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Oral health and diabetes—a free webinar series

November 4, 2020 | Europe | Education

The dentist plays a major role, with other members of the health team, in helping a patient with diabetes maintain glycemic control by achieving optimal oral health. The inflammation associated with poor oral hygiene can generate systemic inflammatory response and in turn exacerbate diabetes, worsen cardiovascular outcomes, and increase mortality. In a series of free webinars organised by Curaden Academy, three experts will discuss exactly how dental professionals can set up their diabetic patients for optimal health.

Dentists for Africa invites dental professionals to online information session

November 4, 2020 | Europe | News

NAIROBI, Kenya/WEIMAR, Germany: Dental aid organisation Dentists for Africa (DfA) has already arranged more than 800 aid missions by German dentists, doctors, dental assistants and dental technicians, and around 30,000 patients are treated every year in its projects. The association is inviting anyone interested in becoming involved or learning more to participate in an online information session as part of this year’s annual general meeting on Saturday, 14 November.

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Online conferences and live streaming: CAPP supports dental professionals during pandemic

November 4, 2020 | Middle East & Africa | Education | Events

DUBAI, UAE: Despite the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic on its event business, the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) is committed to continuing to offer its two annual world-class scientific conferences, supporting dental professionals globally. When initial plans to host this year’s in-person events were disrupted, CAPP swiftly redirected its efforts towards the organisation of two of the largest-ever virtual, scientifically accredited dental conferences instead―eight days, 56 continuing education (CE) credits, over 90 speakers from six continents―from 12 to 15 November and 19 to 22 November. The two conferences are part of the CAPP November Dental Livestream, which is being broadcast from 5 to 28 November.

New coating method allows stronger adhesion of dental implant

November 3, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

SEOUL, South Korea: The history of dental implantology dates back to ancient times, yet researchers are still trying solve a number of issues, such as failed osseointegration and inflammation. Researchers from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Center for Biomaterials have now developed a novel method of producing a ceramic artificial bone coating for implants. This method is distinguished by a shorter production process and increased adhesion of the coating.

FDA changes stance on dental amalgam

November 3, 2020 | Americas | News

WHITE OAK, Md., U.S.: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its guidance for the use of dental amalgam in tooth restorations. The agency said in September that the use of dental amalgam should be avoided whenever possible in certain groups, such as in pregnant women, women who are planning to become pregnant, in children and in people with certain preexisting neurological diseases.

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Intelligent simplification with the new CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal

November 2, 2020 | Americas | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Time has always been limited in dental offices, and COVID-19 sanitisation requirements have led to even greater constraints in this regard. The streamlining of procedures is a logical strategy for reducing chair time; however, this workflow optimisation must still be able to ensure a high treatment standard and aesthetic outcomes.

Piezotome extractions favour bone preservation with immediate implant placement

November 2, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

BORDEAUX, France: Tooth extraction is the most common procedure performed in oral surgery.1 For example, ten million third molars are removed each year in the US alone, according to the American Public Health Association.2 Dentists are ethically committed to using the least traumatic surgical options and least invasive techniques in order to ensure patients’ well-being, thus less traumatic extraction and implant placement are becoming the norm in today’s implant surgery.

Interview: Building rapport between dental technicians and dentists

November 2, 2020 | Europe | Interviews

Romeo Giuseppe is a dental technician and owner of a prosthetic dentistry laboratory in Turin in Italy. In this interview, he speaks to Dental Tribune International about how COVID-19 has affected his work in the laboratory and about the impact that the pandemic has had on his personal and professional life.

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Teachers crucial to development of healthy eating habits, study finds

October 30, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

SYDNEY, Australia: When it comes to the development of children’s habits, the influence their teachers hold in this regard is clear. In a new review study out of Australia, researchers have confirmed that correct nutritional guidance provided by qualified teachers can positively impact their students’ eating habits.

Koelnmesse presents awaited concept for safe IDS 2021

October 30, 2020 | Europe | Events

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past months, concerns have arisen about the likelihood of the International Dental Show (IDS) taking place in March 2021 owing to the ongoing global pandemic. On a prototype exhibition floor, Koelnmesse, who stages the show, has now officially demonstrated its detailed concept for making IDS attendance safe for exhibitors and visitors.

BIOLASE reports revenue rebound

October 29, 2020 | Americas | Business | News

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., U.S.: Medical device company BIOLASE expects that its U.S. sales revenue for the third quarter of 2020 will be in line with that of the corresponding pre-COVID-19 period last year. The company’s sales fell sharply in the first half of this year, but its preliminary earnings announcement will bring a degree of optimism as a host of major dental companies prepare to release their third quarter earnings reports in the coming weeks.

Interview: “SugarByHalf’s mission is for people to live better and healthier lives”

October 29, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

In recent years, numerous studies have established conclusively that there is a link between oral health and systemic disease. More than 50% of Australian children have experienced dental caries by 6 years of age, and at least 1.2 million Australians have diabetes; therefore, the benefit of education in this area is clear. That is where SugarByHalf comes in, according to the charity’s CEO, Tania Sincock. She recently spoke with Dental Tribune International about SugarByHalf’s goals and discussed her own experiences with reducing her sugar intake.

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“Mere theory does not benefit patients”—Putting prevention into practice with iTOP

October 28, 2020 | Asia Pacific | Interviews

ITOP, short for individually trained oral prophylaxis, is a training programme for achieving and maintaining perfect oral health. Aimed at dental students and practising professionals, the programme teaches atraumatic and efficient practical oral hygiene skills to pass on to patients. Indian periodontist Dr Aditi Chopra has introduced iTOP as part of her curriculum in the Department of Periodontology of the Manipal College of Dental Sciences in India, where she is a researcher and reader.

Leading dental schools unite

October 28, 2020 | Europe | News

LONDON, UK: Four of the world’s top dental colleges have entered into an alliance that aims to advance dental education and pursue new research initiatives. The new partnership—named DentAlliance—connects leading dental faculties on four continents, and its launch has been hailed as a transformative step for dental education.

What we know about a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine so far

October 27, 2020 | Europe | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: As the race to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine continues, certain questions may arise that need clarification. While some still doubt the importance of vaccination in general, others are concerned about the safety of candidate vaccines and the associated costs. It has already been announced that dentists and dental hygienists will be included in the first phase of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine roll-out, but what do we know about the vaccine so far, and how essential is it for dental professionals to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2?

Produits Dentaires launches new IrriFlex website

October 27, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: Produits Dentaires (PD), a leading Swiss manufacturer specialising in safe and efficient solutions for dental therapy, has launched a completely redesigned website for IrriFlex, its innovative flexible root canal irrigation needle.

Align versus 3Shape: A patent battle for the ages

October 26, 2020 | Americas | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: For the American legal teams of both Align Technology and 3Shape, 19 October was an exceptionally busy day. While Align dropped a patent infringement case against 3Shape in the US District Court for the District of Delaware, it brought forward an almost identical case in the District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that 3Shape had infringed upon seven of its patents. The cases are the latest examples of the two dental companies clashing on the intellectual property front, a fight that seems unlikely to abate any time soon.

Organisers eventually cancel CEDE live event

October 26, 2020 | Europe | Events

ŁÓDŹ, Poland: The organisers of the Central European Dental Exhibition (CEDE) have announced that the on-site event scheduled for 3 to 5 December in Łódź will not take place as planned. The decision was made in the light of the progression of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Poland. Currently, large Polish cities, including Łódź, are considered high-risk areas for infection with the virus.

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