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Aussie researchers develop pioneering biocompatible 3-D technology Apr 22, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Aussie researchers develop pioneering biocompatible 3-D technology

BRISBANE, Australia: Australian researchers are currently working on developing a new 3-D bioprinting technology to produce bespoke engineered bone and gingival tissue that can be implanted into the jawbone. If successful, the new procedure would be less painful for patients and have a lower risk of rejection than traditional bone and tissue grafts taken from parts of the body.

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New study provides insights into effectiveness of water fluoridation Apr 19, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

New study provides insights into effectiveness of water fluoridation

ADELAIDE, Australia/FLORIANÓPOLIS & CURITIBA, Brazil: Fluoridation of public water systems is a topic of ongoing debate. Although health experts throughout ...

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Prime Practice signs agreement for Deloitte cloud accounting programme Apr 6, 2016 | Business Australia & New Zealand

Prime Practice signs agreement for Deloitte cloud accounting programme

SYDNEY, Australia: Dental practice management specialist Prime Practice has announced that it has signed a landmark deal with accounting firm Deloitte ...

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Interview: “The industry has moved beyond subdued business conditions” Mar 21, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “The industry has moved beyond subdued business conditions”

Jam-packed with a broad range of product innovations, ADX16 Sydney has just reaffirmed its status as Australia’s premier dental event with opening and ...

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ADX16 Sydney breaks attendance records Mar 21, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

ADX16 Sydney breaks attendance records

SYDNEY, Australia: With a record number of dentists and allied oral health care professionals attending ADX16 Sydney, the dental exhibition reaffirmed its status as Australia’s premier dental event. Introducing the latest products from Australia and overseas, the show included over 140 exhibitors, more than 400 booths, and a seminar programme with leading international speakers.

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Over one-quarter of Australian adults feel uncomfortable about dental appearance Mar 9, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Over one-quarter of Australian adults feel uncomfortable about dental appearance

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the most recent key information on the oral health and dental care of the Australian population. Among other facts and figures related to oral health and the dental workforce in the country, the report shows that 27 per cent of Australians over the age of 15, particularly uninsured people and those living in lower income households, feel uncomfortable about their dental appearance.

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European Commission approves DENTSPLY’s acquisition of Sirona Feb 29, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

European Commission approves DENTSPLY’s acquisition of Sirona

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Under the EC Merger Regulation, the European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of dental equipment supplier Sirona by DENTSPLY, subject to conditions. In particular, the decision is conditional upon the extension of licensing agreements between Sirona and its current suppliers of CAD/CAM blocks used in its chairside CAD/CAM systems.

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Teeth may predict human evolution Feb 26, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Teeth may predict human evolution

MELBOURNE, Australia: Variation in tooth sizes in humans has been primarily attributed to natural selection and dietary changes over the centuries. However, the underlying mechanisms of these changes have not been fully understood to date. Researchers have now found that relative tooth size in mammals follows a simple rule. Using the rule, scientists can predict the sizes of teeth missing from human fossils and extinct hominins, and provide clues about future evolution of human dentition.

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Roland DG dental mills receive certification for VITA prosthetic materials Feb 18, 2016 | Business Australia & New Zealand

Roland DG dental mills receive certification for VITA prosthetic materials

SYDNEY, Australia: Roland DG, a global manufacturer of dental milling machines, has announced that its DWX-51D and DWX-4W dental mills have been validated by VITA Zahnfabrik for use with the company’s dental prosthetic materials, including VITA ENAMIC, VITA SUPRINITY and VITABLOCS Mark II.

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Mouth breathing while sleeping increases caries risk Feb 10, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Mouth breathing while sleeping increases caries risk

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: People who breathe through their mouth rather than their nose while sleeping may have an increased risk of tooth decay, findings from the University of Otago suggest. In the study, mouth breathing during sleep was linked to a more acidic oral environment, which is considered to promote tooth enamel erosion and caries.

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Introducing Grin, New Zealand’s first all-natural toothpaste Jan 26, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Introducing Grin, New Zealand’s first all-natural toothpaste

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Using the benefits of locally sourced all-natural ingredients, such as propolis, manuka oil and organic sea salt, while avoiding ...

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ADX16: More than 140 exhibitors confirm participation Jan 20, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

ADX16: More than 140 exhibitors confirm participation

SYDNEY, Australia: ADX is Australia’s largest dental exhibition. For the 2016 show, which takes place from 18 to 20 March in Sydney, over 140 exhibitors ...

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