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“Like bacteria hitch-hiking on the fungi”—study shows how organisms “walk” across teeth

PHILADELPHIA, US: A research team from the University of Pennsylvania has found that, within hours of growth, groupings of bacteria were able to “leap” ...

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Less CHX—new generation of mouthwashes is changing therapy

KRIENS, Switzerland: Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) is considered the gold standard among oral antiseptics, but its use comes with a number of side ...

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Interview: How to improve your prophylactic technique

As an award-winning dental hygienist and experienced Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) clinician, Faye Donald’s passion lies in educating, motivating and ...

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Designing for the environment—sustainability in plastic products

There are many different aspects to consider in guiding the individual to suitable oral hygiene products: the patient’s oral status, abilities, ...

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Interview: Correcting your own oral hygiene habits is the best way to help patients

Too often, dental students have to rely on textbook examples or only receive limited practical training when it comes to improving their oral hygiene ...

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Study offers new insights into dental caries development and prevention

HONG KONG, China/BERKELEY, Calif., US: A study led by researchers in China has recently examined the impact of the oral microbiota on overall health. The ...

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Researchers in Australia seek to improve dental implant outcomes

BRISBANE, Australia: Dental professionals and researchers continue to look for the best solutions to help prevent and manage peri-implant disease. For ...

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Guided Biofilm Therapy to take centre stage in free webinar

Using a mixture of documentation and clinical cases, Dr Gonçalo Assis will be discussing the implementation of Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) during implant ...

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Interview: “It feels like patient-centred care at its very best”

Faye Donald is a multi-award-winning dental hygienist who puts patients’ interest first. She became a certified Swiss Dental Academy (SDA) trainer in 2016...

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Interview: “We need to stress the importance of prevention”

Dr Magda Mensi is a researcher at the University of Brescia in Italy with a special interest in non-surgical therapy of periodontal diseases. In preparation...

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E-learning non-stop: First international 24-hour webinar in preventive dentistry is approaching

NYON, Switzerland: Dental professionals should mark 23 and 24 November in their calendars in order not to miss a notable event in dental education: the ...

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Interview: “Current antimicrobial techniques are largely ineffective ”

Robots and their influence on society is not something new. For years, we have been sharing our social and, more recently, private circles with them. In ...

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Free webinar to focus on guided biofilm therapy

ZURICH, Switzerland: In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Friday, 26 April, an expert will be discussing guided biofilm therapy for the ...

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Interview: “50 per cent of our population is susceptible to periodontal disease”

During a unique breakfast briefing on Friday morning, Unilever’s Zendium showcased a remarkable set of data demonstrating how daily use of Zendium ...

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Biofilm research could help advance dentistry

MUNICH, Germany: According to experts, biofilms are generally regarded as a problem to be eradicated due to the threats they pose to humans and materials. ...

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Cariogenic bacteria produce substance that aids calcium tolerance

BASEL, Switzerland: In a new study at the University of Basel, researchers have investigated how cariogenic bacteria manage to survive in dental plaque, ...

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Optimal prophylaxis with interdental brushes

An increasing number of dental professionals are emphasising the importance of interdental brushes in primary, secondary and tertiary prophylaxis. These ...

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