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Interview: “The future of dentistry will be digital”

June 20, 2019 | Advertorial | Interviews

As the operator of his own dental practice in the German town of Laer and a member of the Digital Dental Academy in Berlin, Dr Hendrik Zellerhoff is clearly a very busy man. Fortunately, his integration of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia Block into his daily workflow means that he is able to deliver high-quality restorations to his patients faster than ever. In this interview, Dr Zellerhoff explains how he uses the block and how his patients have responded to it.

Genetics a focus at the European Orthodontic Society Congress in Nice

June 19, 2019 | Events | News

NICE, France: The 95th European Orthodontic Society (EOS) Congress is taking place this week, from 17 to 22 June, at the Nice Acropolis Convention Centre in the city of Nice in southern France. Affectionately known as Nice la Belle, or “Nice the Beautiful”, the charming city on the French Riviera is an ideal backdrop for EOS 2019, the organisers say. The event includes a three-day scientific programme, a trade exhibition, symposia, poster sessions and a networking programme.

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Nobel Biocare getting ready to reshape implant dentistry

June 19, 2019 | Business | Events | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: From 27 to 29 June, the Spanish capital of Madrid will play host to the 2019 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium. At this event, dentists will be able to see and experience the future of implant dentistry through the innovations being showcased. Among these will be the new Nobel Biocare N1 system, which combines the company’s latest surface technology with a biologically driven design to reduce treatment time and improve patient comfort.

Dates set for second TPAO congress

June 18, 2019 | Events

COLOGNE, Germany: InviSolution, a digital orthodontic treatment support company for Invisalign-certified orthodontists, is preparing for the second international Treatment Planning in Aligner Orthodontics (TPAO) congress, which will take place on 22 and 23 November in Cologne. This one-of-a-kind congress combines presentations from highly experienced orthodontists as well as dental technicians, making it a truly interdisciplinary event and providing participants with an opportunity to gain a more profound understanding of digital treatment planning.

Study links undetected glucose disorders with periodontitis

June 18, 2019 | News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The need for greater interdisciplinary communication among healthcare professionals is becoming increasingly evident. A recent study, for example, has found that patients with undetected glucose disorders have a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, a finding which should encourage diabetes specialists to consider their patients’ dental health and collaborate more closely with dentists, according to the researchers.

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Researchers use snowflakes to explain tooth enamel formation

June 17, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Researchers from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University in Finland have used the snowflake formation process as a way to explain how tooth enamel is distributed over the crown during growth. The newly published study provides a theoretical basis for the developmental regulation of enamel formation and helps to uncover why even closely related species, such as humans and orangutans, have distinct dental features.

Primary teeth reveal unknown group of ancient people

June 14, 2019 | News

CAMBRIDGE, UK: Scientists have recently found two primary teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north-eastern Siberia. The discovery has revealed that a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age and has been described as an exciting moment that delivers more insight into human history.

Study introduces new surgical guide for placement of zygomatic implants

June 13, 2019 | News

BOLOGNA, Italy/FORT LEE, N.J., US: Dental patients who show a deficiency of bone volume cannot be treated with root-form dental implants. Thus, new treatment modalities were sought for these patients. One of the therapies considered was the placement of zygomatic implants, which were introduced to the market over 20 years ago. A recent study has investigated a novel protocol for the placement of zygomatic implants using a specific surgical guide.

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British Orthodontic Society to celebrate 25 years at Glasgow conference

June 12, 2019 | Events | News

MONMOUTH, UK: The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) will celebrate a quarter of a century of promoting the study and practice of orthodontics at its next conference, scheduled for 19–21 September in Glasgow. In a press release detailing confirmed highlights from the programme, the organisers pointed out that the largest orthodontics event for UK dental professionals promises something for everyone.

New president and board members elected to Association of Dental Dealers in Europe

June 12, 2019 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) recently elected a new president, vice president and board members during its 55th annual general assembly. The board is composed of representatives from leading European dental industry associations.

