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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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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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Clinics struggling to find dental hygienists, assistants

CHICAGO, U.S.: As they recover from the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. dental offices are being prevented from seeing more patients by ...

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Study finds teledentistry a valid substitute for in-person initial consultations

LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the widespread adoption of videoconferencing tools in many industries, and dentistry is no exception. 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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Worrisome level of vaccine hesitancy found among dental students

BRNO, Czech Republic: A study of the attitudes of dental students around the world towards COVID-19 vaccines found that 22.5% were hesitant and 13.9% ...

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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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ADA not backing compulsory COVID-19 jabs

CHICAGO, U.S.: The American Dental Association (ADA) says that dentists should be vaccinated against COVID-19 but has stopped short of backing compulsory ...

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Kampala Declaration decries vaccine injustice

KAMPALA, Uganda: Clear demands have been made of the international community concerning equity in the production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The ...

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Face coverings must still be worn in dental settings in England

LONDON, UK: Effective on 19 July, England eased many of its COVID-19 restrictions, including rules on social distancing and the requirement to wear face ...

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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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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 ...

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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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