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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 of Adelaide suggests. According to an article published in the latest edition of the Australian Dental Journal, demineralisation occurs as early as 10 minutes after enamel has been exposed to the organic acids of the beverage.

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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 of the canal anatomy and the ability to identify any aberration in it. Studies have shown that micro-organisms in the root canal system reside in the main canal, the canal’s ramification, the accessory or lateral root canal, and even the dentinal tubules. Therefore, optimal debridement can only be achieved if the clinician is able to identify ...

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Interview: “Be a leading provider of evidence-based continuing endodontic education” Mar 17, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “Be a leading provider of evidence-based continuing endodontic education”

In early April, specialists and other dental professionals from the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions will be gathering in the Jordanian capital of Amman for the 18th time to attend the scientific congress of the Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation (APEC), which will be held under the theme “Next generation endodontics”. Dental Tribune Asia Pacific had the opportunity to speak with Dr Ibrahim Abu Tahun, President of APEC and Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of ...

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WAUPS extends invitation to Korea congress Mar 16, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

WAUPS extends invitation to Korea congress

DAEGU, South Korea: The World Academy of Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Bone Surgery (WAUPS) is inviting dental professionals interested in the field to attend its next congress, which is to be held in Busan in South Korea from 1 to 3 May. It will be the largest event ever hosted by the organisation. The last three meetings on Jeju Island and in Gyeongju in South Korea and in Tokyo in Japan all saw an overall attendance of 700 each.

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Interview: “It is very difficult to escape from your professional status” Feb 27, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “It is very difficult to escape from your professional status”

Having been actively involved in the health care business for over 30 years, Sydney-based practice manager Gary Smith is well aware of the shifting demands practitioners are facing today. Increasing service levels, changing expectations of patients, and achieving a competitive edge through up-to-date technology and procedures place increasing pressure on health care professionals in terms of both their time and resources, he said. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to talk to him about this ...

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Amalgam has no place in clinical dentistry Feb 11, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Amalgam has no place in clinical dentistry

The use of mercury in dental restorative materials has a long history. While amalgam fillings are still popular among dentists in both developed and developing countries, the toxic effects of the metal remain a subject of controversy.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. The “Smile for life” campaign included a wide range of awareness-raising ...

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International Dental Show 2015

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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Women chew differently from men Feb 9, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Women chew differently from men

JECHEON, Korea: In a comparison of bite size, grams of food ingested per minute, chewing power and total meal duration, among other factors, researchers ...

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Declaration on amalgam phase-out in Asia signed Feb 5, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Declaration on amalgam phase-out in Asia signed

DHAKA, Bangladesh: Representatives of dental and civil society organisations in Asia recently signed a declaration that calls for a phase-out of dental ...

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