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Mar - 2008.

  • Dental hospital shuts in sterilisation hiccup
  • Dundee Dental Hospital was forced to close last week after a sterilisation failure Patients were turned away from the medical facility and NHS Tayside said the problem was caused by the breakdown of equipment The failure meant appointments for 276 patients wer.. read more. Posted on : Sun 30th - Mar - 2008

  • Poor oral hygiene spells risk of heart disease
  • People with a poor oral hygiene routine are at an increased risk of heart disease according to recent research The study ndash funded by the Health Research Board HRB and presented at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland s RCSI annual Research Day .. read more. Posted on : Sun 30th - Mar - 2008

  • The top 50 influencers in the UK dental profession
  • The results have been compiled in our hugely popular annual readers poll to find out the most influential people in the dental sector ndash and Kevin Lewis topped the poll for an incredible third year running Thousands of you voted online and here are the .. read more. Posted on : Fri 28th - Mar - 2008

  • Diamond s NOT a man s best friend
  • An elderly man from Sweden came out of his dentist s appointment an experience richer earlier this year after swallowing a diamond that had come loose from a cleaning tool The 77 year old patient accidentally ingested the gem during a visit to a dental practic.. read more. Posted on : Fri 28th - Mar - 2008

  • Non registered dentist prosecuted
  • The General Dental Council GDC has successfully prosecuted a Bristol dentist for practising whilst off the register Dentist Stuart Folland pleaded guilty to carrying out dental work from January 2006 until October 2007 despite being removed from the Dentists.. read more. Posted on : Fri 28th - Mar - 2008

  • News analysis oral care public protection sinks like lead
  • strong In the light of recent news stories about toxic lead found in cheap dental imports lab technician Tony Griffin suggests that the UK s dental authorities should strike while the iron s hot by tightening regulations ndash now strong Nothing to worry.. read more. Posted on : Wed 26th - Mar - 2008

  • New website informs public about toxic dental imports
  • A new website has been launched in the States to inform the public concerned about recent reports of lead contamination in dental crowns imported from overseas The website ndash www whatsinyourmouth us ndash is the brainwave of the National Association of.. read more. Posted on : Wed 26th - Mar - 2008

  • Health alert over illegal whitening kits
  • Health officials have warned people not use teeth whitening kits containing dangerously high levels of hydrogen peroxide that were being sold by a UK company on the internet Officers from Northamptonshire Trading Standards seized the kits from a firm ndash t.. read more. Posted on : Wed 26th - Mar - 2008

  • GDC to hold registration surgery at BDA conference
  • Dental care professional registration and the next steps for the fully registered team will be the focus of the General Dental Council GDC at this year s British Dental Association annual conference lsquo DCP registration ndash moving forward will emphas.. read more. Posted on : Wed 26th - Mar - 2008

  • New figures suggest postcode lottery for NHS dental care spending
  • There are wide variations across England in the amount spent on NHS dental care figures have suggested One NHS authority spent almost 67 more per head than another In 2005 06 Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority SHA spent 50 per head an i.. read more. Posted on : Wed 26th - Mar - 2008

  • Yogurt is good for gum health
  • Regularly eating yogurt and other foods with lactic acid may be good for your mouth Japanese researchers have discovered Dr Yoshihiro Shimazaki led the study that found that consuming yogurt and lactic acid drinks was significantly associated with better peri.. read more. Posted on : Tue 25th - Mar - 2008

  • Bad gums can lead to diabetes for mums to be
  • US researchers have found evidence of periodontal disease leading to gestational diabetes The findings published in the April 2008 issue of the Journal of Dental Research underscore how important it is for expectant mothers to maintain good oral health A st.. read more. Posted on : Tue 25th - Mar - 2008

  • Spit tests may replace blood tests
  • A set of proteins found in saliva may one day lead to lsquo spit tests replacing blood tests for cancer heart disease or diabetes A major step in that direction is the cataloguing of the lsquo complete salivary proteome a set of proteins in human ductal.. read more. Posted on : Tue 25th - Mar - 2008

  • Record numbers head for Black Sea white teeth holiday
  • Record numbers of holidaymakers are flying out to Bulgaria this summer for sun sea sand ndash and cheap dental treatment That s according to UK company Dentaprime Dental Clinic www dentaprime co uk who report rocketing figures for their summer 2008 boo.. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Mar - 2008

  • Book your place at the UK s leading aesthetic dentistry congress
  • The seventh World Aesthetic Congress WAC ndash the UK s leading and largest aesthetic dentistry event ndash takes place 6 7 June and it promises to be bigger and better than ever Attendees will gain advice to enhance their dental skills from some of the .. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Mar - 2008

  • Cockcroft not a happy bunny over Easter egg consumption
  • More than 80 million Easter eggs will be consumed in the UK this weekend prompting a warning about tooth decay Chief Dental Officer Barry Cockcroft has issued a reminder for people not to forget to clean their teeth properly during this annual choc fest of.. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Mar - 2008

