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Climate change threatens world health

October 7, 2019 | News

BERLIN, Germany: At the third global demonstration against climate change, held at the end of September, the World Health Summit participated in a campaign at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Charité) under the slogan “The climate crisis is a medical emergency”. The demonstration was jointly organized by German general practitioner and author Dr Eckart von Hirschhausen, students of Charité, the Deutsche Allianz Klimawandel und Gesundheit and the action platform Health for Future. Medical staff, nursing staff and students from Charité gathered in the city centre to raise awareness of the health consequences of climate change.

Interview: “The link between oral disease and oxidative stress is still not that widely known”

October 4, 2019 | Advertorial | Business | Interviews | News

Dr Lenka Banasova runs her own dental centre, Pearl Dental, in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, where she has a passionate staff of dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists. In recent years, her focus has increasingly shifted from conservative dentistry and prosthodontics towards periodontics. Most importantly, however, she is one of the few dentists to touch on the largely neglected topic of oxidative stress. In this interview, she explains how natural antioxidants can improve periodontal therapy.

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Slow Dentistry seeks to empower dental patients

October 4, 2019 | News

LUCERNE, Switzerland: Slow Dentistry is a concept developed by a group of international clinicians in order to combat the pressure to perform and achieve instant results which is often put on the dental profession by the dental industry. The concept is based on four universal key principles that patients can use as a checklist. The concept is aimed at empowering patients to be confident about their safety, well-being and comfort and at helping them better understand dental treatment.

Report shows sugar reduction goals not yet on track

October 4, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: The negative impact that excess sugar consumption has on both oral and overall health is a well-established fact at this point. It comes as concerning news, then, that an ambitious plan by Public Health England (PHE) to reduce the country’s sugar intake by 20% by 2020 has delivered mixed results so far, according to a recent report on the campaign’s progress.

Abnormal mouth sores are focus of free webinar

October 3, 2019 | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: Dental professionals are well placed to identify abnormal sores in the mouth to aid in early diagnosis of oral cancer. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Tuesday, 8 October, registered dental hygienist Shannon Nanne, a former Executive Director of the Global Oral Cancer Forum (GOCF), will pass on her expertise in the area of recognising intra- and extra-oral irregular lesions.

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Third European Aligner Society Congress to feature wide array of speakers

October 3, 2019 | Events | News

ST JULIAN’S, Malta: The European Aligner Society (EAS) recently announced that it will be holding its third congress from 19 to 21 March 2020 in Portomaso in St Julian’s in Malta. According to the organisers, the programme will build on the knowledge developed at the previous two congresses and EAS Spring Meetings, and the impressive line-up of speakers will explore continuing advances in aligner therapy, an area of considerable importance in orthodontic treatment.

Researchers associate electric toothbrushing with tooth retention

October 2, 2019 | News

GREIFSWALD, Germany: Various studies have investigated the short-term oral health benefits of using an electric or a manual toothbrush. A recent study examined the long-term effects of powered toothbrushes on periodontal health, caries and tooth loss in adults. The findings showed that participants who used electric toothbrushes experienced less edentulism than those who used manual toothbrushes did. Additionally, brushing teeth with an electric toothbrush was associated with fewer periodontal pockets and an improved attachment of teeth to the gingivae and bone.

New research shows teething products may have side effects

October 2, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: Though teething is a difficult experience for both parents and their babies, a judicious decision-making process should be employed when selecting a product to relieve it. This, at least, is the conclusion reached in a recent study regarding teething products in the UK.

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Align Technology announces “Digital Excellence Series—Powered by iTero” for dental professionals

October 1, 2019 | News

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Align Technology has announced that, throughout October, it will be hosting the “Digital Excellence Series—Powered by iTero”, a new event series for dental professionals in the UK. The events will be hosted in Birmingham, Motherwell, Manchester and London.

Berlin announced as host of 2020 EAO congress

October 1, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: At the closing ceremony of the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO 2019), the focus shifted from this year’s extremely successful event to the organisation’s plans for next year. Berlin was officially announced as the host city for the 2020 congress.

CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick: Now with a flip-top cap

September 30, 2019 | Advertorial | News

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: As a company, Kuraray Noritake Dental is committed not just to creating innovative products, but also to building upon our successes. A perfect example of this approach is CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick, our newest universal dental bonding agent. A descendant of the original CLEARFIL BOND SYSTEM F and CLEARFIL SE BOND, this one-step adhesive eliminates the need for waiting, rubbing or applying additional layers. With the introduction of a flip-top cap, CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick is now more compact and efficient than ever.

