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July 11, 2019 | Events
BERLIN, Germany: These days, moving a dental practice forward takes more than excellent clinical capabilities. Networking skills, marketing strategies and the newest cutting-edge technology have a huge impact on its economic success. To cater for the needs of today’s modern practice and to arm practitioners with success-orientated knowledge, US company Align Technology hosted its second Growth Summit. On 5 and 6 July, the clear aligner industry’s most forward-looking growth event brought together leading Invisalign-trained dentists from around Europe in the German capital of Berlin to build on the success of its inaugural meeting in Copenhagen in Denmark in 2018.
Throughout our 60+ years of history, we have always stood for genuine innovation, based on science, that was created to help improve the lives of patients around the world. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive training worldwide, and to work together with practices and labs to help maximize their patient offering. This was on full display at the Nobel Biocare Global Symposium 2019 in Madrid, Spain. We are delighted to announce that the event was a big success. If you were not one of the 1200 participants, take a look at some of the highlights provided in this newsletter.
July 9, 2019 | News
LONDON, UK/SHANGHAI, China: In a new global survey, King’s College London has been ranked fourth in the world in terms of dentistry and oral sciences research. The survey, conducted by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, ranked King’s as the only European institution in the top ten and the only one located outside the US to have made it into the top eight.
July 8, 2019 | News
WARSAW, Poland: There has long been a debate around what constitutes excessive time spent on devices and the adverse health effects of this. In a new study from Poland, researchers have found that 3 hours or more of computer use by teenagers is enough to put their oral health at risk.
A full-day programme in the beautiful setting of Valencia’s City of Art and Sciences complex awaited the 190 orthodontists who registered to attend Align Technology’s first European Invisalign Scientific Symposium, which took place on 29 June. With 6.8 million Invisalign patients worldwide, of which 1.6 million are teenagers, the focus of this meeting was teenager treatments using the Invisalign system with mandibular advancement and the Invisalign First system for younger patients with early mixed dentition.
July 4, 2019 | News
DUNDEE, UK/VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada: In recognition of his prominence in the world of dental academia, Prof. Graham Ogden of the University of Dundee has been awarded the 2019 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine and Pathology Research. Ogden was presented with this accolade at the recent 97th General Session and Exhibition of the IADR held in Vancouver in Canada.
July 3, 2019 | Advertorial
Earlier this year, Kuraray Noritake Dental invited dental professionals from all over Europe to a symposium in Berlin in Germany that highlighted the newest research and clinical findings on the KATANA Zirconia Block, the latest addition to the KATANA family. One of the presenters was Dr Nicola Scotti, an assistant professor at the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at the University of Turin’s Dental School and operator of his own private practice.
July 2, 2019 | Advertorial
Centuries ago, dentistry identified mineral deposits, such as calculus, as the main cause of dental disease. Further research then recognised bacterial infections in the roots and the periodontium as the cause of periodontitis. So, what was the logical solution? To remove calculus completely. Today, we know that calculus has a porous surface that provides a niche environment for bacteria and endotoxins. Endotoxins are not absorbed into the calculus, and they can be easily removed. However, extensive removal of calculus is contra-indicated and counterproductive.
July 1, 2019 | News
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: A group of histologists and dentists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have collaborated with Russian and Japanese colleagues and discovered cells that may be responsible for the formation of human dental tissue. The findings could provide a basis for the development of bioengineering techniques in dentistry aimed at growing new dental tissue.
July 1, 2019 | Interviews
More and more people are adopting environmentally friendly shopping behaviour and deciding to replace products sold in plastic packaging with zero waste products. This extends also to products used in their oral healthcare routine. Since 2015, British company Georganics has provided sustainable and natural toothpaste and mouthwash products which are made in Britain. Georganics, which has its headquarters in the south of England, uses natural ingredients and avoids chemicals and animal testing. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Georganics answered questions with regard to the idea behind this forward-thinking approach.
June 28, 2019 | Advertorial
MADRID, Spain: With the launch of its Xeal abutment surface and TiUltra implant surface this year, Nobel Biocare recently initiated the Mucointegration era for implant dentistry. Now, clinical evidence supporting these pioneering surface innovations for soft-tissue integration has been published in a special supplement of Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research (CIDRR).
June 28, 2019 | Advertorial
MADRID, Spain: Nobel Biocare has been a pioneering force for implant dentistry for over 60 years. At its Global Symposium in Madrid, the company has taken innovation to another level with the announcement of its Nobel Biocare N1 implant system.
June 28, 2019 | Advertorial
HELSINKI, Finland: A safe and modern clinic is a priority for Dr Zoran Vlahović, who runs a dental practice in Montenegro. In order to achieve this goal, Vlahović has equipped his clinic with Planmeca dental chairs and CBCT units and he involves his patients in treatment planning using Planmeca Romexis. Now, Vlahović plans to expand the services of his clinic to include intra-oral scanning and 3-D printing.
June 27, 2019 | News
RUGBY, UK/VANCOUVER, Canada: The Oral Health Foundation (OHF) has recently published a new set of global science-based guidelines for denture adhesives. The new recommendations will combat the current lack of guidance for complete denture wearers regarding the correct use of denture adhesives.
