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Interview with Dr Andreas Kurbad on CEREC Day 2021

September 17, 2021 | Interviews

Dr Andreas Kurbad established his private practice in Viersen in Germany in 1990 and started using CEREC in 1994. He has published more than 100 papers on full-ceramic restorations, computerised dentistry, implantology and epidemiology. His focus is on clinical work, lecturing and publishing worldwide in the areas of restorative dentistry, adhesive techniques, full-ceramic restorations, computerised dentistry and implantology. Kurbad is also the founder of the CEREC Masters Club and has been a mentor for the CAD/CAM study group at the Karl Häupl Institute in Düsseldorf for over ten years. In this interview, he spoke with GC International about the upcoming CEREC Day 2021.

Virtual kick-off symposium: A big welcome to KATANA Zirconia YML!

September 16, 2021 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: The inventor of multilayered zirconia technology, Kuraray Noritake Dental, has just introduced the latest evolution of dental zirconia—KATANA Zirconia YML (yttria multilayered). At a virtual symposium held on 3 July, four world-renowned experts reported on their first-hand experience with this highly versatile and welcome addition to the KATANA Zirconia family.

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Prof. Liz Kay assumes role of BDA president

September 15, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: On 7 September, renowned academic and dental public health specialist Prof. Liz Kay was inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA) 135th president. For the first time in the post-World War II era, the role will be occupied by an individual for more than one year, as Kay is set to stay as president until 2023 owing to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IDS × Osstem Implant: No matter what, we’ll be there for you

September 15, 2021 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: Since the beginning of the pandemic, Osstem Implant has been waiting with anticipation for the return of the International Dental Show (IDS), the largest dental fair in the world. Over an area of 546 m2—the single biggest booth at IDS 2021—Osstem is ready to welcome visitors looking to learn more about the world’s largest dental implant seller.

MODJAW: A next-generation digital dentistry solution

September 14, 2021 | Advertorial

VILLEURBANNE, France: 4D dentistry is driven by the idea that both static and dynamic parameters should be considered in order to enable complete diagnostics and bespoke restorations. Having a 4D dentistry concept, French company MODJAW introduces a new way of entering patients’ reality using true jaw motion and dynamic occlusion, in addition to 3D modelling.

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FKG Dentaire expands its endodontic motor range with new Rooter X3000

September 13, 2021 | Advertorial

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: FKG Dentaire presents the Rooter X3000, redefining endodontic standards. This novel cordless endodontic motor combines technology, functionality and adaptability in a 20 cm unit. It stands out for the fastest speed on the market (3,000 rpm), ten programmable memories and preset programs for different types of FKG files. Its ergonomic design, light weight and 360° rotatable extra-slim contra-angle head ensure perfect handling and visibility.

Interview: “ISQ is one of the key indicators for immediate loading when desired”

September 9, 2021 | Education | Events | Interviews

Dr William Martin will be one of four speakers at the upcoming Osstell ISQ Online Symposium on 16 September. Martin, who is a prosthodontist and clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry in the US, has extensive clinical experience in working with the Osstell implant stability quotient (ISQ) in a university setting. He spoke with Dental Tribune International to give a preview of his symposium topics, including how ISQ helps to improve implant education and how the online database OsstellConnect can save clinicians time and energy during their treatments.

Interview: Those who inspire us are always asking the question why and focus on moving forward

September 8, 2021 | Interviews

Asking himself why is probably what led Dr Tommaso Castroflorio to want to achieve more than simply success as a practising orthodontist. He aims at finding solutions that give his patients happiness and that achieve optimal aesthetic results and seeks to continually improve results and make them as predictable as possible. This is the reason why he teaches, does research, regularly gives conferences and is not only a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics but also a founding member of the European Aligner Society. His presentation at the Invisalign Scientific Symposium 2021, which took place on the 2 and 3 July, focused on aligner deformation and orthodontic tooth movement predictability.

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Planmeca to acquire Envista’s KaVo treatment unit and instrument business

September 7, 2021 | Business

HELSINKI, Finland/BREA, Calif., US: As recently announced by Planmeca, one of the largest privately owned manufacturers in the dental field, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the KaVo treatment unit and instrument business from Envista for up to US$455 million (€383 million), including a potential earn-out payment of up to US$30 million. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this year.