Interview: “Implant therapy in the aesthetic zone is fraught with pitfalls”

September 27, 2019 | Interviews

With his presentation, Dr Homa Zadeh contributed to a session that considered the theme “Should we avoid implants in the aesthetic zone?” in the scientific programme of the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a past President of the Western Society of Periodontology. In a short interview with Dental Tribune International, Zadeh discussed the challenging aspects of placing implants in the aesthetic zone and the accompanying expectations of the patient.

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Dentsply Sirona presents updated implant system at EAO 2019

September 27, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: Dentsply Sirona has demonstrated the latest developments in its continually evolving Astra Tech Implant System at the 2019 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) congress, currently being held in Lisbon. In addition, Azento, the company’s solution for single-tooth replacement, was highlighted.

Interview: “Using cell therapy for bone regeneration is promising”

September 27, 2019 | Interviews

Prof. Kamal Mustafa from the Department of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Bergen in Norway is sponsoring and leading, together with Dr Cecilie Gjerde (University of Bergen) and Prof. Mariano Sanz (Complutense University of Madrid), a multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) on stem cell bone building. This research is part of the European MAXIBONE project, which is investigating whether new jawbone prior to placement of dental implants can be grown with stem cell technology. At the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration, Mustafa presented his research group’s work in a session that covered the topic of “New avenues in implant dentistry”. He shared insights into MAXIBONE with Dental Tribune International.

ClaroNav presents state-of-the-art navigation for daily practice at EAO 2019

September 27, 2019 | Advertorial

LISBON, Portugal: Similarly to the way in which a GPS system guides a driver, Navident by ClaroNav guides clinicians by using the CBCT image as a map. It offers surgeons an easy-to-use, accurate, highly portable and affordable means of planning restorations and implant placements.

Clinical video session proves to be a hit in Lisbon

September 27, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: In a fun and fast-moving twist on the traditional presentation of clinical cases, the opening afternoon of this year’s EAO congress saw seven dental professionals each present a patient case of their own in the form of a 7-minute video.

President of Portugal welcomes attendees at EAO 2019 opening ceremony

September 26, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: At the opening ceremony, Dr Gil Alcoforado, chair of the 2019 EAO congress, officially announced that the 28th annual scientific meeting is underway. With attendees who have travelled from across Europe and beyond to participate, the congress is designed to impress and 130 speakers will be presenting a wide range of lectures, hands-on workshops and clinical video sessions.

Nobel Biocare brings latest innovations to Lisbon

September 26, 2019 | Advertorial | News

LISBON, Portugal: This year, Nobel Biocare opened a new chapter for implant dentistry with the launch of new surfaces and the introduction of the new Nobel Biocare N1 implant system. Visitors to the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO 2019) will have the opportunity tomorrow to view these groundbreaking innovations and discover more about them during an engaging symposium and through interactive hands-on sessions.

Pioneering technology 2019: X-Mind prime 3D is the perfect professional solution

September 26, 2019 | Advertorial

LISBON, Portugal: X-Mind prime is the latest addition to ACTEON’s CBCT digital imaging product line. It blends cutting-edge technology with ease of use in a compact design. With X-Mind prime 3D, high tech is at your fingertips with tools for accurate diagnosis and complete treatment planning. It is a lightweight and compact system that can fit into any dental office. ACTEON is showcasing its new product at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO 2019), currently being held in Lisbon.

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Aesthetics reimagined with INVERTA implant

September 26, 2019 | Advertorial

LISBON, Portugal: The INVERTA implant represents the latest breakthrough technology from Southern Implants and is designed for optimising aesthetics in maxillary anterior extraction socket sites. At the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), currently being held in Lisbon until 28 September, the company is showcasing its newest product.

OsteoBiol GTO: A new step towards excellence in biomaterials

September 26, 2019 | Advertorial

LISBON, Portugal: At the beginning of this year, Tecnoss, a leading biomaterials manufacturer based in Italy, launched a new bone substitute which combines innovative and advanced biotechnology, providing implantologists and periodontists with a grafting solution with improved surgical handling and predictable regenerative results. OsteoBiol GTO is endowed with all the characteristics of the ideal biomaterial for bone regeneration. This pioneering product is able to promote the three biological processes which guide bone regeneration: new bone apposition, neo-angiogenesis and progressive resorption of the scaffolding material, in order to promote adequate new bone formation. Tecnoss is showcasing GTO at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO 2019) from 26 to 28 September.

