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  • MBE awarded for services to dental technology
    MBE awarded for services to dental technology
    24.06.14
    24, June 2014 Tony is past president of the D.T.A and past chairman of D.T.E.T.A.B (Dental Technicians Education and Training Advisory Board); he is also honorary treasurer and an elected council member of D.T.A.Tony said: ‘I have been fortunate to have had, and I am still having, a very interesti
  • Anti-biofilm molecule may help fight superbugs
    Anti-biofilm molecule may help fight superbugs
    25.05.14
    The ability of infectious bacteria to form biofilms - which are responsible for two thirds of human infections - makes them particularly difficult to treat. And when these bacteria are also resistant to antibiotics, the medical challenge is even tougher. Now, researchers in Canada have discovered t
  • New Method May Pinpoint Certain Bacteria
    New Method May Pinpoint Certain Bacteria
    15.05.14
     UK, May 15, 2014 - Research involving dental cavities and periodontal diseases had an unintended result: the development of a  technique that could locate the potential source of an infection by overtaking the normal processes of pathogens.Researchers from The University of Nottingham and G.S.K C
  • Gwinnett Dentists at Lawrenceville Dental Associates Share Research That Shows Cavities Are Contagio
    Gwinnett Dentists at Lawrenceville Dental Associates Share Research That Shows Cavities Are Contagio
    13.05.14
    According to these dentists in Lawrenceville, GA., sharing utensils with your child may cause them to be susceptible to cavities. ATLANTA, GA, May 12, 2014 -- A recent study from the University of Louisville has discovered that the oral bacteria that produce cavities can be transmitted from one per
  • Saliva ‘Could be Power Source’
    Saliva ‘Could be Power Source’
    13.05.14
    UK, May 13, 2014 - Scientists could have found a new renewable energy source - and they haven't had to look further than our mouths. Engineers at Penn state University in America have powered a fuel cell based entirely on human saliva that can produce ‘tiny but sufficient' amounts of power to run
  • Only 1 Percent of Canadian Children See A Dentist within Their First Year of Life
    Only 1 Percent of Canadian Children See A Dentist within Their First Year of Life
    13.05.14
    TORONTO, Canada, USA, May 13, 2014 - From their analysis of the primary dental care data of more than 2,500 children, researchers have found that only very few children in Canada had seen a dentist for an oral health assessment by the recommended age of 12 months. They also found that especially ch
  • Getting to the Root of Enamel Evolution: Connecting Genes to Hominin Teeth Shows Evidence of Natural
    Getting to the Root of Enamel Evolution: Connecting Genes to Hominin Teeth Shows Evidence of Natural
    08.05.14
    Duke University, USA, May 8, 2014 - Along with our big brains and upright posture, thick tooth enamel is one of the features that distinguishes our genus, Homo, from our primate relatives and forebears. A new study, published May 5 in the Journal of Human Evolution, offers insight into how evolutio
  • New Easier to Harden Dental Filling Material Makes Dental Treatment Faster and Easier
    New Easier to Harden Dental Filling Material Makes Dental Treatment Faster and Easier
    08.05.14
    USA, May 8, 2014 - In modern dentistry, amalgam fillings have become unpopular. Instead, white composite materials are more commonly used, which at first glance can hardly be distinguished from the tooth. The majority of these composites are based on photoactive materials that harden when they are
  • Custom-made Mouthguards Reduce Athletes' Risk of Concussion, Study Shows
    Custom-made Mouthguards Reduce Athletes' Risk of Concussion, Study Shows
    08.05.14
    Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), USA, May 8, 2014 - When it comes to buying a mouthguard, parents who want to reduce their child's risk of a sports-related concussion should visit a dentist instead of a sporting goods store. High school football players wearing store-bought, over-the-counter (OT
  • One in Seven Children Have Their First Dental Visit Owing to an Emergency
    One in Seven Children Have Their First Dental Visit Owing to an Emergency
    28.04.14
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA, April 28, 2014 - Early preventive dental visits are essential for a child's oral health. However, there are few studies about how children enter the dental care system. Now, researchers have found that especially the attitude of caregivers toward oral health has a significan
  • Mutation Found in Jaw Tumor: World's First
    Mutation Found in Jaw Tumor: World's First
    28.04.14
    USA, April 28, 2014 - A Finnish team of researchers was the first in the world to discover a gene mutation in ameloblastoma, which is a tumor of the jaw. Ameloblastoma is an odontogenic tumor with a high tendency to recur after treatment. Ameloblastoma is most often found in the posterior of the l
  • Perio Bacteria Found to Spur Cancer Growth in Mouth, Say Researchers
    Perio Bacteria Found to Spur Cancer Growth in Mouth, Say Researchers
    28.04.14
    ADA, USA, April 28, 2014 - Cleveland—Two bacteria prevalent in periodontal disease form small fatty acids that incite growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related lesions and tumors in the mouth, said Case Western Reserve University researchers who discovered the potential connection. Their discover
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