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Oral health and diabetes discussed at premier event in Singapore Jan 18, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Oral health and diabetes discussed at premier event in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Among developed nations, Singapore has the second-highest proportion of diabetics, according to a recent report by the International Diabetes Federation. As the condition continues to be a growing concern owing to the increasingly sedentary lifestyle and high-calorie diets of Singaporeans, the city-state was the ideal place for the Joslin–Sunstar Diabetes Education Initiative (JSDEI) to hold its first Diabetes, Oral Health and Nutrition symposium in Asia.

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Indian dental patients in favour of chairside medical screening Jan 13, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Indian dental patients in favour of chairside medical screening

MUMBAI, India: A number of international studies have already indicated that oral health professionals could play a greater role in detecting chronic disease. ...

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IDEM Singapore: Hub for innovation in dentistry Jan 11, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

IDEM Singapore: Hub for innovation in dentistry

SINGAPORE: IDEM Singapore is one of the most important showcases for the global dental industry in the Asia Pacific region. The biennial event, which was ...

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Japanese researchers investigate the sound of clean teeth Dec 29, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Japanese researchers investigate the sound of clean teeth

CHōFU, Japan: In modulating the frequency and loudness of tooth brushing sounds, Japanese researchers have discovered that they were able to alter people’s ...

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Study finds deviation between actual and planned implant positions Dec 7, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Study finds deviation between actual and planned implant positions

HANGZHOU, China: High accuracy in the planning and execution of implant procedures is important in securing a high success rate. In order to achieve functional and aesthetic results, many clinicians use surgical templates to guide placement during surgery. In measuring the effect of surgical templates on the accuracy of implant placement, a Chinese study recently found that actual and planned implant positions varied significantly.

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CAD/CAM world meets in Singapore Nov 24, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

CAD/CAM world meets in Singapore

SINGAPORE: After two successful congresses, the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) in Singapore is inviting dental professionals to its third Asia Pacific edition of the CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry International Conference. The event will be held from 3 to 5 December at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre and present the latest developments and innovations in the field.

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Cosmetic dentistry market to hit US$22 billion by 2020 Nov 11, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Cosmetic dentistry market to hit US$22 billion by 2020

PUNE, India: According to a new report published by market research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global cosmetic dentistry market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 6.8 per cent from 2015 to 2020 to reach US$22.4 billion by 2020. The report discusses the key drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges for this market.

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Second-hand smoke increases risk of tooth decay in children Nov 9, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Second-hand smoke increases risk of tooth decay in children

KYOTO, Japan: Although some studies have suggested an association between second-hand smoke and caries, it is still uncertain whether reducing passive smoking among children would contribute to caries prevention. However, a Japanese study has now found that infants exposed to smoking at 4 months of age showed an increased risk of tooth decay at age 3 compared with children from a smoke-free family.

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NUS Public Health Service now includes oral health check  Oct 26, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

NUS Public Health Service now includes oral health check

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has incorporated oral health checks for the first time in its annual Public Health Service (PHS) screenings. At the event, which took place in Clementi in Singapore on 17 and 18 October, 60 NUS dental students joined the programme in order to provide free dental screenings and oral health education to residents in need.

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Review leaves Malay researchers gagging for evidence on reflex management Oct 20, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Review leaves Malay researchers gagging for evidence on reflex management

MELAKA, Malaysia/MANCHESTER, UK: The use of sedatives, acupuncture or behavioural therapies are just some of the strategies recommended to dental practitioners for managing the gagging reflex that can occur in patients during treatment. A wide-scale review conducted by clinicians from the Melaka-Manipal Medical College’s Department of Dentistry in Melaka and published by the Cochrane Oral Health Group in Manchester has recently found no evidence that any of these strategies are in effective ...

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2016. The campaign includes a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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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First outlook for IDEM Singapore Oct 19, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

First outlook for IDEM Singapore

SINGAPORE: Since its première in 2000, the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) Singapore has developed into one of the most important ...

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FDI looks back at successful 2015 Annual World Dental Congress Oct 13, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

FDI looks back at successful 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

GENEVA, Switzerland: The FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) is one of the most important events in dentistry. In 2015, the congress was held in Thailand ...

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