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Location of oral cancer varies in smokers and non-smokers Nov 12, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Location of oral cancer varies in smokers and non-smokers

BRISBANE, Australia: Smoking and alcohol abuse are the most recognised factors in the causation of cancers of the oral cavity. However, a new ten-year study has shown that non-smokers too are at significant risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma. The study suggests that chronic dental or denture irritation in particular could be an important causative factor.

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Dentist migration: A forgotten perspective Nov 3, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Dentist migration: A forgotten perspective

The migration of dentists is an emerging policy issue that requires attention. Much of the current policy debates are led from the perspective of free ...

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Chester seminar explores migration opportunities to Australia Oct 31, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Chester seminar explores migration opportunities to Australia

CHESTER, UK: Dentists from Britain who are looking to relocate to Australia will have the opportunity to learn about everything related to emigration to ...

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Australian dentists prepare for 2015 congress in Brisbane Oct 22, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian dentists prepare for 2015 congress in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia: The Australian Dental Association has held the Australian Dental Congress in various capital cities of the country since 1907. The ...

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New online learning programme for older Australians reports promising results Sep 16, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

New online learning programme for older Australians reports promising results

MELBOURNE, Australia: Older adults are a high-risk group for poor oral health. They are more prone to dental decay, periodontitis and oral cancer than younger patients are. However, a new web-based education programme, developed and trialled by researchers at the University of Melbourne, could help maintain healthy and natural teeth into older age. The researchers found that people who took part in the trial embraced the new technology and made positive changes to their dental care routines.

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Simple blood test could detect early signs of oral cancer Sep 2, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Simple blood test could detect early signs of oral cancer

SYDNEY, Australia: Although increasing numbers of oral cancer cases are being reported worldwide, there is currently no routine screening test available for this particular type of cancer. A new quick and cost-effective blood test developed by Australian scientists may change this, allowing health care providers to screen for early signs of oral cancer during routine check-ups.

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Health authorities voice concerns about oral health trends in Australia Aug 21, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Health authorities voice concerns about oral health trends in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia: According to the Oral Health and Dental Care in Australia: Key Facts and Figures Trends 2014 report, which was published at the beginning of this week, oral health and dental care overall have improved in Australia over the past decades. However, the report also suggests that some positive trends in this area have either plateaued or begun to move in a negative direction.

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Cochrane reports no evidence for superior long-term success of dental implants Aug 12, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

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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Dental researchers issue warning about the dangers of acidic drinks Aug 8, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Dental researchers issue warning about the dangers of acidic drinks

ADELAIDE, Australia: For the first time, researchers at the University of Adelaide have been able to demonstrate that high-acidity drinks, such as soft drinks, fruit juice and sports drinks, can cause permanent damage to tooth enamel even within the first 30 seconds of acid attacks. Thus, the researchers warned parents, in particular, to avoid such drinks in their children’s diet.

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Australia to review fluoridation recommendations Aug 7, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

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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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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BDIA Dental Showcase London

BDIA Dental Showcase London

The UK’s largest dental exhibition will open its doors at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre from 9 to 11 October. The event will ...

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Traces of lead in teeth shed light on individuals' origin Aug 5, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Traces of lead in teeth shed light on individuals' origin

SYDNEY, Australia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla., USA: Researchers from the US and Australia have discovered that trace amounts of lead in human teeth may allow for ...

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University of Adelaide to open new dental clinic Jul 29, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

University of Adelaide to open new dental clinic

ADELAIDE, Australia: In anticipation of National Dental Health Week, a community awareness campaign to educate Australians about the significance of maintaining ...

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