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An abnormal crisis

July 8, 2020 | News

Previous international crises, and the 2008–2013 crisis in particular, have arisen from the collapse of the economic or financial system at the macroeconomic level, having an impact on businesses (for example, through the resulting credit crunch) and society, especially as a consequence of the resulting rise in unemployment. It is quite evident that all this has an impact on the real economy, or the purchasing power of families, creating a sharp drop in demand. All of this happened in the Western world in the 2008–2013 period.

Anti-inflammatory coatings may reduce complications after dental implant surgery

July 8, 2020 | News

HALLE (SAALE), Germany: The use of medical implants can be hampered by chronic inflammatory reactions, which may result in failure of the device. Now, researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a new method of applying anti-inflammatory substances to implants in order to inhibit undesirable inflammatory reactions in the body. According to the researchers, these new coatings will also be of interest for applications in dentistry.

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Tongue microbes may indicate cardiac health status

July 7, 2020 | News

GUANGZHOU, China/SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France: The connection between oral health and general health is an ongoing focus of investigation in various areas of medicine. New research presented on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology, has found that microorganisms on the tongue could aid the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of heart failure and recommended that the underlying mechanisms regarding this association be studied further.

Leading event for future of digital dentistry

July 6, 2020 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: The worldwide exocad community is looking forward to the rescheduled exocad Insights 2020, set to take place on 21 and 22 September and now reimagined as a global hybrid event owing to the current health situation. Several hundred participants are expected to attend the event in person in the darmstadtium science and congress centre in the city of Darmstadt. Tickets for this part of the event have been sold out; however, exocad expects more than 1,500 participants online, who will be able to experience the event via live streaming in their laboratories, practices and homes.

The universal trend in dentistry

July 1, 2020 | Advertorial

Dentistry is currently experiencing an interesting evolution. While dentists are becoming increasingly specialised, the demand for products that can be used for all indications continues to grow. These systems and materials are part of a universal trend in dentistry—a trend that Kuraray Noritake Dental is extremely well suited to accommodate.

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W&H launches #dentalsunited to help dentists get back to work

June 30, 2020 | News

BÜRMOOS, Austria: A campaign designed to help dental professionals around the world get back to work amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been launched by the dental technology manufacturer W&H. The company aims to support customers and partners through the online campaign by providing imaginative and responsible information that it says will help to re-establish regulated and safe daily routines in dental clinics.

Five ways in which Perio Plus+ Regenerate protects your patients

June 29, 2020 | Advertorial

KRIENS, Switzerland: A proper mouthrinse at the proper time can go a long way towards protecting your patient’s oral and overall health. Perio Plus+ Regenerate is a mouthwash that will help you do just that, in five different ways.

#VoiceOfTogether: COVID-19 solidarity fundraising campaign launched successfully

June 25, 2020 | Advertorial

ESCHBORN, Germany: Osstem Meeting Online, a global virtual dental conference series launched in April, will present its grand finale on 27 June, for which attendees from over 60 countries are already registered. The symposium will feature live participation and a global fundraising campaign under the hashtag #VoiceOfTogether.

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EFP launches new website

June 25, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Much more than a restyling or an update, the new European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) website constitutes a step forward in terms of design, functionality and navigability. It is also an entirely different approach to the publications, events, projects and materials that the EFP shares with dental professionals, organisations, medical workers and the public.

Interview: Corona terminator protects dental staff and patients from SARS-CoV-2

June 25, 2020 | Interviews

In the absence of a dental market response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Dr Mustafa Ayna, a Germany-based dentist who heads his own practice in Duisburg, decided to take action and designed a device that eliminates the SARS-CoV-2 virus before it can spread in the treatment room. In cooperation with mechanical engineer Philipp Maack from the Ruhr University Bochum and Dr Aydin Gülses of the clinic for oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel in Germany, he designed the corona terminator. He hopes that the device will soon be available for other dental practices.

HelloMask: First transparent surgical mask goes to manufacture

June 24, 2020 | News

DÜBENDORF, Switzerland: Researchers of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have jointly developed a fully transparent surgical mask that is intended to replace the three-layer mask normally worn by medical staff. The mask was developed primarily with the aim of improving non-verbal communication between nursing staff and patients but could also be worn by dentists to protect against transmission of bacteria and viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2. The product is expected to be launched in early 2021.

DIY dentistry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

June 22, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, dental practices across the world have been partially or completely shut down and routine dental check-ups largely postponed. For a few unlucky people, however, widespread lockdowns have left them unable to access dental services during oral emergencies, leaving them with a single viable option: do-it-yourself (DIY) dentistry.

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Michael Rynerson appointed CEO of ACTEON

June 22, 2020 | Business

BORDEAUX, France: Michael Rynerson is the new CEO of the dental and medical technology and device manufacturer ACTEON, which is headquartered in France. The supervisory board of Finapolline, the holding company of ACTEON, appointed him to the position effective on 1 June. The chairman of the supervisory board commented that Rynerson has over 25 years of experience, most notably in the dental industry, and possesses the skills to lead the company out of the current health and economic crisis and through its next phase of development.

How CAD/CAM affects immediate loading in implant dentistry

June 19, 2020 | News

A graduate of Paris Descartes University (now the University of Paris), Dr Léon Pariente currently runs a private practice in the French capital that specialises in implantology and periodontics. In an upcoming free webinar, he and Dr Karim Dada will discuss how various digital technologies, such as CBCT imaging and CAD/CAM, have replaced traditional modalities and enhanced the aesthetic aspects of restorations. Pariente spoke with Dental Tribune International about this topic ahead of the presentation on Thursday, 25 June.

3Shape appoints Jakob Just-Bomholt as CEO

June 17, 2020 | Business

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: 3Shape has announced that its board of directors has appointed Jakob Just-Bomholt as CEO, effective from 1 August 2020. The company’s current co-CEOs and co-founders, Tais Clausen and Nikolaj Deichmann, will remain active at 3Shape in new roles as co-vice chairmen of the board.

Webinar to discuss new hygiene protocols in dentistry

June 16, 2020 | Education | News

Many are calling it the post-pandemic era—the time in which we will simply have to live with the SARS-CoV-2 virus as part of our daily personal and professional lives. For dentists and their teams, a key aspect of this will be the adoption of a set of new hygiene protocols that will help to reduce infections and make dental settings safer. On Tuesday, 23 June, Prof. Lorenzo Breschi of the University of Bologna in Italy will host a free webinar that will focus on the incorporation of these new hygiene protocols into clinical practice and guiding patients on the importance of their home dental care regimes.

Interview: “Minimally invasive dentistry is the better dentistry”

June 16, 2020 | Education | Interviews

On 20 June, GC Europe will be holding its first international congress on minimum intervention (MI) dentistry. As an introduction, German-based dentist Dr Elmar Reich, who has run his own dental practice since 2004, will give a presentation about the congress topic. Prior to the event, Reich spoke with Dental Tribune International about the philosophy behind the concept and how this approach can be better implemented in dental education.

Who has the healthiest teeth in Europe?

June 16, 2020 | News

BERLIN, Germany: A study of European countries has found that people in Italy, Germany and Spain have the best dental health in Europe. The three countries topped an index compiled by the digital medical platform Qunomedical, which scored European populations’ dental health, as well as the environmental and lifestyle factors that influence it.

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