Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Mercury Fillings could Contaminate Your Fish Supper

Mercury Fillings could Contaminate Your Fish Supper

Mercury amalgam fillings could contaminate the fish you eat, as well as costing the taxpayer more and harming the environment, a panel of researchers has revealed. The panel, which was made up of health, environmental and consumer groups, published a study, which claims that mercury fillings are not a cost-friendly alternative to tooth-coloured fillings when […]


Alberta Election Candidate Promises Free Dental Care for all Children

Alberta Election Candidate Promises Free Dental Care for all Children

The leader of the New Democratic Party, Brian Mason, has pledged free basic dental care for all children in Alberta. Mason was on a campaign visit in Edmonton when he stated that all children in Alberta would receive basic dental care free of charge should his party be elected. The Child Dental Care Plan, which […]


South Africa Dental Association Issues Assurance over Safety of X-rays

South Africa Dental Association Issues Assurance over Safety of X-rays

The South Africa Dental Association has assured members of the public that dental X-rays are safe, following the publication of an American research study, which suggests that dental X-rays increase the risk of a form of brain tumour called meningioma. The study suggested that patients who had bitewing and Panorex dental X-rays were more likely […]


Warning over Medical and Dental Tourism

Warning over Medical and Dental Tourism

More than 50,000 people leave the UK to have medical or dental treatment abroad every year, however, a consultant surgeon has warned that patients must do extensive research in order to avoid pitfalls. In the last five years, the number of patients choosing to have treatment abroad has increased considerably and surgeon, Mike Parker, believes […]


More Services Needed to boost health among Indigenous populations

More Services Needed to boost health among Indigenous populations

An evaluation of the Northern Territory’s ‘Closing the Gap Child Oral Health Program’ has found that the scheme is working but more services are required to improve standards of oral health among indigenous populations in the region. The scheme is designed for children who were referred following dental health checks, which were brought in under […]


Shropshire Dental Entrepreneur takes to the Skies to Combine Business and Pleasure

Shropshire Dental Entrepreneur takes to the Skies to Combine Business and Pleasure

A dental entrepreneur from Shropshire has adopted a novel approach to ensuring the safe delivery of his products. Jason Buglass, owner of Implantium, is combining business and pleasure by flying himself to meetings in a company light aircraft. Buglass founded Implantium, a dental supplies company based in Shrewsbury, in 2008. He is a keen pilot […]


Irish Dental Chain Triumphing Despite Recession

Irish Dental Chain Triumphing Despite Recession

An Irish dental chain, which was set up during the pre-recession boom, is triumphing despite difficult economic times. Emmet O’Neill, founder of Smiles Dental, said that the last few years have been difficult and there have been moments when he feared for the future of the business, however, the chain has expanded and the team […]


British Columbia Dentist offers Free Oral Cancer Screening to Celebrate Dental Health Month

British Columbia Dentist offers Free Oral Cancer Screening to Celebrate Dental Health Month

A dentist from British Columbia is offering free oral cancer screening as part of Dental Health Month, which will run throughout April. Dr Shawn Lee is offering free screening tests at his office as a means of raising awareness about oral cancer and giving back to the local community. The screening tests are very quick […]


First Human to Use Plasma Brush Suffers No Harm

First Human to Use Plasma Brush Suffers No Harm

The first human to use a new dental tool-the plasma brush, did so unharmed this week. The device has been developed by the University of Southern California (USC), to break apart plaque and prepare teeth more effectively for filling treatment. The tool uses ions and electrons to weaken and remove the bond between plaque and […]


Women in Their 40s Most Likely to Suffer from the Effects of Dental Phobia

Women in Their 40s Most Likely to Suffer from the Effects of Dental Phobia

A current University of Sydney study has revealed that women who are 40 plus suffer from dental anxiety more than any other group. The study has been running for 5 years, during which time female patients within their 40s were more likely to feel depression and heightened anxiety concerning their dental treatment. The study coordinator, […]