Live WebinarDemystifying the use of allograft bone cylinders in your practice
07 Apr 2020, 07:00 PM EST (New York)
Robert Miller DMD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KRIENS, Switzerland: During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the dental profession forms one of the most threatened groups. Close contact with patients, exposure to bodily fluids and the handling of sharp instruments all increase the risk of infection. So what can you do to keep yourself, your dental practice and your patients safe? We have compiled a list of procedures that you can implement in order to contribute to fighting any epidemic, not only the COVID-19 one, in your dental office.
March 30, 2020 | Education
Dr Sergio Rosler is a leading practitioner in the field of endodontics. On Wednesday, 8 April, he will be presenting a webinar that focuses on the management of complex endodontic anatomy using NiTi files made by the Chinese company Shenzhen Perfect Medical Instruments. Prior to the online lecture, Rosler spoke to Dental Tribune International about the details of his upcoming webinar.
BRUSSELS, Belgium: At this point, cases of COVID-19 have been found in every European country and territory. Against this backdrop, the European and International Federation of Dental Laboratory Owners and Dental Technicians (FEPPD) has issued guidance for Europe-based dental practitioners, cautioning them to make infection control an absolute priority in their day-to-day work.
KRIENS, Switzerland: Effectively cleaning around lingual orthodontic appliances, fixed prostheses or dental implants can be a hassle, but the CS 708 toothbrush from Swiss oral health brand CURAPROX allows cleaning of the most difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth.
MILAN, Italy: Italy has become the European country worst affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, its confirmed cases of infection currently reaching 74,386, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). As the country is facing a nationwide lockdown, the pandemic has completely reshaped people’s daily lives, weakened the economy and boosted unemployment rates. To minimise the risks associated with contagion and slow down the spread, the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has recently ordered the shutdown of all non-essential factories and businesses. In the meantime, some dental offices continue to operate, offering patients emergency care only.
ORANGE, Calif./CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: Western Dental & Orthodontics has announced that it will temporarily close the majority of its 250 affiliated offices throughout California and keep only selected clinics open in key locations in order to meet demand for urgent dental care. As COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in the U.S., the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners has been forced to respond to requests for a blanket closure of dental clinics in the state.
During viral epidemics, dental offices face significant challenges. There are requirements for meticulous hygiene and virus spread prevention, and cyclodextrins in oral care products could help dentists do their jobs while keeping everyone healthy and safe. While cyclodextrins are not primarily meant for the prevention or cure of viral infections, in the same way as soap does, they destroy the membranes of viruses and make them weaker.