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Scoping review finds dentists lacked infection control training during pandemic

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A study led by researchers at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University in Islamabad has examined the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 ...

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Mental health of dentists and dental hygienists fluctuated during COVID-19, study reports

CHICAGO, US: In the first-known US study of its kind, researchers have recently evaluated the mental health of front-line dentists and dental hygienists ...

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What the dental community has learned from COVID-19

The dental profession was hit hard by COVID-19, and there was great uncertainty about how to properly manage patient care at the start of the pandemic. ...

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GDC reveals continuing impact of COVID-19 on UK dentistry

LONDON, UK: As the statutory regulator for all dental professionals across the UK, the General Dental Council’s (GDC’s) main aim is to maximise ...

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Sino-Dental postponed as Beijing clings to zero-COVID strategy

BEIJING, China: The 27th Sino-Dental China International Dental Exhibition and Scientific Conference has been postponed owing to concerns ...

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Novel PCR test expected to improve oral cancer detection and treatment

LONDON, UK: Seeking to improve oral cancer detection and treatment, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed the first polymerase ...

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Study sheds light on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dental hygienists

CHICAGO, US: Similarly to other dental professionals, dental hygienists have been put in the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic owing to the belief ...

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COVID-19 pandemic: Young dentists concerned, doubtful about their future in dentistry

LONDON, UK: Dental Protection says that the vast backlog in patient treatments—a lingering consequence of the pandemic—is negatively affecting the ...

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New face shield could reduce dental clinical waste, provide better protection

BRISTOL, UK: As Dental Tribune International

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Study links social isolation to having fewer teeth in older adults

NEW YORK, US/SHANGHAI, China: Ample evidence shows that social isolation and loneliness can affect overall health and well-being. In a new study, ...

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Australian dental and healthcare services weather Omicron surge

SYDNEY, Australia: For the majority of 2020 and 2021, large parts of Australia managed to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2 to an enviable level. Despite ...

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São Paulo International Dental Meeting postponed

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the dental calendar, and the São Paulo International Dental Meeting (CIOSP) is the first ...

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Is loss of taste overestimated among COVID-19 patients?

TRIESTE, Italy: The majority of COVID-19 patients self-report olfactory and gustatory disfunction, making these among the most common symptoms of the ...

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Poor oral health may increase risk of severe COVID-19 for cardiac patients

CAIRO, Egypt: Previous studies have linked poor oral hygiene with hyper-inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Similarly, the severity of ...

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Study identifies oral bacteria that lower antiviral immunity in oral cavity

LOUISVILLE, Ky., US: Researchers from the US have recently examined the role that oral microbes play in regulating antiviral responses in the oral ...

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Study: Orthodontists believe COVID-19 could permanently change their profession

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: A recent study conducted by dental researchers from Saudi Arabia’s Batterjee Medical College sought to better understand how ...

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Happy holidays? Fees up and confidence down among US dentists in December

CHICAGO, US: Private dental clinics in the US finished the year with stable patient volumes. However, in the latter months of 2021, a ...

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COVID-19 advances acceptance of teledentistry among patients

Dubai, UAE: A survey of residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia has found that 88% of the respondents appreciate the advantages of teledentistry and online...

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