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Deal collapses between Straumann and MegaGen Feb 28, 2017 | Business Europe

Deal collapses between Straumann and MegaGen

BASEL, Switzerland/DAEGU, South Korea: Global dental implant manufacturer Straumann has announced that it will no longer be pursuing its plans to invest in or partner with the South Korean implant company MegaGen Implant. Instead of converting its US$30 million (€28 million) bond into MegaGen shares, the group has received full repayment in cash with interest.

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Study estimates increase in healthy life years through sugar, fat and salt taxes Feb 22, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Study estimates increase in healthy life years through sugar, fat and salt taxes

MELBOURNE, Australia: Modelling the effect of different combinations of taxes on sugar, salt and fat and a subsidy on fruits and vegetables on the death ...

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Interview: “We can also learn from seeing cases that have failed” Feb 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We can also learn from seeing cases that have failed”

From 24 to 26 February, the orthodontic community will come together at the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC) at Marina Bay Sands ...

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Dental health of Australian children still a concern Feb 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dental health of Australian children still a concern

ADELAIDE, Australia: The University of Adelaide Press has made the findings of the 2012–14 National Child Oral Health Study (NCOHS) available for free ...

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NiTi rotary instrument with reciprocating motion stands out in Chinese study Feb 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

NiTi rotary instrument with reciprocating motion stands out in Chinese study

WUHAN, China: Using a rotary instrument that is most effective in preparing the root canal is crucial for successful endodontic treatment. In an evaluation of the shaping abilities of three nickel–titanium (NiTi) rotary systems, a team of Chinese researchers has found that a single-file system with a reciprocating motion produced the greatest volumetric change in the apical third of the canal. In addition, the system had the fastest canal preparation time of the three systems tested.

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AOS congress to see record attendance by companies and visitors Feb 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

AOS congress to see record attendance by companies and visitors

SINGAPORE: Inviting the orthodontic community to Singapore to the fifth edition of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC) from 24 to 26 February, the organisers have announced that this year’s event will be the largest to date. In addition to a greater variety of industry exhibitors, which have increased by 15 per cent compared with the previous edition, the three-day conference has seen significant growth in the number of registrations, especially from Malaysia, Vietnam and ...

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UQ to increase free dental care through new partnership Feb 8, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

UQ to increase free dental care through new partnership

BRISBANE, Australia: In collaboration with Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), the University of Queensland (UQ) has announced it will be offering more free dental care for disadvantaged populations. Through the alliance, which began with the amalgamation of UQ and MNHHS teaching, research and clinical activities in January, the university expects to be able to serve an additional 8,000 patients at its new oral health centre in Herston.

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Infants with atopic dermatitis have higher risk of caries later in life Feb 1, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Infants with atopic dermatitis have higher risk of caries later in life

SINGAPORE: New research from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research has suggested a link between two common childhood diseases: atopic dermatitis and dental caries. In the study, infants who had symptoms of the skin condition and were sensitive to common allergens were three times more likely to develop tooth decay at 2 and 3 years of age compared with infants without the skin inflammation.

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Organisers of ASOFRE 2017 invite orthodontists to Brisbane Jan 23, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Organisers of ASOFRE 2017 invite orthodontists to Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia: The Australian Society of Orthodontists’ Foundation for Research and Education (ASOFRE) will play host to many of the specialty’s leading figures on 3 and 4 March at its 2017 Foundation Meeting at the Hilton hotel in Brisbane. The organisers have warmly invited dental practitioners to attend the meeting, which has the theme of “Aesthetics and evidence” this year.

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Interview: “Around 50 per cent of children have cavities by 6 years of age” Jan 20, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “Around 50 per cent of children have cavities by 6 years of age”

With recent studies showing that more than four out of ten Australian children aged 5–10 have caries affecting their primary dentition, it is clear that good oral health habits need to be practised from a very early age. Given that oral disease can cause potentially permanent damage, a preventative approach is essential. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Prof. David Manton, Chairman of the Australian Dental Association’s Oral Health Committee, about the importance of dental check-ups for children ...

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Orthodontic supplies market: Report predicts highest growth rate in Asia Pacific Jan 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Orthodontic supplies market: Report predicts highest growth rate in Asia Pacific

PUNE, India: While North America and Europe are expected to have accounted for the largest share of the regional segments in the global orthodontic supplies market in 2016, the Asia-Pacific market is projected to register the highest growth rate over the next five years, a new report by market specialist MarketsandMarkets has found.

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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 will take place from ...

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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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Implant treatment plan should be adapted for smokers, research suggests Jan 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Implant treatment plan should be adapted for smokers, research suggests

XI’AN, China: A Chinese study comparing implant stability and peri-implant tissue response in heavy smokers and non-smokers has found that smoking did not affect the overall success of implant surgery, as all implants achieved osseointegration without complications at least by the end of the 12th week after placement. However, smoking did cause the bone around the implants to heal more slowly; thus, implants began to osseointegrate considerably later than in the non-smoking group.

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Researchers find link between oral bacteria, cerebral microbleeds and stroke Jan 9, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Researchers find link between oral bacteria, cerebral microbleeds and stroke

KYOTO, Japan: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) have attracted attention as an important predictive marker of stroke in several studies. Research further suggests that cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans, a type of oral bacteria associated with dental caries, is involved in the development of CMBs. Seeking to clarify the connection, a team of Japanese researchers has now found evidence that cnm-positive S. mutans is a novel factor of cognitive impairment associated with CMBs and therefore may be linked to ...

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Interview: “Communities without fluoridated water have a higher incidence of dental caries” Dec 29, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “Communities without fluoridated water have a higher incidence of dental caries”

CAIRNS, Australia: Once a mandatory measure, the fluoridation of local water supply in Queensland is no longer compulsory due to legislative measures put in place between 2012 and 2014. Due to pressure from anti-fluoridation campaigners, many local councils have chosen to abandon the addition of fluoride to water, despite its proven health benefits. Professor John Abbott is the Director of Clinical Dentistry at Cairns’ James Cook University and he recently spoke with Dental Tribune International ...

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Mouthwash helps kill gonorrhoeal bacteria in the mouth Dec 28, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Mouthwash helps kill gonorrhoeal bacteria in the mouth

MELBOURNE, Australia: In many countries, new cases of gonorrhoea among men are on the rise. With the aim of finding a preventative measure that does not ...

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Augmented reality for improved dental procedures Dec 23, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Augmented reality for improved dental procedures

PERTH, Australia: An innovative team of researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) has developed augmented reality glasses that are designed ...

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