October 22, 2021 | Advertorial
DITZINGEN, Germany: At this year’s International Dental Show, high-technology company TRUMPF unveiled a new processing solution that makes the production of customised implant-supported dental prostheses more efficient. The new process focuses on the manufacturing of dental abutments and can be retrofitted to the current series of TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 3D printers.
October 22, 2021 | Advertorial
MALMÖ, Sweden: After the introduction of TePe’s sustainable interdental brushes and speciality brushes, the TePe Supreme toothbrush has now been relaunched as yet another step on TePe’s journey towards climate-neutral products and packaging.
October 21, 2021 | News
ST JULIAN’S, Malta: The third European Aligner Society (EAS) congress was postponed three times owing to coronavirus restrictions, but finally the EAS organisers were able to welcome the congress lecturers and delegates to Hilton Malta in St Julian’s. The event was held on 7–9 October and attracted 221 attendees from 27 countries. Six hundred people had originally registered for the congress, but many cancelled as late as a week before the congress started because of the many restrictions still in place.
LONDON, UK: The Dentistry Show London aims to present a hybrid expo and educational programme that is suited to the entire treatment team, and it has come “back with a bang!” the organisers said. Thousands of dental professionals visited the event this year, and the organisers have announced that it will return to the UK capital next year on 7 and 8 October.
October 21, 2021 | News
It is a pleasure to report back on our first live face-to-face event in over a year and a half. In Malta, the European Aligner Society (EAS) hosted its third international congress, which had to be postponed several times from the original date in March 2020.
October 20, 2021 | Interviews
After three postponements owing to coronavirus restrictions, the third European Aligner Society (EAS) congress was finally held on 7 to 9 October. Dental Tribune International’s Nathalie Schüller attended the event in Malta and there spoke with Dr Les Joffe, EAS CEO and executive secretary. Now retired from clinical orthodontics, he focuses his energies on EAS and ensuring that it flourishes. He shared his thoughts, ideas for EAS and sentiments about the congress.
JEONJU, South Korea: Though dentistry is generally a highly paid profession, stressors such as financial pressure and a high level of responsibility can make it a challenging career choice. In a new systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers have sought to measure the level of satisfaction dentists derive from their job. Their findings indicate, among other things, that dental specialists may have greater job satisfaction than general dental practitioners.
Dr Dominik Nischwitz is a dentist and naturopath, a world specialist in biological dentistry and ceramic implants, and the vice-president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology. With his father, Dr Nischwitz cofounded DNA Health and Aesthetics Center for Biological Dentistry in Tubingen in Germany in 2015. Dr Nischwitz has exclusively used ceramic implants since 2013, placing more than 4,000 to date. A pioneer in the field of holistic dentistry, Dr Nischwitz regularly gives lectures around the world and has recently published his first book, It’s All in Your MOUTH (2020, Chelsea Green Publishing). He trains traditional dentists in biological dentistry and believes that all health starts in the mouth.
LEUVEN, Belgium: It comes as no surprise that dentistry is becoming increasingly digitalised. Following the trend, Materialise, a global leader of 3D-printing solutions, has recently introduced a new Dental Module for Magics. This addition to the Magics software is designed to enable dental laboratories to fully optimise and automate their 3D-printing preparation workflow for dental applications.
A practicing dentist in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Uche Odiatu is also a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, boot camp instructor and the author of The Miracle of Health. In an upcoming webinar hosted by Curaden Academy, he will be discussing how physical activity, healthy eating and adequate rest can be extremely beneficial for dental patients’ ability to heal. Dr. Odiatu spoke with Dental Tribune International about the importance of educating patients on the links between oral and systemic health.
LONDON, UK: According to Western folklore, children with a wiggly primary tooth can look forward to a visit from the tooth fairy, making an otherwise distressing experience a positive one. The creators of the Toothfairy mobile app, however, say that at-home dental care can provide a more comfortable experience for patients of all ages. With a £3 million (€3.5 million) funding boost, Drs Deepak Aulak and Kian Dhinsa hope that their app will challenge an industry that they say is ripe for disruption.
Dr Gary Glassman, an endodontist maintaining a private practice—Endodontic Specialists—in Toronto in Canada, provided Dental Tribune (DTI) with an editorial on misadventures in endodontics. DTI wanted to explore the topic further and spoke with Glassman about why it is so crucial that dental professionals share their failures with one another and how changing the way we view failure can advance professional development.
