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Study finds link between love and healthy teeth Nov 30, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Study finds link between love and healthy teeth

BRISBANE, Australia: A study from the University of Queensland (UQ) has suggested a link between a healthy love life and good teeth. The study built on previous research in adult attachment theory and found that being in a trusting and happy relationship is more likely to encourage regular dental check-ups.

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Interview: “Antibiotic resistance is a serious health issue” Nov 29, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “Antibiotic resistance is a serious health issue”

The use of antibiotics is essential in modern medical treatments, yet frequent misuse has reduced their effectiveness. This year’s World Antibiotic Awareness ...

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Dr Hugo Sachs elected as new ADA president Nov 17, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Dr Hugo Sachs elected as new ADA president

SYDNEY, Australia: Dr Hugo Sachs has been announced as the new President of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), succeeding Dr Rick Olive, who had ...

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Australian Dental Industry Association unveils 2016–20 strategic plan Nov 15, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian Dental Industry Association unveils 2016–20 strategic plan

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has released its strategic plan for 2016–20, which focuses on building and maintaining ...

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Switch to Water campaign targets New Zealand’s soft-drink consumption habits Nov 9, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Switch to Water campaign targets New Zealand’s soft-drink consumption habits

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Each year, the typical New Zealander drinks 115 litres of soft drink on average. This alarmingly high level of consumption can lead to tooth decay, as well as obesity and associated health problems. As part of its annual oral health awareness campaign, the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is urging people to forgo these sweetened beverages and switch to water for the month of November.

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NZDA invites dental community to Wellington Oct 19, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

NZDA invites dental community to Wellington

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: In August each year, the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) holds its conference, which is valued and well attended by both members of the profession and the dental industry. This year, the annual event will take place from 26 to 29 October in Wellington. The extensive scientific programme covers a broad range of topics presented by a number of both international and local speakers.

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Oral health education by itself is ineffective, study finds Oct 17, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Oral health education by itself is ineffective, study finds

MELBOURNE, Australia: Evaluating the effectiveness of oral health promotion strategies for preventing dental caries and periodontal disease among children, researchers from the Cochrane Public Health Group have found that oral health education alone, such as classroom lessons, videos, comics and brochures, was ineffective.

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Bridge2Aid establishes Australian office Oct 11, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Bridge2Aid establishes Australian office

SUBIACO, Australia: Bridge2Aid is a global charity founded in the UK that provides access to safe emergency dental care to over four million people in developing countries through special training of rural health care volunteers. Today, the initiative is opening the Bridge2Aid Australia office, through which it will be recruiting Australian volunteers and fundraisers to help with the work of Bridge2Aid in East Africa.

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Tracing the origin of teeth with modern technology Oct 7, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Tracing the origin of teeth with modern technology

CANBERRA, Australia: Biologists have still not been able to establish exactly how and when human teeth first developed in evolutionary history. However, new research from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra may shed light on the origin of teeth. From high-resolution CT scans, the researchers created 3-D prints of a 400 million-year-old fish fossil in order to determine whether the denticles in the mouth of Buchanosteus, an extinct genus of arthrodire placoderm, represent a transitional ...

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New Aussie research confirms dental benefits of water fluoridation Sep 29, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

New Aussie research confirms dental benefits of water fluoridation

SYDNEY, Australia: Anti-fluoride groups in Australia have repeatedly asserted that water fluoridation poses potential health dangers. However, the findings of two new research reports reinforce the positive impact of fluoridated water supplies on people’s dental health. In Western Australia, for example, children from non-fluoridated areas were found to be at 1.6 times the risk of having one or more decayed, missing or filled permanent teeth compared with children who drank fluoridated water.

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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 ...

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Nanoscale structure of enamel gives insights into carious process Sep 23, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Nanoscale structure of enamel gives insights into carious process

SYDNEY, Australia: Caries results from the progressive dissolution of dental enamel. In order to develop effective treatments for the condition, an understanding ...

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