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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.

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.

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.

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.

Mercury-free Philippines—One dentist is making a difference

April 12, 2019 | News

QUEZON CITY, Philippines: The Philippines Chapter of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology was founded by Dr Lillian Lasaten-Ebuen in 2009. Since then, Lasaten-Ebuen has been working to promote mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry throughout the Philippines and was an active participant in the negotiations for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a United Nations treaty signed in 2013. This participation allowed her the platform to implement various programmes and partnerships, both governmental and non-governmental, for raising awareness of this critical issue.

Interview: Why is implant dentistry expanding so fast in China?

April 11, 2019 | Interviews

Dental implant workflow is taking over in Hong Kong, but Hong Kong isn’t alone. The growth of implant dentistry is happening across every region in China. We sat down for a chat with Dr Yi Man from one of the largest dental hospital clinics in Chengdu, the world-renowned Dr Lyndon Cooper, head of the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the US, and Claire Li, clinical and scientific manager at Dentsply Sirona Implants in China. Here’s what they had to tell us about the growth and advancement of implant dentistry in China.

Australian government continues to support child dental care scheme

April 9, 2019 | News

CANBERRA, Australia: The Australian government has recently announced it will be committing A$1 billion to ensure the sustainability of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) for the next few years. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) congratulated the government on its decision, which includes a commitment to public sector access to the CDBS.

Dentists continue their push for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

April 4, 2019 | News

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: The results of a recently published study have indicated that the introduction of a tax on sugar-laden beverages could reduce the consumption of such beverages by up to 50 per cent within only three years. The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has therefore called on government bodies once again to implement a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax, as excessive consumption of sugary drinks is one of the main causes of dental caries, among other health problems.

Interview: “Our way of preventing oral disease is by remineralising the tooth’s surface”

March 29, 2019 | Business | Interviews | News

Our teeth are constantly exposed to mechanical and chemical wear, and with age, our oral immune system becomes less effective at fighting pathogenic bacteria. Needless to say, the resulting enamel loss and gingival recession lead to sensitivity, and the teeth lose their natural colour. Approaching dentistry with the mind of a chemist, owner of Andjana Dr Andreas Teichmann is the inventor of Dentcoat, an ingenious prophylactic technology that remineralises the teeth, protects them against biofilm build-up and helps to prevent periodontitis.

Think-tank unveils proposal for a universal dental care scheme

March 27, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: Poor oral health is something many Australians are dealing with every day. Limited access to dental care services, increase in treatment costs and lack of education regarding oral health care are just some of the reasons. Something that may well help change the current status quo, however, is the restructuring of the oral health care system. Less than a week after the Australian Greens unveiled a proposed Medicare-funded dental care programme, the Grattan Institute has released its proposal for a universal dental care scheme.

Poll reveals dentists have lost faith in the Dental Board of Australia

March 27, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: The role health professionals play in society is a key one, so too is the role of the regulator. Recently, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) issued a report card on the performance of the professional regulator for dental practitioners—the Dental Board of Australia—which shows it is failing in its role of protecting the public.

Kuraray Noritake impresses at IDS 2019

March 14, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Having entered the commercial dental market over 40 years ago with the CLEARFIL BOND SYSTEM F, Kuraray Noritake Dental has an established history of providing products of high value. The company took the opportunity at IDS 2019 to demonstrate just how far it has come in that time by highlighting its range of KATANA Zirconia and dental cements.

Interview: “We definitely passed a tipping point for 3-D printers”

March 13, 2019 | Interviews

Powered by 3D Systems’ proprietary Figure 4 technology, the NextDent 5100 is a high-speed dental 3-D printer designed to save time for both patient and practitioner. Dental Tribune International spoke with Rik Jacobs, dental vice president and general manager at 3D Systems; Sebastiaan Cornelissen, CEO of Cordent and Core3dcentres; and Dr Michael Scherer, an American prosthodontist, about the NextDent 5100 and future trends in dentistry.

A game-changer: RAYSCAN Studio, a five-in-one CBCT imaging solution

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past decade, there have been tremendous efforts in the dental industry to move towards digital dentistry. Now, the era of digital dentistry has finally arrived. New technologies have been introduced to dental clinics and laboratories, and many digital products are now on the market. However, using this digital technology still requires a significant amount of financial investment, as different digital products need to be purchased. Moreover, there can still be difficulties in effectively and efficiently utilising these digital products, even after training courses and practice. For this reason, Ray presents RAYSCAN Studio, a simplified digital solution.

Interview: “We intend to ultimately develop a daily use oral care product with a natural substance”

March 6, 2019 | News

The fight against dental caries has produced a number of innovative ways in which patients can protect and improve their oral health. After much interest in a recently published article on a study into the potential use of berry extract to combat decay-causing bacteria, Dental Tribune International spoke with lead researcher Dr Nebu Philip, from the University of Queensland in Australia, to discuss this new discovery in more detail.

New study investigates dental anxiety in children

March 5, 2019 | News

MANGALORE, India: A key reason behind people not attending regular oral health check-ups can be anxiety stemming from their first experience in a dental setting as a child. In a recent study, researchers from India investigated whether there is an association between the temperament characteristics of children 3–5 years old, dental anxiety, and their dental behaviour. Results were gathered over three check-ups, with the aim of determining the effectiveness of behaviour management techniques such as tell-show-do and live modelling.

AOSC 2019 increases attendance by 20 per cent

February 28, 2019 | News

SINGAPORE: Recently the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC), organised by the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), took place at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. With an abundance of relevant information and an increase in attendees over the previous year, organisers of the event believe it reaffirms the show’s position as the must-attend orthodontic event in the Asia Pacific region.

Researchers present prototype of interactive device that can be worn in the mouth

February 27, 2019 | News

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Scientists in New Zealand have developed ChewIt, a novel user-configurable interface device worn in the mouth. The prototype, which is no larger than a piece of chewing gum, may soon allow people to answer their phones by simply biting on the soft ChewIt casing.

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