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December: A look back and forward

December 16, 2016

Dear ADDE members and supporters, With Christmas around the corner, we can say that 2016 was a good business year for the dental industry and the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE). Different countries, companies and dental associations indicated that they either had a good or a very good year. Based on this feedback, it’s safe to say that it was a very productive year for the dental world…

“We have managed this for 100 years”

December 16, 2016

Since 2009, Lutz Müller has been President of the German Federation of Dental Trade (Bundes-Verband-Dentalhandel - BVD). In his role, he is committed to restructuring the BVD and further developing the dental trade business. In addition to giving industry recommendations for sales and logistics, the association focuses on providing comprehensive consultation to its members while supporting young talent. In an interview for the ADDE Newsletter, Lutz Müller explains, among other things, whether a visit to regional fairs is worthwhile and proposes to perhaps only give advice for a fee in the future.

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10 percent discount on the European Dental Trade Survey

December 16, 2016

With the 2016 Survey on the European Dental Trade, ADDE has been proud to have compiled yet another comprehensive market study with the most relevant topics and trends concerning the European dental industry, including the number of customers and end-users, sales values for main product categories, information on the use of computers and e-commerce, sales segments and distribution channels. Non-members will now get a 10 per cent discount when they use the promotion code “EuropeanMarketSurvey2016” on the ADDE website www.adde.info

This was ROOTS SUMMIT 2016

December 7, 2016 | Middle East & Africa | News

DUBAI, UAE: From Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, over 300 people from over 45 countries gathered at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dubai for the 2016 ROOTS SUMMIT. For the past 15 years, the meeting has been an open and inclusive global learning forum, accessible to anyone involved in the practice of endodontic therapy. Featuring 20 distinguished speakers and a comprehensive industry exhibition, the 2016 summit was one of the most important events of this year's endodontics calendar.

Interview: Nothing compares to ROOTS

December 7, 2016 | Middle East & Africa | Interviews

ROOTS SUMMITs have been held since the late 1990s. Over the past two decades, Stephen Jones and Dr Freddy Belliard have been part of the meeting that regularly attracts endodontists from all over the world. At the 2016 event, which was organized in close collaboration with Dental Tribune International, the publisher sat down with the two endodontic experts as well as scientific chairman Dr. David E. Jaramillo to learn more about the mission of the ROOTS community.

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ROOTS SUMMIT: Exclusive Middle East preview of new Dentsply Sirona software

December 6, 2016 | Middle East & Africa | News

DUBAI, UAE: At this year's ROOTS SUMMIT in the Middle East, participants from all over the world had the exclusive opportunity to preview Dentsply Sirona’s new 3D Endo Software, which is currently only available in Europe. In a short interview with Dental Tribune Online, Boris Kujawa, Senior Marketing Manager at Dentsply Sirona, explained the benefits of this 3-D imaging software that aims to improve the planning and workflow of endodontic procedures.

International companies exhibit at 2016 ROOTS SUMMIT

December 6, 2016 | Middle East & Africa | News

DUBAI, UAE: The 2016 ROOTS SUMMIT was supported by almost 20 international sponsors. During the three-day congress, attendees of the event had the opportunity to see and experiment with the latest developments in endodontic equipment and technology.

Webinar to examine porcine xenograft use in surgery

December 5, 2016

LEIPZIG, Germany: Bone grafting is a common procedure in periodontology and implantology, as it replaces missing or defective bone with a suitable substitute. While methods of grafting often utilise materials obtained from artificial sources or the patient’s body, other natural sources can also be used. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar, Dr David Wong will present a case review of a new porcine xenograft and explain what makes it an ideal substitute.

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Premier discussion forum for endodontics starts today in Dubai

November 30, 2016 | Middle East & Africa | News

DUBAI, UAE: Today, the 2016 ROOTS SUMMIT kicked off at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dubai. Over the next three days, more than 300 expected attendees from around the globe will have the opportunity to join lectures held by distinguished experts. This morning, the chairmen of the conference welcomed attendees and highlighted the mission of the ROOTS SUMMIT in their opening speeches.

3Shape launches world’s first upgradable entry-level intra-oral scanner

November 10, 2016 | Business

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: In October, Danish digital technology specialist 3Shape launched TRIOS 3 Mono, a new entry-level version of its award-winning TRIOS 3 intra-oral scanner. The new scanner delivers intra-oral impressions of the same quality of other TRIOS scanners, but captures them without colour. This allows 3Shape to offer the product at a competitive price—nearly 40 per cent lower than that of the colour models.

Successful opening of the LA&HA institute

November 9, 2016 | Europe | Business

On 7 November, the Laser and Health Academy ( LA&HA) opened the doors to its new 500 sq m state-of-the-art laser research and training facility.

World Summit Tour 2017: Offering a novel scientific experience in implant dentistry

October 5, 2016 | Events

MÖLNDAL, Sweden: In 2017, Dentsply Sirona Implants will be welcoming dental professionals from all over the world to the World Summit Tour, a scientific congress on implant dentistry. According to the company, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and equipment, the combination of distinguished international speakers and a multifaceted programme render this state-of-the-art congress unique in the dental industry.

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Directa Dental Group acquires Parkell

September 28, 2016

UPPLANDS VÄSBY, Sweden/EDGEWOOD, N.Y., USA: Directa Dental Group develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of dental consumables, materials and electronics worldwide. In order to expand its business in its key market segment, the Swedish company has recently acquired Parkell, a U.S.-based manufacturer of dental materials and dental electronics.

Quality of life after rehabilitation with implant treatment

September 27, 2016

In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Prof. Dr Katja Nelson talks about her findings on patients with oral cancer after rehabilitation with implant treatment and discusses, with regards to social aspects, oral health-related quality of life.

Nobel Biocare presents new On1 restorative concept at EAO

September 26, 2016 | Europe | Business

PARIS, France: At the congress of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), currently being held in Paris, dental implants manufacturer Nobel Biocare is presenting the latest innovations in its product range. An important new addition to the company’s assortment of components is the On1 concept.1 This pioneering modular solution bridges the gap between the surgical and prosthetic workflows.

Straumann Original Quality label: Show that your lab does not compromise on quality and precision!

September 21, 2016

In partnership with Straumann, your lab can benefit from innovative products and tailored services that will make your daily work easier and more efficient, while further strengthening your position within the treatment team. Learn more on how you can make your lab stand out with the new Straumann Original Quality label.

New medical devices regulation: EU reaches deal

August 31, 2016

ADDE considers the agreement on the EU medical device regulation a good compromise. With the new rules, the European level of safety in medicine and dentistry will be raised to a higher standard. However, the regulation could jeopardise existing relationships between producers and distributors, if manufacturers are not able to meet the required quality and safety standards. Dental dealers would then be forced to work with other producers, which could have an impact on pricing and products.

Interview: “Increase the attractiveness for your customer”

August 31, 2016

For each newsletter, the ADDE conducts an exclusive interview with a leading representative of the European dental trade industry. For this issue, we spoke with Ueli Breitschmid, in the dental industry since 1966. Known for being candid and forthright, the CEO and owner of Curaden and president of the Swiss dental association (Arbeitgeberverband der Schweizer Dentalbranche ASD) spoke about the changes in the Swiss dental supply business, the importance of regional trade fairs for dealers, as well as significant trends and developments in the industry. He continues to advise that dentists should think in terms of prevention.

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