Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

Australian Dentist Set to Become the World’s Oldest Graduate

Australian Dentist Set to Become the World’s Oldest Graduate

A dentist from Australia is set to become the world’s oldest graduate after completing his fourth degree at the age of 97. Allan Stewart completed his first degree in Dentistry in 1936 and decided to go back to university in the 1980s in order to keep his mind active. He completed a second degree in […]


New Fillings Kill Bacteria and Regenerate Tooth Tissue

New Fillings Kill Bacteria and Regenerate Tooth Tissue

Scientists in America have developed a new filling, which not only kills bacteria, but also regenerates tooth tissue that has been affected by decay. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry have produced a new multi-purpose composite filling using nanotechnology. Professor Huakan Xu said that the new composite filling is a “revolutionary dental […]


Pressure for New Dental Scheme Mounting as Budget Day Looms

Pressure for New Dental Scheme Mounting as Budget Day Looms

Pressure is mounting on the Australian government to commit to a new universal dental scheme, as budget day looms. The budget will be delivered next week and ministers are under increasing pressure to approve funding for a new dental system, which would improve access to dental care. The government is also under pressure from dentists […]


Karachi Medical and Dental College to Become a University

Karachi Medical and Dental College to Become a University

The Karachi Medical and Dental College will be upgraded to a university, it has been confirmed. The decision was made at a meeting at the Governor’s House on Saturday; Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, chaired the meeting, with Principal Secretary, Dr Naushad Shaikh, Senator Haseeb Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Nabi Shah, Muhammad Hussain Syed and Qazi […]


Fish Oil could be an Effective Treatment for Gum Disease

Fish Oil could be an Effective Treatment for Gum Disease

Researchers in Australia have found that fish oil supplements can be an effective treatment for gum disease. Researchers from the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide analysed data from eight unique studies to determine whether fish oil supplements could be a useful treatment for periodontitis, a common form of gum disease, which […]


Vancouver Dentists to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screening Today

Vancouver Dentists to Offer Free Oral Cancer Screening Today

A number of dentists in Vancouver will waive the fee for oral screening tests today. Around 80 dentists in Lower Mainland will offer free screening using a new device, which is designed to detect cancer and abnormalities in the mouth. Usually the screening tests cost $33 but they will be available for free for one […]


Australian Researchers Analysing the Link Between Bad Teeth and Junk Food

Australian Researchers Analysing the Link Between Bad Teeth and Junk Food

Researchers at the University of Queensland Children’s Nutrition Research Centre and School of Dentistry are investigating the link between bad teeth and junk food. Researchers are trying to determine whether children adapt their eating habits as a result of dental health problems. Sarah Officer, study leader, said that previous studies have analysed eating habits in […]


Dental Firm Helping Those in Need in Africa

Dental Firm Helping Those in Need in Africa

A leading UK dental firm has arranged for a dentist to fly to Africa to help people in need. Genix Healthcare, which runs numerous dental practices across the UK, has flown a dentist to Durban in South Africa to assess the standards of oral health among children at two schools and an orphanage in the […]


Unemployed Dentists in India Campaigning for Jobs

Unemployed Dentists in India Campaigning for Jobs

A group of unemployed dentists in India has handed over a petition to chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav last week. The jobless dental surgeons claim that they are being forced to take on odd jobs, despite having a high level of expertise and qualifications. Dentists claim that there are thousands of Government jobs available for doctors, […]


California Dental Association Encourages Oral Cancer Screening

California Dental Association Encourages Oral Cancer Screening

The California Dental Association has encouraged California residents to have oral cancer screening tests to try and promote early detection and prevention of the disease. The association has advised residents to support Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is running throughout April, by taking the time to visit their local dental office for the short screening […]