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Nearly one sixth of Shanghai children suffer from dental erosion May 15, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Nearly one sixth of Shanghai children suffer from dental erosion

SHANGHAI, China: Dental erosion is a relatively common problem among younger patients in many countries around the world and is thus receiving increasing attention in paediatric dentistry. A new study from China has demonstrated that a considerable number of children in Shanghai show signs of dental erosion. Overall, around 15 per cent of boys and girls between ages 3 and 6 suffer from the condition.

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Interview: “We are still pretty much in shock” May 7, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We are still pretty much in shock”

In one of the worst earthquakes in over 80 years, more than 10,000 people are believed to have died last week in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. ...

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Electric therapy may relieve dry mouth May 6, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Electric therapy may relieve dry mouth

UDAIPUR, India: A new study from India has demonstrated that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), one of the most common therapies in clinical ...

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Number of teeth could predict life expectancy May 5, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Number of teeth could predict life expectancy

NIIGATA, Japan: A number of studies have shown a link between tooth loss and mortality. Now, an analysis of almost 600 elderly participants from Japan ...

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Vitamin D during pregnancy may lower infant caries risk May 1, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Vitamin D during pregnancy may lower infant caries risk

EHIME, Japan: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with bone defects by a number of studies. New research from Japan has now provided additional evidence that it may also be involved in the development of tooth decay. In a study of 1,210 Japanese mother–child pairs, scientists found that dental caries was less prevalent in children whose mothers had a higher vitamin D intake during pregnancy.

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Curry could be a potential remedy for HPV-related oral cancer Apr 28, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Curry could be a potential remedy for HPV-related oral cancer

NEW DELHI, India: New research has demonstrated that curcumin, one of the primary components of turmeric and curry powders, has a quelling effect on the activity of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been increasingly associated with the development of oral cancer over the past several decades. The scientists found that the natural antioxidant curcumin slows the expression of HPV, suggesting that it could help control the extent of HPV-related oral cancers.

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Economic downturn affects adoption of CAD/CAM in Asia-Pacific region Apr 20, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Economic downturn affects adoption of CAD/CAM in Asia-Pacific region

VANCOUVER, Canada: The latest report by international market research and consulting group iData Research shows that the Asia-Pacific market for dental prostheses and CAD/CAM devices is currently valued at over U.S.$10 billion. According to the report, the penetration rate of CAD/CAM prostheses has been limited, however, by difficult economic circumstances in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China, among other countries.

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Graphene slows tooth decay and periodontal disease Apr 8, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Graphene slows tooth decay and periodontal disease

SHANGHAI, China: Researchers from China have found that graphene oxide, a compound of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, is effective against a number of pathogens that cause dental caries and periodontitis. Given the rise in antibiotic resistance over the past decade, they believe that their findings could help address the need for a new approach to treating bacterial diseases.

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DENTSPLY exhibits premium material collection at APDC in Singapore Apr 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

DENTSPLY exhibits premium material collection at APDC in Singapore

SINGAPORE: At the sixth International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry (IAD), held recently in Bangkok in Thailand, dental consumables manufacturer DENTSPLY launched “one”, its collection of premium, high-performance restorative materials that were designed not only to be easy to use, but also to allow dentists to achieve outstanding clinical results. Visitors to the Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC) in Singapore this week will be among the first to try out the new materials exclusively ...

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Asia Pacific Dental Congress returns to Lion City Apr 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific Dental Congress returns to Lion City

SINGAPORE: Over the course of the next three days, Singapore will be the focal point of everything dentistry in Asia again when the next Asia Pacific Dental Congress begins this morning at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is the fourth time that the pan-regional dental event is being held in the city-state after the 1963, 1981 and 1999 congresses.

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EuroPerio8 in London

EuroPerio8 in London

The EuroPerio Congress has established itself as the world’s leading conference in periodontology and implant dentistry. EuroPerio8 will take place ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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Wine wears down teeth quicker than previously thought Apr 1, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Wine wears down teeth quicker than previously thought

ADELAIDE, Australia: Wine lovers may seriously harm their teeth if they do not take preventative measures against erosion, new research from the University ...

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The significance of radiographs in endodontic therapy Mar 24, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

The significance of radiographs in endodontic therapy

The success of any endodontic therapy depends on adequate chemical and mechanical debridement of the infected root canal. This requires basic knowledge ...

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