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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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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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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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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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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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Pandemic headwinds batter SmileDirectClub

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: SmileDirectClub (SDC) is a leading provider of remote clear aligner therapy, but the company has missed out on the economic immunity...

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New NHS Scotland guidance criticised by BDA

STIRLING, UK: Earlier this week, NHS Scotland released new guidance for the prevention and handling of potential respiratory infections in healthcare ...

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COVID-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

NEWCASTLE, UK: One of the main ways in which SARS-CoV-2 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a ...

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Has the pandemic really strengthened DSOs on the U.S. dental market?

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: When dental clinics in the U.S. were forced to close temporarily in early 2020, some heard what they thought was the final death knell of...

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COVID-19: Vaccines to be mandatory for frontline dental staff

LONDON, UK: Last week, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid announced that frontline healthcare workers in England—including ...

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Occupational risk of dentists in Norway examined in new study

OSLO, Norway: The widespread availability of vaccines in developed nations has significantly changed the risk of dentists contracting SARS-CoV-2 in a ...

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Fighting SARS-CoV-2 with mouthwashes—study adds to evidence of efficacy

BADALONA, Spain: Mouthwashes that contain cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) have been found to reduce by at least one thousand times the infectivity of ...

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COVID-19 and the dental market: The pandemic continues to bite

LEIPZIG, Germany: Sales at major dental companies climbed in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2020, during which the ...

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Literature favours air purifiers as COVID-19 transmission risk mitigant

LEIPZIG, Germany: The pandemic has been a trying time for dentists, particularly for owner-dentists who must make decisions that may influence the safety of...

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Evidence suggests triad of symptoms most common in COVID-19 patients

BRASILIA, Brazil: From the start of the pandemic, the oral cavity has been highlighted as a potentially relevant infection axis with further inflammatory ...

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Lockdowns cause difficulties for Australian dentists

SYDNEY, Australia: In many parts of the developed world, high rates of vaccination have enabled an easing of COVID-19 restrictions regarding the wearing of ...

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Pandemic leads UK dentists to seek advice in record numbers

GLASGOW, UK: Changing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have regularly affected the scope of work that dental professionals have been allowed to ...

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Survey highlights impact of video calls on smile self-consciousness

LONDON, UK: Though video calls have become a part of everyday work for many professionals during the pandemic, their increased integration has had some ...

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Business as usual? Solo dentists lag behind group practices and DSOs in pandemic recovery

CHICAGO, U.S.: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting dental practice? The American Dental Association (ADA) has been engaging with thousands of U.S. ...

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Study shows psychological impact of COVID-19 on Chinese dental professionals

SHANGHAI, China: Given that SARS-CoV-2 originated in China, it is understandable that the nation’s emergency dental care providers have experienced an ...

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Combine evacuation systems to better reduce aerosols in dental clinics—study

LOMA LINDA, Calif., U.S.: Airborne respiratory droplets are one of the main modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and the common use of aerosol-generating ...

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Dental teams play important role in COVID-19 screening

GLASGOW, UK: SARS-CoV-2 transmission by those with asymptomatic infection may be significant, but little is known about this. Therefore, researchers from ...

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SARS-CoV-2 might enter lungs through gingivae, experts say

LEIPZIG, Germany: As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, more and more has been discovered about the virus and disease. Previously, it was assumed that ...

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COVID-19 business interruption claims: Legal and accounting perspectives

LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies in unprecedented difficulties, and without government support, many businesses would have undoubtedly ...

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Pandemic causing increase in stress-related oral health conditions

CHICAGO, U.S.: A survey by the American Dental Association (ADA) has found that more patients have developed bruxism as a result of stress during the ...

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HHS launches portal for potential vaccinators

WASHINGTON, U.S.: As vaccine supply continues to increase in the coming weeks and all adults across the United States become eligible for vaccination, the ...

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The mouth and SARS-CoV-2: Evidence of infected cells suggests key role in infection, transmission

BETHESDA, Md., U.S.: COVID-19 can cause a number of symptoms in the oral cavity, such as lesions, ulcerations and a loss of taste, and yet the role of the ...

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Study shows dentistry must adapt to be prepared for future crises

JERUSALEM, Palestine: A May 2020 survey asked dentists located in the West Bank area about their preparedness to resume offering routine dental care after ...

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