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Virtual kick-off symposium: A big welcome to KATANA Zirconia YML!

September 16, 2021 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: The inventor of multilayered zirconia technology, Kuraray Noritake Dental, has just introduced the latest evolution of dental zirconia—KATANA Zirconia YML (yttria multilayered). At a virtual symposium held on 3 July, four world-renowned experts reported on their first-hand experience with this highly versatile and welcome addition to the KATANA Zirconia family.

Prof. Liz Kay assumes role of BDA president

September 15, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: On 7 September, renowned academic and dental public health specialist Prof. Liz Kay was inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA) 135th president. For the first time in the post-World War II era, the role will be occupied by an individual for more than one year, as Kay is set to stay as president until 2023 owing to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IDS × Osstem Implant: No matter what, we’ll be there for you

September 15, 2021 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Osstem Implant has been waiting with anticipation for the return of the International Dental Show (IDS), the largest dental fair in the world. Over an area of 546 m2—the single biggest booth at IDS 2021—Osstem is ready to welcome visitors looking to learn more about the world’s largest dental implant seller.

MODJAW: A next-generation digital dentistry solution

September 14, 2021 | Advertorial

VILLEURBANNE, France: 4D dentistry is driven by the idea that both static and dynamic parameters should be considered in order to enable complete diagnostics and bespoke restorations. Having a 4D dentistry concept, French company MODJAW introduces a new way of entering patients’ reality using true jaw motion and dynamic occlusion, in addition to 3D modelling.

COVID-19 jab for oral health care workers: Protection against virus or condition of employment?

September 13, 2021 | News

ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: Months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it is clear that, although millions of vaccines doses have been administered and significant progress has been made in the fight against the virus, it will be impossible to get the whole world vaccinated, both because of limited access to vaccines in some countries and because not everyone accepts COVID-19 jabs, despite their availability. In light of vaccine hesitancy, some oral health care organizations are urging the government to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory in order to ensure the highest protection level for all workers and suggesting that the mandate should serve as a condition of employment.

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FKG Dentaire expands its endodontic motor range with new Rooter X3000

September 13, 2021 | Advertorial

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: FKG Dentaire presents the Rooter X3000, redefining endodontic standards. This novel cordless endodontic motor combines technology, functionality and adaptability in a 20 cm unit. It stands out for the fastest speed on the market (3,000 rpm), ten programmable memories and preset programs for different types of FKG files. Its ergonomic design, light weight and 360° rotatable extra-slim contra-angle head ensure perfect handling and visibility.

A-dec partners with Henry Schein Dental Warehouse in South Africa

September 10, 2021 | Middle East & Africa | Business

MIDRAND, South Africa: A-dec are pleased to announce a new cooperation with Henry Schein Dental Warehouse aimed at better distribution of A-dec’s wide range of high-quality dental equipment across South Africa. The company is a great fit to sell and distribute products from A-dec—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of reliable dental equipment.

COVID-19 surges among vaccinated health care workers

September 10, 2021 | Americas | News

SAN DIEGO, U.S.: Administrative data from University of California San Diego Health (UCSDH) shows that, between June and July, a rapid increase occurred in symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections in fully vaccinated health care workers. In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, UCSDH doctors said that the surge appeared to show the effects of waning immunity compounded by relaxed health measures and the spread of the more transmissible delta (B.1.617.2) variant in California.

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Interview: “ISQ is one of the key indicators for immediate loading when desired”

September 9, 2021 | Europe | Education | Events | Interviews

Dr William Martin will be one of four speakers at the upcoming Osstell ISQ Online Symposium on 16 September. Martin, who is a prosthodontist and clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry in the US, has extensive clinical experience in working with the Osstell implant stability quotient (ISQ) in a university setting. He spoke with Dental Tribune International to give a preview of his symposium topics, including how ISQ helps to improve implant education and how the online database OsstellConnect can save clinicians time and energy during their treatments.

Planmeca to acquire Envista’s KaVo treatment unit and instrument business

September 7, 2021 | Americas | Business

HELSINKI, Finland/BREA, Calif., US: It was announced today that Planmeca, one of the largest privately owned manufacturers in the dental field, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the KaVo treatment unit and instrument business from Envista for up to US$455 million (€383 million), including a potential earn-out payment of up to US$30 million. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this year.

Graphene coating that releases antibacterial acid prevents formation of biofilm on dental implants

September 7, 2021 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Biofilm formation on dental implants is a major challenge for dental professionals. It causes patients great inconvenience and entails considerable costs. Now, by covering a graphene-based material with bactericidal molecules, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have developed a novel material designed to prevent infections.

Planmeca: Achieving aesthetic success with digital workflows

September 7, 2021 | Europe | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: Brazilian prosthodontist Dr Thiago Ottoboni made the transition to digital dentistry a couple of years ago. Today, he uses digital dental solutions for both composite and ceramic restorations in order to achieve long-lasting and high-quality aesthetic results and recommends digital dentistry to everyone.

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Artificial neural network evaluation might help predict postoperative root canal treatment pain

September 6, 2021 | Asia Pacific | News

WUHAN, China: Patients frequently suffer from postoperative pain, which is why information about precise medication is urgently needed by dentists today. In a recent study, an artificial neural network (ANN) model was used to predict pain after root canal treatment (RTC), which is of clinical importance for doctors in order to improve the quality of treatment, establish optimised treatment plans and reduce the occurrence of medical disputes.

