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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Asymmetric lower jaw may indicate early life stress

A new study from the University of Washington has made the claim that an asymmetric lower jaw may be a marker of early life stress.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peri-implantitis may be aggravated by ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants

A new study reports that the ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants may release particles which can lead to peri-implantitis.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New report outlines risk factors for dental caries and periodontal disease

A new report has detailed the various risk factors associated with dental caries and periodontal disease.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New CT technology will help researchers improve accuracy of 3D reconstructions

For years dentists have been using CBCT to improve treatment planning for their patients.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Innovative antibacterial coating could significantly reduce implant failures linked to infections

A new coating for dental implants designed to improve osseointegration and prevent infection has been developed by researchers at the University of the Basque Country.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Study shows impact of implant surfaces on osseointegration

Results of a new animal study examining how implant surfaces affect osseointegration have concluded that implants with both turned and rough surfaces lead to successful surgeries, but that rough surfaces are slightly more effective.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heavy smoking negatively affects bone healing around implants, study says

A recent study by a team at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China has shown that heavy smoking can be detrimental to bone healing following implant surgery.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What are the best strategies to manage dental anxiety?

A recent literature review has examined different approaches to managing patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Study cautions against over-use of antibiotics in treating periodontitis

A German study has found that cases of moderate periodontitis often do not require antibiotic treatment.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Japanese research supports conventional impression methods over digital

Digital technologies have become widespread in dental practice in recent years. A new study has shown that some techniques being used for implant treatments are less accurate than conventional methods.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Study shows negative effect of e-cigarettes on periodontal health

A recent study has found that e-cigarette vapours may be as harmful to periodontal health as traditional cigarette smoke.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Computerised navigation in implant dentistry

A recent paper has outlined the positives and negatives associated with computer navigated implant surgery.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New link between diet and periodontal health

Two recent studies have identified the importance of nutrition for periodontal health.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Teeth may act as prenatal and neonatal dental records

A study published in April by researchers from New York, USA and Sydney, Australia suggests that teeth may provide detailed insights into chemical exposure during early childhood.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Scientists develop new implant coating derived from mussels

A team of Japanese researchers has pioneered a new method for improving the biocompatibility of implant surfaces based on the chemical properties of mussels.

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