Dental Tribune International
Strengthening the editorial powerhouse: DTI holds first Editors’ Meeting

June 13, 2017 | Europe

LEIPZIG, Germany: Providing quality and valuable information in dentistry has always been a primary aim of the Dental Tribune International (DTI) publishing group. As the group’s network and the dental industry are growing rapidly, a focus on content is more important today than ever before. For this reason, editorial representatives from 20 countries recently came together for the first DTI Editors’ Meeting.

Cervitec F survey: Results point to a well-liked product

June 13, 2017 | Europe | Business

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: In a survey recently conducted by Ivoclar Vivadent on its new protective varnish, Cervitec F, respondents commented favourably on its aesthetics, range of applications, delivery form, fluoride and chlorhexidine concentrations, and taste. Overall, the dentists reported that the significant advantage of the combination product is that it saves time.

Smoking during pregnancy may harm child’s tooth development

June 12, 2017

OTAGO, New Zealand: A study conducted by researchers at the University of Otago has found that women who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day while pregnant may negatively impact the development of their children’s teeth.

Primary dentition study links exposure to toxins in early life to autism

June 9, 2017 | Americas

NEW YORK, USA: Evidence found in primary dentition has suggested that exposure to specific toxins and nutrients is associated with the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study suggests that primary teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared with teeth from children without autism. The researchers determined the second and third trimesters and early postnatal periods to be critical developmental windows.

Interview: “We are seeking to make inroads in markets that we have underserved for the last several years”

June 8, 2017 | Europe | Business

Being one of the oldest dental bur manufacturers worldwide, US company SS White has aimed to strengthen and grow its global footprint at this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany. Dental Tribune Online sat down with Michael Schwartz and Michael Schilk, International Director of Sales and Head of Sales at the company’s US endodontics division, respectively, to speak about brand reputation, global dealer expansion and the company’s long-term approach to business.

“Heart of esthetics”: Cosmetic dentists gather for annual meeting

June 8, 2017 | Europe

ZAGREB, Croatia: From 21 to 23 September, the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD) is holding its 14th annual meeting in Zagreb. The congress will see top international speakers lecturing on the latest developments in the fields of aesthetic dentistry, implantology, periodontics, prosthodontics and CAD/CAM technology. The diverse scientific programme will be complemented by hands-on courses and a poster session, and visitors can look forward to a range of entertaining social events. Attendees wanting to take advantage of an early bird discount can register online until 15 June.

Global mercury treaty to be put into force

June 2, 2017 | Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union, together with seven of its member states, has ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury and resultantly provided the clinching votes needed to bring it into force.

History of vitamin D deficiency hidden just under the enamel

June 2, 2017 | Americas | News

ONTARIO, Canada: With over a billion people worldwide estimated to be affected, vitamin D deficiency has long been a topic of discussion among health professionals and is now recognized as one of the most important indicators of overall heath.

HPV vaccination may lower risk of oral infections that cause mouth cancer

May 31, 2017 | Americas | News

CHICAGO, USA: A study conducted in the U.S. has found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may help reduce oral infections that cause mouth and throat cancer by as much as 88 percent. However, the actual impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections remains low, owing to the poor rate of uptake in the country, especially in males. The research is the first large study to explore the possible impact of the vaccine on oral HPV infections.

Research on pufferfish could lead to addressing tooth loss in humans

May 29, 2017 | News

SHEFFIELD, UK: According to new research by an international team of scientists, human teeth evolved from the same genes that form the characteristic beaked teeth of the pufferfish. Published in the PNSA journal, the study has revealed this fish’s very similar dental regeneration process to other vertebrates, and it is hoped that the findings could be used to address tooth loss in humans.

Study analyses unique root canal anatomy patterns in Indian population

May 29, 2017 | Asia Pacific

NAVI MUMBAI, India: Provisional findings of an Indian study have suggested that the root canal anatomy of Indians might differ from those of other ethnicities, and hence they may require adapted care during root canal therapy.

W&H and Planmeca joint branch office opens officially

May 26, 2017 | Asia Pacific | Business

BANGALORE, India: After having announced their joining forces to expand in the Indian dental market last autumn, W&H Managing Director Peter Malata and Planmeca President Heikki Kyöstilä officially opened the new branch office in Bangalore with a celebratory ceremony in April.

Start preparing for IDS 2019 now

May 25, 2017 | Europe | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Two months after a successful attendance at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has now released its media kit for the 2019 show already. Through its event-related print and online products, the publisher aims to offer visitors a comprehensive information source. Exhibitors can thus choose from a multifaceted portfolio in selecting advertising options that fit their individual needs and give them optimal exposure during IDS.

