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Osteology Symposium goes Down Under Sep 26, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Osteology Symposium goes Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia: The Osteology Foundation has announced that it will be holding a national symposium in Melbourne themed “Strategies for predictable regeneration—Today and tomorrow” in June next year. This will be the first time an Osteology Foundation event will take place on the Australian continent.

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Nanoscale structure of enamel gives insights into carious process Sep 23, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Nanoscale structure of enamel gives insights into carious process

SYDNEY, Australia: Caries results from the progressive dissolution of dental enamel. In order to develop effective treatments for the condition, an understanding ...

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Majority of pharmacists would welcome additional oral health training Aug 22, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Majority of pharmacists would welcome additional oral health training

BRISBANE, Australia: Researchers from the University of Queensland have surveyed Australian community pharmacists on their attitudes, beliefs and practices ...

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New Zealand: Anti-fluoride TV commercials stir debate Aug 16, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

New Zealand: Anti-fluoride TV commercials stir debate

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: After airing two national TV commercials, anti-fluoride initiative Fluoride Free NZ is facing claims of misleading the public ...

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Dental Health Week highlights oral health risks linked to hormonal changes Aug 5, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Dental Health Week highlights oral health risks linked to hormonal changes

SYDNEY, Australia: As part of the annual Dental Health Week, which runs from 1 to 7 August and this year focuses on the way that hormones can play havoc with women’s oral health, the ADA has released alarming results from a new survey. It reported that 54 per cent of the respondents believed that it is unsafe to visit a dentist when pregnant, while 67 per cent of pubescent girls and 70 per cent of menopausal women failed to regularly visit the dentist despite experiencing dental problems.

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Health authorities find no evidence of negligence in Sydney dental clinics  Aug 1, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Health authorities find no evidence of negligence in Sydney dental clinics

SYDNEY, Australia: A New South Wales (NSW) Health report has found no conclusive proof of negligent behaviour in four private dental facilities in Sydney. In response to concerns raised about poor hygiene practices in two practices and two clinics in the city, NSW Health had urged about 12,000 patients—who had undergone invasive procedures at the facilities—to be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV infection in July 2015.

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Widespread oral health inequalities among indigenous groups Jul 29, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Widespread oral health inequalities among indigenous groups

ADELAIDE, Australia: An international team of researchers has found that indigenous populations generally face greater inequalities in dental disease experience and self-rated oral health than do their non-indigenous counterparts. A review of several surveys showed this to be the case in Australia, New Zealand and Canada alike.

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New nationwide study to assess oral health of Australians Jul 18, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

New nationwide study to assess oral health of Australians

ADELAIDE, Australia: Through a new A$5.8 million study, Australia aims to determine the level of oral disease in the adult population, as well as the effectiveness, sustainability and equity of dental service delivery across the country. To be conducted by the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) at the University of Adelaide, the study will include about 15,000 Australians in interviews and dental examinations over the next two years.

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Children who suck their thumb might have lower risk of allergies Jul 14, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Children who suck their thumb might have lower risk of allergies

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Thumb-sucking is one of an infant’s natural reflexes. While prolonged thumb-sucking may lead to malocclusion and other dental problems, it may also increase a child’s microbial exposure. According to a new study conducted at the University of Otago, children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails may thus have a lower risk of developing allergies.

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New nanoscale technology for application in dentistry wins innovation award Jul 12, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

New nanoscale technology for application in dentistry wins innovation award

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Acknowledging commercialisation success in New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes, the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Award has honoured ground-breaking dental research at the University of Otago. The interdisciplinary project, led by Dr Carla Meledandri, developed a new technology that incorporates silver nanoparticles into different types of materials in order to treat and prevent dental and periodontal disease.

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Birth cohort study confirms link between overweight and periodontitis Jul 5, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Birth cohort study confirms link between overweight and periodontitis

ADELAIDE, Australia/PELOTAS, Brazil: Investigating the link between overweight and periodontitis, a team of researchers has found that people with a higher ...

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Kiwi study finds obvious inequalities in dental care provision Jun 28, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Kiwi study finds obvious inequalities in dental care provision

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Investigating the provision of dental care at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s only dental school, ...

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