  • Dental tourists under fire
  • People who travel abroad for dental treatment should do their homework beforehand or risk problems later warns Which The campaigning magazine and website surveyed around 300 UK residents who went overseas for medical treatment in the past five years to find .. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Mar - 2008

  • Dentistry training in a virtual world
  • Researchers in the States have developed a lifelike dental training simulator that allows student to lsquo feel an on screen 3D mouth Using haptic virtual reality the tools simulate the sensation of touching poking and scraping in the virtual mouth PerioSi.. read more. Posted on : Thu 20th - Mar - 2008

  • All in a day s work for the Dr Doolittle of dentistry
  • A London dentist administered root canal treatment on an operating table made from bales of hay Bizarre perhaps except for the fact that lsquo in the dentist s chair was Siberian tiger Tazmin the makeshift surgery was at Dartmoor Zoo and administering tre.. read more. Posted on : Wed 19th - Mar - 2008

  • Win a flatscreen TV Dentistry Fees Survey 2008
  • Dentistry co uk Dentistry magazine and sister publication Private Dentistry are running another nationwide survey into dental treatment fees charged by dental practices To help us compile an accurate picture we would be very grateful if you could complete th.. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Mar - 2008

  • Global child dental health conference
  • Senior dental leaders from around the world recently attended a leadership programme organised by the Global Child Dental Health Taskforce GCDHT at King s to tackle the issue of global child dental disease The GCDHT led by Professor Raman Bedi Head of the .. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Mar - 2008

  • Women better than men at taking care of their teeth
  • Eight in 10 dentists believe women look after their teeth better than men according to a new poll A study of 100 dentists and 4 064 members of the public also found that one in 10 8 people never visit the dentist One in five 19 of all the people surveye.. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Mar - 2008

  • Healthcare e learning website launched
  • A company has launched a video based e learning site for healthcare professionals The site will provide training from dental and medical professional bodies and there is already a contribution from the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency The .. read more. Posted on : Tue 18th - Mar - 2008

  • Free toothbrushes will stop the rot for tots
  • Toddlers in Wales are to get free toothbrushes and toothpaste to stem lsquo unacceptable rates of dental decay A programme called Designed to Smile will also teach children the rights and wrongs of teeth cleaning Youngsters aged four to six in north Wales an.. read more. Posted on : Mon 17th - Mar - 2008

  • Magician will have dental team spellbound
  • A touch of magic is the theme to a study day dedicated to the art of speaking without words being staged by the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK All dental medical and surgical healthcare professionals are invited to this FGDP UK annual study day b.. read more. Posted on : Mon 17th - Mar - 2008

  • Passport call for imported dental restorations
  • Dental technicians are suggesting a lsquo passport for dental restorations imported from abroad to ensure that the US incidents of lead found in foreign crowns do not happen here They maintain this will ensure patient protection with passports carrying cla.. read more. Posted on : Thu 13th - Mar - 2008

  • HPV virus vaccinate boys too says dental charity
  • The British Dental Health Foundation BDHF is calling on the government to include boys in a planned vaccination programme to guard against the sexually transmitted HPV virus It s in response to a new large scale study in the States of 46 000 mouth cancer cas.. read more. Posted on : Thu 13th - Mar - 2008

  • Making a mark with a tooth tattoo
  • A US dental technician is blazing a trail as one of the world s first tooth tattooist Steve Heward is also a trained tattooist and hand paints minute works of art onto crowns His company Heward Dental Lab based in Utah US has been established for 20 years .. read more. Posted on : Thu 13th - Mar - 2008

  • Scottish government reviews timescale for decontamination rules
  • The announcement that the timescale for compliance with new decontamination guidelines in Scotland is under review has been greeted as a first step in the right direction by the British Dental Association BDA The decision follows lengthy discussions betwe.. read more. Posted on : Tue 11th - Mar - 2008

  • Kids dental erosion fuelled by fizzy drinks says US scientist
  • Almost one third of children and teenagers show dental erosion a US study has found Dental researcher Bennett Amaechi of the University of Texas San Antonio and colleagues at Indiana University and the University of California at San Francisco examined 900 .. read more. Posted on : Tue 11th - Mar - 2008

  • Seven year wait for corrective treatment
  • More than 10 000 children with severe dental problems are waiting up to seven years for corrective treatment on the NHS Orthodontists have warned that in many cases the children suffer from much more serious problems by the time they are finally given treatmen.. read more. Posted on : Mon 10th - Mar - 2008

  • UK wide open to toxic dental imports fear experts
  • UK dental technicians are calling for full disclosure regarding the origin of crowns and dentures It follows reports in the US of lead poisoning of patients whose dental restorations originated in China Dental authorities there reacted swiftly to reports of l.. read more. Posted on : Mon 10th - Mar - 2008

