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Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx Mar 29, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA/COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Zfx in order to expand its restorative and laboratory network for iTero Element intraoral scanners in major European, Asian and African countries. The collaboration will give practitioners and dental laboratories easy access to iTero intraoral scans, improving the restorative digital workflow and enabling them to produce high-quality dental prostheses.

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Aussie dental care inflexible for MS patients’ needs, study finds Mar 29, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Aussie dental care inflexible for MS patients’ needs, study finds

BRISBANE, Australia: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects 2.3 million people globally and at least 23,700 Australians. Symptoms ...

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IDS 2017 sets new record Mar 28, 2017 | News Europe

IDS 2017 sets new record

COLOGNE, Germany: More than 155,000 people from 157 countries visited the International Dental Show (IDS) this year, according to the latest figures released ...

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Latest CAD/CAM materials less likely to be stained by coffee than conventional resins Mar 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Latest CAD/CAM materials less likely to be stained by coffee than conventional resins

BANGKOK, Thailand/TOKYO, Japan: With the development of new materials and technology in dentistry, expectations for durable and aesthetically pleasing ...

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Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults Mar 28, 2017 | News Americas

Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: Malnutrition is common among older adults. Although it has tremendous effects on the overall health and quality of life of patients, it is often missed by health care providers. A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has shown that poor oral health is a major risk factor for malnutrition. The results highlight that dental care and food assistance programs for the elderly are needed.

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Kulzer’s dentXperts kickstarts the career of new dentists Mar 27, 2017 | Business Europe

Kulzer’s dentXperts kickstarts the career of new dentists

COLOGNE, Germany: DentXperts is Kulzer’s career club for dental students, young assistant dentists and people aiming to open a dental practice. Its goal is to support them professionally on their individual career path.

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The right solution for every indication Mar 27, 2017 | News Europe

The right solution for every indication

German company Argon Dental showcased its comprehensive solution for dental implantology at the International Dental show last week for the first time. Dental Tribune Online met with medical product consultant Andreas Halamoda to speak with him about the move and the advantages of the product range.

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ROOTS SUMMIT moves to Berlin in 2018 Mar 25, 2017 | News Europe

ROOTS SUMMIT moves to Berlin in 2018

COLOGNE, Germany: At this year’s IDS, ROOTS SUMMIT members, friends and partners gathered at the Dental Tribune International (DTI) booth for lunch to discuss various collaboration possibilities for the next event, which will again be organised in collaboration with DTI. It will be held in the German capital of Berlin from 28 June to 1 July 2018. Over the past two decades, the ROOTS SUMMIT has established itself as the premier discussion forum for endodontics.

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German court issues preliminary injunction against MegaGen Mar 25, 2017 | News Europe

German court issues preliminary injunction against MegaGen

On 24 March, a German court issued a preliminary injunction against MegaGen and its CEO, Dr Kwang-bum Park, ordering the company to desist from making defamatory remarks about Straumann. This was in response to a recent interview in which Park allegedly made defamatory remarks concerning Straumann’s approach to ethical business, customer satisfaction, product development and patient outcomes. In this interview, Straumann CEO Marco Gadola reacts to these statements.

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ZEISS dental microscope introduces breakthrough augmented visualisation Mar 25, 2017 | Business Europe

ZEISS dental microscope introduces breakthrough augmented visualisation

COLOGNE, Germany: At this year’s IDS, ZEISS is presenting EXTARO 300, which is poised to revolutionise and differentiate dental practices with augmented visualisation, digital patient communication and single-handed operation. The dental microscope supports dentists in restorative dentistry, endodontics and all fields of dental surgery to achieve the highest level of performance and results—both functionally and aesthetically.

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Interview: “The next material for the next century” Mar 25, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “The next material for the next century”

At this year’s IDS, Dutch company GCP Dental is presenting its groundbreaking products to dental dealers and dentists from all over the world. In this interview, Lekhram Changoer, CEO of GCP Dental, gives a short summary of the company’s first three days at the trade fair.

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Kuraray Noritake presents new CAD/CAM block and aesthetic adhesive Mar 25, 2017 | News Europe

Kuraray Noritake presents new CAD/CAM block and aesthetic adhesive

COLOGNE, Germany: With one innovative product recently released and another in the pipeline, Kuraray Noritake Dental is aiming to provide revolutionary solutions for restorative procedures. At the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, the company is showcasing its upcoming KATANA Zirconia Block—a multilayered material designed for the fabrication of full-contour zirconia prostheses—and giving an overview of its just-introduced CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick, an adhesive that works within ...

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Interview: “Our approach to business remains uniquely different” Mar 25, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “Our approach to business remains uniquely different”

MegaGen is one of the fastest-growing dental implant companies in the world market. After the South Korean company only recently announced that it was discontinuing its business relationship with a global implant manufacturer, Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with Dr Kwang-bum Park, CEO of MegaGen, at the International Dental Show (IDS) about the company’s participation at the trade fair and its future global market strategies.

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New survey on European dental trade announced at IDS Mar 24, 2017 | News Europe

New survey on European dental trade announced at IDS

COLOGNE, Germany: At this year’s IDS, the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) has presented the new edition of its market review, the 2017 Survey on the European Dental Trade, which covers all the relevant topics and trends concerning the European dental industry. Again produced in collaboration with the Federation of the European Dental Industry, the report indicates a further shift towards digital dentistry, manifesting in overall growth of online shopping and use of CAD/CAM systems ...

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Interview: “This system is unique” Mar 24, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “This system is unique”

Founded by facial surgeons four years ago, Swiss firm mininavident is currently presenting its real-time navigation system for implantologists at IDS. Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with CEO Frank Berlinghoff about the product and the benefits it offers to dentists.

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COLTENE goes from strength to strength Mar 24, 2017 | News Europe

COLTENE goes from strength to strength

COLOGNE, Germany: In an entertaining and informative press conference on Tuesday, COLTENE demonstrated that its products and services are designed to be applicable to any endodontic or restorative procedure. At the event, held at the Hyatt Regency Cologne, several members of the company’s executive team outlined COLTENE’s vision for the dental consumables market.”

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show took place from 21 ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Interview: EMS is looking to make dentists and patients smile Mar 24, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: EMS is looking to make dentists and patients smile

Swiss company EMS (Electro Medical Systems) is known as an innovative market leader in dental prophylaxis, with technologies such as AIR-FLOW and PIEZON demonstrating its commitment to quality. Dental Tribune Online caught up with General Manager Paolo Zanetti and Head of Marketing Etienne Lebreton of EMS to discuss some of the company’s latest developments on display at IDS 2017.

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Experience the future of dentistry Mar 24, 2017 | News Europe

Experience the future of dentistry

Preventive dentistry will be at the core of oral health care in the future. With Prevention One, Swiss-based oral health care provider Curaden gives dental practices a new business model for additional revenue. It sets new standards in preventive planning and preventive actions, combining therapy with products and services that extend into the patient’s home. Through Prevention One, preventive dentistry becomes not just an offer by your dental office, but a part of your daily routine.

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3-D canal shaping: FKG hosts workshops at IDS Mar 23, 2017 | News Europe

3-D canal shaping: FKG hosts workshops at IDS

COLOGNE, Germany: IDS is in full swing and more than 2,300 exhibitors are currently showcasing their latest innovations to dental professionals, technicians ...

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The future is digital—It is not a question of if, but when Mar 23, 2017 | News Europe

The future is digital—It is not a question of if, but when

For the past several years, the development in the global dental industry has been characterised by rapidly increasing digitalisation. As one of the largest ...

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