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Long-term cannabis use linked to periodontal disease Jun 21, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Long-term cannabis use linked to periodontal disease

DURHAM, N.C., USA: The health benefits and adverse effects of marijuana use have long been discussed by doctors, scientists, politicians and society at large. However, the overall effects of cannabis on a person’s health are still not fully understood. According to a new study, long-term use (up to 20 years) of cannabis is associated with poor periodontal health. However, unlike tobacco use, it is not associated with several other physical health problems in early mid-life.

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Australian surgeons repair man’s face after terrible chainsaw accident Jun 8, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian surgeons repair man’s face after terrible chainsaw accident

MELBOURNE, Australia: In early May, Bill Singleton, a 68-year-old-man from Ballarat in Australia, lost control of his chainsaw while chopping wood and ...

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Prescription drugs: Dentists should be attentive for signs of potential misuse Jun 7, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Prescription drugs: Dentists should be attentive for signs of potential misuse

CANBERRA, Australia: Dr Chris Daly, chairperson of the Australian Dental Association’s Dental Therapeutics Committee, has issued a warning regarding ...

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University of Queensland has first female-led dental school in Australia Jun 2, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

University of Queensland has first female-led dental school in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia: With the new appointment of Prof. Pauline Ford as its head, the School of Dentistry of the University of Queensland (UQ) has become ...

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Cartoon exhibition explores history of dentistry May 25, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Cartoon exhibition explores history of dentistry

MELBOURNE, Australia: In a new exhibition, It’s a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons, the University of Melbourne brings dental history to life with laughter. The extensive collection of illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia, with supporting commentary by leading dentists and scholars, shows visitors how images and perceptions of dentistry have penetrated popular culture for centuries.

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Health organisations release new oral health and nutrition statement May 25, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Health organisations release new oral health and nutrition statement

MELBOURNE, Australia: Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the country’s leading body for nutrition experts, have collaborated to compile a new position statement on oral health and nutrition. The joint statement, which was released last week at the DAA National Conference in Melbourne, emphasises the important role of dietitians in promoting oral health in their day-to-day work.

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Australian government plans to terminate child dental care scheme May 10, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian government plans to terminate child dental care scheme

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government has recently announced its intention to end the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) from 1 July 2016 as part of the upcoming federal budget. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has warned that over 3.4 million children in the country who would otherwise not have access to dental care now stand to lose A$1,000 worth of dental care every two years.

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Aussie researchers develop pioneering biocompatible 3-D technology Apr 22, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Aussie researchers develop pioneering biocompatible 3-D technology

BRISBANE, Australia: Australian researchers are currently working on developing a new 3-D bioprinting technology to produce bespoke engineered bone and gingival tissue that can be implanted into the jawbone. If successful, the new procedure would be less painful for patients and have a lower risk of rejection than traditional bone and tissue grafts taken from parts of the body.

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New study provides insights into effectiveness of water fluoridation Apr 19, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

New study provides insights into effectiveness of water fluoridation

ADELAIDE, Australia/FLORIANÓPOLIS & CURITIBA, Brazil: Fluoridation of public water systems is a topic of ongoing debate. Although health experts throughout the world have endorsed water fluoridation as safe and effective against the development of dental caries, systematic reviews have found no evidence to support water fluoridation as preventing dental caries in adult populations. A new study has now investigated whether lifetime access to fluoridated water is associated with dental caries experience ...

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Prime Practice signs agreement for Deloitte cloud accounting programme Apr 6, 2016 | Business Australia & New Zealand

Prime Practice signs agreement for Deloitte cloud accounting programme

SYDNEY, Australia: Dental practice management specialist Prime Practice has announced that it has signed a landmark deal with accounting firm Deloitte Private. As part of the agreement, customers will be able to use the Deloitte Private Connect software, which combines an online portal, integrated cloud apps and a widget dashboard for automated bookkeeping and financial analysis. According to Prime Practice, this solution will make accounting in the dental industry easier than ever before.

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Interview: “The industry has moved beyond subdued business conditions” Mar 21, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “The industry has moved beyond subdued business conditions”

Jam-packed with a broad range of product innovations, ADX16 Sydney has just reaffirmed its status as Australia’s premier dental event with opening and ...

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ADX16 Sydney breaks attendance records Mar 21, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

ADX16 Sydney breaks attendance records

SYDNEY, Australia: With a record number of dentists and allied oral health care professionals attending ADX16 Sydney, the dental exhibition reaffirmed ...

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