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Change and opportunity in the Indonesian health care sector Sep 22, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Change and opportunity in the Indonesian health care sector

Held just recently in September, the inaugural event of the Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Conference (IDEC) proved an all-round success. For many international exhibitors, the trade show presented an excellent opportunity to explore new business partnerships and gain a foothold in the country’s emerging medical and dental industry—a market that is expected to change significantly in the next several years. The following article takes a closer look at the Indonesian health care sector and its ...

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First IDEC impresses with strong international presence Sep 20, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

First IDEC impresses with strong international presence

JAKARTA, Indonesia: With 229 exhibiting brands and businesses and more than 4,000 visitors, the inaugural event of the Indonesia Dental Exhibition and ...

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World Dental Congress 2021 to be held in Sydney Sep 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

World Dental Congress 2021 to be held in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has announced that the FDI World Dental Congress will be held in Australia in September 2021. ...

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Interview: Dentists will be recognised as oral physicians in the future Sep 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: Dentists will be recognised as oral physicians in the future

Specialised in periodontology and oral implantology, Dr Rajiv Saini is an avid lecturer in both fields. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal ...

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The spin in scientific papers uncovered Sep 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

The spin in scientific papers uncovered

SYDNEY, Australia: In a new study, researchers from Australia have found that more than a quarter of biomedical scientific papers may utilise practices that distort the interpretation of results or mislead readers so that the results are viewed more favourably—a practice known as “spin”. The highest, but also greatest, variability in the prevalence of spin was present in the clinical trials included in the review.

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Interview: “We are excited for the first IDEC!” Sep 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We are excited for the first IDEC!”

Anticipated with much excitement, the first Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Congress (IDEC) is taking place this weekend in Jakarta. Dental Tribune Online spoke with chairperson of the IDEC 2017 organising committee and Indonesian dental association (PDGI) Secretary General Dr Diono Susilo about the highlights of the inaugural event, the market potential of the Indonesian dental industry and how to best experience the cultural diversity of the host city after the congress.

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Dental volunteers treat hundreds of children in Philippines Sep 11, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Dental volunteers treat hundreds of children in Philippines

MANDAUE, Philippines: Four volunteers working with Dentaid, a dental charity that provides essential dental care to people in the UK and to people in many of the poorest countries in the world, have recently returned from the Philippines. In a joint mission with two other UK charities, Team Rubicon and Serve On, the volunteers were able to treat 383 patients at Umapad Elementary School on the island of Cebu, many of whom had been suffering from long-term dental pain and needed extractions.

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Oral care of older patients: Prevention before intervention Sep 4, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Oral care of older patients: Prevention before intervention

BRISBANE, Australia: In light of the ageing population, dentists need to be aware of the risks posed by retained dentition and exposed root surfaces in elderly patients, whose oral health problems are multifactorial. A recent article has recommended a maximum interception approach involving all members of the health care team and promoting evidence-based self-care, taking into account salivary, plaque and lifestyle risk factors.

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Dental Health Week still raising awareness of oral health Aug 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dental Health Week still raising awareness of oral health

SYDNEY, Australia: In a follow-up to its Dental Health Week 2017 campaign, held from 7 to 13 August, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is reminding all Australians to make August their month to visit the dentist. Dental Tribune International spoke with Prof. David Manton, Chairman of the ADA’s Oral Health Committee, about the message of Dental Health Week and why oral health is important for overall well-being.

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Shanghai marks last stop on 2017 World Summit Tour Aug 24, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Shanghai marks last stop on 2017 World Summit Tour

SHANGHAI, China: After hosting major events in Tokyo in Japan in February, San Diego in the US in May, and Nice in France in June, the 2017 World Summit Tour will make its final stop in Shanghai on 25 and 26 November.

