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Planmeca ProModel technology part of first Nordic facial tissue transplant

March 4, 2016 | Business

HELSINKI, Finland: Finnish dental manufacturer Planmeca’s ProModel technology has supported the first facial tissue transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries. The service, which designs and creates patient-specific surgical guides and skull models from CBCT/CT images, helped surgeons to significantly reduce operating time for the demanding procedure, which was performed at Töölö Hospital in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS).

Planmeca FIT: Faster scanning than ever, now also with colour

November 3, 2015 | Business

POZNAŃ, Poland: The Planmeca FIT system for chairside CAD/CAM dentistry provides clinics with a completely digital workflow from start to finish. It seamlessly integrates intra-oral scanning, 3-D designing and on-site milling into one system. Scanning within Planmeca FIT is now faster than ever before, and colour scanning is featured for the first time.

NobelClinician is the key to successful treatment outcomes

November 2, 2015 | Business

Treatment planning has always been an integral step in dental implant treatment. The old adage, “Failing to plan is planning to fail” is especially true in implant dentistry where there are so many factors to consider. While the extent of planning is left to the discretion of the clinician, modern technology has made it easier and safer than ever to give patients the highest-quality care. Examining a patient’s clinical situation and planning the locations where implants will need to be placed is only one aspect of the preliminary work we do in implant dentistry. The individual patient’s needs, wishes and expectations are important considerations as well, and add to the complexity of a case.

Biohit expands distribution to dental industry

July 9, 2015 | Business

HELSINKI, Finland: With a new business partner, Finnish health care company Biohit has expanded into the dental industry. As of June, the company’s Acetium lozenges are distributed by Hammasväline, one of Finland’s leading suppliers of dental care products.

No loss of diagnostic imaging quality with low-radiation settings

May 5, 2015 | Business

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA/HELSINKI, Finland: While the individual risk of oral and maxillofacial imaging is small, radiation dose is a significant public health issue. Therefore, strategies to keep exposures as low as possible, such as the Planmeca Ultra Low Dose protocol, are desirable. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Helsinki have compared the diagnostic image quality of the company’s pioneering low-dose settings with standard imaging protocols.

Electric silicone toothbrush promises superior brushing experience

April 23, 2015

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The candy-coloured line of all-silicone toothbrushes from Swedish brand FOREO is definitely eye-catching in the bathroom, but the ISSA is not all about looks. According to the company, the ergonomically shaped electric brushes are more hygienic, remove plaque more effectively and are gentler on the gingiva compared with regular toothbrushes with nylon bristles.

Birmingham welcomes professionals to two days of innovation, learning and fun

April 16, 2015 | Business

BIRMINGHAM, UK: A few weeks ago, the International Dental Show in Cologne in Germany achieved another record outcome of 135,000 visitors. During the five days of the show, manufacturers from all over the globe launched their latest dental products and solutions to markets in Europe. At the 2015 Dentistry Show, which open this morning at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, dental professionals in the UK will now have the opportunity to try out the latest materials and tools in dentistry.

Tackling poor oral health around the globe

April 12, 2015 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have examined the benefits of enhanced oral health promotion combined with a closely supervised toothbrushing programme in schools in southern Thailand. The two-year study aimed to establish an effective model for the fight against the increasing burden of tooth decay among children in Asia.

Interview: “It is our mission to simplify dental implantology”

March 2, 2015 | Europe | Interviews

MIS Implants Technologies is a global specialist in the development and production of advanced dental implantology products and solutions. At the beginning of 2015, Dental Tribune International met with CEO Idan Kleifeld at the MIS headquarters and main production facility in Israel to learn more about the company, which began as a small family-run start-up in 1995, and has since evolved into one of the largest global dental implant manufacturers over the past decade.

Interview: “A bite inflicted by a human can have serious health implications”

July 3, 2014

In Brazil, 32 football teams from around the globe are competing for the World Cup trophy this year. Dental Tribune ONLINE had the opportunity to speak with Dr Dietrich Fischer-Brooks from Germany, a former FIFA-appointed dentist who also provides dental care to the players in German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, about the oral health of football players and why the bite inflicted by Uruguay superstar Luis Suárez during his team’s match against Italy could have rather serious implications for his opponent.

Sirona South Africa wins Top Starter Award 2013

December 4, 2013 | Business

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Sirona South Africa (SA) has won the Top Starter Award 2013 for fastest growing new Sirona Dental System GmbH subsidiary across its worldwide company base. Sirona SA opened in March 2012 and its mandate includes Sub-Saharan Africa. The criteria for the Top Starter Award includes: start up to specified targets and growth rate of the business. In both areas, Sirona SA was one of the highest.

BIOLASE introduces GALAXY BioMill

December 3, 2013 | Business

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: If you have been holding back on the idea of utilizing chairside milling in your dental practice, BIOLASE has a new system that you will want to take a look at. The GALAXY BioMill CAD/CAM System was officially introduced at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.

