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Mitigation methods currently in place are effective, study shows

November 17, 2020 | Europe | News

LONDON, UK: The latest results of a promising feasibility study which demonstrated the effectiveness of mitigation methods used in dental practices during aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) have given an insight into the current situation in the UK.

Bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth and restores bone defects in oral cavity

November 16, 2020 | Europe | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Large cranial reconstructions are being increasingly performed worldwide, but remain a substantial clinical challenge. Researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, in cooperation with Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Uppsala University, have now developed a novel bioceramic implant. Study results show that it has been proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way which was previously not possible.

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A-dec joins Mercy Ships in first reveal of Global Mercy hospital ship

November 16, 2020 | Americas | Advertorial

NEWBERG, Ore., U.S.: Family-owned dental equipment manufacturer A-dec has proudly joined Mercy Ships in announcing a first look at the construction of the world’s largest nongovernmental organization hospital ship. Mercy Ships is a faith-based global organization powered by charitable donors and volunteers. The new ship, named the Global Mercy, is scheduled to sail to Africa in late 2021.

World Diabetes Day—A dental perspective

November 13, 2020 | Europe | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Although most of the world’s population continues to focus its attention on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now more important than ever to raise awareness of other diseases that may significantly affect health. This Saturday, 14 November, marks World Diabetes Day—the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. Almost a century ago, Banting and Charles Best co-discovered insulin, a peptide hormone that helps control blood glucose in people with diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) chose the date in order to shed light on issues that are relevant to diabetes prevention and to bring public and political attention to the disease.

Research points to benefits of diabetes screening in dental practices

November 13, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: Since World Diabetes Day is set for this Saturday, 14 November, the relationship between diabetes and oral health management may be on the minds of dental professionals. A research project conducted in Australia has confirmed that the oral healthcare setting can play a valuable role in individuals’ systemic health by screening for patients who either have Type 2 diabetes or are prediabetic.

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Exocad Insights 2020: Annual event for manufacturers and users of dental CAD/CAM technologies

November 12, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial | Events

DARMSTADT, Germany: On 21 and 22 September, the second exocad Insights took place—this time in a hybrid format, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 300 dental technicians and dentists visited the darmstadtium international congress centre in Darmstadt to participate in lectures and an exhibition by 41 partner companies. The in-person component of the event was possible thanks to strict compliance with the federal and state rules for social distancing and hygiene. Around 1,600 further users of digital technologies in laboratories and practices from 55 countries joined exocad Insights 2020 via a live video stream.

Georgio Haddad: How 3D printing has transformed dental care

November 12, 2020 | Americas | Education | News

Dentistry has come a long way since the first introduction of digital technology. In an upcoming webinar on Nov. 18, Georgio Haddad, an intrapreneur who is in charge of the development of dental strategic partnerships and initiatives at Formlabs, will talk about the adoption of 3D printing in the dental practice. Prior to his online presentation, Haddad discussed the various applications of 3D printing in dentistry, reflected on how 3D printing has reshaped the dental industry and weighed the risks associated with embracing the technology.

Dental sales return, with caveat

November 11, 2020 | Europe | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dentists typically follow the performance of the world’s largest dental companies in order to inform themselves about new products and investment opportunities. This year, all eyes have been on quarterly results in the hope of gauging the peak of the largest crisis ever to have affected the dental industry. Results from the third quarter show cause for optimism, but also lingering uncertainties.

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TePe aims for carbon-neutral products and packaging by 2022

November 11, 2020 | Europe | Business

MALMÖ, Sweden: Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic and social well-being for today and tomorrow, according to the company. This is why the internationally renowned manufacturer of interdental brushes, toothbrushes and dental picks has now committed to climate action by setting a carbon dioxide neutrality goal.

Planmeca Digital Dentistry World Tour 2020 goes virtual

November 11, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial | Events

HELSINKI, Finland: The popular Planmeca Digital Dentistry World Tour will bring Planmeca’s trailblazing digital dentistry solutions directly to dental professionals again in 2020. Starting at the end of November, the world tour will feature captivating and informative virtual shows in several languages and across multiple regions.

Interview: “The digital revolution in dentistry will accelerate, and we aim to be front runners”

November 10, 2020 | Europe | Business | Interviews

Amann Girrbach is a pioneer of CAD/CAM technology and is now recognised as one of the leading innovators in digital dental prosthetics worldwide. The Austrian full-service provider initiated a strategic paradigm shift some time before the SARS-CoV-2 crisis, and it now finds itself in the midst of the digital revolution. Dental Tribune International spoke with CEO Dr Wolfgang Reim and Head of Marketing Patrick Amann about the effects of the pandemic, the ongoing digitisation of dental practice and the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS).

