LEIPZIG, Germany: COVID-19 infections have increased dramatically in many countries—particularly in Europe—as the northern hemisphere inches towards its second pandemic winter. Third-quarter results of major dental manufacturers, however, suggest that dental markets have learned to live with the disease. Patient volumes may not have reached pre-pandemic levels, but sales have, and they no longer seem to hinge on low rates of infection.
LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a 3D printer manufacturer that focuses on digital dentistry, announced last week that it has commenced a partnership with the pioneering international implantology specialist Nobel Biocare. The agreement will result in Nobel Biocare becoming an authorized distributor of SprintRay’s 3D-printing technology.
Drs Marc Baranes and Jérôme Lipowicz are practising dentists in Paris in France and are founding members of the Académie de Chirurgie Guidée (Academy of guided surgery). Together with seven other speakers at the French Dental Association (ADF) congress 2021, they will be leading a hands-on workshop on digital planning and guided implant placement on 26 November. Dental Tribune France spoke with them to get a preview of their session.
PARIS, France: The ACTEON team is very happy to be able to meet its partners and customers once again at the 2021 French Dental Association Conference and Exhibition (ADF 2021) in order to share its latest innovations with them and to interact with the dental industry. The company will showcase several innovations related to the workflows that dentists, surgeons, hygienists and assistants use in their daily practice and will explain how these workflows make daily procedures more efficient and effective.
November 25, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: Antibiotic resistance is one of the key challenges that dental and medical professionals will face over the coming decades, yet its causes and significance remain relatively unknown. To raise public interest in this issue, a number of UK-based medical organisations, spearheaded by the British Dental Association (BDA), joined forces to highlight the message that “Antibiotics do not cure toothache”. The campaign was launched to coincide with the World Health Organization’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which takes place from 18 to 24 November each year.
November 24, 2021 | Events
WOBURN, MASS., U.S./DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, has announced its participation in the 97th annual Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in New York City, U.S. Exocad will be showcasing its newest software releases for dentists and dental technicians, at Booth #2003, with live demonstration stations, smile makeover workflow showcases and guest speaker presentations.
LOS ANGELES, U.S.: When dental clinics in the U.S. were forced to close temporarily in early 2020, some heard what they thought was the final death knell of solo dental practice. As it turns out, however, it was simply the howling winds of change in an industry that was already steadily consolidating. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with one of the largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the country and with a broker from a leading clinic acquisitions firm and combed the latest industry figures in order to ascertain how the market for DSOs may have changed since the pandemic began.
PARIS, France: After the cancellation of the French Dental Association (ADF) congress in 2020, a new edition of this event, which dental professionals look forward to every year, is about to take place. From 23 to 27 November, the dental world will meet at the Palais des Congrès in Paris to learn, discover innovations and, perhaps, challenge themselves. Drs Julien Laupie and Joël Trouillet, dentists and secretary generals of the ADF, were kind enough to share their feelings, explain what motivates them and give details of this new edition of the congress.
NEW YORK, U.S.: The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) is one of the largest dental congresses in the world and serves as a hub for displaying the newest technology for the dental profession. This year, the event will be held from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and will return to an in-person format, offering the attendees hundreds of hands-on workshops and numerous educational webinars and product displays.
LEIPZIG, Germany: The latest edition of a comprehensive report on the European dental industry is now available for purchase through Dental Tribune International (DTI). Compiled by the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE), the report is a must-have for those whose businesses depend on an intimate knowledge of dentistry in Europe.
PARIS, France: From tomorrow until Saturday, the Palais des Congrès de Paris is hosting the French Dental Association’s (ADF’s) annual conference and exhibition. Under the theme “Souriez, on va se retrouver” (smile, we’ll meet again), the organisers are welcoming attendees in person again this year, after last year’s event had to be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
SYDNEY, Australia: For some women, hormonal changes that occur owing to pregnancy can lead to oral health problems such as dental caries and periodontal disease. A newly published study out of Australia has sought to investigate whether the treatment of gingivitis in expectant mothers can affect pregnancy outcomes. The researchers found that it could help to reduce the likelihood of preterm birth.
