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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dental surgeries from carrying out non-urgent examinations and therapy until the Federal Council directive is repealed.

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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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Eight ways to keep your dental practice safer during COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

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.

Three questions about the management of complex root canal anatomy

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.

COVID-19: FEPPD provides advice for dental technicians and laboratory owners

March 30, 2020 | Europe | News

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.

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Hitting the spot with the CS 708

March 27, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

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.

Dentists in Italy face unemployment owing to COVID-19

March 27, 2020 | Europe | News

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.

US dental offices are closing their doors as pressure mounts

March 27, 2020 | Americas | News

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.

Like soap for the patient’s mouth—cyclodextrins are important for future of oral care

March 26, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

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.

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International College of Dentists celebrates 100 years

March 26, 2020 | Americas | News

FLINT, Mich., U.S.:When Drs. Louis Ottofy and Tsurukichi Okumura first came up with the idea of creating the International College of Dentists (ICD) in 1920, likely they never imagined that the inaugural number of 250 fellows would swell to more than 12,000 fellows in 122 countries.

COVID-19 forces FDI to cancel World Dental Congress 2020

March 26, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

SHANGHAI, China: Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and was first reported in December 2019, most dental events for the first half of 2020 have been either cancelled or postponed. Now, FDI World Dental Federation has decided to call off its flagship event, the World Dental Congress (WDC), which was scheduled to take place in Shanghai from 1 to 4 September.

Invitation to CAPP Live Stream Dental Meeting in the COVID-19 Period

March 26, 2020 | Events

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented ongoing global health crisis, which has already led to loss of too many lives. Global businesses have been affected and the crisis is beyond any imagination, leaving people on the brink of survival. Our hearts go out to all individuals, businesses and communities affected by the impact of this pandemic.

CURADEN to provide a week full of online dental education

March 26, 2020 | Europe | Education

In the coming week, the Curaden Academy will present dental professionals with one live webinar each day. Owing to the outbreak of the virus SARS-CoV-2, most educational events for the first half of 2020 have been cancelled or postponed by now. In this situation, online webinars offer dentists the opportunity to concentrate on their further education and continue to obtain continuing education (CE) credits. Also, in times of social distancing, online courses offer a safe way to learn from home.

Interview: “The value segment has continued to grow at a faster pace than other segments”

March 26, 2020 | Europe | Interviews

Over the past two decades, MIS Implants Technologies has successfully developed into a global business and today counts as one of the leading brands in the value segment of the worldwide dental implant market. Dental Tribune International spoke with the company’s vice president of marketing and products, Elad Ginat.

Be prepared for COVID-19, but don’t panic, says Indian Dental Association

March 25, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

MUMBAI, India: Dental colleges in India are currently closed, and dental clinics across the country have been advised to suspend all non-essential treatment. Both of these measures are in effect until at least 31 March. The latest advice from the Indian Dental Association (IDA) to dental practitioners is to exercise caution and make well-informed decisions about patient care and in the operation of their dental practices.

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