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SSER is once again setting trends in dentistry

May 17, 2021 | Events | News

BUCHAREST, Romania: The Society of Esthetic Dentistry in Romania (SSER) continues to be one of the most important European associations in its field, having a tradition of organising specialist events and bringing innovations to a business that goes back more than 18 years.

The importance of pain management for young dental patients

May 17, 2021 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: In Sweden, free dental check-ups are provided for children and adolescents until they reach the age of 20. Whereas this means that much is known about their oral health status, there have been relatively few studies measuring consideration for the oral pain that young Swedish dental patients undergo and its treatment. A new study has shed light on this topic, suggesting that dental professionals with more experience tend to be more alert to the needs of young patients.

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Interview: “The future is certainly looking bright”

May 13, 2021 | Interviews

This year, Planmeca is celebrating 50 years of contributions to modern dental practice. Many of our readers will know Heikki Kyöstilä, chairman and CEO of the Finnish dental manufacturer. Kyöstilä has been credited with putting Finland on the global dental map, and he has remained humble and customer-focused even as Planmeca set sales records and grew into a household name in dentistry. Dental Tribune International spoke with Kyöstilä to find out more about Planmeca’s achievements and about the man who founded one of the largest dental manufacturers in the world.

Exocad supports joint UK digital dentistry event to showcase full ChairsideCAD workflow

May 13, 2021 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: Germany-based CAD/CAM company exocad has confirmed its participation in the “Digital Dentistry Hands-on” events series for dentists and implant surgeons in the UK.

Gum Health Day 2021 takes aim at gingival diseases and COVID-19

May 12, 2021 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: “Gum diseases are preventable”, the slogan for Gum Health Day 2021, will seem obvious to oral health professionals; however, the annual worldwide oral health initiative aims to educate the public about the nature of diseases that affect the gingivae and how to detect and prevent them. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers say that this year it is more important than ever to get the message across to the public.

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Going digital for restorative practice is easier than you might think

May 11, 2021 | Advertorial

LONDON, UK: The benefits of adopting a digital workflow are more compelling than ever. To go digital, however, dental professionals need to rationalise the move away from their existing functional analogue workflow—a shift which may seem quite daunting and confusing at first. In an upcoming online event, titled “Going digital—guidance for restorative practice”, on 19 May at 7:30 p.m. CEST, experts will show how dental professionals can approach this.

Sweden predicts continued shortage of dentists

May 11, 2021 | News

JOHANNESHOV, Sweden: In 15 years’ time there will still be a shortage of dentists. That is the conclusion of a new forecast by the Swedish Chancellor’s Office and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) which assesses the need for university graduates in the labour market and the number of training places for them in educational institutions.

Dentsply Sirona partners with FDI World Dental Federation on sustainability

May 10, 2021 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S./GENEVA, Switzerland: As a global industry leader, Dentsply Sirona recognizes its responsibility to the environment and is focused on ways to become a more sustainable business through investment and innovation. In this spirit, the company is pleased to announce its participation as a founding partner in FDI World Dental Federation’s Sustainability in Dentistry initiative.

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Study finds SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in 23% of healthcare workers

May 7, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: As world leaders are continuing to roll out vaccination programmes and encouraging the public to get vaccinated, one thing is clear: there are still people who refuse or delay their vaccinations. Healthcare workers are a priority group since they run an elevated risk of infection. However, in a recent study, researchers found that vaccine hesitancy prevails in around a quarter of healthcare workers in the UK and that, compared with their white British colleagues, some ethnic minority groups show more resistance to getting vaccinated.

Glass hybrid restoratives are cheaper, equally as effective as composites, study finds

May 6, 2021 | News

BERLIN, Germany: The international phase-down of dental amalgam through the widely ratified Minamata Convention on Mercury means that it is necessary to identify a suitable alternative. Glass hybrid and composites are currently the leading candidates for the replacement of dental amalgam. A recent study compared the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the two materials and found that glass hybrids showed similar efficacy and greater cost-effectiveness, meaning that the material could be preferable as a replacement for amalgam.

Dental teams play important role in COVID-19 screening

May 5, 2021 | News

GLASGOW, UK: SARS-CoV-2 transmission by those with asymptomatic infection may be significant, but little is known about this. Therefore, researchers from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing of the University of Glasgow and public health authorities in Scotland have investigated SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic dental patients to inform surveillance of the spread of the virus and improve understanding of risks in the dental setting.

Interview: Correcting your own oral hygiene habits is the best way to help patients

May 5, 2021 | Advertorial | Interviews

Too often, dental students have to rely on textbook examples or only receive limited practical training when it comes to improving their oral hygiene skills. Dr Isabel Martínez Lizán is a professor of preventive and community dentistry at the University of Barcelona in Spain and takes her dental students through iTOP—short for individually trained oral prophylaxis. Thanks to the iTOP training programme, dental students learn the correct tools and techniques for perfect brushing through hands-on practice, so they in turn can set up their future patients for a lifetime of oral health.

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Interview: “Periodontics was never a static field”

May 4, 2021 | News

Prof. Lior Shapira was elected president of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) in March, and he promptly outlined his vision for a return to normality during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the ensuing weeks, Shapira also raised important social issues, such as the need for wider recognition of women clinicians and a greater focus on sustainability where oral care is provided. Dental Tribune International asked the professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem about the road to normality and how to navigate it.

SARS-CoV-2 might enter lungs through gingivae, experts say

May 4, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, more and more has been discovered about the virus and disease. Previously, it was assumed that SARS-CoV-2 infected the lungs only via the upper airways. Now, another hypothesis has been formally published that suggests that the virus is transmitted via a vascular route from the oral cavity to the lungs.

FKG Dentaire expands its legacy with RACE EVO and R-Motion

May 3, 2021 | Advertorial

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: Swiss company FKG Dentaire has a legacy founded on years of trusted performance and expertise. It is well-known for its flagship XP-endo line, and it is now introducing two innovative treatment solutions, RACE EVO and R-Motion. The company offers a comprehensive range of products, providing a complete solution to the market’s instrumentation needs.

Align Technology to build first factory in Europe

May 3, 2021 | Business | News

WROCŁAW, Poland: With substantial manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China, Align Technology can already boast of having the world’s largest 3D-printing operations. The Invisalign maker now plans to expand its global production footprint by building its first factory in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

AG.Live CON highlights key trends of transformation in the dental industry

May 3, 2021 | Advertorial

KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.

ESCI calls for participation in scientific survey on ceramic implants

April 30, 2021 | News

KILCHBERG, Switzerland: Ceramic implants are increasingly being used in modern dental implantology as a complement to the treatment spectrum with titanium implants. Not only can a growing interest be observed in health-conscious patients, but dentists too are increasingly becoming interested in the biological advantages. Despite promising short- and medium-term data on the successful use of ceramic implants, the use of these implants is still a matter of debate owing to the lack of long-term data.

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