Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Flying Doctors Launch New Oral Treatment Trial Programme

Flying Doctors Launch New Oral Treatment Trial Programme

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is launching a new trial oral health programme, known as TOOTH (The Outback Oral Treatment Trial). The service will operate from the newly refurbished base in Dubbo. The RFDS said that standards of oral health are among the poorest in the country in the north western area of New South […]


Fiji Dental Officer Claims There is No Need for Better Dental Services for Children

Fiji Dental Officer Claims There is No Need for Better Dental Services for Children

Dental officer, Dr Zia Tuiyasawa, claimed that there is no need for better dental care for children in Fiji and urged parents to take responsibility for their children’s oral health. Speaking after a visit to the children’s ward at Labasa Hospital, Dr Tuiyasawa said that decay is preventable and better dental care is not the […]


Dental Fear Rife Among Australians

Dental Fear Rife Among Australians

A survey has revealed that the majority of Australians suffer from dental anxiety, with an Oral-B poll suggesting that 83 percent of the 1004 respondents experienced anxiety when faced with a trip to the dentist. The survey also revealed that more than half of those surveyed would rather face public embarrassment, by falling over or […]


Thousands of Irish Children on Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment

Thousands of Irish Children on Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment

Up to 20,000 children are waiting for orthodontic treatment in Ireland, it has been revealed. According to the head of the Irish Dental Association, some children are waiting for five years for treatment, while children living in some counties are not receiving the dental care they are entitled to. Children in Kerry, Laois and Cork […]


Survey Reveals Only 1 in 10 Swedes Brush Their Teeth Properly

Survey Reveals Only 1 in 10 Swedes Brush Their Teeth Properly

A survey has revealed that only 1 in 10 Swedish people brush their teeth properly. Research carried out by a team at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg revealed that although most people take time to brush their teeth twice a day, 9 out of 10 people are not brushing in the correct […]


Dentist’s Everest Dream Ended by 100mph Gusts

Dentist’s Everest Dream Ended by 100mph Gusts

A Leicester dentist who was agonisingly close to completing his dream of climbing Everest has admitted he was gutted when the expedition was called off after 100mph winds hit the region. Dr Amit Kotecha, from Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire, was near the summit of the mountain when extremely strong winds hit the mountain, causing avalanches […]


Australians Hoping for Quick Treatment After Dental Cash Injection

Australians Hoping for Quick Treatment After Dental Cash Injection

Thousands of Australians waiting for dental treatment are hoping for waiting lists to be tackled quickly following news of a significant cash injection for dental services across the country. Last week, Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, confirmed additional funding worth around $500 million over the next three years for dental services. The aim of the cash […]


DIY Dentistry Becoming More Common in New Zealand

DIY Dentistry Becoming More Common in New Zealand

A father from Glenn Innes who asked his son to pull his tooth out claims that DIY dentistry is becoming more common in New Zealand because people cannot afford to see a dentist. Tevita Mahe took a shot of Bourbon before his son pulled out a decayed tooth using pliers because he could no longer […]


Extra Funding for Dental Services Revealed in Australian Budget

Extra Funding for Dental Services Revealed in Australian Budget

The Australian government has confirmed additional funding for dental services across the country. In Tuesday’s budget, a cash injection of more than $500 million was confirmed, with a view to reducing waiting lists for dental treatment. Prime Minister Julia Gillard also confirmed that the education tax rebate will be scrapped and replaced with direct payments, […]


Men More Likely to have Oral Cancer Viral Infection

Men More Likely to have Oral Cancer Viral Infection

An American study has revealed that men are more likely to have the HPV (human papilloma virus), which has been identified as a major risk factor for oral cancer. The Journal of the American Medical Association study revealed that of the 5,500 people assessed, around 10 percent of men had HPV, in comparison to just […]