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From Antarctica to the Tropics – A New Ship for PNG

We have some very exciting news to share with you! YWAM Medical Ships has just acquired another ship for Papua New Guinea, the MV l’Astrolabe.  The 65 metre vessel has been serving in Antarctica as a scientific research vessel for the last number of years, and will soon be re-purposed as a medical and training ship for […] Read more

Mar, 23, 2017

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Dry Mouth

By Dr Mohammed Yusuf B.O.H, Dip of Dentistry Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is the subjective feeling of dryness in the mouth. It affects approximately 10% of the general population and is more common in older people. There are many causes of dry mouth, including: certain medications mouth breathing radiation therapy autoimmune diseases such […] Read more

Feb, 24, 2017

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Halitosis, Oral Malodour or Bad Breath

By Dr Bindu Kayala B.D.S. Halitosis, oral malodour or bad breath is a common complaint in adults, although few mention it. Halitosis is most commonly caused by: Poor oral hygiene, Ill-fitting dentures, Smoking and alcohol, Dry mouth, Oral infections, Food items such as garlic and onion or Psychological. The Least common causes of halitosis are: […] Read more

Jan, 20, 2017

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Quick Straight Teeth

By Dr Alastair McGregor B.D.S. Short term orthodontics with Quick Straight Teeth is a new concept that I use now to address the adults of the community who have some part of their smile with which they are unhappy. Rather than tamper with adjacent teeth to correct the situation with crowns, bridges or veneers, or […] Read more

Jan, 20, 2017

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Smile Makeover

By Dr Dinesh Gunasinghe B.D.S. A cosmetic smile makeover is the art of designing a new enhanced and aesthetically improved smile. Smile makeovers use a combination of porcelain veneers, composite veneers, crowns, teeth alignment, teeth whitening, dental implants or bridges and teeth whitening. Do you have gaps, overlapped or irregular front teeth? Do you worry […] Read more

Jan, 20, 2017

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I’ve had to lose a tooth! What now?

By Dr Jannen Tan B.D.Sc (Hons) (Melb)   The consequences of tooth loss “Just rip ‘em out doc!” a heartbreaking phrase we Dentists hear all too frequently. Ever wondered why it saddens us so much to have to pull a tooth out? Or why we try everything we can to persuade you to keep your […] Read more

Dec, 12, 2016

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Root Canal Therapy (RCT): Who needs it? What is the procedure and how can we avoid it?

By Dr. Ali Mohammadi B.D.S.   Most people have experienced or at least witnessed someone experiencing severe dental pain that cannot be easily settled sometimes even with pain killers. There are two probable sources for this pain: dental pulp or periodontium (dental supporting structures that keep teeth in place). If the pulp disease remains untreated, […] Read more

Dec, 12, 2016

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YWAM Outreach Program

New YWAM Patrol Tender proudly sponsored by 1300SMILES (Oct’16 onwards) – with more than double the previous Zodiac carrying capacity, this new Tender allows healthcare volunteers access to more remote villages, islands & areas where the mother-ship cannot access due to depth & manoeuvrability, exponentially expanding access & reach to so many more people in […] Read more

Nov, 30, 2016

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NRL 2017 Season Draw

Nov, 28, 2016

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How to get a whiter, brighter smile

Do you want a whiter, brighter smile before your formal event? 10 Teeth Whitening Questions Answered with Dr Maddison   1.  Why should I get my teeth whitened? If you want a beautiful bright smile for a special upcoming event such as your formal, birthday or job interview, professional tooth whitening is an effective, simple and […] Read more

Oct, 31, 2016

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