From opening bottles to tearing Sellotape—Study reveals hazardous uses of teeth

June 12, 2019 | News

RUGBY, UK/AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: According to the findings of a new study, most people do not just use their teeth for eating. The research by the Oral Health Foundation and Philips, as part of National Smile Month, found that 65 per cent of respondents frequently put their oral health at risk by using their teeth as a multi-tool.

Interview: “Mouth cancer is a growing problem”

June 11, 2019 | Interviews | News

With oral cancer rates continuing to increase worldwide, it has become clear that more needs to be done to raise awareness and combat this issue. Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Niall McGoldrick, Specialty Registrar in Dental Public Health with NHS Fife and the convenor of the charity Let’s Talk About Mouth Cancer, about the charity’s origins, its mission and much more.

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New evidence confirms long-term benefits of electric toothbrush use

June 10, 2019 | News

SCHWALBACH, Germany/GREIFSWALD, Germany: A new study has shown that the long-term use of an electric toothbrush slows progression of periodontal disease and helps to prevent tooth loss. As indicated by an 11-year observational study, electric toothbrush users demonstrate 20 per cent less tooth loss than manual toothbrush users do. For one market leader in electric toothbrushes worldwide, Oral-B, the results confirm the company’s efforts to improve periodontal health by plaque removal.

New 3Shape Dental System 2019 software now available

June 7, 2019 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: 3Shape has announced the release of the 2019 version of its industry-leading design software for laboratories. The new and improved 3Shape Dental System 2019 includes significantly enhanced solutions for designing and producing dentures, splints and clear aligners, as well as improvements to core workflows.

Reducing plastic footprint with zero-waste toothpaste

June 6, 2019 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: The climate change caused by human influences—such as littering and over-consumption of non-biodegradable waste products—is a reality that concerns all of us. This is why dental care should not be exempt from environmental awareness. Bamboo toothbrushes, for example, have moved into many bathrooms in the last couple of years, since they are now more easily obtainable in most chain pharmacies. But what about sustainable toothpaste?

Interview: “For most people, toothbrushing is an unconscious action. iTOP changes this.”

June 4, 2019 | Advertorial | Business | Events | Interviews | News

Although toothbrushing is the most decisive factor in preventing oral disease, only a few patients and dental professionals know how to brush perfectly. After earlier working as a dental technician and also as a dancer, Dr Fabio Angelini qualified as a dental hygienist and is now teaching internationally as an instructor in CURADEN’s iTOP programme. Individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) is an interactive programme that teaches dental students and professionals perfect oral hygiene habits, so that they, in turn, can train their patients to achieve oral health that will last a lifetime.

Project for improved root canal therapy launched

June 3, 2019 | News

ROSTOCK, Germany: In Germany, about 7.5 million root canal therapies are carried out annually. With the help of an innovative system, it may soon be possible to carry out ultrasonic preparation of the root canal and to monitor the condition of the file during treatment. In addition, protection against thermomechanical overloading will prevent the instrument from breaking.

Dental patients offered HIV tests over fears of contaminated equipment use

June 3, 2019 | News

HODDESDON, UK: More than 500 patients at a Hoddesdon dental practice have been advised to take blood tests over concerns that the possible use of improperly cleaned dental equipment could have exposed them to HIV or hepatitis B or C.

World No Tobacco Day—FDI highlights role of dental practitioners

May 31, 2019 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: Annually on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This year, lung health is the primary focus of the campaign. However, FDI World Dental Federation is highlighting the relationship between tobacco use and oral health.

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Oral health project addresses dental needs of prison inmates

May 31, 2019 | News

DUNDEE, Scotland: Dental students from the University of Dundee have won an award for an innovative oral health project aimed at benefitting prison inmates. The award was presented by Dr Nigel Carter, OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, while on a recent visit to the university’s School of Dentistry as part of a panel to judge community oral health projects.

Researchers find genetic mechanism that triggers cleft lip and palate

May 29, 2019 | News

BONN, Germany/PHILADELPHIA, US: It has long been known that the gene TP63 can contribute to the development of cleft lip and palate, but the exact process has been unclear. A joint study by the universities of Bonn and Pennsylvania has now clarified how this mechanism works.

