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Hong Kong: New website helps people choose best hospital for their needs May 27, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: New website helps people choose best hospital for their needs

HONG KONG: A new rating platform, HospitalAdvisor, aims to help people living in Hong Kong to make informed decisions about which hospital is right for them. The Chinese and English website, which was launched earlier this month by the Zubin Foundation, covers all 41 public and 11 private hospitals in the region and gathers information and evaluations on the quality of care in each facility.

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Expectant women in Taipei to receive more free tooth cleanings May 23, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Expectant women in Taipei to receive more free tooth cleanings

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Starting this month, pregnant women in Taiwan are entitled to three free dental cleanings, the National Health Insurance Administration ...

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SIDEX closes with record attendance May 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

SIDEX closes with record attendance

SEOUL, South Korea: The Seoul Dental Association has released the final results of the 2016 Seoul International Dental Exhibition and Scientific Congress ...

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South Korea: Women with few teeth more likely to have metabolic syndrome May 19, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

South Korea: Women with few teeth more likely to have metabolic syndrome

SEOUL, South Korea: The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is a serious problem in both Western and Asian countries. As the group of co-occurring ...

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Will India be the next big dental market? May 17, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Will India be the next big dental market?

HYDERABAD, India: The Indian dental care services market is estimated to experience a double-digit growth rate, reaching up to US$2.2 billion (147 bn. Indian rupees) by 2020. According to Ken Research, India has already witnessed a compound annual growth rate of 12 per cent for the period of 2010 to 2015 as dental awareness and disposable income have increased. Taking into account factors such as continued economic growth and reforms, India might have the potential to become the largest market for ...

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Interview: “We are working hard on targeting new markets” May 11, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We are working hard on targeting new markets”

Dental implantology is in a constant state of change. New implants, surgical protocols and innovative materials present dental professionals with the challenge of identifying technically reliable and high-quality solutions. For the past 25 years, German dental company BEGO has been well known for its implant systems. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Oliver Klein, Director of International Sales and Business Development at BEGO Implant Systems, about the company’s implant solutions and its next ...

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Poor dental health may predict reduced ability to leave one’s house May 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Poor dental health may predict reduced ability to leave one’s house

SENDAI, Japan: Researchers in Japan have investigated the association between poor dental health and being housebound in the elderly, and found that having fewer teeth and no dentures were associated with future risk of being homebound, especially in people aged 65–74. The findings may have important implications for interventions that promote dental health and denture use to prevent older people from becoming confined to their homes.

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Dental caries treatment may prevent pneumonia in Parkinson’s patients May 2, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Dental caries treatment may prevent pneumonia in Parkinson’s patients

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan/KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Pneumonia is a common condition in patients with Parkinson’s disease. A new study that explored risk factors for pneumonia development has now found that patients treated for dental caries had a reduced risk of pneumonia compared with patients who had not been treated.

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Singapore: Sleep-disordered breathing often undiagnosed in Asian population Apr 27, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Singapore: Sleep-disordered breathing often undiagnosed in Asian population

SINGAPORE: Aiming to determine the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) across different Asian ethnicities in Singapore, a new study has found that about one-third of the participants suffered from SDB. The study further established that over 90 per cent of the SDB group had never been diagnosed with or treated for the condition before.

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Study finds fundamental misconceptions about dental implants among patients Apr 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Study finds fundamental misconceptions about dental implants among patients

HONG KONG, China: Investigating patients’ knowledge and perceptions regarding implant therapy, a Chinese study has found that an alarming number of participants had inaccurate and unrealistic expectations about dental implants. Moreover, the study determined that only 18 per cent felt confident about the information they had about the treatment.

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University of Hong Kong tops list of world’s best dental faculties Apr 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

University of Hong Kong tops list of world’s best dental faculties

HONG KONG: The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has been ranked as the best dental school in the world by the latest QS World Universities Rankings by Subject 2016. The faculty has thus relegated the University of Michigan in the US to second place and surpassed last year’s winner, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm in Sweden, which came third in this year’s list.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Orthodontics

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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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This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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IDEM Singapore more than meets expectations Apr 19, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

IDEM Singapore more than meets expectations

SINGAPORE: A record number of 8,173 visitors from 72 countries attended this year’s International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) in Singapore, organiser Koelnmesse reported last week. The figures are a slight increase from the last show in 2014, which saw 7,800 visitors attending.

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Interview: The reach of IDEM has increased Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: The reach of IDEM has increased

This year’s International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) has been yet another success for organiser Koelnmesse. On Saturday, Dental Tribune Online sat down with Michael Dreyer, vice president for Asia Pacific, to discuss the outcome of the show and what is in store for the anniversary meeting in 2018.

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With substantial growth, IDEM looks ahead to anniversary meeting Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

With substantial growth, IDEM looks ahead to anniversary meeting

SINGAPORE: With today being the last opportunity for dental professionals from all around the Asia-Pacific region to learn about the latest trends and ...

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Interview: “The focus should be on maximum preservation of tooth structure” Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The focus should be on maximum preservation of tooth structure”

With the Minamata Convention on Mercury signed in 2013 and its proposed phase-out of mercury-containing products, including dental fillings, dentistry ...

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