Oral bacteria are associated with pancreatic cancer risk

Oral bacteria are associated with pancreatic cancer risk
In a new study, researchers report that people who had high levels of antibodies for an infectious oral bacterium turned out to have double the risk for developing pancreatic cancer. High antibody levels for harmless oral bacteria, meanwhile, predicted a reduced pancreatic cancer risk. The new study finds significant associations between antibodies for multiple oral bacteria and the risk of the cancer.

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Benevolent Fund launches children’s appeal

Benevolent Fund launches children’s appeal
Over half of the families the BDA Benevolent Fund currently helps are on means-tested benefits and therefore some of the poorest people in society.  The festive season puts extra pressure those dentists who are already struggling financially, and the Fund helps them and their dependents with a Christmas grant.

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BDA reveals line-up for next year’s conference

BDA reveals line-up for next year’s conference
The British Dental Association (BDA) Conference & Exhibition will take place from 25-27 April 2013 at ExCel, London. Leading aesthetic practitioner from the USA Dr Robert Lowe, specialist endodontist Mr Mark Hunter, and leader in occlusal practice Dr Ian Buckle, are amongst speakers already lined-up to present at it.

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Enlighten offer bleaching light buyback

In a bid to help dental practices meet the new tooth whitening Directive, which is now in force as of today, Enlighten, as part of their Bleaching Light Buyback Programme, is offering to buy back bleaching lights from dentists.

 

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BDTA welcomes new whitening rules

BDTA welcomes new whitening rules
The British Dental Trade Association (BDTA) has welcomed the amendment to the UK cosmetic regulations which comes into force on Oct 31. The amendment means that tooth whitening products containing or releasing between 0.1 and 6 per cent hydrogen peroxide can now only be sold to dental practitioners, and that their first use on patients must be by a dental professional in a dental setting.

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Another fiasco forecast for FD training next year

Another fiasco forecast for FD training next year
The British Dental Association’s (BDA) Judith Husband has called on the Department of Health to act immediately to avert the possibility of UK dentistry graduates being denied foundation training places again in 2013. There have been 1.139 applicants for 952 places, a shortfall of almost 200.

Read more: Another fiasco forecast for FD training next year

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Exclusive Interview with GDC Chair Prof Kevin O'Brien

Now that Professor Kevin O'Brien has completed a year in the Chair of the General Dental Council, he responded to an earlier request for an exclusive interview with GDPUK and its' membership. GDPUK members formed questions for the interview over the summer on the site's forum, and then these were supplemented by a face to face interview with Tony Jacobs near Kevin's home in Manchester.

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Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia
People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a US study. Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65% more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily.

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