October 22, 2021 | Advertorial
DITZINGEN, Germany: At this year’s International Dental Show, high-technology company TRUMPF unveiled a new processing solution that makes the production of customised implant-supported dental prostheses more efficient. The new process focuses on the manufacturing of dental abutments and can be retrofitted to the current series of TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 3D printers.
October 22, 2021 | Advertorial
MALMÖ, Sweden: After the introduction of TePe’s sustainable interdental brushes and speciality brushes, the TePe Supreme toothbrush has now been relaunched as yet another step on TePe’s journey towards climate-neutral products and packaging.
A practicing dentist in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Uche Odiatu is also a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, boot camp instructor and the author of The Miracle of Health. In an upcoming webinar hosted by Curaden Academy, he will be discussing how physical activity, healthy eating and adequate rest can be extremely beneficial for dental patients’ ability to heal. Dr. Odiatu spoke with Dental Tribune International about the importance of educating patients on the links between oral and systemic health.
Intra-oral scanners and 3D printers were two of the biggest topics in the halls of this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany in September. At the show, Dental Tribune International visited the booth of SHINING 3D and spoke with Riccardo Molinelli, regional sales manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, about the company and its new Aoralscan intra-oral scanner and AccuFab-L4D large-format dental 3D printer.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany: On 24 and 25 September, another successful CEREC Day was hosted in Düsseldorf. The event, which has become a prominent symposium for computer-aided dentistry since its inception 21 years ago, was also broadcast online owing to COVID-19 restrictions and featured a women’s day, during which renowned women from the dental industry presented their experiences.
BASEL, Switzerland: Biomaterials can often play a key role in many regenerative and restorative therapeutic approaches in dentistry. Proper understanding of biomaterials and their properties, biological response and correct application for the specific indication is pivotal to ensuring overall treatment success. At an upcoming virtual symposium presented by implantology leader Straumann, four experienced international clinicians will deliver expert insights into how biomaterials can be used in a range of contemporary key indications.
COLOGNE, Germany: The research by Spanish company Graphenano Dental on the reinforcement of polymer matrices has made it a pioneer of the use of graphene nanotechnology in dentistry. At the 2021 International Dental Show in Cologne, Graphenano Dental exhibited its products, such as the G-CAM disc for CAD/CAM milling systems, which relies on this technology.
TOKYO, Japan: On 11 February, GC Corp. celebrated its 100th anniversary. As part of the continued celebrations surrounding this milestone, the company is now preparing for the fifth iteration of its International Dental Symposium, where it will deliver the latest information on state-of-the-art dentistry to participants worldwide.
UPPLANDS VÄSBY, Sweden: Parkell, a recognised global leader in dental materials and equipment manufacturing for over 70 years, has announced the opening of a new office in Sweden. This expansion supports the company’s growth strategy and increases Parkell’s ability to service current and future international markets.
KOBLACH, Austria: The key to a perfect restoration result is flawless model management. Amann Girrbach offers specifically developed and perfectly coordinated premium solutions for every single work step in the process chain—both for digital and classical workflows. These solutions enable working efficiently from model fabrication to analysis of the finished model in the articulator and prevent inaccuracies from occurring.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil: This year, the Brazilian division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) honored the chairman and former president of GC, Makoto Nakao, by naming its IADR Centennial Award in his honor.
HERNDON, Va., U.S.: Just last week, 3DISC announced the latest release of HeronClinic, including two main innovations to the Heron IOS scanning software: an all-new algorithm and a color-based validation tool. These new features provide a solution that is even easier to use, as well as reliable and accurate, elevating the scanning experience for dentists and patients alike.
