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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 a new automatic medical diagnostic system that uses digitised images of the tongue to diagnose infections or allergies, among other conditions. They believe that their invention could mostly benefit people in remote areas who do not have easy access to healthcare professionals.

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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 as part of the University of Adelaide’s overall reconstruction plans for the clinic building could help to improve the situation. They were recently approved by the Government of South Australia.

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New study finds link between tooth loss and atherosclerosis Nov 24, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

New study finds link between tooth loss and atherosclerosis

KYOTO, Japan: Japanese researchers have investigated the association between tooth loss, as an indicator of oral disease, and arterial stiffness, as a marker of atherosclerosis, in Japanese adults. They found that a relationship indeed exists between the two diseases. However, the severity of atherosclerosis varied between male and female patients with oral conditions.

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Dental schools from China and Israel sign dental laser research agreement Nov 19, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Dental schools from China and Israel sign dental laser research agreement

BEIJING, China/JERUSALEM, Israel: On 14 November, a multicentre dental laser research agreement was signed between the Peking University School of Stomatology in China and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, one of the most important dental schools in Israel.

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Scientists develop new generation of dental implants Oct 20, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Scientists develop new generation of dental implants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Worldwide, the proportion of people aged over 60 is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group. In order to provide better dental treatment for age-related conditions, researchers in Malaysia have developed new biomedical implants with special surface properties that have been shown to accelerate bone healing. They believe that their findings could pave the way for more personalised medical products that meet individual patient needs.

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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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ICOI World Congress opens in Japan today Oct 3, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

ICOI World Congress opens in Japan today

TOKYO, Japan: Ten years ago, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) first held its World Congress in Tokyo. Today marks the return of ...

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Japanese researchers discover new antiseptic agent to fight periodontitis Sep 18, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Japanese researchers discover new antiseptic agent to fight periodontitis

TOKYO, Japan: The results of a recently published study have shown that ozone nano-bubble water (NBW3) is very effective against two bacteria that cause ...

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