Tag - dentists



A new tooth is seen in a ferret's mouth after it was administered a drug to stimulate the growth of tooth buds.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 24, 2023
Japan pharma startup developing world-first drug to grow new teeth
Toregem Biopharma, funded by Kyoto University, is expected to begin clinical trials on healthy adults in around July 2024 to confirm the drug's safety.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2022
Nagasaki hospital stops oral examinations after removing wrong tooth from woman
Similar incidents were confirmed to have occurred at the hospital in December 2020 and April 2021.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2022
Dental fees to jump in Japan as palladium prices surge on Ukraine war
The change is expected to translate into a rise of several hundred yen in the cost for patients younger than 70 for each tooth treated with "silver" fillings.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2021
They know the drill: Dentists tapped to speed up Japan's slow vaccine rollout
Their involvement will be contingent upon municipalities not being able to secure enough doctors and nurses to go ahead with mass vaccinations at public facilities.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2021
Japan considers letting dentists administer COVID-19 vaccines
The news comes amid concerns there will be a dearth of doctors and nurses once the rollout hits full tilt.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 20, 2021
Oral hygiene habits in Japan reflect the cold reality of COVID-19 pandemic
Sales of personal toothpaste products have exceeded those targeting families for the first time.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2020
Ayako Zenitani: Dental treatment today is much less painful
Dentist Ayako Zenitani has a few tips for those who are worried about getting their teeth checked.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 23, 2020
Orthodontist on mission to straighten Japanese teeth
Brace yourself.
Oct 2, 2015
Japan's dental lobby desperate to hike prices set by government
The Japan Dental Federation's political donation scandal is a clear reminder, observers say, of lobbying by a group known for its persistent efforts to push up the prices of medical services.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 4, 2015
Dentist group may have given ¥95 million to LDP lawmaker
The Japan Dental Federation may have indirectly provided ¥50 million to a supporters' group of Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Midori Ishii in 2013, political funds reports from the groups suggest.


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