What dental professionals can do to tackle antibiotic resistance

November 10, 2020 | Europe | Education

According to Dr Wendy Thompson, who is a dentist and clinical lecturer in primary dental care at the University of Manchester in the UK, the dental profession globally is responsible for around one in ten antibiotic prescriptions across human healthcare. In an upcoming free webinar, she will share guidance on how the whole dental team, including general dental practitioners, specialists and practice managers, can develop local solutions to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Before her online seminar, Thompson gave some insight into the issue in an interview with Dental Tribune International.

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Decellularised matrix hydrogel may promote dental pulp regeneration

November 9, 2020 | Asia Pacific | News

GUANGZHOU, China: Dental pulp regeneration has been a great challenge to researchers in the field of endodontics for decades. It has been widely regocnised that tissue-engineered biomaterials might be beneficial for endodontic regeneration; however, single-component materials or shape-fixed scaffolds are not able to meet the requirements for multifunctional dental pulp regrowth. Inspired by the clinical use of multiple acellular tissue grafts, researchers in China have become interested in decellularised dental pulp matrix.

Study shows concerning levels of dental patient aggression

November 9, 2020 | Americas | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: When it comes to dealing with behavioral issues among dental patients, the most common obstacle that practitioners seek to overcome is patient anxiety. A new study out of the U.S., however, has suggested that levels of patient aggression toward dentists may be a greater problem than previously thought, signaling an addition to the myriad problems that dental professionals face when providing treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New survey highlights dentists’ pessimism about the future

November 9, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: There is a growing body of evidence indicating declining well-being among dentists worldwide. This was confirmed by a recent survey conducted by Dental Protection which found that half of the UK dentists who participated in the study were experiencing difficulty in coping with the uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and that they had adopted negative mental attitudes towards the future.

ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists

November 6, 2020 | Americas | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of-care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other medical conditions, including COVID-19, that could complicate dental care or put the patient and dental staff at risk is within a dentist’s scope of practice. “Yet currently, rapid and reliable COVID-19 tests are not available to dentists for in-office use, which makes no sense,” states ADA President Dr. Daniel Klemmedson.

“Diabetes shouldn’t be an issue for the child, but it requires discipline from the parents”

November 6, 2020 | Europe | Education | News

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: November is diabetes awareness month at Curaden Academy. Diabetes mellitus is the third most common chronic disease in children and adolescents and requires constant monitoring and treatment in the form of insulin injections. Curaden’s Tom Huigen knows all about it. At 9 months old, his son Roef was one of the youngest patients in the Netherlands to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. According to Tom, consistent follow-up is crucial, not only to ensure good systemic and oral health, but also to provide a structure in which a child can be a child. He spoke to Dental Tribune International about how the condition influences daily life for the whole family.

EAPD addresses need for online education in paediatric dentistry with own campus

November 6, 2020 | Europe | Education

ATHENS, Greece: To increase the educational opportunities for paediatric dentists, the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) has launched its own online campus in cooperation with Dental Tribune International (DTI) and sponsored by Procter & Gamble. In the coming year, the academy will present six webinars which offer continuing education credits for attendees and feature international speakers.

Pent-up demand helps Align Technology top pre-COVID-19 sales

November 6, 2020 | Americas | Business | News

SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Half a million cases of clear aligners sounds like a considerable number—and indeed it is. It appeared that Align Technology had shrugged off the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic when the company revealed that Invisalign sales for the third quarter had nearly eclipsed the half-million mark. This was a substantial increase on the comparable pre-COVID-19 quarter last year. According to President and CEO Joseph M. Hogan, the increase was driven by pent-up demand for orthodontic care and by the availability of unused disposable income.

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Nobel Biocare and DOCERAM Medical Ceramics expand partnership

November 6, 2020 | Europe | Advertorial

ZURICH, Switzerland: Nobel Biocare and DOCERAM Medical Ceramics are combining their strengths in order to offer high-quality restorative solutions which will provide ease and flexibility of use for their customers. The first achievement in this strengthened partnership is the release of the NobelProcera Zirconia Implant Bridge, which enables restorative flexibility through a simplified workflow and is produced in the high-end Nacera Pearl zirconia material.

Dental students worried about lacking clinical skills

November 5, 2020 | Americas | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many dental students returning for the winter semester in the northern hemisphere have had little or no clinical practice since the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak began in earnest in March. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with dental students and young key opinion leaders from around the world and found that students are concerned about their professional development and possible changes in the dental industry.

VIA-MEDIA 2021―overview of current dental media published

November 5, 2020 | Europe | Business

BERLIN, Germany: At the end of October, WHITE & WHITE, a Berlin-based communications agency, published the fourth edition of VIA-MEDIA. The compendium offers marketing experts and media decision makers a comprehensive overview of 345 market-relevant dental online and print titles and serves as an important tool for decision-making in future media planning.

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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.

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.

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