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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The link between gum disease and oral cancer

Researchers have studied the possible links between the bacteria that cause gum disease and the progression of oral cancer  The team from the University of Plymouth have said that cancer needs blood vessels to grow and spread. They are aiming to build on evidence that shows how bacteria which cause periodontitis are linked to blood vessel formation. … Continued

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Scottish dental school wins NHS education award

The University of Glasgow Dental School has won the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Excellence in Education Award Following an exceptional outcome to the inspection of the BDS programme at Glasgow by the GDC in April 2019, the course has been presented with an Excellence in Education Award by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. General manager of regional services … Continued

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New advice sheet on analgesia for dental pain

NHS England has issued a new information sheet reminding dentists of the recommended medication for relieving dental pain and toothache The new sheet available here summarises the analgesia recommendations found in the British National Formulary (BNF) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s clinical knowledge summary on analgesia for mild-to-moderate dental pain for … Continued

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BSPD membership open to all GDC registrants who are interested in oral health of children

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry has voted to make full membership of the Society open to all GDC registrants who are interested in furthering children’s oral health The decision was taken in recognition of the crucial role that all members of the dental team have in the care of patients aged 0-16. Previously, full membership of the … Continued

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Dental Partners becomes Bridge2Aid’s second largest corporate supporter

Dental Partners is now the second largest corporate dental chain supporter of dental charity Bridge2Aid. This achievement was consolidated by chief executive Neil Lloyd auctioning paella evenings to its nationwide clinics at The Dental Partners Annual Conference. Bridge2Aid trains local healthcare workers in Tanzania to deliver safe emergency dental care access to over five million … Continued

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Chase de Vere launches financial advice service for dentists and partners with Denplan

Chase de Vere has unveiled Chase de Vere Dental, a service focused on providing independent financial advice to the dental profession and a new partnership with the UK dental payment plan specialist, Denplan Denplan has over 6,500 member dentists who will be able to benefit from specialist independent financial advice, with a particular focus on NHS … Continued

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Makeover masterclass

Dentists looking to boost their skills and confidence in their job can sign up for Dr Ash Parmar’s three-day course in Andover later this month. But the course is fast approaching so interested parties need to move fast to ensure they don’t miss out! Dr Parmar’s Smile Makeover Masterclass Live will give attendees the rare … Continued

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Mydentist opens the door to conference online with live stream

The Mydentist clinical conference takes place on Friday 11 October and the company is inviting all clinicians to attend via a live stream on Facebook This year, for the first time, mydentist has invited all UK clinicians to attend its clinical conference to hear from key industry figures about the future of dentistry. Now, clinicians who are unable … Continued

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Do you see patients with dentine hypersensitivity plus gum problems?

Do you see patients with dentine hypersensitivity plus gum problems? Introducing Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Repair & Prevent technology, a combination of superior Pro-Argin technology (Hines et al, 2018a, b)  with the antibacterial efficacy of zinc, providing instant* and long-lasting sensitivity pain relief (Nathoo et al 2009, Docimo et al 2009) and over 25% reduction in gum problems after six … Continued

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GDC reduces Annual Retention Fee

Following a consultation, the General Dental Council has today announced a reduction of the Annual Retention Fee  As a consequence of a consultation on its strategy for the next three years, the General Dental Council (GDC) has reduced the Annual Retention Fee (ARF), the fee all dental professionals pay each year, to remain on the register. The new … Continued

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Get ready for Mouth Cancer Action Month

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and the campaign aims to address and tackle mouth cancer in the UK The Oral Health Foundation (OHF) aim to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by raising awareness of the disease while encouraging everybody to be more vigilant about changes in their mouth. It is supported by the Mouth … Continued

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Medal winning smile

Last night Invisalign patient, Dina Asher Smith became the first ever British sprint champion when she won the World Athletics Championship 200m gold.  Dina has just recently completed her Invisalign treatment by orthodontist Dr Raman Aulakh. Dina said: ‘I wanted to revise my smile to ensure it was as media-fit as I am race fit. ‘However, … Continued

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The link between dentistry and jewellery

A new art exhibition explores the strange history of dentistry and its links to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter An exhibition will open at a gallery at Birmingham Dental Hospital and the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry investigating the link between teeth and the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Created by internationally renowned Artist Anna Dumitriu in … Continued

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Specialist UK orthodontist passes prestigious WSLO exam

Specialist orthodontist Dr Sunil Hirani is celebrating after recently passing the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO) exam. Image (left to right): Dr Pablo Echarri, Dr Sunil Hirani, Professor Giuseppe Scuzzo and Dr Jean-François LeClerc Dr Hirani, who has a practice in Milton Keynes, Smilelux, was the only candidate from the UK to sit the … Continued

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Dental students ready for skills competition

The Dental Clinical Skills Competition, which will run in dental schools across the UK and Ireland this autumn/winter has been officially launched The competition has been launched by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)’s Faculty of Dental Surgery, together with sponsors Dentsply Sirona. The competition recognises those who push the boundaries of dentistry and find innovative … Continued

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Nine out of 14 teething gels contain sugar and alcohol

Researchers have found that many teething powders and gels contain ‘potentially harmful ingredients’ including the drug lidocaine and alcohol. A new study found that of 14 products examined, two contained sucrose, six contained alcohol and six contain lidocaine, an anaesthetic used to numb tissue. Nigel Monaghan, from Public Health Wales, publishing in the British Dental Journal, said there is little … Continued

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Digital excellence series of lectures announced

Align Technology have announced that they will be hosting a new digital event series for UK dentists next month The events will be hosted in Birmingham, Motherwell, Manchester and London, with a focus on the benefits of the iTero intraoral scanner and dental professionals’ most frequently asked questions regarding how to transform their practice from a traditional, … Continued