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First special needs dental clinic opens in Singapore Jun 22, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

First special needs dental clinic opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The first dental centre functionally designed to cater for the elderly and people with special needs was officially opened on 21 June at the National Dental Centre of Singapore in Outram. The Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Clinic offers a full range of oral health services customised for patients with complex medical needs, including a wheelchair-tilting device that allows patients to remain in the wheelchair during dental treatment.

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Chinese researchers investigate novel robotic device for tooth preparation Jun 17, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Chinese researchers investigate novel robotic device for tooth preparation

BEIJING, China: In order to help increase the precision and quality of surgical interventions, robotic technology has been introduced to various medical ...

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Dentist first Thai woman to climb Mount Everest Jun 10, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Dentist first Thai woman to climb Mount Everest

BANGKOK, Thailand: As the first woman from Thailand to do so, a dentist from Prachuap Khiri Khan has successfully summited Mount Everest. Napassaporn Chumnarnsit, ...

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Hong Kong welcomes dental professionals to 38th APDC Jun 3, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Hong Kong welcomes dental professionals to 38th APDC

HONG KONG: Leading dental professionals from around the Asia-Pacific region and beyond will come together in June to reflect on the latest developments ...

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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 (NHIA) has announced. Owing to hormonal changes, pregnant women are at higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease, which can also affect foetal health.

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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 (SIDEX), which was held from 15 to 17 April at the Seoul Convention and Exhibition Center in South Korea. This year, the meeting attracted almost 15,000 dentists from all over the world, who had the opportunity to learn about the latest dental research and state-of-the-art products.

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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 conditions has also been associated with poor oral health behaviour and periodontal disease in various studies, a team of researchers has now investigated the relationship between tooth loss and MS in a sample of South Korean adults.

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

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

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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Implantology

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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