Archive for the ‘Dentistry abroad’ Category

More Incentives needed to attract Dentists to South Australia

More Incentives needed to attract Dentists to South Australia

Representatives from the Australian Dental Association say that more incentives are needed to attract dentists to rural parts of South Australia. Currently, in some rural areas, patients are waiting more than two years to see a dentist because of the severe shortage of dentists; as a result of this, standards of oral health are poor […]


Irish Dentists to offer free Screening for Oral Cancer

Irish Dentists to offer free Screening for Oral Cancer

The President of the Irish Dental Association has announced that dentists across the country will offer free screening sessions for oral cancer this autumn. The screening sessions will be part of a national drive to raise awareness of oral cancer and encourage people to attend regular dental examinations to ensure that cases of oral cancer […]


Consumer Watchdog issues warning to Dental Patients

Consumer Watchdog issues warning to Dental Patients

A consumer watchdog has issued a warning to dental patients in Ireland; according to the watchdog some dentists are charging extremely high rates and patients could save hundreds, even thousands of pounds by shopping around or travelling to other countries for treatment. An investigation by the Irish Independent revealed that dental prices vary according to […]


Dental Firm Issues Profit Warning

Dental Firm Issues Profit Warning

Dundee-based dental firm 3D Diagnostic Imaging has issued a warning after technical troubles caused share values to tumble yesterday. The company announced that manufacturing had stopped after a defect was identified on the company’s best-selling product, the CarieScan Pro; however, the firm have confirmed that the defect has been corrected and the device is now […]


Columbia Basin Dentist promotes good oral health for pregnant women

Columbia Basin Dentist promotes good oral health for pregnant women

A dentist from Columbia Basin is introducing measures to promote good oral health amongst pregnant women. Dr Alvin Thien, Columbia Basin Health Association clinics director, is focusing on pregnant women, as dental health is extremely important during pregnancy and many pregnant women avoid going to the dentist. Pregnancy increases the risk of gum disease and […]


Irish Dentist concerned by the decline in Dental Treatment

Irish Dentist concerned by the decline in Dental Treatment

Dentists in Ireland have expressed concern after figures suggested a significant decline in the number of dental treatments carried out since the medical card system was changed by the government. Last year, the government changed the system as part of budget cuts brought in to reduce the deficit; medical card holders lost nearly of all […]


Beastie Boy battles through dental pain to release New Album

Beastie Boy battles through dental pain to release New Album

Beastie Boys member Mike D has revealed that he battled through severe dental pain whilst recording the band’s new album. The band released their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, last week and Mike D revealed that he regularly broke down during recording sessions because the medication he was taking to ease dental pain […]


Half of New Zealanders struggling to afford dental care

Half of New Zealanders struggling to afford dental care

Almost half of New Zealanders are struggling to afford dental care, it has been revealed. Jim Anderton, leader of the Progressive Party, says that the current economic climate is making it extremely difficult for people to afford regular dental care. Research shows that half of New Zealanders did not visit a dentist last year because […]


Children on the Isle of Man to get a Lesson in Oral Hygiene

Children on the Isle of Man to get a Lesson in Oral Hygiene

Children on the Isle of Man will be given lessons on oral hygiene as part of National Smile Month. The national campaign will run from May 15th to June 15th and a number of events and activities will be held to encourage children to take an interest in oral health. The campaign is being run […]


Japanese companies launch innovative new Toothbrushes

Japanese companies launch innovative new Toothbrushes

Two innovative new toothbrushes have been launched by Japanese companies in recent weeks. One of the toothbrushes claims to eliminate the need for toothpaste; the solar powered toothbrush uses electricity to break down plaque and leave the teeth looking glossy and feeling smooth. The toothbrush a titanium dioxide rod beneath the nylon brush bristles; when […]