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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 good oral health, the University of Adelaide has announced that it will be opening its own dental clinic. The clinic will form part of the university’s dental school and primarily serve the local community. According to media reports, construction will cost about A$30 million.

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Majority of patients favour receiving rapid HIV testing during dental visits Jul 25, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Majority of patients favour receiving rapid HIV testing during dental visits

SYDNEY, Australia: Currently, 10 ̶ 20 per cent of people in Australia living with HIV are undiagnosed. The findings of a new study, however, raise hopes ...

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Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty Jul 23, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has recommended that the Australian government ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, ...

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New regulations pave way for in-home oral HIV testing Jul 9, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

New regulations pave way for in-home oral HIV testing

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government has removed restrictions preventing the manufacture and sale of HIV home self-tests. Thus, companies can ...

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Periodontal therapy may improve heart health in high-risk populations Jul 4, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Periodontal therapy may improve heart health in high-risk populations

SYDNEY, Australia: The findings of a new study indicate that, in addition to treating periodontal disease, periodontal therapy could have a considerable systemic impact. Researchers have found that a single session of non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease significantly reduced the thickness of artery walls, a risk factor for heart disease, in patients.

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Immigration of foreign dentists could ruin Australian dental students’ careers Jul 1, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Immigration of foreign dentists could ruin Australian dental students’ careers

ST LEONARDS, Australia: The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) is currently updating its advice on the Skilled Occupation List for 2014, which includes professions acceptable for permanent and temporary skilled migration to Australia. In anticipation of the list’s release, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has voiced concerns that keeping the occupation of dentist on the list could bring despair for many newly graduating dentists in the country.

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Head and neck cancer rate declines Jun 24, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Head and neck cancer rate declines

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published the latest data available on head and neck cancer. The report shows that, overall, the rate of this type of cancer dropped significantly from 19.3 to 16.8 cases diagnosed per 100,000 people between 1982 and 2009.

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Poor oral health among homeless three times greater than among the general public Jun 17, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Poor oral health among homeless three times greater than among the general public

BRISBANE, Australia: Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have found that the prevalence and severity of oral health problems are significantly greater among homeless people than among the general population of the country. Two-thirds of the homeless participants surveyed delayed or avoided dental visits although the vast majority needed restorative and periodontal treatment or tooth extraction.

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Nearly one in five Australians avoid seeing a dental professional  owing to cost Jun 13, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Nearly one in five Australians avoid seeing a dental professional owing to cost

SYDNEY, Australia: A report covering developments in the health care sector has shown that governments have achieved positive results in Australia over the last five years. However, it has also indicated a number of areas of concern, including access to affordable dental care. The report highlighted that a significant number of Australian adults delay or do not see a dental professional because they cannot afford the treatment costs.

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Australia to cut dental spending May 30, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australia to cut dental spending

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government intends to scrap over half a billion Australian dollars worth of subsidies for dental health care from its next federal budget. Among other cut-backs, the proposed plans will see the end of the Dental Flexible Grants Programme, which was originally introduced to help dentists set up in outer metropolitan areas. This way, the government aims to save almost A$229 million (US$211.5 million) over the next four years.

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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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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New 3-D mouthpiece may help thousands of sleep apnoea patients May 14, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

New 3-D mouthpiece may help thousands of sleep apnoea patients

MELBOURNE, Australia: In collaboration with a dental company, Australian researchers have developed a new device that could be used to treat sleep apnoea, ...

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Teeth transformed into early-stage brain cells May 13, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Teeth transformed into early-stage brain cells

ADELAIDE, Australia/ LONDON, UK: After almost a decade of research, the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Stem Cell Research has recently announced ...

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