Implants, News

Skydive raises thousands for dental charity

The sky really is the limit for one employee of Geistlich Biomaterials, who tackied a skydive for dental charity Bridge2aid despite her fear of heights. Kalah Arnold, clinical science manager for Geistlich Biomaterials is scared of heights. Terrified, in fact, is a better description – and one that was used by her on numerous occasions in

Articles, Dentistry

One-to-one training

Luke Barnett discusses the benefits of one-to-one training. How do most people learn new skills in the most effective manner? When you have learned a new technique or process, what works best for you? I suppose that everyone is different but there must be some common elements as to what makes education more effective. What

News, Private

UK dental provider features in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Headquartered in Hambrook in south Gloucestershire, Oasis Dental Care, provider of private dental care services and a major provider to the NHS, has featured in the prestigious annual league table of British businesses for the second year running. The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 ranks Britain’s leading private mid-market growth companies by sales.

Aesthetics, Articles

Shade taking

Neil Photay gives you some hints and tips on how to get the perfect shade. There is a whole science behind accurate shade taking. The more information you can get to the technician, the better. Ideally every ceramist would love to work with photos, as they get an idea of the whole character of the

News, Ortho

Register for the International Orthodontic Congress

Registration for the 8th International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) – organised by the British Orthodontic Society, to be held in London over 27-30 September 2015 – is now open. The IOC takes place every five years and is jointly organised by the World Federation of Orthodontists. Early-bird registration fees are on offer until 2 June 2015;

Articles, Young Dentist

My first patient

Jignesh Panchal recaps treating his first patient. Towards the end of our second year of BDS, we undertake a clinical readiness examination, which is designed to assess and confirm whether we are fit to treat our own patients. Essentially, this exam allows us to transpose the skills gained in the phantom head room into a

Implants, News

National award won for research to stop periodontitis

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have received one of the prestigious 2014 Oral and Dental Research Trust-GSK Research Awards, for a research project that seeks to re-programme the immune system to stop bone destruction and tooth loss in severe gum disease. The study relates to periodontitis, which is a common oral

Dentistry, News

Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans

Research from the University of Kent has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby’s development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is

Articles, Dentistry

Strengthening the economy with Trailblazer

Trailblazer in Dental Health’s standards have been approved by the Government. Read on to find out why the scheme’s organiser, Mustafa Mohammed, thinks it can work so well. The standards that were developed by the Trailblazer in Dental Health have been approved under phase two of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Trailblazers apprenticeship

Articles, Dentistry

Intraoral vision in dentistry

Tony Beale describes two new simple products that can improve intraoral vision for dental operatives. In order to achieve optimum results in all dental procedures, whether these are routine examinations, or complex surgical operations, the prime concern of the operator must be to maximise quality of vision. As it is impossible to arrest the onward