Dental materials are specially fabricated materials, designed for use as dental restorations (fillings), which are used to restore tooth structure loss, usually resulting from but not limited to dental caries (dental cavities). There are many challenges for the physical properties of the ideal dental restorative material. Dr. Pankaj Datta, a renowned Prosthodontics in New Delhi, … Read more
Responding to the publication of an analysis paper on water fluoridation in the British Medical Journal today, Professor Damien Walmsley, Scientific Adviser to the British Dental Association, said:
About 14,000 students from various city schools brushed their teeth together at Nehru stadium here to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
During evolution, many of a species’ properties are shaped by ecological interactions. This is readily evident in mammalian teeth, whose many features closely reflect what each species eats. However, for a long time scientists have suspected that genetic and developmental interactions may also influence species-specific properties.
After a rigorous review process, the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs has awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance to Wrigley sugarfree chewing gums Orbit, Extra, and Eclipse, because they are clinically shown to help prevent cavities, reduce plaque acid and strengthen teeth.
The presence of mercury in dental amalgams, or fillings, is relatively common knowledge; however, whether its presence affects the neurological system is a debate that has been ongoing for 150 years.
The British Dental Association BDA has called for an amnesty on financial clawback against dentists who completed a significant amount, but not the entirety, of their Units of Dental Activity target in 2006?07.
One in three people exposed to whiplash trauma is at risk of developing delayed TMJ symptoms that may require treatment, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
A literature review published in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP) saw a strong relationship between stress and periodontal diseases; 57% of the studies included in the review showed a positive relationship between periodontal diseases and psychological factors such as stress, distress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
The most radical shake-up in NHS dentistry for over 50 years has failed to inspire confidence in the dental profession, nor has it improved access or encouraged a more preventive approach to dental care, according to the British Dental Association.