Industry News

SDF Proves Effective in Treating Caries

SDF Proves Effective in Treating Caries

22 June 2017

Dentists are turning to silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to prevent caries in children and adults...

eBooks

May 2017

The Dentist’s Guide
To Managing Employees

Download Now!

April 2017

Composite Vs. Porcelain’s:
What You Need To Know

Download Now!

March 2017

Digital Marketing for Dentists

Download Now!

February 2017

Traumatic Dental Injuries: Emergency Assessment And Treatment

Download Now!

Recent Issues

June 2017

Digital Technologies: Changing the Face of Dentistry




READ MORE

May 2017

Solving Aesthetic Challenges From Trauma-Based Injuries




READ MORE

Disparity Exists in Dental Care in Taiwan

People in rural locations often have more difficulty receiving dental treatment. That trend is happening at an alarming rate in Taiwan.

There are 13,000 dentists in Taiwan, with 2,800 practicing in Taipei. At the same time, there are 43 of 368 villages in the country that don't have a dentist.

The reason for this problem is simple: most dentists opt to stay in the more heavily populated areas. Roughly 20 percent of all dentists in the country are in Taipei.

A dentist in a rural area would have a disproportionate number of dentists when compared to a dentist in a more urban area.

Exacerbating the issue in the country is the fact that there are no age laws regarding retirement, so a dentist can work well into his or her 70s if he or she chooses to do so. The numbers indicate that roughly 300 dentists graduate from dental school each year while only 100 dentists retire. The impact could lower the quality of care in the sought-after urban dental practices.

The research also shows that more people in the country that are interested in a medical career are choosing dental school over medical schools because of the stabilized income, among other reasons.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

Technology Today

Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

Implants Today

Narrow-Body  Dental Implants

Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

As the multibillion-dollar market for dental implants grows, many new companies are entering the...

Quick Technique

Dentsply Sirona’s recently introduced Aquasil Ultra+ Smart Wetting Impression Material…
Figure 1. Almost everyone would love to have a whiter…
INTRODUCTION Today’s core build-up materials have been part of the…
The canal system within teeth is a complex array of…
Dentsply Sirona’s New Self-Adhesive Resin Cement Features a Wide Tack-Cure…
Introduction In this article, I describe a technique for cementation…
The Uveneer System (Ultradent Products) is a clear template kit…
Patients often avoid dental care due to the perceived pain…


Dentistry Today is The Nation's Leading Clinical News Magazine for Dentists. Here you can get the latest dental news from the whole world quickly.