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.
KRIENS, Switzerland: Stable routines lie at the heart of habits. Lately, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the challenge of fostering habits in times that are disruptive. Taking the view that periods of change provide opportunities for creating habits that promote better health, a recent study by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute explored what support is needed to achieve this. The answer? A prevention-based healthcare system that is nothing like the one we know today.
VENICE, Italy: In June, Tokuyama Dental hosted the inaugural event on its new online learning platform, the Tokuyama Academy. The company was eager to hear how its innovative mix of webinars and live onsite broadcasts would be received by dental professionals. Attendance figures and feedback from participants confirmed that the virtual event successfully addressed the broad topic of restorative dentistry and served to lessen accessibility barriers for dental professionals around the world.
Over the past months, I have been running a course, titled “How to launch an oral health promotion project/business”, which is part of my Smile Revolution platform. The course is open to all dental professionals—dentists, therapists, hygienists and nurses—who want to explore opportunities of expanding their horizon beyond the purely clinical work of the practice.
In a recent webinar focused on dental impressions in modern dentistry, Dr Pawel Szuba-Paszkiewicz, a dentist with a deep interest in digital prosthodontics, discussed the benefits and shortcomings of both traditional and digital impression taking. Prior to his online presentation, he discussed some of the most common mistakes in dental impression taking and gave dental professionals advice on how to get around some of the limitations of dental scanners.
June 10, 2021 | Education
In an upcoming webinar specifically aimed at dental students, Dr Edgard El Chaar will review Straumann’s entire biomaterial portfolio. El Chaar, a former director of the advanced education program and former clinical associate professor at New York University in the US, will provide product overviews, discuss benefits and explain where and when to use which biomaterial. Prior to his presentation, he gave Dental Tribune International a brief outline of his webinar and gave some advice for dental students during the challenging times of SARS-CoV-2.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Amid the global pandemic, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) decided to defer the EuroPerio10 congress, which had originally been planned to take place this month. On 5 June, the EFP launched a series of online scientific sessions that will be held over the next months to bridge the gap until the next in-person event in 2022. Overall, almost 4,000 people from over 110 countries worldwide have registered for the series to date.
LEUVEN, Belgium: In celebration of its 100th anniversary, GC is holding a symposium on 27 May dedicated to luting. During the online event, three experienced clinicians will give dental professionals a comprehensive overview of current options for luting and cementation of dental prostheses. In addition, participants will learn more about the various advantages of GC’s G-CEM ONE self-adhesive resin cement based on clinical examples.
April 22, 2021 | Education
To celebrate the discovery of osseointegration by Swedish physician and anatomist Dr Per-Ingvar Brånemark, the first Global Osseointegration Day will be held this year. In an upcoming webinar, Prof. Emeritus Tomas Albrektsson from the Department of Biomaterials of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden will give insights into Brånemark’s discovery and the relevance of osseointegration to implant dentistry. In honour of Brånemark, who was born in 1929 and passed away in 2014, the webinar will be held on his birthday, 3 May.
March 23, 2021 | Education
Clinical professionals can look forward to three upcoming implantology webinars in March, April and May. Presented by dental implant manufacturer Neodent, the lectures will offer knowledge about peri-implant tissue maintenance, the evolution of conical connections and benefits of surface treatments and will provide the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.
March 1, 2021 | Education
Immediate loading is increasingly being offered as a routine method in dental implant surgery. However, according to Dr Mauro Labanca, it should be handled with more caution, as research has demonstrated that its success rates do not always match those of traditional methods. In an upcoming free webinar on 10 March, he will explain how to ensure qualitative care while applying scientifically proven tools which enable clinicians to obtain objective data on implant stability that is comparable over time.
With its transformative power, digital dentistry is slowly taking over dental practices and laboratories all around the world. In a free webinar on Feb. 17, prosthodontist Dr. Ryan C. Lewis will talk about how digital dentistry can help improve workflow efficiency and will highlight some of the latest advancements in digital dentistry. Prior to his online presentation, he shared some thoughts on the topic.
Zirconia implants are the best solution for missing teeth in the cosmetic region. Those who attend a live webinar to be presented by Dr. Paresh Patel, ICOI diplomate, will learn why the innovations in zirconia implants are an essential benefit to the dental practice. “Zirconia Implants for the Cosmetic Zone” will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. EST (New York).
BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.: A student at the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine has developed a new initiative that aims to remove barriers to studying dentistry for students of color. The free program, named Destination Dental School, is open to eligible undergraduate students from all over the U.S. and will provide them with a number of mentoring, training and sponsorship opportunities.
