The impact of prescribing antibiotics other than amoxicillin for dental implants

Sufferers reporting penicillin allergy much less possibly to have a success dental implants

Dental implants are extra than twice as possibly to fail in folks that file an hypersensitivity to penicillin and are given opportunity antibiotics,

compared to those given amoxicillin, a brand new look at through researchers at NYU college of Dentistry shows.
The study, published in clinical Implant Dentistry and related research, is the first to have a look at the impact of prescribing antibiotics other than amoxicillin for dental implants.

Dental implants provide at ease, lengthy-term answers for replacing missing or broken enamel. A screw-like implant is surgically positioned within the jawbone to act as a substitute enamel’s root and anchor the artificial tooth. The bone then fuses to the implant over numerous months, integrating it into the jaw.

At the same time as dental implants are largely a hit

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A new sole owner’s journey through COVID-19

Tina Wixon talks to Tania Ross about her experience as a new sole owner during COVID-19 and her plans for the future.

Tania Ross became the sole owner of the practice she has co-owned for many years just one month before the outbreak of COVID-19 and shutdown of routine dentistry.

Here, Tina Wixon talks to Tania about that baptism of fire and how she managed the lockdown as a new sole owner, and the direction she now wants to take her practice.

What were your highs and lows during this period?

Tania: The high was that it enabled me to really step back and take a good look at the practice and the team. It’s made me realise how good a practice I have and the members of my team who are really behind me and supportive.

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What do local lockdowns mean for dentistry in Wales?

As counties across Wales are thrown into local lockdowns, the chief dental officer has spoken out about the implications for dental practices.

Today, it was announced that Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) will be subject to new restrictions following an increase in cases. Over the last week, the county has a rate of 82.1 infections per 100,000 people.

This follows the first local lockdown imposed on Caerphilly last week.

The CDO for Wales, Colette Bridgman, has said the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) remain in place for practices in restricted counties.

Prioritise routine care

According to the BDA, she emphasised that there is no need for dentistry to return to a red or heightened amber alert – unless practices fall under a higher risk category.

The Welsh government has confirmed that travel in areas that are on lockdown is permitted for healthcare appointments.

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Bruxism: the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s oral health

Dr Ahmed Hussain and Zainab Al Mukhtar discuss the rising problem of bruxism during the pandemic. 

Have you seen a spike in cases of bruxism during the pandemic?

AH: Yes. I have seen an increase in patients attending with jaw pain and cracked teeth.

ZAM: Yes, I certainly have seen this. More people presenting with pain in the TMJ, tense muscles of mastication, increased signs of tooth wear and in some, enlarged masseter muscles and complaints of wider looking jaws.

Why do you think teeth grinding has increased?

AH: Increased stress during pandemic; the stress of the risk of getting the virus, stress of not finding a job after the furlough scheme, financial strain. Or just being at home all day with the kids whilst schools we’re closed!

ZAM: Stress, anxiety and uncertainty around all this underpins this. This could be due to financial strains, out of routine, health fears, … Read the rest

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Is 3D printing really part of the future of dentistry?

With Formlabs launching its new Form 3B, we speak to Sam Wainwright, product manager, about where 3D printing in dentistry is right now.

What are the latest innovations in 3D printing?

3D printing has been in the dental industry for a very long time now.

It’s been pretty lively for the last 20 years. But in the last, I’d say, five years, really the biggest changes for dental and 3D printing is the affordability and ease of use of the systems.

Specifically, the Form 2 from Formlabs was released in 2015. It really changed the perception over what affordable 3D professional level printing can be.

Since then there has been a rapid evolution of technology and adoption of 3D printing in dental. At Formlabs we continue to be on the cutting edge and defining what is possible with affordable 3D printing with the release of our next generation 3D printers … Read the rest

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Government progress ‘slow’ in tackling childhood obesity

Government progress in tackling the growing problem of childhood obesity has been slow, reports the UK’s independent spending watchdog. 

The National Audit Office urges the government to act with ‘greater urgency, commitment, co-ordination and cohesion’ if it is to improve the nation’s health.

‘Progress with the programme has been slow and many commitments are not yet in place,’ the new report reads.

However, it acknowledges that the new strategy announced in July 2020 indicates a greater willingness to tackle childhood obesity.

Limited success

The report brings together a number of key findings. These include:

  • The government estimates obesity-related treatments in England cost the NHS £6.1 billion every year
  • Almost 10{380aeddbf14a84cd11c11cd488112056163e30cadda676ce0194921ef8f43b08} of four to five year olds, and more than one fifth of 10 to 11 year olds, were obese in 2018/19
  • Children living in deprived areas are twice as likely to be obese than those in less deprived areas
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Out of office – Colin Campbell and his love-hate relationship with triathlons

This week, Colin Campbell talks about his triathlon experiences and why he recommends taking part.

I first competed in a triathlon in 2008 after aspiring to be a triathlete since 2003.

At school I was fit, really fit, I played basketball sometimes 30 hours per week. By the time I finished university I had put on five stone and peaked at 18 stone!

The next 15 years was a battle with weight, I would run on and off and I could swim a little bit, but I hadn’t really picked up a bike since I was a boy. In 2003 I decided I wanted to try some cycling. With a little bit of money that I was given when a relative passed away, I bought my first road bike, shoes, helmet, cycling top and shorts for £500 all in.

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Dental news you’ve missed this week

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…

‘Severe lack of support’ – why dental nurses are leaving the profession

Dental nurses are leaving the profession in droves. With all the extra PPE and decontamination protocols now required, some of the most valuable members of the dental profession feel they are suffering from a ‘severe lack of support’. This is leading many to leave the profession altogether. We hear from three dental nurses as they give their experiences back in practice. This is particularly worrying when you consider there was a shortage of nurses before the pandemic. Dentistry cannot continue without the support of its nurses.

CDO releases guidance for dental practices as Wales introduces first local lockdown

Colette Bridgman has clarified the rules for dentistry in Wales as Caerphilly county became the first localised lockdown in the country. It … Read the rest

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Dental information during pandemic ‘inconsistent and confusing’, says health watchdog

The dental information provided by some dental services during the pandemic was ‘inconsistent and confusing’, a health watchdog reports.

This is according to a COVID-19 review by Healthwatch, looking into the NHS and social care experiences of the UK public.

This report covers the period April to June 2020, based on experiences of more than 19,700 people.

Additionally, ‘How can you find an NHS dentist?’ was the third most viewed article on a health information website during the most severe parts of the pandemic.

Between April and June 2020, the page – hosted on Healthwatch England – racked up more than 6,100 unique page views.

Inconsistent and confusing

The page ‘How can you find an NHS dentist?’ fell behind just two other pages:

  • What does shielding mean? – 49,327 unique page views
  • What’s the difference between social distancing and self-isolation? – 11,210 unique page views

Other highly-viewed pages focus on … Read the rest

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