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Interview: “It is very difficult to escape from your professional status” Feb 27, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “It is very difficult to escape from your professional status”

Having been actively involved in the health care business for over 30 years, Melbourne-based practice manager Gary Smith is well aware of the shifting demands practitioners are facing today. Increasing service levels, changing expectations of patients, and achieving a competitive edge through up-to-date technology and procedures place increasing pressure on health care professionals in terms of both their time and resources, he said. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to talk to him about ...

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Amalgam has no place in clinical dentistry Feb 11, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Amalgam has no place in clinical dentistry

The use of mercury in dental restorative materials has a long history. While amalgam fillings are still popular among dentists in both developed and developing ...

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Women chew differently from men Feb 9, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Women chew differently from men

JECHEON, Korea: In a comparison of bite size, grams of food ingested per minute, chewing power and total meal duration, among other factors, researchers ...

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Declaration on amalgam phase-out in Asia signed Feb 5, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Declaration on amalgam phase-out in Asia signed

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Representatives of dental and civil society organisations in Asia recently signed a declaration that calls for a phase-out of dental ...

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Oceania countries to implement Minamata Convention on Mercury Jan 28, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Oceania countries to implement Minamata Convention on Mercury

APIA, Samoa: The first subregional meeting on the Minamata Convention on Mercury in the Oceania region was held in Samoa’s capital, Apia, from 19 to 21 January. The workshop aimed to support Pacific islands in the early ratification of the convention and implementation of measures to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.

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Study shows key role of umami taste in oral and overall health Jan 27, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Study shows key role of umami taste in oral and overall health

SENDAI, Japan: Umami or savoury taste, one of the five basic tastes, has been identified as a major contributor to good health in elderly patients in particular. A Japanese study demonstrated that loss of umami taste sensation led to poor overall health owing to appetite and weight loss in elderly patients in particular. However, umami taste stimulation in turn helped them regain palatability of food and relieved the patients of their symptoms.

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2015 Annual World Dental Congress: FDI calls for abstract submissions Jan 26, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

2015 Annual World Dental Congress: FDI calls for abstract submissions

BANGKOK, Thailand: The FDI World Dental Federation has announced that abstract submission is now open for the next Annual World Dental Congress, which will be held in the Thai capital Bangkok from 22 to 24 September. The organisation has invited authors to submit their scientific work in general dentistry and oral health, preventive dentistry, dental treatment and restorative dentistry, and implantology, among other areas of research in dentistry, by 15 April.

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Sleeping with dentures could double pneumonia risk Jan 22, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Sleeping with dentures could double pneumonia risk

TOKYO, Japan: Poor oral health and hygiene are major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. Now, Japanese researchers have found that those who wear dentures at night are also at an increased risk of pneumonia. They have thus recommended that denture wearing during sleep be discouraged in geriatric patients.

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McDonald’s customer finds tooth in French fries Jan 14, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

McDonald’s customer finds tooth in French fries

TOKYO, Japan: As reported by international news agency Reuters, the Japanese division of fast food group McDonald’s has recently apologized publicly to customers after a human tooth and other foreign items were found in its food.

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Interview: Lasers are becoming increasingly prevalent in dentistry Jan 13, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: Lasers are becoming increasingly prevalent in dentistry

Recently, the Peking University School of Stomatology in China and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Israel signed an agreement of academic and scientific cooperation. Prof. Guo Chuan-bin, Dean of the School of Stomatology, Prof. Aaron Palmon, Dean of the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, and Prof. Adam Stabholz, head of the Laser Dentistry Project at the Hebrew University, attended the signing ceremony.

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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day will be celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. This year's “Smile for life” campaign will include a wide range ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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New system tests tongue for remote diagnosis Dec 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

New system tests tongue for remote diagnosis

CHENNAI, India: Physicians regularly check their patients’ tongues to screen for signs of various diseases. Now, researchers from India have developed ...

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Plans for multimillion-dollar dental clinic in Adelaide receive green light Dec 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Plans for multimillion-dollar dental clinic in Adelaide receive green light

ADELAIDE, Australia: Access to public dental care in South Australia still ranks among the lowest in the country. A new dental clinic to be established ...

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