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New method to diagnose oral cancer discovered

New method to diagnose oral cancer discovered

Scientists have discovered a new method to diagnose oral cancer which could replace the taking of tissue samples as the common method. The method of diagnosis would involve the use of a swab to test saliva after it was found certain chemicals, if in limited amount within saliva, could be a sign of oral cancer. […]


Woman has thirteen teeth mistakenly removed by dentist

Woman has thirteen teeth mistakenly removed by dentist

A woman in South Carolina of America has been awarded £1.4 m ($2m) in damages from a jury after her dentist removed 13 of her teeth by mistake. Elizabeth Smith, aged 28, underwent dental treatment back in 2006 at the Sexton Dental Clinic. It is claimed Ms Smith initially went to the dentist to have […]


A winning smile

A winning smile

Carly Pink has won the 2009 British Orthodontic Society ‘Against the Odds’ competition. The award is in recognition of patients who have recently undergone orthodontic treatment, in order to elevate awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment on patients’ lives. After deciding not to undergo orthodontic treatment as a teenager due to fear at what […]


Mouth Cancer Action Month announced

Mouth Cancer Action Month announced

The British Dental Health Foundation has announced they will be launching Mouth Cancer Action Month in November of this year.  This announcement comes after recent statistics showed a rise in the number of patients being diagnosed with the condition.  In 2007 it was found there were 1,851 deaths, a rise of 13% in the past […]


Fall in number of smokers quitting

Fall in number of smokers quitting

There has been a decrease in the number of people who have managed to stop smoking through NHS support despite a rise in financial backing.  The NHS spent an additional 13 million on helping people to stop smoking in 2008/09. This was an increase of 21% on the previous year in terms of resources. These […]


Lack of dental equipment needed to treat wheelchair users

Lack of dental equipment needed to treat wheelchair users

Wheelchair users in Northamptonshire are unable to get essential dental treatment as several clinics are not capable of providing necessary equipment.  These are the findings of Ability Northants, a charity for disabled people, who have received a number of complaints from wheelchair users who are unable to get the dental treatment they need. Sandra Bell, […]


Tooth enamel may hold the key to the future of aerospace

Tooth enamel may hold the key to the future of aerospace

It may seem the stuff of dreams but a new study has revealed that the make-up of tooth enamel may hold the key for aerospace engineers who endeavour to create the aeroplane and space vehicles of tomorrow.  This amazing revelation is that of Professor and aerospace engineer Herzl Chai of Tel Aviv University’s School of […]


Dentist visits down under new dental contract

Dentist visits down under new dental contract

The number of people that have seen an NHS dentist under the new dental contract is has dropped compared to under the old contract, according to the NHS Information Centre.  New official statistics show that the proportion of people in England who saw an NHS dentist in the two years to April 2009 was 1.95% […]


Botox not feeling the recession pinch

Botox not feeling the recession pinch

Botox continues to defy the recession, according to new research, as more consumers ditch expensive skincare products and opt for longer-lasting cosmetic treatment instead.  According to research company Mintel, Botox and laser hair removal are strengthening their places in the market, while expensive make-up brands are reporting sales decreases.  Harley Medical Group has reported similar […]


Oral cancer on the rise amongst over-40s

Oral cancer on the rise amongst over-40s

The rate of oral cancer amongst over-40s has increased by around 25% in the past 10 years, according to Cancer Research figures.  In men, oral cancer rates are up 28% since the mid 1990s, while in women, that figure is 24%. This is a 45% increase since records began in 1975.  Experts say the rise […]