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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 will provide learning opportunities covering a comprehensive and extensive range of topics. Over 100 national and international speakers will be presenting during the congress, which will be held from 25 to 29 March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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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 practitioners are facing today. Increasing service levels, changing expectations of patients, and achieving a competitive edge through up-to-date technology and procedures place increasing pressure on health care professionals in terms of both their time and resources, he said. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to talk to him about this ...

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NDF aims for world record on World Oral Health Day Feb 18, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

NDF aims for world record on World Oral Health Day

SYDNEY, Australia: The National Dental Foundation (NDF) has called for volunteers for its attempt at a world record for the most voluntary dentistry performed in one day on World Oral Health Day, which will be celebrated on 20 March 2015. To reach this target, the NDF is holding a National Day of Action and is inviting dental practices across Australia to participate by providing dental care to those most in need.

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Many older patients hospitalised for oral health-related issues Feb 4, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Many older patients hospitalised for oral health-related issues

PERTH, Australia: Australian researchers have raised concerns about hospitalisations for oral health-related reasons among older adults—the most rapidly growing segment of the population worldwide. From analysis of data from thousands of patients aged 65 and over, they found that a considerable number of hospitalisations were due to preventable oral conditions, such as dental caries.

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

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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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 ...

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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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