Clinics struggling to find dental hygienists, assistants

September 3, 2021 | Americas | News

CHICAGO, U.S.: As they recover from the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. dental offices are being prevented from seeing more patients by a lack of staff. This was one of the findings of a recent American Dental Association (ADA) poll, which also showed that owner-dentists were facing considerable challenges in recruiting dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Interview: “Even the most experienced clinician is inconsistent—AI is not”

September 2, 2021 | Europe | Education | Events | Interviews

Dr Kyle Stanley is a specialist in implantology, founder of a company transforming patient care through artificial intelligence (AI) and a passionate advocate for mental health in the dental profession. On 16 September, he will lecture on the future of dentistry powered by AI at the Osstell ISQ Online Symposium, which attracted 2,000 attendees last year. In this interview, the expert discusses how AI supports dental professionals in different areas such as radiology, practice management, smile design, the laboratory and dental insurance. He also talks about how AI is going to help individualise treatment plans in the future and how it can benefit the mental well-being of dentists.

Join the digital revolution at the 3Shape Academy

September 2, 2021 | Americas | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: As a market leader in 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software, 3Shape is committed to providing ongoing training, education and support for its customers. At two upcoming events facilitated by the 3Shape Academy, dental professionals will be able to learn first-hand from experts how comprehensive digital workflows can be generated purely through 3Shape’s range of solutions.

Interview: Procter & Gamble—commitment to advancing healthy oral care habits and sustainability

September 1, 2021 | Europe | Interviews

Celeste Giganti obtained her master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Palermo in 2004. She joined Procter & Gamble right after graduating, and after several roles in Feminine Care and Baby Care, she joined Oral Care’s newly established sustainability team in 2020. She is the Oral Care R & D director for sustainability in Europe and for manual toothbrushes globally. During the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona from 28 June to 1 July, she gave a presentation on P&G Oral Care’s newest sustainability commitments to advancing healthy oral care habits and helping to transform the health of people while reducing the impact on our planet.

Study finds teledentistry a valid substitute for in-person initial consultations

September 1, 2021 | Europe | News

LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the widespread adoption of videoconferencing tools in many industries, and dentistry is no exception. A new study has found that, for triage purposes and initial consultations, teledentistry has a relatively high acceptance rate among dentists and patients alike and is largely perceived to be a viable alternative to in-person dental check-ups.

Ivoclar Vivadent invites dental professionals to join Live Experience Tour

August 31, 2021 | Europe | Events

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: The global COVID-19 pandemic has partially shut down the global dental industry and restricted in-person meetings for over a year. As things are slowly getting back to normal, Ivoclar Vivadent, a leading international supplier of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications for dentists and dental technicians, is embarking on a four-month tour through 15 European cities in order to bring its products and key opinion leaders to its customers’ doorsteps.

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KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS: Standardised procedures with outstanding outcomes

August 31, 2021 | Europe | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Using different zirconia materials owing to patient-specific needs and indications can allow for the best possible outcomes, though it comes with the complication of different processing protocols. Kuraray Noritake Dental eliminates this problem through the KATANA Zirconia portfolio, a range of multilayered dental zirconias with harmonised sintering schedules. The latest member of the KATANA Zirconia family, KATANA Zirconia HTML (High Translucent Multi Layered) PLUS, is now available and delivers increased translucency and optimised colour without compromising its flexural strength.

Oversubscribed dentistry degrees in England: Students offered payment to switch university

August 30, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: The UK government has adjusted the cap for medical and dentistry courses for 2021 in order to support the National Health Service workforce of the future. To meet the needs of the increased number of students, medical and dentistry schools across England will receive additional funding to expand courses for the coming year. However, as a result of this change, some classes in universities are oversubscribed and dental students have been offered a financial incentive to switch to a different university.

2021 GNYDM to only accept fully vaccinated attendees

August 27, 2021 | Americas | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: The 2020 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) went virtual owing to the pandemic, but its 2021 iteration is set to return to an in-person format. To minimize the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, the event’s organizing committee has announced that proof of vaccination against the virus will be compulsory for attendees.

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Quest for tooth whitening: Study reports extensive damage to dental cells by carbamide peroxide

August 27, 2021 | Americas | News

TORONTO, Canada/LONDON, UK: As the quest for having whiter teeth continues, it is crucial to fully understand the extent of damage that tooth-whitening agents could have on oral health. In the first study of its kind, researchers sought to dig a little deeper into the issue and investigated the possibly deleterious effect of hydrogen peroxide-derived free radicals on dental cells. They found that exposing teeth to certain concentrations of carbamide peroxide gel harms the dental pulp cells and that this damage is irreversible.

Interview: “IDS will light the way for the whole dental industry”

August 26, 2021 | Europe | News

From 22 to 25 September, Cologne will once again become the place to be for dental professionals when the 39th edition of IDS takes place. Mark Stephen Pace, chairman of the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI), discussed his optimism ahead of the event and the innovations that he sees as drivers of the dental industry’s future.

Interview: Understanding the timing of post-extraction implant placement

August 26, 2021 | Europe | Education | Events | Interviews

On 16 September, Osstell will be holding its ISQ Online Symposium, presenting four scientific sessions and one panel discussion. One of the speakers at the event, which is being held in a digital format for the second time, is Dr Stephen Chen from Australia. In his symposium lecture, he will speak about the case selection criteria for immediate, early and late implant placement for optimal outcomes. Prior to the event, he spoke with Dental Tribune International about post-extraction healing concepts, the right time to place a dental implant after tooth extraction and the importance of proper case selection in order to provide patients with predictable results.

Colgate Oral Health Network celebrates a decade of service to dental professionals

August 25, 2021 | Americas | Business

NEW YORK, U.S.: Launched in 2011 and sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, Colgate Oral Health Network (COHN) is the dental team’s one-stop resource for free dental continuing education (CE). The site offers over 200 CE units at any one time, and members can choose from a range of dental topics offered by internationally recognized experts in a variety of formats, including live and recorded webinars, articles, and most recently, CE podcasts.

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