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DT Bulgaria celebrates tenth anniversary of Smile of the Year awards

June 19, 2017 | Europe | News

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Dental Tribune Bulgaria recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Smile of the Year national dental competition, which recognises achievements in dentistry and dental technology. With around 200 attendees, including distinguished national and international guests, this year’s ceremony was held in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Smoking during pregnancy may harm child’s tooth development

June 19, 2017 | Asia Pacific

OTAGO, New Zealand: A study conducted by researchers at the University of Otago has found that women who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day while pregnant may negatively impact the development of their children’s teeth.

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Water fluoridation receives generous funding in NZ budget

June 19, 2017 | Asia Pacific | News

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The dental well-being of New Zealand’s population has just been given a boost. Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced that the federal government’s 2017 budget will commit NZ$12 million (US$8.66 million) over the next four years to help build the infrastructure needed to fluoridate drinking water.

New research on mandible and premolar fossils could rewrite human history

June 16, 2017 | Europe | News

TÜBINGEN, Germany: For the general public, the debate as to where humankind originated might not seem like a current topic. However, the highly contentious subject within the science world continues to be debated, most notably in two recently published studies investigating the dentognathic morphology of the Graecopithecus freybergi mandible and premolar fossils. The findings indicate that the split of the human lineage occurred in the eastern Mediterranean and not in Africa.

Strengthening the editorial powerhouse: DTI holds first Editors’ Meeting

June 13, 2017 | Europe

LEIPZIG, Germany: Providing quality and valuable information in dentistry has always been a primary aim of the Dental Tribune International (DTI) publishing group. As the group’s network and the dental industry are growing rapidly, a focus on content is more important today than ever before. For this reason, editorial representatives from 20 countries recently came together for the first DTI Editors’ Meeting.

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Cervitec F survey: Results point to a well-liked product

June 13, 2017 | Europe | Business

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: In a survey recently conducted by Ivoclar Vivadent on its new protective varnish, Cervitec F, respondents commented favourably on its aesthetics, range of applications, delivery form, fluoride and chlorhexidine concentrations, and taste. Overall, the dentists reported that the significant advantage of the combination product is that it saves time.

Smoking during pregnancy may harm child’s tooth development

June 12, 2017

OTAGO, New Zealand: A study conducted by researchers at the University of Otago has found that women who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day while pregnant may negatively impact the development of their children’s teeth.

Primary dentition study links exposure to toxins in early life to autism

June 9, 2017 | Americas

NEW YORK, USA: Evidence found in primary dentition has suggested that exposure to specific toxins and nutrients is associated with the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study suggests that primary teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared with teeth from children without autism. The researchers determined the second and third trimesters and early postnatal periods to be critical developmental windows.

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Interview: “We are seeking to make inroads in markets that we have underserved for the last several years”

June 8, 2017 | Europe | Business

Being one of the oldest dental bur manufacturers worldwide, US company SS White has aimed to strengthen and grow its global footprint at this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany. Dental Tribune Online sat down with Michael Schwartz and Michael Schilk, International Director of Sales and Head of Sales at the company’s US endodontics division, respectively, to speak about brand reputation, global dealer expansion and the company’s long-term approach to business.

“Heart of esthetics”: Cosmetic dentists gather for annual meeting

June 8, 2017 | Europe

ZAGREB, Croatia: From 21 to 23 September, the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD) is holding its 14th annual meeting in Zagreb. The congress will see top international speakers lecturing on the latest developments in the fields of aesthetic dentistry, implantology, periodontics, prosthodontics and CAD/CAM technology. The diverse scientific programme will be complemented by hands-on courses and a poster session, and visitors can look forward to a range of entertaining social events. Attendees wanting to take advantage of an early bird discount can register online until 15 June.

Global mercury treaty to be put into force

June 2, 2017 | Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union, together with seven of its member states, has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury and resultantly provided the clinching votes needed to bring it into force.

History of vitamin D deficiency hidden just under the enamel

June 2, 2017 | Americas | News

ONTARIO, Canada: With over a billion people worldwide estimated to be affected, vitamin D deficiency has long been a topic of discussion among health professionals and is now recognized as one of the most important indicators of overall heath.

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HPV vaccination may lower risk of oral infections that cause mouth cancer

May 31, 2017 | Americas | News

CHICAGO, USA: A study conducted in the U.S. has found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help reduce oral infections that cause mouth and throat cancer by as much as 88 percent. However, the actual impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections remains low, owing to the poor rate of uptake in the country, especially in males. The research is the first large study to explore the possible impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections.

Research on pufferfish could lead to addressing tooth loss in humans

May 29, 2017 | News

SHEFFIELD, UK: According to new research by an international team of scientists, human teeth evolved from the same genes that form the characteristic beaked teeth of the pufferfish. Published in the PNSA journal, the study has revealed this fish’s very similar dental regeneration process to other vertebrates, and it is hoped that the findings could be used to address tooth loss in humans.

Study analyses unique root canal anatomy patterns in Indian population

May 29, 2017 | Asia Pacific

NAVI MUMBAI, India: Provisional findings of an Indian study have suggested that the root canal anatomy of Indians might differ from those of other ethnicities, and hence they may require adapted care during root canal therapy.

W&H and Planmeca joint branch office opens officially

May 26, 2017 | Asia Pacific | Business

BANGALORE, India: After having announced their joining forces to expand in the Indian dental market last autumn, W&H Managing Director Peter Malata and Planmeca President Heikki Kyöstilä officially opened the new branch office in Bangalore with a celebratory ceremony in April.

Start preparing for IDS 2019 now

May 25, 2017 | Europe | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Two months after a successful attendance at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has now released its media kit for the 2019 show already. Through its event-related print and online products, the publisher aims to offer visitors a comprehensive information source. Exhibitors can thus choose from a multifaceted portfolio in selecting advertising options that fit their individual needs and give them optimal exposure during IDS.

7th international Laser and Health Academy Symposium

May 23, 2017 | Europe | Business

During this year’s Laser and Health Academy Symposium (LA&HA), 70 clinical experts from around the world gathered to present, share and discuss their clinical experiences in the field of medical laser treatments. Due to the large number of lecturers and attendees this year, the symposium was extended from one to two full days, with lecture topics grouped into parallel sessions according to LA&HA’s three main research categories, i.e. aesthetics, dermatology and surgery, dentistry as well as gynecology.

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