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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 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 that this number and the further spread of the virus could be reduced by making rapid HIV testing widely available in dental settings. The study found that more than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to undergo such tests during dental appointments.

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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, an international treaty that established a number of provisions on the phasing down of dental amalgam. The association believes that the implementation of such provisions will allow ongoing manufacture and use of dental amalgam within a framework that will reduce overall environmental emission of 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 now sell such tests directly to consumers, enabling Australians to learn their HIV status in the privacy of their own homes and to seek medical care if necessary. The government hopes that HIV home self-tests will help identify a large number of previously undiagnosed HIV infections.

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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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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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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, ...

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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 ...

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