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Apr - 2008.

  • Mouth cancer drug gets NICE thumbs up
  • The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NICE has today issued a Final Appraisal Determination FAD recommending the use of cetuximab Erbitux in combination with radiotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced head and neck cancer in.. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Apr - 2008

  • Broaden the horizons of your dental team
  • A new dentistry education guide is out now ndash a crucial tool in keeping dental professionals up to date with all their education needs The latest edition of Dentistry Education Guide has new sections including education guide news and Diary Dates design.. read more. Posted on : Tue 29th - Apr - 2008

  • Global war waged in aid of troops oral health
  • The world s armed forces will be getting a helping hand in their battle against tooth decay The British Dental Health Foundation BDHF is working with the Defence Dental Services DDS to promote good oral health to the Armed forces in National Smile Month T.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Apr - 2008

  • NEW Coach s Corner
  • Welcome to an exciting new weekly slot in which marketing guru Chris Barrow devotes his time to helping practitioners create the successful dental practice they want He ll offer team tactics suggest all the right moves and reveal crucial skills and drills to.. read more. Posted on : Mon 28th - Apr - 2008

  • Kids fluoride varnish pilot launched at Asda
  • Children in west London will soon be able to get a fluoride varnish at their local supermarket while their parents do the shopping under a radical plan being hatched by the Department of Health Health Minister Ann Keen intends to post an extended duty dental .. read more. Posted on : Sun 27th - Apr - 2008

  • Boots dental plan data stolen
  • Personal data of thousands of patients with Boots the Chemist s dental insurance plan has been stolen The information from Boots Dental Plan included customer bank account details but officials claimed it was highly unlikely these could be accessed The deta.. read more. Posted on : Sun 27th - Apr - 2008

  • In it to win it
  • The Dentistry Awards may be some months off yet but anyone thinking of entering should be considering their applications already The standard of entries gets better with every passing year and the 2008 awards are already shaping up to be no exception Only t.. read more. Posted on : Sun 27th - Apr - 2008

  • New BDA president
  • Gordon Watkins MBE a retired dental practitioner based in Norfolk will be installed as the 122nd President of the British Dental Association BDA on Thursday 1 May He will take over the role from Dr Josef Rich OBE The ceremony to mark the event takes place.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Apr - 2008

  • Size matters and so does shape says cosmetic dentist
  • Changing the size ndash and shape ndash of your teeth can result in a more youthful appearance That s according to Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Denise Fundora who claims Changing the size and shape of your teeth can significantly improve your smile as.. read more. Posted on : Thu 24th - Apr - 2008

  • Rugby trio tackles a spot of dentistry
  • Chief Dental Officer Barry Cockcroft was flanked by a trio of heavies when he visited Bristol Dental Hospital and School They were members of the Bristol rugby team who joined him at the opening of its 15 million facility The players ndash Mariano Sambucet.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Apr - 2008

  • Patients sell off gold dental work as recession bites
  • Dental patients in the States have found a novel way of making a quick buck They re trading in their old dental caps fillings and bridgework they saved years ago and selling them off as the price of gold climbs Gold prices have been surging since late last ye.. read more. Posted on : Wed 23rd - Apr - 2008

  • Learn clinical local anaethesic techniques this Friday
  • Want to learn more about the most important drug in dentistry Stanley Malamed and John Meechan will be at the Royal College of Physicians London this Friday talking about painless anaesthesia with an optional hands on session to follow on Saturday Local anae.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Apr - 2008

  • Dental school s 15million expansion will meet dentist demand
  • The University of Bristol s Dental Hospital and School is celebrating a 15million expansion today The new facility ndash the most advanced of its kind in the country ndash will accommodate 29 new dental students who when qualified will provide much ne.. read more. Posted on : Tue 22nd - Apr - 2008

  • Henry Schein acquires Minerva Dental
  • Henry Schein Inc the largest provider of healthcare products and services to practitioners has acquired Minerva Dental Limited the UK supplier of dental consumables and equipment Minerva recorded revenue of approximately 40 million in 2007 Terms of the .. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Apr - 2008

  • New online forum will identify research areas in primary care dentistry
  • A new online forum designed to identify the priorities for research into primary care dentistry is to be launched at the 2008 British Dental Conference and Exhibition next week The online discussion forum will allow dentists to voice their opinions on clinica.. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Apr - 2008

  • A chance to increase your profitability
  • This is the last chance to book a place at Gary Kadi s one day seminar next week Take your practice to the next level is on Friday 2 May at the Royal College of Physicians in London He aims to demonstrate how you can make your practice more profitable by man.. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Apr - 2008

  • It s good dental practice go green for Earth Day
  • As millions around the world observe Earth Day today 22 April healthcare company Henry Schein has produced a booklet of eco friendly products to help healthcare professionals go green in their practices Henry Schein Global Reflections is printed on rec.. read more. Posted on : Mon 21st - Apr - 2008

  • Dental software enables patients to see end results
  • New technology enabling patients to see the end results of dental work before undergoing treatment has been developed by a dentist in the States Already snapped up by some dental professionals here in the UK the system converts X rays and digital photos into .. read more. Posted on : Thu 17th - Apr - 2008

