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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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Oral-B and Straumann announce landmark alliance for scientific education on peri-implant and periodontal health

GENEVA, Switzerland: In a watershed moment for continuing education, Oral-B and Straumann have recently announced that they have joined forces. By ...

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Interview: “I hope that sustainable dentistry will soon reach critical mass and become the norm”

Dr Davinder Raju is the lead dentist at Dove Holistic Dental Centre in Bognor Regis in the UK and the founder of Green Dentistry, an online platform that...

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Enlisting dentists to help tackle obesity

LOUGHBOROUGH, UK: Most of the UK population visit their dentist annually, and researchers from Loughborough University think that this primary care ...

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Rinsing against SARS-CoV-2—one mouthwash reduces infection risk

LYON, France: In a study that is the first of its kind, researchers from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in Lyon in France have shown that Curaprox’s ...

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Chewing gum sets trap for SARS-CoV-2, reduces transmission

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.: A study led by researchers from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found ...

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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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Tobacco harm reduction core element of periodontal therapy, says head doctor

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Experts are calling for the integration of tobacco harm reduction (THR) strategies into dental care. Prof. Dirk Ziebolz, head ...

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ACTEON Group is moving forward

COLOGNE, Germany: The ACTEON team is very excited to be participating in the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021, where it will be exhibiting its new ...

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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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Prevention of periodontal disease could save billions

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) recently commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a provider of forecasting ...

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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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“The BOB-App generates more recalls because it changes the nature of the appointment”

Although most oral diseases originate interdentally, the majority of patients stick to cleaning the tooth surfaces only. Jagoda Weihönig, a dental ...

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Five steps to practicing pain-free dentistry

PORTLAND, Ore., U.S.: Research shows that 75% of dental professionals complain of musculoskeletal pain, and now the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to the ...

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Plaque control measures and thrust for preventive dentistry—dentists’ attitude

Periodontitis is pandemic in nature and distributed all over the world. The disease’s prevalence and burden on oral health in India is no different, and ...

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Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2: “We need to talk more about it”

LONDON, UK: Despite dental settings presenting a significantly elevated risk of infection for those in and beside the chair, testing patients for the ...

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Chinese pickles could help prevent dental caries

CHENGDU, China: An increasing number of probiotic solutions are being found to be effective in the treatment of dental caries. In a recent study, ...

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The need for preventive care in dental practices

Though our understanding of preventive oral care has increased dramatically in recent decades, there are still large sections of the population who are ...

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The role of interdental cleaning for oral health, general health and quality of life

Recent research shows that oral health is an essential prerequisite for people’s well-being and quality of life. In order to reach the global goals for ...

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Periodontist Dr Chris Barker talks successful periodontitis treatment

Dr Chris Barker is an experienced periodontist who provides the full scope of specialist periodontics. On Thursday, 9 April, he will be presenting a webinar...

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“ITOP is not about brushing teeth; it is about achieving overall health”

FRANKFURT, Germany: If you have ever wondered how to instruct patients in perfect brushing habits and motivate them to actively implement them, look no ...

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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: “Mouth cancer is a growing problem”

With oral cancer rates continuing to increase worldwide, it has become clear that more needs to be done to raise awareness and combat this issue. Dental ...

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Interview: “For most people, toothbrushing is an unconscious action. iTOP changes this.”

Although toothbrushing is the most decisive factor in preventing oral disease, only a few patients and dental professionals know how to brush perfectly. ...

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Interview: Athletes are very receptive to improving their oral health for better performance

Studies have consistently reported poor oral health in elite athletes, the detrimental effects of which not only impact their general health, but also their...

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Oral health means more than just good teeth

Although recent decades have seen incredible progress in the prevention of caries in the general population, good oral health for all is still not a reality...

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Interview: bth4 aims to eliminate bruxism at its root

An engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the private sector, René Garcia founded bth4 in 2013. Based in the American town of Tucson, Arizona, ...

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Inside Curaden’s Prevention One testing grounds

Just like every inventor needs a laboratory, Curaden needs the Holford Partners Curaden Dental Clinic. Located in the heart of London, the clinic serves as ...

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Interview: "Every high-intensity sport usually involves high sugar consumption"

Sports dentistry is usually considered only to deal with sports injuries and accidents. Naturally, a dental trauma that includes fractures of teeth and ...

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