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Delivering profitable preventive dentistry

The aim of preventive dentistry is to help patients to achieve and maintain maximum oral health throughout their lives. It involves high quality education to inspire good habits comprised of oral hygiene instruction and advice about lifestyle and dietary choices to help patients to reduce the risks of oral diseases....

Dental Sealants

As part of an overall prevention strategy, dental sealants may also be used to protect the teeth from caries. First developed in the 1970s and 80s, these thin plastic-coatings are used to fill depressions, pits and fissures and form a protective shield over the tooth enamel. This provides a smoother,...

A New Weapon to Fight Caries

The battle is on to overcome the alarming incidence of dental caries in the UK, particularly among children. There was an almost 10 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions among UK children from 2010 - 2014; it is the number one cause of hospital admittance for minors...

Focus on Fluoride Varnish

The preventive effect of fluoride varnish has been the subject of numerous studies conducted over many years in children, adolescents and adults.[1],[2],[3] There are claims that fluoride varnish can substantially reduce the incidence of caries and even reduce the number of caries related hospitalisations. However, new research published in Caries...

CALCIVIS Completes £4.5 million Fund Raising

CALCIVIS® Completes £4.5 million Fund Raising Ahead of Anticipated PMA Approval of the CALCIVIS® Imaging System in the US Edinburgh, September 4th 2019 - CALCIVIS®, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay and enabling preventive dentistry, announces it has closed the final part of a...

Making preventive dentistry work for your practice

Rather than treating teeth, modern dentistry focuses on helping patients to learn the essential skills they need to achieve and maintain good oral health.  Most oral diseases are preventable and regular visits to the dental practice ensures that patients are guided and encouraged to implement good oral hygiene and lifestyle...

New Improved Dentistry

Throughout history inventors and explorers have come up with amazing ideas that have made the lives of humans better or more comfortable. If you consider some of the greatest early inventions you are likely to think about the wheel, electricity, penicillin, or the telephone. But as the world changes, developments...

Living up to patient expectations

Satisfaction levels regarding UK dental care are very high at 97 per cent. Yet to achieve these outstanding figures dental professionals must remain constantly aware of what patients expect and value. One may assume that patients want to be treated by a highly competent and experienced dentist that is well...

Healthy teeth and happy smiles all round

Dental professionals work hard to prevent dental disease and preserve oral health. Dentistry is no longer about ‘drilling and filling’ or patching up the teeth after the damage has been done. Modern, preventive dentistry is about delivering high quality care to protect the teeth from problems and helping patients to...

Managing erosive lesions

The minor loss of tooth surface is often considered as a normal, an inevitable part of daily life and intervention is not often considered appropriate. It is usually not until the teeth change in shape or appearance, or when dentine is exposed or sensitive, that dental erosion becomes obvious at...
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