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Mobile breath analysis device promising for early disease diagnosis Aug 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Mobile breath analysis device promising for early disease diagnosis

SEOUL, South Korea: Breath pattern recognition was once thought of as a futuristic diagnostic platform. Research in this area has been gaining much attention because breath analysis is a non-invasive and low-cost method. Among the most critical challenges in this regard is the development of sufficiently sensitive sensors. Korean scientists have now developed high-sensitivity sensors to enable early monitoring of various diseases based on biomarker gases in breath.

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Findings on fossilised teeth cast doubt over humans’ arrival in South East Asia Aug 16, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Findings on fossilised teeth cast doubt over humans’ arrival in South East Asia

BRISBANE, Australia: South East Asia is a key region for understanding the human dispersal out of Africa and down to Australia. It is a common consensus that all hominins would have had to pass through the region en route to the island continent. According to recent fossil teeth findings by researchers from the University of Queensland in Brisbane and Macquarie University in Sydney, this migration towards Australia may have occurred 20,000 years earlier than previously thought.

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Better sugar labelling could benefit dental health Aug 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Better sugar labelling could benefit dental health

NEWTOWN, Australia: In a new study carried out by researchers at the George Institute for Global Health, it was found that a significant amount of sugar is added to foods. Owing to a decline in the oral health of Australians, dentists have called on food manufacturers to state on their packaging the amount of sugar added to the products, according to the Australian Dental Association.

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DTI welcomes new partner: “A bridge between Japan and the rest of the world” Aug 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

DTI welcomes new partner: “A bridge between Japan and the rest of the world”

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental Tribune International (DTI) has added a new licence partner to its global publishing network. Together with Tokyo-based company Medical Net, the DTI publishing group will now also be providing dental professionals with the latest news in Japanese. The first issue of the new edition is set to be published in October.

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ADIA named 2017 Association of the Year Aug 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

ADIA named 2017 Association of the Year

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has been awarded the first Association of the Year Award presented by Associations Forum, a body committed to assisting non-profit associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances. According to the panel, ADIA has distinguished itself by achieving all-round excellence.

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Biting and chewing trigger tooth growth Aug 7, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Biting and chewing trigger tooth growth

SYDNEY, Australia: Research conducted by the University of Sydney has found chewing and biting to be the cause of adult teeth breaking through the gums rather than an innate, unknown force. The researchers used CT scan images of an eight-year-old child’s mandible to design a 3-D model that could be used to observe the forces produced by the jaw when biting and chewing. The aim of the research was to show the stress dispersion within the jaw as a person bites and chews.

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Interview: “The ultimate aim is to maintain bone health throughout life” Aug 4, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The ultimate aim is to maintain bone health throughout life”

With the Melbourne Femur Collection, the University of Melbourne holds a unique archive of human bone samples that has allowed for a multitude of interdisciplinary research projects in the past two decades. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Prof. John Clement and Dr Rita Hardiman about its forensic and anthropological value and the experiences the dental profession brings to the methodological mix that help unlock the information recorded in the bone tissue.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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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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Asia’s first Research Academy Course a success Aug 4, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Asia’s first Research Academy Course a success

HONG KONG: For the first time ever, Asia played host to an Osteology Research Academy Course. Held from 3–6 June in Hong Kong, the Core Module Course received enthusiastic feedback from participants and presenters alike, the Osteology Foundation stated.

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NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing officially opened Jul 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing officially opened

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has formally opened its new Additive Manufacturing Centre, AM.NUS. Primarily focusing on healthcare applications, the facility aims to foster knowledge in the field of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing [AM] among NUS clinicians and to stimulate associated medical technology start-ups and spin-offs in the city.

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Singapore welcomes digital dentistry community Jul 26, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Singapore welcomes digital dentistry community

SINGAPORE: From 18 to 21 August, the fourth Asia-Pacific edition of the CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry International Conference will bring together leading ...

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Dental labour mobility still difficult in ASEAN countries Jul 24, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dental labour mobility still difficult in ASEAN countries

CEBU CITY, Philippines: Aiming to facilitate dental workforce mobility among member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a mutual ...

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