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Biolux Research and inviSolution to host orthodontic seminar in Cologne

August 15, 2017 | Europe | Business | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Biolux Research and inviSolution have announced a new seminar for orthodontists seeking professional training and who would like to acquire continuing education credits. The event will be held in Cologne on 6 September. Based on clinical studies, the seminar will look at the advantages and clinical results of a combined orthodontic therapy, using light-activated and -accelerated treatments as a complement to aligners.

Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium 2018 comes to Rotterdam

August 14, 2017 | Europe | News

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: The Oral Reconstruction (OR) Foundation has announced that the 2018 Oral Reconstruction Global Symposium will take place from 26 to 28 April in Rotterdam. Under the theme “The future of the art of implant dentistry”, the symposium will offer participants an outlook on implant dentistry and related fields, along with sessions dedicated to digital workflow and ceramic implants.

Review confirms clinical success of Nobel Biocare’s TiUnite surface

August 14, 2017 | Europe | Business

ZURICH, Switzerland: A new systematic review and meta-analysis has provided evidence confirming the efficacy of Nobel Biocare implants with the TiUnite implant surface. The study, by Prof. Matthias Karl of Saarland University in Germany and Prof. Tomas Albrektsson of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, analysed patient results from 106 peer-reviewed publications on prospective clinical studies assessing TiUnite surface implants.

Interview: “Clip Mirror improves dental hygiene treatment”

August 11, 2017 | Americas | News

PEMBROKE, Ontario, Canada: Dental hygienist Patricia Blundon is the developer of a mirror that clips on to a saliva ejector to aid dental hygienists, therapists and assistants in treating patients. In response to growing demand for the Dental Hygiene Clip Mirror, she has introduced the device to the U.S. market and plans to expand her business globally. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Blundon, who has 30 years’ experience and graduated from the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa, Ontario, to learn more about the mirror.

New CLEARFIL Kit available now

August 11, 2017 | Europe | Business

In restorative dentistry, the fabrication of a quality post and core build-up often has a high degree of difficulty and technique sensitivity. Pairing the brand-new CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick with the reliable CLEARFIL DC CORE PLUS, Kuraray Noritake Dental’s new CLEARFIL core build-up kit ensures that post and core build-ups can be performed in a stress-free and streamlined manner with as few components as possible.

DTI welcomes new partner: “A bridge between Japan and the rest of the world”

August 11, 2017 | Asia Pacific | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental Tribune International (DTI) has added a new licence partner to its global publishing network. Together with Tokyo-based company Medical Net, the DTI publishing group will now also be providing dental professionals with the latest news in Japanese. The first issue of the new edition is set to be published in October.

ADIA named 2017 Association of the Year

August 11, 2017 | Asia Pacific | News

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has been awarded the first Association of the Year Award presented by Associations Forum, a body committed to assisting non-profit associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances. According to the panel, ADIA has distinguished itself by achieving all-round excellence.

Human saliva could help heal bodily wounds

August 10, 2017 | Americas | News

SANTIAGO, Chile: Saliva has always been understood to aid in healing, and in a new study examining why wounds in the mouth tend to heal faster and better than wounds elsewhere on the body, researchers may have found the answer. Examining the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing, they found that histatin-1 promotes angiogenesis and cell adhesion and migration.

Amazon eyes pharmaceutical industry

August 9, 2017 | Americas | News

SEATTLE, U.S.: Amazon is not just a seller of books, bikes and electronic goods. It recently began distributing medical consumables too and now stocks catheters, infusion pumps, intravenous bags, infusion tubing and other disposables—not to mention wheelchairs, crutches and glucose monitors, to name only a few. However, the recent wide presence by the e-commerce Juggernaut at pharmaceutical trade shows indicates its intention to move into one of the largest and most profitable industries in the world today.

Demand for patient comfort and product innovations drive the US dental materials markets

August 9, 2017

The US market for dental materials is experiencing remarkable changes, mainly due to demand for patient comfort and improved productivity. The need to improve patient comfort during dental procedures has demanded pricier products, encouraging market value growth. On the other hand, increasing productivity has been at the forefront of innovative delivery systems and CAD/CAM technology. Unlike the waste-saving measures provided by efficient delivery systems, CAD/CAM technology is creating a consistent downward pressure on the dental material market. As digitisation cannibalises the temporisation and impression materials segments, the growth potential of dental materials is threatened. As a result, the competitive landscape is being reordered to accommodate the growth areas of the overall dental materials market, although the leading competitors in the market tend to maintain their dominant positions.

Study proves the power of hypnosis

August 8, 2017 | Europe | News

JENA, Germany: Funded by the German Research Foundation, psychologists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany, along with colleagues from Trier University in Germany, have released their initial results on a study looking into what happens to the human brain when hypnotised. Used to help people with a range of issues, such as quitting smoking, improving sleep and even undergoing dental treatment, hypnosis was once thought of as a standard practice in medicine.

Orthodontic treatment planning without radiation exposure

August 7, 2017 | Europe | News

HEIDELBERG, Germany: When a patient requires orthodontic treatment, it is common practice to capture the dental malposition with a radiograph. Scientists from the Heidelberg University Hospital have now published a study in which an alternative treatment plan without radiation exposure was investigated. The study showed that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can provide accurate images of craniofacial structures.

