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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

September: Brexit and new Market Survey

August 31, 2016

A warm welcome to the second Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) newsletter exclusively for our members and affiliates. A great deal has happened since the ADDE met in Prague in the Czech Republic this April. While we enjoyed an excellent meeting with new insights and informative presentations, we could not have imagined that we would soon be discussing the departure of the UK from the European Union. Besides the news of the Brexit, the EU has announced a compromise on the new medical device regulation. Finally, the 2016 ADDE market survey has been released.

List of Events: September – October

August 31, 2016

The upcoming two months are marked by a number of regionally important dental fairs in Europe, from which dental dealers will gain a broad impression of business opportunities in Europe.” Most importantly, the 2016 FDI Annual World Dental Congress is taking place in Poland, which has a dynamic and growing dental market. The ADDE encourages all member organisations to attend the events to learn more about the European market.

LM periodontal instruments now sharpen-free

July 21, 2016

PARGAS, Finland: In order to offer clinicians the convenience of minimised maintenance of dental instruments, Finnish instrument manufacturer LM-Dental has launched Sharp Diamond sharpen-free hand instruments. The micro-coated periodontal instruments were first introduced at the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in Basel in Switzerland in June 2016.

3D Printing Healthcare Market is Expected to Grow by 18% Annually Until 2020

June 8, 2016

One of the faster growing markets to adopt 3D printing technology is the healthcare industry, which has been rapidly developing new medical applications at an astounding rate. What once was just a small blip on the 3D printing radar has grown into its own industry within an industry, and looks to continue to expand exponentially over the next four years. We’ve already seen some amazing developments over the last few years in bioprinting, prosthesis manufacturing and customized medical implants.

Dental implants market in China to grow at a CAGR of 28.26 per cent

May 26, 2016

LONDON, UK: The dental implants market in China is likely to exceed USD 696 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 28%.The dental implants market in China has experienced rapid growth in the past few years and has the potential to grow further during the forecast period. Advances in dental healthcare, growing aging population, and rise in oral health awareness are some of the factors leading to an increased demand for dental restoration, in turn resulting in an increased demand for dental implants.

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