BASEL, Switzerland: Straumann fully launched its TLX implant system at the International Team for Implantology (ITI) World Symposium 202ONE, which is the largest global symposium dedicated to implant dentistry. In addition, the company announced the eight winners of its SmileAward, a new award which was created in cooperation with Zerodonto and which will be presented annually in the future.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: Clear aligner manufacturer SmileDirectClub (SDC) has recently announced that it is planning to launch its orthodontic products in France by the end of 2021. This will be the company’s seventh entry into the European market. At its Paris SmileShop, the first one to open in France, SDC will be introducing its premium clear aligners, a telehealth platform and an award-winning tooth whitening system.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: It is strong, pre-shaded like natural teeth, and reliable; it is KATANA Zirconia HTML, the strongest member of the KATANA multilayered zirconia series. Now, with the new KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS, Kuraray Noritake Dental has carefully optimised this product to further improve its optical properties and to harmonise sintering schedules with the rest of the KATANA Zirconia family.
Milestone Scientific offers basically one single product in the dental field: the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System. The instrument replaces a syringe for administering anaesthesia and thereby enables dental clinics to promote themselves as syringe-free, which can increase patient volumes and loyalty.
3D printing has been a major topic at IDS 2021. Based in Budapest in Hungary, VOXELTEK develops and manufactures technology for dental laboratories and offers them an easy introduction to implementing a digital workflow and a quick return on investment. Dental Tribune International spoke with László Diósi, global sales manager at VOXELTEK, and Tamás Liszkai, the company’s product development manager, to find out more.
LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a 3D printer manufacturer that focuses on digital dentistry, has recently launched a campaign that aims to help protect smiles from damage caused by stress-related parafunctional and physiological issues, including bruxism and tooth fractures. As the need for occlusal splints continues to rise, the company believes that dental practices should acquire an in-office 3D printer for quickly and efficiently producing low-cost, high-quality occlusal appliances and subsequently increasing not only practice profitability but also access to occlusal care.
“I hate the dentist” is an all-too-common refrain from patients. This is to be expected when, according to some studies, as many as 60% experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. Still, it is not a particularly rousing feeling to know that large swathes of the population live in fear of your laboriously trained hands.
BEGO is a modern company with 130 years of dental expertise that has made a name for itself in 3D printing—most recently with the introduction of the world’s first tooth-coloured, ceramic-filled hybrid material, VarseoSmile Crown plus, for the 3D printing of definitive restorations. In this interview, Thomas Kwiedor, head of business development for 3D printing at BEGO, speaks about the advantages of 3D printing compared with current digital dental solutions and about the benefits it brings for dentists, dental technicians and patients.
COLOGNE, Germany: Amann Girrbach says that going digital in dentistry is now more important than ever. At IDS 2021, the company is exhibiting its latest solutions that digitise and streamline the flow of information between dental clinics and laboratories. Using what Amann Girrbach describes as a total ecosystem, practitioners can share data and collaborate more effectively than ever before, according to the company.
Align Technology kick-started digital innovation in dentistry back in 1997 when it created a digital solution to an old analogue problem—moving teeth. At IDS, the company is showcasing the most recent and innovative solutions from the Align Digital Platform. We spoke with Markus Sebastian, the company’s senior vice president and managing director for the EMEA region, to find out more.
COLOGNE, Germany: Oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide, and untreated dental caries is among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases. In addition, a growing number of scientific studies prove that there is an association between periodontitis and several general diseases. There are both financial and social aspects to contributing to enhanced oral health.
COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology’s interactive booth at IDS 2021 represents the company’s largest-ever presence at the show. The company has reinforced its commitment to comprehensive dentistry by showcasing the Align Digital Platform, including recent innovations, in a multimedia exhibition space of hybrid in-person and virtual experiences. Those attending the show virtually can enjoy Align’s livestreamed content from anywhere in the world.
The German company Schütz Dental promotes innovative dentistry and dental technology with its products made in Germany for a complete digital workflow in accordance with its motto, “Networking. Partnership. Success.” In this interview, the company’s sales director, Michael Stock, explains what the motto means to the company and Michaela Pavlic, export sales director, shares which products IDS visitors should be sure to take a look at.
COLOGNE, Germany: The French company Borea will be introducing its brand-new software and platform, Rayplicker Vision and Borea Connect, during IDS 2021. According to the company, both new products boast several distinctive features that will redefine shade communication in dentistry.