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Teachers crucial to development of healthy eating habits, study finds

October 30, 2020 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: When it comes to the development of children’s habits, the influence their teachers hold in this regard is clear. In a new review study out of Australia, researchers have confirmed that correct nutritional guidance provided by qualified teachers can positively impact their students’ eating habits.

Koelnmesse presents awaited concept for safe IDS 2021

October 30, 2020 | Events

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past months, concerns have arisen about the likelihood of the International Dental Show (IDS) taking place in March 2021 owing to the ongoing global pandemic. On a prototype exhibition floor, Koelnmesse, who stages the show, has now officially demonstrated its detailed concept for making IDS attendance safe for exhibitors and visitors.

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BIOLASE reports revenue rebound

October 29, 2020 | Americas | Business | News

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Medical device company BIOLASE expects that its U.S. sales revenue for the third quarter of 2020 will be in line with that of the corresponding pre-COVID-19 period last year. The company’s sales fell sharply in the first half of this year, but its preliminary earnings announcement will bring a degree of optimism as a host of major dental companies prepare to release their third quarter earnings reports in the coming weeks.

Interview: “SugarByHalf’s mission is for people to live better and healthier lives”

October 29, 2020 | News

In recent years, numerous studies have established conclusively that there is a link between oral health and systemic disease. More than 50% of Australian children have experienced dental caries by 6 years of age, and at least 1.2 million Australians have diabetes; therefore, the benefit of education in this area is clear. That is where SugarByHalf comes in, according to the charity’s CEO, Tania Sincock. She recently spoke with Dental Tribune International about SugarByHalf’s goals and discussed her own experiences with reducing her sugar intake.

“Mere theory does not benefit patients”—Putting prevention into practice with iTOP

October 28, 2020 | Interviews

ITOP, short for individually trained oral prophylaxis, is a training programme for achieving and maintaining perfect oral health. Aimed at dental students and practising professionals, the programme teaches atraumatic and efficient practical oral hygiene skills to pass on to patients. Indian periodontist Dr Aditi Chopra has introduced iTOP as part of her curriculum in the Department of Periodontology of the Manipal College of Dental Sciences in India, where she is a researcher and reader.

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Leading dental schools unite

October 28, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Four of the world’s top dental colleges have entered into an alliance that aims to advance dental education and pursue new research initiatives. The new partnership—named DentAlliance—connects leading dental faculties on four continents, and its launch has been hailed as a transformative step for dental education.

What we know about a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine so far

October 27, 2020 | Europe | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: As the race to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine continues, certain questions may arise that need clarification. While some still doubt the importance of vaccination in general, others are concerned about the safety of candidate vaccines and the associated costs. It has already been announced that dentists and dental hygienists will be included in the first phase of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine roll-out, but what do we know about the vaccine so far, and how essential is it for dental professionals to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2?

Produits Dentaires launches new IrriFlex website

October 27, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: Produits Dentaires (PD), a leading Swiss manufacturer specialising in safe and efficient solutions for dental therapy, has launched a completely redesigned website for IrriFlex, its innovative flexible root canal irrigation needle.

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Align versus 3Shape: A patent battle for the ages

October 26, 2020 | Americas | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: For the American legal teams of both Align Technology and 3Shape, 19 October was an exceptionally busy day. While Align dropped a patent infringement case against 3Shape in the US District Court for the District of Delaware, it brought forward an almost identical case in the District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that 3Shape had infringed upon seven of its patents. The cases are the latest examples of the two dental companies clashing on the intellectual property front, a fight that seems unlikely to abate any time soon.

Organisers eventually cancel CEDE live event

October 26, 2020 | Europe | Events

ŁÓDŹ, Poland: The organisers of the Central European Dental Exhibition (CEDE) have announced that the on-site event scheduled for 3 to 5 December in Łódź will not take place as planned. The decision was made in the light of the progression of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Poland. Currently, large Polish cities, including Łódź, are considered high-risk areas for infection with the virus.