7th international Laser and Health Academy Symposium

May 23, 2017 | Europe | Business

During this year’s Laser and Health Academy Symposium (LA&HA), 70 clinical experts from around the world gathered to present, share and discuss their clinical experiences in the field of medical laser treatments. Due to the large number of lecturers and attendees this year, the symposium was extended from one to two full days, with lecture topics grouped into parallel sessions according to LA&HA’s three main research categories, i.e. aesthetics, dermatology and surgery, dentistry as well as gynecology.

Planmeca showcases new technology in Belgrade

May 22, 2017 | Europe | Business

BELGRADE, Serbia: Serbian dental supply company Plast-DENT recently teamed up with Planmeca to organise a digital solutions seminar in Belgrade. Held in conjunction with the celebration of Finland’s 100 years of independence and hosted at the Embassy of Finland, the event was attended by more than 60 Serbian dental professionals and guests to learn more about the advantages of digital dentistry and to familiarise themselves with Planmeca’s technology.

Interview: “This congress will be the perfect bridge”

May 22, 2017 | Asia Pacific

An interview with Dr Carlos Manuel Brito Augusto, chairman of the APDC organising committee

EAED Spring Meeting: Organisers announce live streaming of sessions

May 19, 2017 | Europe

MILAN, Italy: While final preparations for this year’s Spring Meeting of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED) are in full swing, the organisers have decided on a complement to the traditional event. In response to the high registration demand, which could not be met because of limited attendance, the opening ceremony and two sessions are now to be streamed live via the event website.

Interview with FEPPD: “We are bound to learn new technologies”

May 19, 2017 | Europe | Business

Representing 40,000 dental laboratories and 210,000 dental technicians in Europe, the European and International Federation of Dental Laboratory Owners and Dental Technicians (FEPPD) is a key participant in the dental trade industry. Founded in 1953, the FEPPD evolved from representing manufacturers to promoting European dental technology worldwide. Dental Tribune Online had the exclusive opportunity to speak to Pierre Zammit, Secretary General of the FEPPD, during the 2017 International Dental Show about the new medical device regulation and its consequences for dental technicians.

ADC 2017: All about education

May 17, 2017 | Asia Pacific

MELBOURNE, Australia: From 17 to 21 May, the 37th Australian Dental Congress (ADC) is bringing together over 4,000 dental practitioners at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Established in 1907 and organised by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the event is set to be the biggest ever this year.

Interview: “The natural oral microbiome is not associated with oral disease”

May 17, 2017 | Asia Pacific

An interview with ADC speaker Prof. Philip Marsh, UK

Stronger together: Brazilian association supports local dental manufacturers

May 15, 2017 | Europe

COLOGNE, Germany: With around 2,300 exhibitors and 155,000 visitors, the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne once again proved its importance as a platform for companies to introduce their products, promote their brand and network with other manufacturers and dental professionals from all over the world. Supported by ABIMO, the Brazilian Medical and Dental Devices Manufacturers Association, and Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, a number of companies from the country took this opportunity and presented their product portfolios at the Brazilian pavilion.

Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings

May 12, 2017 | Americas

CHICAGO, USA: According to a new study, a natural compound found in grape seed extract, which has been shown to have several health benefits, could be used to strengthen dentin and increase the life of resin fillings. The findings could lead to the development of a natural adhesive material that helps reinforce the bond between the tooth and the filling, hence prolonging the life of the restoration and minimizing dental tissue and tooth loss.

Interview: “Healthy gingivae make our lives better”

May 12, 2017 | Europe

A campaign launched by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), the inaugural European Gum Health Day is being held today, May 12. With the slogan of “Fighting periodontal disease together”, the initiative aims to promote a cooperative approach between dentists and patients towards maintaining gingival health. Dental Tribune International spoke with Prof. Filippo Graziani, member of the EFP’s executive committee, about some of the events planned and the overall purpose.

First FDI African Regional Dental Congress welcomes 800 participants

May 11, 2017 | Middle East & Africa

MARRAKESH, Morocco: Oral health professionals and scientists from Africa and around the world recently met in Marrakesh to attend the first FDI African Regional Dental Congress, hosted by the Association Marocaine de Prévention Bucco-Dentaire, the Moroccan association for oral health prevention. Under the theme “Leading Africa towards optimal oral health”, the event featured a distinguished array of speakers and a rich scientific programme.

US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid

May 10, 2017 | Americas

ASHBURN, Va., USA: After a development phase of two years, a startup company has launched Flossy Brush, a new 2-in-1 dental cleaning tool that combines a manual toothbrush on one end and a flossing aid on the other. Owing to its double functionality, the manufacturer claims that it removes significantly more plaque than a regular manual brush does. It is currently the only product of its kind available on the market.

Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize

May 8, 2017 | Americas

LOS ANGELES, USA: A startup that is developing an inventive type of orthodontic appliance has recently been awarded first prize in a business plan competition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). With this revolutionary device, the founders aim to halve treatment time, reduce the number of visits to the orthodontist, and lower overall pain for the patient.

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