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LINCOLN, Neb., U.S.: Dr. Ali Tamayol, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), has led a team that used nanoparticle engineering to develop a membrane that can fight an advanced form of periodontal disease. The team has been analysing and interpreting data that was collected at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Caries prevention is not just more fluoride

A behaviourally driven bacterial disease, dental caries is one of the most prevalent primarily preventable conditions in the world. Even in developed countries with water fluoridation and ready access to fluoridated toothpaste, a large proportion of children still have experience of advanced dental caries. In the past 50 years, the prevention of dental caries has focused mainly on the delivery of fluoride, whether it be via reticulated water, toothpaste or professionally delivered products, such as varnishes and gels.

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A Chinese robot has performed the world's first automated dental implant.

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BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: New study findings indicate that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease are more prone to develop cancer. Examining data from 65,869 women between the ages of 54 and 86, women who had reported a diagnosis of periodontal disease had a 14 per cent higher risk of developing any type of cancer.

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Surge of honours for dentists in Queen’s list

LONDON, UK: A former Deputy Chief Dental Officer, a prominent orthodontist and a dental philanthropist have been named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Appointed to the Order of the British Empire, among other dental professionals, were Prof. Nigel Hunt from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London and Dr Linda Greenwall in Hampstead.

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SEATTLE, USA: It is known that the first 1,000 days after conception significantly affects a person’s life expectancy and disease susceptibility. While low birth weight, for example, has been established as a primary marker of early-life stress, the findings of a new study have suggested that lower-face asymmetries, assessed according to the asymmetry of occlusion, are a marker of environmental stress and cerebral lateralization during early development too.

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LONDON, UK: Most people of advanced age tend to prefer activities like gardening or watching TV. Not Dr Charles Eugster; just last year, the 97-year-old Brit broke the 200 m world record in the over-95s age group. This week, the “World’s fittest old-age pensioner” and veteran dental surgeon died due to complications after heart failure, according to his publicist

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MUMBAI, India: Chronic mucosal irritation resulting from ill-fitting dentures may be a risk factor for the development of oral cancer, researchers from the Department of Head and Neck Oncology at Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai concluded after reviewing existing literature on the relationship.

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Dental patients with severe periodontitis may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, Dutch researchers have discovered in a study that suggests targeted screening of individuals with worse gum disease could be a feasible way of picking up cases of diabetes at an early stage.

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GOROKAN dentist Tony Collins put his invaluable skills to the ultimate test earlier this year by ­volunteering in the slums of Madagascar.

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