Live WebinarPeriodontal e peri-implant diseases: non-surgical protocols
14 Jul 2020, 02:00 PM EST (New York)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.