  • Smoker gets new tongue grafted from his arm
  • A smoker had his tongue removed and replaced with part of his arm after he was diagnosed with cancer Michael LeFort was given just two months to live and had 95 of his tongue cut out in a last ditch attempt to save his life Now the 62 year old says he has hai.. read more. Posted on : Mon 10th - Mar - 2008

  • Give it up for No Smoking Day
  • Aisleyne Horgan Wallace ex housemate of TV s Big Brother is one of the celebrities heading the national No Smoking Day campaign this Wednesday lsquo Millions of people may have watched me smoke my first ever cigarette live on Big Brother but what no one sa.. read more. Posted on : Fri 7th - Mar - 2008

  • Going up prescriptions by 25p dental charges by 30p
  • The cost of a prescription in England will rise to 7 10 and dental charges are to go up by 30p the Government has announced Public Health Minister Dawn Primarolo unveiled the 25p increase which will take effect from April 1 In Wales however prescriptions.. read more. Posted on : Fri 7th - Mar - 2008

  • Patients left wanting group calls for government rethink
  • A new report commissioned by the Patients Association has found problems with funding prevention work and patient experiences The NHS is struggling to fund specialist dental treatments in many areas according to the survey of Primary Care Trusts and more th.. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Mar - 2008

  • Early warning mouth cancer detector hits UK
  • Optident has revealed that it is the sole UK distributor of the Velscope a breakthrough in the detection of mouth cancer The launch was held at the company s headquarters in Ilkley Leeds with presentations from Dr Vinod Joshi founder and chief executive o.. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Mar - 2008

  • Are people with whiter teeth smarter
  • A new study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD reveals that people with a whiter than white smile are perceived smarter than duller toothed counterparts The study ndash carried out in the States via the internet ndash was aimed at ascerta.. read more. Posted on : Thu 6th - Mar - 2008

  • How to mix up NHS and private dentistry
  • If you want to know a short cut to a guest appearance before the Fitness to Practise Committee of the GDC why not start at the interface between NHS and private treatment Here you will discover no end of opportunities to develop your skills as a dodgy dentis.. read more. Posted on : Wed 5th - Mar - 2008

  • Rock legend s ex blames his mouth cancer on smoking
  • The ex wife of guitar hero Eddie Van Halen Valerie Bertinelli says that cigarette smoking might have caused his mouth cancer During the late 1990s Eddie Van Halen was treated twice for tongue and mouth cancer However Eddie who beat the cancer blamed the .. read more. Posted on : Wed 5th - Mar - 2008

  • Cosmetic smiles enticing young dentists away from NHS
  • A continuing trend of younger dentists rejecting the NHS in favour of cosmetic dental care could spell trouble for NHS patients These are the fears following news of data released by the NHS Information Centre that suggests older dentists now focus on NHS work.. read more. Posted on : Wed 5th - Mar - 2008

  • Five questions to ask an American dentist
  • The American Dental Association ADA has recommended patients ask five prudent questions of their dentists before having dental work after an Ohio woman became ill because a Chinese made crown was laced with lead The investigation by a TV news programme revea.. read more. Posted on : Tue 4th - Mar - 2008

  • Mouth Cancer Voice Awards winner records CD
  • The winner of the first annual Mouth Cancer Voice Awards has recorded her first CD as part of the top prize Kirsty Nichol 17 from Hampshire won the performance for best singer in the event which was supported by pop star Natasha Hamilton BBC One TV present.. read more. Posted on : Tue 4th - Mar - 2008

  • US celebrates Dental Assistant Recognition Week
  • It s Dental Assistant Recognition Week in the US The American Dental Assistants Association ADAA ndash supported by the American Dental Association ADA ndash designates a week every March as a time to lsquo acknowledge and recognise the versatile mul.. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Mar - 2008

  • UK websites sell dangerous teeth whitening gels
  • Home whitening kits containing dangerous levels of toxic hydrogen peroxide are widely available on the internet the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry BACD has warned EU recommendations suggest any dental products containing high levels of this bleaching.. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Mar - 2008

  • So you think em your em patients can be tricky
  • How do you perform root canal treatment on a 225lbs Sumatran tiger Very carefully by the looks of things US vet Dr Larry Baker worked alongside a human endodontist three veterinarians a veterinary technician a human dentist two dental assistants and two v.. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Mar - 2008

  • Call for stronger measures against alcohol abuse
  • The British Dental Health Foundation BDHF has backed the British Medical Association s BMA call for the government to do more to tackle alcohol misuse in the UK Excessive drinking has been linked to more than 60 medical conditions including several cancer.. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Mar - 2008

  • Oral sex a factor in oral cancer increase
  • The cases of oral cancer caused by a virus transmitted during oral sex appear to have increased drastically over the last 30 years according to a study by US researchers The number of tongue mouth and throat cancers due to the sexually transmitted human papi.. read more. Posted on : Mon 3rd - Mar - 2008


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