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Battery-powered air respirator may protect staff and patients against SARS-CoV-2

CHESTERFIELD, UK: The pandemic has been ongoing for over a year now, and there is still a strong need to protect healthcare and scientific staff from ...

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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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New study examines extent of occupational risk of COVID-19 in UK

BIRMINGHAM, UK: To fill a research gap, researchers have recently examined whether dental professionals are, in fact, at an increased risk of becoming ...

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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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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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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 ...

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Zoom meetings cause growing demand for orthodontics during pandemic

LONDON, UK: Attending myriad Zoom meetings is now a reality for many professionals who had to shift to the home office culture during the pandemic. Needless...

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Interview: “Attempting to make my own shield seemed like a productive use of time"

The pandemic has caused professional and private challenges. However, some people managed to use this downtime to stimulate their creativity and to test ...

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Study finds SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in 23% of healthcare workers

LONDON, UK: As world leaders are continuing to roll out vaccination programmes and encouraging the public to get vaccinated, one thing is clear: there are ...

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Asymptomatic pediatric dental patients as potential SARS-CoV-2 carriers

CHICAGO, U.S.: In a recent study, researchers have examined the prevalence of COVID-19 in pediatric dentistry by testing children during their visit at the ...

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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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COVID-19 survivors at an increased risk of salivary gland ectasia and oral disease

MILAN, Italy: Since the evidence of oral manifestations linked to SARS-CoV-2 is scarce, researchers have recently set out to fill the gap by investigating ...

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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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How COVID-19 has forced us all to relook our practices, lives and goals

Many of us react in quite different ways to changes happening around us. Take a moment to read this short account of what is not so much my change journey, ...

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Canada invests in Septodont’s pharma division to combat COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, Canada: Septodont, a global pharmaceutical and medical device company specializing in dental pain management, has announced that its ...

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EFP survey reveals effect of COVID-19 on periodontal practice

BRUSSELS, Belgium: More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, its seismic impact on different elements of the dental profession is becoming clearer. In ...

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Vaccine nationalism poses threat to global health

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many understood the news of the first SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in late 2020 to represent a panacea in the global fight against the pandemic. In...

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IDS 2021: The countdown is on

LEIPZIG, Germany: Exactly six months from today, the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS) is slated to open. The 39th edition of the world’s ...

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BDA: “Scotland’s huge oral health inequalities cannot be allowed to widen”

EDINBURGH, UK: The havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic across the world has meant that patient attendance levels at dental practices have dropped quite ...

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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 ...

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HHS authorizes dentists and dental students to give COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON, U.S.: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is amending an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency ...

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Study reports low SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among dental hygienists in the US

CHICAGO, U.S.: As no studies have reported on the SARS-CoV-2-associated experiences of dental hygienists in the U.S., the American Dental Hygienists’ ...

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Dental technicians: The missing link

If you ask a dental patient to which member of the dental team we should give our thanks, many of them would say to dentists and dental nurses. What do you ...

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ADX Melbourne to be held as in-person event

MELBOURNE, Australia: In Australia, a lack of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases has meant that many elements of life have regained some semblance of ...

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Dental giants inch towards recovery

LEIPZIG, Germany: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has already proved to be the greatest challenge that dental manufacturers have faced. The oral health giants ...

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