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Periodontologists announce first European Gum Health Day

April 6, 2017 | Europe

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain: The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has launched the first European Gum Health Day, to be celebrated on 12 May. Through the event, the members aim to raise public awareness across Europe of the importance of keeping one’s gingivae healthy throughout life. The initiative is promoted by the federation and organised by its affiliated national societies. Last year, 21 national societies took part in what was then called European Periodontology Day.

Swiss quality on display: NOUVAG presents latest products at IDS

April 5, 2017 | Europe | Business

COLOGNE, Germany: This year’s International Dental Show (IDS) was again a record-breaking one. With 155,000 tickets sold and 2,300 booth spaces rented, both the visitor and exhibitor numbers rose to a new all-time high. Among the experienced exhibiting companies was NOUVAG, a Swiss manufacturer of dental and medical equipment. At the fair, the company introduced a new contra-angle handpiece for its successful flagship products, the Physio Dispenser MD 11 and MD 30 motor systems.

Children with Type 2 diabetes more prone to poor oral health

April 4, 2017 | Americas

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Although it is well-known that there is a link between poor oral health and diabetes, as well as prediabetes, in adults, no research has been conducted on oral health of children with obesity or diabetes to date. For the first time, a study has now shown that obese children with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have poor oral health compared with normal-weight and obese children without the disease.

Dangerous X-ray radiation: German authorities caution Asian IDS exhibitors

April 4, 2017 | Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: German authorities took radiographic units of three Asian manufacturers out of service during this year’s IDS. The devices were displayed ready for operation, although this is prohibited owing to harmful radiation. Whether trade fair visitors were radiographed with the machines before the inspection remains unclear.

Interview: “We have the skills to help alleviate the suffering of fellow humans”

March 31, 2017 | Europe

Through its Clinical Masters Programs, Tribune Group offers continuing medical education (CME). In courses held all over the world, participants receive comprehensive theoretical and hands-on training in anatomical surgery, endodontics, aesthetic and restorative dentistry, implantology and periodontology. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Ibrahim al-Salti, a general dentist from Sydney in Australia, who recently completed a session of the Clinical Masters Program in Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry in Athens and then stayed in Greece for a little longer to volunteer at a refugee camp.

IDS 2017 sets new record

March 28, 2017 | Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: More than 155,000 people from 157 countries visited the International Dental Show (IDS) this year, according to the latest figures released by organiser Koelnmesse. This is an increase of 12 per cent compared with IDS 2015. Furthermore, the number of international attendees rose by almost 20 per cent to around 60 per cent. There was also a slight increase in national visitors.

Fotona unveils future of dentistry at IDS

March 27, 2017 | Europe | Business

At the 37th International Dental Show, dental laser specialiest Fotona officially announced its new Adaptive Structured Pulse (ASP) technology, a key breakthrough needed for next-generation dental treatments, as well as the latest models of the company’s award-winning laser system, the all-new LightWalker ST-E Pro and the updated ST-E Advanced systems.

Interview: “Our new products are game-changing”

March 22, 2017 | Europe | Business

On Monday night, global leader in dental manufacturing Planmeca welcomed around 700 international distributors to its Dealer Event at the Musical Dome in Cologne in Germany. In a groundbreaking and visually impressive show, participants were introduced to the company’s latest inventions, including a new CBCT unit, a lightweight oral scanner, a milling unit, state-of-the art software and an operating light. At the event, Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak to Planmeca Group Senior Vice President Tuomas Lokki about the game-changing products and the Dream Clinic Show, which the company is presenting at its booth during the International Dental Show (IDS) this week.

Edelweiss presents POST & CORE and Digital Smile System

March 22, 2017 | News

“Although a wide variety of post and core restoration technologies and materials have been introduced into the dental market, there is no consensus on the most appropriate treatment choice for such systems,” said Dr Deepak Mehta, a lecturer at Bangalore University in India.

“Because you care”: W&H previews new image campaign at IDS

March 21, 2017 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: At the W&H press event on Monday, a visibly good-humoured Managing Director Peter Malata ushered in the upcoming International Dental Show (IDS) week. In addition to introducing the attending media representatives at the Flora event venue to the company’s latest products and advancements, Malata previewed a new image campaign and shared his vision for the family-run company in light of the dental industry’s recent trend towards mergers.

Philips introduces future of oral health care and patient care

March 21, 2017 | Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: On Tuesday, oral health care provider Philips hosted its customary media breakfast at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne. In addition to the digital innovations presented, the company announced the latest clinical research results and its new industry partnerships with the FDI World Dental Federation and a Swiss dental manufacturer.

Publishers’ Meeting: DTI is becoming a digital dental service platform

March 21, 2017 | Europe | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the last two days, ahead of the 37th International Dental Show, Dental Tribune International (DTI) held its 13th Annual Publishers’ Meeting. This year, the meeting, which was attended by more than 75 licence partners from all over the world, including India, Iran, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands, discussed a number of new projects for the upcoming year and strategic approaches for future development.

Work hard, play hard: What’s on in Cologne during IDS?

March 17, 2017 | Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: Next week, the International Dental Show (IDS)—not just any but the biggest event in dentistry—will be hosted in Cologne, attracting dental professionals from all over the world. While the days at the fair will be filled with networking and checking out what’s new on the market, the nights should be dedicated to exploring one of the most lively cities in Germany. Wander around the hot spots downtown, treat yourself and your colleagues to some traditional food and drinks, and maybe even take the opportunity to socialise with the locals.

Early preventive dental care may not reduce caries risk

March 10, 2017 | Americas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA: There is a recommendation for children to have a dental visit by 6 months of age, but there is insufficient evidence of improved outcomes or whether primary care providers can deliver it. A study conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health investigated whether early preventive dental care reduces caries-related treatment and whether provider matters. It found that children who received early preventive care visits from dentists were more likely to have subsequent dental care, including caries-related treatment, and greater expenditures than children without preventive dental care.

Researchers create artificial enamel for airplane construction

March 9, 2017 | Americas

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA: Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause objects with rigid structures, including flight computers, beams, chassis and motherboards, to age and crack. These could be designed more like tooth enamel to withstand repeated stresses without damage, according to researchers at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. They replicated the structure of enamel by sequential growth of zinc oxide nanowire carpets, followed by layer-by-layer deposition of a polymeric matrix around these.

MIS announces release of B+ implant surface

February 3, 2017

BAR-LEV, Israel: This March, MIS Implants Technologies is officially launching its latest in implant engineering, the B+ implant surface treatment, at the International Dental Show in Cologne. The B+ layer bonds chemically with the surface of the titanium dioxide of an implant and integrates perfectly with existing and newly forming bone, achieving greater initial osseointegration and longer-term stability.

Ceramic implants: What benefits do they offer?

January 3, 2017

LEIPZIG, Germany: Although the search for metal-free implant materials began in the late 1960s, recent improvements in ceramic materials have made their development process considerably easier. As an alternative to titanium-based implants, ceramic implants offer greater aesthetic appeal and possess antiallergenic and tissue-friendly properties. This article highlights some of the companies that currently offer ceramic implants and explore why they are still much less commonly used than their titanium counterparts.

Organisers start countdown to IDS 2017

December 16, 2016

COLOGNE, Germany: In less than four months, the 37th edition of the International Dental Show (IDS) will be opening its doors in Cologne. Held from 21 to 25 March next year, it is expected to be another outstanding showcase event for worldwide innovation and excellence in dentistry, according to the organisers Koelnmesse as well as the Association of the German Dental Manufacturers, who spoke to the dental press on 6 December.

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