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Oral organs of fish capable of tissue regeneration

August 20, 2019 | News

LONDON, U.K./ATLANTA, U.S.: After examining tooth renewal in animals that have tooth replacement and regenerative abilities, researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. identified similarities between the teeth and taste buds of a fish. The results suggest that the fish’s oral organs are able to regenerate tissue and can be manipulated to express the characteristics of different tissue types, under the regulation of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway.

In dentistry, image is everything

August 19, 2019 | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: Three-dimensional dental imaging technology and software continue to make great strides when it comes to improving image quality. However, despite the progress made in the last decade, some challenges remain. So how do you achieve a great image? Planmeca’s Product Development Manager of Imaging Algorithms, Mikko Lilja, says it is a combination of three C’s: contrast, crispness and correcting artefacts.

Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy improves oral health in offspring

August 15, 2019 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: The authors of a recent study have investigated whether high-dose vitamin D supplementation during the third trimester of pregnancy improved the long-term oral health of offspring during childhood. The findings showed a reduction in the probability of enamel hypoplasia, with no association between mothers’ supplementation and caries in their children.

Interview: Routine mentorship in the general dental practice

August 14, 2019 | Interviews

Though routine mentoring has been widely used in other professions as a form of stress management, it remains relatively under-utilised in dentistry for a multitude of reasons. Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Robert Seath, Clinical Director of the University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy and the recent author of an article on this topic, about the most frequent stressors for dentists and the resistance to routine mentorship that exists in dentistry.

Dentsply Sirona showcase new software

August 14, 2019 | News

BASEL, Switzerland: At the recent American Association of Orthodontics meeting in Los Angeles, U.S., the introduction of the CEREC Ortho SW 2.0 software highlighted the fact that the Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM system can be used for orthodontic indications. Supported by digital impressions taken with Primescan, the new system allows for an improved model analysis and adds a new feature for treatment simulation.

Interview: “KATANA Zirconia and CERABIEN ZR porcelain is an ideal combination”

August 14, 2019 | Advertorial

As a dental technician with many years of experience, Björn Roland has always pursued one goal in his lab: restorations that seamlessly mimic natural dentition and possess reliable functionality. In this interview, he discusses how he integrates Kuraray Noritake Dental’s dental solutions into his daily workflow and shares some tips for creating aesthetically pleasing dental restorations.

Dentsply Sirona World 2019 fast approaching

August 12, 2019 | Events

LAS VEGAS, U.S.: From Oct. 3 to 5, the dental manufacturer Dentsply Sirona will be hosting Dentsply Sirona World 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This annual industry gathering is expected to bring together thousands of professionals from all areas of dentistry. Attendees will have the chance to learn about recent innovations and gain hands-on experience with some of them, such as the new intraoral scanner Primescan. The renowned entertainment program is set to feature the likes of comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld.

Alzheimer’s drug trial to target P. gingivalis

August 7, 2019 | News

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: At the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, researchers at pharmaceutical company Cortexyme announced an upcoming clinical trial that will target toxic substances released by the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis. Commonly associated with chronic periodontal disease, P. gingivalis has also been shown to have an adverse effect on Alzheimer’s disease.

Interview: “Oral health should not be looked at in isolation”

August 7, 2019 | Interviews | News

Whether or not to provide dental treatment for patients with drug dependencies can be a difficult decision for dentists to make. Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Charlotte Bowes, Clinical Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University’s School of Dental Sciences and co-author of a recent article in the British Dental Journal on this topic, about the current guidance in the UK regarding this issue, the existing barriers to treatment and what she thinks could be improved.

Dr Paolo Baldissara: “The KATANA Zirconia Block is an extremely promising technology”

August 6, 2019 | Advertorial

With over 30 years of experience as a dentist and researcher, Dr Paolo Baldissara of the University of Bologna in Italy could be forgiven for slowing down a bit. This is far from happening, however, as he continues to be at the forefront of ceramic restoration material developments and their integration into CAD/CAM workflows.

