Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Withheld Dental Records Cause Delay In Jamaican Murder Case

Withheld Dental Records Cause Delay In Jamaican Murder Case

A murder case in Jamaica has stalled after an orthodontist refused to disclose the victim’s dental records. Trinidadian teacher, Michelle Coudray-Greaves was murdered in June; she was reported missing on the 1st June and her body was found near Montego Bay two weeks later; she was the daughter of the Gender, Youth and Child Development […]


New Zealand Dental Therapist To Begin Oral Health Study In Vanuatu

New Zealand Dental Therapist To Begin Oral Health Study In Vanuatu

A dental therapist from New Zealand is preparing to start an oral health study in Vanuatu. Liz Webb, who has recently completed a postgraduate diploma in clinical research at Victoria University, is set to start her doctoral study on oral health in Vanuatu next year. Her previous study concentrated on the link between oral health […]


British Dental Couple Settling Into Life Down Under

British Dental Couple Settling Into Life Down Under

A British couple are settling into life down under after making the decision to move the other side of the world; dentists Ben and Ruth Mansell decided to relocate to travel, see the world and get some sun. Ben had travelled to Australia when he was younger and had always been desperate to go back, […]


New Dental Scheme Passed By The Senate

New Dental Scheme Passed By The Senate

A new dental scheme, which will provide free dental care to more than three million children has been passed by the Australian Senate. The new scheme will replace the existing Chronic Dental Disease Scheme, which was introduced over a decade ago; the scheme will draw to a close at the end of this month. The […]


High Costs Driving Patients Away From The Dentist In Australia

High Costs Driving Patients Away From The Dentist In Australia

A survey has revealed that a growing number of Australians are avoiding the dentist due to high costs. The survey, which was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, revealed that one in five people who had symptoms of dental health problems put off going to see their dentist because they could not afford treatment. […]


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.” […]