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Osteology Symposium to be held in Australia for the first time May 26, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Osteology Symposium to be held in Australia for the first time

MELBOURNE, Australia: For the first time in the Osteology Foundation’s history, Melbourne will play host to one of the three Asia-Pacific symposiums. Themed “Strategies for predictable regeneration—Today and tomorrow”, the scientific programme will delve intensively into the current status of knowledge and research in oral tissue regeneration, discussing new trends and techniques in the field.

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Interview: “This congress will be the perfect bridge” May 22, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “This congress will be the perfect bridge”

After the Hong Kong event in 2016, this year’s 39th Asia Pacific Dental Congress takes place only a ferry ride away in fascinating Macau. While there ...

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ADC 2017: All about education May 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

ADC 2017: All about education

MELBOURNE, Australia: From 17 to 21 May, the 37th Australian Dental Congress (ADC) is bringing together over 4,000 dental practitioners at the Melbourne ...

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Interview: The natural oral microbiome is not associated with oral disease May 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: The natural oral microbiome is not associated with oral disease

Dr Philip Marsh is Professor of Oral Microbiology at the University of Leeds in the UK. He has received national and international awards for his research ...

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DAMA: New dental aesthetics meeting to be introduced in Singapore May 16, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

DAMA: New dental aesthetics meeting to be introduced in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Aesthetic Dentistry Society Singapore (ADSS) has announced the launch of a new event focused on the discipline for the Asia-Pacific region. Making its debut in autumn 2018, the Dental Aesthetics Meeting in Asia (DAMA) will be held on 28 and 29 September and feature a conference with papers by leading international practitioners and researchers, as well as an industry exhibition.

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Interview: “This year’s congress is not limited by a theme” May 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “This year’s congress is not limited by a theme”

Providing three and a half days of presentations and over 100 speakers, this year’s edition of the ADC will be the largest continuing professional development (CPD) event for dental practitioners in Australia in 2017. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Gordon Burt about highlights and new additions to the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) flagship event, such as the “whole of practice” sessions and the new congress app—and coffee, which he believes is one of the best things Melbourne ...

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Concerns regarding filling materials owing to high incidence of caries in India May 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Concerns regarding filling materials owing to high incidence of caries in India

NEW DELHI, India: The World Health Organization (WHO) considers mercury as one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern. Mercury is used in various industries, dentistry being one of the largest. Dental amalgam alloys are 50 per cent mercury, posing a threat to human health and the environment. The material is often used in poorer countries, such as India, since it is considered to be cheaper than alternatives. A recent study has found that the prevalence of dental caries in schoolchildren ...

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Indian walnut fruit beneficial in preventing periodontitis May 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Indian walnut fruit beneficial in preventing periodontitis

SEOUL, South Korea: Ethanol extracts of the fruit of the Terminalia chebula tree, commonly known as Indian walnut, may be an effective means to prevent oral inflammation and bone resorption, new findings of a South Korean study have suggested.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service receives funding boost May 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Royal Flying Doctor Service receives funding boost

CAIRNS, Australia: The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) has long provided much-needed medical assistance to many of the expansive country’s most remote communities. Dr David Gillespie, Assistant Minister for Health, has announced that the Australian federal government will commit A$11 million in funding to the not-for-profit organisation so that it can continue to offer dental services to these regions.

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Taiwan: New cost-effective blue laser intra-oral scanning technology introduced May 9, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Taiwan: New cost-effective blue laser intra-oral scanning technology introduced

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan’s Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) has introduced a new blue laser line intra-oral scanning technology. According to the developers, the device is built with mostly Taiwanese electronic components and will be significantly cheaper than similar scanning devices from international competitors.

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DNA from dental calculus shows Neanderthal used natural analgesics May 5, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

DNA from dental calculus shows Neanderthal used natural analgesics

ADELAIDE, Australia/LIVERPOOL, UK: Ancient DNA in the calcified dental plaque of Neanderthals—the nearest extinct relative to humans—has provided new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history. An international team of researchers has analysed 42,000- to 50,000-year-old dental plaque DNA samples from four Neanderthals found at cave sites in Belgium and Spain. The findings revealed the complexity of Neanderthal behaviour, including knowledge of plant-based medication and dietary ...

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Hong Kong: Access to dental subsidy scheme to be widened May 3, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: Access to dental subsidy scheme to be widened

HONG KONG: The age limit for the Community Care Fund scheme, which subsidises dental care for Hong Kong’s elderly population, among other assistance programmes, is set to be lowered from 75 to 70 years, fund task force chairman Dr Law Chi-kwong has announced. However, a general lack of services for this vulnerable group remains a problem in the city.

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ADX Sydney has new manager May 3, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

ADX Sydney has new manager

SYDNEY, Australia: In a move that is set to benefit Australia’s various dental events, Linda Gaunt, former CEO of Meetings & Events Australia, has been appointed as the Exhibitions Strategy Manager of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). Gaunt will first be tasked with making the upcoming ADX18 Sydney, Australia’s largest dental exhibition, an event that captures the interest of the entire dental community.

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Dentist aims to regrow teeth with biocompatible material Apr 26, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dentist aims to regrow teeth with biocompatible material

OTAGO, New Zealand: The ability to grow new teeth has long been a pipe dream in dentistry. Recent breakthroughs, however, have shown that it is possible to promote regeneration of dental tissue with the aim of reducing the use of filling material and helping teeth to self-repair. Dr Azam Ali from the University of Otago in New Zealand has now launched a research project that seeks to develop a biomaterials system that would allow regrowth of entire teeth.

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Drug-related oral health problems investigated Apr 26, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Drug-related oral health problems investigated

BRISBANE, Australia: People with substance use disorders are more prone to dental caries and periodontal disease than the general population, as well as less likely to receive regular dental care. Hence, the oral health of these patients is a particular challenge for dentists. A new review study has now aimed to examine drug-associated oral health problems and ways for dental professionals to improve these patients’ oral health.

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show took place from 21 ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Ill-fitting dentures may be a risk factor for oral cancer Apr 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Ill-fitting dentures may be a risk factor for oral cancer

MUMBAI, India: Chronic mucosal irritation resulting from ill-fitting dentures may be a risk factor for the development of oral cancer, researchers from ...

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Interview: “The market is going through a stage of consolidation” Apr 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The market is going through a stage of consolidation”

Singapore-based dental solutions provider Structo has the mission of empowering businesses with its application-specific digital solutions. Just recently, ...

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