Category “General Dental”

US Children at Risk of Cavities

March 9th, 2012
US Children at Risk of Cavities

A report published in the New York Times suggests children under school age are showing up with 10 cavities or other dental problems when visiting the dentist. Some conditions are so bad the children have to be anaesthetised prior to treatment. What is causing such an alarming increase in dental decay? Dentists believe that pre-school […]

What’s the Biggest Turnoff when Attracting a Partner?

January 23rd, 2012
What’s the Biggest Turnoff when Attracting a Partner?

It seems that possessing bad teeth is the number one turnoff when rating attractiveness. By contrast the most popular are body type and hair colour. The findings come from a recent survey called appropriately ‘The Biggest Turnoff Dating Survey,’ which looked at attributes people found attractive and most appealing in others. For instance, when asked […]

Health Care Costs in Ireland Fall

November 23rd, 2011
Health Care Costs in Ireland Fall

While health care costs in most countries around the world are increasing, in Ireland the opposite appears to be happening. According to research carried out by Avantis Global Health and Dental Price index the costs of both medical and dental health care in the Irish Republic have dropped by an average of 7 and a […]

State of Nebraska given a low grade for dental care

September 5th, 2011
State of Nebraska given a low grade for dental care

A recent report commissioned by an organisation called the Pew Centre on the States gave the USA State of Nebraska a C grade for its current efforts in improving dental health care. The organisation said that only half of the benchmarks aimed at improving children’s dental health were reached. One of the missed benchmarks concerned […]

From Baseball to Dentistry

July 20th, 2011
From Baseball to Dentistry

It might seem a strange thing to go from baseball to dentistry, but that’s exactly what a former player has done. At age 40 the ex player decided to embark on a 2 year study in paediatric dentistry graduating from a well known and well respected dentistry school – the Arizona School of Dentistry and […]

Laser Technology in Dentistry

July 11th, 2011
Laser Technology in Dentistry

Using lasers in dentistry seems rather science fiction-ish, but there are a number of US dentists who swear by it. Still rare – only 6-8 per cent of dentists use laser techniques, but its use is becoming more and more prevalent and is mostly used for minor surgery such as gum contouring and treating small […]

Indian Dentists hold Free Dental Camp for Handicapped Children

June 1st, 2011
Indian Dentists hold Free Dental Camp for Handicapped Children

Dentists from the Indian town of Udheywala recently held a dental camp for children from the local Home for the Handicapped. Sixty children attended the camp where they were treated for free. All the children had the opportunity to get a check up for a wide variety of potential oral problems including tooth decay, cavities, […]

Are You Skipping a Visit to the Dentist?

May 11th, 2011
Are You Skipping a Visit to the Dentist?

Are you finding it too costly at the moment to visit your dentist? If you are, then you are not alone. A recent survey by Simplyhealth has found that as many as 40% of adults in England are putting off going to see their NHS dentist because of rising costs. In Wales however the picture […]

General Dentistry Under The Microscope

May 5th, 2011
General Dentistry Under The Microscope

It seems dentists are turning to the microscope in an effort to improve their patients’ oral health. While operating microscopes are a normal part of general health care in areas such as neurosurgery and vascular surgery, they are now becoming part of the dentist’s armoury. Rather than shining a light in a patient’s mouth, a […]

BDA Proposes New Dental Manifesto for Ulster

April 21st, 2011
BDA Proposes New Dental Manifesto for Ulster

Dentists in Northern Ireland have produced their own proposals for dentistry in the province, which they hope the Assembly will take on board. One of the proposals is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to support improvements to advice and preventative oral health care; and to invest in the dental profession as a whole, and not […]

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