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Preventing peri-implant disease—free webinar

April 7, 2020 | Europe | Education

Biofilm formation around implants is the main aetiology of peri-implant inflammation. In a free webinar on Tuesday, 21 April, dentist Dr Viktoriia Gabal will discuss how dentists can prevent peri-implant disease by using the correct tools and techniques.

Expert reports on COVID-19 situation in dental clinic in Wuhan

April 7, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

WUHAN, China: As dean of the School and Hospital of Stomatology of Wuhan University, Prof. Zhuan Bian has had first-hand experience of the working situation of dentists and dental staff in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, where SARS-CoV-2 reportedly first broke out. In an online webinar, organised by the German Association of Oral Implantology, he described how the COVID-19 pandemic had changed the daily workflow of his team, and he shared insights about the infection control procedures which he regarded as most important for dental professionals.

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Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr Mauro Labanca from Italy

April 7, 2020 | Europe | Interviews

As of today, Italy has had the highest death toll of any country impacted by the coronavirus. According to the latest numbers available from the Johns Hopkins University, almost 16,000 people have already died from COVID-19. Dr Mauro Labanca lives and practices in Milan. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, the international key opinion leader in dentistry shared how the current pandemic is affecting the dental business in Italy.

New EFP president on COVID-19: “Remain positive and safe”

April 6, 2020 | Europe | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has announced that it has welcomed Dr Xavier Struillou as its new president. Struillou took the opportunity to explain his vision for the EFP’s 37 affiliated societies of periodontics, emphasising the need for mutual support in these challenging times.

Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr. Irineu Gregnanin Pedron from Brazil

April 6, 2020 | Americas | Interviews

The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly throughout the world. As of April 6, Brazil was Latin America’s worst hit country with over 11,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and almost 500 death, according to the latest statistics published by the Johns Hopkins University. In a recent interview, Dr. Irineu Gregnanin Pedron, a key opinion leader in dentistry from São Paulo, spoke with Dental Tribune International about how the crisis has affected his work as a dentist.

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Two-thirds of US dental offices now closed, Baird survey shows

April 6, 2020 | Americas | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Two in every three dental offices in the U.S. have closed their doors temporarily owing to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the third weekly survey of U.S. dentists that Baird Equity Research has conducted since the drastic escalation of the outbreak in the country. Office closures have increased and patient volumes have declined, but there are positive signs that at least some of the cascading figures in dental demand are showing signs of bottoming out.

Periodontist Dr Chris Barker talks successful periodontitis treatment

April 6, 2020 | Europe | Education

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 that focuses on the importance of case selection and preventive measures in treating periodontitis. Prior to the online lecture, Barker spoke to Dental Tribune International about the details of his upcoming webinar.

How to attract new patients by offering ceramic dental implants

April 3, 2020 | Education

The demand for ceramic implants is steadily increasing. In a forthcoming webinar, on Wednesday, 8 April, Dr Joan Pi-Anfruns will explain how dentists can differentiate their practices by incorporating ceramic implant therapies in their treatment offering. In the run-up to the free online presentation, Pi-Anfruns shared some of his insights with Dental Tribune International.

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Dentists on coronavirus reality around the globe: Dr Miguel Stanley from Portugal

April 3, 2020 | Europe | Interviews

In the light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, Portugal declared the national state of emergency on 18 March. So far, over 9,000 cases and more than 200 deaths have been confirmed in the country. Dr Miguel Stanley from Lisbon is a well-known key opinion leader in dentistry. In this interview, he talks about how the current crisis is affecting dentists in Portugal and worldwide.

US dentists called on for urgent assistance

April 3, 2020 | Americas | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Dentists in the U.S. now find themselves at the epicenter of a pandemic, as they are being called upon to provide urgent assistance to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to help treat those critically ill with COVID-19. A plea has been made for dentists to donate masks, gloves and other personal protection equipment (PPE) items, and dentists in California may now volunteer as emergency health care workers in order to provide general medical assistance that extends beyond oral care.

Dentists across Europe face business challenges in times of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 | Europe | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Dentists all over Europe are doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 while staying up to date with national and local regulations. However, as an increasing number of member states have restricted the provision of dental care to medical emergencies only, some dentists are finding it difficult to fulfil their professional obligations and are struggling to comply with the existing and new infection control protocols. Since dentists are postponing elective procedures and reducing office hours, the number of dental patients being treated is low and dentists are starting to feel the tremendous long-term impact of the pandemic on their businesses.

Webinar to showcase how to arrive at the correct working length

April 2, 2020 | Education

The accurate measurement of canal length during root canal therapy can be a challenge at times. In an upcoming webinar on Thursday, 16 April, Dr Nicola Grande will tackle exactly this difficulty. Prior to his online lecture, Grande spoke to Dental Tribune International about the details of his upcoming webinar.

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Interview: “This profession requires incredible precision and focus”

April 2, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

Dr Magdalena Osiewicz has run her own private practice in Cracow in Poland since 2010 while also working as assistant professor at Jagiellonian University’s Department of Integrated Dentistry and as a researcher at the Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In this interview, she discusses what it takes to succeed in dentistry and why she relies on Kuraray Noritake Dental products in her dental practice.

BIOLASE begins shipping essential materials amid coronavirus shutdown

April 1, 2020 | Americas | Business | News

IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: Limited shipping activities have restarted at the California facility of medical device company BIOLASE, as its technology and consumables are deemed essential supplies for medical professionals.

This is how SARS-CoV-2 is affecting dental businesses in Switzerland

April 1, 2020 | Europe | News

BERNE, Switzerland: The virus SARS-CoV-2 has a firm grip on the world and is affecting how people live their daily lives. In Switzerland, as in many other countries, the government is making a clear demand on its citizens to stay at home, and gatherings in public places of more than five people are banned. Healthcare facilities are not included in this ban; however, the Federal Council has prohibited dental surgeries from carrying out non-urgent examinations and therapy until the Federal Council directive is repealed.

Dental implant education at your own pace: ITI offers flexible online courses

April 1, 2020 | Europe | Education

BASEL, Switzerland: For dental professionals who are new to the field of implantology or for those who would like to improve their knowledge and skills, the International Team for Implantology (ITI) offers its educational programme ITI Online Curriculum Foundation level. Especially convenient in times of COVID-19, these online modules allow participants to learn at flexible times from home and obtain continuing education credits.

Baird tracks historic fall in dental demand

April 1, 2020 | Americas | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: COVID-19 is causing historically significant contractions in patient volumes and demand for dental equipment. Baird Equity Research is tracking the situation by surveying U.S. dentists and says that it is too early to predict when demand might bottom out and what might happen afterward. Trends witnessed in the dental market after the global financial crisis of 2007–2008 suggest that patients will defer appointments for restorative and orthodontic procedures but not for general dental care.

Planmeca wins 2020 Red Dot Award for best product design

March 31, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: The Planmeca Solanna Vision operating light with integrated 4K cameras has been awarded a Red Dot in this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design competition.

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