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Interview: “The pattern of decay is slowly changing” Nov 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “The pattern of decay is slowly changing”

In Australia, dental caries is the highest cause of preventable hospitalisations of children. In search of a potent anti-caries approach, Dental Health Services Victoria has announced that it is conducting a study on the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for the management of caries. In an interview with Dental Tribune Online, research project manager Dr Rana Yawary spoke about the benefits and drawbacks of the method and why she thinks SDF has the potential to increase treatment compliance and ...

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Western Australia to change restrictive CBCT ownership regulations for dentists Nov 16, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Western Australia to change restrictive CBCT ownership regulations for dentists

PERTH, Australia: CBCT imaging is changing the way dental practitioners can visualise the oral and maxillofacial complex, as well as teeth and the surrounding ...

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First issue of Dental Tribune Japan distributed at Tokyo Dental Show Nov 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

First issue of Dental Tribune Japan distributed at Tokyo Dental Show

TOKYO, Japan: Almost 20,000 visitors celebrated the latest in dentistry in Tokyo this past weekend. Held at Tokyo Big Sight, the city’s international ...

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Parrotfish tooth research may ring in new era of biomaterial development Nov 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Parrotfish tooth research may ring in new era of biomaterial development

SINGAPORE/BERKELEY, Calif., U.S.: The achievements of science are evolving constantly. However, there are many natural wonders that humanity has not been ...

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Interview: A preventative approach to infection control Nov 9, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: A preventative approach to infection control

Periodontist and implant specialist Dr Lisa Heitz-Mayfield is very busy indeed. In addition to maintaining a specialist periodontics practice in West Perth in Australia and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Oral Implants Research journal, Heitz-Mayfield holds several academic positions, including that of adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with her about the importance of preventative strategies and early diagnosis ...

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Texting for advice: New app enables medical consults round the clock Nov 8, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Texting for advice: New app enables medical consults round the clock

SINGAPORE: Tele-medicine and tele-health apps are increasingly emerging. Just last month, the MaNaDr app for mobiles was launched in Singapore. Through the app, which is accessible to patients in Singapore and Australia, users can tele-consult and schedule appointments with over 500 clinics and 600 general medical and dental practitioners and specialists in the two countries.

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China accelerates registration process for foreign drugs and medical devices Nov 2, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

China accelerates registration process for foreign drugs and medical devices

BEIJING, China: The Chinese State Council has announced its facilitation and expediting of the approval process for overseas pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers seeking to enter the Chinese market. The measures are part of efforts to lower research and development costs and reduce delays for new medical products entering the domestic market.

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Crown and go: Kiwi study investigates pioneering method to treat caries Oct 30, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Crown and go: Kiwi study investigates pioneering method to treat caries

WHANGANUI, New Zealand: Aiming to find a safer, more effective and faster treatment method to reduce the high prevalence of dental caries in children in New Zealand’s Whanganui district, a three-year study has set out to test an alternative method of treating caries, the Hall technique. The study has been underway since December 2015, and its provisional results have been promising, according to the lead researcher.

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Interview: Our knowledge can benefit and strengthen the dental community Oct 27, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: Our knowledge can benefit and strengthen the dental community

BEIJING, China: The 2017 World Dental Forum will be held on 30 and 31 October at the China World Trade Center in Beijing. The organiser, dental prosthesis provider Modern Dental Group, is expecting more than 800 dentists at the event, which will feature multiple lectures, panel-led discussions and events. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Edith Chan, Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of Modern Dental Group, to find out more about this year’s forum and what is in store.

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Continually growing: IDEM Singapore larger than ever in 2018 Oct 27, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Continually growing: IDEM Singapore larger than ever in 2018

SINGAPORE: With a line-up of various events in addition to its exhibition and main scientific conference, the tenth International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) Singapore will take place from 13 to 15 April 2018. Around 9,000 visitors representing at least 83 countries are expected to attend the conference and exhibition, which comprises 550 exhibitors. Hosted at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event will be held under the theme “Striving for clinical excellence”. ...

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Dentist awarded Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation Oct 25, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dentist awarded Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation

MELBOURNE, Australia: University of Melbourne molecular biologist Prof. Eric Reynolds has claimed the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation for his pioneering dental research. Thirty years ago, the then-young dental researcher discovered a protein in cow’s milk that repairs and strengthens teeth. Today, that protein, sold as RECALDENT, is used by millions of people every day in the form of chewing gum and professional applications by the dentist.

