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MIS Global Conference opens in Barcelona May 28, 2016 | News Europe

MIS Global Conference opens in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain: On 26 May, the third Global Conference of Israeli dental implant manufacturer MIS Implants Technologies opened its doors to dental professionals from all over the world at the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB). Until Sunday, about 2,500 will be attending the event to learn more about the latest scientific research and developments in implant dentistry and MIS’s VCONCEPT and V3 implant in particular.

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Hong Kong: New website helps people choose best hospital for their needs May 27, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: New website helps people choose best hospital for their needs

HONG KONG: A new rating platform, HospitalAdvisor, aims to help people living in Hong Kong to make informed decisions about which hospital is right for ...

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The importance of brand and own reputation—from real daily life to the web May 27, 2016 | Clinical Practice Management

The importance of brand and own reputation—from real daily life to the web

We usually associate the term ‘brand’ with a product that has a unique, consistent and well-recognised character (i.e. Coca-Cola, BMW). These brands ...

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Abu Dhabi: Almost half of oral health costs due to periodontitis and caries May 26, 2016 | News Middle East & Africa

Abu Dhabi: Almost half of oral health costs due to periodontitis and caries

ABU DHABI, UAE: The Health Authority—Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulatory agency of the health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has reported that ...

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No evidence for link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis May 26, 2016 | News Nordic

No evidence for link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Various studies have suggested an association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis, two common diseases that share a number of risk factors, most notably smoking. However, a new study from Sweden has found no support for the hypothesis that the prevalence of RA is higher in patients with periodontitis and vice versa.

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Cartoon exhibition explores history of dentistry through humour May 25, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Cartoon exhibition explores history of dentistry through humour

MELBOURNE, Australia: In a new exhibition, It’s a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons, the University of Melbourne brings dental history to life with laughter. The extensive collection of illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia, with supporting commentary by leading dentists and scholars, shows visitors how images and perceptions of dentistry have penetrated popular culture for centuries.

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Aussie health organisations release new oral health and nutrition statement May 25, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Aussie health organisations release new oral health and nutrition statement

MELBOURNE, Australia: Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the country’s leading body for nutrition experts, have collaborated to compile a new position statement on oral health and nutrition. The joint statement, which was released last week at the DAA National Conference in Melbourne, emphasises the important role of dietitians in promoting oral health in their day-to-day work.

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Danish Consumer Council identifies toothpastes with problematic substances May 24, 2016 | News Nordic

Danish Consumer Council identifies toothpastes with problematic substances

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: From its evaluation of the ingredients of 32 toothpastes, the Danish Consumer Council has given a red rating to five toothpastes that contain triclosan and other suspected endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as well as certain parabens. Although there are no immediate health risks associated with using these toothpastes, at certain doses, substances such as triclosan can interfere with the hormone system and thereby result in a range of health issues.

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Smile analysis—Converting digital designs into the final smile Part II May 24, 2016 | Clinical Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile analysis—Converting digital designs into the final smile Part II

The fabrication of restorations has entered a new technological age, moving from 2-D to 3-D. Restoration design—whether it is a framework, full-mouth rehabilitation or allceramic—now can be completed on computer.[1] This article, the second in a two-part series (the first part of which appeared in the first issue of the Clinical Masters™magazine), addresses tooth anatomy, morphology and the various laboratory applications for digital design.

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Changes to Straumann Board of Directors and Compensation Committee May 24, 2016 | Business Europe

Changes to Straumann Board of Directors and Compensation Committee

BASEL, Switzerland: Dental implant specialist Straumann has announced that, owing to family illness, Stefan Meister has resigned from his position as a member of the board and Chairman of the Compensation Committee with immediate effect. The company further stated that Ulrich Looser is taking over from him as chairman.

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Tooth analysis finds crucial advantage of modern humans over Neanderthals May 23, 2016 | News Europe

Tooth analysis finds crucial advantage of modern humans over Neanderthals

TÜBINGEN, Germany: Examining fossilised molars through microwear texture analysis, an international team of researchers has been able to draw conclusions about the lives and dietary habits of Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic modern humans. Their findings shed new light on what might have led to the extinction of the Neanderthals.

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Expectant women in Taipei to receive more free tooth cleanings May 23, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

Expectant women in Taipei to receive more free tooth cleanings

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Starting this month, pregnant women in Taiwan are entitled to three free dental cleanings, the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) has announced. Owing to hormonal changes, pregnant women are at higher risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease, which can also affect foetal health.

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New sugar tax could save South Africa billions in health care costs, experts say May 20, 2016 | News South Africa

New sugar tax could save South Africa billions in health care costs, experts say

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Calculations by the University of the Witwatersrand suggest that South Africa’s sugar-sweetened beverages tax, which is underway and proposed for implementation in April 2017, could save the country R10 billion (€560 million) in expenditure related to treating Type 2 diabetes over the next 20 years. The fiscal initiative, which was introduced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his national budget speech in February, is an effort to help reduce excessive sugar intake ...

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

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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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This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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SIDEX closes with record attendance May 20, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

SIDEX closes with record attendance

SEOUL, South Korea: The Seoul Dental Association has released the final results of the 2016 Seoul International Dental Exhibition and Scientific Congress (SIDEX), which was held from 15 to 17 April at the Seoul Convention and Exhibition Center in South Korea. This year, the meeting attracted almost 15,000 dentists from all over the world, who had the opportunity to learn about the latest dental research and state-of-the-art products.

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The new source for all practice needs May 19, 2016 | News Europe

The new source for all practice needs

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental Tribune Group, the world’s leading dental publisher, has today announced the introduction of a new approach in dentistry. Officially launched during Expodental Meeting 2016, DDS WORLD is an innovative full-service platform for dentists, suppliers, laboratories and patients. It offers state-of-the-art practice management software, product listings and deals, news and research, educational opportunities, videos, and more. Registration is now available at www.dds.world.

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South Korea: Women with few teeth more likely to have metabolic syndrome May 19, 2016 | News Asia Pacific

South Korea: Women with few teeth more likely to have metabolic syndrome

SEOUL, South Korea: The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is a serious problem in both Western and Asian countries. As the group of co-occurring ...

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Lateral maxillary incisor implant—Key issues for esthetic success Part II May 19, 2016 | Implantology

Lateral maxillary incisor implant—Key issues for esthetic success Part II

Having discussed in the previous article (see editorial note), all of the preprosthetic stages for the replacement of a lateral maxillary incisor and having ...

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