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Singapore welcomes digital dentistry community Jul 26, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Singapore welcomes digital dentistry community

SINGAPORE: From 18 to 21 August, the fourth Asia-Pacific edition of the CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry International Conference will bring together leading experts in the field of digital dentistry at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Live webinar: New perspectives on the implant-abutment complex Jul 26, 2017 | News Americas

Live webinar: New perspectives on the implant-abutment complex

NEW YORK, USA: When completing the restoration of a single-tooth implant in the esthetic zone, many dentists may find it challenging to choose the appropriate ...

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Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, heart disease and other health issues  Jul 25, 2017 | News Americas

Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, heart disease and other health issues

WINNIPEG, Canada: Thought of by some as the perfect replacement for anyone looking to cut back on real sugars, while still getting that golden crispy kick, ...

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OSSTEM IMPLANT seeks to grow Japanese market share significantly Jul 25, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

OSSTEM IMPLANT seeks to grow Japanese market share significantly

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean dental implant manufacturer OSSTEM IMPLANT is aiming to increase its market share in Japan, OSSTEM Japan CEO Kim Hae-gon ...

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FOXI3 gene may be involved in human dental cusp formation Jul 24, 2017 | News Europe

FOXI3 gene may be involved in human dental cusp formation

JENA, Germany: German scientists studying the skulls and teeth of pedigreed hairless dogs from the collection of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena’s Phyletisches Museum have made a finding of possible relevance to human dentition. The study has furthered the understanding of the involvement of the FOXI3 gene in the development of teeth in hairless dogs, but potentially also in other mammals, including humans.

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Dental labour mobility still difficult in ASEAN countries Jul 24, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dental labour mobility still difficult in ASEAN countries

CEBU CITY, Philippines: Aiming to facilitate dental workforce mobility among member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for dental practitioners was signed by member economies in 2009. However, almost a decade later, the ASEAN community still seems far from realising the unhindered movement of skilled professionals.

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Austrian start-up aims to revolutionise toothbrushing routine Jul 21, 2017 | News Europe

Austrian start-up aims to revolutionise toothbrushing routine

VIENNA, Austria: Earlier this month, Austrian start-up Amabrush launched an automatic toothbrush on Kickstarter that brushes teeth in just 10 seconds. Amabrush, led by a number of biotechnology engineers and health care visionaries, seeks to revolutionise the toothbrushing routine by saving people time and money through providing them with an effective and easy-to-use device.

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Interview: “My aim is to restore patients’ well-being” Jul 21, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “My aim is to restore patients’ well-being”

With his experience in root coverage procedures, Dr Leandro Chambrone, who has a private practice in Brazil, is known for his expertise in clinical research and evidence-based dentistry. He completed his specialisation in periodontics and orthodontics, as well as a master’s and doctoral degree and postdoctoral fellowship in periodontics. In an interview with Dental Tribune Online at the 31st Spring Meeting of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), recently held in Milan in Italy, Chambrone ...

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Australia: National oral health study needs participants Jul 20, 2017 | News International

Australia: National oral health study needs participants

ADELAIDE, Australia: A nationwide study is currently seeking people in New South Wales and Victoria to participate in dental interviews and free dental examinations. The 2017–18 National Study of Adult Oral Health, the first of its kind in over a decade, aims to assess 15,000 Australians to determine the prevalence of oral disease in the adult population and how this is addressed by the existing types and sources of dental care.

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New CDT codes to help dentists better understand procedures Jul 20, 2017 | News Americas

New CDT codes to help dentists better understand procedures

CHICAGO, USA: According to some reports, the Current Dental Terminology (CDT) codes may not be readily understood by dentists and other professionals working in the dental industry. In collaboration with knowledgeable dental experts, the American Dental Association (ADA) has developed three new CDT guidelines, to help dentists better understand the procedures underlying the codes and how they should be reported.

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Professionalism in dentistry Jul 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Professionalism in dentistry

Professionalism has been defined as the conduct, aims or qualities that characterise or mark a profession or a professional person. Literature pertaining to health care suggests that professionalism is a competency that can be taught, developed, measured and assessed.[1] Nevertheless, it can be argued that professionalism extends beyond the scope of clinical knowledge and skills and is most certainly multifaceted.

