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Budget cuts in Ireland cost patients more than 12 million pounds

Budget cuts in Ireland cost patients more than 12 million pounds

Cuts in the dental budget have cost patients more than 12 million pounds worth of dental care so far this year, it has been revealed. The figures, which have been obtained by the Irish Independent, show that government spending on dental care has fallen significantly to 17.8 million Euros this year; this means the Irish […]


Americans flock to Mexico for cut price dental treatment

Americans flock to Mexico for cut price dental treatment

Mexico is becoming an increasingly popular destination for dental tourists from America. Mexico is an attractive option for American patients due to the proximity to the US border and the lower cost of treatment; simply stepping over the border into Mexico can save you up to 50 percent of the prices quoted in the USA. […]


Amalgam on Trial: Will it set precedent for dental treatment?

Amalgam on Trial: Will it set precedent for dental treatment?

Even though the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs took that stance that dental amalgam is safe, affordable, and durable for dental treatments, The Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division recently upheld an original ruling declining the appeal of dentist, Dr. Bach, for malpractice when he used bulk amalgam instead of encapsulated […]


Upcoming 2010 ADA Conference concerning workplace topics in dentistry

Upcoming 2010 ADA Conference concerning workplace topics in dentistry

The American Dental Association (ADA) is hosting an upcoming Conference on workforce topics at their head office in Chicago on 18 July 2010 as a response to an ADA House resolution adopted last year (31H-2009). The resolution impressed that each state has jurisdiction for dental workforce needs, and that the relevant state ADA constituent dental […]


Free clinic gives children something to smile about

Free clinic gives children something to smile about

A free clinic has given children a reason to smile in Jackson County. The clinic, which opened yesterday, welcomed children who would normally struggle to see a dentist because their parents can’t afford dental treatment and they don’t have insurance plans. The clinic was run by Barnes Family Dentistry and was supported by the Boys […]


India offers affordable orthodontic care

India offers affordable orthodontic care

In the era of dental tourism, India has emerged as a popular destination for orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is primarily concerned with improving the positioning and alignment of the teeth and jaw joint and can make a huge difference to the appearance of an individual. There are now several orthodontic treatments available to dental patients; […]


Hygienists aiming to encourage better oral health

Hygienists aiming to encourage better oral health

Dental hygienists in Invercargill, New Zealand, have been stepping up the campaign to improve oral health across the region. The number of dental hygienists in New Zealand is increasing year on year and many part-time staff are becoming full-time members of the dental team. Dental hygiene is an extremely important part of oral healthcare and […]


Dental tourism booming in the Holy Land

Dental tourism booming in the Holy Land

The Holy Land has long been a popular destination for Christian pilgrims but now tourists are flocking to the city for very different reasons. An increasing number of tourists are combining a journey to the Holy Land with dental treatment, as costs are significantly lower and people can benefit from a holiday as well as […]


Older people keeping teeth for longer

Older people keeping teeth for longer

Research has revealed that older people are keeping their original set of teeth for longer than ever before. The study, which was carried out by The Pennsylvania Dental Association, found that the percentage of Americans aged over 65 who had lost all their teeth fell to 26 percent in 2007; this was a 1.6 percent […]


Cranbourne patients facing three year wait for dental treatment

Cranbourne patients facing three year wait for dental treatment

A recent study has revealed that low income families from Cranbourne, Australia are facing a three year wait for dental treatment. The Teeth First Study, which was conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, also revealed patients are waiting around 29 months for dentures and 38 months for a general check-up. Senior research and policy […]