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Women dentists now outnumber their male counterparts in Australia Oct 25, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Women dentists now outnumber their male counterparts in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia: The latest figures out of Australia show that, for the first time in the island continent’s history, there are more women working in dentistry than men. With its flexible hours, creativity and good pay, many women are choosing the profession over medicine. The trend, however, might not be isolated.

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Sequencing of sea cucumber genome may help with tissue regeneration Oct 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Sequencing of sea cucumber genome may help with tissue regeneration

QINGDAO, China: Researchers at the Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new high-definition sequence of the sea cucumber’s genetic material, or genome. Owing to the sea cucumber’s capacity to regrow body parts and internal organs, knowledge of its genome could aid the understanding of regeneration and determine whether its regrowth capability can offer insights into tissue regeneration and other areas of human medicine.

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Dental anaesthesia: Legal loopholes put patient safety at risk Oct 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dental anaesthesia: Legal loopholes put patient safety at risk

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the medical body responsible for the teaching, training and licensing of specialist anaesthetists, has raised concerns about legal loopholes in the administration of local anaesthesia. Dentistry and cosmetic surgery are two fields that may be especially vulnerable to grey areas that can be exploited, putting patients at risk.

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Osteology Foundation: Shanghai hosts largest national symposium yet Oct 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Osteology Foundation: Shanghai hosts largest national symposium yet

SHANGHAI, China: Exceeding all expectations, the third National Osteology Symposium in China welcomed about 1,900 participants to Shanghai, making it the biggest national event in the foundation’s history. Also setting new standards for future congresses was the innovative stage design. The main platform was located in the centre of the hall and allowed speakers to address the surrounding audience at 360°.

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Newly created protein may be promising for anti-caries vaccine Oct 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Newly created protein may be promising for anti-caries vaccine

WUHAN, China: Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created a fusion protein (formed through the joining of genes that originally coded for separate proteins) that might be the key to developing a vaccine against dental caries. According to the research team, their second-generation fusion protein provides high protective efficacy against caries, but with lower side-effects than with previously created proteins.

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Study finds that dental caries are not genetic Sep 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Study finds that dental caries are not genetic

MELBOURNE, Australia: In the first large-scale study to look at the oral microbiome, researchers from Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) have determined that an individual’s genes are not associated with the presence of bacteria responsible for dental caries. Rather, this is more greatly influenced by environmental factors like diet and oral hygiene habits.

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First-ever robot-led dental surgery performed in China Sep 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

First-ever robot-led dental surgery performed in China

XI'AN, China: For the first time ever, a robot has independently placed two 3-D-printed implants into a patient’s mouth without human involvement. The successful procedure raises hopes of lessening Asia’s dentist shortage, especially prevalent in metropolises such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and of avoiding risks posed by poor-quality surgeries performed by unqualified dentists.

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Change and opportunity in the Indonesian health care sector Sep 22, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Change and opportunity in the Indonesian health care sector

Held just recently in September, the inaugural event of the Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Conference (IDEC) proved an all-round success. For many international exhibitors, the trade show presented an excellent opportunity to explore new business partnerships and gain a foothold in the country’s emerging medical and dental industry—a market that is expected to change significantly in the next several years. The following article takes a closer look at the Indonesian health care sector and its ...

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First IDEC impresses with strong international presence Sep 20, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

First IDEC impresses with strong international presence

JAKARTA, Indonesia: With 229 exhibiting brands and businesses and more than 4,000 visitors, the inaugural event of the Indonesia Dental Exhibition and Conference (IDEC) proved an all-round success. In addition to a high-quality scientific programme, the industry show especially was fruitful in presenting international companies with the unique opportunity to gain a foothold in the emerging Indonesian dental market.

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EAO 2017 Madrid

EAO 2017 Madrid

The the 26th annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration takes place in the Spanish capital from 5-7 October 2017.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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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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World Dental Congress 2021 to be held in Sydney Sep 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

World Dental Congress 2021 to be held in Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has announced that the FDI World Dental Congress will be held in Australia in September 2021. ...

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Interview: Dentists will be recognised as oral physicians in the future Sep 14, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: Dentists will be recognised as oral physicians in the future

Specialised in periodontology and oral implantology, Dr Rajiv Saini is an avid lecturer in both fields. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal ...

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