HRSA: Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). ACTPCMD provides recommendations on policy and program development for medicine and dentistry activities under Section 747 Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), as well as developing, publishing, and implementing performance measures and evaluations for programs under Part C of Title VII of the PHS Act. Nominations are due by the end of the fiscal year. (Source: Federal Regist...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Thirty-six-month clinical evaluation of posterior high-viscosity bulk-fill resin composite restorations in a high caries incidence population: interim results of a randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsThe 36-month clinical performance of high-viscosity BF resin composites was comparable to conventional incremental-filled resin composites. The FDI criteria better presented the restorations ’ clinical success. However, in the case of failure, both criteria provided the same result.Clinical relevanceHigh-viscosity bulk-fill resin composites showed excellent performance after 36 months in a high caries incidence population. It can be considered a simplified alternative restoration method that reduces operating time and minimizes possible operator errors.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse
GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection RinseEnhanced Visualization of Dental Caries is the First Commercial Application of Startup Venture's Nanotechnology PlatformEast Lansing& Ann Arbor, MI, April 8, 2021–GreenMark Biomedical Inc. announced that the company has secured regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse as a 510(k) Class II Medical Device. " Gaining FDA clearance for our LumiCare ™ device at this particular time is especially gratifying given the significant pandemic challenges of t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

More nuanced approach to deciding who gets COVID-19 vaccine needed in face of third wave
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) It's time for a more nuanced approach to vaccine prioritization in Canada, as more contagious COVID-19 variants become prevalent and a third wave of infections threatens to overwhelm hospitals in some provinces, according to an analysis published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More nuanced approach needed in deciding who gets COVID-19 vaccine amid third wave, say experts
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) It's time for a more nuanced approach to prioritizing COVID-19 vaccinations as more contagious variants become prevalent and a third wave of infections threatens to overwhelm hospitals in some provinces, according to an analysis published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'I went from spreadsheets to proning Covid patients'
Thousands of NHS staff, from dentists to physiotherapists, have been redeployed during the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study
CONCLUSIONS: There is high confidence in managing simple traumatic dental injuries but less for complex injuries. A lack of sufficient financial remuneration associated with the long-term management of dental trauma was the main barrier for dentists to manage these cases.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Generate Buzz with the Announcement of this New X-ray Generator from Carestream Dental
New Portable X-Ray Generator is Battery Free, Frees Up Wall SpaceATLANTA —Carestream Dental has introduced the CS 2400P,* a portable generator that offers practices the powerful X-ray beam needed for exceptional diagnostic images yet is small enough to be handheld. It features an innovative battery-free recharging system that ’s fast and convenient so it’s always ready to capture high-quality images. In a busy practice where chair time is valuable, team members need to work fast without sacrificing image quality. Efficiency is even more important post-COIVD as practices work to move patients quickly ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study
Alkhader M, Hudieb M, Kheirallah K. Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study. Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:883-7   ABSTRACTObjectives: The aim of this study was to assess the visibility of mandibular canal (MC) on cone beam CT (CBCT) images using a medical review monitor under two different calibration modes. The effect of age, gender, and location of the dental implant site was also assessed. Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 428 dental implant sites were selected for the study. Images were displayed twice on ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The impact of splinting mobile mandibular incisors on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life - Preliminary observations from a randomized clinical trial
Conclusions: The results show a positive impact of non-surgical periodontal treatment on OHRQoL and a possible tendency for further improvement by splinting mobile mandibular inci  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - April 2021
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. A monthly update of NIDCR-supported science advances, as reported by grantee institutions and NIH. SARS-CoV-2 May Infect the Mouth NIDCR-led study points to role for saliva in spread of virus NIDCR • March 25, 2021 A Safe Space in the Dental Clinic Making dental visits more soothing for children with autism NIDCR • March 23, 2021 How Fungus Finds A Foothold in the Mouth Overactive ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Michael Strahan's Driving Huge Business to Dentist Who 'Fixed' Gap Tooth
Michael Strahan's April Fools' joke has triggered a business boom for the dentist who 'fixed' his iconic tooth gap. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study - Taylor GD, Sumner O, Holmes R, Waterhouse PJ.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Primary care dentists play a pivotal role in the management of traumatic dental injuries in children, despite little evidence on the barriers they face in providing care. The aim of this study was to explore and contextualize the knowledge... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Monitoring of Erosive Tooth Wear with Intraoral Scanners In vitro
 Caries ResearchCaries Reshttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514666AbstractIntraoral scanners (IOS) have been used to quantify tooth wear, but so far they have not been systematically validated for monitoring of tissue loss. The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate whether progression of tissue loss can be detected with an IOS and whether IOS values agree with those obtained with noncontacting profilometry (PRO) serving as a standard method. Model jaws were mounted in a phantom head positioned in a dental chair. Flattened areas were prepared on the non-load-bearing cusps of the first molars (model teeth;n = 16) in or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Internet-based treatment for adolescents with symptomatic temporomandibular joint disc displacement with reduction. A randomized controlled clinical trial
Conclusion: The internet-delivered JE/IC program showed a better outcome compared to IC alone. The former is thus a feasible and cost-effective treatment for adolescents with symptomatic disc displacement with reduction.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

