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Orthodontic treatment not associated with overall happiness, study finds

June 18, 2019 | News

ADELAIDE, Australia: Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has examined whether an orthodontic treatment has an impact on psychosocial outcomes. The study concluded that, contrary to popular belief, such therapy does not result in better psychosocial functioning later in life.

New Zealand government faces growing criticism over limited access to dental care

June 14, 2019 | News

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The University of Otago in New Zealand has recently reopened its multimillion-dollar dental school, the only one in the country. The announcement of its reopening coincided with a petition signed by thousands of people calling for more affordable dental care.

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New 3Shape Dental System 2019 software now available

June 7, 2019 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: 3Shape has announced the release of the 2019 version of its industry-leading design software for laboratories. The new and improved 3Shape Dental System 2019 includes significantly enhanced solutions for designing and producing dentures, splints and clear aligners, as well as improvements to core workflows.

Mandible helps to uncover history of civilisations in Tibet

June 6, 2019 | News

LANZHOU, China: The journey that Homo sapiens has embarked on is something that has enthralled modern scientists for many centuries. Now, as technology continually improves, more understanding is being gained and new discoveries are coming to the surface. Recently, researchers revealed that a sister group of Neanderthals, the Denisovans, occupied the Tibetan Plateau long before Homo sapiens arrived in the region. This discovery was made through the analysis of a 160,000-year-old hominin mandible.

CPAG calls for free dental care and healthcare for all youth

June 4, 2019 | News

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Early childhood dental caries is the most common chronic disease seen in children and a leading cause of hospital admissions for New Zealand children. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is attempting to tackle the issue by calling for free universal healthcare, including dentistry, prescriptions and specialist hearing and vision care, for all children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age.

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Food additive used in toothpaste and chewing gum may have negative impact on health

May 28, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Nanoparticles of the common food additive titanium dioxide (E171), which is found in more than 900 food products, including chewing gum, as well as in some medicines and toothpastes, may have a negative impact on human health, according to a recent study. The results of the study have prompted experts to call for better regulations and more discussion around the topic of food additives.

“Simply apply and dry, and you’re done”: CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS

May 27, 2019 | Advertorial | News

Combining ease of use and excellent viscosity, CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS is a stable and universal prosthetic primer designed for all restorations. By incorporating Kuraray Noritake Dental’s original MDP monomer and a silane monomer, it is able to provide an enhanced adhesive surface for ceramics, hybrid ceramics, composites and even metals. CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS is best used in conjunction with the adhesive resin cement PANAVIA V5 to ensure durable restorations.

ADA will continue its push for affordable dental care after Australian election

May 27, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: A few days after the Australian elections, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with the re-elected coalition government to improve Australia’s dental health and to implement the ADA’s Australian Dental Health Plan (ADHP).

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It is all about soft-tissue management

May 27, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Giovanni Zucchelli is professor at the University of Bologna in Italy and president elect of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration. He specialises in the treatment of complex periodontal and peri-implant cases and in the aesthetic rehabilitation of gingival tissue around natural teeth and implants, applying the avant-garde procedures he himself devised. Zucchelli also offers courses at his private practice in Bologna and speaks regularly at major international congresses. Furthermore, he is an active researcher and regularly gives presentations internationally. He has published several books focusing on periodontal plastic surgery. Zucchelli was one of the lecturers at the MASTERMINDS2 conference, organised by OMNIPRESS, which took place in Athens in Greece on 17 and 18 May.

Simple exercise found to improve oral function in the elderly

May 24, 2019 | News

SEOUL, South Korea: Older adults frequently experience decreased salivation and xerostomia, which may lead to oral soft-tissue disease, dental caries, periodontal disease and oral candidiasis. Although masticatory and swallowing functions are closely linked to overall health, nutritional status and quality of life, chemical agents used to treat dry mouth may cause side effects and often require a prescription. In a new study, researchers have improved oral function in the elderly by performing a simple oral stretching and exercise technique.

University of Otago chooses Dentsply Sirona’s Sinius treatment centres

May 23, 2019 | News

SALZBURG, Austria: The ambitious project of building up a dental training facility from scratch is nearing completion at the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry in New Zealand. In mid-March, so-called super-users began their training with 211 Sinius treatment centres that Dentsply Sirona installed at the university’s Dunedin campus at the end of 2018. For Dentsply Sirona, its collaboration with the university has seen the company remain engaged until the final stages by providing high-quality trainers from Germany and Australia.

Interview: “Innovation backed by science”

May 23, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dental Tribune International sat down at IDS 2019 with Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare Systems, to discuss the company’s latest innovations, its upcoming Global Symposium in Madrid, and what he sees as its future focus.

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Launca and Hyperlab announce strategic business cooperation

May 21, 2019 | Business

GUANGDONG, China/CURITIBA, Brazil: Launca Medical Device Technology has officially announced a business partnership with Hyperlab in Brazil for its digital intra-oral scanner.

Eating disorders—Oral health professionals have role in early identification

May 20, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Eating disorders and disordered eating together are estimated to affect over 16 per cent of the Australian population, according to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC). The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the NEDC have collaborated in order to spread awareness about eating disorders and their identification and assessment and to encourage referral among oral health professionals.

Review links protruding teeth to long-term oral health risks

May 20, 2019 | News

ADELAIDE, Australia: A new systematic review has reported that children with protruding primary or early permanent teeth have an increased chance of damaging them. However, the researchers affirmed that the oral health risks linked to protruding teeth can be significantly reduced without entailing prohibitive costs.