December 2, 2020 | Education
Team communication, treatment planning and execution represent the three pillars of interdisciplinary implant therapy. In a free webinar on 9 December, Dr Ricardo Mitrani will describe how utilising digital technology enhances and facilitates this process, allowing the team to deliver results with a higher level of precision. Prior to his presentation, Mitrani, who maintains a private practice with a focus on prosthodontics, implants and aesthetic dentistry in Mexico City in Mexico, gave a short preview of his topic.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: DS World typically takes place in Las Vegas, but was held virtually this year owing to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. More than 4,500 dental professionals from over 25 countries attended the event, and the company said that its success showed that the dental business and continuing dental education are thriving even amid the greatest health crisis of the modern era.
Many dental professionals equate business success to practice profitability. Unfortunately, this can sometimes lead to rushed dental appointments and poor-quality treatments. In his webinar on 4 December, Dr Miguel Stanley, the clinical director of the White Clinic based in Lisbon in Portugal and a passionate advocate for high-quality dental care, will talk about how Slow Dentistry should be a fundamental human right. He will also explain why it is now more important than ever to follow the best disinfection practices in a dental clinic.
Infection control and prevention measures commonly observed in the dental practice are safe and effective, but hygiene routines need to be known, understood and strictly observed by the whole dental office team—especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a free webinar, speakers Drs Mikael Zimmerman and Petteri Sjögren will summarise and explain the main aspects of these precautions with the purpose of shedding some light on key issues and explaining some crucial reasons for choosing them and methods of implementing them. Prior to their online presentation, Zimmerman, who is a leading expert in quality assurance, hygiene and infection control in dentistry, gave a brief preview of the topic.
Dentistry has come a long way since the first introduction of digital technology. In an upcoming webinar on Nov. 18, Georgio Haddad, an intrapreneur who is in charge of the development of dental strategic partnerships and initiatives at Formlabs, will talk about the adoption of 3D printing in the dental practice. Prior to his online presentation, Haddad discussed the various applications of 3D printing in dentistry, reflected on how 3D printing has reshaped the dental industry and weighed the risks associated with embracing the technology.
According to Dr Wendy Thompson, who is a dentist and clinical lecturer in primary dental care at the University of Manchester in the UK, the dental profession globally is responsible for around one in ten antibiotic prescriptions across human healthcare. In an upcoming free webinar, she will share guidance on how the whole dental team, including general dental practitioners, specialists and practice managers, can develop local solutions to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Before her online seminar, Thompson gave some insight into the issue in an interview with Dental Tribune International.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: November is diabetes awareness month at Curaden Academy. Diabetes mellitus is the third most common chronic disease in children and adolescents and requires constant monitoring and treatment in the form of insulin injections. Curaden’s Tom Huigen knows all about it. At 9 months old, his son Roef was one of the youngest patients in the Netherlands to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. According to Tom, consistent follow-up is crucial, not only to ensure good systemic and oral health, but also to provide a structure in which a child can be a child. He spoke to Dental Tribune International about how the condition influences daily life for the whole family.
ATHENS, Greece: To increase the educational opportunities for paediatric dentists, the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) has launched its own online campus in cooperation with Dental Tribune International (DTI) and sponsored by Procter & Gamble. In the coming year, the academy will present six webinars which offer continuing education credits for attendees and feature international speakers.
The dentist plays a major role, with other members of the health team, in helping a patient with diabetes maintain glycemic control by achieving optimal oral health. The inflammation associated with poor oral hygiene can generate systemic inflammatory response and in turn exacerbate diabetes, worsen cardiovascular outcomes, and increase mortality. In a series of free webinars organised by Curaden Academy, three experts will discuss exactly how dental professionals can set up their diabetic patients for optimal health.
DUBAI, UAE: Despite the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on its event business, the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) is committed to continuing to offer its two annual world-class scientific conferences, supporting dental professionals globally. When initial plans to host this year’s in-person events were disrupted, CAPP swiftly redirected its efforts towards the organisation of two of the largest-ever virtual, scientifically accredited dental conferences instead―eight days, 56 continuing education (CE) credits, over 90 speakers from six continents―from 12 to 15 November and 19 to 22 November. The two conferences are part of the CAPP November Dental Livestream, which is being broadcast from 5 to 28 November.
October 13, 2020 | Education
In aesthetically critical areas, the selection of the time of implant placement—immediate, early or late—can influence the outcome. In an upcoming webinar on 19 October, Dr Stephen Chen will describe current concepts in post-extraction healing. Prior to his online presentation, Chen, who is president of the International Team for Implantology, gave a brief preview of his topic.
October 2, 2020 | Education
October is geriatric dentistry month at Curaden Academy. Although the number of elderly patients in dental practices is on the rise, many dental professionals lack in-depth training in caring for these patients in the best way possible. In a series of free webinars, Curaden Academy is giving three experts the opportunity to speak about issues specifically related to the treatment of geriatric patients: periodontal problems, prosthodontic treatment planning and pharmacology.