STUTTGART, Germany: On 12 November, Dentsply Sirona held the second Smart Integration Award ceremony. This year, female dental professionals from nearly 40 countries submitted their visionary ideas and information about the advanced implementation of the ideas in practice, and an international jury of experts selected 90 nominees in five categories.
SYDNEY, Australia: To encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public is one of the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA’s) three core objectives. In line with this commitment, the ADA has released a new website for oral health information for the public, Teeth.org.au.
For this interview, Dental Tribune International met with Larry Bodony, president of exocad America and a system integration expert, at the company’s 2021 IDS press event earlier this autumn. Exocad is one of the leading providers of digital dentistry software and since it joined forces with the globally renowned medical device company Align Technology in 2020, there was much to discuss about the past, the present and the future.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: For years, Dentsply Sirona has been committed to promoting women in dentistry, supporting the professional development of female dentists and dental technicians through various programs, such as its Smart Integration Award. Now, the company has announced its founding partnership with Women in DSO (WinDSO), a dental service organization (DSO) founded last year whose mission is to highlight the achievements of women in dental service organizations and empower women leaders.
GENEVA, Switzerland: The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative provided a glimmer of hope during the first months of the pandemic. For many health workers in low-income countries, that hope has been eclipsed by logistical, material and bureaucratic problems. COVAX missed its target of providing two billion vaccine doses in 2021 but hopes that the milestone can be reached in the first quarter of 2022.
LONDON, UK: Last week, UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid announced that frontline healthcare workers in England—including dentists working either for the NHS or in a private setting—will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 from April 2022 to continue working in their current capacity. The news has drawn a mixed response thus far from medical unions and organisations including the British Dental Association (BDA), whose chief executive stated it “risks undermining already fragile access at practices across the country”.
COLOGNE, Germany: At the 2021 International Dental Show in Cologne, Dental Tribune met with Prof. Mario Kern, who is the founder and CEO of EAP Abutments—an Austrian company dedicated to helping dentists and dental technicians achieve the best possible prosthetic implant restorations for their patients in a quick, predictable and sustainable way. In the interview, Prof. Kern described how the company was started.
BARCELONA, Spain: Orthodontics company Impress has opened an automated clear aligner production facility that uses HP industrial 3D-printing technology. The company raised more than €40 million in funding earlier this year and has made no secret of the fact that it aims to disrupt the orthodontic market.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Formnext is a leading international exhibition for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing. This year, the event will take place on 16–19 November in Frankfurt and return to its in-person format. According to the organisers, Formnext 2021 will feature more than 600 exhibitors, 55% of which are from abroad, and offer an extensive and diverse supporting programme, including talks by industry experts.
SYDNEY, Australia: Though dentistry is a profession that often delivers a high level of prestige and job satisfaction, dental practitioners are prone to occupational burn-out, depression and myriads of other mental health issues. These issues have intensified over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) has launched Dental Practitioner Support, a round-the-clock, free and confidential phone service intended to provide advice and help to dental practitioners across Australia.
LEUVEN, Belgium: Earlier this autumn, the Continental European division of the International Association for Dental Research (CED-IADR), together with the association’s Scandinavian division (NOF), welcomed more than 500 participants from 47 countries all over the world at the 2021 hybrid CED-IADR/NOF oral health research congress in Brussels in Belgium. The event, held over two and a half days in September, offered a broad scientific programme consisting of state-of-the-art symposia, keynote lectures and presentations by researchers from Europe and beyond.
CHICAGO, U.S.: Like myriad other events, the 156th Midwinter Meeting was a virtual one. However, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) has recently announced that its 157th Midwinter Meeting will return to an in-person format and that registration for the February meeting is now open. The renowned dental meeting will be held at McCormick Place West in Chicago on Feb. 24–26.
LONDON, UK: Seeking to promote patient safety in dentistry, the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has recently announced that it has joined a Europe-wide consensus on the remote treatment of malocclusion. The consensus involves 31 professional dental and orthodontic societies, associations and institutions in 25 countries endorsing a joint declaration by the European Federation of Orthodontic Specialists Associations (EFOSA) regarding the remote treatment of malocclusion, which they regard as unacceptable and potentially hazardous.
The digital dentistry market in Asia Pacific has started to gain traction because of technological advances and the demand for improved precision, although the markets lag severely behind North America and Europe.