When it comes to innovations in implant dentistry, the refinement of site preparation has fallen behind the advancements of implant design. Prof. Stefan Holst, Vice President of Premium Implants at Nobel Biocare and co-author of an original research study with Stanford University on the OsseoShaper design and biological benefits, describes some of the challenges presented by conventional drilling protocols and explains how this new device has been designed to overcome these problems.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S.: Dentistry has recently topped the list of the most dangerous jobs for risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and although dentists are slowly returning to normal practice, many patients feel anxious about returning to the dental office. The California Dental Association (CDA) has published a set of recommendations that will help dental staff offer reassurance to returning patients whose appointments were canceled or postponed as a result of the pandemic.
PISA, Italy: According to the World Health Organization, Italy has 225,435 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases and 31,908 associated deaths as of 19 May 2020. This makes Italy the country with the second highest number of cases in Europe and one of the most severely affected in the world. A team of Italian researchers has now reviewed studies concerning preventive measures to limit the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in dental practices.