• Fern Ingber to be recognized at annual Celebration of Smiles

    Dental Tribune International / yesterday

    Fern Ingber, president emeritus of America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, will be recognized for her dedication and accomplishments in the advancement of children’s oral health at the America’s ToothFairy Celebration of Smiles on Feb. 23. Ingber, who served as founding president and CEO of America&

  • Aspen Dental expands partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing and Danica Patrick

    Dental Tribune International / yesterday

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C., USA: Aspen Dental has expanded its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to become the lead sponsor of Danica Patrick and the No. 10 team during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The No. 10 Aspen Dental Ford Fusion will debut in the season-opening Daytona 500 Feb. 26 at Daytona International Speedway in Florid

  • AO Orlando preview: Enthusiasm grows for Latin America focus

    Dental Tribune International / yesterday

    As Latin America is the focus of the Academy of Osseointegration’s annual meeting this year, we look forward to dentists from our neighbors to the south sharing their insights and experience of implant dentistry while offering new perspectives in clinical procedures and new ways to care for patients. Many speakers will join us from various ar

  • Research: Implant treatment plan should be adapted for smokers

    Dental Tribune International / yesterday

    A Chinese study comparing implant stability and peri-implant tissue response in heavy smokers and non-smokers has found that smoking did not affect the overall success of implant surgery, as all implants achieved osseointegration without complications at least by the end of the 12th week after placement. However, smoking did cause the bone around t

  • Electronic cigarettes just as damaging to oral health as conventional cigarettes

    Dentistry UK / 2 days ago

    Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes, a study has suggested. The University of Rochester Medical Center research provides the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their detrimental effect on oral health on cellular and molecular levels. Electronic cigarettes are often perceived as

  • Delay in delivering new NHS dental contract affecting 65% of practices

    Dentistry UK / 2 days ago

    Seb Evans discusses the results from the latest poll about whether the potential new NHS contract is affecting dental practices. You may be fed up of hearing about when the new NHS dental contract is coming, what will be included and what will be dropped. Sara Hurley has toured the country discussing how the prototype … Contin

  • Dentistry the most-read dental title in UK, says BDIA readership survey

    Dentistry UK / 2 days ago

    The results from the British Dental Industry Association’s readership survey have come in – and they make excellent reading for Dentistry magazine. Dentistry, now in its 23rd year of publication, came out with the most prized accolade of ‘highest most recently read title’ in the survey published last week. This is the first time in … Continue

  • Turning resolution into reality

    Dentistry UK / 2 days ago

    Suki Singh explains why switching plan provider this year may not be such a daunting task. At the beginning of the year you may well have started thinking about what your plans are for your practice for 2017. You may have started setting goals for your team and business, and thinking about any changes that … Continued The post Turning resolut

  • Denplan to rebrand as Simplyhealth Professionals

    Dentistry UK / 3 days ago

    Denplan has announced it is rebranding as Simplyhealth Professionals, combining the veterinary and dental sides of Denplan under one roof. Simplyhealth Professionals claims it has made the move to combine the strengths of Denplan and Simplyhealth Professionals, after they first joined forces in 2011. ‘I am very proud and excited to be heading

  • Save Face withdraws support for JCCP

    Dentistry UK / 3 days ago

    Save Face, an organisation connecting consumers of cosmetic treatments with regulated healthcare professionals, has withdrawn its support for the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). According to Aesthetic Medicine, Save Face made the decision to disassociate with the JCCP after the Council allowed beauty therapists to sit on its board a

  • Precise perfection

    Dentistry UK / 3 days ago

    Southport-based cosmetic dentist Stephen Dodd believes self-motivation and ambition are the crucial elements to high achievement and success. Versha Miyanger finds out more about the award-winning dentist Can you tell us a bit about your background? SD: My dentistry career started at The University of Manchester where I graduated in 2007, before pa

  • Focused children respond best to nitrous oxide

    Dentistry UK / 3 days ago

    Children who are better able to focus on a task respond more successfully to nitrous oxide at the dentist. That’s according to a new study published in Anesthesia Progress, which looked into how willing a child is to cooperate during a dental procedure. Specifically the study looked into the use of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) to see …

  • Five ways to improve efficiency

    Dentistry UK / 3 days ago

    Mike Hesketh, principal dentist at The Exeter Dental Centre offers some tips to grow your practice and improve efficiency If I tell you that at The Exeter Dental Centre we’ve taken revenue from £450,000 to £2.5 million in under four years, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that aggressive growth was always the plan. … Continued The post

  • Would you let someone who's not a dentist pull your teeth?

