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India extends public dental health care with 2014 budget Aug 1, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

India extends public dental health care with 2014 budget

NEW DELHI, India: In his 2014 budget speech presented to the parliament in New Delhi, India’s Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley has proposed multimillion-rupee funding for the establishment of a number of new government-run hospitals. The 12 institutions that he has said will be established in cities throughout the country will include treatment facilities for dental care.

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Diabetes may increase risk of head and neck cancer Jul 30, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Diabetes may increase risk of head and neck cancer

TAIPEI, Taiwan: According to the findings of a new study, diabetes patients could have an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer. In a study ...

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Indian teenager has over 200 teeth extracted Jul 24, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Indian teenager has over 200 teeth extracted

MUMBAI, India: As reported online by various Indian newspapers, ear, nose and throat surgeons at a hospital in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the ...

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Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty Jul 23, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has recommended that the Australian government ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, ...

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President of India to attend FDI Annual World Dental Congress Jul 8, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

President of India to attend FDI Annual World Dental Congress

NEW DELHI, India/Geneva, Switzerland: The upcoming Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) of the FDI World Dental Federation in New Delhi will see a visit by the highest political figure in India. President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the opening ceremony on Thursday, 11 September, the FDI confirmed last week.

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Immigration of foreign dentists could ruin Australian dental students’ careers Jul 1, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Immigration of foreign dentists could ruin Australian dental students’ careers

ST LEONARDS, Australia: The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) is currently updating its advice on the Skilled Occupation List for 2014, which includes professions acceptable for permanent and temporary skilled migration to Australia. In anticipation of the list’s release, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has voiced concerns that keeping the occupation of dentist on the list could bring despair for many newly graduating dentists in the country.

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Men and non-smokers who drink may be at particular risk of periodontal disease Jun 23, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Men and non-smokers who drink may be at particular risk of periodontal disease

SEOUL, Korea: In order to determine whether alcohol consumption is a risk factor for periodontitis, researchers have conducted a study of almost 5,300 Korean adults. Although the study found only a marginal association between harmful alcohol use and poorer periodontal status in general, it suggested that male consumers of alcohol and those who had never smoked were at particular risk of periodontal disease.

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New caries initiative to combat cavities in the Philippines Jun 13, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

New caries initiative to combat cavities in the Philippines

PASAY CITY, Philippines: A newly established chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future in the Philippines is aiming to improve the country’s devastating state of oral health. Its goals presented to the public at the recent 105th annual convention of the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) in Pasay City include the development and nationwide implementation of caries prevention and management systems by 2020.

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Oral health of orthodontic patients could be improved with probiotic bacteria Jun 6, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Oral health of orthodontic patients could be improved with probiotic bacteria

SONGKHLA, Thailand: A new study has provided additional evidence that probiotics are beneficial against a number of oral diseases. Researchers in Thailand recently found that lactobacilli in particular could help reduce levels of mutans streptococci, which can cause dental caries, especially in cleft lip and palate patients with fixed orthodontic appliances.

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India targets fluorosis problem with new identification system Jun 4, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

India targets fluorosis problem with new identification system

NEW DEHLI, India: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Dehli said that it has tested a new and simpler system that could help to identify dental fluorosis in the population. The tool is based on photographic information from patients with the conditions gathered from several districts in India, and can be used by health workers without prior knowledge in dentistry.

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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Infection control in dentistry has never been more essential Jun 3, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Infection control in dentistry has never been more essential

Demand for dental treatment has been increasing in recent years as people have become more aware of their oral health and the benefits of good dental aesthetics. ...

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Australia to cut dental spending May 30, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Australia to cut dental spending

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government intends to scrap over half a billion Australian dollars worth of subsidies for dental health care from its ...

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