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Tongue cancer: Researchers find possible markers for earlier diagnosis

12/01/2018

New findings by a US research team regarding certain bacteria and fungi may make way for the development of a precautionary test for patients who carry a high risk for the squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, also known as tongue cancer.

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Health conditions your teeth can reveal

18/07/2018

You've probably heard or read time and again that you should visit your dentist at least once every six months. Now you may insist that you follow a meticulous oral hygiene regime, have never ever experienced a toothache, bleeding gums, sensitivity or any other sort of dental issue that may warrant a visit to the dentist. In spite of all that, do you ever wonder why we stress on the same so often?
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Dentist receives fellowship award

18/07/2018

The Academy of General Dentistry recently announced that Dr. Tarek ElBadawy, of Suffolk Complete Dental Care, received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the AGD’s Convocation ceremony, held on June 9, 2018, in New Orleans, La.
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GOING FOR THE CROWN Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho orders brutal double pre-season training sessions… and drafts in dentist to check over stars’ health

17/07/2018

OSE MOURINHO has booked his Manchester United squad in for double sessions this week at the start of a brutal pre-season training regime. The United boss wants to get his side in top shape ahead of a busy July and August of friendly fixtures.
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'We thought it was a tooth abscess': Six-year-old taken to the dentist with a swollen cheek is diagnosed with one of the world's rarest cancers

17/07/2018

A healthy six-year-old boy who was taken to the dentist with a swollen cheek was diagnosed with one of the world's rarest cancers.
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Proposed new world-leading precision medicine campus to be set up in Manchester

17/07/2018

Proposals have been announced to create a new world-leading precision medicine campus within the area of the Corridor Manchester Enterprise Zone, located on the UK’s largest clinical academic campus, Manchester University NHS.
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Urgent action needed to curb compensation payouts says MDU

13/07/2018

Responding to the publication of NHS Resolution’s annual report for 2017/18 which shows that NHS Resolution’s balance sheet provisions have almost trebled to £77 billion in four years, Dr Christine Tomkins, Medical Defence Union (MDU) chief executive said: “The cost of clinical negligence claims continues to spiral out of control and it is no surprise that, while NHS Resolution has seen claims numbers stabilise, in 2017/8 it paid out a record £2.23 billion compensating patients through its clinical negligence schemes."
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British Orthodontic Society responds to ASA ruling on misleading claims

13/07/2018

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS), a charity and the voice of orthodontics in the UK, has called on manufacturers of orthodontic devices and systems to ensure that all claims can be backed up by high quality research.
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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

13/07/2018

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
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2019 ARF to remain unchanged – GDC justification and the profession’s reaction

13/07/2018

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) will remain unchanged for 2019. In reaching the decision, the regulator weighed the complex picture of external risk it faces at a time when significant investment is being made for long-term improvement, and concluded the time is not right to make the reduction it had hoped to. The various professional organisations, however, have voiced their concerns.
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Research shows how to improve the bond between implants and bone

12/07/2018

Research carried out recently at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon has revealed promising information about how to build a better dental implant, one that integrates more readily with bone to reduce the risk of failure.
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Acupuncture Possible Treatment For Dental Anxiety

12/07/2018

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety.
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Cellular Messengers Communicate With Bacteria In The Mouth

10/07/2018

A new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis.
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University ‘at the forefront’ of new dentist training

09/07/2018

STREAMLINING training and making the most of modern technology is the key for training dentists in the 21st century, according to the University of Portsmouth.
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Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

09/07/2018

Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells.
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More time in the bathroom could lead to extra hours in the bedroom

09/07/2018

Don’t go soft on your oral health routine – that’s the message from the Oral Health Foundation after new research finds a link between gum disease and erectile dysfunction.
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Amalgam fillings don’t need replacing, DDU warns

06/07/2018

New mercury restrictions don’t mean amalgam fillings need replacing, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has warned.
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NHS England launches £8m campaign to bring in new talent to the service

06/07/2018

The NHS will launch an £8 million campaign, funded by NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care, to highlight the vast range of opportunities available in the NHS for potential new recruits.
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British government publishes part two of childhood obesity action plan

06/07/2018

Two years after the British government published part one of their plan of action to combat childhood obesity, part two has been published. The follow-up publication outlines a proposal for sweeping changes to the advertising of junk food, including a potential 9 p.m. watershed on advertisements for the unhealthiest products.
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​DCPs reminded to declare indemnity and renew registration by 31 July 2018

06/07/2018

Dental Care Professionals must ensure they have paid their Annual Retention Fee and made their indemnity declaration by the end of this month. Failure to do so could result in their removal from the GDC's register leaving them unable to work until they are restored, which is a lengthier process than renewal and disruptive to ongoing work.
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Helping Dental Retainers And Aligners Fight Off Bacteria

05/07/2018

Clear, plastic aligners have been growing in popularity as alternatives to bulky, metal braces. And once the teeth are straightened, patients graduate to plastic retainers to maintain the perfect smile. But these appliances can become contaminated, so one group is now reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they have developed a film to prevent bacteria from growing on them.
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