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Interview: “Antibiotic resistance is a serious health issue” Nov 29, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “Antibiotic resistance is a serious health issue”

The use of antibiotics is essential in modern medical treatments, yet frequent misuse has reduced their effectiveness. This year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), held from 14 to 20 November, sought to increase public understanding of the issue. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Paul Sambrook, Chairman of the Dental Therapeutics Committee of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), about WAAW’s purpose and what dental professionals can do to combat antimicrobial resistance.

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New organic toothpaste may inhibit harmful bacteria Nov 23, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

New organic toothpaste may inhibit harmful bacteria

SEOUL, South Korea: A Seoul dentist has developed an all-natural toothpaste that aims to reduce the health risks posed by Streptococcus gordonii, an oral ...

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GC celebrates 95th anniversary at fourth International Dental Symposium Nov 22, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

GC celebrates 95th anniversary at fourth International Dental Symposium

TOKYO, Japan: On 12 and 13 November, Japanese dental manufacturer GC Corporation hosted the fourth International Dental Symposium in Tokyo to commemorate ...

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Webinar to discuss innovative filling material Cention N Nov 16, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Webinar to discuss innovative filling material Cention N

DELHI, India: The use of amalgam and glass ionomers in restorative dentistry was a hot topic at the recent World Oral Health Forum in Poznań in Poland, ...

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Five-minute dental screening: Japanese company introduces new saliva test Nov 11, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Five-minute dental screening: Japanese company introduces new saliva test

TOKYO, Japan: A new saliva test from Japan analyses various oral parameters in a matter of minutes. According to Lion Corporation, which developed the Salivary Multi Test together with Aichi Gakuin University’s School of Dentistry, the device can identify markers associated with oral health, such as the quantity of cavity-causing bacteria and number of white blood cells, using just a small sample of saliva.

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Barriers to cleft lip and palate surgery persist in Vietnam Nov 10, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Barriers to cleft lip and palate surgery persist in Vietnam

LOS ANGELES, USA: Charitable organisations perform more than 80 per cent of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam, a new study by US researchers has found. According to the scientists, this reflects the complex and persistent barriers to surgical care in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) and shows that charitable missions remain a critical source of access to surgical care for these states.

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Herbal toothpastes effective in reducing inflammatory markers, study finds Nov 8, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Herbal toothpastes effective in reducing inflammatory markers, study finds

SANGLI, India: When it comes to harmful ingredients, herbal oral care products, which usually do not contain artificial substances such as sweeteners, colourants or preservatives, are considered a safer alternative to most conventional dentifrices. However, to date, sufficient research on the efficiency of plant-derived oral care products has been sparse. Aiming to change that, researchers from India have now compared the effect of three different herbal toothpastes on salivary enzymes that are important ...

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Accuracy of optical scans and conventional silicone impressions compared Nov 1, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Accuracy of optical scans and conventional silicone impressions compared

IWATE, Japan: Aiming to evaluate the accuracy of digital impressions for use in implant placement, researchers from Iwate Medical University in Japan have compared optical impression scans from an intra-oral scanner with conventional silicone impressions. The analysis showed that the distance error of the optical impressions was slightly greater that of the conventional method.

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First Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Congress to be held in 2017 Oct 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

First Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Congress to be held in 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia/COLOGNE, Germany: Exclusively catering to the needs of the Indonesian dental industry and dental professionals, the country’s first comprehensive dental exhibition and congress will take place next year from 15 to 17 September at the Jakarta Convention Center. The event is being jointly organised by the Indonesian dental association (Persatuan Dokter Gigi Indonesia) and trade show organisers Koelnmesse and PT. Traya Eksibisi Internasional. It will be held in alternate years to ...

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Oral health education by itself is ineffective, study finds Oct 17, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Oral health education by itself is ineffective, study finds

MELBOURNE, Australia: Evaluating the effectiveness of oral health promotion strategies for preventing dental caries and periodontal disease among children, researchers from the Cochrane Public Health Group have found that oral health education alone, such as classroom lessons, videos, comics and brochures, was ineffective.

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IDA holds annual World Dental Show in Mumbai Oct 12, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

IDA holds annual World Dental Show in Mumbai

MUMBAI, India: From 7 to 9 October, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) hosted dental professionals from all over the world at the Bandra–Kurla Complex in Mumbai for the eighth annual World Dental Show. The three-day event, which featured scientific sessions and hands-on courses, as well as an international trade exhibition, attracted more than 10,000 participants and saw the launch of the new IDA campaign, Smoke Free Home.

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Osteology Symposium goes Down Under Sep 26, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Osteology Symposium goes Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia: The Osteology Foundation has announced that it will be holding a national symposium in Melbourne themed “Strategies for predictable regeneration—Today and tomorrow” in June next year. This will be the first time an Osteology Foundation event will take place on the Australian continent.

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show will take place from ...

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Finding ways to meet oral health needs of ageing populations Sep 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Finding ways to meet oral health needs of ageing populations

TOKYO, Japan: There are two major demographic trends in industrialised countries that are indisputable: people are reaching significantly older ages and having fewer children. According to the United Nations’ World Population Ageing 2015 report, 25 per cent of the world’s population will be over 60 in 2050. This substantial transition will come with its own set of challenges, not least maintaining good oral health into old age, something that plays a vital role in overall health and well-being. ...

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Paediatric dentistry forum discusses oral health benefits of sugar-free gum Sep 5, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Paediatric dentistry forum discusses oral health benefits of sugar-free gum

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Earlier this year, the results of a UK study suggested that the British health care system could save on substantial costs if chewing sugar-free gum were to be established as a regular oral health care intervention. Expanding the scope of the research to a global scale, the role of sugar-free gum in the prevention of dental caries has now been discussed at a meeting of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, which took place from 26 to 28 August in Taiwan.

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Asia Pacific: Significant shift in attitudes towards braces Aug 31, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific: Significant shift in attitudes towards braces

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: From the thriving fake braces business in South East Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia to Australian children ...

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NUS dentists put oral health centre stage with fundraiser show Aug 25, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

NUS dentists put oral health centre stage with fundraiser show

SINGAPORE: With an 88-minute variety show, titled Oral Humour—The Show With Bite, a group of acting dentists from the National University of Singapore ...

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