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Dental Tribune United Kingdom Edition

Do you have an opinion or some- thing to say on any Dental Tribune UK article? Or would you like to write your own opinion for our guest comment page? If so don’t hesitate to write to: The Editor, Dental Tribune UK Ltd, 4th Floor, Treasure House, 19-21 Hatton Garden, London, EC1 8BA Or email: Editorial comment Does it have to be gold? Crowns by A Whittome of Lifelike Dental Ceramics Which one would your patient prefer? Lifelike Dental Ceramics, Butterry House, Dunton Road, Stewkley, Bucks, LU7 0HZ Tel: 01525 240824 or 07977 501562email: Lifelike Dental Laboratory is a small private dental laboratory in Buckinghamshire. We like to think the products we offer are as good as our service, but that’s up to you to decide. We work with you in partnership to ensure that you are able to offer your patient the best solution at a competitive price or Gold? by core 3d centres is a new metal free product offered by Lifelike Dental Ceramics For Occlusal reductions as small as 0.7mm Biocompatible Ideal for Bruxers Metal Free Zirconia No Porcelain layers 5 year guarantee card PPosterior Crowns or Bridges 1000 MPa with less chance of fracture £69.00onlyIntroductory Offer - First unit of A team of researchers at King’s College London and the Forsyth Institute have been awarded a large grant by the US National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to continue their work on compiling the first compre- hensive list of oral bacterial spe- cies. The Human Oral Microbiome Database provides descriptions of each species together with tools for analysis of their DNA. Most bacteria living in the mouth are thought to be important for maintain- ing the health of teeth and gums, as well as for general hu- man health. A smaller number are potentially disease causing. The database helps scientists studying the role of specific bacte- ria in human health and disease, and paves the way to constructing similar databases for other body sites such as the skin and the large intestine. The NIDCR grant will enable the researchers to continue cata- loguing the Human Oral Micro- biome and describing the 1,000 different bacterial species found in the human mouth. The infor- mation is available on the Hu- man Oral Microbiome Database website ( and has been a valuable resource for the dental and medical research com- munities since 2008. William Wade, Professor of Oral Microbiology at King’s Col- lege London, comments: ‘The new work will focus on extending the database to include newly de- scribed oral bacteria, many of which are being discovered at King’s and the Forsyth Institute.’’ In addition, new methods developed at King’s to culti- vate bacteria that have not been grown in the laboratory before will be used to obtain cultures of these organisms to deposit in culture collections for the ben- efit of other researchers. DNA purified from these cultures will be submitted to the Nation- al Institutes of Health Human Microbiome Project for genome sequencing. DT Grant awarded for first oral bacteria database 3NewsJuly 11-17, 2011United Kingdom Edition I have a confes- sion to make; when listening to Amanda Sherlock from the CQC speak- ing about how reg- istration for dental practices had been difficult and that it had not been an easy relationship to get started, I only just managed to resist the urge to stand up and shout a certain well known phrase that would have fitted nicely with the speaker’s surname! To be fair, she was trying to put the current situation in con- text and she does have the great- est excuse in that she only began work at the regulator in April of this year, thereby exonerating her from any and all previous actions by the CQC. Now, like any normal human being I want to think the best of people and take Ms Sherlock at her word that there will be a new era of dialogue and coopera- tion between the profession and the CQC. I would also like to think that the profession will welcome this opportunity to re-engage with the CQC to put right what is clearly wrong. However, the cynical journo- type in me is wondering if it is re- ally too good to be true. Let us put this to the test – send me your comments and queries and I will put them to the CQC and Ms Sherlock. Let’s be the change we all want to happen. DT