July, 2016

Nanoparticles break up plaque and prevent cavities

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The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can ‘hide’ within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. A new strategy conceived by University of Pennsylvania researchers took […]

ADA looks forward to working with re-appointed health minister

With the re-election of the Turnbull Government, the new ministry has now been sworn in by the Governor General, a line-up which includes the reappointment of Sussan Ley as the Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport. In welcoming the […]

Dentistry student Claire Hammond flying high after winning health scholarship

Meet Claire Hammond, a first-year dentistry student at La Trobe University, Bendigo, and one of four winners of this year’s Give Them Wings scholarships. Worth $2,500 each and awarded by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria in partnership with […]