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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 (NUS) are aiming to raise funds for a new oral health centre at the university. In addition to musical and theatrical performances by staff of the Faculty of Dentistry, well-known Singaporean actors will appear in the show.

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Straumann acquires one of India’s leading dental implant companies  Aug 24, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

Straumann acquires one of India’s leading dental implant companies

Global dental implant manufacturer Straumann has recently made a substantial investment in India. In order to enter this market, the company has signed an agreement to acquire Equinox, which manufactures and markets its own implant system under the Myriad brand and is a leader in the fast-growing value segment of the Indian dental implant market. The deal is expected to close in the coming months. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Mastering the art of dental technology Aug 19, 2016 | Business Asia Pacific

Mastering the art of dental technology

SINGAPORE/BAD BOCKLET, Germany: Singapore and Germany are about 10,000 km apart. As Singaporean dental technicians and dealers discovered at this year's International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM), the world’s most comprehensive range of dental laboratory products can be found at DT&SHOP, located in the town of Bad Bocklet about 100 km north-west of Nuremberg. Owing to the company’s latest inventory and delivery systems, orders arrive in Singapore and other Asia-Pacific countries within ...

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Children’s oral health remains of concern in Hong Kong Aug 18, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Children’s oral health remains of concern in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Over the past 50 years, dental public health measures and policies have been implemented by the government in Hong Kong to help improve the oral health of the population and children in particular. A historical analysis has now shown that these efforts have led to a general improvement in the oral health of schoolchildren. However, dental disease is still prevalent among children, especially preschoolers, in the country.

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Frequent dental scaling might reduce infection risk after knee replacement Aug 5, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Frequent dental scaling might reduce infection risk after knee replacement

TAINAN, Taiwan: Oral bacteria that enter and spread through the bloodstream have been found to cause about 10 per cent of peri-prosthetic joint infections after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Therefore, TKA patients are often advised to pay special attention to their oral health. A team of Asian researchers has now found that frequent dental scaling might reduce the risk of infection after TKA.

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Restorations are most often ingested foreign objects during dental procedures Aug 3, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Restorations are most often ingested foreign objects during dental procedures

XI’AN, China: Aspiration and ingestion of foreign objects, such as dental materials or tools used during the course of treatment, may occur during nearly any procedure, including root canal therapy, implantation, extraction and even routine examination. An analysis of over 600 case reports and reviews has now shown that prostheses, crowns and endodontic files are the most commonly aspirated and ingested.

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Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease Jul 26, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Study: Male coffee drinkers at higher risk of periodontal disease

SEOUL, South Korea: Although coffee is probably among the most researched foods and extensively discussed in countless publications, studies have not made conclusive findings regarding whether the beverage has an overall positive or negative effect on one’s health. A South Korean study has now found significantly higher consumption of coffee among males with periodontitis.

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Dental equipment market to hit US$7.5 billion by 2021 Jul 21, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Dental equipment market to hit US$7.5 billion by 2021

PUNE, India: The global dental equipment market has witnessed steady growth during the last decade. Only recently, one of the world’s largest market research firms reported that, according to its latest analysis, the market is expected to grow further at a compound annual rate of 4.9 per cent over the next five years, to reach US$7.52 billion (€6.8 billion) by 2021.

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EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

The European Association for Osseointegration will be holding its annual scientific meeting in Paris in France from 29 September to 1 October this year. ...

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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King’s collaborates with China’s largest dental group Jul 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

King’s collaborates with China’s largest dental group

LONDON, UK: King’s College London Dental Institute is extending its international reach with the launch of a number of activities that will see the institute partner with BYBO Dental Group, one of China’s largest dental providers, over the upcoming months. The collaboration started this week with a distance learning programme that will offer BYBO staff across China training and information on the management of tooth wear and occlusal change.

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Japan Dental Show in Tokyo opens today, DTI introduces publishing partner Jul 16, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Japan Dental Show in Tokyo opens today, DTI introduces publishing partner

TOKYO, Japan: At the invitation of the Japan Dental Trade Association, the Tokyo Dental Association and the Tokyo Dental Hygienists’ Association, the international dental industry is currently meeting at Tokyo Big Sight. Over 190 local and international manufacturers and dealers have assembled at Tokyo’s international exhibition centre to celebrate new paradigms in dental medicine now and in the future.

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Women may need higher sedative dose for dental surgery than men Jul 15, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Women may need higher sedative dose for dental surgery than men

OKAYAMA, Japan: During dental surgery, patients suffering from anxiety and dental phobia are sedated in order to minimise stress. A new Japanese study ...

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Nature-inspired method may advance biocompatibility of implants Jul 13, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Nature-inspired method may advance biocompatibility of implants

WAKŌ, Japan: Mimicking the adhesive properties of mussels, which are able to form a tight bond with smooth surfaces, scientists from the RIKEN research ...

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