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Planmeca awarded for financial performance

January 29, 2014 | Business

HELSINKI, Finland: Kauppalehti, one of Finland’s largest financial newspapers, has named dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca a 2013 Achiever. The Achiever certificate is awarded annually to companies in Finland with solid growth, good financial results and profitability, a strong financial structure and high liquidity.

Children with dental problems may experience more bullying

January 19, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan: Although the phenomenon of bullying has received growing attention from scientists, only few studies have investigated the impact of dentofacial features on bullying in schools. Now, a study of over 900 sixth-graders has shown that dental problems were among the primary reasons children became targets of bullying.

Post in-surgery whitening: What next?

January 19, 2014 | Business

New research by the British Dental Health Foundation (1) found that one in five people now spend more money per month on oral care products, compared with hair products, skincare, fragrances and cosmetics. And, having seen a huge increase in the demand of teeth whitening over the past decade, it’s clear that the quest for a “Hollywood smile” is unlikely to end any time soon!

New top endo products to be presented by FKG Dentaire during AEEDC

January 9, 2014

DUBAI, UAE: Following the opening of its high end ME-A Office and Training center in Dubai UAE, FKG Dentaire is increasing its activity in the region to spread through Workshops, lectures, congress and close work with universities, its unique technologies.

FKG Dentaire has inaugurated its Dubai based ME-A Office and Training Center

January 9, 2014 | Business

DUBAI, UAE: Several months after announcing a stronger presence in the Middle East and Africa region, FKG Dentaire has officially opened its Dubai UAE based ME-A Office and Training Center: FKG Dentaire JLT.

Three African countries to phase down dental amalgam use

November 7, 2013

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: As reported by Daily News, a Tanzanian online newspaper, the East Africa Dental Amalgam Phase-down Project has been successfully implemented in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Among other objectives, the project will investigate supply and trade patterns, and encourage switching to alternatives to dental amalgam in the three countries.

Only one in five UAE residents visit dentist regularly

October 23, 2013

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A new oral health care study, commissioned by international gum manufacturer Wrigley, has found that the majority of people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have poor oral hygiene habits. Although health authorities advise regular dental visits to prevent oral disease, only one in five people in the country appear to be adhering to this recommendation.

W&H supports dental aid project in Africa

July 3, 2013 | Business

UCHIRA, Tanzania: As part of its social responsibility programme, which has supported projects in various developing regions, international manufacturer of dental instruments and devices W&H has recently supported a dental centre in Tanzania by donating prophylactic instruments for calculus removal.

Stronger presence of FKG in Middle East

March 24, 2013 | Business

Bringing business closer to its customers in the Middle East, FKG Dentaire announces today the grand opening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, of its Middle East and Africa office, as well as a new FKG Dentaire Training Centre.

Plastic surgeons remove large jaw tumours

December 10, 2012

KIJABE, Kenya: Surgeons from Africa have removed most of the maxilla and mandible of a young man who was severely disfigured by two massive tumours in his jaws. The maxillary tumour obstructed his nostrils completely, while the mandibular one prevented him from ingesting anything other than fluid.

Nigeria to break world record in toothbrushing

September 24, 2012

 LAGOS, Nigeria: Last week, the Lagos State Government revealed that it is planning to congregate about 300,000 students from different local schools in order to beat the Guinness World Record for the most people brushing their teeth simultaneously. The event will be organised in the scope of a new dental care programme in Lagos.

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