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Australian dentists prepare for 2015 congress in Brisbane Oct 22, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian dentists prepare for 2015 congress in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia: The Australian Dental Association has held the Australian Dental Congress in various capital cities of the country since 1907. The 36th congress will be held from 25 to 29 March 2015 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. In addition to the main scientific programme and exhibition, registrants will have the opportunity to attend a range of hands-on workshops and Lunch and Learn Sessions.

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New online learning programme for older Australians reports promising results Sep 16, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

New online learning programme for older Australians reports promising results

MELBOURNE, Australia: Older adults are a high-risk group for poor oral health. They are more prone to dental decay, periodontitis and oral cancer than ...

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Simple blood test could detect early signs of oral cancer Sep 2, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Simple blood test could detect early signs of oral cancer

SYDNEY, Australia: Although increasing numbers of oral cancer cases are being reported worldwide, there is currently no routine screening test available ...

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Health authorities voice concerns about oral health trends in Australia Aug 21, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Health authorities voice concerns about oral health trends in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia: According to the Oral Health and Dental Care in Australia: Key Facts and Figures Trends 2014 report, which was published at the beginning ...

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Cochrane reports no evidence for superior long-term success of dental implants Aug 12, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Cochrane reports no evidence for superior long-term success of dental implants

MELBOURNE, Australia/MANCHESTER, UK: Promising superior clinical outcomes, plenty of new dental implants are launched to markets each year. A report by researchers from the Cochrane Oral Health Group in Melbourne and Manchester has recently suggested that there may be no differences in terms of long-term success, regardless of the shape of the implant or the material used.

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Dental researchers issue warning about the dangers of acidic drinks Aug 8, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Dental researchers issue warning about the dangers of acidic drinks

ADELAIDE, Australia: For the first time, researchers at the University of Adelaide have been able to demonstrate that high-acidity drinks, such as soft drinks, fruit juice and sports drinks, can cause permanent damage to tooth enamel even within the first 30 seconds of acid attacks. Thus, the researchers warned parents, in particular, to avoid such drinks in their children’s diet.

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Australia to review fluoridation recommendations Aug 7, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australia to review fluoridation recommendations

CANBERRA, Australia: The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has called for submissions from the Australian public on evidence regarding the health effects of water fluoridation. The council is preparing a review of its current recommendations on the subject to ensure that its advice is based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Traces of lead in teeth shed light on individuals' origin Aug 5, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Traces of lead in teeth shed light on individuals' origin

SYDNEY, Australia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla., USA: Researchers from the US and Australia have discovered that trace amounts of lead in human teeth may allow for identification of the place of origin of an individual. For instance, they were able to distinguish Americans from Europeans based on the lead isotopes, the variants of lead, in their teeth. The scientists think that the findings may have important implications for forensic analysis.

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University of Adelaide to open new dental clinic Jul 29, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

University of Adelaide to open new dental clinic

ADELAIDE, Australia: In anticipation of National Dental Health Week, a community awareness campaign to educate Australians about the significance of maintaining good oral health, the University of Adelaide has announced that it will be opening its own dental clinic. The clinic will form part of the university’s dental school and primarily serve the local community. According to media reports, construction will cost about A$30 million.

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Majority of patients favour receiving rapid HIV testing during dental visits Jul 25, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Majority of patients favour receiving rapid HIV testing during dental visits

SYDNEY, Australia: Currently, 10 ̶ 20 per cent of people in Australia living with HIV are undiagnosed. The findings of a new study, however, raise hopes that this number and the further spread of the virus could be reduced by making rapid HIV testing widely available in dental settings. The study found that more than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to undergo such tests during dental appointments.

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IDS 2015

IDS 2015

Next year, the International Dental Show (IDS) is opening its doors to dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time. ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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BDIA Dental Showcase London

BDIA Dental Showcase London

The UK’s largest dental exhibition will open its doors at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre from 9 to 11 October. The event will ...

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Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty Jul 23, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

Australian Dental Industry Association advocates ratification of mercury treaty

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has recommended that the Australian government ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, ...

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New regulations pave way for in-home oral HIV testing Jul 9, 2014 | News Australia & New Zealand

New regulations pave way for in-home oral HIV testing

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government has removed restrictions preventing the manufacture and sale of HIV home self-tests. Thus, companies can ...

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