U of A team identifies protein that blocks body's ability to clear bad cholesterol
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has uncovered a long-sought link in the battle to control cholesterol and heart disease. The protein that interferes with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors that clear " bad " cholesterol from the blood was identified in findings recently published in Nature Communications. Excess LDL cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis -- a narrowing and hardening of arteries -- and ultimately, heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do Radiographic Assessments of Periodontal Bone Loss Improve with Deep Learning Methods for Enhanced Image Resolution?
This article belongs to the Special IssueSensing and Imaging Technology in Dentistry)View Full-TextDownload PDFBrowse FiguresCitation ExportAbstractResolution plays an essential role in oral imaging for periodontal disease assessment. Nevertheless, due to limitations in acquisition tools, a considerable number of oral examinations have low resolution, making the evaluation of this kind of lesion difficult. Recently, the use of deep-learning methods for image resolution improvement has seen an increase in the literature. In this work, we performed two studies to evaluate the effects of using different resolution improvement...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 31, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

She Suffered Balance Issues for Years. Was It a Brain Tumor?
A visit to the dentist unexpectedly led to a resolution. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Ears and Hearing Vertigo Brain Tumors Source Type: news

New study supports the effectiveness of the ForsythKids school-based dental program for reducing untreated tooth decay
(Forsyth Institute) In a longitudinal study published earlier this month in the Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers analyzed untreated decay in a cohort of nearly 7,000 children enrolled in the ForsythKids preventive dentistry program. Over the course of six years, the percentage of children with untreated cavities in the program decreased from 39 to 19 percent, suggesting that school-based prevention programs are effective in combating childhood dental disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analysis of the influence of the facial scanning method on the transfer accuracy of a maxillary digital scan to a 3D face scan for a virtual facebow technique: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 12 March 2021AbstractStatement of problemWith the emergence of virtualarticulators, virtual facebow techniques have been developed for mounting maxillary digital scans to virtual articulators. Different scanning methods can be used to obtain 3D face scans, but the influence that these methods have on the accuracy with which a maxillary digital scan is transferred to a 3D face scan is unknown.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to analyze the influence of the facial scanning method on the accuracy with which a maxillary digital scan is transferred to a 3D fa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Hygienist Had Covid. Shouldn ’t My Dentist Have Told Me?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on balancing health care providers’ privacy against patients’ concerns, creating an equitable vaccine system and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Teeth and Dentistry Ethics (Personal) Privacy Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

5 Uncommon Tips From Two Entrepreneurs Who Escaped Communism And Left Bad Influences Behind
These dentists created a program to help other dentists avoid the growing pains and mistakes that many make when opening up their first practice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shama Hyder, Senior Contributor Tags: Entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs Small Business /small-business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

BDA fury as dentists told to 'get back to 60% of pre-Covid patient numbers or face NHS funding cut'
The British Dental Association has lashed out at the plans and called them 'perverse', warning forcing clinics to make more appointments will wreck social distancing guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Hygenist Had Covid. Shouldn ’t My Dentist Have Told Me?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on balancing health care providers’ privacy against patients’ concerns, creating an equitable vaccine system and more. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kwame Anthony Appiah Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Teeth and Dentistry Ethics (Personal) Privacy Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

