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Health regulators reiterate support amid pandemic pressures

LONDON, UK: Providing health and social care during the pandemic has been fraught with challenges. As health services face ongoing ...

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Chewing gum sets trap for SARS-CoV-2, reduces transmission

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.: A study led by researchers from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found ...

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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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COVID-19 surges among vaccinated health care workers

SAN DIEGO, U.S.: Administrative data from University of California San Diego Health (UCSDH) shows that, between June and July, a rapid increase occurred in ...

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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 misconceptions: Disease prevalence among US dentists remains low

CHICAGO, U.S.: Since the beginning of the pandemic, dentistry has been deemed unsafe as dental professionals run a high risk of SARS-CoV-2 spread through ...

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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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Interview on the impact of
SARS-CoV-2 on dental implantology

The ongoing pandemic has had a great impact on many fields in dentistry, including routine procedures and the way in which dental education is delivered. In...

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Saliva testing for SARS-CoV-2 takes off

LEIPZIG, Germany: Researchers in India have found that scientific literature supports salivary diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection as an alternative to ...

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Researchers stress importance of appropriate PPE selection during COVID-19 pandemic

OPORTO, Portugal: A recently published paper, which is the second of a three-part series on the management of COVID-19 in clinical dental care settings, ...

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Interview: Scientists design SARS-CoV-2-removing vacuum helmet

As part of work supported by a series of rapid-response grants for COVID-19-related research, mechanical engineering PhD student Dongjie Jia at Cornell ...

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New insight into control of dental treatment spray emission during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

LONDON, UK: One of the greatest challenges for the dental profession in returning to normal business is the inherent risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission via ...

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SARS-CoV-2: An obstacle for the next generation of dentists and dental hygienists?

RICHMOND, Va., U.S.: The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to create insecurity around the world. A survey of dental and dental hygiene students ...

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COVID-19 update: Nordic dentists continue to be affected by pandemic

LEIPZIG, Germany: Though the Nordic countries share many similar cultural and social traits, their respective governments’ responses to the ongoing ...

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Interview: Prof. Richard Watt on COVID-19 and the potential for dental reform

Though the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has had an undeniably deleterious effect on many elements of the dental world, it has also opened up new possibilities ...

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Dentists in Scotland voice concerns over expired personal protective equipment

LONDON, UK: Dentists in Scotland have recently voiced their concerns over receiving stocks of free expired personal protective equipment (PPE). Since the ...

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International College of Dentists launches online education initiative

FLINT, Mich., U.S.: “One team, one dream” is the motto of Dr. Akira Senda, president of the International College of Dentists (ICD). As the world has ...

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Interview: Prof. David Denning discusses DenScreen and antibody testing

Prof. David Denning is professor of infectious diseases in global health at the University of Manchester and the chief medical adviser at DenScreen, a ...

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IDS 2021: Organisers reveal COVID-19 safety measures

COLOGNE, Germany: Trade fairs are all about face-to-face contact. The organisers of the International Dental Show (IDS) are confident that next year’s ...

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How COVID-19 has affected online continuing dental education

LEIPZIG, Germany: In recent years, the dental industry’s approach to continuing education (CE) has often been focused on in-person learning opportunities ...

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An abnormal crisis

Previous international crises, and the 2008–2013 crisis in particular, have arisen from the collapse of the economic or financial system at the ...

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Researchers develop saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 test and examine COVID-19 prevalence among dentists

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada: Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in Saskatoon are currently working on two large projects that have ...

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SARS-CoV-2: Dentistry tops list of most dangerous jobs

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada/NEW YORK, U.S.: As more and more countries ease their lockdown restrictions, an increasing number of workers are returning to ...

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DIY dentistry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

LONDON, UK: As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, dental practices across the world have been partially or completely shut down and routine dental ...

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CloserStill Media postpones two major UK dental shows to 2021

BIRMINGHAM, UK: The organiser of the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS) as well as the Dental Technology Showcase (DTS) has decided to ...

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A-dec joins fight against SARS-CoV-2 by manufacturing PPE

NEWBERG, Ore., U.S.: Dental equipment manufacturer A-dec has announced that it has begun manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to ...

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New guidance issued for reopening American dental practices

WASHINGTON, U.S.: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is still ongoing, and countless stakeholders in the dental industry are feeling its effects. In an attempt to ...

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Survey reveals how dentists are coping amid SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

CARY, N.C., U.S.: A recently released survey has investigated how dentists are managing their practices during the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the U.S. ...

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Study reviews preventive SARS-CoV-2 transmission measures in Italy

PISA, Italy: According to the World Health Organization, Italy has 225,435 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases and 31,908 associated deaths as of 19 May 2020. This ...

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EFP devises SARS-CoV-2 safety protocol for dental patients and practices

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The provision of oral healthcare services has been severely affected all over the world by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic because of the risk of...

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