July 23, 2021 | Advertorial
SEOUL, South Korea: The integration of CAD/CAM technologies into clinical dental workflows continues to grow as digital dentistry devices become more easily accessible. In a recent study measuring the relative accuracy of intra-oral scanners, the Danish dental company 3Shape’s TRIOS 3 was found to outperform the Medit i500 intra-oral scanner in several important criteria.
ZURICH, Switzerland: Peri-implantitis is one of the greatest unsolved problems in dental implantology, and its prevalence is expected to increase over time as implant treatment becomes more widespread.1 Implant cleaning is a difficult but essential step in treating peri-implantitis, and the recently launched GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System offers a new solution that is compatible with most implants on the market.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Ever since it was launched in 2005, 3Shape Dental System has been the software of choice for dental laboratory technicians who want to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. With the release of Dental System 2021, 3Shape is now allowing technicians to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and enhance their productivity through its new and improved integrated workflows.
DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, has announced its expanded presence at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021, taking place from 22 to 25 September in Cologne in Germany. Exocad will showcase its newest software releases and innovations for dental technicians and dentists at Booth A020 in Hall 3, where it will have 360m² of exhibition space and a multitude of demo stations.
ESCHBORN, Germany: Online education has seen an uptick in recent years and gained particular relevance in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Owing to its convenience and ease of access, e-learning will further flourish in the future. Through its AIC Europe online platform, Osstem Implant offers dental professionals a variety of free online courses focusing on the use of its products in daily practice. Instead of theory only, the lecturers present practical aspects and share knowledge and experience with the participants.
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Periimplantitis poses one of the greatest challenges for implantologists. BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, recently announced that two current studies have demonstrated that BIOLASE’s Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology may be beneficial in the treatment of periimplantitis.
CHEONGJU, South Korea: This year, MEDICLUS is aiming at leading from the front in endodontic solutions in the dental industry. Recently, the company released a high viscosity bioceramic sealer called One-Fil PT for orifice recapping, block-out perforation or for emergency case solution. One-Fil was tested and compared with competitors’ products in a current study.
DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, announced the release of PartialCAD 3.0 Galway, its module for removable partial denture frameworks, which has new and advanced features for the design of high-quality partial dentures. This new release enhances digital CAD/CAM possibilities for exocad users and dental technicians by providing simpler design solutions for complex cases.
KOBLACH, Germany: Amann Girrbach is eagerly awaiting the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS), the first major trade show since the pandemic started. In addition to a number of innovations to its proven CAD/CAM products and materials, the company will focus on solutions for interdisciplinary cooperation between dental laboratories and dental practices at its IDS booth (#A010–B011 in Hall 3.2).
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Since there are so many different dental adhesives, cements and restorative materials available, it can be difficult to decide which products are best suited to fulfilling individual requirements. A direct comparison obtained by testing all products is impossible owing to the great number of available solutions. Laboratory investigations provide information about specific product properties, but usually cannot give the overall picture.
As the principal at the Sydney-based dental practice Care Dentistry, specialist prosthodontist Dr Christopher Ho leads by example. The procedures and techniques he employs to create aesthetic rehabilitations are guided by digital solutions that deliver greater efficiency, accuracy and patient acceptance. Here, he discusses how 3Shape’s product portfolio powers his digital workflows.
BERGEN OP ZOOM, Netherlands: Blij Gebit (Dutch for “happy teeth”) is a dental hygiene practice aimed specifically at children. It was started in the town of Bergen Op Zoom earlier this year by dental hygienist Stefanie Verdaasdonk, who runs the practice with her assistant, Daniëlle van de Water. The unique mix of child psychology, prevention and coaching—but also the inexhaustible patience and enthusiasm of Verdaasdonk and Van de Water—make Blij Gebit a place where children go with pleasure, even those with a fear of the dentist. “Living to be 100 with healthy teeth, that’s the goal,” said Verdaasdonk, “and also having fun. We turn every appointment into a party.”
KOBLACH, Austria: Amann Girrbach is all about supporting laboratories in the organisation of digital dental workflows. With the AG.Live digital platform, this project reaches a new dimension. AG.Live helps dental technicians to manage all digital activities locally and to connect with an ever-expanding global network of digital dental professionals.