New research provides faster cheaper method to treat periodontitis

May 17, 2019 | News

SENDAI, Japan: Periodontitis affects many people and can have serious effects on oral health. In new research originating from Japan, scientists have developed a cell-based regenerative therapy approach. The proposed therapy design promises to address periodontitis without some of the shortcomings and limitations of regenerative therapies to date.

Fluoride reduces dental risk from minimal and extended breastfeeding, study says

May 17, 2019 | News

ADELAIDE, Australia: A recent study has examined the interaction between fluoridated water consumption and breastfeeding duration in relation to dental caries experience. The findings suggest that exposing children to fluoridated water may reduce the risk of dental caries.

Researchers find effective way to teach visually impaired children oral hygiene

May 15, 2019 | News

BELAGAVI, India: An adapted approach is required to train children with visual impairment in oral hygiene and to motivate them to care for their teeth regularly. Researchers at the KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research in Belagavi have tested different approaches to oral hygiene training and compared their effectiveness.

Australian elections bring oral health into focus

May 15, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: With the Australian elections only a few days away, many areas of societal concerns have been brought into focus, one of which is dental care. The Australian Labor Party has pledged millions to oral healthcare for low-income older Australians if elected. In response, Australian dentists have now called on all political parties to address the inequality in the country’s dental system by making access to dental care throughout the nation a right and not a privilege.

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Researchers recruit Pasifika adolescents for oral health study

May 13, 2019 | News

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The multicultural element of New Zealand society is something that brings with it many positives, but it can also create certain barriers for some groups. Among these many cultures, the Pacific Islanders make up a large proportion of the society, and in a new study, researchers from the University of Otago in Dunedin recruited Pasifika adolescents to interview groups of their peers about their understanding and experiences of oral healthcare and their attitudes towards it.

Australian Labor Party pledges billions to senior dental care

May 10, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: The standard of oral health in Australia is well below that in many parts of the Western world, with one report showing that 90 per cent of all Australians have experienced dental caries of some kind. On Saturday, 18 May, Australian voters will head to the booths to elect a government for the following four years and Bill Shorten, leader of the Labor Party, has announced that, if he wins, his party will invest A$2.4 billion in seniors’ dental care.

Study finds genetic make-up has little impact on oral health

May 9, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: The idea that oral health comes down to genetics can be a damaging one. According to authors of a recent study, which followed the oral health of twins from birth to age 6, there is no link, and the idea that there is can prevent people from changing their damaging oral health habits.

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Scientists draw inspiration from giant panda teeth

May 6, 2019 | News

SHENYANG/HEFEI/LANZHOU, China/BERKELEY, Calif., US: Tooth enamel protects teeth over the lifetime of an organism by providing a hard surface resistant to wear and tear and by withstanding impacts without breaking. According to researchers, the giant panda has particularly resistant tooth enamel, which can recover its structure and geometry to counteract the early stages of damage.

Study links frailty to poor oral health

May 1, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia/LONDON, UK: It is widely known that poor nutrition is a risk factor for frailty. Similarly, the link between nutrition and oral health status has been established in numerous studies. New research has bridged the gap between these two relationships, however, and found that poor oral health is independently associated with frailty.

New oral appliance could help manage sleep apnoea

May 1, 2019 | News

HIROSHIMA, Japan: Researchers have recently developed a novel treatment to improve the quality of sleep for patients who suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Using 3-D imaging of the airways with the patients supine to simulate sleeping conditions, the study confirmed that the treatment is effective at opening the airways and warrants further collaboration between dentists and doctors in the treatment of sleep apnoea.

Easy cementation with the KATANA Zirconia Block

April 27, 2019 | Advertorial | Business

In 1983, Kuraray introduced the patented MDP monomer in its PANAVIA EX cement. 35 years later, MDP monomer-based resin cements have been scientifically proven to provide the most favourable bond values when cementing zirconia. With the recent introduction of the all-ceramic KATANA Zirconia Block, cementation is still best achieved with the PANAVIA and CLEARFIL families of products.

Green light for XIVIA Xylitol dental health claims

April 26, 2019 | News

CHEONGJU, South Korea: South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has issued a re-approval of the health claim that consumers from 3 to 80 years old of the sweetener XIVIA Xylitol have a reduced risk of dental caries. The manufacturer, DuPont Nutrition & Health, is the first company in the country to receive such re-approval.

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State government bans advertising of junk food on publicly owned space

April 26, 2019 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: An unhealthy diet can be a contributing factor to poor oral and general health, and advertising plays a key role in this regard. Seeking to curb this, the Queensland government has announced a ban on the promotion of unhealthy food and drinks on the advertisement spaces it owns. The move is the first of its kind by an Australian state.

Scientists discover oral cancer biomarkers associated with patient survival

April 22, 2019

DUNEDIN, New Zealand/KOLKATA, India: In a recent study, researchers have discovered epigenetic markers that are markedly different in oral cancer tissue compared with the adjacent healthy tissue in patients. This study is one of the first to identify epigenetic markers in oral cancer. Identifying these markers could help detect early signs of cancer and significantly improve patient survival rates.

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

April 19, 2019 | News

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Socially disadvantaged adults in New Zealand cannot afford dental treatments, even if in great pain, resulting in dangerous do-it-yourself procedures. Consequently, various representatives of the health sector are calling for the government to take action.

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