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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 ...

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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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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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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 Australia to strengthen the regulatory framework for dental laboratory products. In particular, ADIA pointed out that there is a need for an obligatory statement of manufacture to be provided to patients and retained by dentists.

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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 may increase consumption of soft drinks. The researchers have thus called for stronger regulation of caffeine as an additive in food because it appears to be a major contributor to obesity and other health issues, such as dental caries in the general population.

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Caries risk: Australian schools ban Christmas candy canes Dec 24, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Caries risk: Australian schools ban Christmas candy canes

BURPENGARY, Australia: Students in Queensland, Australia, have been warned not to bring Christmas candy canes to school. The red-and-white sweet treats were banned from at least half a dozen Queensland schools in an attempt to avoid sugar highs. The Australian Dental Association also warns against the popular sweets that can have a significant negative impact on oral health.

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Number of Australian dental practitioners increases slightly Dec 15, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Number of Australian dental practitioners increases slightly

SYDNEY, Australia: The Dental Board of Australia recently released the country’s latest dental workforce statistics. The report shows that the number of registered dental practitioners rose only slightly in comparison to the 2013 figures. However, there has been a significant increase in oral health therapists.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2015. The “Smile for life” campaign included a wide range of awareness-raising ...

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International Dental Show 2015

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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Plans for multi-million dental clinic at University of Adelaide receive green light Dec 9, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Plans for multi-million dental clinic at University of Adelaide receive green light

ADELAIDE, Australia: Access to public dental care in South Australia still ranks among the lowest in the country. A new dental clinic to be established ...

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Programme improves oral health of Indigenous  children in Australia Dec 8, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Programme improves oral health of Indigenous children in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia: The oral health status of Indigenous children from the Northern Territory is improving, according to a new report released by the ...

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