Category “Dental”

Considering Dentures & the Different Types of Denture

March 27th, 2014
Considering Dentures & the Different Types of Denture

There are a number of circumstances under which we can lose our natural teeth. These include a number different oral health problems including tooth decay, gum disease or even injury. Whatever the reason, if you have experienced the loss of teeth, your dentist will have talked to you about the possibility of having dentures fitted. […]

Tester Online Dentistry Course From Sheffield University

March 10th, 2014
Tester Online Dentistry Course From Sheffield University

In a bid to encourage teenagers to think about dentistry as a career, Sheffield University has launched the first course of its type online. The course, which lasts six weeks, aims to encourage high school children to learn more about dentistry and its allied professions. The university also believes that it will give students a […]

International Celebrity Heads School of Dentistry

February 28th, 2014
International Celebrity Heads School of Dentistry

A highly respected and internationally renowned dentist has been appointed as head of the University of Queensland, School of Dentistry. Professor Lakshman Samaranayake, who has a long and distinguished career, leaves his former posts in Hong Kong to take up this new job. However, it is believed that the dentist wanted to use his knowledge […]

Shortage Of Patients For Dental Students

January 16th, 2014
Shortage Of Patients For Dental Students

It’s been reported that there is an apparent shortage of patients for students at Glasgow University’s dental school. The concern has raised fears that the students’ training could be adversely affected. It also comes at a time when Glasgow has the worst oral health in the whole of Scotland. It is vital for all dental […]

High Profile Dentist Sued Over A Duty Of Care

December 5th, 2013
High Profile Dentist Sued Over A Duty Of Care

A high profile British dentist found himself in court after he was accused of missing the diagnosis of cancer in his patients. It seems one patient had a tumour in pre-cancerous state for 15 years, but this was missed completely every time the individual went for a check-up. Oral cancer is a growing and massive […]

Diamonds To Promote Bone Growth In Dentistry

September 23rd, 2013
Diamonds To Promote Bone Growth In Dentistry

While diamonds are more associated with jewellery or in industry as a drill, US medical scientists think they may have a use in dentistry as well. It seems that the surface of the gemstone allows proteins to be used to promote bone growth. This will inevitably be useful for those being treated for dental problems. […]

Hepatitis C Shock For US Dental Authorities

September 19th, 2013
Hepatitis C Shock For US Dental Authorities

US dentistry recently got a shock when it was revealed that a dental practice which was shut down was also responsible for the transmission of Hepatitis C. The dental surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma came under the spotlight after it was reported that the dental surgeon and staff were using rusty equipment, and re-using old needles. […]

Is Oral Health And Alzheimer’s Disorder Linked?

August 8th, 2013
Is Oral Health And Alzheimer’s Disorder Linked?

It seems so if the latest research is to be believed. Scientists think the link is based on bacterial periodontal disease which has been found in the brain of Alzheimer’s sufferers. Unfortunately, the researchers studied just 20 known patients who died recently. They were given permission to examine their brains with half known to have […]

Children Perceived As Facilitators Of CHange

July 15th, 2013
Children Perceived As Facilitators Of CHange

Dentists are beginning to realise that children are perhaps the best people to take oral health forward. In short, capture a child’s interest and they are likely to continue to do something in the future. This realisation has certainly dawned on Plymouth School of Medicine & Dentistry. The latter has forged links with local primary […]

Does Dentistry In Britain Need To Change?

July 10th, 2013
Does Dentistry In Britain Need To Change?

Yes, according to a health forum. The health forum was held on the 2nd July which looked at how dentistry can be improved and, how the new contract and commissioning of services will be implemented. The forum found that the general public no longer simply accessed dental services without a by or leave. Rather they […]

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