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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 in one day on World Oral Health Day, which will be celebrated on 20 March 2015. To reach this target, the NDF is holding a National Day of Action and is inviting dental practices across Australia to participate by providing dental care to those most in need.

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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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Aussie dental industry association calls for stricter laboratory product regulations Jan 22, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Aussie dental industry association calls for stricter laboratory product regulations

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has advised the government panel currently reviewing medical device regulation in ...

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Caffeine found to stimulate consumption of sugary drinks Jan 20, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Caffeine found to stimulate consumption of sugary drinks

MELBOURNE, Australia: Researchers at Deakin University in Melbourne in Australia have announced the results of a recent study that indicate that caffeine ...

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Caries risk: Australian schools ban Christmas candy canes Dec 24, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Caries risk: Australian schools ban Christmas candy canes

BURPENGARY, Australia: Students in Queensland, Australia, have been warned not to bring Christmas candy canes to school. The red-and-white sweet treats were banned from at least half a dozen Queensland schools in an attempt to avoid sugar highs. The Australian Dental Association also warns against the popular sweets that can have a significant negative impact on oral health.

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Number of Australian dental practitioners increases slightly Dec 15, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Number of Australian dental practitioners increases slightly

SYDNEY, Australia: The Dental Board of Australia recently released the country’s latest dental workforce statistics. The report shows that the number of registered dental practitioners rose only slightly in comparison to the 2013 figures. However, there has been a significant increase in oral health therapists.

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Plans for multi-million dental clinic at University of Adelaide receive green light Dec 9, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Plans for multi-million dental clinic at University of Adelaide receive green light

ADELAIDE, Australia: Access to public dental care in South Australia still ranks among the lowest in the country. A new dental clinic to be established as part of the University of Adelaide’s overall clinical building reconstruction plans could help to improve the situation. They were recently approval by the state government of South Australia.

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Programme improves oral health of Indigenous  children in Australia Dec 8, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Programme improves oral health of Indigenous children in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia: The oral health status of Indigenous children from the Northern Territory is improving, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This trend is mainly attributable to an oral health programme initiated in 2012 to reduce the prevalence and severity of oral health problems in Indigenous children under the age of 16 living in the territory by providing dental treatments and services.

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Many patients with tooth loss may not need dentures Dec 3, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Many patients with tooth loss may not need dentures

ADELAIDE, Australia: The findings of a recently published study indicate that tooth loss does not necessarily interfere with a patient’s quality of life provided he or she still has a certain number and type of teeth. These findings may have important implications for the public dental health system in allocating dental prostheses. Scientists estimate that about 434,000 Australians who would be considered for dentures currently may not really need them.

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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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International Dental Show 2015

International Dental Show 2015

This 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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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day will be celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. This year's “Smile for life” campaign will include a wide range ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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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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