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Dental Professional Registration Fees to Remain the Same

Dental Professional Registration Fees to Remain the Same

Fuel, food, and the cost of other basic necessities are continuing to rise. However, one thing will stay the same for 2009, and that is the cost of the General Dental Council (GDC) registration fees for dentists. This month, the GDC decided to keep registration fees the same. The GDC has monies in reserve to […]


Link between Periodontitis and Diabetes and Obesity

Link between Periodontitis and Diabetes and Obesity

A researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has received a two-year federal grant totalling $432,000, to continue a study concerning the relationship between periodontitis and type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Keiko Watanabe, in a study published in the J. of Periodontology (July, 2008), showed that periodontitis accelerated the inception […]


Stem Cells Found in Dental Pulp

Stem Cells Found in Dental Pulp

    In a recent study published in the J. of Endodontics (August, 2008), study investigators made use of stem cells that were collected from primary (baby) teeth that have fallen out in order to cultivate pulp tissue in mice. It worked! Pulp tissue (found in the centre of the teeth) includes the nerves, blood […]


Award-Winning Smiles

Award-Winning Smiles

People aren’t born with award winning smiles, however in the majority of cases these can be produced by skilled and talented cosmetic dentists. These dentists use a well-defined smile plan. People generally want to look their best, and they realize that making a good impression incorporates a nice smile. Creating these smiles merge the dentist’s […]


Periodontitis Linked to Less Need for Allergy and Infection Treatments

Periodontitis Linked to Less Need for Allergy and Infection Treatments

Recently, a record study was printed in the J. of Periodont. (August, 2008), that showed that subjects with periodontitis were less likely to receive allergy medications and/or antibiotics. Investigators looked at 12,631 patient files from the same HMO, which included a 7 year period; these patients also had periodontitis. This record review assessed patient data […]


Considering travelling abroad for dental treatment? Know the facts before you travel!

Considering travelling abroad for dental treatment? Know the facts before you travel!

A recent national survey revealed that sixteen percent of individuals are willing to travel abroad for dental treatment; this figure increased further in the 18-30 year old age group, suggesting the trend will continue. Guidance and advice are being offered to dental patients who wish to travel abroad for dental treatment. The General Dental Council […]


Dr. Linhart gives Teeth Brushing Advice

Dr. Linhart gives Teeth Brushing Advice

People have their own methods of brushing their teeth. Very often, people rush when they brush, and also brush too harshly. They often use a medium or hard bristle brush that can do more harm than good. Some simple brushing tips and/or modifications of your regular brushing methods can be very advantageous to your mouth […]


Lavender Scent Calms Dental Patients

Lavender Scent Calms Dental Patients

Researchers, who presented their results in England, have found that lavender scent may reduce pre-dental appointment anxiety in patients. Numerous people avoid the dentist because they are scared of being hurt, and this leads to an unhealthy mouth over time. This tends to work both ways, as the dental team becomes more anxious when dealing […]


The Amalgam Fillings Dilemma

The Amalgam Fillings Dilemma

An article published in the Sun Times (July 3, 2008) titled “Fighting Tooth and Nail,” said that the claims made about the danger of dental fillings that contain mercury are unwarranted. Also, that many investigations maintain the opposite, and even showed that there are no dissimilarities in children that had amalgam fillings versus those that […]


Periodontitis Increases Risk for Diabetes

Periodontitis Increases Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes and periodontal disease frequently appear simultaneously. Some researchers have suggested that this relationship is bi-directional. Untreated diabetes can cause more severe periodontal disease, and periodontal disease left untreated can also worsen the effects of a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. Recently, a study published in Diabetes Care (July, 2008), has demonstrated that moderate to severe […]