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Study confirms gingival recession increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease

June 14, 2021 | News

GREIFSWALD, Germany: Periodontitis has been associated with a risk for Alzheimer’s disease in previous studies. The long-term Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) has been researching the influence of dental diseases on people’s general health since 1997 and has found that inflammatory gingival recession owing to periodontitis increases the risk of myocardial infarction and dementia, among other things. Now, in a recent study, researchers from the University of Greifswald have confirmed the previous findings regarding a connection with Alzheimer’s disease.

Digital dentistry market: 3D printers and intra-oral scanners drive market growth in Europe

June 14, 2021 | Business

The European digital dentistry market, which includes CAD/CAM systems, CAD/CAM materials and dental 3D printers, is projected to experience double-digit growth reaching over €1.4 billion ($ 1.7 billion) by 2027, as digital technologies have begun to revolutionise the European dental prosthetics market reaching into the foreseeable future. This will be driven by strong market growth in the intra-oral scanner and dental 3D printing space.

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Interview: “It all starts with the right dentine bonding agent”

June 11, 2021 | Advertorial

Dr Max Andrup, a 2010 graduate of Umeå University, currently runs a private practice in the city of Hudiksvall in Sweden, where he maintains a passion for restorative dentistry with a biomimetic approach. In this interview, he discusses the future of restorative dentistry and explains why he relies on Kuraray Noritake Dental’s products for his daily workflow.

World Health Assembly approves resolution addressing oral health

June 11, 2021 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) management of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far has brought its fair share of criticism—including from many stakeholders in the dental industry. In some welcome news, the 74th session of WHO’s World Health Assembly has approved a resolution on oral health that asks WHO to, among other things, create a global strategy and an action plan for combating non-communicable oral diseases within the next two years.

EuroPerio: EFP launches virtual series, provides outlook for 2022 congress

June 9, 2021 | Education | Events

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Amid the global pandemic, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) decided to defer the EuroPerio10 congress, which had originally been planned to take place this month. On 5 June, the EFP launched a series of online scientific sessions that will be held over the next months to bridge the gap until the next in-person event in 2022. Overall, almost 4,000 people from over 110 countries worldwide have registered for the series to date.

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“There must be academic proof that[…]digital dental tools are really reliable”

June 7, 2021 | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: Dr Janos Vág became a dentist out of necessity, but he would have preferred to have become a computer science engineer. However, when it was time to choose his educational path in 1989, there were few opportunities for engineers. His father, a dentist, suggested that he could make use of his scientific and technical interests in dentistry as well, so Vág decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.

International Smile of the Year award celebrates outstanding achievements in dentistry

June 7, 2021 | Events

SOFIA, Bulgaria: Launched in 2008, Smile of the Year recognises achievements in dentistry and dental technology every year. Initially targeted at Bulgarian dental professionals, the contest has evolved into an international format since 2020 and is now open to participants from all over the world. This year’s award ceremony, during which the winners will be announced, will take place on 11 June in Sofia. The event will be streamed live.

Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape announce strategic partnership

June 4, 2021 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S./COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Dentsply Sirona announced recently that it has entered into a partnership with 3Shape, a Danish developer and manufacturer of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions. The first step of this partnership focuses on a facilitated collaboration for better access between 3Shape’s intraoral scanner TRIOS and Dentsply Sirona’s SureSmile Aligners.

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GC’s G-CEM ONE self-adhesive resin cement outperforms competitors in tests done by DENTAL ADVISOR

June 3, 2021 | Advertorial

LUCERNE, Switzerland: G-CEM ONE is the newest self-adhesive resin cement from GC that simplifies procedures and brings together high bond strength, effortless clean-up and long-lasting aesthetics. In a series of laboratory tests measuring G-CEM ONE’s bond strength, DENTAL ADVISOR has reported that the self-adhesive cement “performed as well or better than competitive materials tested in the self-adhesive mode” and that, when used in conjunction with GC’s Adhesive Enhancing Primer (AEP), “bond strength to enamel and dentine was highest among the tested groups”.

