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New Zealand’s dental system causing a childhood oral health crisis, experts say

OTAGO, New Zealand: Dental care in New Zealand is among the most expensive in the world, leading many residents to delay dental check-ups or avoid them ...

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COVID-19: How are Australian and New Zealand dentists faring?

SYDNEY, Australia: Though Australia and New Zealand have, thus far, been able to avoid the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, both nations’ economies have ...

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Australian and New Zealand dental associations provide guidance on minimising COVID-19

SYDNEY, Australia: Though their geographic distance from Europe and Asia has proved to be somewhat of an advantage in controlling SARS-CoV-2, both Australia...

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Study finds the use of amalgam in NZ is rapidly decreasing

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: A new study by researchers at the University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry in Dunedin has shown that the use of mercury in dental ...

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Free dental clinic makes positive impact throughout community

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Many of the issues around oral health in New Zealand are related to the cost of care. People at the lower end of the socio-economic ...

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Coca-Cola criticised by NZDA for culturally appropriating Maori language in new marketing ploy

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: New Zealand has an oral health problem. Expense is one of the main factors that prevent people from visiting the dentist, and this ...

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University of Otago chooses Dentsply Sirona's Sinius treatment centres

SALZBURG, Austria: The ambitious project of building up a dental training facility from scratch is nearing completion at the University of Otago’s Faculty...

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Researchers recruit Pasifika adolescents for oral health study

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The multicultural element of New Zealand society is something that brings with it many positives, but it can also create certain ...

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Lower socio-economic groups in New Zealand cannot afford urgently needed dental procedures

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Socially disadvantaged adults in New Zealand cannot afford dental treatments, even if in great pain, resulting in dangerous ...

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NZ government considers better labelling of sugary drinks

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: The current state of the oral health of some New Zealanders has been likened to that of developing countries. With many contributing ...

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University of Otago receives NZ$10 million to aid construction of new dental clinic

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: As reported by Dental Tribune in September, the University of Otago announced that it would be building a dental teaching facility and...

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Recent study suggests sugar tax is needed in New Zealand

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The debate around sugar and its ill effects on society and how to address this have taken many forms, one of the main measures being ...

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Dentist starts petition asking for better dental care in New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand: The horrific state in which many New Zealanders find their teeth has been likened, by some professionals, to those from developing ...

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New Zealand children miss annual dental check-ups

MANAWATŪ, New Zealand: Frequent dental check-ups are important to maintain good oral health. However, in the Manawatū district on the North Island of New ...

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Impaired cognitive function is a risk indicator for dental caries

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: There is higher prevalence of cognitive and physical impairments among older people that can adversely affect their oral self-care and...

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Dental tourism negatively impacts New Zealand’s health care system

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Overseas travel for dental treatment is said to be the most prevalent form of medical tourism. Up until now, medical tourism has been ...

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Is free dental care an option for all New Zealanders?

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: The beauty of New Zealand’s natural landscapes and the beauty of its population’s oral health are vastly different. According to ...

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Water fluoridation receives generous funding in NZ budget

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The dental well-being of New Zealand’s population has just been given a boost. Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced ...

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