Today's Dental News

Last Chance to Win a Free iPad in Dentistry Today’s Sweepstakes

It’s not too late to try to win a free iPad. All you have to do is visit http://dentistrytoday.com/ipad.

If you prefer to fill out the information in person, you can stop by Dentistry Today’s booth later this week at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

The sweepstakes last until February 28 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Any dentist, hygienist or lab technician from North America is eligible to win the iPad.

 

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Malaysia Could See Increase in Number of Dental Tourists

An amendment to a dental act in Malaysia is in its final stages.

The goal of the Malaysian government is to lure more dental tourists to the country, and the government feels that making these changes could accomplish that.

If this amendment takes effect, it will present Malaysian dentists with the opportunity to advertise their dental services to potential clients around the world. Liow Tong Lai, the health minister in Malaysia, believes there is an opportunity for growth in this area. His reasoning is that many people around the world are leaving their home country to receive dental work.

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Dental Implants Procedures to See Significant Growth, Study Says

There will be significant growth among dental implant procedures throughout the next five years, according to Millennium Research Group.

Other growth areas include facial injectable, optical coherence tomography catheter, spinal nonfusion implant and percutaneous health valve procedures.

Dental implants procedures will grow by about 9 percent.

While there will be many areas of growth, the two largest will involve aesthetic procedures and dental procedures. The premise behind this is that the goal in both areas is to mask the effects of aging.

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Tooth Decay Becomes Problem in Canadian Province

Dental experts from Saskatchewan are letting residents know that oral health problems are being noticed at an alarming rate, including tooth decay.

Since 1993, decay amongst children has been increasing. Back then, 20 percent of children had cavities, while 27 percent had cavities in 2008-2009.

The reason for these oral health issues is neglect, according to Dr. Gary Uswak, dean of the college of dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan. According to Dr. Uswak, the rates of decay are rising in certain groups of children, particularly children from poor families.

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Dentists in Scotland Perform Dental Surgery on Polar Bear

Veterinarians at the Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland recently did something they don’t do often.

They needed to perform surgery on a polar bear because the bear had a swollen jaw from antibiotics that did not cure an infection.

With the polar bear’s size, 10 people were needed to lift the bear onto the operating table. A team of four veterinarians was also needed to properly anesthetize the bear.

During the surgery, the veterinarians removed the infected tooth that caused the swelling. The procedure took four hours.

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