A systematic review of population-based gingival health studies among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
The Saudi Dental JournalAvailable online 14 March 2021AbstractThe prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is close to 1% in the United States of America and other countries. Special attention should be given to oral health in individuals with ASD as they are often affected by oral diseases. However, gingival health in children with ASD and adolescents is controversial in terms of the severity of disease and number of people affected.AimTo conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the gingival health status of children and adolescents with ASD.MethodsThe search was conducted using eight databases for arti...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A survey of the prevalence and predictors of workplace bullying towards the dental hygienist - Petit JN, Boyd LD, Vineyard J, Dominick C.
OBJECTIVE/PURPOSE: Given the lack of research within dentistry as it relates to workplace bullying (WPB), the purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence of WPB and predictors of WPB for dental hygienists in clinical practice. METHODS: Cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Clinical Effect of Two Fluoride Varnishes in Caries-Active Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Caries Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514168 AbstractThe prevention of dental caries in preschool children is a priority for dental services. The aim of the study was to investigate the caries-preventive effect of 2 fluoride varnishes in caries-active preschool children, and then compare the outcome with a non-varnish control group. After screening, 180 preschool children aged 36 –71 months, with at least 1 noncavitated lesion, were enrolled and randomly allocated into 3 parallel groups, namely A: 1.5% ammonium fluoride varnish (Fluor Protector S), B: 5% NaF varnish (Duraphat), and C: professional tooth-clea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cold Tooth Pain's Mysterious Molecular Culprit
Researchers figured out how a jolt of discomfort gets from the damaged outside of your tooth to the nerves inside it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Veronique Greenwood Tags: Teeth and Dentistry Temperature Biology and Biochemistry Proteins Mice Science Advances (Journal) Research your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

View: As rich countries reel from COVID-19, is wealth really an indicator of good healthcare?
HII ranks countries based on availability of physicians, dentists, nursing and midwifery personnel, pharmacists, hospital beds, number of hospitals and skilled healthcare professionals such as anaesthesiologists, radiologists, etc, all of which are normalised with respect to the population. Additionally, HII accounts for variables such as money spent on account of healthcare activities by governments. India gets a lower rank — 113th out of 184 countries. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-level laser therapy versus scalpel surgery in the treatment of oral lichen planus: a randomized control trial
ConclusionHLLT yields a superior clinical outcome compared to the scalpel excision for the surgical treatment of oral lichen planus, whereby the Er:YAG has been proposed as the most effective laser type at the end of the first postoperative month.Clinical relevanceFor the surgical treatment of erosive OLP the Er:YAG laser may be a preferable treatment option compared to Nd:YAG and scalpel surgery.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists are rebounding from Covid in Minnesota, but restrictions still keep volumes down
Business for the state's dentists is hovering around 80% of normal, said Dr. Bruce Templeton, an oral surgeon and chief science officer at Delta Dental of Minnesota. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

HRSA: Recharter for the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces the renewal of the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). The charter is effective March 24, 2021 through March 24, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 25, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pediatric heart transplant method developed by U of A doctors allows for more surgeries, better outcomes: Study
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A pediatric heart transplant procedure pioneered by Canadian doctors--once deemed impossible--has been shown to be at least as effective as the traditional approach, according to new research out of the University of Alberta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New onDiem Paid Time Off Benefit Another “Game Changer” for Temporary Dental Professionals
  PORTLAND, Oregon – There are a lot of benefits to be gained from a career in dentistry, though for many dental team members, paid time off (PTO) is not one of them. onDiem, a national dental staffing company who provides temporary, permanent, and flexible staffing options, now offers PTO —in addition to a comprehensive benefits package—to dental professionals who work through their platform. This “no strings attached” benefit has no cap, begins accruing immediately, and can be used at the professional’s discretion. “Benefits like access to affordable healthcar...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What can your NHS dentist do for you?
An easy read guide has been produced to support people with a learning disability and/or autism with guidance on accessing NHS dental care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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ConclusionsRegarding patient general satisfaction, it was not possible to determine differences between the ball system and another types of attachment system for overdenture. The ball-type system was statistically superior only to the magnet system.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Deactivating cancer cell gene boosts immunotherapy for head and neck cancers
By targeting an enzyme that plays a key role in head and neck cancer cells, researchers from theUCLA School of Dentistry were able to significantly slow the growth and spread of tumors in mice and enhance the effectiveness of an immunotherapy to which these types of cancers often become resistant.Their findings,  published online in the journal Molecular Cell, could help researchers develop more refined approaches to combatting highly invasive head and neck squamous cell cancers, which primarily affect the mouth, nose and throat.Immunotherapy, which is used as a clinical treatment for various cancers, harnesses t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