Planmeca: Achieving aesthetic success with digital workflows

September 7, 2021 | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: Brazilian prosthodontist Dr Thiago Ottoboni made the transition to digital dentistry a couple of years ago. Today, he uses digital dental solutions for both composite and ceramic restorations in order to achieve long-lasting and high-quality aesthetic results and recommends digital dentistry to everyone.

Interview: “Even the most experienced clinician is inconsistent—AI is not”

September 2, 2021 | Education | Events | Interviews

Dr Kyle Stanley is a specialist in implantology, founder of a company transforming patient care through artificial intelligence (AI) and a passionate advocate for mental health in the dental profession. On 16 September, he will lecture on the future of dentistry powered by AI at the Osstell ISQ Online Symposium, which attracted 2,000 attendees last year. In this interview, the expert discusses how AI supports dental professionals in different areas such as radiology, practice management, smile design, the laboratory and dental insurance. He also talks about how AI is going to help individualise treatment plans in the future and how it can benefit the mental well-being of dentists.

Join the digital revolution at the 3Shape Academy

September 2, 2021 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: As a market leader in 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software, 3Shape is committed to providing ongoing training, education and support for its customers. At two upcoming events facilitated by the 3Shape Academy, dental professionals will be able to learn first-hand from experts how comprehensive digital workflows can be generated purely through 3Shape’s range of solutions.

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Interview: Procter & Gamble—commitment to advancing healthy oral care habits and sustainability

September 1, 2021 | Interviews

Celeste Giganti obtained her master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Palermo in 2004. She joined Procter & Gamble right after graduating, and after several roles in Feminine Care and Baby Care, she joined Oral Care’s newly established sustainability team in 2020. She is the Oral Care R & D director for sustainability in Europe and for manual toothbrushes globally. During the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona from 28 June to 1 July, she gave a presentation on P&G Oral Care’s newest sustainability commitments to advancing healthy oral care habits and helping to transform the health of people while reducing the impact on our planet.

Study finds teledentistry a valid substitute for in-person initial consultations

September 1, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the widespread adoption of videoconferencing tools in many industries, and dentistry is no exception. A new study has found that, for triage purposes and initial consultations, teledentistry has a relatively high acceptance rate among dentists and patients alike and is largely perceived to be a viable alternative to in-person dental check-ups.

Ivoclar Vivadent invites dental professionals to join Live Experience Tour

August 31, 2021 | Events

SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: The global COVID-19 pandemic has partially shut down the global dental industry and restricted in-person meetings for over a year. As things are slowly getting back to normal, Ivoclar Vivadent, a leading international supplier of integrated solutions for high-quality dental applications for dentists and dental technicians, is embarking on a four-month tour through 15 European cities in order to bring its products and key opinion leaders to its customers’ doorsteps.

KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS: Standardised procedures with outstanding outcomes

August 31, 2021 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Using different zirconia materials owing to patient-specific needs and indications can allow for the best possible outcomes, though it comes with the complication of different processing protocols. Kuraray Noritake Dental eliminates this problem through the KATANA Zirconia portfolio, a range of multilayered dental zirconias with harmonised sintering schedules. The latest member of the KATANA Zirconia family, KATANA Zirconia HTML (High Translucent Multi Layered) PLUS, is now available and delivers increased translucency and optimised colour without compromising its flexural strength.

Interview: “IDS will light the way for the whole dental industry”

August 26, 2021 | News

From 22 to 25 September, Cologne will once again become the place to be for dental professionals when the 39th edition of IDS takes place. Mark Stephen Pace, chairman of the Association of the German Dental Industry (VDDI), discussed his optimism ahead of the event and the innovations that he sees as drivers of the dental industry’s future.

Interview: Understanding the timing of post-extraction implant placement

August 26, 2021 | Education | Events | Interviews

On 16 September, Osstell will be holding its ISQ Online Symposium, presenting four scientific sessions and one panel discussion. One of the speakers at the event, which is being held in a digital format for the second time, is Dr Stephen Chen from Australia. In his symposium lecture, he will speak about the case selection criteria for immediate, early and late implant placement for optimal outcomes. Prior to the event, he spoke with Dental Tribune International about post-extraction healing concepts, the right time to place a dental implant after tooth extraction and the importance of proper case selection in order to provide patients with predictable results.

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