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Dentists’ Conference to Discuss Sugar Tax

26-04-2016

The Irish Dental Association will discuss the possibility of a sugar tax being introduced in Ireland at their annual conference in Galway. In the UK, British Chancellor George Osborne recently announced plans to introduce a sugar tax on producers of sugar-added soft drinks over the next two years. However, the Irish Dental Association has stated …

Sleep Disorders among UAE Kids an Emerging Issue

26-04-2016

Lack or delay in treatment can hamper a child’s growth and affect behaviour, school readiness, attention, concentration, as well as academic performance. In an attempt to bring about awareness on sleep apnoea, craniofacial pain (TMD), primary headache (migraine) and sleep disorders amongst children, The London Sleep Centre in Dubai voiced …

Irish Dentists: Sugar Tax “Not a Silver Bullet”

26-04-2016

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has warned that the introduction of a sugar tax “will not provide a miraculous quick-fix solution” to high levels of tooth decay among children. The IDA issued the warning at its annual conference. It stressed that achieving a reduction in levels of tooth decay requires a multifaceted approach. The …

New Columbia University Partnership Addresses Oral Health Needs in East Africa

25-04-2016

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) are collaborating with the University of Nairobi, Unilever East Africa and the Columbia Global Centres | Africa to improve oral health care and disease prevention in East Africa and other resource-poor countries in the region. The project was officially launched at the East Africa Oral …

SIROWORLD 2016: Dentsply Sirona Releases List of Periodontic/Hygiene Speakers

25-04-2016

Clinical speakers and agenda for the Periodontic/Hygiene track confirmed for the largest educational festival in digital dentistry   Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, confirms list of Periodontic/Hygiene specialists speaking during new breakout track at SIROWORLD in Orlando, Florida. Hosted at the Rosen Shingle Creek …

Irish Dental Association says Services Scheme Cuts Leading to Rise in Extractions

25-04-2016

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) has said cuts to the dental treatment services scheme have resulted in a rise in the number of extractions. IDA CEO Fintan Hourihan told the association’s annual conference in Galway that the medical card scheme is wholly unfit for purpose and he is calling for it to be replaced as soon as possible. A new …

Straumann Introduces Lifetime Guarantee Plus for Roxolid Implants

25-04-2016

At the International Osteology Symposium in Monaco, Straumann announced that it has extended the lifetime guarantee on all its Roxolid implants to include a monetary contribution to the follow-up treatment costs in the case of implant fracture (in some countries), setting a new benchmark in the industry. The average amount is CHF 1000 but varies …