DUBAI, UAE: In a study that is the first of its kind, researchers from Claude Bernard Lyon University in Lyon in France have shown that Perio plus regenerate mouthwash reduces the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2. The mouthwash reduces the viral load in the mouth by 71% after a single rinse, aiding the immune system in controlling the start of infection.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: From 1 July onwards, Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia YML, the latest evolution in multilayered zirconia, will be commercially available. To celebrate the launch of this superlative material, the company is inviting dental professionals to a virtual symposium to be held on 3 July.
LONDON, UK: Align Technology has announced that it is hosting its annual Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Invisalign Scientific Symposium on 2 and 3 July digitally, providing an opportunity for orthodontists to delve into the science behind the company’s Invisalign system, as well as glean the latest advanced clinical knowledge from luminaries of orthodontic pedagogy.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: It is both a blessing and a curse that different zirconia materials are used depending on the indication—a blessing because it allows dental technicians to achieve the best possible outcomes in every situation, but a curse because this approach requires extensive inventory and the making of many decisions. For those who prefer to take a more efficient route without compromising outcomes, KATANA Zirconia YML is the new go-to solution. With its strong core and translucent outer layer, this new generation of multilayered zirconia offers the properties needed for a broad indication range and easily obtainable aesthetics.
Dr Max Andrup, a 2010 graduate of Umeå University, currently runs a private practice in the city of Hudiksvall in Sweden, where he maintains a passion for restorative dentistry with a biomimetic approach. In this interview, he discusses the future of restorative dentistry and explains why he relies on Kuraray Noritake Dental’s products for his daily workflow.
HELSINKI, Finland: Dr Janos Vág became a dentist out of necessity, but he would have preferred to have become a computer science engineer. However, when it was time to choose his educational path in 1989, there were few opportunities for engineers. His father, a dentist, suggested that he could make use of his scientific and technical interests in dentistry as well, so Vág decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.
LUCERNE, Switzerland: G-CEM ONE is the newest self-adhesive resin cement from GC that simplifies procedures and brings together high bond strength, effortless clean-up and long-lasting aesthetics. In a series of laboratory tests measuring G-CEM ONE’s bond strength, DENTAL ADVISOR has reported that the self-adhesive cement “performed as well or better than competitive materials tested in the self-adhesive mode” and that, when used in conjunction with GC’s Adhesive Enhancing Primer (AEP), “bond strength to enamel and dentine was highest among the tested groups”.
BERLIN, Germany: Leading the innovation of dental materials, botiss biomaterials provides dentists with the ultimate choice in biomaterials. With the first dental magnesium implants to receive the CE mark, botiss has brought a breakthrough technology into the field of dentistry. The launch of the NOVAMag regeneration system provides an option for those dentists seeking a biomaterial that is mechanically strong yet completely resorbable and is replaced with bone over time.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Known for its commitment to providing cutting-edge and market-leading dental solutions, 3Shape also prides itself on guiding and supporting dental professionals through all stages of their digital journeys. At 3Shape Unfold, a free online event to be held on 2 and 3 June, dentists and dental laboratory technicians will be given an excellent opportunity to experience the company’s latest digital innovations through one-to-one demonstrations, live Q & A sessions, and more.
LONDON, UK: The benefits of adopting a digital workflow are more compelling than ever. To go digital, however, dental professionals need to rationalise the move away from their existing functional analogue workflow—a shift which may seem quite daunting and confusing at first. In an upcoming online event, titled “Going digital—guidance for restorative practice”, on 19 May at 7:30 p.m. CEST, experts will show how dental professionals can approach this.
Too often, dental students have to rely on textbook examples or only receive limited practical training when it comes to improving their oral hygiene skills. Dr Isabel Martínez Lizán is a professor of preventive and community dentistry at the University of Barcelona in Spain and takes her dental students through iTOP—short for individually trained oral prophylaxis. Thanks to the iTOP training programme, dental students learn the correct tools and techniques for perfect brushing through hands-on practice, so they in turn can set up their future patients for a lifetime of oral health.
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: Swiss company FKG Dentaire has a legacy founded on years of trusted performance and expertise. It is well-known for its flagship XP-endo line, and it is now introducing two innovative treatment solutions, RACE EVO and R-Motion. The company offers a comprehensive range of products, providing a complete solution to the market’s instrumentation needs.
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.