurants, insisting that it will significantly help to improve oral health.
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Rise in number of unhappy dentists planning to leave the NHS

09/10/2018

The number of dentists that don’t see themselves working within the NHS in five years’ time has increased by 16% since last year, according to a new survey. The sixth Confidence Monitor survey by Practice Plan has found that 86% of NHS dentists don’t see themselves in the NHS by 2023, compared to 70% who answered the same question in last year’s survey.
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Ministers to write off £150m of NHS debt in new deal

09/10/2018

The Scottish Government will write off £150m of debt owed by NHS health boards – including the troubled NHS Tayside, which alone owes £45m and is expecting a £17m deficit this year – as part of a new financial framework drawn up by ministers.
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Emma McLeish, who ran Sparklem in Ashford, fined for illegal teeth whitening

09/10/2018

A woman was hauled in front of a judge and fined for putting people "at risk" by illegally whitening their teeth.
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The results are in!

04/10/2018

Supported this year by Dental Update and The Dentist, the results of the Association of Dental Groups’ (ADG) Bursary Awards 2018 are finally in! For the undergraduate ‘Professionalism’ category, the Award goes to Ali Nasser, with Keerut Singh Oberai in second place. In the ‘Innovation in Dental Care’ category, the ADG is pleased to announce James Coughlan as the winner, and Katherine Sheil-Rankin as the runner-up. And last but not least is Hina Akbar, who scoops the prestigious postgraduate Award for her application on smokeless tobacco. About the Awards, chairman of the ADG, David Worskett said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to all of this year’s winners – the Awards were all well deserved.” For full details about the winners and their applications, watch this space. For more information about the ADG visit www.dentalgroups.co.uk
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University Of Iceland May Participate In Controversial Dental Age Determination Testing

03/10/2018

The University of Iceland (HÍ) and the Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) are currently trying to finalise a work agreement on determining the age of asylum seekers based on dental examinations—a procedure that has been heavily criticised as being inaccurate and yielding many false positives.
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