Monthly Archives: August 2015

7 steps to Conference heaven – Part six: Tactical moves

Here, the penultimate article in this short series spotlighting the highlights of September’s National Conference. With key speakers to learn from on the Friday and hands-on sessions to challenge you on the Saturday, attendance is a must if you wish to secure play your part in the future care of the dental health of a […]

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Study seeks best way to success for kids’ dental health home care

A new pilot study will hope to address the national crisis in children's oral health, especially in communities of social deprivation.  Researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry have received funding of around £150,000 from the Medical Research Council to support it. Dental disease is common in children and the most common reason for children […]

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7 steps to Conference heaven – Part five: Aesthetically yours

Continuing this short series leading up to September’s National Conference that offers a sneak peek at the highlights and offers some hints and tips as to what to expect when you’re there. With key speakers to learn from on the Friday and hands-on sessions to challenge you on the Saturday, attendance is a must if […]

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New figures on NHS dental activity released today

New figures on NHS dental activity are released today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Today’s annual report, NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2014-15, includes information on all NHS dental care activity on adults and children for the 12 month period to 31 March 20153. It also includes information on the number of […]

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7 steps to Conference heaven – Part four: Detonate that time bomb

There’s a ticking time bomb awaiting us in dentistry – a modern-day phenomenon that will only serve to confound and challenge us clinically as the years march on. Peri-implantitis is a chronic inflammatory process that affects both hard and soft tissues around dental implants. Enticed with the promise of long-term and safe solutions to their […]

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‘Coca-Cola’ debate overlooks impact on oral health

The debate raging over the impact of Coca-Cola on the obesity crisis overlooks the key point of its effects on our oral heath, dental therapists claim. The soft drinks giant was slammed this week when it was discovered it had funded scientific research concluding that physical activity is the biggest predictor of childhood obesity around […]

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Poor dental health habits linked to hypertension

A new study reveals that poor oral hygiene habits may lead to increased incidence of hypertension. The study, published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, suggests periodontitis and hypertension may be linked by way of inflammation and blood pressure elevation. It assessed data collected between 2008 and 2010 from 19,560 individuals […]

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7 steps to Conference heaven – Part three: Keep it conservative!

Historically, dentistry has used a surgical approach to dealing with caries with tooth removal once the only solution offered to patients. However, over time, the profession has found a more conservative approach to treatment in a bid to ensure the maximum preservation of healthy tooth structure. On Friday, dental therapist Leigh Hunter will present ‘M.I […]

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