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 13 years and has extensive experience in the world of dental publishing. Working in the publishing sector for over 21 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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Tooth loss increases risk of cardiovascular diseases

Researchers have identified a clear link between periodontis, calcification of the carotid artery and heart disease. Scientists at Malmö University are stressing the importance for dental and health care services to work more closely together as a consequence. The research, conducted by doctoral student Viveca Wallin Bengtsson, forms part of the Swedish National Study on … Continued

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Moments of clarity

Gabriela Pueyo explains to Guy Hiscott what Bupa Dental Care’s unified purpose means for dental professionals and patients  With just 12 months at the helm of Bupa Dental Care, Gabriela Pueyo may be one of the newer faces on the UK dental corporate scene. But don’t mistake that for inexperience. The organisation’s general manager is … Continued

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The BACD pathway to progress

As the BACD welcomes in coming president Nishan Dixit, Dentistry.co.uk finds out how he will lead the academy in 2020. In the last 16 years the BACD has become a dynamic and inclusive organisation. Many members have been taking an active role in promoting the academy’s ethos and values within the wider profession. The continued success of … Continued

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Starting Well campaign having a positive impact

Starting Well is helping to improve the oral health of children and close the north-south divide, research shows. Dr Robin Mills, specialist in paediatric dentistry, has mapped the NHS dental attendance of children up to two years old. Results show the north-south divide is closing, with improving access to dentistry for children in the north … Continued

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Free dental exhibition on oral health in London

A free exhibition titled ‘Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health’ is open this December in London The exhibition is held at the Arcade at Bush House, King’s College London, Monday to Friday, 12.00 – 18.00 until the 13th December. It is the culmination of the Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme. The experimental arts-based approach has brought new perspectives … Continued

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Slow Dentistry launches in London

The new ‘Slow Dentistry’ initiative held its first UK event in London last month. Slow Dentistry is the brainchild of Dr Miguel Stanley, who’s building a movement focused on achieving the best for patients. At the first UK event, held on 23 November, early adopters including Koray Feran, Simon Chard, Jameel Gardee, Rhona Eskander and Marcus Engelschalk explained … Continued

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King’s College London announces new dental therapy and hygiene course

King’s College London has launched a new dental therapy and hygiene undergraduate course. The faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London is now open for UK/EU applications for September 2020 entry. This new course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. Students will be trained to be safe beginner clinicians, prepare for … Continued

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UCL Eastman researchers recognised for linking gum disease with diabetes

Professor Francesco D’Aiuto and his periodontics team from UCL Eastman have won the 2019 Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). This prize recognises an outstanding scientific article which has direct clinical reference to periodontics. The team won for their recent paper which showed that treating gum disease may help lower blood glucose level. They … Continued

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Fillings not the best way to tackle tooth decay in children

There’s no evidence to suggest conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth. Findings from a major dental trial suggest that preventing tooth decay from occurring in the first place is the most effective way for parents to help avoid pain and infection from decay in their children’s teeth. Dentists from the Universities … Continued

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Study day hosted by ONG for dental nurses and therapists

The Orthodontic National Group (ONG) has announced the date for its Spring study day next year. The event will take place on Saturday 28 March at the British Orthodontic Society, 12 Bridewell Place, London EC4V 6AP from 9am to 4pm. Furthermore, the price is £50 for ONG members and £70 for Non ONG members. This also includes … Continued

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Invisalign Pop-Up opens in Westfield, Stratford

Align Technology has launched a new Invisalign Pop-Up, in Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford, east London. It hopes the pop-up experience will re-invent the way consumers interact with the brand. It is a new way of accessing information about teeth straightening and connect with Invisalign doctors in the local area. Fast and convenient Invisalign Pop-Up Patients are increasingly … Continued

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Tif Qureshi wins Swedish prize for minimally invasive dentistry

UK dentist, Tif Qureshi, and his fellow IAS Academy instructor from Oslo, Erik Svendsrud, recently received the Sverker Prize. The Sverker Prize is awarded in memory of Sverker Toreskog. For both the winners, the Sverker Prize jury mentioned their continuous effort to help patients achieve a functional smile without massive tooth destruction. Erik has also focused … Continued

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Blue Wednesday is here!

As part of Mouth Cancer Action Month, the Oral Health Foundation is urging everyone to wear something blue on Wednesday 13 November. Known as Blue Wednesday, the day aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer. Participants have been urged to show their support and ‘do something blue’. This can take the form of buying a … Continued

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DCby1 Practice of the Year announced

The NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year award was presented to Urchfont Dental Care in Devizes, Wiltshire. Chief dental officer for NHS England, Sara Hurley, presented the NASDAL award to Urchfont Dental Care in Devizes, Wiltshire. Pictured above: Urchfont Dental Care team with BSPD President Sarah McKaig, CDO Sara Hurley and Chairman of NASDAL, … Continued

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Smoking may increase risk of depression and schizophrenia

New research from the University of Bristol has revealed that tobacco smoking may increase the risk of developing depression and schizophrenia. There has long been a link between smoking and mental health conditions. However, it has not been clear if smoking causes problems or is just more popular among those with poor mental health, The researchers … Continued

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New Clincheck ‘In-face’ visualisation tool launched

Align Technology has launched its latest digital tool for general dentists and Invisalign Go Providers. The Clincheck In-face visualisation tool is an enhanced digital tool. Treatment plans can now incorporate an image of the patient’s face. And finally the tool is now available in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Clincheck In-face visualisation tool Actively engaging patients at … Continued

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Improving dental health and diet could help with treatment for psoriasis

Improving dental health and diet could help with the treatment for psoriasis, according to a study by American dermatologists. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes thick, itchy patches of red skin with silvery scales. According to the NHS, psoriasis effects around 2% of people in the UK. The skin disease usually starts in adults under 35 … Continued

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Charity launches mouth cancer campaign

Campaigners and supporters joined The Oral Health Foundation at the Houses of Parliament yesterday as they launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month The room was filled with 130 campaigners and supporters. The attendees heard from a range of speakers reinforcing the need for greater recognition of mouth cancer and its signs and symptoms. The event’s parliamentary … Continued

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Dental X-rays may potentially increase risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma

Repeated exposures to dental X-rays is associated with an increased risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma. A team at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) led by Professor Anjum Memon, chair in epidemiology and public health medicine, showed repeated exposures to dental X-rays is linked with an increased risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma. Meningioma is … Continued