Dental News

All the latest dental news, opinions, tools of the trade reviews and research from Bite magazine.

Brush biopsy could enable early detection of oral cancer without surgery

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A new test invented by US researchers allows dentists to screen for the most common form of oral cancer with a simple and familiar...

Lack of fluoridated water a health risk for disadvantaged Queenslanders

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Researchers have found Queenslanders from lower socio-economic areas are at higher risk of dental disease due to a lack of fluoridated water.  University of Queensland...

FDI develops a massive open online course to address sustainability in...

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Oral healthcare is essential for overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. However, while it plays a pivotal role in our general health, it also impacts the...

How gum disease aggravates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Severe gum disease has been linked to the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, but an understanding of how the connection plays...

Pain-free and needle-free dentistry trial underway

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A visit to the dentist has the potential to instil fear and anxiety in many Australians, but help is on the way with a...

Researchers develop ‘game-changing’ dental implant technology

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A decade of dental implant research has culminated with the development by US researchers of a cutting-edge technology that ensures near-perfect osseointegration, faster healing...

ADA’s First Nations and rural grants now open for 2024

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Equipping the next generation of dentists is a key focus of the Australian Dental Association. This is particularly important when it comes to ensuring...

Daily toothbrushing tied to lower rates of pneumonia among hospitalised patients

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US researchers have found an inexpensive tool that may help reduce rates of pneumonia for hospitalised patients—and it comes with bristles on one end. A...

Vikings had surprisingly advanced dentistry skills 1000 years ago

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Recent research has shed light on surprising dentistry practices among the Viking Age population in Varnhem, Västergötland, Sweden.  The study, which involved a comprehensive examination...

Dentists love a party too—but urge moderation in the festive season

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As tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in both adults and children, the Australian Dental Association has released an Oral Health Survival Kit urging...

Study suggests dental professionals can play a crucial role in identifying...

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Dental professionals can make a marked and positive difference to public health by being trained to spot some of the key markers of chronic...

Innovation and Inspiration in Dentistry: SIDCON & ADX Sydney 2024

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We know that east coast dental professionals are hungry for face-to-face events and the excitement is building for SIDCON and ADX Sydney, taking place 20-23...