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New system tests tongue for remote diagnosis Dec 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

New system tests tongue for remote diagnosis

CHENNAI, India: Physicians regularly check their patients’ tongues to screen for signs of various diseases. Now, researchers from India have developed a new automatic medical diagnostic system that uses digitised images of the tongue to diagnose infections or allergies, among other conditions. They believe that their invention could mostly benefit people in remote areas who do not have easy access to healthcare professionals.

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Plans for multimillion-dollar dental clinic in Adelaide receive green light Dec 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Plans for multimillion-dollar dental clinic in Adelaide receive green light

ADELAIDE, Australia: Access to public dental care in South Australia still ranks among the lowest in the country. A new dental clinic to be established ...

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New study finds link between tooth loss and atherosclerosis Nov 24, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

New study finds link between tooth loss and atherosclerosis

KYOTO, Japan: Japanese researchers have investigated the association between tooth loss, as an indicator of oral disease, and arterial stiffness, as a ...

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Dental schools from China and Israel sign dental laser research agreement Nov 19, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Dental schools from China and Israel sign dental laser research agreement

BEIJING, China/JERUSALEM, Israel: On 14 November, a multicentre dental laser research agreement was signed between the Peking University School of Stomatology ...

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Scientists develop new generation of dental implants Oct 20, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Scientists develop new generation of dental implants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Worldwide, the proportion of people aged over 60 is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group. In order to provide better dental treatment for age-related conditions, researchers in Malaysia have developed new biomedical implants with special surface properties that have been shown to accelerate bone healing. They believe that their findings could pave the way for more personalised medical products that meet individual patient needs.

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ICOI World Congress opens in Japan today Oct 3, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

ICOI World Congress opens in Japan today

TOKYO, Japan: Ten years ago, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) first held its World Congress in Tokyo. Today marks the return of the prestigious annual meeting to the Japanese capital. Held at the Tokyo International Forum, it will run until 5 October.

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Japanese researchers discover new antiseptic agent to fight periodontitis Sep 18, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Japanese researchers discover new antiseptic agent to fight periodontitis

TOKYO, Japan: The results of a recently published study have shown that ozone nano-bubble water (NBW3) is very effective against two bacteria that cause periodontitis. The researchers believe that this new antimicrobial agent could be used in the development of new therapies for the inflammatory disease, which affects 15 to 20 per cent of middle-aged adults in its severest form worldwide.

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DTI launches new edition at AWDC Sep 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

DTI launches new edition at AWDC

NEW DELHI, India: With the launch of the new edition of its flagship publication Dental Tribune for the South Asia region here at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida near New Delhi, the Dental Tribune International Publishing Group is celebrating another addition to its extensive portfolio of international dental media. The new edition will cover countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma and Bhutan, and is anticipated to reach an audience of approximately ...

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FDI opens online hub for global oral data Sep 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

FDI opens online hub for global oral data

NEW DELHI, India: The FDI has just opened its ‘data hub for global oral health’, an evolving online database of oral health statistics and indicators. It has started out with a limited amount of information but it is anticipated that the content will expand and deepen in the coming months. The ‘hub’ has been developed under the guidance of the FDI Oral Health Atlas Task Team, and aims ultimately to provide a one-stop shop for all information pertaining directly or indirectly ...

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Interview: “It is a matter of social justice and human rights” Sep 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “It is a matter of social justice and human rights”

Early childhood caries is a highly transmissible disease that can be prevented almost entirely, if the right measures are taken at the right time. A new policy guideline on “perinatal and infant oral health’, which has been in the making for four years and submitted for adoption at the General Assembly of this year’s FDI congress in New Delhi, aims to provide guidance and recommendations for oral health care providers in the dental care of pregnant women and young children. Dental ...

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International Dental Show 2015

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

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This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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Mukherjee admits oral health challenges, calls for revolution Sep 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Mukherjee admits oral health challenges, calls for revolution

NEW DELHI, India: At the opening ceremony of the FDI Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) in Greater Noida on 11 September, the President of India, ...

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Secular trends in dental development Sep 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Secular trends in dental development

Secular trends are phenomena in physical maturation that are not cyclical or seasonal but develop over a relatively long period. An analysis of these patterns ...

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