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First 3-D dynamic virtual mouth provides insights for developing healthier foods Apr 17, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

First 3-D dynamic virtual mouth provides insights for developing healthier foods

MELBOURNE, Australia: This week, scientists presented the world’s first dynamic virtual mouth in Melbourne. They believe that the new mastication model will provide a better understanding of how food is digested at a microscopic level and how it influences our taste receptors, in order to help the food industry develop salt-, sugar- and fat-reduced foods without compromising their taste.

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Australian dental associations raise concerns about work-force oversupply Apr 7, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian dental associations raise concerns about work-force oversupply

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Association and the Australian Dental Students Association have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the ...

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New dental survey in Australian schools underway Apr 3, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

New dental survey in Australian schools underway

MELBOURNE, Australia: The government of the south-eastern Australian state of Victoria has announced the launch of a statewide dental health survey. In ...

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Dentist leaves piece of dental instrument in patient’s root canal Mar 26, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Dentist leaves piece of dental instrument in patient’s root canal

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: According a New Zealand newspaper, a local dentist has been criticised by local health authorities for trying to cover up that he ...

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Interview: “Oral health promotion training is a tick-box exercise” Mar 21, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “Oral health promotion training is a tick-box exercise”

Despite being taught at university level, there is little information on the effectiveness of oral health promotion programmes in dental education, according La Trobe University teaching fellow Stacey Bracksley. At ADX14 Sydney, she will be presenting the findings of a recent review on this matter, which she authored as part of her PhD. Dental Tribune ONLINE had the opportunity to talk to her about the reasons for this lack of data and the importance of increased efforts to train dental students ...

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Genes will play more important role in future dentistry, study suggests Mar 10, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Genes will play more important role in future dentistry, study suggests

ADELAIDE, Australia: Genetic research has become increasingly relevant to medicine and biology in recent years. The role of genetics in dental research, however, is still in its infancy, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. They believe that the field will contribute significantly to improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental diseases in the future.

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Income and location determine oral health quality among Australians Feb 28, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Income and location determine oral health quality among Australians

CANBERRA, Australia: According to the latest information published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), people living in remote areas and with lower household income have poorer oral health compared with other Australians. The national agency reported that dental health and dental visiting patterns are affected by remoteness and socio-economic status.

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Interview: “An industry in transition” Feb 17, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Interview: “An industry in transition”

The upcoming ADX14 in Sydney will offer dentists from Australia the opportunity to try out the latest dental materials and technologies available on the market. Dental Tribune ONLINE had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Troy Williams, CEO of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), about this year’s show and the state of the dental market Down Under.

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Bisphosphonates could be responsible for delayed dental healing Feb 4, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Bisphosphonates could be responsible for delayed dental healing

MELBOURNE, Australia: A large study has demonstrated that delayed healing after dental surgery and subsequent jaw osteonecrosis can be induced by the use of bisphosphonates, a class of drugs commonly used to treat bone diseases such as osteoporosis. The study showed that participants who used oral bisphosphonates had a significant risk of delayed healing.

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ADX14: Organisers expect record attendance Jan 27, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

ADX14: Organisers expect record attendance

SYDNEY, Australia: The organisers of the ADX14 dental exhibition have announced that the attendance record of Australia’s largest dental event is likely to be broken this year. They expect over 7,500 dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry to attend the three-day event in March.

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IDEM Singapore 2014

IDEM Singapore 2014

This year, more than 500 international exhibitors attended the eighth edition of IDEM Singapore. The trade fair and conference welcomed 7,842 participants ...

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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues but may also affect the tooth-supporting structures, resulting in bone loss.

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Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A

The effects of BPA on human health are largely unknown. The FDA has raised concerns about the potential effects of the chemical in the past.

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Gonorrhoea-related throat infections increase in Sydney Jan 23, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Gonorrhoea-related throat infections increase in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia: The assessment of thousands of patient records in New South Wales has found that throat infections due to gonorrhoea among men living ...

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Health authorities notify patients of possible HIV exposure Jan 17, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Health authorities notify patients of possible HIV exposure

SYDNEY, Australia: As reported online by the Sydney Morning Herald, nearly 1,000 patients treated over the past decade by a Sydney-based dentist may have ...

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