  • Desire for dental implants grows but patients need educating
  • Dental implants have become the popular option in the States for replacing lost teeth ndash but patients must be educated about their choices a dentist has warned Dr Andrew Spector a specialist in dental implants who previously taught at New York Universit.. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Apr - 2008

  • 23 million have not seen a dentist for two years
  • Almost half of Britons have not seen an NHS dentist in the past two years That s according to a report online at www telegraph co uk today Thursday It claims that more than 23 1 million people received no dental care on the NHS in the two years to last Septe.. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Apr - 2008

  • Briton freed from death row has mouth cancer
  • A Briton who spent 21 years on death row in an American jail has been diagnosed with mouth cancer Kenny Richey 43 wept after doctors told him he was suffering from the disease but said he was determined to fight the illness so he could return to the US and .. read more. Posted on : Wed 16th - Apr - 2008

  • Dental clinic seeks bone marrow donor
  • A dental clinic in Liverpool is joining the effort to save the life of a little girl today Wednesday The Pall Mall Dental Clinic has joined with The Anthony Nolan Trust in a bid to find a bone marrow donor for eight year old Faye Lafferty Faye suffers from a.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Apr - 2008

  • National Smile Month goes global
  • Brush for health is the theme of National Smile Month ndash and for the first time the venture will run simultaneously in the UK and the US With so many reports linking oral health with overall body health it s a timely reminder to the public of how takin.. read more. Posted on : Tue 15th - Apr - 2008

  • School dental screening scrapped
  • Northern Ireland is scrapping school dental screening in light of a recent study Acting Chief Dental Officer Donncha O Carolan has announced it will end when the 2007 08 school year is over The University of Manchester study on the effectiveness of school .. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Apr - 2008

  • Seaside town s free clinic hit PCT income
  • A free dental service offered by trainee university students is affecting income received by a primary care trust PCT for dental contracts Dentistry co uk reported how residents in the seaside town of Southend were snapping up some no cost treatment by local.. read more. Posted on : Mon 14th - Apr - 2008

  • Plan to make pre school trip to dentist law in US gets UK charity s approval
  • A controversial US bill requiring all children to have a dental exam before starting school would be welcome here in the UK by the British Dental Health Foundation BDHF There has been an outcry by some educationalists in the States ndash and mixed reactio.. read more. Posted on : Sun 13th - Apr - 2008

  • Leading occlusion expert comes to the UK
  • One of the world s leading authorities in functional occlusion expert John Kois will be speaking in London next month The one day seminar on lsquo how the role of occlusion is vital for the long term success of restorative dentistry is taking place at the .. read more. Posted on : Sun 13th - Apr - 2008

  • Dentists come in flying
  • There were 102 dentists among the runners who clocked up the miles running the London Marathon yesterday Sunday George Taylor 44 a dental surgeon in Mount Florida Glasgow completed the course ndash his eighth London Marathon ndash in an amazing two.. read more. Posted on : Sun 13th - Apr - 2008

  • Mouth test could predict lung cancer
  • Damage to cells lining the mouth can predict similar damage in the lungs that eventually leads to lung cancer in smokers US research reveals Scientists hope it ll eventually be possible to swab the mouths of smokers to predict who is developing lung cancer t.. read more. Posted on : Sun 13th - Apr - 2008

  • With teeth gritted dentists run the London Marathon
  • There will be 102 dentists pounding the streets of London this Sunday 13 April They are just a fraction of the 48 363 runners taking part in this year s Flora London Marathon Seventy male dentists and 32 female have hopefully been in training for the mass ra.. read more. Posted on : Thu 10th - Apr - 2008

  • Bloody dental tools found in car boot
  • ORLANDO US A man believed to have practised dentistry in Florida without a licence was found driving around with bloody dental instruments in his car Police officers said Luis Sanchez jumped a red light and was stopped in Palm Beach When they checked the car.. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Apr - 2008

  • Singer supports mouth cancer charity walk in memory of nan
  • Atomic Kitten s Natasha Hamilton is giving her support to this year s Mouth Cancer Awareness Walk taking place in Hyde Park London on 20 September She said Mouth Cancer is a disease that has affected my family as it is how my Nan died The Mouth Cancer .. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Apr - 2008

  • Dental care ignorance costing NHS over 2billion
  • More than half of all adults in the UK suffer periodontal disease ndash costing the NHS around 2 7billion a year That s according to Periodontal Disease in Modern Day Britain a new report by University College London Despite the prevalence of the disease.. read more. Posted on : Wed 9th - Apr - 2008

  • Brushing teeth is child s play with computer game
  • Scientists have come up with a novel idea to encourage kids to brush their teeth properly They ve created a game with a webcam and basic software similar to a Nintendo Wii The lsquo Playful Toothbrush is the brainchild of scientists at Taiwan University and .. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Apr - 2008

  • Experimental chewy mint beats tooth decay
  • A new chewable mint looks set to solve the worldwide problem of tooth decay BasicMints is an experimental fluoride free treatment designed to mimic a component in human saliva that neutralises acids in the mouth that can erode tooth enamel US researchers teste.. read more. Posted on : Tue 8th - Apr - 2008

