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Novel glass ionomer cement may enhance dentine formation

August 5, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK/JENA, Germany/DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia: A recent publication reports a new approach to stimulating Wnt signalling to enhance the formation of dentine. Scientists achieved this through a glass ionomer cement (GIC) that releases lithium ions to stimulate Wnt signalling in odontoblasts.

Septodont names new dental division president

August 4, 2021 | Advertorial

PARIS, France: Septodont, a world leader in dental anaesthesia, has announced that Karim Khadr joined the company as president of its dental division on 28 July. He will report to Olivier Schiller, CEO of the Septodont Group.

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Registration for EuroPerio10 and virtual EuroPerio Series now open

August 4, 2021 | Events | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Following the virtual EuroPerio Series kick-off event earlier this summer, the event organisers have now announced that registration is open for EuroPerio10, which will be held from 15 to 18 June next year, as well as for the upcoming single sessions of the virtual EuroPerio Series.

CQC mandates registration for direct-to-consumer orthodontics providers

August 4, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: As the independent regulator of health and social care in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recognised the benefits that new technologies can deliver for healthcare patients. As a result of the rise in direct-to-consumer orthodontics, the regulator has released updated guidance on what the registration requirements for this method of dental care are.

Around 830 exhibitors from 56 countries to attend IDS 2021

August 2, 2021 | Business | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The International Dental Show (IDS) will be opening its doors for the 39th time from 22 to 25 September. Owing to the ongoing global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which led the organisers to postpone the event from March to September, this year’s edition will be taking place under extraordinary circumstances. Although a considerable number of companies will not be exhibiting at IDS, about 830 companies have already confirmed their participation.

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Understanding how bruxism affects dental restorations

July 30, 2021 | News

MALMÖ, Sweden: Research has shown that bruxism not only causes damage to teeth but may also result in implant failure. To further investigate the issue, researchers from Malmö University are seeking to examine how bruxism affects the longevity of dental restorations by evaluating the complications the condition may cause after implant treatment. The study is planned to reduce the time and costs associated with redoing dental work.

Interview: “This could be the beginning of a new way we do local dentistry”

July 29, 2021 | Interviews

Fiona Perry, from Perthshire in Scotland, started her journey in dentistry as a dental nurse in the early 1980s, and a couple of years later, she qualified as a dental hygienist at King’s College London. Today, Perry still does the same job but with a significant twist: she is the country’s first mobile dental hygienist. Dental Tribune International spoke to Perry about her passion, what a typical workday on the go looks like and how sustainable dentistry plays into it all.

Dentists providing cosmetic injectable procedures urged to protect themselves

July 27, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: After a year-long inquiry, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing (APPG) has released a report on the regulatory environment surrounding non-surgical aesthetic procedures such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections—the latter most commonly known as Botox. Given that these treatments are increasingly being offered by UK dental practices, the British Dental Association (BDA) has cautioned dentists to confirm that they are appropriately insured to provide these services.

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Dental community mourns death of Prof. Norbert Gutknecht

July 26, 2021 | News

AACHEN, Germany: Members of the global dental community learned on 19 July of the death of Prof. Norbert Gutknecht, one of the pioneers of dental laser technology. Gutknecht, who was born in Germany in 1954, devoted his professional career to scientific research in the application of lasers in dentistry and, from the early 1990s, helped to educate generations of dentists in the responsible use of this technology.

Fraunhofer developing 3D-printing technologies for medical applications

July 22, 2021 | News

DRESDEN, Germany: Much has been made of the transformative potential of additive manufacturing in the medical field, and a project by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft hopes to pair new 3D-printing technologies with tangible applications in the medical sector. Scientists in Germany and Poland are collaborating on a series of pilot projects in selected medical fields, including dentistry.

CAD/CAM expert Thomas Gienger dies unexpectedly

July 20, 2021 | News

KNITTLINGEN, Germany/KOBLACH, Austria: Last week, Thomas Gienger, dental technician and trainer at Amann Girrbach, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 58. Gienger was valued for his comprehensive knowledge and over 20 years’ experience in dental laboratories and the dental industry. He was a first-generation user of CAD/CAM technology and helped train thousands of dental technicians.

Face coverings must still be worn in dental settings in England

July 20, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Effective on 19 July, England eased many of its COVID-19 restrictions, including rules on social distancing and the requirement to wear face coverings in public places. However, although people in England are no longer obliged to wear face masks when entering establishments such as shops, healthcare organisations in the UK have recently urged the government to keep face masks mandatory in healthcare settings.

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Pandemic leads UK dentists to seek advice in record numbers

July 16, 2021 | News

GLASGOW, UK: Changing restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have regularly affected the scope of work that dental professionals have been allowed to conduct. Understanding exactly which procedures are permitted—and which ones are not—has been a continued challenge. The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS), one of the leading medical defence organisations in the UK, has announced that it received a record number of inquiries from dentists looking for advice and support during 2020.

Nobel Biocare launches new dental implant cleaning technology

July 15, 2021 | Advertorial

ZURICH, Switzerland: Peri-implantitis is one of the greatest unsolved problems in dental implantology, and its prevalence is expected to increase over time as implant treatment becomes more widespread.1 Implant cleaning is a difficult but essential step in treating peri-implantitis, and the recently launched GalvoSurge Dental Implant Cleaning System offers a new solution that is compatible with most implants on the market.

3Shape Dental System 2021: Revolutionising the technician’s work through AI

July 15, 2021 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Ever since it was launched in 2005, 3Shape Dental System has been the software of choice for dental laboratory technicians who want to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. With the release of Dental System 2021, 3Shape is now allowing technicians to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and enhance their productivity through its new and improved integrated workflows.

Males account for more than 60% of speakers at UK dental conferences

July 14, 2021 | News

LEEDS, UK: Researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of Liverpool examined the gender balance of invited speakers at dental conferences that were held in the UK over a two-year period. The June study found that gender was acceptably balanced at only 21.4% of conferences and concluded that conference organisers should proactively work towards making their programmes more representative of the dental workforce.

IDS 2021: Exocad announces its largest ever presence at trade show

July 12, 2021 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, has announced its expanded presence at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021, taking place from 22 to 25 September in Cologne in Germany. Exocad will showcase its newest software releases and innovations for dental technicians and dentists at Booth A020 in Hall 3, where it will have 360m² of exhibition space and a multitude of demo stations.

Doctor’s Tip—new approach to free online education

July 12, 2021 | Advertorial | Education

ESCHBORN, Germany: Online education has seen an uptick in recent years and gained particular relevance in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Owing to its convenience and ease of access, e-learning will further flourish in the future. Through its AIC Europe online platform, Osstem Implant offers dental professionals a variety of free online courses focusing on the use of its products in daily practice. Instead of theory only, the lecturers present practical aspects and share knowledge and experience with the participants.

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