Why reviews have grown in importance

August 6, 2019 | News

“Before contacting you, I read all of your lovely reviews.” My clients are hearing that from patients every week nowadays. I’m not sure who actually taught us all to read and write reviews, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the source is Jeff Bezos at Amazon. We have fundamentally changed our buying habits as a result. Now, even the provider (if it’s Uber or Airbnb) can review us.

Study reveals impact of dry mouth on quality of life

August 5, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: Though the exact number of people who suffer from xerostomia is unclear, some studies estimate that as many as one in five of the population could suffer from some form of the condition. A new qualitative study has investigated the physical, emotional and social impacts of dry mouth, finding that it can lead to social anxiety, a reduced ability to eat and speak, and even a higher risk of mental illness.

SmileDirectClub launches in UK

August 2, 2019 | Business | News

LONDON, UK: The US-headquartered clear aligner provider SmileDirectClub has launched nine stand-alone stores across London, Manchester and Birmingham, its first entry into the European market. The company announced that its expansion would continue in partnership with the Well Pharmacy chain, which will oversee the opening of four additional SmileShops within Well Pharmacy stores in Cambridge, Newcastle, Cardiff and Leeds.

Specialised endodontic care remains challenge, FDI survey says

August 2, 2019 | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: FDI World Dental Federation recently released the results of a survey that asked FDI national dental associations and national endodontic societies about the state of endodontics in their countries. The survey included a political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal (PESTEL) exercise.

Align Technology has been a place where one can constantly contribute, innovate and learn

July 31, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr Mitra Derakhshan has worked with Align Technology since 2000 and is Vice President of Global Clinical. She is a clinical expert in the application of the Invisalign system, including the clear aligner system’s solution for growing patients, the Invisalign First system, as well as the Invisalign system with the mandibular advancement feature for teen patients. Derakhshan works for Align, occasionally practises in Maryland in the US, and gives seminars and lectures globally on orthodontic topics—mainly the Invisalign system. One of the speakers at the first Invisalign European Scientific Symposium, held on 29 June in Valencia in Spain, she answered some questions for Dental Tribune International during the event.

Align Technology launches first pop-up store in the UK

July 30, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: Align Technology, a worldwide market leader in clear aligner treatment, recently launched its first Invisalign Connect pop-up store at the Westfield London shopping centre. The interactive pop-up is located in one of the city’s busiest areas, with thousands of daily visitors, according to the company, including prospective patients who may be interested in tooth straightening.

Experts advocate using low-dose CBCT imaging protocols

July 30, 2019 | Advertorial

Dr Michael Bornstein is Clinical Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the University of Hong Kong in China. He has followed the ongoing evolution of low-dose CBCT imaging closely, encourages all clinicians to increase their use of dose limitation measures, and has said that the radiation dose to the patient will continue to become lower.

UK government announces plan to eliminate smoking by 2030

July 29, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: A green paper published by the UK government has outlined an ambitious plan for the UK to be “smoke-free” by 2030. The goal is part of a larger effort to help address health inequalities and tackle major challenges like obesity and mental health.

Interview: Digital workflow in dentistry—What’s in it for you

July 25, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Simon Kold from Denmark explains how he and his wife and co-surgeon, Dr Louise Kold, implemented a digital workflow in their practice and talks about the lessons they learnt from it.

Interview: Zirconia and the art of dentistry

July 25, 2019 | Advertorial | Interviews | News

Though one is a master dental technician and the other a dentist, Daniele Rondoni and Dr Nicola Scotti share a passion for discovering new materials and technologies to better provide aesthetic, durable restorations for patients. Here, they discuss their dental journeys and how they have integrated Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia range into their workflows.

Dundee professor honoured by International Association of Paediatric Dentistry

July 24, 2019 | News

CANCUN, Mexico/DUNDEE, UK: Prof. Mark Hector has been awarded a prestigious honorary membership of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) at the organisation’s recent 27th congress in Cancun. It is only the 20th time in the 50-year history of the IAPD that it has awarded honorary membership, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a member.

