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Interview: “Our service meets all of the needs that arise in the dental clinic and laboratory”

October 15, 2021 | Advertorial | News

Intra-oral scanners and 3D printers were two of the biggest topics in the halls of this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany in September. At the show, Dental Tribune International visited the booth of SHINING 3D and spoke with Riccardo Molinelli, regional sales manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, about the company and its new Aoralscan intra-oral scanner and AccuFab-L4D large-format dental 3D printer.

UK chief medical officers endorse water fluoridation

October 14, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Though the benefits of fluoride in drinking water for oral health are firmly established, it is estimated that just six million UK residents have access to either artificially or naturally fluoridated water—less than 10% of the total population. A bill currently before the UK Parliament that proposes giving the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care “the power to directly introduce, vary or terminate water fluoridation schemes” in England and Wales has received the backing of Britain’s chief medical officers (CMOs), who have released a joint statement outlining the impact widespread fluoridation could have on dental caries.

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Today is World Cavity-Free Future Day

October 14, 2021 | News

DUNDEE, Scotland: World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFDay) is a global awareness day and is celebrated around the world on 14 October. The campaign is largely community driven, and the events are led by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF).

Patient receives dental implant under self-hypnosis: “It was easy to turn off the pain”

September 30, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Physically lying in a dentist’s office but mentally walking barefoot through a mountain river—that is how a patient successfully received a dental implant under self-hypnosis without any anaesthesia. The patient, who underwent such a procedure for the first time under these conditions, was very satisfied with the result and reported that he felt hardly any pain during the procedure.

IDS 2021 attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries

September 29, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: From 22 to 25 September, the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS), held six months later than usual owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, offered the dental industry and dental professionals the opportunity to experience products live and, above all, to socialise with one another in person. This IDS was the first to be held in a hybrid format, so that visitors who were unable to travel owing to restrictions were still able to participate digitally.

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Osstem presents “Super OsseoIntegration” at IDS 2021

September 25, 2021 | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Osstem Implant has been waiting with anticipation for the return of IDS. At the company’s stand—the single largest booth at the trade fair—visitors can explore its newest implant as well as attend live lectures.

Misadventures in endodontics: Turning a negative into a positive

September 24, 2021 | News

As a specialist, I have seen a significant portion of my patients present after endodontic treatment has failed or was abandoned mid-treatment owing to an unforeseen complication. Throughout my career, I have experienced my fair share of my own failed treatments, and I have witnessed the distress these situations can cause my colleagues. I certainly know they have caused me many a sleepless night.

Three products you can discover at the VOCO booth

September 24, 2021 | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Axel Bernecker, head of marketing at VOCO, to find out which new products and developments are being presented at the company’s booth for visitors to IDS to discover. VOCO’s extensive booth (N010–O019 & N020–O021) is located in Hall 10.2.

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DENTIS presents novel implant UV activator at IDS

September 24, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Owing to its high long-term clinical stability, the sandblasted, large-grit, acid-etched surface treatment has become the most used implant surface treatment to enhance osseointegration through greater bone–implant contact, but over time, the implant surface becomes more hydrophobic. A novel device by South Korean company DENTIS both solves this problem and promotes a sterile implant surface.

3D printing in dentistry: Fraunhofer bringing future technologies into the present

September 24, 2021 | News

DRESDEN, Germany: A project by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft aims to harness the transformative potential of additive manufacturing in the medical field. The project brings together a network of partners and encompasses a wide range of additive technologies. It seeks to pair new advancements in 3D printing with tangible and patient-oriented applications. There is a substantial focus on dentistry, and scientists in Germany and Poland are collaborating on a series of pilot projects and working in close cooperation with dental laboratories and dentists from a range of specialties.

“Dentist in a pocket”: DentalMonitoring presents remote monitoring solutions

September 24, 2021 | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: What if dentists could look into their patients’ mouths outside of their office? DentalMonitoring, which was founded in 2014, provides the answer to this question. The company offers orthodontic and dental solutions and is a pioneer of remote monitoring of dental care using artificial intelligence (AI). At its press conference at the 2021 International Dental Show, the company presented its products, which have already benefited more than a million patients.

IDS 2021 presents the status quo and potential of additive manufacturing

September 23, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Additive manufacturing (3D printing) offers all the prerequisites for customised design. Its adoption in the dental industry means that dentists and dental technicians are therefore destined to take a pioneering role in popularising it. The current status of 3D printing, as well as ideas about its future direction, will be highlighted at IDS 2021.

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Amann Girrbach’s new digital workflows offer total ecosystem

September 23, 2021 | Advertorial | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Amann Girrbach says that going digital in dentistry is now more important than ever. At IDS 2021, the company is exhibiting its latest solutions that digitise and streamline the flow of information between dental clinics and laboratories. Using what Amann Girrbach describes as a total ecosystem, practitioners can share data and collaborate more effectively than ever before, according to the company.

Interview: “At the forefront of the digital dentistry revolution”

September 23, 2021 | Advertorial | News

Align Technology kick-started digital innovation in dentistry back in 1997 when it created a digital solution to an old analogue problem—moving teeth. At IDS, the company is showcasing the most recent and innovative solutions from the Align Digital Platform. We spoke with Markus Sebastian, the company’s senior vice president and managing director for the EMEA region, to find out more.

Intelligent and simple: Neoss focuses on fewer implant components but high predictability

September 23, 2021 | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Neoss, a Swedish implant manufacturer, is presenting its expanded implantology portfolio at this year’s IDS in Cologne. At the company’s press conference, the novel Neoss ProActive Edge implant and NeossONE were introduced and their benefits for patients and clinicians highlighted. In addition, the company spoke about its partnership with Purgo Biologics to expand its bone regeneration product line.

How artificial intelligence is driving dental technology

September 23, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has accelerated in many industries in recent years, and dentistry is proving to be no exception. From initial consultations, diagnosis and treatment planning through to surgical procedures and postoperative care, AI technologies are steadily being adopted by dental practices aiming to digitise and streamline their workflows. Here, we will examine some of the current trends in this area and find out what role AI is likely to play in the future of dentistry.

Dental industry gathers in Cologne once again

September 22, 2021 | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: On Tuesday evening, Koelnmesse and Association of the German Dental Industry officials as well as representatives of the dental industry and media partners got together at the Rheinterrassen, an event venue located in the heart of Cologne that offers a picturesque view of the Rhine and the cathedral. In anticipation of a special and exciting IDS, they used the opportunity to dine and network a day ahead of the official opening of the event.

Align Technology exhibits end-to-end solutions in orthodontics and restorative dentistry

September 22, 2021 | Advertorial | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology’s interactive booth at IDS 2021 represents the company’s largest-ever presence at the show. The company has reinforced its commitment to comprehensive dentistry by showcasing the Align Digital Platform, including recent innovations, in a multimedia exhibition space of hybrid in-person and virtual experiences. Those attending the show virtually can enjoy Align’s livestreamed content from anywhere in the world.

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