Echoing the famous first world war saying, health minister, Earl Howe, urged all dentists to become involved with discussions over the next six months. Speaking at the British Dental Association’s (BDA) conference in Manchester the minister set out a timetable for the implementation of the promised new contract. But the profession must wait before it is finalised. ... [Read article]Apr 11, 2014 12:04 PM
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No doubt you listened to the radio or television news today with a double take whut-What? There’s a Yale study that just came out which links the incidence of meningiomas to the frequency of dental radiographs taken during childhood? Your gentle ionizing beam of extrasensory perception is….BEING CRITICIZED? Yes, yes it is. But have no fear, because the research, my friend, is also having its validity questioned. Supposedly there’s a significant likelihood of being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor if you grew up going to the dentist regularly and having periodic x-rays. This tumor, called a meningioma, is usually asymptomatic, and the vast majority of the time is discovered only when a person has a routine CT scan.
I met my husband because I’m a dentist. Sad but true, we met at dental school as our eyes met over a cup of mouth rinse. It is totally unbelievable how many of our dental student friends married other dentists, we’re obviously an insular bunch with humour that doesn’t extend much past jokes about fillings [...] ... [Read article]Mar 31, 2014 05:45 AM
A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient’s body are being switched on or off, as well as examining their pearly whites, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. In a new paper published in the Australian Dental Journal, researchers from the University of Adelaide’s [...] ... [Read article]Mar 24, 2014 07:17 PM
Soldiers, one might think, have more serious concerns than teeth. More than a century ago, the Army’s first contract dental surgeon, John Sayre Marshall, remarked, “Good, or at least serviceable, teeth are very necessary as a means of maintaining the general health, and consequently the highest efficiency of the Army.” But war is stressful; you [...] ... [Read article]Mar 18, 2014 05:00 PM