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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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, who works at the provincial hospital in the southern town, reached the peak of the world’s highest mountain already on the morning of 23 May as part of the Thai Everest 2016 expedition.

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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 and advancements in dentistry during the next Asia Pacific Dental Congress. Among the presenters who will be discussing such issues as bone biomechanics in implant dentistry are Prof. Ming-Lun Hsu from National Yang-Ming University’s School of Dentistry in Taiwan and World Health Organization Dental Officer in Global Oral Health Dr Hiroshi Ogawa. ...

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Hong Kong: New website helps people choose best hospital for their needs May 27, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: New website helps people choose best hospital for their needs

HONG KONG: A new rating platform, HospitalAdvisor, aims to help people living in Hong Kong to make informed decisions about which hospital is right for them. The Chinese and English website, which was launched earlier this month by the Zubin Foundation, covers all 41 public and 11 private hospitals in the region and gathers information and evaluations on the quality of care in each facility.

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Expectant women in Taipei to receive more free tooth cleanings May 23, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Expectant women in Taipei to receive more free tooth cleanings

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Starting this month, pregnant women in Taiwan are entitled to three free dental cleanings, the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) has announced. Owing to hormonal changes, pregnant women are at higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease, which can also affect foetal health.

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SIDEX closes with record attendance May 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

SIDEX closes with record attendance

SEOUL, South Korea: The Seoul Dental Association has released the final results of the 2016 Seoul International Dental Exhibition and Scientific Congress (SIDEX), which was held from 15 to 17 April at the Seoul Convention and Exhibition Center in South Korea. This year, the meeting attracted almost 15,000 dentists from all over the world, who had the opportunity to learn about the latest dental research and state-of-the-art products.

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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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Implantology

Implantology

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

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South Korea: Women with few teeth more likely to have metabolic syndrome May 19, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

South Korea: Women with few teeth more likely to have metabolic syndrome

SEOUL, South Korea: The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is a serious problem in both Western and Asian countries. As the group of co-occurring ...

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Will India be the next big dental market? May 17, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Will India be the next big dental market?

HYDERABAD, India: The Indian dental care services market is estimated to experience a double-digit growth rate, reaching up to US$2.2 billion (147 bn. ...

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