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National Dental Centre Singapore appoints new head Sep 2, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

National Dental Centre Singapore appoints new head

Singapore: Dr Kwa Chong Teck has headed the National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS) almost since its inception. Recently, the institution announced that he has stepped down from his position as Executive Director.

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Little progress in highly skilled labour migration Aug 28, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Little progress in highly skilled labour migration

JAKARTA, Indonesia: A number of mutual recognition arrangements concerning various industries have been signed between ASEAN member states in recent years ...

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Adopting a longer-term perspective in selecting implant systems Aug 25, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Adopting a longer-term perspective in selecting implant systems

The latest Cochrane review on dental implants is a very impressive article. I would be interested in knowing the statistically well-documented long-term ...

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The Chinese dental market: Challenging but poised for growth Aug 18, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

The Chinese dental market: Challenging but poised for growth

With its long history, rich culture and large population, China has been the focus of attention for centuries. Particularly its rapid economic growth in ...

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The Ebola virus epidemic: A concern for dentistry? Aug 15, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

The Ebola virus epidemic: A concern for dentistry?

Twenty-two years ago, a seminal report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the US, titled “Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States”, warned of the dangers of so-called newly emerging and re-emerging diseases. The concept of “emerging infectious diseases”, introduced then by the IOM is now well entrenched, and to our chagrin we have witnessed many such diseases over the last two decades. These include variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease/bovine ...

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Cochrane reports no evidence for superior long-term success of dental implants Aug 12, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Cochrane reports no evidence for superior long-term success of dental implants

MELBOURNE, Australia/MANCHESTER, UK: Promising superior clinical outcomes, plenty of new dental implants are launched to markets each year. A report by researchers from the Cochrane Oral Health Group in Melbourne and Manchester has recently suggested that there may be no differences in terms of long-term success, regardless of the shape of the implant or the material used.

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Malaysia provides dental records for MH17 investigation Aug 11, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Malaysia provides dental records for MH17 investigation

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: The Health Minister of Malaysia has confirmed that the dental records of all of the Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been collected and sent to the Netherlands for forensic identification. According to Datuk Seri Dr Subramaniam s/o K.V. Sathasivam his ministry has also provided DNA samples and fingerprints of the deceased passengers of the flight, which was bound for Kuala Lumpur on 17 July, to an Interpol disaster response team.

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Australia to review fluoridation recommendations Aug 7, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Australia to review fluoridation recommendations

CANBERRA, Australia: The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has called for submissions from the Australian public on evidence regarding the health effects of water fluoridation. The council is preparing a review of its current recommendations on the subject to ensure that its advice is based on the latest scientific evidence.

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India extends public dental health care with 2014 budget Aug 1, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

India extends public dental health care with 2014 budget

NEW DELHI, India: In his 2014 budget speech presented to the parliament in New Delhi, India’s Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley has proposed multimillion-rupee funding for the establishment of a number of new government-run hospitals. The 12 institutions that he has said will be established in cities throughout the country will include treatment facilities for oral health care.

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Diabetes may increase risk of head and neck cancer Jul 30, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Diabetes may increase risk of head and neck cancer

TAIPEI, Taiwan: According to the findings of a new study, diabetes patients could have an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer. In a study of almost 90,000 participants, researchers from China have found that the risks of oral cavity cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma were higher in patients with diabetes mellitus compared with participants without the condition.

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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Indian teenager has over 200 teeth extracted Jul 24, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Indian teenager has over 200 teeth extracted

MUMBAI, India: As reported online by various Indian newspapers, ear, nose and throat surgeons at a hospital in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the ...

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Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty Jul 23, 2014 | News Asia Pacific

Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has recommended that the Australian government ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, ...

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