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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 of this week, oral health and dental care overall have improved in Australia over the past decades. However, the report also suggests that some positive trends in this area have either plateaued or begun to move in a negative direction.

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Ultradent holds 2014 annual summit Aug 21, 2014 | Business Americas

Ultradent holds 2014 annual summit

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, USA: Dental company Ultradent Products recently held the 2014 Ultradent Summit on Aug. 1 and 2. The continuing education event featured ...

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Ebola outbreak prevents health care charity from sailing to Africa Aug 20, 2014 | News Europe

Ebola outbreak prevents health care charity from sailing to Africa

TENERIFE, Spain: Mercy Ships is an international Christian charity that provides free medical care, including dental treatment, in the developing world ...

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World champion misses competition owing to infected tooth Aug 20, 2014 | News United Kingdom

World champion misses competition owing to infected tooth

LONDON, UK: In an interview with the BBC, the UK public broadcasting corporation, British distance runner Mohamed “Mo” Farah, CBE, has disclosed that ...

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Mediterranean diet may help prevent oral cancer Aug 19, 2014 | News Europe

Mediterranean diet may help prevent oral cancer

MILAN, Italy: A Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lower risk of a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, as well as breast and colorectal cancers. Now, researchers have discovered that diet may play a crucial role in the development of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer. They found that patients with a diet involving more Mediterranean foods had a significantly lower risk of developing this particular type of cancer.

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Dürr Dental  receives social responsibility award Aug 19, 2014 | Business Europe

Dürr Dental receives social responsibility award

BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN, Germany: Every year, German news channel n-tv honours medium-sized German enterprises with its Hidden Champion award. This year, dental medical company Dürr Dental beat its competitors in the Social Responsibility category for its outstanding commitment to national and international projects.

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The Chinese dental market: Challenging but poised for growth Aug 18, 2014 | Editorial

The Chinese dental market: Challenging but poised for growth

With its long history, rich culture and large population, China has been the focus of attention for centuries. Particularly its rapid economic growth in the last two decades has triggered increasing interest from Western businesses, who have sought to participate in this vast market. After having experienced all the highs in the initial days, as well as the disappointing lows as China’s realities set in, many have found themselves wondering whether the Chinese market is still as attractive as it ...

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Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health Aug 18, 2014 | News Americas

Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health

TERESINA, Brazil/ BORDEAUX, France: A new study has provided evidence that oral health deteriorates during hospital stays even after a short period. The researchers discovered a significant increase in periodontal disease and levels of dental plaque in patients who were hospitalized for two weeks. The findings indicate that oral health is largely overlooked in hospitals.

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CAD/CAM conference to take place in Dubai Aug 15, 2014 | Business Middle East & Africa

CAD/CAM conference to take place in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: Together with the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices, dental manufacturer Sirona will be holding the first CEREC Desert Fest in Dubai on 12 and 13 September. The conference will appeal to dentists and dental technicians interested in the latest innovations in digital dentistry and to users of CEREC, the company’s CAD/CAM system, in particular.

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The Ebola virus epidemic: A concern for dentistry? Aug 15, 2014 | Editorial

The Ebola virus epidemic: A concern for dentistry?

Twenty-two years ago, a seminal report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the US, titled “Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States”, warned of the dangers of so-called newly emerging and re-emerging diseases. The concept of “emerging infectious diseases”, introduced then by the IOM is now well entrenched, and to our chagrin we have witnessed many such diseases over the last two decades. These include variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease/bovine spongiform encephalopathy, ...

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FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

FDI 2014 Annual World Dental Congress

This year, the Indian Dental Association will be hosting the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Greater Noida, NCR New Delhi, India. More than 10,000 ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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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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Straumann acquires 12 percent of RODO Medical Aug 15, 2014 | Business Americas

Straumann acquires 12 percent of RODO Medical

SUNNYVALE, Calif., USA/ BASEL, Switzerland: Global dental implant manufacturer Straumann has announced that it has purchased about 12 percent of RODO Medical's ...

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Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing Aug 14, 2014 | News United Kingdom

Study finds highly inconsistent recommendations on toothbrushing

LONDON, UK: A comparison of advice on toothbrushing for adults and children given by dental companies, textbooks and dental associations has found that ...

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