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Oral rinse could provide early cancer screening, research suggests

An oral rinse could be used to detect cancer at an early stage, according to a new study.  The oral rinse would identify biomarkers for cancer in the oral microbiome, which could also be detected in pre-cancerous patients. Researchers analysed bacteria samples from the mouths of 98 patients, 30 of whom were known to have … Continued

Irish Dental Association condemns dental school U-turn

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has criticised the decision to scrap plans for a ‘badly needed’ new dental school in Cork. University College Cork (UCC) was given permission in 2019 for a new five-storey building in Curraheen, which would replace Cork University Dental School’s current campus, which it shares with Cork University Hospital. The plans … Continued