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Dentists caught in ‘witch hunt’

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The Federal opposition has thrown its weight behind a campaign to publicise Medicare’s pursuit of dentists who have to repay benefits received under the...

New technique to regrow tissue lost to gum disease

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A membrane that helps periodontal tissue regenerate when implanted into the gums of rats has been developed by researchers in the US, who have...

Oral health a challenge for drug users—and for dentists

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Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, according to a recent University of...

EthOss®  to be sold in Australia

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EthOss®  Regeneration Ltd has announced the latest stage of its rapid global growth after receiving regulatory approval for its primary product to be sold in...

Chewing gum linked to migraines in teens


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A Tel Aviv University study has found that gum-chewing teenagers, and younger children as well, are giving themselves headaches. The findings, published in Pediatric...

ADIA backs Senate Committee 
recommendations on medical device regulation 




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A Senate Committee report that recommends an overhaul of regulations governing the importation of dental product has been endorsed by the Australian Dental Industry...

‘Smart bomb’ mouthwash may render caries a thing of the past

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A new mouthwash developed by a microbiologist at the UCLA School of Dentistry is highly successful in targeting the harmful Streptococcus mutans bacteria that...

US dentists block ‘midlevel dental providers’

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The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) has announced the publication of a series of papers that highlight curriculum guidelines for the training...

When my baby smiles at me…

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A government program to address dramatic oral health problems in Brazil has resulted in dramatic success, according to the President of the FDI World...

Filling trauma, new study finds fillings are rotting teeth

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The Journal of Dentistry has recently published a study revealing that fillings could do more harm than good, potentially damaging surrounding teeth. The researchers discovered...

The rort goes on …

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Human Services minister Tanya Plibersek announced legislative changes on the weekend that will help Medicare investigators to demand patient records when investigating suspected Medicare...

Dr David Penn sells stake in Southern Cross for $100m

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The Australian Financial Review newspaper is today reporting Sydney dentist and entrepreneur Dr David Penn has sold a majority stake in his business Southern...