University of Queensland PhD student Dr Arosha Weerakoon was recently awarded first prize in Universities Australia’s annual Pitch it Clever competition. The competition challenges early career researchers to communicate their research in layman’s terms via video. Weerakoon won with her work on prolonging the bond between restorative material and teeth. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, she spoke in more detail about her work and future plans.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: A group of histologists and dentists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have collaborated with Russian and Japanese colleagues and discovered cells that may be responsible for the formation of human dental tissue. The findings could provide a basis for the development of bioengineering techniques in dentistry aimed at growing new dental tissue.
SYDNEY, Australia: Among the issues arising for small dental practice owners is adhering to regulations that are more applicable to larger institutions such as hospitals. In what the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is calling a “significant advocacy win”, Standards Australia has accepted a proposal to develop a new standard for sterile reprocessing of reusable medical devices and surgical instruments.