Interview: “Attendees will have a great choice of different sessions”

September 26, 2019 | Interviews | News

The 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) is taking place in Lisbon in Portugal from 26 to 28 September. Though the event will last for three days, planning and preparation for the meeting dates back to more than a year and a half ago, according to Dr Gil Alcoforado, this year’s congress chair. Dental Tribune International spoke with him about his involvement with the EAO, the amount of work that went into organising this year’s congress, and what is in store for those making the trip to Lisbon.

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Scientists extract extensive data from 1.77 million-year-old rhino tooth

September 25, 2019 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: In a discovery that may help reconstruct the evolution of many current and extinct species in a totally new way, scientists have extracted genetic information from a 1.77 million-year-old rhino tooth using a new molecular method. This advancement has allowed for the largest ever genetic data set that is this old to be confidently recorded. Researchers acknowledge that it will herald an exciting new chapter in the study of molecular evolution.

Biodentine opens new treatment option allowing more teeth to be saved!

September 24, 2019

SAINT-MAUR-DES-FOSSÉS, France: Launched nearly ten years ago, Biodentine has become a must-have product when it comes to vital pulp therapy. Acknowledged by more than 600 publications worldwide, Biodentine has allowed millions of teeth to be saved from around the globe. Today, a new door opens for teeth showing irreversible pulpitis–a condition that until now had doomed teeth to root canal treatment.

DDS.WORLD digital dental marketplace goes live

September 23, 2019 | Business | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Running a dental practice and ordering dental supplies just got a lot simpler. The global digital dental marketplace DDS.WORLD is now open for business and provides a comprehensive full-service offering for all participants in the dental industry. The marketplace offers detailed product listings, news and e-learning opportunities, as well as free cloud-based practice management software that will streamline day-to-day business for the entire practice team.

Campaign to raise awareness of DIY orthodontics risks announced

September 23, 2019 | News

GLASGOW, UK: At the recent British Orthodontic Conference in Glasgow, the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and the Oral Health Foundation (OHF) have taken the opportunity to announce their joint plans for a national campaign to warn patients about the risks of direct-to-consumer orthodontics—also known as DIY orthodontics.

Research suggests human dairy consumption has longer history than previously thought

September 20, 2019 | News

YORK, UK: The history of dairy consumption among European populations is a surprisingly contentious subject. Lactase persistence—the ability to digest the lactose in milk into adulthood—emerged approximately 5,000 years ago in southern Europe, and just 3,000 years ago in central Europe. A new study of human dental calculus at British Neolithic sites, however, has revealed that dairy may have been ingested with regularity as far back as 6,000 years ago.

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Hyperglycaemia not associated with poor oral health, study finds

September 19, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Scientists have previously identified obesity and increasing age as risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Some scholars believe that chronic oral and dental infections may also play a role in the progression of GDM. A recent study sought to examine whether poor oral health is associated with a history of GDM in women at high risk of the condition. Contrary to their hypothesis, the researchers discovered that GDM did not negatively affect women’s oral health.

This year’s BOC kicks off in Glasgow

September 19, 2019 | Events | News

GLASGOW, UK: Dr David Waring, chair of the British Orthodontic Conference (BOC) organising committee, has welcomed attendees to the annual BOC, currently being held in Glasgow until 21 September. The BOC is the largest event for UK dental professionals with an interest in orthodontics, and this year’s meeting is taking place under the theme of “Looking Ahead”. The 2019 BOC also marks the 25th anniversary of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).

The MAP System: A solution for precise and predictable MTA placement

September 18, 2019 | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: The Micro-Apical Placement (MAP) System, from Swiss endodontic company PD, provides a unique and efficient method for precisely placing endodontic filling materials with either orthograde or retrograde approaches. The company considers it to be the product of choice for perforation, root end filling, pulp capping and retrograde obturation therapies. The NiTi shape memory needles can, furthermore, be manually shaped to any required curvature and adjust easily to the shape of the root canal for effective placement of repairing materials.

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