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Funding Boost Helps To Reduce Dental Waiting Lists In Canberra

Funding Boost Helps To Reduce Dental Waiting Lists In Canberra

A cash injection for dental services has helped to reduce waiting lists in the Australian Capital Territory. The federal and state governments confirmed that increased funding has helped to reduce waiting lists in the area; the Australian Capital Territory received $5.5 million after becoming the first region to sign up to a new Commonwealth dental […]


Japanese Women Spending Hundred On Cosmetic Work To Create Fanged Teeth

Japanese Women Spending Hundred On Cosmetic Work To Create Fanged Teeth

Women in Japan are spending hundreds of pounds on cosmetic dental work to create fanged teeth, it has been revealed. The trend, which is known as Yaeba, is supposedly popular with men because women look childlike when they have small fang-shaped teeth; the procedure is particularly popular in Tokyo and involves adding a small permanent […]


Free Dental Clinic Attracts Crowds The Day Before It Opens In America

Free Dental Clinic Attracts Crowds The Day Before It Opens In America

People have started queuing for a free dental clinic the day before it opens; the Mission of Mercy clinic in Lawton has already attracted huge crowds, despite the fact that it will not open until Friday morning. The clinic, which will take place at the Great Plains Coliseum, opens to patients at 5am on Friday […]


New Dental Training Programme Will Improve Access In Rural Areas

New Dental Training Programme Will Improve Access In Rural Areas

A new dental training programme will improve access to dental care in rural areas in Australia. Health minister Tanya Plibersek said that the new $88.3 million graduate training programme will increase access to dental services in remote areas of the country. The federal training programme will place 46 graduate dentists at public dental clinics across […]


Ministry Of Health Announces Plans For 6 New Dental Clinics In Saudi Arabia

Ministry Of Health Announces Plans For 6 New Dental Clinics In Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced plans to open six new dental clinics in the kingdom. The MOH made the announcement on Saturday, confirming proposals to build six new specialist dental centres at a cost of SR460 million. Funding will be made available as part of the ministry’s health budget this year. […]


Australian Dental Association Admits To Dentist Shortage In Rural Area’s

Australian Dental Association Admits To Dentist Shortage In Rural Area’s

 The Australian Dental Association has admitted there is a shortage of dentists in the rural areas of New South Wales, despite the fact that the number of graduates has increased over the last decade. President of the association, Dr Karin Alexander, said there is a common misconception that an increase in the number of dentists […]


Dental Scheme Cuts Biting In Australia

Dental Scheme Cuts Biting In Australia

The cessation of the Chronic Dental Disease Scheme is already biting in Australia. The scheme, which provided dental cover for people suffering from chronic health conditions, was axed at the beginning of December as part of an overhaul of the state dental system. Previously, people who were diagnosed with long-term illnesses were entitled to cover […]


Fake Braces Warning Issued In Asia

Fake Braces Warning Issued In Asia

Health experts have warned young people in Indonesia,Thailand and China against wearing fake fashion braces; the braces, which retail for around $100, have become a fashion trend among teenagers, but experts believe that they are very dangerous and should be banned. The fake braces have become a trend due to the high cost of orthodontics; […]


Bupa Seals Dental Corporation Deal

Bupa Seals Dental Corporation Deal

Bupa has confirmed the acquisition of Australia and New Zealand’s largest dental chain, Dental Corporation. Bupa has sealed a deal to buy all shares in the company for a sum of more than £244 million. Dental Corporation runs more than 190 clinics in Australia and New Zealand and employs more than 560 dentists. Bupa will […]


New School Dental Clinics To Open In Waitemata

New School Dental Clinics To Open In Waitemata

Three new school dental clinics are set to open in Waitemata this month; schoolchildren in the area, which covers northern and western Auckland, will have access to brand new dental facilities. The three new clinics mark the final stage of an investment of $12.3 million by the Waitemata District Health Board; the health board set […]