YAPI ’s Smart Scheduling tool is here to make your life a whole lot easier
SchedulingWithoutthe Back and ForthPhone CallsYAPI ’s Smart Scheduling tool is here to make your life a whole lot easier. Patients can now conveniently book appointments through your website, SMS text, or email, eliminating the need for them to call or email you.“YAPI lets us focus on the patient experience.”“I couldn’t believe it, every patient confirmation text synced in real- time with our PMS (Dentrix). This consolidated a lot of work, saving us time and letting us focus on the patient experience. I was very impressed.”Brenda MoodyRegional Manager at VA SmilesBook New Patients80% of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Why your dentist will be sniffing for distinctive smells in your mouth
DIABETES symptoms usually include feeling very tired and using the toilet more often than normal, but there may also be some subtle signs of high blood sugar in your mouth. Here's why your dentist is trained to sniff for particular smells in your mouth - and what it means. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Health Should be a Development Priority
Photo by Bekky Bekks on Unsplash By Adekemi AdeniyanEKITI, Nigeria, Mar 19 2021 (IPS) The mouth is a barometer of social inequities — it reflects the injustices in our society. As George Cuvier, an 18th century naturalist said: “Show me your teeth, and I will tell you who you are”. To me, as a dentist, the mouth is like a microscope that reveals more than just tooth decay. It exposes us to a world where people lack access to water, health, quality education and live on low income. So, when the FDI World Dental Federation unveils a “Be Proud of Your Mouth” campaign for World Oral Health Day (W...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adekemi Adeniyan Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Rapid Shape ’s D30+ Ortho Latest Printer to Be Validated for Use with CS Model+
ATLANTA —Practices can now conveniently design and print clear aligners in-office when they combine CS Model+ v5 software and Rapid Shape ’s D30+ ortho, the latest printer to be validated by Carestream Dental. “We continue to see rising demand for in-house clear aligners so this partnership with Rapid Shape will help us expand the digital ecosystem for our mutual customers,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. A recent report* found that that standalone practices gained the most share in 2019 in providing clear aligners to patients. This is due in part to te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Safeguarding: doing the difficult thing - Offen E.
This article defines abuse, safeguarding and our role as dental healthcare profes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-reported knowledge, attitudes, and practice of final year dental students in relation to child abuse: a multi-centre study - Duman C, Al-Batayneh OB, Ahmad S, Durward CS, Kobyli ńska A, Vieira AR, Tredoux S, Okutan AE, Egil E, Kalaoglu EE, Sirinoglu Capan B, Aksit Bicak D, Zafar S.
BACKGROUND: The number of child abuse cases is increasing worldwide therefore it is important to educate individuals having contact with children about it. This includes dentists who play a pivotal role in detecting and reporting these cases. AIM: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Formlabs Launches Scan to Model Feature for PreForm Software to Ease Dental Professionals ’ Entry into Digital Dentistry
With this new feature, Formlabs enables dental professionals to turn 3D intraoral scans into printable models directly in PreForm, mitigating learning hurdles associated with complex dental CAD programs and enabling practices to easily digitize their workflows.Somerville, MA - March 18, 2021​–​Formlabs​, a leading 3D printing company, today announced Scan to Model, a new feature in its PreForm software, that is designed to convert intraoral scans into 3D printable models easily. Dental and orthodontic professionals can use Scan to Model as an entrypoint into digital workflows without having prior experience wit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kenya: Medical Council Urges Intern Doctors to Safeguard Their Lives
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) has urged intern doctors to prioritize their safety even as the country faces a third wave of coronavirus with daily positivity rates since Tuesday averaging 17 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Germ Hunters' discover rare disease in rural Alberta
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A rare lung disease that is linked to bats has made Alberta home, according to new research led by scientists at Alberta Precision Laboratories and the University of Alberta. The team of infectious disease experts confirmed that histoplasmosis--a fungal infection transmitted through bat and bird droppings--is now found in Alberta. Their study extends the known range of the disease much farther northwest from its traditional home in the central United States and parts of southern Ontario and Quebec. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Has More Americans Grinding Their Teeth
Last Updated: March 08, 2021.MONDAY, March 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Lockdowns have you stressed? The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that more people are grinding their teeth as they try to cope with the pressures of the pandemic.An ADA Health Policy Institute survey of dentists found that 70% of respondents said they've seen an increase in the number of patients with teeth grinding and clenching, which are often linked to stress. That's up from the fall, when 60% of dentists reported an increase in teeth grinding and clenching among patients." Our polling has served as a barometer for pandemic stress aff...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ADA Introducing the 2021 10 Under 10 Award winners
 Introducing the 2021 10 Under 10 Award winnersThe ADA 10 Under 10 Award honors dentistry ’s rising stars: dentists who are making an impact on the profession less than 10 years after graduating from dental school. The 2021 winners are driving dentistry forward and inspiring their colleagues through their work in science, research& education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy. After reviewing more than 100 submissions, these are the all-stars who rose to the top:  Dr. Amber Ather, San Antonio, Texas Dr. Carsen Bentley, San Francisco, California Dr. Sampada ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news