2015 News archive

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December 2015
'No-drill' dentistry stops tooth decay, says research   View Summary
9 December 2015
No DrillA University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades.
November 2015
Gift empowers research linking oral health and chronic diseases   View Summary
17 November 2015
Professor Chris Peck, Dean of Dentistry with Dr Alex Abrahams, alumnus and philanthropistA $3.6 million donation to the University of Sydney has been the stimulus for a bold plan to establish a $20 million world-class research centre spearheading research, policy, advocacy and education initiatives to prevent and reduce chronic diseases caused by poor oral health.
Alumni Dental Museum launched at Westmead Oral Health Centre   View Summary
6 November 2015
Professor Chris Peck and Dr Josephine Kenny, Director, Oral Health at WestmeadProfessor Chris Peck recently hosted an important thank you event and opening of the revitalised Dental Alumni Society Museum at the Westmead Oral Health Centre.
Poche Oral Health Initiative wins higher education award   View Summary
2 November 2015
Inaugural AwardsThe Poche Centre for Indigenous Health's mobile oral health service won the Community Engagement category of the inaugural Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.
October 2015
New technology advances Dentistry students practice   View Summary
28 October 2015
SimMan ImageThe Faculty of Dentistry recently received funding from the Dental Council of NSW to purchase SimMan 3G, an advanced patient simulator manikin that can display neurological and physiological symptoms.
September 2015
Original dental chair from early 21st century donated to faculty museum   View Summary
15 September 2015
Dental ChairThe Alumni Dental Museum in Westmead has recently acquired a 'Ritter Dental Chair and Tower Unit c.1915-1919', donated by Dr. Jerry Schwartz.
Red tape stops water fluoridation benefits for kids' teeth   View Summary
3 September 2015
Girl smiling at cameraThousands of children suffer tooth decay due to a failure to ensure water fluoridation.
July 2015
Students volunteer at Sydney Homeless Connect event   View Summary
23 July 2015
Homeless Connect 2015Bachelor of Oral Health students provided dental assistance to those in need at Sydney Homeless Connect.
March 2015
BOH students teach vital oral health skills to primary school children   View Summary
13 March 2015
students at sun smilesChildren at Homebush West Public School received a free dental screening and fluoride varnish application this week by a group of our third year Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) students.
Dental as anything - Womens Health Magazine    View Summary
5 March 2015
Ky-anh NguyenFaculty researcher Dr Ky-Anh Nguyen talks to Women's Health magazine about ways to improve your oral health.
January 2015
Zoobiquity Conference - Nutrition and disease in man and companion animals   View Summary
13 January 2015
ZoobiquityZoobiquity explores how the commonality of animals and humans can be used to diagnose, treat and heals patients of all species.