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Elective dental care suspended in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: Non-urgent dental treatment has been suspended in the emirate of Dubai—the most populous city and territory in the UAE. According to the Dubai...

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Oral care during pandemic: Report shows surge in sales of DIY dental kits

LONDON, UK: The UK government has recently imposed a new system of targets that is planned to increase dental activity in the country and to help address ...

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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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“COVID tongue”—dentists urged to remain alert to symptoms in the oral cavity

LEIPZIG, Germany: New discoveries about COVID-19 are outpacing the nomenclature. Research is emerging that suggests that a large number of COVID-19 patients...

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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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SARS-CoV-2 infection, reinfection and immunity: What researchers say

HARLOW, UK: Now that many questions regarding COVID-19, including its symptoms, risks and recovery time, have been answered, researchers are faced with a ...

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New system of targets in the UK: a step backwards for dentistry?

LONDON, UK: Dentists in England currently receive their former National Health Service (NHS) contract value provided they spend the same amount of time ...

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Interview: Fears and worries of dental students during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Elham Kateeb’s professional career has been devoted to dentistry: She is an associate professor of dental public health and the dean of scientific ...

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Dwindling patient numbers leave UK clinics short of lockdown targets

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) warned in early January that hundreds of dental practices would be put out of business if the government ...

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Dentist facing charge for putting pressure on employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

PFAFFENHOFEN AN DER ILM, Germany: Healthcare providers worldwide have started administering the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. In many countries, dental ...

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Effect of COVID-19 on dental professionals in the UK

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our professional life, yet the aftermath of the pandemic and its consequences for our future are still unclear. ...

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Researchers scramble to understand new SARS-CoV-2 strains

LEIPZIG, Germany: New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in the UK and South Africa in 2020 show higher transmissibility. And whereas they are ...

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COVID-19 vaccination: Where does the dental profession stand?

LEIPZIG, Germany: After months of hoping and waiting, the news finally broke at the end of 2020 that a number of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 had been developed ...

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Californian dentists allowed to join COVID-19 vaccination effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S.: As a result of the Californian Dental Association’s (CDA) endeavors, dentists have been authorized to administer the COVID-19 ...

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Researchers develop tent to prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2 in dental settings

SINGAPORE: With the aim of preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a portable ...

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COVID-19 causes major delays in paediatric dental care in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia: Owing to potential exposure to COVID-19, the Australian government has introduced tough restrictions on healthcare personnel during ...

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“Particularly unsafe” for COVID-19 patients—Sunstar Americas recalls mouthwash

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., U.S.: At the end of December, Sunstar Americas voluntarily recalled one of its mouthwashes. The company is a member of the Sunstar Group, ...

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What is the future of telehealth in dentistry?

LEIPZIG, Germany: As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the vast majority of dental practices around the world have been partially or completely shut down...

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UK dentists expect drop in earnings, patient numbers in 2021

LONDON, UK: A new report commissioned by the General Dental Council (GDC) has found that UK dental professionals are pessimistic about being able to meet ...

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Researchers suggest slower drill rotation to make dental practices safer in pandemic

LONDON, UK: Dental procedures were flagged early on in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as posing a high risk for the spread of the virus. The strict infection ...

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COVID-19 in 2020: Reflecting on the most difficult year in dentistry

LEIPZIG, Germany: A team of World Health Organization (WHO) researchers will head to the Chinese megalopolis of Wuhan in January to further research the ...

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Dentists embraced online education in 2020

LEIPZIG, Germany: Not all of the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic have been negative. Social distancing measures and travel restrictions effectively ...

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Scientists examine halitosis in COVID‐19 patients

BRNO, Czech Republic: A recent study carried out by scientists from Masaryk University in Brno has suggested that there may be a link between new‐onset ...

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Study reveals obstructive sleep apnoea as risk factor for COVID-19

TURKU, Finland: During the first wave of the pandemic, the number of hospitalisations for SARS-CoV-2 infections in Finland was relatively low compared with ...

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AAE Statement: Don’t put endodontic care on hold

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In a recent statement, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) announced that it is strong in its stance that, amid a potential ...

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Dentists join queue for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

LEIPZIG, Germany: UK health authorities have administered the first doses of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, and public health ...

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WHO and dentistry: moving on from misinformation

GENEVA, Switzerland: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) handling of the global pandemic has brought it more criticism than praise, and dentists are ...

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Interview: Effects of COVID-19 on dentistry in Asia Pacific, Part 2

Dental Tribune International (DTI) recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr Sushil Koirala, the founder and chairman of National Dental Hospital and ...

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What will dental events look like in 2021?

LEIPZIG, Germany: It is hard to overstate the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on dental trade fairs in 2020. From March onwards, essentially all ...

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Toothpaste and mouthwash found effective in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2

NEW YORK, U.S.: Recent laboratory studies have shown that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous fluoride and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium ...

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