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MIS releases new EZ-Base abutment Jul 19, 2017 | Business Europe

MIS releases new EZ-Base abutment

BAR LEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel: MIS Implants Technologies has announced the release of a new Ti-Base abutment that offers a solution for anterior screw-retained restorations. According to the implant manufacturer, restoration placement has never been simpler than with the EZ-Base system. The new abutment is designed for extreme angulation and offers safe handling within its screw channel.

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Alleged toothpaste poisoners face court Jul 19, 2017 | News Europe

Alleged toothpaste poisoners face court

DORTMUND, Germany: A trial against two alleged blackmailers has begun at the Dortmund regional court. The men are accused of having contaminated toothpastes and food products with a non-lethal pesticide in various German branches of discount supermarket chain Lidl. Previously, the company had received an e-mail in English demanding €5 million in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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Kickstarter campaign funds manufacturing of jaw anti-clenching device Jul 18, 2017 | News Americas

Kickstarter campaign funds manufacturing of jaw anti-clenching device

DENVER, USA: Entrepreneur Brock Predovich is working on a novel product that is supposed to relieve bruxism. Earlier this month, his Kickstarter campaign exceeded its $10,000 goal, which means that the device, BruxRelief, can now be manufactured.

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GC Chairman Makoto Nakao receives honorary doctorate Jul 18, 2017 | Business Europe

GC Chairman Makoto Nakao receives honorary doctorate

TURKU, Finland: In acknowledgement of the longstanding mutually beneficial relationship between Japanese dental manufacturer GC and the University of Turku in Finland, GC Chairman Makoto Nakao has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the university’s Faculty of Medicine.

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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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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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No link found between oral cleft surgery and cognitive impairment Jul 17, 2017 | News Europe

No link found between oral cleft surgery and cognitive impairment

ODENSE, Denmark/IOWA CITY, Iowa, USA: Researchers have suspected that early exposure to surgery and anaesthesia may be linked to cognitive impairment later in life. It has been thought that, due to the timing of oral cleft surgeries, which are typically performed at an extremely young age, children with an oral cleft often experience cognitive dysfunction and academic underachievement. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Iowa has suggested ...

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Ivoclar Vivadent acquires Swiss start-up Kapanu Jul 17, 2017 | Business Europe

Ivoclar Vivadent acquires Swiss start-up Kapanu

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: Ivoclar Vivadent, one of the world’s leading dental manufacturers, has acquired the Swiss start-up company Kapanu, specialised in custom software solutions for desktop, web and mobile applications. Both companies intend to work together on the development of innovative dental applications.

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FDI congress 2017: World Oral Health Forum to address periodontal health Jul 14, 2017 | News Europe

FDI congress 2017: World Oral Health Forum to address periodontal health

MADRID, Spain: From 29 August to 1 September, the FDI World Dental Federation is holding its Annual World Dental Congress (AWDC) in Madrid. For the sixth time, the organisation is hosting its World Oral Health Forum (WOHF) as part of the congress. With future initiatives in mind, this year’s forum will focus on periodontal health.

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Duration of breastfeeding may impact dental caries Jul 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Duration of breastfeeding may impact dental caries

ADELAIDE, Australia: A study conducted at the University of Adelaide has suggested that children who are breastfed for at least two years could be at a higher risk of dental caries. The researchers considered this finding against the children’s pattern of sugar intake from foods.

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Novel surgical procedure may help combat peri-implantitis Jul 13, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Novel surgical procedure may help combat peri-implantitis

SEOUL, South Korea: The most common cause of peri-implantitis is the formation of a biofilm on the implant surface. Thus, effectively decontaminating the affected surface is essential for avoiding implant failure. Researchers in South Korea have now tested a novel surgical procedure and shown promising results in combating this inflammation.

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New bioactive glass in composites could stop degradation of demineralised dentine Jul 13, 2017 | News Europe

New bioactive glass in composites could stop degradation of demineralised dentine

MONCADA, Spain: A great deal of research is focused on the development of novel restorative biomaterials with protective and remineralising properties ...

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ADA highlights risks of dental tourism Jul 13, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

ADA highlights risks of dental tourism

SYDNEY, Australia: With the cost of dental treatment presenting a significant barrier for many Australians, some may consider dental tourism—travelling ...

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