New generation of dental biomaterials launched by botiss

May 31, 2021 | Advertorial

BERLIN, Germany: Leading the innovation of dental materials, botiss biomaterials provides dentists with the ultimate choice in biomaterials. With the first dental magnesium implants to receive the CE mark, botiss has brought a breakthrough technology into the field of dentistry. The launch of the NOVAMag regeneration system provides an option for those dentists seeking a biomaterial that is mechanically strong yet completely resorbable and is replaced with bone over time.

Dentistry has bounced back but remains shaky, first quarter results suggest

May 27, 2021 | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: The global dental market has been described as “impressively resilient” and “a necessity” in the latest round of conference calls hosted by major dental companies. Dentists struggled in 2020 and so did the companies that keep their clinics stocked, but sales in the fifth financial quarter affected by the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak make it clear that practices around the world are open and offering most dental procedures.

Tobacco smoking associated with periodontal pocket development

May 26, 2021 | News

KUOPIO, Finland: A study by researchers in Finland and the UK has found that self-reported daily smokers had a higher incidence of deepened periodontal pockets than those who had never smoked. The study also investigated the accuracy of self-reported smoking by assessing serum cotinine levels and found a positive association between these levels and the development of periodontal pockets.

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The ONE symposium starts tomorrow

May 26, 2021 | Education | Events

LEUVEN, Belgium: In celebration of its 100th anniversary, GC is holding a symposium on 27 May dedicated to luting. During the online event, three experienced clinicians will give dental professionals a comprehensive overview of current options for luting and cementation of dental prostheses. In addition, participants will learn more about the various advantages of GC’s G-CEM ONE self-adhesive resin cement based on clinical examples.

EU wakes up to new medical device regulations

May 26, 2021 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: After a three-year transition period and a delay of 12 months owing to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, new regulations now apply for medical devices for human use in the European Union. The new and stricter rules mainly apply to those who manufacture, import and sell medical devices; however, dental professionals should be aware that distributors must keep a register of any complaints or reports received from health professionals and patients relating to devices and forward these complaints to the device manufacturer or importer.

Tokuyama Dental Academy kicks off with Excellence in Dentistry 4.0 webinar series

May 24, 2021 | Events | News

VENICE, Italy: The future of continuing education in dentistry will unfold online—a fact that has not been lost on Tokuyama Dental. The Tokyo-based manufacturer of restoratives and other specialty dental products is celebrating the launch of its Tokuyama Dental Academy in June with an inaugural webinar series that will offer dental professionals high-quality content, including solutions to the questions and problems that crop up in their daily practice.

IDS press conference—date for September ultimately confirmed

May 21, 2021 | Events

COLOGNE, Germany: In preparation for the International Dental Show (IDS) this September, organisers held a press conference yesterday to inform international media partners about the upcoming event. A unique mix of analogue and digital formats is planned for the event and will make IDS 2021 a very special event that will meet the demands of this extraordinary time during the pandemic.

Discover complete patient care at 3Shape Unfold

May 20, 2021 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Known for its commitment to providing cutting-edge and market-leading dental solutions, 3Shape also prides itself on guiding and supporting dental professionals through all stages of their digital journeys. At 3Shape Unfold, a free online event to be held on 2 and 3 June, dentists and dental laboratory technicians will be given an excellent opportunity to experience the company’s latest digital innovations through one-to-one demonstrations, live Q & A sessions, and more.

Direct-to-consumer orthodontics—GDC says innovation must not compromise patient safety

May 20, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed innovation in dentistry, including where treatment and consultations occur remotely, but has emphasised the responsibility of dental teams to provide safe patient-centred care. All dental professionals in all treatment settings must be registered with the GDC and abide by its standards of care, the regulator stressed.

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