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Perception of harm of e-cigarettes vs. cigarettes changing, study finds

April 4, 2019 | Americas | News

ATLANTA, U.S.: The issue of e-cigarettes and their health risks has always been contentious. In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University School of Public Health have found that an increasing number of American adults believe e-cigarettes are as or more harmful to health than cigarettes are.

Interview: Three-dimensional “technologies are going to become the standard of care”

April 3, 2019 | Europe | Interviews | News

Dr Sean K. Carlson is Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in Mill Valley, both in California in the US. Carlson is also a senior investigator in the Craniofacial Research Instrumentation Laboratory at the dental school. He lectures nationally on a variety of clinical and theoretical subjects, with a focus on 3-D imaging in orthodontics. His primary focus is on using computer technology to improve the way we study, teach and practise orthodontics. During the EAS Spring Meeting, Carlson shared some of his thoughts on making the change to 3-D technology in orthodontics, the use of clear aligners and treating sleep apnoea.

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Interview: Teen treatments in aligner orthodontics

April 3, 2019 | Europe | Events | Interviews

Dr Julia Haubrich is a member of the board of the German Association for Aligner Orthodontics and chair of its sixth scientific congress, which will take place in Cologne in Germany from 19 to 24 November 2020. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics. She works in a private practice in Cologne. After her presentation at the EAS Spring Meeting, she kindly took the time to answer some questions.

EAS Spring Meeting: Clear aligner treatment is not a revolution; it’s an evolution

April 3, 2019 | Europe | Events | News

VENICE, Italy: For the Spring Meeting of the European Aligner Society (EAS), the organisers again chose the splendid Hilton Molino Stucky hotel on Giudecca island, right across from Venice, the location of its last congress. The event was held on 29 to 31 March and attracted 354 attendees from 41 countries, confirming the need of practitioners to experience the latest developments and their interest in learning from experts about aligner technology, an area of continual growth.

Dental implant market projected to reach US$5.9 bn by 2028

April 3, 2019 | Europe | News

LONDON, UK: According to a new report from data and analytics company GlobalData, the global dental implant market is expected to reach US$5.9 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 per cent expected between 2018 and 2028.

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Dental implant system Straumann BLX now available in Europe

April 2, 2019 | Europe | Advertorial

BASLE, Switzerland: Straumann is pleased to offer its new Straumann BLX implant system across the whole of Europe. The next-generation solution for confidence beyond immediacy, BLX, fills the gap in the company’s premium portfolio.

ClearCorrect and Align Technology settle long-standing patent dispute

April 2, 2019 | Americas | News

BASLE, Switzerland: ClearCorrect, a Straumann Group company, has agreed to pay US$35 million (€31 million) to settle its long-standing patent dispute with Align Technology out of court and to withdraw its assertion that certain Align patents in the US and Brazil are invalid. In return, Align has agreed to drop all pending infringement litigation against ClearCorrect.

Researchers develop new periodontitis treatment method

April 2, 2019 | Americas | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Recent studies showing an increase in patients with periodontitis, as well as studies linking it with Alzheimer’s disease, have led to some medical professionals stating that there is an increased need for more effective and reliable treatment. In a recent study, a team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed a treatment method that promotes regeneration of gingival tissue and bone with biological and mechanical features that can be adjusted based on individual needs.

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Align Technology releases new imaging system

April 2, 2019 | Europe | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology recently announced that it was launching the iTero Element 5D imaging system, which provides a comprehensive approach to clinical applications, workflows and user experience that expands the suite of the existing high-precision, full-colour imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element portfolio. The entire iTero product family, including the iTero Element 5D imaging system, was showcased at the 2019 International Dental Show.

Sinus lift the focus in upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar

April 1, 2019 | Americas | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Wednesday, April 3, an expert will be discussing sinus lift. Webinar host Dr. Dima Cosmin will offer an up-to-date synthesis of the topic based on an international bibliography, detailed clinical cases and his experience of more than 14 years in maxillary sinus surgery.

New study shows cancer-linked genetic changes in electronic cigarette users

April 1, 2019 | Americas | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Despite their thriving market, electronic cigarettes may not be a harmless alternative to smoking after all. A recent study has shown that e-cigarette users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in their oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to growing public health concern.

“Our way of preventing oral disease is by remineralising the tooth’s surface”

March 29, 2019 | Asia Pacific | Interviews

Our teeth are constantly exposed to mechanical and chemical wear, and with age, our oral immune system becomes less effective at fighting pathogenic bacteria. Needless to say, the resulting enamel loss and gingival recession lead to sensitivity, and the teeth lose their natural colour. Approaching dentistry with the mind of a chemist, owner of Andjana Dr Andreas Teichmann is the inventor of Dentcoat, an ingenious prophylactic technology that remineralises the teeth, protects them against biofilm build-up and helps to prevent periodontitis.

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ACTEON showcases new scanner at IDS 2019

March 29, 2019 | Europe | News

COLOGNE, Germany: At the 2019 International Dental Show (IDS), French company ACTEON released the latest addition to its 2 D and CBCT panoramic product line, the X-Mind prime. Mixing cutting-edge technology with enhanced simplicity, the new scanner generated a great deal of interest from attendees of IDS.

Planmeca announces partnership with Navigate Surgical Technologies

March 28, 2019 | Europe | Advertorial | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Dental manufacturer Planmeca and Navigate Surgical Technologies (NST), a provider of real-time surgical navigation solutions, have announced their cooperation. According to Planmeca, the partnership aims to provide dental implant surgeons with technological innovations that will deliver enhanced patient outcomes through improved accuracy and precision, as well as through simplified digital workflows.

W&H showcase their latest steriliser at IDS 2019

March 28, 2019 | Europe | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The International Dental Show (IDS) is a brilliant place for companies to showcase their advancements in technology and new products. At this year’s event, W&H released several new devices, including its latest steriliser, Lisa. Equipped with artificial intelligence, Lisa turns high-end Class B sterilising into an efficient and safe work process.

Scientists find link between mouthwash use and raised blood pressure

March 28, 2019 | Americas | News

HOUSTON, U.S.: A balanced oral microbiome can contribute to good cardiovascular health by converting dietary nitrate into nitric oxide (NO), a signaling molecule that helps maintain normal blood pressure. Now, a new study has suggested that chlorhexidine, an antiseptic substance found in mouthwash, may kill NO-producing bacteria and raise systolic blood pressure.

University of Gothenburg euthanises dogs after dental implant experiments

March 27, 2019 | Europe | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Despite the worldwide protests against ongoing dental implant experiments on animals at the University of Gothenburg, six dogs have been euthanised to conduct further analyses of their tissue and blood. Nevertheless, animal rights activists are still hopeful and see this as an opportunity to debate the ethical standards of animal testing and the importance of seeking alternative methods.

Planmeca introduces extensive line-up of new products at IDS 2019

March 27, 2019 | Europe | Advertorial | Business | Events

With another spectacular edition of the International Dental Show (IDS) now over, the Finnish digital dental unit manufacturer Planmeca can look back at an outstanding show. At this year’s IDS, Planmeca was thrilled to present a sensational line-up of trailblazing new products which both expand and complement its range of advanced digital dental equipment.

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