Interview: Sex hormones and periodontal health

October 23, 2020 | Interviews | News

Changes in sex hormone levels are associated with the onset and progression of periodontal disease. Dr Ali Çekici, an associate professor at the department of periodontics of the faculty of dentistry at Istanbul University in Turkey, recently held a webinar on the topic, and his lecture generated significant interest from the international dental community, particularly in relation to periodontal problems experienced during pregnancy. In a conversation with Dental Tribune International, Dr Çekici addressed the importance of taking sex hormones into account when planning and providing periodontal care.

Study indicates 16% of UK dental professionals may have had COVID-19

October 22, 2020 | Europe | News

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Across the UK, local lockdowns are proliferating as SARS-CoV-2 case numbers continue to increase. Though the initial nationwide lockdown ended back in June, data continues to to be gathered that shows just how widely SARS-CoV-2 spread during this time. A study conducted by University of Birmingham researchers has now found that a staggering 15% of dental professionals possessed SARS-CoV-2 antibodies by the time the lockdown had ended.

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MIS celebrates 25 years of making it simple

October 21, 2020 | Middle East & Africa | Advertorial

AHIHUD, Israel: This year, MIS Implants Technologies is celebrating its 25th anniversary. During these two and a half decades, the company has taken on countless challenges, explored many developments and celebrated numerous breakthroughs. Today, MIS is an established global business and one of the major competitors on the dental implant market.

Less than 1% of dentists in the U.S. affected by COVID-19, study finds

October 21, 2020 | Americas | News

CHICAGO, U.S.: Since SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne virus and very easily spreads through aerosols, dentists were believed to be at a high infection risk at the beginning of the pandemic. However, according to an American Dental Association Science & Research Institute (ADASRI) and Health Policy Institute (HPI) study, fewer than 1% of dentists nationwide were estimated to be COVID-19 positive as of June.

Interview: “Thanks to this app, patients take ownership of their bodies”

October 20, 2020 | Americas | Interviews | News

Getting patients to brush interdentally can be an arduous task, but the BOB-App does exactly that. BOB stands for “bleeding on brushing”, which is the motivation app’s crucial parameter. The BOB-Score tells patients their overall inflammation level, and a mouth map shows them exactly which size of interdental brush to use at home for each interdental space. As a result, patients are motivated to reduce their inflammation scores before the next follow-up. Argentine dentist and periodontist Dr Matias Fontanetto uses the BOB-App in order to motivate his patients to turn interdental brushing into a daily habit.

KATANA Zirconia: The science behind superior product properties

October 20, 2020 | Americas | Advertorial

Users of dental zirconia are really spoilt for choice these days. Countless manufacturers offer zirconia materials that differ in their mechanical and optical properties and indication range. What is not apparent at first sight is that the available products also differ with respect to the quality of the CAD/CAM blanks offered. Blank quality is highly dependent on the quality of the raw materials and is affected by different aspects during raw material processing, pressing and pre-sintering. This has a huge impact on the surface quality, edge stability, fit and processing requirements of milled restorations.

World’s first digital implant receives European CE mark certification

October 20, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

HÜNENBERG, Switzerland: TRI Dental Implants recently announced that it has obtained CE mark certification, enabling it to market its digital implant, matrix, in Europe. Matrix is the first approved dental implant specifically developed for digital manufacturing technologies such as CAD/CAM or 3D printing. By means of this new concept, prostheses can be directly planned on the implant without the use of an abutment.

Sunshine vitamin D and COVID-19: Is there a correlation?

October 19, 2020 | Europe | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Vitamin D, also referred to as the sunshine vitamin, is increasingly more difficult to obtain from sun exposure. The increase in the number of people working in offices today has drastically reduced access to direct sunlight. The strict confinement measures worldwide to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2 can only have worsened this situation. Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be associated with dental implant failure and complications, and mounting evidence is suggesting that inadequate vitamin D levels in the blood could play a major role in SARS-CoV-2 susceptibility and outcomes.

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