The public need to be cautious about having their teeth whitened at beauty salons, the Professional Board for Dental Assisting, Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene has warned...
26 Jun 2018
With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...
Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018
Left untreated, halitosis can cause great distress, anxiety and even isolation. More than that, it can be an indicator of a more serious underlying health concern...
Simonsays Communications 9 Feb 2018
Oral health is essential to optimal overall health and minimising the probability of developing serious oral health conditions or infections in future. Yet, besides the fear factor, why are so many people reluctant to visit the dentist?
20 Dec 2017
Experienced, but unqualified dental assistants have until 7 October 2017 to apply to the HPCSA for a two-year registration period
27 Sep 2017
The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...
Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017
A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...
20 May 2017
Unqualified, but experienced dental assistants have six months from 7 April 2017 to register with the HPCSA, or face not being able to practise...
11 Apr 2017
Changes to scope of profession for dental therapists have been forwarded to the minister of health for promulgation...
5 Apr 2016
The HPCSA has submitted recommendations to the minister of health regarding amendments to qualifications required to register as a dental assistant...
1 Apr 2016
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) wishes to remind dentists that all dental assistants must be registered with the Council by 31 March 2016 or face criminal prosecution of the dental assistants and the dentists who continue to employ unregistered dental assistants...
16 Feb 2016
The revolutionary Biolase laser technology is now available in South Africa, providing consumers with injection-free and pain-free dentistry...
11 Nov 2015
The second annual Dental Africa Exhibition and Conference, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria on 7-9 October 2015...
1 Sep 2015
Research published in the British Medical Journal has shown that people who never or rarely brush their teeth are 70% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who brush twice a day...
21 Jul 2015
In dentistry, x-ray technology has enabled practitioners to see beyond the solidity of teeth and surrounding tissues and bone structures, rather than relying on the patient's description...
10 Mar 2015
The recent crowning of South African beauty Rolene Strauss as Miss World has opened up the age-old debate about the importance and impact of physical appearance again...
13 Jan 2015
A solution to poor sleep patterns, caused by sleep apnoea and excessive snoring, can be found at the dentist. These sleep disturbances are a cause of fatigue and frustration not only for the sufferers, but also for their sleeping partners.
11 Nov 2014
A massive overhaul of the TUT Dental Technology has resulted in what could now be considered the most advanced dental technology training laboratories on the African continent. It is one of only three institutions in South Africa offering the Dental Technology degree.
27 Oct 2014
This article is Oxbridge Academy's response to an HPCSA statement titled Oxbridge Academy in Stellenbosch not accredited that was published on Bizcommunity.com and other media during January.
1 Oct 2014
Clinical dentistry is a complex area of medical practice. Dentists need to have exceptional problem-solving abilities in order to combine the information obtained from patients and their experience for proper diagnosis. Now, identifying specific dental ailments and conducting surgeries turns out to be extremely challenging for dentists. This is where Augmented Reality can add value into their practice.
Sandeep Agrawal 19 Aug 2014
Teeth can be stained from the outside (extrinsic) and become discoloured from the inside (intrinsic) depending on the cause. Avoiding certain mouthwashes, antibiotics, smoking, watching what you eat and meticulous oral hygiene will help keep your teeth stain free.
Dr Marc Sher 27 Mar 2014
The Professional Board for Dental Therapy and Oral Hygiene of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has warned the public that Oxbridge Academy in Stellenbosch is not accredited by the Professional Board to offer Dental Practice Assistant training.
28 Jan 2014
New findings by Dr Steffen Mickenautsch and Professor Veerasamy Yengopal from the Systematic Review initiative for Evidence-based Minimum Intervention in Dentistry (SYSTEM Initiative) based in Wits University's Department of Community Dentistry/Faculty of Health Sciences indicate that there is no evidence that high viscosity glass-ionomers are inferior to silver amalgams.
16 Jan 2014
Wits students towered head and shoulders above the rest in the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa examination held in October 2013.
9 Jan 2014
Periodontal disease can put an unborn baby at risk and pregnant moms must guard against this with increased dental hygiene.
12 Nov 2013
Pfizer together with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) are offering South African media the 'Pfizer Mental Health Journalism Awards for 2013/14.
15 Aug 2013
Amongst the key findings of the latest quarterly survey conducted by PPS of more than 150 South African dentists are that they are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of their profession in the country and their ability to earn an income that keeps up with inflation.
8 Apr 2013
The Medical and Dental Professions Board of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has extended by 21 days the deadline for submissions to determine guideline tariffs for medical and dental services.
4 Feb 2013