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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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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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UK dental world reacts to COVID-19 vaccine approval

LONDON, UK: The UK has become the first country in the world to approve a clinically tested COVID-19 vaccine after the Medicines and Healthcare products ...

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Why digitalisation in dentistry is now even more important than ever

LONDON, UK: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Align Technology worked with a number of key opinion leaders with a view to exploring best practice strategies for...

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UK dentists need peace of mind on PPE and COVID-19 complaints

LONDON, UK: Practices in the UK remain open during the current lockdown, but dentists in the country have reported increased concerns related to other ...

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Jump in prescriptions by dentists during lockdown stokes fear of antibiotic resistance

LONDON, UK: According to a new study, dentists in England wrote 25% more prescriptions for antibiotics between April and July 2020 than they did during the ...

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Interview: Effects of COVID-19 on dentistry in Asia Pacific, Part 1

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on dental business, but its effects have varied among countries around the world. In this interview, Dental Tribune ...

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Dental education and COVID-19: Study identifies challenges and opportunities

TAIPEI, Taiwan: SARS-CoV-2 has required dental schools to be innovative. Three online symposia were held earlier this year in order to analyse strategies ...

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How to protect patients and personnel from COVID-19

Infection control and prevention measures commonly observed in the dental practice are safe and effective, but hygiene routines need to be known, understood...

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Mitigation methods currently in place are effective, study shows

LONDON, UK: The latest results of a promising feasibility study which demonstrated the effectiveness of mitigation methods used in dental practices during ...

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Dental sales return, with caveat

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dentists typically follow the performance of the world’s largest dental companies in order to inform themselves about new products and ...

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New survey highlights dentists’ pessimism about the future

LONDON, UK: There is a growing body of evidence indicating declining well-being among dentists worldwide. This was confirmed by a recent survey conducted by...

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ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of-care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other ...

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Dental students worried about lacking clinical skills

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many dental students returning for the winter semester in the northern hemisphere have had little or no clinical practice since the ...

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Interview: Building rapport between dental technicians and dentists

Romeo Giuseppe is a dental technician and owner of a prosthetic dentistry laboratory in Turin in Italy. In this interview, he speaks to Dental Tribune ...

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Koelnmesse presents awaited concept for safe IDS 2021

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past months, concerns have arisen about the likelihood of the International Dental Show (IDS) taking place in March 2021 owing to...

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BIOLASE reports revenue rebound

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Medical device company BIOLASE expects that its U.S. sales revenue for the third quarter of 2020 will be in line with that of ...

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Leading dental schools unite

LONDON, UK: Four of the world’s top dental colleges have entered into an alliance that aims to advance dental education and pursue new research ...

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What we know about a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine so far

LEIPZIG, Germany: As the race to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine continues, certain questions may arise that need clarification. While some still doubt the ...

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Study indicates 16% of UK dental professionals may have had COVID-19

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Across the UK, local lockdowns are proliferating as SARS-CoV-2 case numbers continue to increase. Though the initial nationwide lockdown ...

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