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Health survey indicates fewer smokers and less soda consumption in Norway

June 20, 2016

OSLO, Norway: New data from Statistics Norway indicate that Norwegian health habits have improved in recent years. According to recent figures from the 2015 health interview survey, people in the country smoke less, consume fewer sugary drinks and exercise more. Moreover, the analysis showed a steady decrease in the prevalence of caries in children and adolescents.

Norwegian health campaign warns about dangers of snus use during pregnancy

May 31, 2016 | News

OSLO, Norway: The Norwegian Directorate of Health has launched a new campaign to inform the public about the risks associated with snus use during pregnancy. As with smoking cigarettes, the use of the smokeless tobacco can affect the health of the baby and result in a low birth weight, premature birth and even stillbirth. In addition, snus can cause mouth sores and dental cavities and generally raises the risk of several diseases, including oral cancer, pancreatic cancer and oesophageal cancer.

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Alternative medicine used to cure amalgam-attributed health complaints

January 31, 2016 | News

TROMSØ, Norway: Norwegian researchers have investigated the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings. All study participants had reported persistent health problems—similar to those in patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms—even after having all fillings removed.

Oral mucosal cells help to cure blindness

September 21, 2015 | News

OSLO, Norway: Findings from the University of Oslo give hope to individuals suffering from impaired vision due to stem cell deficiency of the cornea. Using cells harvested from the patient’s mouth, researchers have been able to grow new tissue that, once transplanted into the damaged eye, helps to restore sight and eliminate pain from the cornea.

Rare autoimmune disease could be more common than previously thought

July 2, 2015 | News

BERGEN, Norway: Researchers from the University of Bergen have found that a rare autoimmune disease called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome Type 1 (APS-1) may be more common than previously believed. The hereditary condition usually occurs during childhood and is associated with diabetes, dental issues, loss of pigmentation and a number of other problems, especially concerning the internal organs.

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Better diagnosis and treatment for Sjögren’s syndrome

May 19, 2015 | News

BERGEN, Norway: Muscle pain, fatigue, a dry mouth and trouble swallowing—these are the most common symptoms in Sjögren’s syndrome patients. From 19 to 22 May, leading scientists and patient organisations will focus on the disease, named after Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren, at the 13th International Symposium on Sjögren’s Syndrome in Bergen.

DTI introduces Nordic edition

April 12, 2015 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: With the recent launch of the Dental Tribune Nordic Edition, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has added a new print publication to its global portfolio. With four issues per year, DT Nordic will serve as the primary source of dentistry-related news and industry updates for approximately 25,000 dental professionals in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Increased cancer risk: Snus use has tripled in Norway

December 17, 2014 | News

OSLO, Norway: It has been known for a long time that the consumption of snus endangers oral health. According to a new report by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the use of this tobacco, which can cause oral cancer, has tripled in the country over the past five years. Even nicotine-free snus is not a healthy alternative. In 2012, Swedish researchers found that some types of snus contain carbohydrates and starch, which increases the risk of caries.

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Scientists from Norway develop scaffolding to repair severe teeth and jawbone defects

March 23, 2014 | News

OSLO, Norway: Dental researchers at the University of Oslo have developed a new artificial scaffolding that aids bone regeneration. Within a few years, they hope to market their invention to help patients with serious teeth and jaw damage caused by severe periodontitis, mandibular cancer, infection or trauma.

Norwegian Planmeca subsidiary opens CAD/CAM training centre

February 17, 2014 | Business

OSLO, Norway: Norsk Dental Depot, a Norwegian supplier of equipment, consumables and services to the dentists and dental laboratories owned by dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca, has moved to new premises in Oslo. The new facility features a high-technology centre offering 3-D and CAD/CAM training for dental professionals in Norway.

New study confirms link between triclosan and allergies

November 22, 2012 | News

OSLO, Norway: A study conducted by researchers from Norway has provided additional evidence for the hypothesis that triclosan can contribute to an increased risk of developing allergies in children. The synthetic antimicrobial agent has been added to many personal care products such as mouthwash and toothpaste to prevent bacterial contamination for more than 30 years now.

Neoss expands into tapered implant market

October 12, 2012 | Business

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: After having secured a £1 million working-capital facility from the Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest last year, implant company Neoss recently launched its first tapered implant on dental markets in Europe and North America. The new implant offers a simplified drilling system for greater flexibility and increased primary stability, particularly in compromised cases.

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Every tenth Norwegian avoids the dentist

October 24, 2011 | News

OSLO, Norway: Ten per cent of Norwegians aged over 21 have not seen a dentist for more than two years, the latest figures from the Oslo-based state statistics bureau SSB and KOSTRA, a municipal statistics service, have revealed. The report also found that residents of northern Norway go to the dentist less often than residents of southern Norway.

Interview: ‘Amalgam seperators must be mandatory’

September 28, 2008 | News

Mercury has been used for millennia in many applications, primarily in artisanal mining and as an electrode in the chlor–alkali industry. Today, for many people exposure to mercury results from their amalgam fillings. With new regulations on amalgam use in Europe and the United States, environmental aspects of the toxic metal have to be taken into consideration. DT editors Daniel Zimmermann and Claudia Salwiczek spoke with Lars Hylander, Associate Professor at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, about how amalgam waste affects the environment and how it could be prevented.

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