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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.

2005–2015: CAPP celebrates ten years of successful continuing dental education

October 20, 2014

DUBAI, UAE: May 2015 will mark a significant milestone in the history of the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) in Dubai. CAPP will be celebrating its tenth anniversary of successful continuing dental education not only in the United Arab Emirates but also across the Middle East. Through the hard work of its colleagues, sponsors, partners and supporters, CAPP has been able to establish first-class standards for continuing dental education programmes over the past decade. Participants and followers of CAPP programmes have also helped develop professional training according to the needs of the region with their open feedback.

Daktari for Maasai – Mobile Dental Care in the Serengeti

October 8, 2014

Even as early as the 1950s, the Serengeti had already gained worldwide attention through the numerous documentary films produced by Professor Bernhard Grzimek. The images from Serengeti darf nicht sterben (Don’t let the Serengeti die) were so powerful that he was awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary Film in 1960. Grzimek’s film reporting and personal commitment eventually led to greater sensitivity in the handling of Tanzania’s unique natural resources as well as the expansion and protection of Tanzania’s most important national park: the Serengeti.

CAD/CAM conference to take place in Dubai

August 14, 2014 | Business

DUBAI, UAE: Together with the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices, dental manufacturer Sirona will be holding the first CEREC Desert Fest in Dubai on 12 and 13 September. The conference will appeal to dentists and dental technicians interested in the latest innovations in digital dentistry and to users of CEREC, the company’s CAD/CAM system, in particular.

Supernumerary tooth grows in man’s nose

August 12, 2014

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia: Surgeons in Saudi Arabia have found a white bony mass inside the nose of a 22-year-old. They said that the mass was an extra tooth growing in the young man’s left nasal cavity. The patient had suffered from nosebleeds once or twice a month for the past three years, the doctors reported.

UNIDI partners with FDI for joint dental event in Africa

August 10, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal: The Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI) has announced that it recently entered into a partnership with the FDI World Dental Federation for the organisation of a joint dental event in Senegal. In November this year, the partners will be holding the first International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA), the only dental exhibition entirely dedicated to the African continent, alongside the FDI’s African congress.

Tooth plaque provides insights into diet of prehistoric ancestors

July 21, 2014

OMDURMAN, Sudan: An international team of researchers has found new evidence that prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture. By extracting chemical compounds and microfossils from dental calculus—calcified dental plaque—from ancient teeth, the researchers were able to provide an entirely new perspective on our ancestors’ diets.

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