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The importance of pretreatment dental assessments in cancer treatment

May 18, 2015

In Singapore, an average of 33 people are diagnosed with cancer daily and one in three die from some form of the disease eventually. While treatment for oral cancer, including tongue cancer, is associated with dentists (usually oral surgeons and oncologists working together), few realise that they also have an important role to play in the case of patients with other forms of cancer. These can include nose cancer (nasopharyngeal carcinoma), head and neck cancer, and even breast cancer.

Computerised dental trainers are coming closer to simulating actual teeth

July 31, 2013

The term “haptics” means “relating to the sense of touch”. Haptic perception strongly relies on the forces experienced during touch and movement. While touch is considered to be the earliest sense to develop after birth, it is the least understood sense compared with other sensory modalities such as sight and hearing.

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Silane coupling agents and surface conditioning in dentistry

September 12, 2012

In dental restorations, it is desirable to have durable and strong bonding between resin composite and dental restorative materials. Weak bonding at the interface can be dramatically enhanced with a coupling agent. An overview by Christie YK Lung, Hong Kong, and Jukka Pekka Matinlinna, Finland.

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