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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.

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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.

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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.

Childhood dental caries in the UAE is high

July 16, 2014

AL-AIN, UAE: According to the World Health Organization, 60 to 90 per cent of schoolchildren worldwide have dental cavities. Tooth decay, which can have a significant impact on the general health and development of children, is also an area of concern in the United Arab Emirates. A recently published study has shown a high prevalence of decayed and filled primary teeth due to dental caries in children in the region.

Dubai Healthcare City’s Dubai College of Dental Medicine signs scholarship agreement with Julphar

July 9, 2014 | News

Dubai College of Dental Medicine (DCDM), which is part of Dubai Healthcare City’s integrated academic and clinical operations, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) to support UAE Ministry of Health dentists with postgraduate scholarships.

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Perio expert receives Straumann research award

July 6, 2014 | Business

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Two weeks ago, at its general session, the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) honoured Prof. Mark Bartold with the 2014 IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine. Bartold was selected for the award owing to his remarkable achievements in clinical research in implant and regenerative dentistry.

Doctor smile holds symposium in Middle East

June 22, 2014 | Business

TEHRAN, Iran: On 22 and 23 May, Italian dental laser manufacturer LAMBDA held the Doctor Smile Symposium in Tehran. More than 400 participants attended the various presentations on laser dentistry and the company’s doctor smile dental laser line.

Interview: “Continuous Education is a top priority for us, first proof is our new Training Centers”

June 14, 2014

DUBAI, UAE: After the inauguration of the FKG Dentaire Training Centre in November 2013, Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa caught up with Alexandre Mulhauser, Middle East & Africa Director. We visited Alexandre Mulhauser at the Training Centre in Jumeirah Lake Towers in Dubai.

Dental waste management company to start pilot project in Rwanda

June 11, 2014

KIGALI, Rwanda: This week, Dental Recycling International (DRI) announced that it has partnered with the Rwanda Dental Association. DRI provides education on and technology for dental waste recycling throughout the world, and will help the association to reduce the amount of mercury from dental amalgam entering the local environment.

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Dakar to host Africa’s first international dental exhibition

March 24, 2014

DAKAR, Senegal: Africa is currently preparing for its first international dental exhibition ever. International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA) is targeted mainly at importers, distributors and agents in the dental industry, who will have the opportunity to meet the exhibiting companies looking to expand their business into the African market. IDEA will be held at Centre International du Commerce Extérieur du Sénégal in Dakar from 8 to 10 November 2014.

Doctor smile educates Saudi supplier on dental lasers

March 24, 2014 | Business

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Italian dental laser manufacturer LAMBDA has announced that it is aiming to strengthen its position in the Middle East. At the beginning of the year, the company’s sales manager met with Saudi sales representatives to instruct them in the use of doctor smile lasers, a line of products made by LAMBDA.

AEEDC Dubai celebrates World Oral Health Day

March 20, 2014

DUBAI, UAE: Together with the FDI World Dental Federation, the International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) is celebrating World Oral Health Day today. Every year, AEEDC highlights the benefits of good oral health and promotes awareness about preventive dentistry and oral health care in its conference programme.

“Dubai School of Dental Medicine has been highly successful”

February 27, 2014 | Interviews

DUBAI, UAE: A year after the successful opening of the Dubai School of Dental Medicine we managed to catch up with Professor David Wray, Dean of DSDM to learn more about the developments since the opening.

SIROLaser Factbook: Comprehensive information on diode lasers

February 24, 2014 | Business

SALZBURG, Austria: Sirona reports on the wide range of applications of diode lasers in a special edition of the English-language laser_international magazine of laser dentistry. The SIROLaser Factbook – Clinical articles about SIROLaser Advance and Xtend applications includes research by well-known experts as well as informative field reports from experienced users of laser technology.

AEEDC opens in Dubai

February 4, 2014

DUBAI, UAE: Today, the 18th International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) was officially inaugurated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority. Over 30,000 participants from about 130 countries and representatives of more than 1,400 dental companies are expected to attend this year’s event.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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