Webinar to focus on alternatives in periodontal maintenance

May 28, 2019 | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: In an upcoming free webinar on Thursday, 30 May, an expert will be discussing minimally invasive alternatives to traditional debridement and periodontal maintenance. Webinar host Sally Simpson hopes to offer insights into changing the way patients are managed by introducing new concepts that are part of the ongoing development of dentistry.

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Food additive used in toothpaste and chewing gum may have negative impact on health

May 28, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Nanoparticles of the common food additive titanium dioxide (E171), which is found in more than 900 food products, including chewing gum, as well as in some medicines and toothpastes, may have a negative impact on human health, according to a recent study. The results of the study have prompted experts to call for better regulations and more discussion around the topic of food additives.

German researchers develop high-strength material for dental crown

May 28, 2019 | News

WÜRZBURG, Germany: Conventionally, the production of a dental crown requires several dentist appointments in order to complete the treatment. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC (Fraunhofer ISC) in Würzburg collaborated with two other German companies, namely VITA Zahnfabrik and DeguDent, to break new ground for their research. Together, they have developed a high-strength glass-ceramic for crowns that can be inserted during the patient’s first dental appointment.

Review study compares machined and sandblasted dental implant surfaces

May 27, 2019 | News

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Previous studies have suggested that surface roughness is one of several key factors that influence the degree of biological integration and success rates of implants. Although attention and utilisation has shifted from machined to sandblasted surfaces, for clinical practice, no sound and strong evidence exists to support the use of sandblasted implants over machined ones. Therefore, researchers from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, compared implant failure and marginal bone loss between the two in a systematic review and meta-analysis.

“Simply apply and dry, and you’re done”: CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS

May 27, 2019 | Advertorial | News

Combining ease of use and excellent viscosity, CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS is a stable and universal prosthetic primer designed for all restorations. By incorporating Kuraray Noritake Dental’s original MDP monomer and a silane monomer, it is able to provide an enhanced adhesive surface for ceramics, hybrid ceramics, composites and even metals. CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS is best used in conjunction with the adhesive resin cement PANAVIA V5 to ensure durable restorations.

It is all about soft-tissue management

May 27, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Giovanni Zucchelli is professor at the University of Bologna in Italy and president elect of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration. He specialises in the treatment of complex periodontal and peri-implant cases and in the aesthetic rehabilitation of gingival tissue around natural teeth and implants, applying the avant-garde procedures he himself devised. Zucchelli also offers courses at his private practice in Bologna and speaks regularly at major international congresses. Furthermore, he is an active researcher and regularly gives presentations internationally. He has published several books focusing on periodontal plastic surgery. Zucchelli was one of the lecturers at the MASTERMINDS2 conference, organised by OMNIPRESS, which took place in Athens in Greece on 17 and 18 May.

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Experts discuss aesthetics and function at international congress in Sardinia

May 23, 2019 | Events

CHIA, Italy: “Focus on New Visions in Dentistry” is the theme at the 10th International Dental Congress and will take place in Chia in Sardinia on 13–15 June. The Italian Dental Association will host a myriad of speakers from around the world who will deliver lectures on an array of topics covering all aspects of dentistry. Also included are hands-on sessions and the 18th Sardinian Meeting, a dental trade show.

Dental implants are medically advisable for patients with Sjögren’s syndrome

May 23, 2019 | News

MALMÖ/GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Up until now it was not known whether dental implants were successful in patients affected by Sjögren’s syndrome. In fact, many professionals advise against them, as they believe these patients have a higher risk of implant failure. However, researchers at the universities of Malmö and Gothenburg in Sweden have found that dental implants are a viable option for people with Sjögren’s syndrome, even though these patients may experience a higher marginal bone loss around their implants than others.

Interview: “Innovation backed by science”

May 23, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dental Tribune International sat down at IDS 2019 with Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare Systems, to discuss the company’s latest innovations, its upcoming Global Symposium in Madrid, and what he sees as its future focus.

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