June 27, 2019 | Events
IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, has announced that it will host the Advancing Dentistry Symposium in San Diego, California, on Oct. 18 and 19, 2019. The conference will provide education on the cutting-edge technologies, techniques, and innovations that are currently advancing dentistry today. Leading experts will give presentations on these latest trends and innovations.
NICE, France: The 95th European Orthodontic Society (EOS) Congress, which took place in Nice from 17 to 22 June, engaged attendees with a varied programme of lectures by orthodontists and students, and offered them the opportunity to understand and see how to use existing and new products, including software, presented by the many companies participating in the exhibition. In addition, there was occasion to interact with company representatives and a very inviting networking programme.
June 25, 2019 | News
BELFAST, UK: It remains controversial whether poor oral health is independently linked to the development of gastro-intestinal cancers, because of potential confounding by smoking, alcohol consumption and poor nutrition. In order to shed light on the topic, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland have investigated the association between oral health conditions and cancer risk.
June 24, 2019 | News
LONDON, UK: Studies by scientists at British American Tobacco (BAT) have shown that aerosol from potentially reduced-risk products (PRRPs), such as vapour and tobacco-heating products, causes significantly less staining on tooth enamel and skin than does the smoke from conventional cigarettes.
June 21, 2019 | News
GENEVA, Switzerland: With the summer sports season in full swing, FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) has partnered with Sunstar to release a series of sports dentistry resources for athletes, sports medicine physicians and sports organisations. Since poor oral health can affect both athletic performance and general health, the organisation strongly recommends that both elite and amateur athletes make oral health needs their top priority.
June 20, 2019 | Advertorial
VEVEY, Switzerland: Introduced by Swiss endodontic company Produits Dentaires (PD) at the 2019 International Dental Show, EssenSeal is an innovative sealer designed for advanced root canal therapy. Engineered and manufactured by the company, it enables more effective root canal sealing to limit the growth of residual bacteria and prevent any resumption of infection. This is possible because of its unique formula featuring melaleuca, or tea-tree oil.
As the operator of his own dental practice in the German town of Laer and a member of the Digital Dental Academy in Berlin, Dr Hendrik Zellerhoff is clearly a very busy man. Fortunately, his integration of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia Block into his daily workflow means that he is able to deliver high-quality restorations to his patients faster than ever. In this interview, Dr Zellerhoff explains how he uses the block and how his patients have responded to it.
NICE, France: The 95th European Orthodontic Society (EOS) Congress is taking place this week, from 17 to 22 June, at the Nice Acropolis Convention Centre in the city of Nice in southern France. Affectionately known as Nice la Belle, or “Nice the Beautiful”, the charming city on the French Riviera is an ideal backdrop for EOS 2019, the organisers say. The event includes a three-day scientific programme, a trade exhibition, symposia, poster sessions and a networking programme.
ZURICH, Switzerland: From 27 to 29 June, the Spanish capital of Madrid will play host to the 2019 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium. At this event, dentists will be able to see and experience the future of implant dentistry through the innovations being showcased. Among these will be the new Nobel Biocare N1 system, which combines the company’s latest surface technology with a biologically driven design to reduce treatment time and improve patient comfort.
June 18, 2019 | Events
COLOGNE, Germany: InviSolution, a digital orthodontic treatment support company for Invisalign-certified orthodontists, is preparing for the second international Treatment Planning in Aligner Orthodontics (TPAO) congress, which will take place on 22 and 23 November in Cologne. This one-of-a-kind congress combines presentations from highly experienced orthodontists as well as dental technicians, making it a truly interdisciplinary event and providing participants with an opportunity to gain a more profound understanding of digital treatment planning.
June 18, 2019 | News
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The need for greater interdisciplinary communication among healthcare professionals is becoming increasingly evident. A recent study, for example, has found that patients with undetected glucose disorders have a higher risk of both myocardial infarction and periodontitis, a finding which should encourage diabetes specialists to consider their patients’ dental health and collaborate more closely with dentists, according to the researchers.
June 17, 2019 | News
HELSINKI, Finland: Researchers from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University in Finland have used the snowflake formation process as a way to explain how tooth enamel is distributed over the crown during growth. The newly published study provides a theoretical basis for the developmental regulation of enamel formation and helps to uncover why even closely related species, such as humans and orangutans, have distinct dental features.
June 14, 2019 | News
CAMBRIDGE, UK: Scientists have recently found two primary teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north-eastern Siberia. The discovery has revealed that a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age and has been described as an exciting moment that delivers more insight into human history.
June 13, 2019 | News
BOLOGNA, Italy/FORT LEE, N.J., US: Dental patients who show a deficiency of bone volume cannot be treated with root-form dental implants. Thus, new treatment modalities were sought for these patients. One of the therapies considered was the placement of zygomatic implants, which were introduced to the market over 20 years ago. A recent study has investigated a novel protocol for the placement of zygomatic implants using a specific surgical guide.
MONMOUTH, UK: The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) will celebrate a quarter of a century of promoting the study and practice of orthodontics at its next conference, scheduled for 19–21 September in Glasgow. In a press release detailing confirmed highlights from the programme, the organisers pointed out that the largest orthodontics event for UK dental professionals promises something for everyone.
June 12, 2019 | News
BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) recently elected a new president, vice president and board members during its 55th annual general assembly. The board is composed of representatives from leading European dental industry associations.