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How to change the way South African dental professionals look at prevention Aug 22, 2016 | News South Africa

How to change the way South African dental professionals look at prevention

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Elna van der Ham does not look like she will be celebrating 40 years as a professional dental hygienist next year. She is a prime example of passion for work keeping one young. A native South African, she is committed to her work as a dental hygienist at an implant clinic in Cape Town. In a country divided by income and personal wealth inequality, she aspires to educate all of her patients on how to maintain good oral health in the future before possibly retiring ...

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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 ...

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Frequent dental visits lead to happier life Jan 8, 2016 | News South Africa

Frequent dental visits lead to happier life

PRETORIA, South Africa: Subjective well-being increases with the frequency of dental visits regardless of socio-economic status, South African researchers ...

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Professor FA De Wet awarded the 2014 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Service Award Jul 8, 2014 | News South Africa

Professor FA De Wet awarded the 2014 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Service Award

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) has recently bestowed the highly prestigious 2014 IADR Distinguished Service Award on Professor ...

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Sirona Dental donation gives LIV orphans a reason to smile Jul 1, 2014 | News South Africa

Sirona Dental donation gives LIV orphans a reason to smile

KWA-ZULU NATAL, RSA: Lungisisa Ndlela Village (LIV), a NPO that provides holistic residential foster cluster care for orphaned and vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa, creates family environments where children receive a sense of belonging, education, nurturing, and physical care. When Sirona Dental Systems SA heard of LIV’s plans to open a health care centre dedicated to looking after these children, the company donated dental equipment to the value of nearly R100 000 to improve the ...

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Dental Wellness Trust calls for volunteers Jun 4, 2014 | News South Africa

Dental Wellness Trust calls for volunteers

LONDON, UK/CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: Attendants of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) general session and exhibition to be held in Cape Town from 25 to 28 June are invited to join a charity initiative that provides dental care to children in need. On 24 June, participants will visit the township of Khayelitsha to perform essential preventive and primary dental procedures.

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Interview: Dentistry working with the internet and technology Feb 7, 2014 | News South Africa

Interview: Dentistry working with the internet and technology

Dr Barry Freydberg, is a renowned expert on the internet, cloud technology, and digital dental technology, whose presentations have received critical acclaim at conferences in the United States of America and Europe. He will be presenting a talk on this subject at IDEM Singapore 2014. Dr Freydberg will cover a variety of topics including how to optimise a practice’s use of technology and the internet, eliminating paperwork, taking practice management to the Cloud, and using Facebook as a marketing ...

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Glass-ionomer teeth fillings are not inferior to silver amalgam ones, a new study shows Jan 23, 2014 | News South Africa

Glass-ionomer teeth fillings are not inferior to silver amalgam ones, a new study shows

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: New findings by researchers from the SYSTEM Initiative based in Wits University’s Department of Community Dentistry/Faculty of Health Sciences indicate that there is no evidence that high viscosity glass-ionomers are inferior to silver amalgams.This has challenged the supremacy of silver amalgams in dentistry and the widely held believe that these amalgams make better and more lasting tooth fillings than high viscosity glass-ionomers.

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SADA launches D-CALC Practice Management Tool for dental professionals Dec 12, 2013 | News South Africa

SADA launches D-CALC Practice Management Tool for dental professionals

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Maretha Smit, Chief Executive of the South African Dental Association (SADA) launched the new D-CALC Practice Management Tool on the 11th of December 2013 via webinar. The primary aim of D-CALC is to provide South African dental professionals a tool with which to boost the sustainability and profitability of their dental practices. The tool has been developed in partnership with the Professional Provident Society (PPS) of South Africa.

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The University of Pretoria School of Dentistry recognised by the ITI Jul 29, 2013 | News South Africa

The University of Pretoria School of Dentistry recognised by the ITI

PRETORIA, South Africa: The recognition of the University of Pretoria (UP) School of Dentistry as both an ITI Centre of Excellence and ITI Scholarship Centre is a prestigious achievement for the institution. UP becomes the 10th ITI Centre of Excellence and the 21st ITI Scholarship Centre in the world, with the announcement which was made at the ITI AGM in Bern, Switzerland in April this year.  

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EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

EAO Annual Scientific Meeting 2016

The European Association for Osseointegration will be holding its annual scientific meeting in Paris in France from 29 September to 1 October this year. ...

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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 will take place from ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

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

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Prosthodontic department at University of Limpopo rewards academic excellence Jun 3, 2013 | News South Africa

Prosthodontic department at University of Limpopo rewards academic excellence

PRETORIA, South Africa: A new initiative by the Prosthodontic Department at the University of Limpopo sees 2nd year students awarded for their hard effort ...

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Local celebrity wishes Dental Tribune South Africa all the best May 30, 2013 | News South Africa

Local celebrity wishes Dental Tribune South Africa all the best

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Local celebrity Marc Lottering gave his well wishes to the new Dental Tribune South Africa which will be launched next month ...

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