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Research update – implant dentistry and nicotine use

Implant Dentistry Today examines the latest evidence looking into the impact of smoking and e-cigarettes on implant treatment. Naseri R, Yaghini J, Feizi A (2020) Levels of smoking and dental implants failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis J Clin Periodontol 47(4): 518-528 Aim The present systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to investigate if there … Continued

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Research update: peri-implant disease

Implant Dentistry Today presents the latest papers published on peri-implant disease. Hwang G, Blatz MB, Wolff MS, Steier L (2021) Diagnosis of biofilm-associated peri-implant disease using a fluorescence-based approach Dent J (Basel) 9(3): 24 Dental implants have become a routine component of daily dental practice. The demand for dental implants is expected to increase significantly … Continued

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Racism in dentistry ‘choking progression’ finds study

A new report into racism in dentistry has warned of the ‘undeniable moral case for change’ within the profession. The report, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within Dentistry, highlights the lack of racial diversity among dental professionals. According to the report, just 1.7% of dentists and 2.2% of dental care professionals (DCPs) identify as black. By … Continued

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What will the future of dentistry look like?

Dentistry reports back from Denplan’s policy roundtable discussion that aimed to shed light on the issues facing UK professionals. Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, held its inaugural virtual dental policy roundtable on 23 February. The future of dentistry and the issues impacting the dental profession were discussed. The event was attended by a group of clinicians, … Continued

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Research update: digital workflows

Implant Dentistry Today presents the latest abstracts published on the burgeoning complexities of digital implant workflows. Papaspyridakos P, Vazouras K, Chen YW, Kotina E, Natto Z, Kang K, Chochlidakis K (2020) Digital vs conventional implant impressions: a systematic review and meta-analysis J Prosthodont 29(8):660-678 Purpose To systematically review in vitro and clinical studies comparing quantitatively … Continued

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Fresh approach keeps Stoke smiling

A patient awareness campaign that aims to highlight the importance of looking after teeth is celebrating three years of success by branching out from the Midlands to the rest of the UK. The KeepStokeSmiling campaign has been running since 2018. It attempts to combat the levels of decay in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. These places … Continued

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Identifying patient need for better oral health

Johnson and Johnson explores how dental professionals can identify and make use of a patient’s values to help motivate them to adopt an effective, oral health-friendly at-home regimen. ‘Effective communication between patients and health professionals is a key component of patient-centred care’, wrote Nowak and colleagues (2018). They continued: ‘Effective communication leads to enhanced treatment … Continued

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Implant Dentistry Today March issue now ready to read

The March issue of Implant Dentistry Today is primed and ready for reading – in a fully accessible online format. It comes jam packed with practical, accessible articles on implant dentistry designed to boost readers’ understanding and also clinical workflows. Highlights in this issue include: Short implants, sinus augmentation and immediate loading Vertical ridge augmentation … Continued

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Dentistry Top 50 2021

From social media movers to lockdown heroes, the Dentistry Top 50 is back, highlighting the people making a difference in the profession for another year. The Dentistry Top 50 has returned – but this year, it comes with one crucial difference.   There has been no canvassing for support, no stacks of voting forms delivered via beleaguered postmen, no avalanche of … Continued

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Research update: implant fracture

Dentistry Online presents the latest abstracts published examining the factors contributing to dental implant fractures. Analysis of the causes of dental implant fracture: A retrospective clinical study Stoichkov B, Kirov D (2018) Quintessence Int 49(4): 279-86 Objective Fracture of osseointegrated dental implants is the most severe mechanical complication. The aim of the present study was to … Continued

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COVID-19 and dental implants: impact and perspectives

Curd Bollen, Yasna Najmi and Maher Almasri examine the influence of the coronavirus outbreak on the current and future practice of implant dentistry. The year 2020 will always be remembered as the year of COVID-19. It influenced almost every facet of our society – and medical and dental services in particular. The pandemic caused by … Continued

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COVID-19 vaccination – dental professionals’ moral duty to help

It’s time for UK dentists to put down their drills and pick up syringes to back the COVID-19 vaccination effort in earnest.  That’s the opinion of one of the UK’s leading clinicians, who is calling for ‘an army’ of dental professionals to volunteer to help the national COVID-19 vaccination effort. Implant dentist, Professor Eddie Scher, … Continued

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Implant Dentistry Today announces digital edition

The FMC journal Implant Dentistry Today is joining the digital revolution next month as it adopts a new format for a new year. The well-loved implant journal will leave its print edition behind to go fully digital from the January 2021 issue. What’s more, each issue will be hosted here on Dentistry Online. This means … Continued

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Looking ahead to acquisitions

Mydentist lays out its plans for 2021 – where growth is still on the cards. Mydentist is inviting dental practice owners who are interesting in selling their business to get in touch about potential sales in 2021. The company is the UK’s largest network of dental practices. Mydentist is seeking new acquisitions that will complement … Continued


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