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UK dentists need urgent financial support—BDA asks for help

BELFAST, UK: Dentists in Northern Ireland and Scotland are struggling. Several pleas to ministers for financial support for private and mixed dental ...

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Chicago Dental Society launches campaign to promote the safety of dental offices

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) has launched a new public awareness campaign called #SAFESMILES to reinforce public confidence in the ...

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New research provides insight into COVID-19’s impact on dentistry

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., U.S.: In the interest of public health, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) has published a new research ...

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IDS 2021: Organisers reveal COVID-19 safety measures

COLOGNE, Germany: Trade fairs are all about face-to-face contact. The organisers of the International Dental Show (IDS) are confident that next year’s ...

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COVID-19: Major stress factor among dental staff after reopening

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dentists have resumed the provision of patient care, but are experiencing great anxiety arising from extensive changes to the workflow and...

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How COVID-19 has affected online continuing dental education

LEIPZIG, Germany: In recent years, the dental industry’s approach to continuing education (CE) has often been focused on in-person learning opportunities ...

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Dental suction systems help to keep staff and patients safe during SARS-CoV-2 crisis

BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN, Germany: Owing to the large number of patients seen in dental practices, there is always a danger of coming into contact with an ...

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Interview: “We will see AI being increasingly used in the future”

As the deputy head of the department of operative and preventive dentistry at Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany, Prof. Falk Schwendicke has ...

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Patients pack bags as dental tourism resumes

LEIPZIG, Germany: No international tourism means no dental tourism, but what does that mean for the patients and dentist who rely on it? When borders began ...

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Increasing dental patient volume after SARS-CoV-2 lockdown

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S.: Dentistry has recently topped the list of the most dangerous jobs for risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and although dentists are ...

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Is PPE the new gold and who is paying for it?

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C., U.S.: Recent comparisons between the value of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the value of gold have raised some interesting ...

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Oral cancers may go undetected during COVID-19 crisis

DUBLIN, Ireland: According to the Irish Cancer Society, about 550 people are affected by mouth, head and neck cancers in Ireland each year. As patients are ...

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Researchers from Wuhan use oropharyngeal secretions to improve SARS-CoV-2 detection

WUHAN, China: As researchers continue their quest to better understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a new study has aimed at improving the detection of SARS-CoV-2 ...

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Dental classes of 2020 graduate virtually

NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: The next generation of dentists is entering a profession that suddenly has considerable risk associated with it—a fact already ...

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Dentsply Sirona and ADA collaborate to address practice recovery and patient safety

CHARLOTTE, N.C., USA: As part of Dentsply Sirona’s continued pledge to create healthy practices for healthy smiles and drive practice recovery, the Dental...

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An abnormal crisis

Previous international crises, and the 2008–2013 crisis in particular, have arisen from the collapse of the economic or financial system at the ...

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US dentistry teeters toward recovery

NEW YORK, U.S.: Dentists in the U.S. are seeing more patients despite the continued and alarming spread of SARS-CoV-2 within the country. In the same week ...

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COVID-19: Call for research to address impact of AGPs in dentistry

GERRARDS CROSS, UK: The British Endodontic Society (BES) intends to fund new research in response to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Proposals are invited ...

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Researchers develop saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 test and examine COVID-19 prevalence among dentists

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada: Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) in Saskatoon are currently working on two large projects that have ...

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W&H launches #dentalsunited to help dentists get back to work

BÜRMOOS, Austria: A campaign designed to help dental professionals around the world get back to work amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been launched by the ...

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SARS-CoV-2 update: Australian and New Zealand dentists proceed with caution

SYDNEY, Australia: As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to rage across the world, the Antipodean nations of Australia and New Zealand have, by and large, ...

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#VoiceOfTogether: COVID-19 solidarity fundraising campaign launched successfully

ESCHBORN, Germany: Osstem Meeting Online, a global virtual dental conference series launched in April, will present its grand finale on 27 June, for which ...

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Dental practice reopening plans revealed in Northern Ireland and Scotland

BELFAST, UK: The SARS-CoV-2 virus has not only brought with it the fear of infection, but has also caused great pain to dental patients who have had limited...

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Interview: Corona terminator protects dental staff and patients from SARS-CoV-2

In the absence of a dental market response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Dr Mustafa Ayna, a Germany-based dentist who heads his own practice in Duisburg, ...

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Yale and NBA team up to test saliva sampling for SARS-CoV-2

NEW HAVEN, Conn., U.S.: We are learning more about SARS-CoV-2 every day, including more about how to effectively test for it. Researchers at the Yale School...

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SARS-CoV-2: Dentistry tops list of most dangerous jobs

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada/NEW YORK, U.S.: As more and more countries ease their lockdown restrictions, an increasing number of workers are returning to ...

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Fundamental principles in designing reprocessing areas

It is recognized all too often that very little consideration is given to sterilization or reprocessing areas in either existing or newly designed dental ...

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DIY dentistry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

LONDON, UK: As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, dental practices across the world have been partially or completely shut down and routine dental ...

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Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2: “We need to talk more about it”

LONDON, UK: Despite dental settings presenting a significantly elevated risk of infection for those in and beside the chair, testing patients for the ...

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Webinar to discuss new hygiene protocols in dentistry

Many are calling it the post-pandemic era—the time in which we will simply have to live with the SARS-CoV-2 virus as part of our daily personal and ...

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