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Straumann acquires one of India’s leading dental implant companies  Aug 24, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

Straumann acquires one of India’s leading dental implant companies

Global dental implant manufacturer Straumann has recently made a substantial investment in India. In order to enter this market, the company has signed an agreement to acquire Equinox, which manufactures and markets its own implant system under the Myriad brand and is a leader in the fast-growing value segment of the Indian dental implant market. The deal is expected to close in the coming months. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Mastering the art of dental technology Aug 19, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

Mastering the art of dental technology

SINGAPORE/BAD BOCKLET, Germany: Singapore and Germany are about 10,000 km apart. As Singaporean dental technicians and dealers discovered at this year's ...

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Children’s oral health remains of concern in Hong Kong Aug 18, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Children’s oral health remains of concern in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Over the past 50 years, dental public health measures and policies have been implemented by the government in Hong Kong to help improve the ...

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Frequent dental scaling might reduce infection risk after knee replacement Aug 5, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Frequent dental scaling might reduce infection risk after knee replacement

TAINAN, Taiwan: Oral bacteria that enter and spread through the bloodstream have been found to cause about 10 per cent of peri-prosthetic joint infections ...

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Restorations are most often ingested foreign objects during dental procedures Aug 3, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Restorations are most often ingested foreign objects during dental procedures

XI’AN, China: Aspiration and ingestion of foreign objects, such as dental materials or tools used during the course of treatment, may occur during nearly any procedure, including root canal therapy, implantation, extraction and even routine examination. An analysis of over 600 case reports and reviews has now shown that prostheses, crowns and endodontic files are the most commonly aspirated and ingested.

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Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease Jul 26, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease

SEOUL, South Korea: Although coffee is probably among the most researched foods and extensively discussed in countless publications, studies have not made conclusive findings regarding whether the beverage has an overall positive or negative effect on one’s health. A South Korean study has now found significantly higher consumption of coffee among males with periodontitis.

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Dental equipment market to hit US$7.5 billion by 2021 Jul 21, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Dental equipment market to hit US$7.5 billion by 2021

PUNE, India: The global dental equipment market has witnessed steady growth during the last decade. Only recently, one of the world’s largest market research firms reported that, according to its latest analysis, the market is expected to grow further at a compound annual rate of 4.9 per cent over the next five years, to reach US$7.52 billion (€6.8 billion) by 2021.

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King’s collaborates with China’s largest dental group Jul 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

King’s collaborates with China’s largest dental group

LONDON, UK: King’s College London Dental Institute is extending its international reach with the launch of a number of activities that will see the institute partner with BYBO Dental Group, one of China’s largest dental providers, over the upcoming months. The collaboration started this week with a distance learning programme that will offer BYBO staff across China training and information on the management of tooth wear and occlusal change.

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Japan Dental Show in Tokyo opens today, DTI introduces publishing partner Jul 16, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Japan Dental Show in Tokyo opens today, DTI introduces publishing partner

TOKYO, Japan: At the invitation of the Japan Dental Trade Association, the Tokyo Dental Association and the Tokyo Dental Hygienists’ Association, the international dental industry is currently meeting at Tokyo Big Sight. Over 190 local and international manufacturers and dealers have assembled at Tokyo’s international exhibition centre to celebrate new paradigms in dental medicine now and in the future.

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Women may need higher sedative dose for dental surgery than men Jul 15, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Women may need higher sedative dose for dental surgery than men

OKAYAMA, Japan: During dental surgery, patients suffering from anxiety and dental phobia are sedated in order to minimise stress. A new Japanese study using propofol in a hospital setting has now shown that, aside from age and body mass index, patient sex appears to be an important variable in determining the appropriate dose of a sedative.

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Nature-inspired method may advance biocompatibility of implants Jul 13, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Nature-inspired method may advance biocompatibility of implants

WAKŌ, Japan: Mimicking the adhesive properties of mussels, which are able to form a tight bond with smooth surfaces, scientists from the RIKEN research institute in Japan have successfully attached a biologically active molecule to a titanium surface, a metal used in artificial joints and dental implants, for example. Their findings may enable the development of new cell growth-enhancing materials and thus more biologically beneficial dental implants.

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Half of Osaka children do not attend recommended dental visits Jul 1, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Half of Osaka children do not attend recommended dental visits

OSAKA, Japan: Although children’s oral health in Japan has significantly improved over the past three decades, the country still struggles with dental health awareness and its associated problems. A survey conducted in 192 public schools in the Osaka prefecture found that only half of the students that were identified as being in need of a follow-up visit to a dentist during regular school check-ups saw a dentist afterwards, a representative of the Osaka dental practitioners association said.

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FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2016

The FDI Annual World Dental Congress will take place in Poznan from 7 to 10 September 2016. After many years of abscence, congress will be held in Europe ...

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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 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 fields over the past decades. In dentistry, however, such technology is rare. Now, researchers from the Centre of Digital Dentistry at Peking University in Beijing have investigated the use of a specially developed device for automatic tooth preparation.

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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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