Webinar evaluates dual-wavelength approach to treating and placing implants

November 22, 2013

LEIPZIG, Germany: The general advantages of laser surgery, such as decreased bleeding, a dry surgical field, reduced postoperative pain and reduced edema, have led to significant interest in the application of laser in bone cutting and soft-tissue procedures in a minimally invasive surgical approach. In a webinar presented by the Dental Tribune Study Club on Nov. 29, an expert will evaluate a new procedure that allows immediate impression taking, better healing and earlier loading in implant treatment.

Henry Schein establishes presence in South Africa with investment in The Dental Warehouse

October 30, 2013 | Business

MELVILLE, N.Y, USA: The world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today its expansion into South Africa with the acquisition of a minority ownership position in The Dental Warehouse, a leading distributor of dental consumable merchandise to dentists, private clinics, universities and governmental agencies in the country.

W&H apoia projeto de ajuda odontológica na África

July 8, 2013

UCHIRA, Tanzânia: Como parte do seu programa de responsabilidade social, que tem apoiado projetos em várias regiões em desenvolvimento, a fabricante de instrumentos odontológicos e aparelhos W&H apoiou recentemente um centro odontológico na Tanzânia doando instrumentos profiláticos para a remoção de cálculos.

Thomas Hirt named new Chief Technology Officer of Ivoclar Vivadent

May 22, 2013 | Business

Dr Thomas Hirt, Director of Organic Chemistry at Ivoclar Vivadent, will succeed Dr Volker Rheinberger as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the beginning of June 2013. Dr Rheinberger will step down from day-to-day operations and become a new member of the company’s Supervisory Board.

Interview: Tongue Cover could fundamentally change the way people take medicine

April 15, 2013

Haris Ayoubi is the inventor of the Tongue Cover, a protective latex barrier that shields the tongue from the unpleasant taste of liquid medicines. Ayoubi, who graduated with a Master of Business Administration in the US, opted for the entrepreneurial route after completing his studies and moved to Dubai where he developed the concept for the innovative device. Dental Tribune ONLINE spoke with Ayoubi about his invention.

Straumann plans strong presence at ITI Congress in Chicago

March 14, 2013

ANDOVER, Mass.: As Partner of the 2013 International Team for Implantology (ITI) Congress North America, Straumann will have a strong presence at this year’s congress, to be held at the downtown Marriott in Chicago April 4 to 6. This year’s theme is “Connectivity in Implant Dentistry: Putting the Pieces Together.”

AMD LASERS founder recognized with 2012 Regents Technology Award

January 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., USA: AMD LASERS, a global leader in dental lasers and dental laser education, announced that the company’s founder and president, Alan Miller, has been awarded the 2012 Regents Technology Award from the International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics for innovative developments that make the practice of those professions related to facial esthetics more effective, more efficient and more available.

DT Study Club: High demand for international webinars

December 13, 2012

LEIPZIG, Germany/NEW YORK, USA: Implantology, root-canal treatment, dental instruments, dental hygiene—the Dental Tribune Study Club offers webinars on various topics to viewers located all over the world. Demand by dentists has become so high that the international DT Study Club this week broadcast three webinars in one day for the first time.

Plastic surgeons remove large jaw tumours

December 10, 2012

KIJABE, Kenya: Surgeons from Africa have removed most of the maxilla and mandible of a young man who was severely disfigured by two massive tumours in his jaws. The maxillary tumour obstructed his nostrils completely, while the mandibular one prevented him from ingesting anything other than fluid.

Saudi Arabian dental students exhibit negative attitude towards HIV patients

December 1, 2012

ABHA, Saudi Arabia: New research has found that a considerable number of dental students in Saudi Arabia showed a negative attitude towards treating patients with HIV/AIDS. Although their knowledge on HIV/AIDS was good overall, this was not associated with willingness to treat patients with the disease.

Nigeria to break world record in toothbrushing

September 18, 2012

LAGOS, Nigeria: Last week, the Lagos State Government revealed that it is planning to congregate about 300,000 students from different local schools in order to beat the Guinness World Record for the most people brushing their teeth simultaneously. The event will be organised in the scope of a new dental care programme in Lagos.

Kuwaiti dentistry gets boost during conference

March 21, 2012

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait: During the 16th Kuwait Dental Association scientific conference, the Kuwaiti government announced that it has reopened a public dental centre in Al-Rumaithiya in the Hawalli Governorate, south of Kuwait City. Health Ministry Undersecretary Yousef Al-Duwairi also said that two centers for dental treatment, including 200 operatories, have been set up recently in different parts of the capital.

Needle-free anesthetic close to marketability

January 10, 2012 | Business

SILVER SPRING, Md. & FORT COLLINS, Colo., USA: Human efficacy trials for a new dental anestethic that comes without the painful process of having to inject needles are said to be continuing after the company responsible for the development of the device said to have secured additional funding from an angel investor today. The name of the investment group which will provide US$3,5 million was not disclosed.

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