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Many oral hygiene products such as manual and electric toothbrushes will be showcased at IDS 2017. (Photograph: Koelnmesse)
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Prevention in dental practice—Focal theme of IDS 2017

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COLOGNE, Germany: Held biennially, the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the dental profession and industry. Next year’s IDS, which will take place from 21 to 25 March, will focus on prevention, professional and home prophylaxis, as well as imaging and microbiological diagnostics, the organisers have announced.

Over the last decades, the global dental market has seen a shift from restorative-based treatment to a preventive approach in dental practice, mainly driven by an increasing awareness of the likely implications of untreated dental disease for overall health, as well as the growing number of older populations worldwide and, consequently, the need for maintaining natural dentition for a lifetime.

Oral prophylaxis, including home prevention measures and professional dental scaling, and education is thus one of the most important pillars of long-term oral health. During IDS 2017, dental professionals will be updated on the most recent techniques and product innovations in this area.

Participants will receive information on the latest oral hygiene products for use at home and on a large variety of new manual curettage instruments, as well as sonic, ultrasonic and air-polishing devices and air scalers. In addition, innovative diagnostic tools for targeted oral prophylaxis and interdisciplinary collaboration, such as high-resolution intra-oral cameras, camera-supported fluorescent and infrared technologies, as well as analogue and digital radiographic and computer tomography systems, will be on display at IDS.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to enter into discussion with distinguished prophylaxis specialists and representatives of various dental companies.

“Prophylaxis is a dental core competence. IDS offers the entire team a unique opportunity: dialogue with specialists of exhibiting companies, discussions with experienced users, the entire spectrum of modern prophylaxis concepts, current diagnostic, prophylaxis and therapy trends in one location. Every two years, it offers a unique experience, which I am personally most looking forward to,” emphasised Dr Markus Heibach, Executive Director of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers.

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