May 10, 2021 | Business
CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S./GENEVA, Switzerland: As a global industry leader, Dentsply Sirona recognizes its responsibility to the environment and is focused on ways to become a more sustainable business through investment and innovation. In this spirit, the company is pleased to announce its participation as a founding partner in FDI World Dental Federation’s Sustainability in Dentistry initiative.
May 7, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: As world leaders are continuing to roll out vaccination programmes and encouraging the public to get vaccinated, one thing is clear: there are still people who refuse or delay their vaccinations. Healthcare workers are a priority group since they run an elevated risk of infection. However, in a recent study, researchers found that vaccine hesitancy prevails in around a quarter of healthcare workers in the UK and that, compared with their white British colleagues, some ethnic minority groups show more resistance to getting vaccinated.
May 6, 2021 | News
BERLIN, Germany: The international phase-down of dental amalgam through the widely ratified Minamata Convention on Mercury means that it is necessary to identify a suitable alternative. Glass hybrid and composites are currently the leading candidates for the replacement of dental amalgam. A recent study compared the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the two materials and found that glass hybrids showed similar efficacy and greater cost-effectiveness, meaning that the material could be preferable as a replacement for amalgam.
May 5, 2021 | News
GLASGOW, UK: SARS-CoV-2 transmission by those with asymptomatic infection may be significant, but little is known about this. Therefore, researchers from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing of the University of Glasgow and public health authorities in Scotland have investigated SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic dental patients to inform surveillance of the spread of the virus and improve understanding of risks in the dental setting.
Too often, dental students have to rely on textbook examples or only receive limited practical training when it comes to improving their oral hygiene skills. Dr Isabel Martínez Lizán is a professor of preventive and community dentistry at the University of Barcelona in Spain and takes her dental students through iTOP—short for individually trained oral prophylaxis. Thanks to the iTOP training programme, dental students learn the correct tools and techniques for perfect brushing through hands-on practice, so they in turn can set up their future patients for a lifetime of oral health.
May 4, 2021 | News
Prof. Lior Shapira was elected president of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) in March, and he promptly outlined his vision for a return to normality during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ensuing weeks, Shapira also raised important social issues, such as the need for wider recognition of women clinicians and a greater focus on sustainability where oral care is provided. Dental Tribune International asked the professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem about the road to normality and how to navigate it.
May 4, 2021 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, more and more has been discovered about the virus and disease. Previously, it was assumed that SARS-CoV-2 infected the lungs only via the upper airways. Now, another hypothesis has been formally published that suggests that the virus is transmitted via a vascular route from the oral cavity to the lungs.
May 3, 2021 | Advertorial
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: Swiss company FKG Dentaire has a legacy founded on years of trusted performance and expertise. It is well-known for its flagship XP-endo line, and it is now introducing two innovative treatment solutions, RACE EVO and R-Motion. The company offers a comprehensive range of products, providing a complete solution to the market’s instrumentation needs.
WROCŁAW, Poland: With substantial manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China, Align Technology can already boast of having the world’s largest 3D-printing operations. The Invisalign maker now plans to expand its global production footprint by building its first factory in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
May 3, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.
April 30, 2021 | News
KILCHBERG, Switzerland: Ceramic implants are increasingly being used in modern dental implantology as a complement to the treatment spectrum with titanium implants. Not only can a growing interest be observed in health-conscious patients, but dentists too are increasingly becoming interested in the biological advantages. Despite promising short- and medium-term data on the successful use of ceramic implants, the use of these implants is still a matter of debate owing to the lack of long-term data.
In November 2019, 24 female dentists from seven nations received Dentsply Sirona’s first Smart Integration Award for visionary treatment concepts. One of the winners was Dr Alison Simpson, a general dentist from Rothwell in the UK. She was honoured with the first Smart Integration Award for sharing her story of success in using the digital workflow. In this interview, Dr Simpson told us about her background, discussed changes in the dental industry and shared her ideas about technology and the future of the dental practice.
April 28, 2021 | Advertorial
DARMSTADT, Germany: Software company exocad announced that DentalCAD 3.0 Galway, with new additional improvements to reduce design time, is currently being rolled out to end users by exocad distributors. With this new release, initially made available to distributors in December 2020, the company introduced the new Instant Anatomic Morphing, offering automatic adaptation of teeth in real time, with improved speed and precision for anatomic tooth placement.
April 27, 2021 | Advertorial
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Given its emphasis on research and development, 3Shape has always been focused on delivering innovative market-leading technological solutions to dental professionals. In keeping with this aim, the company has now launched 3Shape Automate, the world’s first digital dental design platform to be exclusively powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
April 27, 2021 | News
LUCERNE, Switzerland: To support the dentists during the phasing down of dental amalgam, experts from Foundation Nakao’s management board have created an easy-to-use online educational tool that aims to guide clinicians in their selection of restorative materials. The Restorative Options Decision Tree draws consensus from experts and incorporates in the decision-making process key factors in restorative treatment, such as clinical situation, patient expectation and comfort.
April 27, 2021 | Advertorial
ESCHBORN, Germany: Osstem Implant has announced the upcoming European launch of OssMem, the latest addition to the company’s guided bone regeneration (GBR) portfolio. According to Osstem, this new resorbable membrane provides an excellent barrier for new bone formation and is available in two types (soft and hard), depending on preference.
April 23, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: Primary immunodeficiency (PID) is characterised by a missing or poorly functioning part of the body’s immune system. Inherent from birth or acquired later in life, the disorder inhibits the body’s ability to fight all types of infections. New research has also found that, since children with PID have no natural defence against the oral microbiota that cause periodontal disease, they are more susceptible to developing gingivitis than systemically healthy children.
April 22, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies in unprecedented difficulties, and without government support, many businesses would have undoubtedly failed to survive the past year. Apart from government support, some businesses have sought to rely on business interruption insurance. In this article, Hewi Ma, specialist dental solicitor at Goodman Grant Solicitors, and Darren Nicholson, specialist dental accountant at Azets, both in the UK, recap their experiences in dealing with post-pandemic business interruption insurance claims.