Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

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 […]


Mercury Fillings could Contaminate Your Fish Supper

Mercury Fillings could Contaminate Your Fish Supper

Mercury amalgam fillings could contaminate the fish you eat, as well as costing the taxpayer more and harming the environment, a panel of researchers has revealed. The panel, which was made up of health, environmental and consumer groups, published a study, which claims that mercury fillings are not a cost-friendly alternative to tooth-coloured fillings when […]


Alberta Election Candidate Promises Free Dental Care for all Children

Alberta Election Candidate Promises Free Dental Care for all Children

The leader of the New Democratic Party, Brian Mason, has pledged free basic dental care for all children in Alberta. Mason was on a campaign visit in Edmonton when he stated that all children in Alberta would receive basic dental care free of charge should his party be elected. The Child Dental Care Plan, which […]


South Africa Dental Association Issues Assurance over Safety of X-rays

South Africa Dental Association Issues Assurance over Safety of X-rays

The South Africa Dental Association has assured members of the public that dental X-rays are safe, following the publication of an American research study, which suggests that dental X-rays increase the risk of a form of brain tumour called meningioma. The study suggested that patients who had bitewing and Panorex dental X-rays were more likely […]


Warning over Medical and Dental Tourism

Warning over Medical and Dental Tourism

More than 50,000 people leave the UK to have medical or dental treatment abroad every year, however, a consultant surgeon has warned that patients must do extensive research in order to avoid pitfalls. In the last five years, the number of patients choosing to have treatment abroad has increased considerably and surgeon, Mike Parker, believes […]


More Services Needed to boost health among Indigenous populations

More Services Needed to boost health among Indigenous populations

An evaluation of the Northern Territory’s ‘Closing the Gap Child Oral Health Program’ has found that the scheme is working but more services are required to improve standards of oral health among indigenous populations in the region. The scheme is designed for children who were referred following dental health checks, which were brought in under […]