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Dental Procedure Reduces Preterm Births

... the University of Alabama at Birmingham school of dentistry studied more than 350 pregnant women who had periodontitis -- a gum infection that destroys the fibers and supporting bone that hold teeth in the mouth. Study participants were between 21 and 25 weeks into their pregnancies and had at least three sit...

A Reason To Smile

...s on their patients' faces.// Laser procedures in dentistry are minimally invasive, result in less tissue remo...al tools. Although lasers are approved for use in dentistry (recently approved for use in children) a 2000 survey showed, less than 10 percent of dentists said ...

Sedation dentistry: a new way to overcome fear of dentists

...than how you’ve thought before. New advancement in dentistry can cause painless dental procedures with the help...ntain the safe level of sedation during the entire dentistry procedure. The length of sedation will be dependent on the length of the dental procedure and may be...

Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain

... Health Service in the UK look towards because the dentistry course (in our country) is almost similar to the one there," Patel told IANS. MBPMF is perhaps the only training organisation in the country that provides courses for dentists to take the three part international qualifying exam (IQE) for getting a...

Scottish Children Have Worst Dental Health In Europe

...r,' said Dr Dafydd Evans, consultant in paediatric dentistry at Dundee University in Scotland. It is estimated that over a third of youngsters aged between three and six are not registered with a dentist and it is this group that is being targeted by the Scottish health officials. 'We have made several recomme...

Dentists Not Lured By Golden Hello Scheme In The UK

...his does not appear to be working especially where dentistry is concerned...

New Computerized Imaging Systems Help In Better Dental Treatment Planning

... we discover new frontiers, and as the paradigm in dentistry shifts from landmarks, lines, distances and angles to surfaces, areas and volumes. Orthodontists are beginning to appreciate the advantages that the third dimension gives to clinical diagnosis, treatment planning and patient education." Contact: Sus...

Gum Disease Affects Diabetic Children Earlier Than Anticipated

...anthia Lalla, D.D.S., M.S., associate professor of dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine and lead author of the study. For more information log onto www.cumc.columbia.edu and http://nbdiabetes.org/Contact: Craig LeMoultcel2113@columbia.edu212-305-0820Columbia University Medical Center...

Move To Recruit Polish Dentists Questioned In Scotland

...n (BDA) has warned that these schemes could affect dentistry in an adverse manner. "The intransigence of the Sc...uced last year, "The main problem of access to NHS dentistry is for adult patients who are de-registered against their will and then forced to pay for private tr...

Community Dentists To Receive 10 Percent Salary Boost

...n as an essential part of the overall provision of dentistry in this country, looking particularly after the dental needs of children and other vulnerable groups, including those with special needs," said health minister Rosie Winterton. "It is important that, like their colleagues in other branches of medicin...

Dentistry Practiced 9,000 Years Ago In Western Pakistan

...mes said. The findings push back the practice of dentistry by 4,000 years. The earliest known evidence of dental work was a drilled molar found in a Neolithic graveyard in Denmark dating from about 3,000 BC. The Pakistani graves are from about 7,000 BC. The drilled molars, 11 in all, come from a sample of ...

Almost 30 Percent Dentists Refuse To Sign NHS Contracts

... these agreements. The crisis threatens to envelop dentistry in the UK and leave many with no option, but to seek private care, which is very expensive. "Once again, Mr Blair made a promise about improving people's access to NHS dentistry. Once again, he's been proved wrong," said the shadow health secretary, ...

Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election

...lities such as X-ray and Ultrasound in addition to dentistry and physiotherapy units. br>...

India needs dental health leadership, says expert

...nced funding saw the government allocation for NHS dentistry go up to 2 billion pounds with additional private funding raising the total to 3.5-4.0 billion pounds. "By September 2005, we finished recruitment of 1,000 young dentists from India, raising their number to five percent of the dental workforce in t...

NHS Charges Needs To Be Reviewed

...ut to the fact that the charges for prescriptions, dentistry and eye care do not have any comprehensible underlying principles. Hence it concluded in its report NHS charges that the existing system needs to be changed. These charges have a woeful effect on the patients and the evidence for this fact is very cl...

Is There a Connection between Hearing loss and High-speed Dental Tools?

...y, wore ear protection for most of his 21 years of dentistry in the military. "Hearing loss from high-speed hand pieces has been a suggestion in dentistry for as long as I can remember," said Malloy. "My dad was a dentist so I grew up around dentists and ...

Safety Of Dental Amalgam Fillings To Be Reviewed

... of this some consumers feel the use of mercury in dentistry is not warranted as there are other fillings available and are planning to file a petition asking the FDA to immediately ban them for pregnant women. Charles Brown, Counsel for Consumers for Dental Choice, said if the FDA does not act, "we are going...

NHS Dentists Shortage worsens over New Contracts

...ist." Health minister Rosie Winterton said: "NHS dentistry is expanding - with Primary Care Trusts now commissioning more services than under the old contract. There is no shortage of dentists willing to come forward to expand their services or establish new practices." "Many of the dentists who chose not ...

Gene Involved In Common Birth Defect Also Regulates Skin Biology

...urray, M.D., UI professor of pediatrics, pediatric dentistry and biological sciences, and the Roy J. Carver Chair in Perinatal Health, led a study showing that mutations in IRF6 cause Van der Woude syndrome (VWS), a rare, dominantly inherited form of cleft lip and palate. Subsequently, the researchers found th...

Tougher Fiber Dental ‘bridges’ for a Brighter Smie

...lications can be applied in a more rigorous way in dentistry and medicine to tailor performance to exacting requirements,' said Karbhari. Dentists began using particle filled composites 10 years ago as an alternative to ceramics and mercury-containing metal amalgams. Strassler selected three commercially avail...

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