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Interview: “This congress will be the perfect bridge” May 22, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “This congress will be the perfect bridge”

After the Hong Kong event in 2016, this year’s 39th Asia Pacific Dental Congress takes place only a ferry ride away in fascinating Macau. While there is certainly a great deal to see and do in Asia’s well-known gambling Mecca, the scientific programme is equally full of highlights. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with organising committee chairperson Dr Carlos Manuel Brito Augusto about specialties in focus and business opportunities in the region’s dental market.

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Planmeca showcases new technology in Belgrade May 22, 2017 | Business Europe

Planmeca showcases new technology in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia: Serbian dental supply company Plast-DENT recently teamed up with Planmeca to organise a digital solutions seminar in Belgrade. Held in ...

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Creating a five-star dental practice May 22, 2017 | Clinical Practice Management

Creating a five-star dental practice

Dentists are not only health care professionals but also health care professional service providers. The word “service” is important to remember because ...

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EAED Spring Meeting: Organisers announce live streaming of sessions  May 19, 2017 | News Europe

EAED Spring Meeting: Organisers announce live streaming of sessions

MILAN, Italy: While final preparations for this year’s Spring Meeting of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) are in full swing, the organisers ...

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Relationship between early orthodontic treatment and OH-related quality of life confirmed May 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Relationship between early orthodontic treatment and OH-related quality of life confirmed

SHEFFIELD, UK: In Western countries like the UK, between 10 and 20 per cent of adolescents undergo orthodontic measures in some form. A recent meta-analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Sheffield’s School of Clinical Dentistry has indicated that treatment in those younger years may have a measurable impact on a person’s oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL).

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Young Innovations acquires American Eagle May 19, 2017 | Business Americas

Young Innovations acquires American Eagle

ALGONQUIN, Ill., USA: Young Innovations, a manufacturer of dental equipment, recently announced that it has bought American Eagle Instruments. The acquisition of the dental hand instrument manufacturing company is part of Young Innovations’ push to develop its international presence and extend its product portfolio.

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Acupuncture: Probing its way into dentistry—Part II May 18, 2017 | Clinical General Dentistry

Acupuncture: Probing its way into dentistry—Part II

After a general introduction to acupuncture and its practical applications in contemporary dental practice, this second part of the article will discuss the use of the method in managing oral conditions such as xerostomia and its effect in reducing dental phobia and the gag reflex before illustrating the recent uptake of acupuncture in the mainstream health care sector in Singapore.

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Interview: The natural oral microbiome is not associated with oral disease May 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: The natural oral microbiome is not associated with oral disease

Dr Philip Marsh is Professor of Oral Microbiology at the University of Leeds in the UK. He has received national and international awards for his research in the field and is a regular conference speaker. At the ADC 2017 in Melbourne, he will be addressing the topics of dental biofilms and oral microbial ecology in three lectures. Ahead of the event, Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with him about the relationship between lifestyle factors and the microbial composition.

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One week diary with our X-Mind Trium 3D CBCT in practice May 17, 2017 | Implantology

One week diary with our X-Mind Trium 3D CBCT in practice

There is mounting evidence in the literature in regards to the diagnostic superiority of 3-D imaging versus 2-D. As a result, many clinicians today are using 3-D imaging either by referring their patients to a CBCT-scanning centre or having mobile units visiting them, and the only benefit of this method is that there is no initial capital outlay to buy the machine. In contrast, the benefits of having your own in-house CBCT machine are many, including the total convenience of an on-demand service ...

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ADC 2017: All about education May 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

ADC 2017: All about education

MELBOURNE, Australia: From 17 to 21 May, the 37th Australian Dental Congress (ADC) is bringing together over 4,000 dental practitioners at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Established in 1907 and organised by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the event is set to be the biggest ever this year.

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DAMA: New dental aesthetics meeting to be introduced in Singapore May 16, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

DAMA: New dental aesthetics meeting to be introduced in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The Aesthetic Dentistry Society Singapore (ADSS) has announced the launch of a new event focused on the discipline for the Asia-Pacific region. Making its debut in autumn 2018, the Dental Aesthetics Meeting in Asia (DAMA) will be held on 28 and 29 September and feature a conference with papers by leading international practitioners and researchers, as well as an industry exhibition.

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Interview: “This year’s congress is not limited by a theme” May 15, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “This year’s congress is not limited by a theme”

Providing three and a half days of presentations and over 100 speakers, this year’s edition of the ADC will be the largest continuing professional development (CPD) event for dental practitioners in Australia in 2017. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Gordon Burt about highlights and new additions to the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) flagship event, such as the “whole of practice” sessions and the new congress app—and coffee, which he believes is one of the best things Melbourne ...

