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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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IDEM Singapore more than meets expectations Apr 19, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

IDEM Singapore more than meets expectations

SINGAPORE: A record number of 8,173 visitors from 72 countries attended this year’s International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) in Singapore, ...

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Interview: The reach of IDEM has increased Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: The reach of IDEM has increased

This year’s International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) has been yet another success for organiser Koelnmesse. On Saturday, Dental Tribune Online sat down with Michael Dreyer, vice president for Asia Pacific, to discuss the outcome of the show and what is in store for the anniversary meeting in 2018.

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With substantial growth, IDEM looks ahead to anniversary meeting Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

With substantial growth, IDEM looks ahead to anniversary meeting

SINGAPORE: With today being the last opportunity for dental professionals from all around the Asia-Pacific region to learn about the latest trends and innovations in their fields at IDEM Singapore 2016, there is no doubt that the show can look forward to a bright future. According to figures from organiser Koelnmesse, this year’s edition has been the largest in numbers of visitors and exhibitors since the first meeting was held in 2000.

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Interview: “The focus should be on maximum preservation of tooth structure” Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The focus should be on maximum preservation of tooth structure”

With the Minamata Convention on Mercury signed in 2013 and its proposed phase-out of mercury-containing products, including dental fillings, dentistry has entered a new era in which new and less harmful filling materials than amalgam are increasingly gaining importance. This year at IDEM, an entire symposium will be dedicated to that topic. Scientific programme director Dr David Alexander spoke with presenter Prof. Hien Ngo from the University of Queensland in Australia about the post-amalgam era ...

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Trans-Pacific Partnership focus of IDEM presentation Apr 9, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Trans-Pacific Partnership focus of IDEM presentation

SINGAPORE: Signed earlier this year, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is expected to be come into force later this year when it is voted on by the US Congress. IDEM visitors had the opportunity to learn about the most important aspects of this significant agreement and the opportunities it holds for the markets involved, during a session held on Friday by the US Commercial Service in Singapore at the Dental Tribune Study Club symposium.

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Singapore health minister joins opening of IDEM Apr 8, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Singapore health minister joins opening of IDEM

SINGAPORE: With an ever-increasing number of people over the age of 65, Singapore’s population is ageing faster than other countries in the South-East Asian region. Addressing attendees of the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) in Singapore this morning, the country’s Minister for Health, Gan Kim Yong, provided insight into how the city-state intends to address the growing dental care needs of this vulnerable population.

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Interview: Predictable cosmetic dentistry with Uveneers Apr 8, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: Predictable cosmetic dentistry with Uveneers

Recognising a gap in the market, a few years ago, Australian dentist Dr Sigal Jacobson developed a unique, minimally invasive template system that was designed to create beautiful direct composite veneers with predictable shapes and symmetry in only one visit. Now exclusively distributed by dental manufacturer Ultradent worldwide, the Uveneer system is currently on display at IDEM Singapore on Level 6 (Booth 6K-09). This morning, Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak to Dr Jacobson about ...

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Career opportunities and work–life balance in dentistry Apr 8, 2016 | Editorial

Career opportunities and work–life balance in dentistry

Dentistry is among the most rewarding professions and has a much broader scope of practice than ever before. Young dental professionals who have finished their studies and received their diplomas will have to individually decide on their career pathways. This choice is both exciting and difficult, as there are numerous options and opportunities to consider.

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A sneak peek into one of the largest shops for dental laboratories Apr 8, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

A sneak peek into one of the largest shops for dental laboratories

DT&SHOP, one of the world’s main dental laboratory suppliers, is participating at IDEM Singapore 2016 with a 50 m² booth. Among the many highlights, the company demonstrates its CAD/CAM units and presents the new FINOCAM A5 milling machine for the first time. Dental Tribune Asia Pacific spoke with Eva Maria Roer, CEO of DT&SHOP. The successful female entrepreneur studied economics in Germany and Canada and is recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, among the country’s ...

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Global D presents prosthetic innovations at IDEM Apr 6, 2016 | Advertorial

Global D presents prosthetic innovations at IDEM

SINGAPORE: Global D, one of the foremost French producers of dental implants, is exhibiting its complete spectrum of innovative dental implants and surgical kits at IDEM Singapore 2016. The company’s advanced products have helped thousands of dental implant specialists achieve optimum results in prosthetic dentistry. Global D’s showcase includes its implants for the subcrestal, supracrestal and transmucosal placement, as well as slim implants, pre-implant solutions and surgical kits. Its implants ...

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IDEM Singapore 2016

IDEM Singapore 2016

From 8 to 10 April, the 2016 International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, with ...

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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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The right software to meet dental practice management needs Apr 6, 2016 | Advertorial

The right software to meet dental practice management needs

SINGAPORE: PracticeDent is a free cloud-based practice management service created to offer dental professionals and their teams an optimal mix of functionality ...

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World première of Müller-Omicron’s new disinfection line at IDEM Apr 6, 2016 | Advertorial

World première of Müller-Omicron’s new disinfection line at IDEM

SINGAPORE: Disinfection and cleaning agents for the dental industry have to meet specific requirements. Among these are a powerful disinfecting effect ...

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