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Hitting the spot with the CS 708

March 27, 2020 | Advertorial

KRIENS, Switzerland: Effectively cleaning around lingual orthodontic appliances, fixed prostheses or dental implants can be a hassle, but the CS 708 toothbrush from Swiss oral health brand CURAPROX allows cleaning of the most difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth.

Dentists in Italy face unemployment owing to COVID-19

March 27, 2020 | News

MILAN, Italy: Italy has become the European country worst affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, its confirmed cases of infection currently reaching 74,386, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). As the country is facing a nationwide lockdown, the pandemic has completely reshaped people’s daily lives, weakened the economy and boosted unemployment rates. To minimise the risks associated with contagion and slow down the spread, the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has recently ordered the shutdown of all non-essential factories and businesses. In the meantime, some dental offices continue to operate, offering patients emergency care only.

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Like soap for the patient’s mouth—cyclodextrins are important for future of oral care

March 26, 2020 | Advertorial

During viral epidemics, dental offices face significant challenges. There are requirements for meticulous hygiene and virus spread prevention, and cyclodextrins in oral care products could help dentists do their jobs while keeping everyone healthy and safe. While cyclodextrins are not primarily meant for the prevention or cure of viral infections, in the same way as soap does, they destroy the membranes of viruses and make them weaker.

CURADEN to provide a week full of online dental education

March 26, 2020 | Education

In the coming week, the Curaden Academy will present dental professionals with one live webinar each day. Owing to the outbreak of the virus SARS-CoV-2, most educational events for the first half of 2020 have been cancelled or postponed by now. In this situation, online webinars offer dentists the opportunity to concentrate on their further education and continue to obtain continuing education (CE) credits. Also, in times of social distancing, online courses offer a safe way to learn from home.

Interview: “The value segment has continued to grow at a faster pace than other segments”

March 26, 2020 | Interviews

Over the past two decades, MIS Implants Technologies has successfully developed into a global business and today counts as one of the leading brands in the value segment of the worldwide dental implant market. Dental Tribune International spoke with the company’s vice president of marketing and products, Elad Ginat.

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The right dental unit—also for left-handed users

March 25, 2020 | Advertorial

ZWOLLE, Netherlands: Renate Vries has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years. Currently, she works at Tandartspraktijk Linde, a small clinic located in the town of Zwolle in the north-east of the Netherlands.

Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2020 postponed to early 2021

March 24, 2020 | Events

ZURICH, Switzerland: After careful consideration and monitoring of the ongoing spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2, Nobel Biocare has decided to postpone its 2020 Global Symposium, which was originally scheduled for 16–18 April in Las Vegas in the US. The symposium is now scheduled for early 2021. The company will communicate the new date and location as soon as details are available.

Finest Dental chain of practices ceases trading, distressing many patients

March 24, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: In worrying news outside of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been reported that a number of dental practices in the UK operating under the Finest Dental brand have recently stopped trading with immediate effect. The closure has left thousands of patients in the dark about whether scheduled treatments and procedures will go ahead—many of which were paid for in advance.

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Interview: “We are in the forefront of CAD/CAM software development”

March 23, 2020 | Interviews

For ten years now, exocad’s dedicated team of engineers and researchers has consistently delivered state-of-the-art innovations to the dental industry. At the exocad press conference in Darmstadt, Germany, on 12 March, Dental Tribune International met with the company’s CEO, Tillmann Steinbrecher, to discuss the partnership with Align Technology, evaluate what impact the collaboration could have and consider the future of digital dentistry.

WOHD 2020: Is it time for parents to get serious about sugar?

March 20, 2020 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: In light of World Oral Health Day (WOHD), which is being celebrated around the world today on 20 March 2020, FDI World Dental Federation released new statistics on the willingness of parents to limit their children’s sugar intake to ensure good oral health. The global survey, which was carried out by YouGov and commissioned by FDI, showed that less than half of parents proactively limit their children’s intake of sweets, carbonated soft drinks and juice as a means of protecting their teeth.

New dates for ROOTS SUMMIT

March 19, 2020 | News

PRAGUE, Czech Republic: Given the global nature of the ROOTS community, the event organisers have been closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 around the world. For the safety of attendees, it has been decided to postpone the event to 20–23 May 2021. ROOTS SUMMIT 2021 will still be held at the Cubex Centre Prague in the Czech Republic.

Interview: Orthodontics and restorative dentistry are far more interlinked than we think

March 19, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Tif Qureshi was the first dentist in the UK to pioneer the concept of progressive smile design through alignment, bleaching and bonding, which changed the face of cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry in the UK. He is also the founder of the IAS Academy, which offers support for dental professionals on a journey of orthodontics and restorative dentistry. In this interview, Qureshi provides some insights into the academy’s goals and work.

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Global shortage of surgical masks hits dental practices worldwide

March 18, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), it could be a year before a successful vaccine to treat the coronavirus becomes widely available to the public. In the meantime, dental professionals are advised to control the spread of the virus by using face masks. However, as the outbreak reaches the tipping point, personal protective equipment supplies, especially of surgical masks, are at critically low levels. In a call to action, dental and health organisations have recently urged the federal government to boost mask supplies in order to prevent possible dental practice closures and protect healthcare workers from being infected and infecting others.

Introducing the KATANA Cleaner

March 18, 2020 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: When cementing a restoration during the trial fitting stage, it’s quite common to have reduced bond strength due to surface contamination caused by saliva, blood or even plaque in the dental cavity. To remove this contamination, you need a dental cleaning agent. Kuraray Noritake Dental is thus proud to introduce the KATANA Cleaner, a non-abrasive universal cleaner that delivers the bond strength your patients deserve.

Spread of COVID-19 pushes EU to monitor export of protective equipment

March 17, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reaches new levels around the world, the European Union has taken measures to safeguard personal protective equipment. In a press release, the EU stated that exports of equipment such as face masks and protective spectacles and visors outside of the EU would be subject to export authorisation by member states.

FMC mourns coronavirus death of co-founder

March 17, 2020 | News

SHENLEY, UK: Last week, the public learned that a British national had died of COVID-19 on 11 March 2020 in Bali in Indonesia. Shortly afterwards, it became known that the deceased person was Kimberly Finlayson, co-founder of Finlayson Media Communications (FMC), the UK’s biggest independent dental publisher.

Exocad presents latest company news at press conference

March 16, 2020 | News

DARMSTADT, Germany: CAD/CAM dentistry is an exciting field that is increasingly shaping the future of the dental profession. Exocad has made it its goal to expand the possibilities of digital dentistry and to provide its distribution partners with flexible, reliable and easy-to-use software. During a press conference on 12 March at Darmstadt’s science and congress centre darmstadtium, the German company gave an update on the background of its acquisition by Align Technology, its future orientation and current developments.

PD celebrates 80 years of endo-expertise

March 16, 2020 | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: Produits Dentaires (PD) was founded in 1940 by William Gehrig, who had the vision of testing the boundaries of innovation. Today, this path is continued by the third-generation owners, Nicolas and Yann Gehrig, whose mission is to deliver smart yet simple solutions to help leading specialists succeed.

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