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Dentist who doesn′t diagnose oral cancer can still practice

Dentist who doesn′t diagnose oral cancer can still practice

Dr. Nalin Dhamecha, a dentist who allegedly failed to recognize that a patient suffered from oral cancer, has been allowed to continue his practice of dentistry by the GDC. Early in September, 2008, Dr. Dhamecha, faced accusations that he failed to diagnose a tongue lesion in 2006, of a patient who died in July, 2007. Dr. […]


New Shocking Cigarette Packs in U.K.

New Shocking Cigarette Packs in U.K.

Horrid photographs are to be displayed, starting October 1, 2009, of the deadliness of habitual cigarette smoking, on every cigarette pack sold from today on in the U.K. The U.K. is the first country in the European Union to display such graphic pictures on cigarette packs. This move is welcomed by the British Dental Health […]


Overjet May Increase the Risk for Sleep Apnea

Overjet May Increase the Risk for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is commonly associated with obesity. However, there are numerous cases where individuals have sleep apnea and are not obese. In a study performed in Japan, researchers studied ninety-seven men with obstructive sleep apnea. Forty-two of these men displayed a big space between their upper and lower anterior (front) teeth. Due to this large […]


NHS Dentistry

NHS Dentistry

There has been great disparity in the past about the amount of time and quality of care that dental patients should receive when seeking dental care in the U.K. Patients should have the right to receive modern dentistry and to be involved in review processes in the future for dentistry by the NHS. This is […]


Saliva Test for Oral Cancer Detection

Saliva Test for Oral Cancer Detection

A saliva test that detects proteins is being researched as a possibility of detecting oral cancer (i.e., squamous cell carcinoma). Dr. Wong, from U. of California, L A. School of Dentistry is the lead researcher in the development of this saliva test. He is also a Prof. and Assoc. Dean of Research at the school. […]


Porcelain Veneers: Instant Orthodontics

Porcelain Veneers: Instant Orthodontics

You can either spend your time and money to have traditional braces to have a beautiful smile, or you can eliminate the time and frustration of metal braces, and have porcelain veneers made for your front teeth.  Porcelain veneers are fabricated from thin tooth-coloured ceramic material that is permanently bonded to your teeth. They are […]


Tricare Dental Program to be Extended Overseas

Tricare Dental Program to be Extended Overseas

The military dental program, Tricare, will extend to their recipients who are living overseas beginning on Oct. 1, 2008. This service has been requested by the military retirees and their families for many years, and it is now going to happen. Tricare says it is very pleased to offer these dental services to retired overseas […]


Ergonomic Association Renewed between the ADA and OSHA

Ergonomic Association Renewed between the ADA and OSHA

The American Dental Association and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have renewed their union to focus on ergonomically-related health issues. The American Dental Association is delighted with this new agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and says that this collaboration will lead both agencies to use their energies to improve certain ergonomically-related […]


Dento-Munch Can Aid Biomaterials Research

Dento-Munch Can Aid Biomaterials Research

There is several traits in dental restorations that are sought including; attractiveness, comfort, and biocompatibility. But the most important seem to be wear and tear, as you want the teeth to last. Manufacturers of dental restorative materials have been asked by dentists to produce materials that are durable, aesthetic, and easy to handle. Developing new […]


U.S. Dental Product Demand To Increase To $12 Billion by 2012

U.S. Dental Product Demand To Increase To $12 Billion by 2012

Dental product demand, not including larger equipment, is going to rise approximately 5% annually to $12 billion in 2012. This number is on target if there continues to be positive population tendencies and sustained interest in aesthetic dentistry, along with the public realising that good oral health is associated with good overall health, and continued […]