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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 ...

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PgMelbourne2017 to put P. gingivalis in the spotlight Apr 19, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

PgMelbourne2017 to put P. gingivalis in the spotlight

MELBOURNE, Australia: The capital city of Victoria will play host to some of the leading dental researchers from around the world next month when they ...

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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, it helped one of Singapore’s leading dental consortiums, FDC, a service provider with 21 clinics in the city-state, to launch a new line of clear aligners that allow FDC to achieve cost savings of up to 50 per cent per patient. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with one of the company’s founders, Huub van Esbroeck, about the ...

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Latest CAD/CAM materials less likely to be stained by coffee than conventional resins Mar 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Latest CAD/CAM materials less likely to be stained by coffee than conventional resins

BANGKOK, Thailand/TOKYO, Japan: With the development of new materials and technology in dentistry, expectations for durable and aesthetically pleasing restorations are ever increasing. In a recent study, researchers from Thailand and Japan investigated how sensitive various restoration materials were to discoloration from coffee.

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Hong Kong and Singapore facing worsening dentist shortage Mar 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Hong Kong and Singapore facing worsening dentist shortage

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: Owing to their growing and ageing populations, Hong Kong and Singapore are at risk of a serious lack of dentists in the years to come, experts have warned. Both are not equipped to meet the changing needs and demands of an increasingly older population with the current numbers of locally trained dentists.

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Interview: “A preventative health care system is also a cost-efficient system” Mar 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “A preventative health care system is also a cost-efficient system”

On the occasion of this year’s World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on 20 March, Prof. Jörg Eberhard from the University of Sydney will be presenting the Australian WOHD lecture, titled “#PuttingTheMouthIntoHealth—Time for a paradigm change in dentistry!”. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with Eberhard about the role of preventative care in research and clinical practice and the general need for a more holistic view on medical conditions and oral health.

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Australian Child Dental Benefits Schedule remains unchanged Mar 10, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Australian Child Dental Benefits Schedule remains unchanged

CANBERRA, Australia: Amid fierce criticism from dental groups and the opposition, the Australian government has decided to retain the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) at its full rebate amount of A$1,000. Initially, the government planned to terminate the scheme completely according to the 2016–17 budget released last May. In December, it then announced that the scheme was to be saved, but with a watered-down amount of A$700 available per child—both propositions have now been abandoned.

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Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress “overwhelming success” Mar 6, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress “overwhelming success”

SINGAPORE: With a 23.0 per cent growth in exhibitors and a 37.5 per cent increase in attendees, the fifth edition of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC) in February was undoubtedly the most successful so far, the organisers stated. Over the course of the three-day event, 938 orthodontic specialists from around the world gathered to acquire new knowledge, exchange ideas and foster closer ties within the ASEAN orthodontic community.

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

Deal collapses between Straumann and MegaGen

DAEGU, South Korea, BASEL, Switzerland: 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 and morbidity rates of Australians, a new study has found that imposing a tax on sugar could avert about 270,000 disability-adjusted life years. In addition, the research estimated that, when combined to maximise benefits, taxes and subsidies could reduce the country’s health care spending by A$3.4 billion (€2.5 billion).

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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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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 in Singapore. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with AOSC Chairperson Dr Mohan about highlights of this year’s programme and why he thinks it is important for specialist congresses to both look at successfully treated cases and discuss and learn from cases that have failed.

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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 ...

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