  • Synthetic bone material could help dental implants
  • Coating dental implants with a synthetic bone material before implanting helps them settle in the mouth more successfully than traditional titanium That s according to new research J D Santos of the Biomedical Engineering Institute in Portugal found that al.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Apr - 2008

  • NHS dentists pay award not enough to tackle problems
  • The BDA has expressed disappointment at the new pay award for NHS dentists announced today The association did however acknowledge that many of the profession s arguments have clearly hit home with the pay review body The Government has announced it has ac.. read more. Posted on : Mon 7th - Apr - 2008

  • Live fast and die young it s all in the teeth
  • A dental professor has discovered that tooth enamel indicates a biological clock linking tooth growth to other metabolic processes New York University dental professor Dr Timothy Bromage discovered the clock ndash or biological rhythm ndash while observin.. read more. Posted on : Sun 6th - Apr - 2008

  • 7 000 dental research funds up for grabs
  • A scholarship award worth 7 000 for research in primary dental care is available The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK FGDP UK and the British Society for General Dental Surgery BSGDS are inviting applications for the 2008 BSGDS Scholarship Award.. read more. Posted on : Sun 6th - Apr - 2008

  • Keep us on the register say retired dentists
  • Retired dentists want to stay on the GDC Register ndash thereby making a distinction between those taken off for dishonourable reasons and those who have simply retired They want it at a nominal cost and without CPD requirements Currently dentists who ret.. read more. Posted on : Sun 6th - Apr - 2008

  • Japan recycles false teeth for charity
  • Japan has discovered the latest recyclable item ndash false teeth Denture deposit boxes have appeared in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka in response to a request by the charity the Japan Society for the Recycling of Dentures The JSRD plans to set up .. read more. Posted on : Sun 6th - Apr - 2008

  • Dental spa entrepreneur wins award
  • Cumbrian dental entrepreneur Chloe Booth has been named as one of the top five female business leaders in the North West of England Chloe beat hundreds of other competitors to join just four other finalists in the Northwest Women in Business Awards organised .. read more. Posted on : Sun 6th - Apr - 2008

  • Hurry time to register
  • The legal deadline 30 July 2008 for GDC registration is fast approaching ndash so dental technicians must act now to ensure they are registered in time For dental technicians who have not yet registered a lsquo Registration Surgery will be available .. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Apr - 2008

  • Gum disease affects a smile study shows
  • Bad gums impacts on a person s smile according to a recent US study Conducted at the University of Michigan it assessed the smiling patterns of 21 periodontal patients who were viewing a clip of a comedy show The results are published in the Journal of Perio.. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Apr - 2008

  • Study explodes theory that overweight kids have more fillings
  • The link between overweight children and tooth cavities has been disproved according to a new dental health study Overweight children have been found to have fewer instances of dental decay than children of normal weight a study of nearly 18 000 young people.. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Apr - 2008

  • Tooth regeneration will make fillings a thing of the past
  • Scientists are developing the technology to enable teeth to regrow the crystals that make up dentin and enamel The technology will eventually phase out fillings and drillings completely The goal ndash estimated to be at least 10 years away ndash is to spo.. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Apr - 2008

  • Tooth loss may predict rapid ageing
  • Having few or no natural teeth at the age of 70 may be an early indicator of accelerated ageing Danish researchers suggest Scientists from the Copenhagen Gerontological Oral Health Research Center found that dental loss was related to the incidence of disabi.. read more. Posted on : Thu 3rd - Apr - 2008

  • Norway plays tooth fairy and seeks milk teeth donations
  • The Norwegian Tooth Bank is requesting milk teeth from 100 000 children in Norway ndash which will mean it ll become the biggest tooth bank in the world They need them to gain information about environmental influences and nutrition in the foetus and in earl.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Apr - 2008

  • Addition and subtraction Kevin Lewis does the maths
  • strong Here Kevin Lewis bemoans the prospect of yet more forms to fill in for baffled practitioners strong Two down one to go Years that is until the end of the transitional protections that came as part of the nGDS package in April 2006 The new styl.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Apr - 2008

  • Spit don t rinse and stand on one leg too
  • Ever tried brushing your teeth on one leg The Daily Mail yesterday listed some expert top tips to staying healthy ndash including the one above ndash after consulting a handful of medical professionals and practitioners Some of them were bull strong Try.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Apr - 2008

  • Dental paste mends battered turtle s shell
  • A rare turtle that survived being bashed against rocks when he washed up on a Cornish beach has had his shell patched up using dental paste timesonline co uk reports The loggerhead turtle was underweight malnourished and dehydrated when he was found stranded.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Apr - 2008

  • Bad gums affect a smile study shows
  • Bad gum impacts on a person s smile according to a recent US study Conducted at the University of Michigan it assessed the smiling patterns of 21 periodontal patients who were viewing a clip of a comedy show The results are published in the Journal of Period.. read more. Posted on : Tue 1st - Apr - 2008

 

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