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Interview: “You can gain practical knowledge to improve treatment success”

February 19, 2020 | Advertorial

After the success of the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium a few months ago, the event’s scientific committee chairman, Dr. Peter Wöhrle, will be a speaker and moderator at the upcoming Global Symposium 2020 in Las Vegas in the U.S. One of a few doctors worldwide with formal specialty training in the interrelated areas of implant surgery, implant prosthodontics and dental implant technology, here he provides insight into what implant professionals can expect from this world-class event.

Expert to discuss the benefits of microscopes in free webinar

February 18, 2020 | News

In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Wednesday, 26 February, an expert will be sharing his professional expertise and knowledge regarding micro-dentistry. Webinar host Dr Fabio Gorni is an expert in endodontics and has been using Leica Microsystems dental microscopes for many years. He will be showcasing how he has been able to see more details and achieve improved treatment results with dental microscopes, especially in difficult cases.

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Second season of StraumannPLAY puts spotlight on digital dentistry

February 17, 2020 | Education

BASEL, Switzerland: Straumann has launched another season of StraumannPLAY. The second season focuses on digital workflows. In this new season, Dr Hugo Madeira, founder of the advanced implantology clinic Clínica de Implantologia Avançada in Lisbon in Portugal, takes the audience on a five-part journey in digital dentistry.

General Dental Council figures show illegal tooth whitening procedures on the rise

February 14, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: In recent years, tooth whitening has become an increasingly common form of aesthetic dental treatment. Though its provision is legally limited to trained dental professionals, an investigation by the BBC has found that the number of reported illegal tooth whitening procedures in the UK rose by 26% in 2019.

ROOTS SUMMIT announces hands-on course and lecture programme

February 13, 2020 | News

PRAGUE, Czech Republic: ROOTS SUMMIT has selected high-quality lectures and hands-on courses to create another stellar programme for its 2020 edition. The event will take place from 21 to 24 May at the Cubex Centre Prague and will feature more than 20 international key opinion leaders.

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EFP and WHF release consensus report on links between periodontal and cardiovascular health

February 11, 2020 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium/GENEVA, Switzerland: Though various associations between periodontal health and cardiovascular health have previously been explored, a comprehensive analysis of this relationship has been absent—until now. The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) have published a consensus report asserting that there is strong epidemiological evidence demonstrating independent associations between severe periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.

New VDW.FLO Endo Organizer ensures excellent overview of treatment materials

February 5, 2020 | Advertorial

MUNICH, Germany: VDW, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of endodontic solutions, began 2020 with the launch of its VDW.FLO Endo Organizer. This multifunctional plastic insert for drawers and equipment trolleys was specially developed to bring order to the materials used for endodontic treatment.

Interview: “The MDP monomer is one of the most effective monomers available”

January 31, 2020 | Interviews

As co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek is one of the most respected authorities on the topic of dental bonding agents. Here, he discusses how they have advanced over the last three decades and what the future of adhesive dentistry might look like.

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Examining body dysmorphic disorder in dental patients

January 30, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: As cosmetic dentistry procedures have become less invasive and generally more affordable, their popularity has risen considerably. For those patients seeking a gleaming white Hollywood smile to boost their confidence, this goal has never been more achievable. However, there remains a certain subset of patients who, though they may regularly visit dental practices, remain dissatisfied with their appearance regardless of the cosmetic work undertaken: those with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Out now: exocad releases DentalCAD 2.4 Plovdiv

January 29, 2020 | Business

DARMSTADT, Germany: Software specialist exocad has announced that the new DentalCAD 2.4 Plovdiv software version is now available worldwide. The software features an enhanced FullDenture module, which helps facilitate the design of removable single-arch dentures in a guided digital workflow. It also allows mapping of a wide range of digital complete denture production methods, from printing to milling and ready-made or individually designed teeth.

“ITOP is not about brushing teeth; it is about achieving overall health”

January 28, 2020 | News

FRANKFURT, Germany: If you have ever wondered how to instruct patients in perfect brushing habits and motivate them to actively implement them, look no further. ITOP—short for individually trained oral prophylaxis—is prophylaxis pioneer Dr Jiří Sedelmayer’s programme for perfect brushing and allows you to set up your patients for a lifetime of oral health. Last weekend, the programme’s head lecturers met in Frankfurt for their yearly recall, ensuring continuing top-level prevention education in their respective countries.

Webinar to discuss use of images in biofilm control

January 27, 2020 | Education

Motivating patients to implement optimal oral hygiene at home is not an easy task. In a free Curaden webinar on Tuesday, 28 January, dental hygienist and health psychologist Mário Rui will discuss how images and intra-oral cameras are a great aid for educating patients about biofilm.

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Dentsply Sirona launches CEREC Primemill

January 24, 2020 | News

BERLIN, Germany: This morning, Dentsply Sirona introduced its new grinding and milling unit, CEREC Primemill, at the Global CEREC KOL event in Berlin to about 200 international dental professionals, key opinion leaders and representatives of the press. The company said that the unit is a true game-changer in chairside dentistry, as it will help facilitate and accelerate the fabrication of chairside restorations. For example, the time required to fabricate a zirconia crown has been reduced by more than half.

Straumann Group strengthens emphasis on orthodontics and digital transformation

January 20, 2020 | Business

BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group is introducing two organisational changes to support the development of its fast-growing orthodontics and digital businesses and to drive digital transformation across the group. The size, scope, reach, complexity, potential and strategic importance of its orthodontics and digital businesses have increased to the extent that it is necessary to divide them into individual global business units to maintain clarity and focus. At the same time, information technology and data management (ITDM), which relate to almost every activity at the Straumann Group, have also increased in each of these respects.

Anti-piracy—exocad becomes member of BSA software alliance

January 20, 2020 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: Dental CAD/CAM software company exocad has announced that it has officially joined BSA | The Software Alliance, the world’s leading compliance and enforcement organisation. By becoming a BSA member, exocad has taken an important step to proactively pursue those who violate the company’s intellectual property rights. Any party who creates, sells or purchases unauthorised exocad software will be held legally responsible and prosecuted.

3Shape wins patent infringement lawsuit against Medit

January 16, 2020 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Last year, 3Shape filed a patent infringement suit against Medit Corp., a South Korean company that specialises in 3D measurement and CAD/CAM solutions for dental clinics and laboratories. Now, 3Shape has announced that it has obtained a favourable first instance decision from the internationally highly esteemed Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, according to which the use of Medit’s intra-oral scanner, Medit i500, is now illegal in Germany.

The importance of dental cleaners

January 16, 2020 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: No matter how clean and sterile your dental practice is, contamination during the try-in stage of prosthetic restorations is pretty much guaranteed. Saliva, blood, gingival fluid and even dental plaque can contaminate the bonding surfaces, leading to poorer adhesion of restorations when cemented.

NYU Dentistry’s Prof. Nicola Partridge receives recognition for craniofacial biology research

January 16, 2020 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: For her clinical work in the area of biology and the formation of bone, Prof. Nicola Partridge has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Partridge is professor of basic science and craniofacial biology at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry).

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