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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, ...

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 ...

COVID-19 jab for oral health care workers: Protection against virus or condition of employment?

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: Months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it is clear that, although millions of vaccines doses have been administered and ...

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 ...

COVID-19: Examining role of oral microbiome and mucosal immunity in South Asian populations

LONDON, UK/CHENNAI, India: UK Research and Innovation and India’s Department of Biotechnology in the Ministry of Science and Technology have recently ...

Dental biofilm of symptomatic COVID‐19 patients harbours SARS‐CoV‐2

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil: Since SARS-CoV-2 has been found in different sites in the human body, researchers have recently sought to examine the presence of the ...

FDI survey: Only a few countries enable dentists to administer SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

GENEVA, Switzerland: Like other oral health professionals, dentists are front-line workers who provide an essential healthcare service. Accordingly, many ...

Poor oral hygiene could affect accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 tests

TOKYO, Japan: A study conducted at a hospital in Tokyo has found that poor oral hygiene could lead to prolonged viral shedding in patients with COVID-19. In...

Interview: Alarming burden of non-communicable diseases in COVID-19 new normal

According to FDI World Dental Federation, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading disease burden worldwide. The multifaceted relationships between ...

Good oral health may prevent severe COVID-19 progression

LEIPZIG, Germany: Given that little time has passed since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, it comes as no surprise that only sparse data on COVID-19 is available...