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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 Australia to strengthen the regulatory framework for dental laboratory products. In particular, ADIA pointed out that there is a need for an obligatory statement of manufacture to be provided to patients and retained by dentists.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 trade, free capital flow and free labour mobility, or rather national interests that include concerns of the local population.

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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 Down Under in an upcoming seminar being organised by the Government of Western Australia in co-operation with experts from the Emigration Group.

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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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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 ...

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