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Sep 20
(via Sugar Is the Only Cause of Tooth Decay, Study Says | Dentist Newswire)
About 60 to 90% of school-age children and 92% of adults in the U.S. have experienced tooth decay. “Only 2% of people at all ages living in Nigeria had tooth decay when their diet contained almost no sugar, around 2g per day. This is in stark contrast to the USA, where 92% of adults have experienced tooth decay,” study author Aubrey Sheiham, emeritus professor of Dental Public Health at University College London, said in a statement.

(via Sugar Is the Only Cause of Tooth Decay, Study Says | Dentist Newswire)

About 60 to 90% of school-age children and 92% of adults in the U.S. have experienced tooth decay. “Only 2% of people at all ages living in Nigeria had tooth decay when their diet contained almost no sugar, around 2g per day. This is in stark contrast to the USA, where 92% of adults have experienced tooth decay,” study author Aubrey Sheiham, emeritus professor of Dental Public Health at University College London, said in a statement.


Sep 19
(via Dental shortage in rural Australia sees people remove own teeth | Dentist Newswire)
Chief Investigator, Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care, and an employee of the Universities of Tasmania and Adelaide, Dr Leonard Crocombe, says the main reason there are so few dentists in the bush is they can’t make money. “You need at least 3,000 patients for a dentist to make money, more than you’d need for a doctor,’ he says. Even if there are enough patients, low incomes in the bush mean many rural residents can’t afford dental care even if it is on offer.

(via Dental shortage in rural Australia sees people remove own teeth | Dentist Newswire)

Chief Investigator, Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care, and an employee of the Universities of Tasmania and Adelaide, Dr Leonard Crocombe, says the main reason there are so few dentists in the bush is they can’t make money.

“You need at least 3,000 patients for a dentist to make money, more than you’d need for a doctor,’ he says.

Even if there are enough patients, low incomes in the bush mean many rural residents can’t afford dental care even if it is on offer.


Sep 18
(via Counting fish teeth reveals DNA changes behind rapid evolution | Dentist Newswire)
"We think goosing up the Bmp6 signal doubles the number of teeth,” Miller said. “This fairly simple genetic basis for gaining something new, such as teeth, is surprising. A very tiny change in the regulator has a large effect.” “We found that freshwater-derived sticklebacks keep making teeth constantly and never seem to slow down, whereas the ancestral form stops making more teeth,” he said. “While biologists have known for a long time that sharks and some fish continually replace their teeth, almost nothing was known until now about the genetic basis of evolved changes in tooth patterning.”

(via Counting fish teeth reveals DNA changes behind rapid evolution | Dentist Newswire)

"We think goosing up the Bmp6 signal doubles the number of teeth,” Miller said. “This fairly simple genetic basis for gaining something new, such as teeth, is surprising. A very tiny change in the regulator has a large effect.”

“We found that freshwater-derived sticklebacks keep making teeth constantly and never seem to slow down, whereas the ancestral form stops making more teeth,” he said. “While biologists have known for a long time that sharks and some fish continually replace their teeth, almost nothing was known until now about the genetic basis of evolved changes in tooth patterning.”



Sep 17
(via Dutch ‘Dentist of horror’ Mark van Nierop: ‘I killed my wife’ | Dentist Newswire)
Mr Van Nierop claims to have killed his wife in 2006, two years before he was persuaded to move to the remote rural area of Chateau-Chinon in central France.He was initially welcomed by locals sorely lacking in medical services.But concerns soon started to mount as patients reported broken jaws, recurrent abscesses, septicemia and healthy teeth being pulled out, French media reported.Mr Van Nierop has also been charged with fraud over claims he tried to rip off customers.“He said he had done 17 treatments on 17 different teeth for my wife in 10 minutes, as well as charging for a tooth that had been pulled out 10 years earlier,” one local, Gerard Martin, told AFP in July.

(via Dutch ‘Dentist of horror’ Mark van Nierop: ‘I killed my wife’ | Dentist Newswire)

Mr Van Nierop claims to have killed his wife in 2006, two years before he was persuaded to move to the remote rural area of Chateau-Chinon in central France.

He was initially welcomed by locals sorely lacking in medical services.
But concerns soon started to mount as patients reported broken jaws, recurrent abscesses, septicemia and healthy teeth being pulled out, French media reported.

Mr Van Nierop has also been charged with fraud over claims he tried to rip off customers.

