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Dental news you’ve missed this week – 16 July 2022

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Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem – here’s what happened over the past seven days…

Nine in 10 dentists have treated patients who travelled abroad for treatment

The phenomenon of ‘Turkey teeth’ has hit the headlines this week – a news story welcomed by the profession.

In a new BDA survey, it emerged that an alarming 94% of dentists have examined patients who have flown abroad for dental treatment. On top of this, 86% of dentists have treated patients who developed problems after receiving treatment abroad.

Sometimes it takes big names to draw attention to an ever-growing risk. Jack Fincham, a former Love Island winner, spoke out about his experience – you can read more about this below.

‘There’s a lot of stuff I didn’t know’: Love Island’s Jack Fincham on his ‘Turkey teeth’

Instagram: @jack_charlesf

Jack Fincham spoke out about the dangers of seeking popular dental treatments abroad and his own regret of opting for ‘Turkey teeth’.

‘I believe we’ll pass through this dark period’ – the perspective of a dentist in Ukraine

Stella Benjaminova, a dental practice owner in Ukraine, talks about her own experience during the on-going war with Russia.

Face masks reintroduced in some healthcare settings amidst rising Covid-19 cases

Healthcare settings providing NHS care are reintroducing face masks in the face of rising Covid-19 cases. In the Midlands, there’s been a 97% spike in cases in acute trusts.

A swarm of shapeshifting robots can floss, rinse and brush teeth

New research shows that shapeshifting microrobots can clean and floss our teeth using nanoparticle technology. Is this goodbye to toothbrushes?

Dentistry Gym – do this for your sore neck

Dreading a day of root canals with a sore neck? In this month’s Dentistry Gym column, Khalil Hussein shows you how to successfully relieve neck pain.

Dentistry Clinical Case Awards – last chance to submit your entry!

The Dentistry Clinical Case Awards – which focus on rewarding excellence in clinical care – are fast approaching. Have you submitted your entry yet?

Dentistry Webinars

We have two very topical webinars coming up for you in the next couple of weeks:

  • Combining your NHS and private pension – Michael Copeland and Paul Barnfather – Tuesday 19 July at 7pm
  • Dan and Wayne in conversation with the IDDA – scan, plan and treat with Active Aligners – Dan Shaffer, Wayne Hirschowitz and Adam Nulty – Monday 25 July at 7pm. 

You can catch all of our previous webinars On Demand – so don’t worry if you’ve missed them!

Catch up with last week’s dental news here.

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