Interview: Dental Axess introduces BenderI, the world’s first portable wire bending machine

July 23, 2019 | Interviews | News

In Nice, France, Dental Axess presented the BenderI, the first portable wire bending machine, during the 95th European Orthodontic Society (EOS) Congress, which took place from June 17 to 22. Daniel Uebersax, Executive Director of Dental Axess Europe, answered our questions about his company and the newly launched product.

Interview: An evolution in patient care—Erasing the stigma of pain with the Dental Pain Eraser

July 22, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis, founder and CEO of Synapse Dental, was at the 2019 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Los Angeles, U.S., to launch the Dental Pain Eraser, a hand-held, pen-shaped, portable immediate pain relieving device, applied directly to the site of pain. He kindly took the time to explain its unique features.

Oral Health Foundation announces clear guidelines for denture adhesive use

July 18, 2019 | News

RUGBY, UK: The Oral Health Foundation, a UK charity that aims at improving well-being by reducing the harm caused by oral disease, has announced clear, simple and scientifically backed guidelines on using denture adhesive. In this way, the foundation is providing uniform advice that dental professionals can give to completely edentulous patients who use denture adhesive. The guidelines were developed by a global task force and are part of a research project sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

Researchers conduct genome analysis for link between dental caries and periodontitis

July 18, 2019 | News

UMEÅ, Sweden: In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Institute of Odontology at Umeå University in Sweden and the Bristol Dental School in the UK have collaborated to get a clearer picture regarding what role our genes play when it comes to oral health. Collecting meta-data from thousands of patients, the team was able to identify 47 new genes with connections to tooth decay.

Hydroxyapatite toothpaste provides alternative to fluoride, study suggests

July 16, 2019 | News

WÜRZBURG, Germany: The use of hydroxyapatite as an artificial tooth enamel to prevent erosion and even to contribute to the regeneration of natural tooth enamel has been investigated and discussed for years. However, there is still insufficient scientific evidence to prove its benefits. A recent German study has now demonstrated that hydroxyapatite for prophylaxis is as effective as fluoride.

Interview: What is Deep CBCT analysis and what does it mean for the orthodontist?

July 16, 2019 | Interviews | News

Russian start-up 3D Smile was founded in response to a lack of software applications for aligner treatment. Marina Domracheva, the founder and CEO, personally supervised all steps of aligner production, from 3D printing and finishing of printed models to contracting dental clinics. This allowed her to quickly understand all the barriers and demands of the dental laboratory, specifically regarding the digital workflow for aligner treatment and made it possible for the company to grow into a developer of specialised software for aligner treatment. At the 2019 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in Los Angeles in the US, Theodore Aptekarev, the company’s chief technology officer, told Dental Tribune International about 3D Smile and its deep CBCT analysis software.

Interview: I try to think of solutions for common problems

July 15, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr Luis Carrière is the inventor of both the Carriere SLX Self-Ligating Bracket System and the Carriere Motion 3D Appliance. He travels the world teaching at several universities and lecturing internationally on these products and orthodontic topics. Carrière maintains a private practice in Barcelona in Spain. During the 2019 Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists in Los Angeles in the US, Carrière presented three new products developed through his collaboration with Henry Schein.

Interview: “DTX Studio suite really can be used on a daily basis”

July 12, 2019 | Events | Interviews | News

The recent Nobel Biocare Global Symposium saw many of the world’s leading voices on implantology and digital dentistry gather in the Spanish capital of Madrid. At the event, Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr. Pascal Kunz, Vice President of Digital Solutions at Nobel Biocare, about DTX Studio suite and the benefits it provides for both dental clinicians and patients.

ITOP developer Jiří Sedelmayer dies at 73

July 11, 2019 | News

Today, Swiss oral health company CURADEN is commemorating collaborator and friend Dr Jiří Sedelmayer, who passed away last week aged 73, having lived a life richly filled with research, teaching and family. A champion of prophylaxis, Sedelmayer founded the individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) programme, teaching students and dental professionals correct oral care for disease prevention. His influence in dentistry cannot be overstated: together with his beloved wife, Lucie, Sedelmayer contributed to a world where dentists are teachers and patients stay healthy.

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