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Australian Hygienist wins International Award

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Sarah Holslag, a hygienist from Victoria has won Dental Protection's international Premier Award. Sara beat off competition from across the globe in the dental...

New year’s renewal

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The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is reminding many health practitioners to renew their registration by the end of January or risk losing...

From teeth to bowels

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Chicago researchers have found that people who brush and floss a lot may be more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease. Their study appears...

US Dental Association applauds fluoride decision

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The American Dental Association (ADA) has commended the Federal agencies responsible for public health and safety for recalibrating the ratio of fluoride to water...

Less root needed for successful implants

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A new study in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology has found that the crown-to-root ratio is not as important to...

Infant food may offer too much fluoride

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Commonly-consumed infant fruit juices contain fluoride, some at levels higher than recommended for public water supplies which can damage teeth, according to research to...

Healthy Gums, Healthy Lung

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A new study published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive...

Dental Corp gets $100m Christmas present

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Just before Christmas, Dental Corporation Holdings Limited announced a strategic partnership with Singapore based Fortis Global Healthcare Holdings Pte Ltd. Fortis Global Healthcare will...

New scientific assessments and actions on fluoride

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced changes to their recommendations about levels...

New device to remove dental drill noise

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An innovative device which cancels out the noise of the dental drill could spell the end of people's anxiety about trips to the dentist,...

FDA flip flops on amalgam

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Although it's been about 18 months since they last proclaimed it safe, this week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been hearing...

Dental Board tackles Botox and Bleaching

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This week the Dental Board of Australia issued two new interim policies, regarding use of Botox and teeth whitening or bleaching. Whilst advising that...