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Stronger together: Brazilian association supports local dental manufacturers May 15, 2017 | News Europe

Stronger together: Brazilian association supports local dental manufacturers

COLOGNE, Germany: With around 2,300 exhibitors and 155,000 visitors, the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne once again proved its importance as a platform for companies to introduce their products, promote their brand and network with other manufacturers and dental professionals from all over the world. Supported by ABIMO, the Brazilian Medical and Dental Devices Manufacturers Association, and Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, a number of companies from the ...

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Interview: “Healthy gingivae make our lives better” May 12, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “Healthy gingivae make our lives better”

A campaign launched by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the inaugural European Gum Health Day is being held today, 12 May. With the slogan of “Fighting periodontal disease together”, the initiative aims to promote a cooperative approach between dentists and patients towards maintaining gingival health. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Prof. Filippo Graziani, member of the EFP’s executive committee, about some of the events planned and the overall purpose.

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Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings May 12, 2017 | News Americas

Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings

CHICAGO, USA: According to a new study, a natural compound found in grape seed extract, which has been shown to have several health benefits, could be used to strengthen dentin and increase the life of resin fillings. The findings could lead to the development of a natural adhesive material that helps reinforce the bond between the tooth and the filling, hence prolonging the life of the restoration and minimizing dental tissue and tooth loss.

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Concerns regarding filling materials owing to high incidence of caries in India May 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Concerns regarding filling materials owing to high incidence of caries in India

NEW DELHI, India: The World Health Organization (WHO) considers mercury as one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern. Mercury is used in various industries, dentistry being one of the largest. Dental amalgam alloys are 50 per cent mercury, posing a threat to human health and the environment. The material is often used in poorer countries, such as India, since it is considered to be cheaper than alternatives. A recent study has found that the prevalence of dental caries in schoolchildren ...

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Indian walnut fruit beneficial in preventing periodontitis May 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Indian walnut fruit beneficial in preventing periodontitis

SEOUL, South Korea: Ethanol extracts of the fruit of the Terminalia chebula tree, commonly known as Indian walnut, may be an effective means to prevent oral inflammation and bone resorption, new findings of a South Korean study have suggested.

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show took place from 21 ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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First FDI African Regional Dental Congress welcomes 800 participants May 10, 2017 | News Middle East & Africa

First FDI African Regional Dental Congress welcomes 800 participants

MARRAKESH, Morocco: Oral health professionals and scientists from Africa and around the world recently met in Marrakesh to attend the first FDI African Regional Dental Congress, hosted by the Association Marocaine de Prévention Bucco-Dentaire, the Moroccan association for oral health prevention. Under the theme “Leading Africa towards optimal oral health”, the event featured a distinguished array of speakers and a rich scientific programme.

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US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid May 10, 2017 | News Americas

US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid

ASHBURN, Va., USA: After a development phase of two years, a startup company has launched Flossy Brush, a new 2-in-1 dental cleaning tool that combines a manual toothbrush on one end and a flossing aid on the other. Owing to its double functionality, the manufacturer claims that it removes significantly more plaque than a regular manual brush does. It is currently the only product of its kind available on the market.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service receives funding boost May 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Royal Flying Doctor Service receives funding boost

CAIRNS, Australia: The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) has long provided much-needed medical assistance to many of the expansive country’s most remote communities. Dr David Gillespie, Assistant Minister for Health, has announced that the Australian federal government will commit A$11 million in funding to the not-for-profit organisation so that it can continue to offer dental services to these regions.

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Taiwan: New cost-effective blue laser intra-oral scanning technology introduced May 9, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Taiwan: New cost-effective blue laser intra-oral scanning technology introduced

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan’s Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) has introduced a new blue laser line intra-oral scanning technology. According to the developers, the device is built with mostly Taiwanese electronic components and will be significantly cheaper than similar scanning devices from international competitors.

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Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize May 8, 2017 | News Americas

Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize

LOS ANGELES, USA: A startup that is developing an inventive type of orthodontic appliance has recently been awarded first prize in a business plan competition ...

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DNA from dental calculus shows Neanderthal used natural analgesics May 5, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

DNA from dental calculus shows Neanderthal used natural analgesics

ADELAIDE, Australia/LIVERPOOL, UK: Ancient DNA in the calcified dental plaque of Neanderthals—the nearest extinct relative to humans—has provided new ...

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