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Zimmer Biomet announces urgent recall on Hex Driver Nov 17, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Zimmer Biomet announces urgent recall on Hex Driver

LONDON & SWINDON, UK: Dental manufacturer Zimmer Biomet has recalled its RHD2.5 Hex Driver with GemLock Retention with immediate effect. According to its Swindon office, the device may have a manufacturing flaw affecting the geometry of the driver’s hex feature, which could cause delays during treatment, as it will not properly engage with the implant mating component.

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Interview: "This new protocol is almost universal" Nov 16, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Interview: "This new protocol is almost universal"

With Trefoil, Nobel Biocare recently introduced a new implant solution or protocol for achieving a fixed, definitive fixed full-arch restoration of the ...

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Human lineage traced to rat-like creature Nov 14, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Human lineage traced to rat-like creature

PORTSMOUTH, UK: According to new research from the University of Portsmouth in England, fossils from the oldest mammals belonging to the line that led ...

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Report: Policymakers given steps to act against dental caries Nov 13, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Report: Policymakers given steps to act against dental caries

LONDON, UK: A new report, published last week by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) and the Policy Institute at King’s College London in ...

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Cleaning is key Nov 9, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Cleaning is key

Completely disinfecting the canal system is challenging when all factors are considered. If we are looking at the nano level there are approximately 76,000 dentinal tubules per square millimetre of dentine. Each of which can harbour a colony of bacteria. Then there may be inaccessible anatomy such as lateral canals, apical deltas or fins.

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GDC: First results of fitness to practise analysis published Nov 8, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

GDC: First results of fitness to practise analysis published

LONDON, UK: Dentists who are male and have an Asian background are more likely to be investigated by the General Dental Council (GDC), an independent analysis of the regulator’s fitness to practise (FtP) data has suggested. It also found that foreign dentists who registered by taking its Overseas Registration Exam were less likely to be involved in an FtP case than their counterparts from the European Economic Area region.

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Newly launched device makes every toothbrush smart Nov 2, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Newly launched device makes every toothbrush smart

LONDON, UK: A new, innovative device designed to support patients in their toothbrushing routine has been launched in the UK today. Brushlink tracks individual behaviour, like brushing frequency, duration and—for the first time—angle, and provides real-time guidance and performance monitoring to users.

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Mouth Cancer Action Month: How to get involved Nov 2, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Mouth Cancer Action Month: How to get involved

LONDON, UK: General awareness of mouth cancer in the UK remains dangerously low, despite more than 7,500 people being diagnosed with mouth cancer annually. Clinicians are once again being invited to help stop the impact of the disease by taking part in this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Mouth throughout November.

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Legislative parity and transition period priorities for dental industry post-Brexit Nov 1, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Legislative parity and transition period priorities for dental industry post-Brexit

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has called on the negotiating heads of both the UK and the European Union to agree to a transition period after the Brexit. In a letter addressed to Secretary of State David Davis and chief Brexit negotiator for the EU Michel Barnier, the organisation, together with the Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE), said that such an extension would be necessary to assure parity in UK and European medical device legislation in the framework ...

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What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 9 Nov 1, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

What would Dr Mo Lar do? Part 9

Over the course of this 11-part series, Managing Director of the 4dentists group Richard Lishman will explore ways to tackle a number of personal and professional challenges by providing advice and guidance to fictional character Dr Mo Lar. In the ninth article, he explains what Lar has to consider for retirement.

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Clear aligner orthodontics

Clear aligner orthodontics

Though still a relatively new orthodontic treatment modality, clear aligners have quickly become an increasingly popular alternative to fixed appliances ...

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Brexit

Brexit

In February, Parliament cleared the way for government to invoke Article 50 that will open negotiations for the country to leave the European Union. Prime ...

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BDIA Dental Showcase

BDIA Dental Showcase

The premier dental business event for the UK market takes place at ExCeL London every two years. Every other year, the show moves to the NEC Birmingham. ...

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New survey reveals how often Brits skip toothbrushing Oct 26, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

New survey reveals how often Brits skip toothbrushing

LONDON, UK: Only two-thirds of British people brush their teeth the recommended two times a day, a new survey has found. The remaining third only use their ...

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Seats still available for London symposium, Nobel Biocare says Oct 25, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Seats still available for London symposium, Nobel Biocare says

LONDON, UK/ZURICH, Switzerland: Inventor of the All-on-4 treatment concept Dr Paulo Malo from Portugal is only one of the world-renowned experts that has ...

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