Versha Miyanger, Author at Dentistry.co.uk
Versha Miyanger

Versha Miyanger

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Versha Miyanger is the managing editor of Orthodontic Practice and deputy editor of Dentistry Scotland and Young Dentist magazine and is a news editor on Dentistry.co.uk. She has worked at FMC Ltd for over 12 years and has extensive experience in the world of dental publishing. Working in the publishing sector for over 20 years, she has written, edited and commissioned for several scientific, pharmaceutical, medical and engineering journals, both online, in print and on their social media sites. Email: [email protected]
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Dental care commissioning standard for diabetics

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a standardised framework for the local commissioning of dental services for people with diabetes The document, Commissioning Standard: Dental Care for People with Diabetes, has been developed in recognition of the link between gum disease and diabetes. Covering type 1 diabetes and those with high risk type 2 diabetes, the document aims to help guide … Continued

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Common origin shared by teeth and fish could bring regeneration potential closer

A common origin shared by teeth and taste buds in a fish that has regenerative abilities has been identified by a team of researchers from the UK and the US. Regulated by the BMP signalling pathway, the results suggest that the oral organs have surprising regenerative capabilities and can be manipulated to express characteristics of different … Continued

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Consumer centricity, customer experience and future expectations

Shopping and consumer behaviourist Ken Hughes, investigates the concept of modern-day consumerism and how digital influences are shaping patient expectations and values, not just online but also in the real world – with immediacy, efficiency and hyper-personalisation Ken Hughes is a consumer and shopper behaviourist and customer experience strategist. At the Invisalign Growth Summit in Berlin … Continued

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What you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Sugary drinks and fruit drinks linked to increased cancer risk Drinking 100ml of sugary drinks every day could increase cancer risks by 18%, a recent study shows. A French study looked at the impact sugary drinks, including 100% fruit … Continued

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Financial incentives could help smokers quit and save NHS billions

New evidence suggests that paying people to quit smoking could save the NHS billions of pounds The findings, published by the Cochrane Library, contained the results of 33 trials in eight countries, encompassing more than 21,000 participants trying to give up smoking. This included 10 trials looking at pregnant women trying to quit. It was found that people were … Continued

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Align Technology launches Invisalign pop-up in London

This Wednesday saw the launch of Align Technology’s first Invisalign Connect pop up at London’s Westfield shopping centre. The attractive, interactive pop up shop is located in one of the city’s busiest shopping centres, with thousands of daily visitors – including prospective patients who may be interested in teeth straightening. The launch was attended by Abhishek Ganguly, vice president GP channel, Alexandra … Continued

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Bupa Dental Care acquires 13 new practices

  Bupa Dental Care has acquired 13 new practices across the UK and Republic of Ireland, taking the business’ national footprint to 483 sites* The latest acquisitions follow another 23 that completed in 2018. Dental practices that have joined Bupa Dental Care include MCM Dental Services in Wakefield, Courtlands Dental Practice in Gloucester, Metamorphosis Orthodontics in Parsons … Continued

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Glasgow HQ move for Scottish dental group

The Clyde Munro Dental Group has moved to showpiece headquarters in Glasgow city centre to accommodate ambitious expansion plans The move sees their support centre double in size, with 35 staff moving into a new 2000 sq ft base in Douglas Street next door to one of its flagship dental practices in the city centre of … Continued