COLOGNE, Germany: LM-Dental takes great pride in turning dental care into a safe, efficient and altogether pleasant experience. At the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS), the Finnish company will be exhibiting the LM-Activator, an orthodontic appliance designed to support the healthy growth and development of the face and jaw during the mixed dentition stage.
BASEL, Switzerland/Birmingham, Ala., US: Unlike other periodontal membranes, NovoMatrix integrates into the patient’s tissue. This results in improved bone regeneration and enhanced soft-tissue quality and aesthetics. NovoMatrix is a complex acellular dermal matrix with growth factor binding sites and blood vessel architecture and consists of tissue-engineered porcine material. It is a breakthrough in xenogeneic processing that ensures a structurally intact, undamaged scaffold that supports cell and microvascular ingrowth.
CHEONGJU, South Korea: The critical keys to enhancing the long-term success of endodontic treatments are decontamination, disinfection and the proper sealing of the root canal. However, the obturation process is bound to be a challenge for clinicians owing to the complex anatomy and irregularities of the root canal system. Therefore, the selection of the obturation material during treatment becomes a crucial task.
LEIPZIG, Germany: It is no secret that the 39th edition of the International Dental Show (IDS) will look vastly different to previous iterations. The record 160,095 international visitors that attended IDS 2019 will be greatly reduced owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions, though a hybrid approach will mean more people than ever will participate virtually rather than in person. Nevertheless, there remains a high level of demand for physical trade fairs to return and for Germany to re-establish itself as the international leader in this field.
Dr Andreas Kurbad established his private practice in Viersen in Germany in 1990 and started using CEREC in 1994. He has published more than 100 papers on full-ceramic restorations, computerised dentistry, implantology and epidemiology. His focus is on clinical work, lecturing and publishing worldwide in the areas of restorative dentistry, adhesive techniques, full-ceramic restorations, computerised dentistry and implantology. Kurbad is also the founder of the CEREC Masters Club and has been a mentor for the CAD/CAM study group at the Karl Häupl Institute in Düsseldorf for over ten years. In this interview, he spoke with GC International about the upcoming CEREC Day 2021.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: The inventor of multilayered zirconia technology, Kuraray Noritake Dental, has just introduced the latest evolution of dental zirconia—KATANA Zirconia YML (yttria multilayered). At a virtual symposium held on 3 July, four world-renowned experts reported on their first-hand experience with this highly versatile and welcome addition to the KATANA Zirconia family.
LONDON, UK: On 7 September, renowned academic and dental public health specialist Prof. Liz Kay was inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA) 135th president. For the first time in the post-World War II era, the role will be occupied by an individual for more than one year, as Kay is set to stay as president until 2023 owing to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLOGNE, Germany: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Osstem Implant has been waiting with anticipation for the return of the International Dental Show (IDS), the largest dental fair in the world. Over an area of 546 m2—the single biggest booth at IDS 2021—Osstem is ready to welcome visitors looking to learn more about the world’s largest dental implant seller.
VILLEURBANNE, France: 4D dentistry is driven by the idea that both static and dynamic parameters should be considered in order to enable complete diagnostics and bespoke restorations. Having a 4D dentistry concept, French company MODJAW introduces a new way of entering patients’ reality using true jaw motion and dynamic occlusion, in addition to 3D modelling.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: Months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it is clear that, although millions of vaccines doses have been administered and significant progress has been made in the fight against the virus, it will be impossible to get the whole world vaccinated, both because of limited access to vaccines in some countries and because not everyone accepts COVID-19 jabs, despite their availability. In light of vaccine hesitancy, some oral health care organizations are urging the government to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory in order to ensure the highest protection level for all workers and suggesting that the mandate should serve as a condition of employment.
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: FKG Dentaire presents the Rooter X3000, redefining endodontic standards. This novel cordless endodontic motor combines technology, functionality and adaptability in a 20 cm unit. It stands out for the fastest speed on the market (3,000 rpm), ten programmable memories and preset programs for different types of FKG files. Its ergonomic design, light weight and 360° rotatable extra-slim contra-angle head ensure perfect handling and visibility.
MIDRAND, South Africa: A-dec are pleased to announce a new cooperation with Henry Schein Dental Warehouse aimed at better distribution of A-dec’s wide range of high-quality dental equipment across South Africa. The company is a great fit to sell and distribute products from A-dec—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reliable dental equipment.
