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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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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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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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Omicron and NHS targets: Dentists in England struggle to restore services

LONDON, UK: Since the English government has decided to ease some of the COVID-19 restrictions just as the winter season has arrived, some professional ...

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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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Dentistry learns to live with COVID-19 as incidence and earnings bifurcate

LEIPZIG, Germany: COVID-19 infections have increased dramatically in many countries—particularly in Europe—as the northern hemisphere inches towards its...

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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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COVAX fails to deliver—what went wrong, and can the scheme get back on track?

GENEVA, Switzerland: The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative provided a glimmer of hope during the first months of the pandemic. For many ...

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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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Dental education during COVID-19: Stress, anxiety and isolation

Dental students, especially those at the undergraduate level, face various challenges during their studies, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it an ...

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Dentists’ earnings slumped in 2020

CHICAGO, U.S.: New research from the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) shows that the average net earnings of general ...

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After the pandemic, what will be the new normal in surgery?

In 1986 Mauro Labanca earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Milan, where he also qualified in dentistry and general surgery. He has ...

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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 ...

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