Biting and chewing trigger tooth growth

August 7, 2017 | Asia Pacific | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Research conducted by the University of Sydney has found chewing and biting to be the cause of adult teeth breaking through the gums rather than an innate, unknown force. The researchers used CT scan images of an eight-year-old child’s mandible to design a 3-D model that could be used to observe the forces produced by the jaw when biting and chewing. The aim of the research was to show the stress dispersion within the jaw as a person bites and chews.

Asia’s first Research Academy Course a success

August 4, 2017 | Asia Pacific | Events

HONG KONG: For the first time ever, Asia played host to an Osteology Research Academy Course. Held from 3–6 June in Hong Kong, the Core Module Course received enthusiastic feedback from participants and presenters alike, the Osteology Foundation stated.

Postmenopausal women with periodontitis more prone to several types of cancer

August 3, 2017 | Americas | News

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: New study findings indicate that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease are more prone to develop cancer. Examining data from 65,869 women between the ages of 54 and 86, women who had reported a diagnosis of periodontal disease had a 14 per cent higher risk of developing any type of cancer.

Interview: Animal-assisted therapy lowers stress levels

August 2, 2017 | Americas | News

SANTIAGO, Chile: After receiving an increase in requests for dental treatments for children with disabilities, the Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, decided to introduce animal-assisted therapy into their practice. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr. Andrea Ormeño, Director of the Care of Patients with Disability Diploma at the Faculty of Dentistry, to learn how this new treatment method, which adopts the service of specially trained dogs, is helping to improve the dental hygiene of some of their younger patients.

Frequency of dental visits dramatically decreases after dementia diagnosis

August 1, 2017 | Europe | News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Patients with dementia tend to abandon regular dental check-ups, the results of a large-scale longitudinal study have revealed.

ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 global academic rankings released

August 1, 2017

SHANGHAI, China: University of Michigan School of Dentistry has topped the ShanghaiRanking’s list of the world’s best Dentistry and Oral Sciences programmes in their Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. Released last week, the annual list ranks universities according to 52 academic subjects in the following five categories: medical sciences (which includes dentistry and oral sciences), natural sciences, engineering, life sciences and social sciences.

European Gum Health Day 2017 a success

August 1, 2017

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The inaugural European Gum Health Day, held on 12 May, has been hailed as a great step forward in public health education by its organisers, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). With 27 international EFP-affiliated periodontal societies participating in a wide array of informative activities, the initiative aimed to raise public awareness about the importance of maintaining periodontal health.

WDR26 haploinsufficiency may cause abnormalities in facial features

July 31, 2017 | Americas | News

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., USA: Researchers have identified a rare genetic syndrome that is characterized by intellectual disability, seizures, an abnormal gait and regocnizable recognizable facial features. Scientists have pinpointed variants in the WDR26 gene as a possible cause for this distinctive, yet unnamed condition.

New study aims to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate

July 31, 2017 | Americas | News

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: As all phases of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In one part of the process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on both sides of the tongue, then upwards, fusing at the midline at the top of the mouth. The majority of the time, this process is completed correctly. However, a part of the process goes awry for around 2,650 babies born in the United States each year with cleft palates and for the thousands more worldwide that are also born with the defect.

NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing officially opened

July 28, 2017 | Asia Pacific | News

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has formally opened its new Additive Manufacturing Centre, AM.NUS.

Severe overjet better treated from an early age

July 27, 2017 | Europe | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Research conducted by the Sahlgrenska Academy has found that children with severe overjet have a higher chance of success with adjustment procedures when their teeth are corrected at an early age. Focusing on children between 7 and 14 years old, whose lips did not cover their teeth, the aim of the research was to explore and describe the pre-adolescents’ experiences of the treatment, compare social discomforts, prove the clinical effectiveness and functionality of the treatment and assess the costs of reducing large overjet with an Andresen Activator (AA) and a Prefabricated Functional Appliance (PFA).

Singapore welcomes digital dentistry community

July 26, 2017 | Asia Pacific | News

SINGAPORE: From 18 to 21 August, the fourth Asia-Pacific edition of the CAD/CAM and Digital Dentistry International Conference will bring together leading experts in the field of digital dentistry at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Live webinar: New perspectives on the implant-abutment complex

July 26, 2017

NEW YORK, USA: When completing the restoration of a single-tooth implant in the esthetic zone, many dentists may find it challenging to choose the appropriate surgical and prosthetic procedure for ensuring long-term stability and osseointegration. In an upcoming free webinar on Thursday, July 27, an expert will present several clinical cases focused on the single implant-abutment-crown complex and highlight new implant designs and treatment sequences.

OSSTEM IMPLANT seeks to grow Japanese market share significantly

July 25, 2017 | Asia Pacific | Business

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean dental implant manufacturer OSSTEM IMPLANT is aiming to increase its market share in Japan, OSSTEM Japan CEO Kim Hae-gon told the Korean Times in an interview. Among other measures, the company plans to almost double its Japanese offices, from 12 to 22, by 2019.

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