Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Shortage Of Dentists For Residents In Berhampur Region Of India

Shortage Of Dentists For Residents In Berhampur Region Of India

Residents of the Berhampur region of India are struggling to get dental care as a result of a severe shortage of dentists. There are only thirteen headquarters hospitals with a dentist in the region and many of the remote hospitals do not have a dentist; patients are consequently often forced to see a private dentist, […]


Costa Rica An Increasingly Popular Destination For Dental Tourists

Costa Rica An Increasingly Popular Destination For Dental Tourists

Costa Rica has become a very popular destination for dental tourists, according to recent figures. The main draw of Costa Rica is the low prices; patients from the USA and Canada can expect to pay around a quarter of the price of fees at home for dental implants if they choose to take a short […]


Dentists Braced For Waiting List Increases In Australia

Dentists Braced For Waiting List Increases In Australia

Dentists in Australia are preparing for waiting lists to increase as the closure of the Chronic Dental Disease Scheme looms. From next Friday, Medicare cover will not be available for patients covered by the CDDS, which began in 1986; the scheme provided patients with chronic health conditions with up to $4250 of private dental treatment […]


Procter And Gamble Joins Forces With Nigerian Dental Association

Procter And Gamble Joins Forces With Nigerian Dental Association

Procter and Gamble has joined forces with the Nigerian Dental Association to promote oral health in Nigeria. Procter and Gamble will be supporting a three-day conference held in Lagos through its famous brand, Oral B. The theme of the conference is ‘Non-communicable diseases, the dentist and dentinal hypersensitivity’. Oral B was launched in Nigeria in […]


Greens Hail New Dental Scheme

Greens Hail New Dental Scheme

The Green Party has hailed dental reforms, which will provide more than a million Australian children with free dental care. In a parliamentary debate, which kicked off last night, Senator Richard Di Natale, who has fought tirelessly to change dental care in Australia, said that the new system will benefit an “entire generation of Australians.” […]


A Third of People Open to Health Tourism

A Third of People Open to Health Tourism

A survey has revealed that almost a third of people would consider going abroad for medical or dental treatment. The survey was carried out by Ipsos and involved more than 18,000 people in 24 different countries, revealing that 1 in 3 people would consider going overseas for treatment, while 18 per cent said that they […]


Student Debt For Dentists In USA-”Like Pulling Teeth”

Student Debt For Dentists In USA-”Like Pulling Teeth”

Opanin Gyammi finds himself in a very regular scenario;wearing a blue surgeons mask he pulls out a decaying tooth of a patient called Larry Butler, otherwise known as prison patient J22312. Every day the 71 year old dentist goes to the state prison in Vacaville, working a long way past his age of retirement. He […]


New Mobile Dental Clinic Launched In Toronto

New Mobile Dental Clinic Launched In Toronto

A new mobile dental unit has hit the streets of Toronto. Toronto Public Health’s new mobile unit hit the roads of the city this week to provide much-needed dental treatment to underserved communities. The 12 metre long van is fully equipped to provide a range of dental services for children. Melvin Hsu, the manager of […]


Coonamble Residents Facing Lengthy Trip To See A Dentist

Coonamble Residents Facing Lengthy Trip To See A Dentist

Residents in Coonamble will be forced to travel long distances to see a dentist as a result of the cessation of the Chronic Dental Disease Scheme. The Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service managed to encourage dentist to work in the rural practice in July and the post was funded by Medicare; however, just a few months […]


Adult Orthodontic Patients Increase By 30% In The USA

Adult Orthodontic Patients Increase By 30% In The USA

The number of adults having orthodontic treatments in the USA has increased by 30 per cent over the course of the last 15 years. In the past, braces were associated with teenagers, but figures show that more and more adults are having treatment to straighten their teeth and improve the look of their smile. The […]