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UK chief medical officers endorse water fluoridation


LONDON, UK: Though the benefits of fluoride in drinking water for oral health are firmly established, it is estimated that just six million UK residents have access to either artificially or naturally fluoridated water—less than 10% of the total population. A bill currently before the UK Parliament that proposes giving the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care “the power to directly introduce, vary or terminate water fluoridation schemes” in England and Wales has received the backing of Britain’s chief medical officers (CMOs), who have released a joint statement outlining the impact widespread fluoridation could have on dental caries.
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Straumann to host virtual symposium on biomaterials


BASEL, Switzerland: Biomaterials can often play a key role in many regenerative and restorative therapeutic approaches in dentistry. Proper understanding of biomaterials and their properties, biological response and correct application for the specific indication is pivotal to ensuring overall treatment success. At an upcoming virtual symposium presented by implantology leader Straumann, four experienced international clinicians will deliver expert insights into how biomaterials can be used in a range of contemporary key indications.
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The good, the bad and the unproven: Study examines consumer oral care tools


BUFFALO, New York, U.S.: Does using an interdental brush help to prevent periodontal disease, and will taking dietary supplements or probiotics actually improve periodontal health? Researchers at University at Buffalo in New York have waded into the murky waters of consumer dental products with the aim of separating fact from fiction to help dental professionals and the public to identify best practices for the prevention of periodontal disease.
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COVID-19 and dentistry: Australian and New Zealand embrace uncertain future


SYDNEY, Australia: For much of 2020 and 2021, Australia and New Zealand fared remarkably well in containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2—a function of factors including their geographic isolation and the near cessation of international travel. Recent months have seen both nations face outbreaks of the highly contagious delta variant, leading to widespread lockdowns and reduced access to dental services. Since leading governmental figures have admitted that elimination of this variant is impossible, state and regional governments have slowly begun to ease certain restrictions, including those placed on healthcare personnel.

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Interview on human factors and how a helicopter crash led to improved dental treatment outcomes


During the upcoming 2021 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Digital Days, Dr Franck Renouard will explain how human factors influence treatment outcomes in his “Tell me more about” session on Wednesday evening. Dental Tribune International spoke with the passionate expert, who is a past president of the EAO, about how he became interested in the topic and how awareness of human factors can change the careers of dental professionals.
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BioHorizons Camlog presents lecture series on improving regeneration and implant longevity


BASEL, Switzerland/Birmingham, Ala., US: BioHorizons Camlog is thrilled to be joining the second European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Digital Days. As a diamond sponsor, BioHorizons Camlog will be hosting an exciting industry forum on Wednesday evening. The company looks forward to welcoming participants to a lively relay session.
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G-CAM: The ideal material for prostheses


COLOGNE, Germany: The research by Spanish company Graphenano Dental on the reinforcement of polymer matrices has made it a pioneer of the use of graphene nanotechnology in dentistry. At the 2021 International Dental Show in Cologne, Graphenano Dental exhibited its products, such as the G-CAM disc for CAD/CAM milling systems, which relies on this technology.
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Interview: “Slow Dentistry has resonated around the world and is growing exponentially”


Since 2010, Slow Dentistry has been encouraging dental professionals to manage their time at the clinic better and to practise ethical and quality care. Now, more than a decade later, the movement has achieved substantial growth and continues to gain strength despite the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr Miguel Stanley, an ambassador for and the co-founder of Slow Dentistry, talks about some of the movement’s proudest achievements so far and about Slow Dentistry’s vision for the future.
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