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Stay CALM! Planmeca algorithm improves CBCT imaging Oct 20, 2017 | Business Europe

Stay CALM! Planmeca algorithm improves CBCT imaging

HELSINKI, Finland: Patient movement is among the most significant challenges to CBCT imaging, producing artefacts that can compromise the quality of the image. According to Finnish manufacturer Planmeca, an end-user solution to this problem was in the company’s sights for some time and has now finally been addressed with Planmeca CALM.

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Polish doctors go on hunger strike Oct 20, 2017 | News Europe

Polish doctors go on hunger strike

WARSAW, Poland: Ever since Poland joined the EU in 2004, many of the country’s doctors have gone in search of better-paid work aboard. Now, in what has ...

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Accuracy of computer-assisted template-based implant placement using a conventional impression and scan model or digital impression Oct 20, 2017 | Clinical Implantology

Accuracy of computer-assisted template-based implant placement using a conventional impression and scan model or digital impression

The objective of this study was to compare implant survival rate, template-related complications and virtual planning accuracy of computer-assisted template-based ...

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Dental Tribune set to launch its first sub-Saharan Africa edition Oct 19, 2017 | Business Middle East & Africa

Dental Tribune set to launch its first sub-Saharan Africa edition

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental Tribune International (DTI) is the official media partner of the third International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA), which is ...

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Philips celebrates anniversary of Sonicare with launch of new AirFloss Pro model Oct 19, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Philips celebrates anniversary of Sonicare with launch of new AirFloss Pro model

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Twenty-five years ago, American entrepreneur David Giuliani, together with researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle in the US, launched the world’s first sonic toothbrush as a breakthrough device for helping people to improve their oral hygiene routine and prevent periodontal disease. Introduced in the UK only three years later, the technology, which was acquired by Philips in 2000, has had an impressive market run, which culminated with the launch of the most advanced ...

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JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies Oct 18, 2017 | News Americas

JDR publishes special issue on orofacial clefting and dental anomalies

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: The International and American Associations for Dental Research have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Brian Schutte from the Michigan State University served as the guest editor of this special issue, along with JDR associate editor Prof. Joy Richman from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Sequencing of sea cucumber genome may help with tissue regeneration Oct 18, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Sequencing of sea cucumber genome may help with tissue regeneration

QINGDAO, China: Researchers at the Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new high-definition sequence of the sea cucumber’s genetic material, or genome. Owing to the sea cucumber’s capacity to regrow body parts and internal organs, knowledge of its genome could aid the understanding of regeneration and determine whether its regrowth capability can offer insights into tissue regeneration and other areas of human medicine.

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ESCD congress in Zagreb a “truly international meeting” Oct 18, 2017 | News Europe

ESCD congress in Zagreb a “truly international meeting”

ZAGREB, Croatia: The 14th annual meeting of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD) celebrated the discipline with an exceptional scientific programme that featured 32 speakers from 17 countries and a diverse audience. One of the social highlights was the society’s welcome of new ESCD members with a traditional cap and gown ceremony at the presidential dinner.

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Dentsply Sirona expands   executive leadership team Oct 18, 2017 | News International

Dentsply Sirona expands executive leadership team

YORK, Pa., U.S./SALZBURG, Austria: Dentsply Sirona has announced the appointment of two new members of its executive leadership, effective immediately, as part of its continuing efforts to position the company to achieve its potential.

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Dental anaesthesia: Legal loopholes put patient safety at risk Oct 17, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Dental anaesthesia: Legal loopholes put patient safety at risk

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the medical body responsible for the teaching, training and licensing of specialist anaesthetists, has raised concerns about legal loopholes in the administration of local anaesthesia. Dentistry and cosmetic surgery are two fields that may be especially vulnerable to grey areas that can be exploited, putting patients at risk.

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World Federation for Laser Dentistry congress hailed a success Oct 17, 2017 | News Europe

World Federation for Laser Dentistry congress hailed a success

THESSALONIKI, Greece: With attendees from several countries, as well as multiple presentations and workshops, the organisers of the sixth European Division Congress of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD) conclude it to have been their most successful conference to date. Under the theme “Bringing laser to sunlight”, the organisers set out to facilitate the forming of new networks between the many partners within laser dentistry and to lead the way in an ever-growing market.

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OsteoReady announces new management structure Oct 16, 2017 | Business Americas

OsteoReady announces new management structure

CONCORD, Mass., U.S.: Massachusetts-based implant solutions and training provider OsteoReady has announced changes to its management structure. Dr. Robert Gottlander has been appointed CEO and Dr. Marc Nevins chairman. Dr. David Little will continue as clinical director, and Mike Meehan will remain in his role as chief operating officer.

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Dentists successfully extract stem cells from third molars Oct 16, 2017 | News Americas

Dentists successfully extract stem cells from third molars

LAS VEGAS, USA: Few discoveries hold as much promise of single-handedly expanding medical treatment options as stem cells do. Now, researchers have developed a new method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.

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Webinar to highlight benefits of CBCT imaging Oct 16, 2017 | News International

Webinar to highlight benefits of CBCT imaging

LEIPZIG, Germany: Once regarded as a novelty in the dental practice, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging has quickly become the standard of care in implantology, endodontics and maxillofacial surgery. In an upcoming free webinar on Thursday, 19 October, an expert will aim to clarify any questions dental professionals have about CBCT imaging and demonstrate how this technology can be utilised in dental practices.

