LONDON, UK/WASHINGTON, US: Dental Protection, the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals, has recently surveyed the well-being of dentists in the UK and reported increased levels of burn-out in the profession. Since burn-out may affect the dentist’s behaviour, diminish the quality of work and affect those around him or her, Dental Protection called for dental organisations to establish a corresponding role in which a trained professional would recognise burn-out and offer the necessary support and to include well-being as one of the key performance indicators for dental practices.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Smoking cessation has been shown to have a positive impact on the outcome of periodontal therapy. Previous reviews have addressed the association between smoking and tooth loss, which is the final outcome of periodontal disease. However, so far, no systematic review has evaluated the effect of smoking cessation on tooth loss. Therefore, researchers from the University of São Paulo School of Dentistry recently investigated this topic and found that former smokers show a decreased risk compared with current smokers.
NEW YORK, U.S.: Visitors to the 3Shape booth at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) on Dec. 1–4 will be able to see products close at hand and meet trainers through live product demonstrations, lectures, one-on-one appointments, a happy hour, and a live dentistry class.
BOSTON, U.S.: As digital technologies become increasingly enmeshed in the everyday workflow of dental practices, dental educational syllabuses are changing to reflect their growing influence. In an example of this, the co-founder of a robotics health care startup has joined the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the school recently announced.