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Invisalign opens first dedicated dental centre in Dubai

December 3, 2015

DUBAI, UAE: On 24 November, clear aligner specialist Invisalign opened a new dental clinic in Dubai. The clinic will provide treatment with the brand’s globally known customised orthodontic solution. Worldwide, more than 3.4 million patients have already been treated with the invisible braces.

Abrasion Levels – How Low Can You Go?

November 2, 2015 | Business

The variety of toothpastes available means that many patients choose a brand based on how effective it is at targeting some of the most common dental problems; staining, bad breath, sensitivity and gum disease. They probably do not even give a second thought to the ingredients and the effect they may be having on their teeth and overall oral health.

IDEA show débuts in Senegal

October 26, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal: From 17 to 19 October, the first International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA) was successfully held in Dakar. The show, which was organised by the Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI), was initiated in order to provide global dental manufacturers with the opportunity to expand their business into the African continent by presenting their latest products to local dental professionals and distributors.

World Implant Orthodontic Conference heads to Dubai

October 19, 2015

DUBAI, UAE: The 2015 World Implant Orthodontic Conference (WIOC), the seventh annual meeting of the World Implant Orthodontic Association, will be held from 10 to 13 November in Dubai. The global event, which attracts clinicians and academics from around the world, will provide an update on the latest technological advances and research in the field through a comprehensive scientific programme and a congress exhibition.

Teeth Whitening – No Longer a Sensitive Subject!

October 13, 2015 | Business

The popular accessory nowadays is not just the handbag, the shoes, or the Chihuahua; it’s the pearly white smile to boost appearance and self-esteem. In fact, the teeth whitening market is one of the fastest growing in the dental market, boasting an estimated value of £600 million according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

African Union for Oral Health to hold first dental congress in Tunisia

September 14, 2015

Gammarth, Tunisia: Under the theme “Oral health in Africa: The modern dentistry era challenge”, L'Union Africaine Pour la Santé bucco-dentaire (UASBD) will be holding the first African Dental Congress on 2 and 3 October in Gammarth. Aiming to increase oral health disease awareness throughout the country, the event features a scientific programme with international speakers, workshops and hands-on training.

The BIG Issue: Let’s Talk Bad Breath

August 27, 2015 | Business

Bad breath (halitosis) is a common problem that affects most adults at some point during their lives, and for up to a quarter of adults, on a more regular basis (1). In fact, it is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for seeking dental aid following tooth decay and periodontal disease (2).

Dentist who killed lion closes practice and disappears after massive protests

August 1, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., USA/DETE, Zimbabwe: In record time, Dr. Walter James Palmer has become infamous all over the world. The dentist from Minnesota, who is dominating the news, has made himself a name with his questionable passion for hunting wild animals. After trophy hunter Palmer killed Cecil, a well-loved lion in Zimbabwe, Africa, he has been unable to continue working, as protestors are demonstrating in front of his practice, causing the unpopular dentist to close his business and seek to justify his presumably illegal actions to his patients.

Beverly Hills Formula reveals the secrets of whitening toothpastes!

June 23, 2015 | Interviews

Beverly Hills Formula has been working hard to provide premium quality oral care products for the dental sector through their range of whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes for more than 20 years. Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa speaks to Beverly Hills Formula Managing Director Chris Dodd to reveal some secrets that lie around whitening toothpastes!

New human ancestor discovered in Ethiopia based on fossil teeth

June 4, 2015

WORANSO-MILLE, Ethiopia: Australopithecus deyiremeda is the name of a new fossil hominid species that was discovered in the central region of Afar in Ethiopia, by an international team of scientists. The research team has found several fossil remains, including upper and lower jaws and a collection of teeth, in the sites of Burtele and Wayteleyta in Woranso-Mille. This fossil discovery takes the ongoing debate on early hominid origins and evolution in Africa to a whole new level.

IDEA Dakar to get patronage of Senegalese Ministry of Health

June 2, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal: The first International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA) to be held in Dakar from 17 to 19 October by the Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) in partnership with the FDI World Dental Federation, received the patronage of the Senegalese Ministry of Health. The Ministry will support the event with a social initiative.

Myths vs. Truths

April 5, 2015 | Business

There are many misunderstandings surrounding whitening toothpastes. We tackle the common patient misconceptions to help you confidently recommend the most suitable choice for your patients.

Myths vs. Truths

April 2, 2015 | Business

DUBAI, UAE: There are many misunderstandings surrounding whitening toothpastes. We tackle the common patient misconceptions to help you confidently recommend the most suitable choice for your patients.

Near-infrared transillumination: Expert introduces X-ray-free caries diagnostic

March 19, 2015

LEIPZIG, Germany: Near-infrared transillumination will be the topic of a webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on 25 March. In the free online course, participants will learn about the diagnostic value of various caries diagnosis systems, their indication range and conclusions for treatment.

AEEDC Dubai continues to grow further

February 15, 2015

DUBAI, UAE: For the 19th consecutive time, the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) will open its doors this week to visitors from the Middle East region and beyond. The event is again held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, President of the Dubai Health Authority in co-operation with the Dubai Health Authority and will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 19 February.

New dates announced for IDEA Dakar

February 10, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal: The FDI World Dental Federation and its local partner IDEA Dakar have announced the new dates for the FDI African Summit and the first International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA). The event will be held in Dakar in Senegal from 17 to 19 October 2015. Originally scheduled for 8 to 10 November 2014, IDEA Dakar had to be postponed owing to the Ebola outbreak in countries in the region.

Many Saudi dentists not qualified to perform implant procedures

January 23, 2015

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Recently, Saudi Arabian newspaper Arab News reported online that over half of private dentists in the country have not had specialised training in dental implantology and are thus unqualified to perform dental implant procedures.

Perfect White leads the way for high stain removal and low abrasion whitening toothpastes

January 10, 2015 | Business

Chris Dodd, Managing Director of Purity Laboratories, discusses the attributes of a safe whitening toothpaste.

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