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EAO 2017 Madrid

EAO 2017 Madrid

The the 26th annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration takes place in the Spanish capital from 5-7 October 2017.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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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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Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection Oct 13, 2017 | News Americas

Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection

SAN DIEGO, USA: New research has found that the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics by dentists may be playing a significant role in cases of Clostridium difficile, a serious and potentially deadly infection that causes severe diarrhea. The researchers who conducted the study presented their findings at IDWeek 2017, held from 4 to 8 October in San Diego, specifying the importance of using medication only when needed.

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Webinar to highlight microscope applications in dentistry Oct 13, 2017 | News International

Webinar to highlight microscope applications in dentistry

LEIPZIG, Germany: As dental technology has become more sophisticated, the aesthetic standards for restorations have increased. Though this is influenced by factors such as the choice of restorative material, it is also dependent on the level of procedural precision. In an upcoming free webinar on Tuesday, 17 October, an expert will demonstrate the possibilities of microscope use in restorative dentistry, with a particular emphasis on keeping the restorative margins supragingival.

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Vienna to host EAO congress in 2018 Oct 13, 2017 | News Europe

Vienna to host EAO congress in 2018

VIENNA, Austria: While attendees of the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) are still reflecting on the congress that took place last week in Madrid in Spain, the event organisers are already working hard in preparing for the next congress. The 27th event is going to be held in the Austrian capital of Vienna from 11 to 13 October 2018 at the Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Center.

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Osteology Foundation: Shanghai hosts largest national symposium yet Oct 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Osteology Foundation: Shanghai hosts largest national symposium yet

SHANGHAI, China: Exceeding all expectations, the third National Osteology Symposium in China welcomed about 1,900 participants to Shanghai, making it the biggest national event in the foundation’s history. Also setting new standards for future congresses was the innovative stage design. The main platform was located in the centre of the hall and allowed speakers to address the surrounding audience at 360°.

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Free webinars: 14-episode Saturday series on the bio-logic approach to implantology Oct 12, 2017 | News Europe

Free webinars: 14-episode Saturday series on the bio-logic approach to implantology

LEIPZIG, Germany: With the introduction of newer and more innovative technologies and the development of more aesthetically pleasing dental materials, patient expectations have changed dramatically. In an upcoming free webinar series hosted by DT Study Club more than 14 experts will be analysing all of the modern aspects of oral implantology using a biological and logical approach to help better prepare dentists in an ever-changing industry.

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Benefits and safety of charcoal dentifrices investigated Oct 11, 2017 | News Americas

Benefits and safety of charcoal dentifrices investigated

BALTIMORE, USA: With promises of whiter and cleaner teeth, charcoal-based oral hygiene products have enjoyed a boost in popularity in recent times, with new products steadily entering oral hygiene racks and online shopping sites alike. However, the results of a literature review conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry have now challenged the marketed benefits of these products.

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160 countries commit to the fight against mercury Oct 11, 2017 | News Europe

160 countries commit to the fight against mercury

GENEVA, Switzerland: The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held at the end of September at the International Conference Centre of Geneva. With more than 160 countries committing political and financial support to help reduce and eliminate mercury, it is the world’s first environmental and health treaty to be signed in a decade.

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Stephen Buchanan to hold ENDOPOINT course in Moscow Oct 11, 2017 | News Europe

Stephen Buchanan to hold ENDOPOINT course in Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia: “The art of endodontics: Everything has changed except the anatomy” is the title of a course to be held by Dr Stephen Buchanan—one of the most internationally renowned endodontists—in Moscow on 9 December. The event, hosted by ENDOPOINT and supported by Dental Tribune International, will feature an extensive programme with a practical approach to the art of endodontics.

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Newly created protein may be promising for anti-caries vaccine Oct 10, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Newly created protein may be promising for anti-caries vaccine

WUHAN, China: Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created a fusion protein (formed through the joining of genes that originally coded for separate proteins) that might be the key to developing a vaccine against dental caries. According to the research team, their second-generation fusion protein provides high protective efficacy against caries, but with lower side-effects than with previously created proteins.

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Interview: “I will probably surpass some personal limits” Oct 10, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: “I will probably surpass some personal limits”

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. For Vicky Ubrich, a young dentist living in Leipzig, it was a goal she had as a child. Now halfway through her final year as an assistant dentist, Ubrich is taking some time out to head to South America as a volunteer to put her skills to use in a very different setting. Dental Tribune Online met with her a few days before her departure, to find out about her motivation, studies and work.

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Innovative collagen matrix for soft-tissue generation announced at EAO 2017 Oct 9, 2017 | News Europe

Innovative collagen matrix for soft-tissue generation announced at EAO 2017

MADRID, Spain: As an alternative treatment option to connective tissue grafts, Swiss company Geistlich Biomaterials launched the Fibro-Gide collagen matrix last week at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) in Madrid. The new product has been developed for soft-tissue regeneration at the alveolar ridge around natural teeth and implants and will be available in two sizes.

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Dentsply Sirona acquires gutta-percha technologies from Healthdent Oct 9, 2017 | Business Americas

Dentsply Sirona acquires gutta-percha technologies from Healthdent

YORK, Pa./PALMDALE, Calif., US: Dentsply Sirona, manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, has announced the acquisition of gutta-percha material technologies from Healthdent Technology International. The company, located in Palmdale, is a market leader in this dental segment.

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Nobel Biocare announces entry into metal-free implant market at EAO Oct 6, 2017 | News Europe

Nobel Biocare announces entry into metal-free implant market at EAO

MADRID, Spain: At the 2017 EAO congress, Nobel Biocare has announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Dentalpoint, a leader in ceramic ...

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Interview: "Dentistry has finally arrived in the digital age" Oct 6, 2017 | News Europe

Interview: "Dentistry has finally arrived in the digital age"

Since its introduction in 2013, the ConnectDental platform from Henry Schein has helped numerous dental professionals make the difficult leap into digital ...

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