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Leading dentist says ‘failure matters’ at Dublin meeting

A leading dentist spoke on optimal aesthetics in implant dentistry at the recent Irish Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (IAAD) meeting in Dublin on 29 September. Speaking to Irish Dentistry, Dr Ueli Grunder said: ‘Mistakes are how you learn, but nowadays it’s a lot harder for young dentists to make those mistakes. The biggest thing I … Continued

Antidepressants link with implant failure

Antidepressants have been linked to a higher rate of dental implant failure. Antidepressants have been shown to affect bone metabolism and may be more likely to develop xerostomia, according to The use of both antidepressants and patients with dental implants has increased in the last 10 years in the US. ‘Antidepressants are the second … Continued

150th Chicago Midwinter Meeting turns up the heat

The Chicago Dental Society’s (CDS) 150th Midwinter Meeting kicked off last week with impressive attendance. More than 27,000 guests attended the conference, including dental professionals, graduate students and exhibitors. Irish Dentistry flew over to check out the latest products and news in the world of dental implants, endodontics and aesthetic dentistry. Digital dentistry appeared to … Continued

IDHA talks fluoride and domiciliary care at yearly conference

Above picture: Main sponsors Swordfish Medical founders with IDHA president Louise Flemming (second left) and Professor Kirsten Warrer (third left) The Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) addressed vital issues at its 2014 Annual Winter Scientific Conference on Saturday 1 November in Maynooth. Water fluoridation in Ireland, medical emergencies in the dental surgery and domiciliary dental … Continued