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“Make a difference to people’s lives” Jul 30, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

“Make a difference to people’s lives”

KIMBERLEY, Australia: Dentist and specialist orthodontist Dr John Owen and Jan Owen, a trained dental nurse, are involved in voluntary dental work in the remote areas of northern Western Australia. In 2009, they founded the Kimberley Dental Team, a non-profit organisation of volunteers, aiming to enhance current resources and levels of care in the region through free dental treatment.

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Malocclusion could be prevented by exclusive breastfeeding Jul 6, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Malocclusion could be prevented by exclusive breastfeeding

ADELAIDE, Australia: A number of studies have demonstrated that breastfeeding has long-lasting health effects throughout life, including dental development ...

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A$139 million oral health centre opens in Brisbane Jul 3, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

A$139 million oral health centre opens in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia: After five years of construction, one of Australia’s largest and most advanced oral health centres has opened this week at the ...

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Melbourne surgeons implant Australia’s first 3-D-printed mandibular joint Jun 23, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Melbourne surgeons implant Australia’s first 3-D-printed mandibular joint

MELBOURNE, Australia: In collaboration with medical engineers, oral and maxillofacial surgeons at the University of Melbourne have recently implanted a ...

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Sleep apnoea is associated with depression in men Jun 3, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Sleep apnoea is associated with depression in men

ADELAIDE, Australia/DENVER, Colo., USA: A multi-year study involving Australian men has found a profound link between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and depression. The study showed that participants with diagnosed sleep disorders were twice as likely to suffer from depression than those without sleep conditions. The risk of depression was even higher in those who also suffered from excessive daytime sleepiness.

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New initiative provides free dental care for low-income adults in New Zealand Jun 1, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

New initiative provides free dental care for low-income adults in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: The Smile New Zealand programme, a new initiative funded and organised by Southern Cross Health Trust and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA), was launched in May. The programme aims to help adults with low monthly incomes with free dental treatments across New Zealand. In a first attempt, the initiative provided free dental care for about 1,500 persons at 18 dental practices over a period of 5 days.

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Growing and ageing population benefits Aussie dental industry Apr 24, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Growing and ageing population benefits Aussie dental industry

MELBOURNE, Australia: IBISWorld, an independent research firm, has recently updated its report on the dental service industry in Australia. It found that ageing and the country’s growing population have driven the industry over the past five years, particularly as the oral care of older people has increasingly improved and they have retained their natural teeth.

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Wine wears down teeth quicker than previously thought Apr 1, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

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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Australian Dental Congress 2015, a journey of discovery Mar 19, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian Dental Congress 2015, a journey of discovery

BRISBANE, Australia: Next week, the Australian Dental Association will be holding the Australian Dental Congress for the 36th time. The scientific programme will provide learning opportunities covering a comprehensive and extensive range of topics. Over 100 national and international speakers will be presenting during the congress, which will be held from 25 to 29 March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Interview: “It is very difficult to escape from your professional status” Feb 26, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

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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Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: 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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NDF aims for world record on World Oral Health Day Feb 18, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

NDF aims for world record on World Oral Health Day

SYDNEY, Australia: The National Dental Foundation (NDF) has called for volunteers for its attempt at a world record for the most voluntary dentistry performed ...

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Many older patients hospitalised for oral health-related issues Feb 4, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Many older patients hospitalised for oral health-related issues

PERTH, Australia: Australian researchers have raised concerns about hospitalisations for oral health-related reasons among older adults—the most ...

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