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Dual-light photodynamic therapy helps kill oral bacteria

February 27, 2020 | News

ESPOO, Finland: Regular toothbrushing helps maintain good oral health, but does not completely prevent the occurrence of oral disease. To help kill Streptococcus mutans bacteria and the harmful oral bacteria that cause gingivitis, researchers from Koite Health in Finland are launching a method intended for home use. The method involves using antibacterial photodynamic therapy and antibacterial blue light to reduce the markers indicating early gingivitis and plaque formation.

Interview: Prof. Anton Sculean on the 2020 Perio Master Clinic

February 27, 2020 | Interviews

With 37 national periodontal societies having joined since its founding in 1991, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has well and truly established itself as one of the leading lights in this dental field. In addition to its triennial EuroPerio event, the EFP convenes an annual Perio Master Clinic, which will be held this year on 6 and 7 March in Dublin in Ireland. Dental Tribune International spoke with Prof. Anton Sculean, scientific chair of the 2020 Perio Master Clinic and past president of the EFP, about the event and the future for treatment of periodontal disease.

Medit makes statement on recent patent infringement lawsuit

February 26, 2020 | Advertorial

DÜSSELDORF, Germany/SEOUL, South Korea: After having filed a patent infringement suit against Medit earlier last year, 3Shape has obtained a favourable first instance decision. Medit has apologised to the dental community for its involvement in the legal dispute, but has stated that it will be seeking to void patent claims.

Free webinar highlights new technique in denture fabrication

February 24, 2020 | Education

Prof. Jiro Abe is the pioneer of a denture fabrication technique that is gaining popularity in dental practices around the world. In a free Ivoclar Vivadent webinar on Saturday, 7 March, he will be detailing this technique and some valuable tips on how to apply it.

Interview: “Excellence made easy” through speed, user friendliness and precision

February 24, 2020 | Interviews

Dentsply Sirona recently introduced its new grinding and milling unit—CEREC Primemill—to the world. More than 200 international key opinion leaders and press representatives attended the exclusive product launch in Berlin, Germany. Dental Tribune International had the opportunity to speak with Dr Alexander Völcker, group vice president of the dental product group CAD/CAM and orthodontics.

Interview: “The Heron IOS represents the best value-for-money solution available”

February 21, 2020 | Advertorial

At this year’s Chicago Midwinter Meeting, 3DISC is showcasing the latest updates to the Heron IOS, the company’s flagship intraoral scanning solution. Dental Tribune International spoke with Thomas Weldingh, 3DISC CEO, about how the company is aiming to cater for practices interested in digital dentistry.

Straumann—coronavirus may strip one-third of Asian sales

February 21, 2020 | Business | News

BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group reported a 17% increase in revenue for the full-year 2019 amid a backdrop of continuing growth and increased investment in its implants, orthodontics and digital dentistry businesses. But CEO Guillaume Daniellot warned investors that the outbreak of the coronavirus in China is likely to dent its sales in the key Asia Pacific (APAC) region in the first quarter of 2020 by at least CHF 30 million.

Free webinar focuses on injectable composite resin veneers

February 21, 2020 | News

On Friday, 28 February, the host of a free Ivoclar Vivadent webinar Dr Andrea Shepperson will be walking participants through all aspects of injectable composite resin veneers, including case selection, materials, techniques and finishing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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