SAN DIEGO, U.S.: Administrative data from University of California San Diego Health (UCSDH) shows that, between June and July, a rapid increase occurred in symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections in fully vaccinated health care workers. In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, UCSDH doctors said that the surge appeared to show the effects of waning immunity compounded by relaxed health measures and the spread of the more transmissible delta (B.1.617.2) variant in California.
Dr William Martin will be one of four speakers at the upcoming Osstell ISQ Online Symposium on 16 September. Martin, who is a prosthodontist and clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry in the US, has extensive clinical experience in working with the Osstell implant stability quotient (ISQ) in a university setting. He spoke with Dental Tribune International to give a preview of his symposium topics, including how ISQ helps to improve implant education and how the online database OsstellConnect can save clinicians time and energy during their treatments.
HELSINKI, Finland/BREA, Calif., US: As recently announced by Planmeca, one of the largest privately owned manufacturers in the dental field, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the KaVo treatment unit and instrument business from Envista for up to US$455 million (€383 million), including a potential earn-out payment of up to US$30 million. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this year.
September 7, 2021 | News
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Biofilm formation on dental implants is a major challenge for dental professionals. It causes patients great inconvenience and entails considerable costs. Now, by covering a graphene-based material with bactericidal molecules, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have developed a novel material designed to prevent infections.
HELSINKI, Finland: Brazilian prosthodontist Dr Thiago Ottoboni made the transition to digital dentistry a couple of years ago. Today, he uses digital dental solutions for both composite and ceramic restorations in order to achieve long-lasting and high-quality aesthetic results and recommends digital dentistry to everyone.
WUHAN, China: Patients frequently suffer from postoperative pain, which is why information about precise medication is urgently needed by dentists today. In a recent study, an artificial neural network (ANN) model was used to predict pain after root canal treatment (RTC), which is of clinical importance for doctors in order to improve the quality of treatment, establish optimised treatment plans and reduce the occurrence of medical disputes.
CHICAGO, U.S.: As they recover from the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. dental offices are being prevented from seeing more patients by a lack of staff. This was one of the findings of a recent American Dental Association (ADA) poll, which also showed that owner-dentists were facing considerable challenges in recruiting dental hygienists and dental assistants.
Dr Kyle Stanley is a specialist in implantology, founder of a company transforming patient care through artificial intelligence (AI) and a passionate advocate for mental health in the dental profession. On 16 September, he will lecture on the future of dentistry powered by AI at the Osstell ISQ Online Symposium, which attracted 2,000 attendees last year. In this interview, the expert discusses how AI supports dental professionals in different areas such as radiology, practice management, smile design, the laboratory and dental insurance. He also talks about how AI is going to help individualise treatment plans in the future and how it can benefit the mental well-being of dentists.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: As a market leader in 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software, 3Shape is committed to providing ongoing training, education and support for its customers. At two upcoming events facilitated by the 3Shape Academy, dental professionals will be able to learn first-hand from experts how comprehensive digital workflows can be generated purely through 3Shape’s range of solutions.
Celeste Giganti obtained her master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Palermo in 2004. She joined Procter & Gamble right after graduating, and after several roles in Feminine Care and Baby Care, she joined Oral Care’s newly established sustainability team in 2020. She is the Oral Care R & D director for sustainability in Europe and for manual toothbrushes globally. During the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona from 28 June to 1 July, she gave a presentation on P&G Oral Care’s newest sustainability commitments to advancing healthy oral care habits and helping to transform the health of people while reducing the impact on our planet.
LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the widespread adoption of videoconferencing tools in many industries, and dentistry is no exception. A new study has found that, for triage purposes and initial consultations, teledentistry has a relatively high acceptance rate among dentists and patients alike and is largely perceived to be a viable alternative to in-person dental check-ups.
SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: The global COVID-19 pandemic has partially shut down the global dental industry and restricted in-person meetings for over a year. As things are slowly getting back to normal, Ivoclar Vivadent, a leading international supplier of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications for dentists and dental technicians, is embarking on a four-month tour through 15 European cities in order to bring its products and key opinion leaders to its customers’ doorsteps.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Using different zirconia materials owing to patient-specific needs and indications can allow for the best possible outcomes, though it comes with the complication of different processing protocols. Kuraray Noritake Dental eliminates this problem through the KATANA Zirconia portfolio, a range of multilayered dental zirconias with harmonised sintering schedules. The latest member of the KATANA Zirconia family, KATANA Zirconia HTML (High Translucent Multi Layered) PLUS, is now available and delivers increased translucency and optimised colour without compromising its flexural strength.