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

Malay 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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, Pranab Mukherjee, called for a revolution in oral health comparable to the changes in agriculture and rural development his country experienced. Seventy-eight-year-old Mukherjee, who attended yesterday’s ceremony at the India Expo Centre and Mart as guest of honour, said that his government is well aware of the poor standards of oral health ...

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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 is of interest because they help us to understand the relationship between human development and the environment, as well as physiological aspects of intergenerational relationships in growth.

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Interview: “Optimal oral health for the world’s population” Sep 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “Optimal oral health for the world’s population”

As a first, GlaxoSmithKline recently announced that it has developed sales representatives training modules that will be regularly reviewed and upgraded with the help of the FDI World Dental Federation. Dental Tribune ONLINE had the opportunity to sit down with GSK’s David A. Ross, Global Head of Sales Force Effectiveness at GSK Consumer Healthcare, and FDI President Dr Tin Chun Wong to discuss briefly the partnership and its long-term implications.

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 New FDI report on collaborative practice Sep 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

New FDI report on collaborative practice

FDI has just issued its eagerly-awaited preliminary report Optimal Oral Health through Inter-Professional Education and Collaborative Practice. It is the result of work carried out by a special Task Team set up in 2013 and draws inspiration from FDI Vision 2020 and several subsequent expert consultations.

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Digital Dentistry Show

Digital Dentistry Show

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry. From 16 to 18 October DTI will be staging the first Digital Dentistry Show ...

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BDIA Dental Showcase London

BDIA Dental Showcase London

The UK’s largest dental exhibition will open its doors at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre from 9 to 11 October. The event will ...

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2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 EAO Congress – 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2014 EAO congress took place in Rome from 25 to 27 September. Thousands of delegates from around the world attended the event.

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Interview: “A very large burden for the country” Sep 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “A very large burden for the country”

Oral cancer is the most rapidly-growing dental condition worldwide. On the Indian subcontinent, it is now one of the most common types of cancers, causing ...

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Today marks return of FDI Annual World Dental Congress to India Sep 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Today marks return of FDI Annual World Dental Congress to India

NEW DELHI, India: After a decade, the Annual World Dental Congress of the FDI World Dental Federation makes its first return to India today. Over the next ...

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