    Medicalx Press / 3 days ago

    Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job.

  • OSAP annual conference to focus on critical infection control issues

    Dental Tribune International / 3 days ago

    ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and industry representatives who advocate for the “Safest Dental Visit,” will bring focus to current and emerging dental infection control and patient safety issues at its annual conference, to be

  • Government supports CDBS

    Bite Magazine / 3 days ago

    The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded last week’s announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000. “Following discussions between Minister Hunt and the association, the [...] The post Government supports CDBS appeared first on Bite Magaz

  • The logistics of alternative practice settings: Finding a collaborative dentist

    Dentistry IQ / 3 days ago

    If you are a dental hygienist considering an alternative practice setting, you'll likely need to find a dentist to work with. Here is one hygienist's experience in making that choice, as well as several things you should keep in mind.

  • Young dentist died of a heart attack

    Dental News Pakistan / 3 days ago

    A young dentist sadly passed away on 13th February 2017 in Karachi due to an unexpected heart attack. Dr. Kamran Jamil was a graduate of Hamdard University class of 2013 and was presently a post-graduation student of MSc at LUMHS Jamshoro. He was in Karachi to attend a family wedding, and his family reports that...

  • Dental implant care basics: Single-tooth replacement

    Dentistry IQ / 3 days ago

  • The benefits of chewing sugar-free gum to oral health: New product brings them to the preventive visit

    Dentistry IQ / 4 days ago

    Even if they recall nothing else, patients often remember the polishing part of their appointments—particularly if the prophy paste was unpleasant in taste or texture. A new prophy paste product from Young and Wrigley incorporates some familiar gum flavors with a smooth, pleasant consistency, and gives hygienists the opportunity to promote a proven

  • Are you boosting your patients’ emotional bank accounts?

    Dentistry UK / 4 days ago

    Janice Charlton discusses an interesting way to analyse the patient journey. The well-known trainer and author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey, uses the ‘emotional bank account’ as a great metaphor to understand our relationships with other people. This is also a powerful way of analysing the patient journey in your practice,

  • Challenges and opportunities

    Dentistry UK / 4 days ago

    Simon Hughes considers the impact of NHS contract reform on dental practice prices, in his business bites column. Much has been written about the forthcoming NHS contract reforms and the change that is likely to affect the provision of dental services in the UK. But what is the likely effect on the market for NHS … Continued The post Challeng

  • Online antibiotic prescriptions ‘indefensible’

    Dentistry UK / 4 days ago

    Online antibiotic prescriptions are indefensible without seeing dental patients first, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said. The statement was made after the Sunday Mirror highlighted how easy it was to get antibiotics online and how difficult it is to regulate these providers. In the Sunday Mirror‘s investigation, it took a journali

  • ADA’s advice to consumers? It’s Time2Switch

    Bite Magazine / 4 days ago

    Following last week’s announcement of a 4.49 per cent premium increase, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is calling on consumers to review their Extras policies when it comes to dental treatment. “Premium levels are only one part of the equation,” [...] The post ADA’s advice to consumers? It’s Time2Switch appeared first on Bite Magazin

  • New appointments at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry

    Dentistry UK / 5 days ago

    Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry has appointed three new members to its undergraduate programme. One of the appointments, Zoe Brookes, is one of the universities own graduates. Speaking of the appointments Professor Christopher Tredwin, head of Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry, said: ‘I am delighted to welcom