What Is Geographic Tongue?

> Geographic tongue is a common, easy-to-spot oral condition, where the tongue takes on an atlas-like appearance. There are white borders around patches on the surface of the tongue, and in some cases, the condition can be painful. So, what causes this problem? In today’s episode, Dr. B gets into some of the potential factors that cause this issue and also unpacks what you can do to overcome it. Like with any medical issue, there is no silver bullet or simple solution. As such, it

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KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS: Standardised procedures with outstanding outcomes

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Using different zirconia materials owing to patient-specific needs and indications can allow for the best possible outcomes, though it comes with the complication of different processing protocols. Kuraray Noritake Dental eliminates this problem through the KATANA Zirconia portfolio, a range of multilayered dental zirconias with harmonised sintering schedules. The latest member of the KATANA Zirconia family, KATANA Zirconia HTML (High Translucent Multi Layered) PLUS, is now available and delivers increased translucency and optimised colour without compromising its flexural strength. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Oversubscribed dentistry degrees in England: Students offered payment to switch university

LONDON, UK: The UK government has adjusted the cap for medical and dentistry courses for 2021 in order to support the National Health Service workforce of the future. To meet the needs of the increased number of students, medical and dentistry schools across England will receive additional funding to expand courses for the coming year. However, as a result of this change, some classes in universities are oversubscribed and dental students have been offered a financial incentive to switch to a different university. Did you

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Efficiency and versatility—pioneer in graphene nanotechnology in dentistry to exhibit at IDS

PATERNA, Spain: Graphenano Dental is part of the Graphenano group of companies, dedicated to incorporating graphene into numerous applications and a leader in industrial scale production of different types of graphenes and other nanostructures. During IDS 2021, dental professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s products and its graphene nano-reinforced biopolymer G-CAM disc in particular. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Charity calls for funding boost to dentistry as it tops list of most delayed health services

New research collected by the Oral Health Foundation has found further evidence of an NHS dental service in crisis. The oral health charity is now calling on ministers to promptly address the issue of backed up dental appointments and provide the support NHS dentistry needs to get back on track. A survey of over 2,000 British adults has found that almost half (45%) reported delays to their dental appointments or treatments in the last 12 months. This is more than any other health service including

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Should You Get Sealants For Your Child?

> When it comes to making dental health decisions for yourself or your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There is no absolute right or wrong decision, so it is often about finding the lesser of two evils. This is why it is important to do as much research as you can, and to find credible sources that you resonate with. In today’s episode, Dr. B. talks about sealants and some of the research around these coverings. We hear about some of the potential

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Part 2: Sustainable dentistry in 500 words or more

SINGAPORE: Why should dental professionals strive towards sustainable dentistry? Firstly, it is the right thing to do ethically; secondly, it is a great marketing-tool; and finally, it creates an attractive workplace for new colleagues, since research indicates that the younger generation values sustainable workplaces more highly than monetary compensation. Before taking steps towards creating a green dental practice and practising green dentistry, the practitioner should understand that sustainability minimises the pitfalls and simplifies the process. This article will give a brief overview of sustainable development,

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Good Choices For Your Oral Health

It is important to make good choices for your oral health. Having a healthy mouth and teeth can help you smile your way into a brighter, healthier future. It is also vital to maintain these same good choices and practices in order to keep yourself healthy. When it comes to teeth, however, not all of your options are on the table. First of all, it’s absolutely essential that you see your dentist regularly. Not only will this keep your gums healthy, but it will allow

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