New Dental System Causes Problems in Australia

Dental care is at the center of a major debate between political parties in Australia.

The Australian Green Party has determined that they want to invest more money in dental care. The Labor Party, however, wanted to lower tax rates for small businesses and increase the savings for retired citizens. This plan would also involve a mining tax, which is called the Minerals Resource Rental Tax.

The Green Party already agreed to the plan that would invest more in dental care, and that’s where the problem arises. The type of dental care being discussed involves universal care.

Ticket for Free Dental Clinic in Virginia Appears on eBay

The Roanoke Mission of Mercy handed out 900 free tickets to a two-day free dental clinic scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at the Roanoke Civic Center. Someone, however, decided this would be a good way to profit, so he or she posted a ticket for the Saturday event on eBay. The person was looking for $250 for the ticket but hoping for as much as $550.

The listing first appeared on eBay March 26.

The person waited at an Advance Auto store in Roanoke, Va. to acquire the ticket.

Eating Greens May Reduce Risk of Oral Cancer

There’s a way for women who smoke to reduce their risk of oral cancer. And it has nothing to do with quitting smoking.

According a new study by the British Dental Health Foundation, eating green, leafy vegetables will lower the risk of oral cancer for women who smoke. Every time a woman eats a serving of green, leafy vegetables, the odds of developing oral cancer decrease. Still, the best way to reduce your risk for oral cancer is to quit, but this new way might be second.

This finding was part of a larger study aimed at discovering how one’s diet affects their risk of oral cancer.

American Dental Patients Flock to Mexico To Receive Dental Work

A rising number of Americans are crossing the border to receive dental work in Mexico. Some Mexican dentists are targeting Americans because of the lower costs in their country.

The situation with the United States’ economy is forcing some people to cut back their expenses. One way to do that—especially for people without dental insurance—is to go where dental care is cheaper.

This isn’t a new revelation for Americans to cross the border for dental treatment. It is, however, something that has increased over the years. Despite the added cost of the transportation and possible hotel stay, in most cases the dental patient would still save money.

Man Pleads Guilty of Illegally Practicing Dentistry

A man in the United Kingdom was prosecuted for performing tooth whitening without being registered to do so. It was the first case of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Paul William Hill, the director of PW Healthcare Consulting Limited, pleaded guilty to four offenses. The main one was practicing dentistry even though he wasn’t registered to be able to do that.

Hill was also fined as part of the sentencing.

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