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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, an international treaty that established a number of provisions on the phasing down of dental amalgam. The association believes that the implementation of such provisions will allow ongoing manufacture and use of dental amalgam within a framework that will reduce overall environmental emission of 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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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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. Maintaining and practising stringent cross-infection control procedures therefore have never been more essential to ensure the health and safety of dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, as well as other supporting staff who may be indirectly involved in the treatment process.

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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 next federal budget. Among other cut-backs, the proposed plans will see the end of the Dental Flexible Grants Programme, which was originally introduced to help dentists set up in outer metropolitan areas. This way, the government aims to save almost A$229 million (US$211.5 million) over the next four years.

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Dentistry is not immune to threats posed by antibiotic resistance May 28, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Dentistry is not immune to threats posed by antibiotic resistance

The administrative aspects of dentistry continue to become more demanding with increasing amounts of time spent in fulfilling mandatory accreditation requirements. It can often feel overwhelming, taking us away from the clinical practice of dentistry, and there is a risk that, owing to high clinical demand, short-cuts may be taken.

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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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Japanese dentists tend to say no to HIV/AIDS patients May 26, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Japanese dentists tend to say no to HIV/AIDS patients

KOBE, Japan: While compliance with infection control practice in Japanese dental offices has improved lately, most dentists still seem to be hesitant to ...

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Dental routine practised among early inhabitants of China May 23, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Dental routine practised among early inhabitants of China

JINAN, China/OXFORD, UK: Early ancestors of humans who lived in Eastern China almost half a million years ago might have regularly used toothpicks, anthropologists ...

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