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IES 2020: Watch lectures on demand

June 4, 2020 | Advertorial

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: Under the theme “Succeeding together in tomorrow’s dentistry”, the Ivoclar Vivadent International Expert Symposium (IES) was held at the end of May. The online event drew an audience of over 8,000 live participants from 126 countries.

Good oral health may prevent severe COVID-19 progression

June 2, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Given that little time has passed since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, it comes as no surprise that only sparse data on COVID-19 is available and many factors remain uncertain. Now, the German Society of Dentistry and Oral Medicine (DGZMK) has stressed the importance of dental prevention and the systemic relevance of dentistry, especially in times of the pandemic. Recent studies have indicated that maintaining good oral health may prevent a severe course of the disease.

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Dental practices reopening across the world

May 29, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many governments have now eased public health restrictions, saying that their countries have overcome the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Dental practices have begun to reopen across Canada, the US, India and parts of Europe, and staff and patients are having to adjust to a new sense of normality in the provision of oral care. Health precautions vary in different dental markets, but it can safely be stated that a trip to the dentist is not what it was in February.

IrriFlex—endodontic irrigation needle for better results

May 29, 2020 | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: Root canal preparation is an essential step in endodontic treatment and aimed at removing the current content of the root canal and preparing it for filling. The objective is to prevent the onset or recurrence of apical periodontitis. The use of rotary instruments with continuous rotation has made treatments faster, more comfortable and more predictable over the past 20 years. Many developments in instrumentation have helped improve preparation systems. But despite all these advances, the complexity of root canal systems results in unprepared or unpreparable areas that require the complementary use of chemicals for cleaning.

Will COVID-19 push orthodontics further into the digital space?

May 29, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Patient volumes at orthodontic practices are expected to rebound quickly when practices reopen. Digital tools have helped orthodontists to continue providing care while their clinics are closed, but although these tools will serve to ease the transition into the resumption of dental practice, orthodontists admit that chairside consultations cannot be replaced. The leading clear aligner manufacturer says that its new digital tools that have been developed in response to the crisis will continue to be used well after restrictions are lifted.

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IES 2020 final phase: Register now and earn continuing education credits

May 28, 2020 | Advertorial

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: Dental professionals who wish to learn more about the latest developments and cutting-edge technologies in the dental world still have the opportunity to join Ivoclar Vivadent’s online International Expert Symposium (IES), which commenced on Monday. On the final days of the symposium, today and tomorrow, high-class webinars will be presented by renowned experts, from 7 p.m. CEST. Attendance of the symposium is free of charge.

Biomaterials control body’s immune response to reduce risk of dental implant rejection

May 26, 2020 | News

NOTTINGHAM, UK: Artificial joints, stents and dental implants are among the most common devices that use biomaterials in order to restore function or replace damaged tissue. However, after the implantation of biomaterials in the body, a host reaction can occur which may result in implant failure. Now, researchers from the University of Nottingham’s schools of pharmacy and life sciences have discovered that the topography and chemical composition of polymer materials can be altered in order to create materials that control the body’s immune response. This finding could be applied to reducing the risk of the rejection of various medical devices, including dental implants.

Oral-B iO: The latest Oral-B toothbrush is coming out this summer

May 25, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Phillip Hundeshagen studied molecular cell biology and has a PhD in systems biology and bioinformatics. He joined Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 2011 as project leader in technical product management and was appointed group head of the global oral care department in December 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the development of electric toothbrushes and irrigators globally for P&G. He is an expert on the technical aspects of the development of the new Oral-B iO electric toothbrush.

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It’s not too late to register for Ivoclar Vivadent’s online symposium next week

May 22, 2020 | Advertorial

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: The Ivoclar Vivadent International Expert Symposium (IES) online event starts on Monday, 25 May, and will run until Friday, 29 May. Dr Jean-Pierre Attal from the University of Paris will host the IES, and experts will present cases from their practices. Dental professionals can participate in this continuing education (CE) event free of charge, obtain CE credits after each lecture and ask questions during the live panel discussions.

Study reviews preventive SARS-CoV-2 transmission measures in Italy

May 19, 2020 | News

PISA, Italy: According to the World Health Organization, Italy has 225,435 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases and 31,908 associated deaths as of 19 May 2020. This makes Italy the country with the second highest number of cases in Europe and one of the most severely affected in the world. A team of Italian researchers has now reviewed studies concerning preventive measures to limit the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in dental practices.

Corona Relief Program: Free licence extension for exocad users

May 19, 2020 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: The worldwide spread of SARS-CoV-2 is presenting the dental industry with unprecedented economic and financial challenges. As an investment in its customers, the renowned Darmstadt-based software company exocad has announced its Corona Relief Program in order to support dental laboratories and dental practices.

First digital dentistry online symposium: 3Shape hosts 24-hour webinar marathon

May 15, 2020 | Events

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: At the forefront of digital dentistry for over 20 years, 3Shape is now offering dental professionals a unique opportunity for education and networking in times of social distancing by hosting a global online symposium. The programme will feature 30 webinars presented by the leading experts in dentistry, and these will be broadcast live over 24 consecutive hours. The symposium, for which attendance is free of charge, will start on 19 June at 1 p.m. CEST.

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Reopening of dental practices in the UK and Ireland

May 14, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: While dental professionals across the world are hoping for the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and are anxious to reopen their dental practices, the UK government has not yet provided clear guidance on when dentists in the country can return to general practice and resume normal service. Similarly, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) is eagerly awaiting a response from its government and is deeply concerned over the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the dental profession in the country.

International Expert Symposium to be held as online event

May 14, 2020 | Advertorial

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: From 25 to 29 May, Ivoclar Vivadent will be hosting its first virtual conference. At the online International Expert Symposium (IES), renowned dental experts from all over the world will present the latest developments and trends in dentistry and discuss cutting-edge technologies with the participants. This year’s IES will offer high-quality continuing education that can be attended conveniently from home.

Researchers discover which dental traits reveal genetic relationships

May 14, 2020 | News

TÜBINGEN, Germany: Given that teeth are often the best-preserved part of human skeletons, researchers across many disciplines frequently rely on them to reconstruct genetic affinities among ancient populations. A pair of researchers have now discovered which dental features are most likely to indicate genetic relationships and which features are more likely to reflect environmental adaptations or natural selection.

Introducing Planmeca Romexis 6.0—new version of world-leading software

May 13, 2020 | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: The Planmeca Romexis 6.0 software platform supports the most versatile range of imaging modalities, including 2D and 3D, and supports CAD/CAM. The single software platform provides an all-in-one solution for all specialties and for clinics of all sizes. Version 6.0 features a modern look and feel that highlights usability. The easy navigation with fewer clicks and the customisable user interface streamline the workflow. In addition, Romexis 6.0 introduces flexible workflow wizards that make using the software easy and enjoyable from the start.

IrriFlex: A new standard is born

May 13, 2020 | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: A new generation of irrigation needle designed and manufactured by Swiss endodontic company PD (Produits Dentaires) enables more effective cleaning and disinfection in root canal therapy owing to its unique flexibility and exceptional irrigation capabilities.

Gum Health Day 2020 takes digital approach

May 12, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Traditionally, the European Federation of Periodontology’s (EFP) annual Gum Health Day has featured a plethora of social initiatives designed to increase public awareness of periodontal disease. Owing to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Gum Health Day 2020 will instead take place today primarily online and will have a strong emphasis on promoting the message of “Say NO to bleeding gums” through social media.

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