Tag Archives: Dentistry

Study of ‘No Drill’ Dentistry Shows Fillings Aren’t Needed in Many Cases – ScienceAlert

Many of us fear going to the dentist, and that fear is made worse by the dreadful prospect that on any given visit, you could be subjected to a whirring drill boring its way through your poor, hurty teeth. But the findings of a seven-year study by Australian researchers suggest that many of us have… Read More »

Is Dentistry a Science? – The Atlantic

In the early 2000s Terry Mitchell’s dentist retired. For a while, Mitchell, an electrician in his 50s, stopped seeking dental care altogether. But when one of his wisdom teeth began to ache, he started looking for someone new. An acquaintance recommended John Roger Lund, whose practice was a convenient 10-minute walk from Mitchell’s home, in… Read More »

Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear – The Guardian

Dentists Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear With most treatment now paid for, is this the tipping point for free health service dental care? An MP’s meet-and-greet visit to a dental practice in their constituency would usually pass without comment. But when the MP is the secretary of state for health and… Read More »

Medicine and Dentistry: Undoing an Illogical 150-Year Divide

It’s no secret that medicine and dentistry have evolved an unnatural professional separation that is helpful to no one and often causes unnecessary suffering on the part of patients. But we’re in a moment—driven by our greater understanding of the links between medical and dental outcomes—where we can further integrate the two fields to better… Read More »