Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says universal health coverage is essential and the National Health Insurance (NHI) will happen.

Participating in a debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, he said the NHI Bill will soon be sent to parliament and that the days of debating whether it will be implemented or not are over.


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Working South Africans need to spend more time in bed to increase their chances of living longer, a new study of sleeping habits has found. By skimping on the recommended seven to nine hours' sleep a night, people are potentially shaving years off their life due to chronic illness and disability associated with sleep deprivation, according to the study based on a sample of 658 staff of a local financial services company.

Details and Information as follows:

Date: 6 & 7 September 2019
Fee: R15 5000
Earlybird Fee: R14 000 (Valid until 1 August)

The Basic course will provide you with all the necessary training to enable you to complete simple implant cases. This means cases where the bone has healed and which are not in the aesthetic zone. The course is geared to ensure that you have all the necessary information, so that you walk away with the confidence to place your first implant or improve your current knowledge by ensuring that you are aware of all the most current and up to date treatment strategies.

The lecture topics for this course are as follows:

  • Implant Design and Surfaces
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Implant Radiology
  • Case Selection
  • Treatment Planning & Case Presentations
  • Sterile Technique
  • Basic Surgical Techniques (Including: Sterile Protocol Flap Design Suture Materials Techniques Implant Exposure Implant Prosthodontics including Impression Taking Complications & their Management)

All modules involve hands on training that are done on animal models. The model that is used for this module is a pig jaw and each participant has to raise a flap, create an implant osteotomy and then place an implant. After this they have to modify the soft tissue to simulate an exposure and suture the soft tissue around an abutment. They are also shown impression techniques.

Please note to secure your booking is on proof of payment.

The Implant and Aesthetic Academy
+27 79 814 4441
+27 63 692 1272


The Durban Easter Knife Show (aka DEKS) takes place on 19 and 20 April 2019 and has been a feature of the annual knife enthusiasts calendar in Durban for more than 30 years. The show draws exhibitors from across the country and in previous years buyers have come from as far afield as Germany, Portugal and the USA to see the best handmade knives under one roof.

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World Spine Day.

Thank you to Meditrader Premium member and Dolphin Coast based Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Jeremy Lamb (Aloe Vet Clinic) for the informative and interesting article on Allergies!


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Thank you Meditrader Premium member and Audiologist, Josias Naidoo for this very informative article.

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