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Assam Governor Calls For More Dental Schools

Assam Governor Calls For More Dental Schools

The Governor of Assam, JB Patnaik, has called for more dental schools in the state. Speaking at the 43rd Annual Conference, which was organised by the Assam branch of Indian Dental Association and held at the NEDFi Convention Centre, Patnaik said that the shortage of dental colleges was contributing to a lack of dental services. […]


Australian Bid To Save CDDS Fails

Australian Bid To Save CDDS Fails

Opposition MPs are backing the government’s new dental scheme after a bid to prevent the closure of the Chronic Dental Disease Scheme failed on Tuesday. Speaking on Wednesday, Opposition front-bencher Greg Hunt said that Opposition MPs would now support the new dental scheme in absence of another option. Mr Hunt said that as the bid […]


Malaysian Dentists Worried About New Proposals

Malaysian Dentists Worried About New Proposals

Malaysian dentists are worried that new proposals could put the public at risk. The Dental Bill 2012 allows untrained dental practitioners to carry out procedures currently only done by qualified dentists. Dr Malliga Vadiveloo, president of the Malaysian Private Dental Practitioner’s Association, said that the Dental Bill will create a “grey area” between the role […]


Concern Grows For Adult Dental Patients In Australia

Concern Grows For Adult Dental Patients In Australia

Concern is growing in Australia, as people currently covered by the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme face up to the fact that they may be left without access to dental treatment after the scheme closes down at the end of November. The Labor government has been accused of letting the most vulnerable people down by announcing […]


Thousands Queue For Free Dental Clinic Three Days Early

Thousands Queue For Free Dental Clinic Three Days Early

Thousands of people gathered at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Monday to line up for a free dental and medical clinic, which does not even open until Thursday. Such is the demand for affordable medical and dental care; volunteers started distributing wristbands for the event on Monday afternoon, even though the clinic will not […]


Opposition Desperate To Save Chronic Disease Dental Scheme In Australia

Opposition Desperate To Save Chronic Disease Dental Scheme In Australia

The opposition party in Australia is campaigning to save the chronic disease dental scheme, which is due to be scrapped in the near future. Peter Dutton, health spokesman for the Opposition, revealed notice of a disallowance motion on Tuesday. If the motion is passed, this would effectively stop the Labor government from abolishing the scheme. […]


EU Figures Reveal Ireland Trailing Behind In Oral Hygiene Stakes

EU Figures Reveal Ireland Trailing Behind In Oral Hygiene Stakes

A survey on European oral health has revealed that the Irish lag behind their European counterparts when it comes to oral hygiene. The study, which was compiled by GlaxoSmith Kline and Wrigley’s for World Oral Health Day, revealed that Irish people brush their teeth less frequently then residents of other European countries. According to the […]


Australian Dental Association Hopes To Relocate Dentists

Australian Dental Association Hopes To Relocate Dentists

The Australian Dental Association has denied allegations that there is a shortage of dentists in Queensland and insists that there are adequate dentists to cater for state residents. The ADA said that the distribution of dentists, not the number of dentists was the problem. ADA Queensland President, Andrew Wong, said that there are plenty of […]


Police Arrest Underground ‘Dentist After Teenage Girl Loses Four Teeth

Police Arrest Underground ‘Dentist After Teenage Girl Loses Four Teeth

Police in America have arrested an unlicensed dentist after a teenage girl lost four teeth and suffered a severe infection, which turned her gums black. The 14 year old girl will have disfigured teeth forever after visiting the 81 year old fake dentist, who has been named as Humberto Perez. Perez was treating patients from […]


Indian Dentists Keen To Promote World Oral Health Day

Indian Dentists Keen To Promote World Oral Health Day

Dentists in India are hoping that World Oral Health Day will encourage more people to look after their teeth and gums and attend regular dental check-ups. A recent survey carried out by the Indian Market Research Bureau indicated that only 47 per cent of people see their dentist for dental treatment, with other patients choosing […]