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Study recommends disinfecting toothbrushes regularly Aug 26, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Study recommends disinfecting toothbrushes regularly

DAVANGERE, India: Toothbrushes are prone to contamination by micro-organisms originating not only from the oral cavity but also from the surroundings in which they are stored. Indian researchers have now investigated how different dental disinfectants affect bacterial colonisation.

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Bomb attack in Bangkok leaves at least 20 dead Aug 20, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Bomb attack in Bangkok leaves at least 20 dead

BANGKOK, Thailand: On Monday evening, a pipe bomb exploded at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok close to the Erawan Shrine, killing at ...

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Thailand’s first dental museum opens in Bangkok Aug 19, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Thailand’s first dental museum opens in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand: With the newly opened Sirindhorn Dental Museum, the Faculty of Dentistry at Mahidol University in Bangkok has introduced the first dental ...

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Poor oral hygiene may increase hypertension risk Aug 10, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Poor oral hygiene may increase hypertension risk

SEOUL, South Korea: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but dangerous condition. Untreated, it can lead to stroke, damage to the heart and ...

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Researchers discover markers for rheumatoid arthritis in oral microbiome Aug 6, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Researchers discover markers for rheumatoid arthritis in oral microbiome

SHENZHEN, China: Researchers from BGI Shenzhen, one of the world’s premier genome sequencing centres, and Peking Union Medical College Hospital have conducted a study on the role of the oral and gut microbiome in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The researchers found that faecal, dental and salivary microbial markers might be useful in the diagnosis and management of RA and could provide indication for developing microbiome-assisted personalised treatments.

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Coconut oil pulling reduces gingivitis Jul 15, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Coconut oil pulling reduces gingivitis

KANNUR, India: A recent study has shown that oil pulling using coconut oil could be an effective method to reduce plaque formation and plaque-induced gingivitis. Coconut oil is an easily usable and safe substance with minimal side-effects and could thus become an alternative to conventional oral antimicrobial agents such as chlorhexidine, the findings suggested.

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Breakfast people have better breath Jul 13, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Breakfast people have better breath

TOKYO, Japan: Tongue coating and insufficient oral hygiene, such as irregular tongue scraping, are among the primary reasons for oral malodour. Now, a study of 665 adolescents in Japan has found that skipping breakfast equally contributes to the development of bad breath.

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Interview: “We need to congratulate Singapore for its initial fluoridation efforts” Jul 8, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We need to congratulate Singapore for its initial fluoridation efforts”

Caries prevalence remains high in most parts of Asia despite international and national efforts to address the disease. At the recent Asia Pacific Dental Conference in Singapore, Dental Tribune South Asia had the opportunity to talk to Dr Iain Pretty from the University of Manchester in the UK about caries in Asia, the pitfalls of water fluoridation and what he considers the right measures for dealing with the condition.

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A$139 million oral health centre opens in Brisbane Jul 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

A$139 million oral health centre opens in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia: After five years of construction, one of Australia’s largest and most advanced oral health centres has opened this week at the University of Queensland’s Herston campus in Brisbane. The new facility is intended to improve access to dental care for people in Australia’s second largest state and northern New South Wales, as well as to facilitate dental training and research.

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New speakers announced for 2015 WCLI Asia Pacific Symposium Jun 18, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

New speakers announced for 2015 WCLI Asia Pacific Symposium

TAIPEI, Taiwan/IRVINE, Calif., USA: The World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI), the largest dental laser organisation in the world, will be hosting a symposium in Taipei on September 19 and 20. The event will feature educational content suited for every dental professional—with new presenters just announced in periodontology and paediatric dentistry.

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FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

This year's Annual World Dental Congress will be held in the Thai capital Bangkok from 22 to 25 September. It will be the third time in five years that ...

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Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Study reveals unrealistic public expectations regarding dental implants Jun 15, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Study reveals unrealistic public expectations regarding dental implants

HONG KONG, China: Dental implants are gaining increasing popularity in the treatment of partially dentate or edentulous patients, and both the industry ...

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IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day Jun 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day

MUMBAI, India: In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) hosted a Free Oral Cancer and Tobacco De-Addiction ...

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