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Plastic surgery and medical procedures in Thailand: Why more of us are doing it

Plastic surgery and medical procedures in Thailand: Why more of us are doing it | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
IF you knew a medical procedure you needed could be done at the same quality but half the price internationally, would you jump on a plane to have it done?
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Puerto Rico announces plan to promote itself as medical tourism destination

Puerto Rico announces plan to promote itself as medical tourism destination | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico on Tuesday presented its strategy for promoting itself as a medical tourism destination, especially among the Hispanic population of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast, to whom it will offer medical care ranging from dental treatment to liposuction or weight-loss surgery at prices that can be as much as 60 percent lower than in the continental United States.
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A country dental practice

A country dental practice | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
Want a country dental practice? A new round of the federally funded Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) opening next week.
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Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) opened today.The DRISS supports the distribution of dental services into regional and remote communities by providing relocation incentives and infrastructure support grants to dentists who relocate to provide general dental services in regional and remote locations within Australia.


Opportunity received grant for dentist who want to work in private practice in rural areas.


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Simple blood test could detect early signs of oral cancer

Simple blood test could detect early signs of oral cancer | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
SYDNEY, Australia: Although increasing numbers of oral cancer cases are being reported worldwide, there is currently no routine screening test available for this particular type of cancer. A new quick and cost-effective blood test developed by Australian scientists may change this, allowing health care providers to screen for early signs of oral cancer during routine check-ups.
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The test, called miLIFE, was developed at the University of Technology, Sydney, and enables screening for certain biomarkers for oral cancer in blood samples within 48 hours.


This technology will help  the dentist in diagnosing and preventing oral cancer to its patients once become available to the public


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Dental shortage in rural Australia sees people remove own teeth

Dental shortage in rural Australia sees people remove own teeth | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
THEY call it the outback yank and in many rural areas it’s the only dental care available — you have to pull out your own diseased teeth.
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A severe shortage of dentists in rural areas means for a staggering number of rural residents remove their own teeth.


Opportunity for the ADA NSW to investigate/provide support.

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Can You Get Through This Post Without Wanting To Brush Your Teeth?

Can You Get Through This Post Without Wanting To Brush Your Teeth? | ADA NSW Weekly News Listening | Scoop.it
Here's what your teeth look like up close and personal with a scanning electron microscope.
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Interesting post that is going viral around the world.

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