“He said he had done 17 treatments on 17 different teeth for my wife in 10 minutes, as well as charging for a tooth that had been pulled out 10 years earlier,” one local, Gerard Martin, told AFP in July.


Sep 16
(via Danaher to Buy Implant Maker Nobel for $2.2 Billion | Dentist Newswire)
Danaher, an industrial conglomerate with products ranging from laboratory equipment to water-treatment chemicals, is buying a business whose sales still haven’t recovered from the recession and financial crisis that began in 2008. After peaking at 90.75 francs in 2007, Nobel Biocare has traded below 20 francs for more than three years. As unemployment soared, people cut back on implants, which often aren’t covered by insurance. “Nobel had a very rich valuation, so the upside was limited,” said Oliver Metzger, an analyst at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt. He said he doesn’t expect rival bids. “For Nobel Biocare shareholders, it’s still an attractive price compared with the share price of recent years.”

(via Danaher to Buy Implant Maker Nobel for $2.2 Billion | Dentist Newswire)

Danaher, an industrial conglomerate with products ranging from laboratory equipment to water-treatment chemicals, is buying a business whose sales still haven’t recovered from the recession and financial crisis that began in 2008. After peaking at 90.75 francs in 2007, Nobel Biocare has traded below 20 francs for more than three years. As unemployment soared, people cut back on implants, which often aren’t covered by insurance.

“Nobel had a very rich valuation, so the upside was limited,” said Oliver Metzger, an analyst at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt. He said he doesn’t expect rival bids. “For Nobel Biocare shareholders, it’s still an attractive price compared with the share price of recent years.”



Sep 15
(via Dentists were blackmailed by call girl who threatened to expose them if they didn’t pay out thousands of pounds | Dentist Newswire)
Escort Amelia Horn, who used the alias Logan Montoya, masterminded the plot so the terrified men would give the money to her and her two accomplices.  Although she was 24, Horn and her accomplices pretended she was 17 to give them leverage in their blackmailing scam.  The dentists - who feared the exposure would ruin their lives, careers and reputations - handed over £16,500 in return for the trio keeping their meetings with Horn a secret.

(via Dentists were blackmailed by call girl who threatened to expose them if they didn’t pay out thousands of pounds | Dentist Newswire)

Escort Amelia Horn, who used the alias Logan Montoya, masterminded the plot so the terrified men would give the money to her and her two accomplices.

Although she was 24, Horn and her accomplices pretended she was 17 to give them leverage in their blackmailing scam.

The dentists - who feared the exposure would ruin their lives, careers and reputations - handed over £16,500 in return for the trio keeping their meetings with Horn a secret.


Sep 14
(via Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross | Dentist Newswire)
Brushing is important for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and you’re on your way to encouraging the growth of bacterial buildup in the form of plaque, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. “In the middle of the day, [run your tongue] across your teeth right around the gum line. You’ll find something sticky or fuzzy,” Deepinder “Ruchi” Sahota, DDS, a dentist in Fremont, California, and a spokesperson for the ADA, tells The Huffington Post. “That’s plaque.”

(via Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross | Dentist Newswire)

Brushing is important for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and you’re on your way to encouraging the growth of bacterial buildup in the form of plaque, which can lead to cavities and gum disease.

“In the middle of the day, [run your tongue] across your teeth right around the gum line. You’ll find something sticky or fuzzy,” Deepinder “Ruchi” Sahota, DDS, a dentist in Fremont, California, and a spokesperson for the ADA, tells The Huffington Post. “That’s plaque.”


Sep 13
(via Aspiring model’s lip MELTED when dentist’s faulty drill OVERHEATED leaving her scarred for life and ‘looking like a monster’ | Dentist Newswire)
An aspiring model has been scarred for life by a dentist’s drill that overheated and burned through her lip. Jade Blinco, 24, says she now looks ‘like a monster’ after the hospital operation to remove two wisdom teeth went horribly wrong. NHS bosses have admitted the injury could have been prevented and are negotiating an out-of-court settlement.

(via Aspiring model’s lip MELTED when dentist’s faulty drill OVERHEATED leaving her scarred for life and ‘looking like a monster’ | Dentist Newswire)

An aspiring model has been scarred for life by a dentist’s drill that overheated and burned through her lip.

Jade Blinco, 24, says she now looks ‘like a monster’ after the hospital operation to remove two wisdom teeth went horribly wrong.

NHS bosses have admitted the injury could have been prevented and are negotiating an out-of-court settlement.


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