IDS 2019 to focus on long-term outcomes of periodontal therapy

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IDS 2019 to focus on long-term outcomes of periodontal therapy


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Koelnmesse will be the venue for IDS, the top event for the dental industry globally, in March 2019. The 38th edition of the show will cast a spotlight on the long-term treatment and outcomes of periodontal disease. (Photograph: Koelnmesse)
Dental Tribune International

By Dental Tribune International

Thu. 16. August 2018


COLOGNE, Germany: The 38th International Dental Show (IDS) will take place from 12 to 16 March 2019 in Cologne. As the top event for the dental industry globally, IDS will present the entire range of products available on the market worldwide, with a focus on periodontics. As such, the upcoming IDS will offer an overview of both established and new methods in periodontitis prevention and therapy, specifically emphasising follow-up care through biofilm and recall management as integral to long-term success.

IDS will showcase the entire range of periodontal treatment products, including manual tools, ultrasonic and powder jet systems, periodontal probes and pressure-calibrated alternatives, software solutions and adjuvant therapies. The last include laser-controlled methods, immune modulation and the application of antimicrobial substances. Beyond the minimally invasive methods, surgical options, such as lobe operation and soft-tissue grafts, will also be covered. In addition, visitors will be able to learn more about bacteria and DNA tests and modifications, such as leukocyte telomere length attrition, as well as assessment methods for genetic periodontitis and tissue destruction processes for accurate treatment planning. Because regular follow-up care is key to success in periodontal treatment, particular attention will be given to recall and supportive periodontal therapy and monitoring.

“The coming IDS offers attractive innovations in many areas, from the diagnostic process to the supporting periodontal therapy, through to periodontal surgery,” emphasised Mark Stephen Pace, Chairman of the Board of the Association of the German Dental Industry. With the growing need for care, there are increasingly more effective options for the prevention and treatment of periodontitis, he said. “At the International Dental Show in Cologne this progress can be experienced close up. With tangible product innovations and direct contact with the respective manufacturers, IDS offers all visitors real added value.”

IDS is held in Cologne every two years and is organised by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie, the commercial enterprise of the Association of the German Dental Industry, in collaboration with Koelnmesse. More information on the event and registration can be found here.


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