Intra-oral scanners and 3D printers were two of the biggest topics in the halls of this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany in September. At the show, Dental Tribune International visited the booth of SHINING 3D and spoke with Riccardo Molinelli, regional sales manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, about the company and its new Aoralscan intra-oral scanner and AccuFab-L4D large-format dental 3D printer.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany: On 24 and 25 September, another successful CEREC Day was hosted in Düsseldorf. The event, which has become a prominent symposium for computer-aided dentistry since its inception 21 years ago, was also broadcast online owing to COVID-19 restrictions and featured a women’s day, during which renowned women from the dental industry presented their experiences.
LONDON, UK: Though the benefits of fluoride in drinking water for oral health are firmly established, it is estimated that just six million UK residents have access to either artificially or naturally fluoridated water—less than 10% of the total population. A bill currently before the UK Parliament that proposes giving the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care “the power to directly introduce, vary or terminate water fluoridation schemes” in England and Wales has received the backing of Britain’s chief medical officers (CMOs), who have released a joint statement outlining the impact widespread fluoridation could have on dental caries.
BASEL, Switzerland: Biomaterials can often play a key role in many regenerative and restorative therapeutic approaches in dentistry. Proper understanding of biomaterials and their properties, biological response and correct application for the specific indication is pivotal to ensuring overall treatment success. At an upcoming virtual symposium presented by implantology leader Straumann, four experienced international clinicians will deliver expert insights into how biomaterials can be used in a range of contemporary key indications.
DUNDEE, Scotland: World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFDay) is a global awareness day and is celebrated around the world on 14 October. The campaign is largely community driven, and the events are led by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF).
BUFFALO, New York, U.S.: Does using an interdental brush help to prevent periodontal disease, and will taking dietary supplements or probiotics actually improve periodontal health? Researchers at University at Buffalo in New York have waded into the murky waters of consumer dental products with the aim of separating fact from fiction to help dental professionals and the public to identify best practices for the prevention of periodontal disease.
SYDNEY, Australia: For much of 2020 and 2021, Australia and New Zealand fared remarkably well in containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2—a function of factors including their geographic isolation and the near cessation of international travel. Recent months have seen both nations face outbreaks of the highly contagious delta variant, leading to widespread lockdowns and reduced access to dental services. Since leading governmental figures have admitted that elimination of this variant is impossible, state and regional governments have slowly begun to ease certain restrictions, including those placed on healthcare personnel.
During the upcoming 2021 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Digital Days, Dr Franck Renouard will explain how human factors influence treatment outcomes in his “Tell me more about” session on Wednesday evening. Dental Tribune International spoke with the passionate expert, who is a past president of the EAO, about how he became interested in the topic and how awareness of human factors can change the careers of dental professionals.
BASEL, Switzerland/Birmingham, Ala., US: BioHorizons Camlog is thrilled to be joining the second European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Digital Days. As a diamond sponsor, BioHorizons Camlog will be hosting an exciting industry forum on Wednesday evening. The company looks forward to welcoming participants to a lively relay session.
COLOGNE, Germany: The research by Spanish company Graphenano Dental on the reinforcement of polymer matrices has made it a pioneer of the use of graphene nanotechnology in dentistry. At the 2021 International Dental Show in Cologne, Graphenano Dental exhibited its products, such as the G-CAM disc for CAD/CAM milling systems, which relies on this technology.
Since 2010, Slow Dentistry has been encouraging dental professionals to manage their time at the clinic better and to practise ethical and quality care. Now, more than a decade later, the movement has achieved substantial growth and continues to gain strength despite the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr Miguel Stanley, an ambassador for and the co-founder of Slow Dentistry, talks about some of the movement’s proudest achievements so far and about Slow Dentistry’s vision for the future.
CHICAGO, U.S.: New research from the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) shows that the average net earnings of general practitioner (GP) dentists in the U.S. fell by 17.9% in 2020 compared with 2019. In a recent webinar, Dr. Marko Vujicic, chief economist and vice president at HPI, explained that the fall in net income had been significantly higher for women and older dentists.
PARIS, France: This year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO congress), which was scheduled to take place in Milan in Italy, has been transformed into a digital event, owing to the ongoing global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. After the success of its first online event in 2020, the EAO has announced the second edition of its Digital Days event, which will be streamed live from 12 to 14 October and will feature over 30 innovative and interactive shows.
TOKYO, Japan: On 11 February, GC Corp. celebrated its 100th anniversary. As part of the continued celebrations surrounding this milestone, the company is now preparing for the fifth iteration of its International Dental Symposium, where it will deliver the latest information on state-of-the-art dentistry to participants worldwide.