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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 rely on condom use, Aussie researchers have assessed whether a commercial mouthwash could curb the growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for the infection. They found that gargling with mouthwash significantly inhibited the growth of the bacterium, making it a cheap and effective means of curbing the spread of the infection.

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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 to help dental students learn more efficiently, improve their handling of procedures and reduce teaching costs. The technology used for the glasses is in its final stage of development and is currently being trialled by students and professors at the university.

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“Apps like Brush'n'Save can help people develop better oral hygiene habits” Dec 22, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

“Apps like Brush'n'Save can help people develop better oral hygiene habits”

Developed for his daughter to help her focus on her daily dental care regimen, Japanese dentist Dr Kiyoshi Amano’s successful tooth-brushing app Brush'n'Save was first launched in Japan in 2014. The English version of the app is now to be released in about 130 countries. Dental Tribune Online had the chance to speak to Amano about how the app playfully helps children, and adults alike, develop a greater interest in oral hygiene and improve their daily brushing habits.

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One hundred new dental clinics to be opened in New Delhi Dec 19, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

One hundred new dental clinics to be opened in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, India: New Delhi is set to get around one hundred new dental clinics, the city’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced at a “Delhi Smiles” Dental Health Utsav event last week. According to Sisodia, the project is being implemented as part of the Aam Aadmi government’s efforts to enhance medical infrastructure in the capital city of India.

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Oral bacterium related to oesophageal cancer prognosis Dec 15, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Oral bacterium related to oesophageal cancer prognosis

KUMAMOTO, Japan: Previous research has shown that several types of oral bacteria contribute to the development of cancers such as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer and oesophageal cancer. A new study by Japanese researchers has now suggested that another pathogen commonly found in the oral cavity, Fusobacterium nucleatum, might be related to the development of oesophageal cancer.

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Study: Green tea and miswak mouthwash effective in inhibiting dental plaque Dec 7, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Study: Green tea and miswak mouthwash effective in inhibiting dental plaque

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Investigating the plaque-inhibiting effect of a green tea and miswak mouthwash, researchers from the University of Malaya have found that the all-natural formula significantly reduced dental plaque accumulation for 24 hours. Moreover, the mixture showed anti-bacterial and anti-adherence effects, proving to be a potent, yet milder alternative to conventional mouthwash that contains chemicals, such as chlorhexidine.

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Interview: “Antibiotic resistance is a serious health issue” Nov 29, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “Antibiotic resistance is a serious health issue”

The use of antibiotics is essential in modern medical treatments, yet frequent misuse has reduced their effectiveness. This year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), held from 14 to 20 November, sought to increase public understanding of the issue. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Paul Sambrook, Chairman of the Dental Therapeutics Committee of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), about WAAW’s purpose and what dental professionals can do to combat antimicrobial resistance.

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New organic toothpaste may inhibit harmful bacteria Nov 23, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

New organic toothpaste may inhibit harmful bacteria

SEOUL, South Korea: A Seoul dentist has developed an all-natural toothpaste that aims to reduce the health risks posed by Streptococcus gordonii, an oral bacterium that initiates dental plaque formation. Once in the bloodstream, which it may enter though bleeding gingivae, for example, the bacterium also causes blood clots, which can lead to life-threatening conditions such as infective endocarditis, heart attack or stroke.

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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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GC celebrates 95th anniversary at fourth International Dental Symposium Nov 22, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

GC celebrates 95th anniversary at fourth International Dental Symposium

TOKYO, Japan: On 12 and 13 November, Japanese dental manufacturer GC Corporation hosted the fourth International Dental Symposium in Tokyo to commemorate ...

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Barriers to cleft lip and palate surgery persist in Vietnam Nov 10, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Barriers to cleft lip and palate surgery persist in Vietnam

LOS ANGELES, USA: Charitable organisations perform more than 80 per cent of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam, a new study by US researchers ...

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