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Unnecessary extractions of third molars cost Australia millions Aug 20, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Unnecessary extractions of third molars cost Australia millions

CRAWLEY, Australia: Third molar removal is one of the most common dental procedures worldwide, with many teeth extracted to prevent possible problems. A new study conducted at the University of Western Australia has shown that such prophylactic removal of third molars costs the Australian health system more than A$500 million a year. The researchers also stated that specific guidelines on removal of asymptomatic third molars could thus reduce costs dramatically.

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New product helps forensic dentists identify burn victims Aug 10, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

New product helps forensic dentists identify burn victims

ADELAIDE, Australia: A University of Adelaide forensic dentist has developed a new product that helps identify victims of fatal burn injuries. The novel ...

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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 ...

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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 University of Queensland’s Herston campus in Brisbane. The new facility is intended to improve access to dental care for people in Australia’s second largest state and northern New South Wales, as well as to facilitate dental training and research.

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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 temporomandibular joint prosthesis in a young man suffering from a rare congenital jaw deformity. This is the first time a custom-made mandibular joint replacement using 3-D printing technology has been performed in Australia.

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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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FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2015 Annual World Dental Congress

This year's Annual World Dental Congress will be held in the Thai capital Bangkok from 22 to 25 September. It will be the third time in five years that ...

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

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 dentistry

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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