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New publication aims to predict upcoming European implant trends

November 12, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: Though it has only been available to edentulous patients for a few decades, implant therapy has become a crucial treatment modality in that time. Continued advancements in the materials and technologies used, however, have led to the development of new clinical scenarios. For this reason, a recent publication, which was launched at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO), seeks to shed light on possible future trends in implantology in Europe until 2030.

New production process promises to make dental ceramic implants more resilient

November 12, 2019 | News

MÜLHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany: Prof. Sami Sandhaus’s development of ceramic dental implants marked a turning point in the advancement of dental implant systems. His first ceramic implant was created in 1960. In the more recent past, clinicians and manufacturers have helped to advance the rather young discipline of ceramic implantology, which still requires considerable research. Now, scientists from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr have found a way to produce corundum, a particularly stable variant of alumina, in the form of nanoparticles using simple mechanochemistry in a ball mill. This means, among other things, that materials for dental implants could become more robust and easier to manufacture.

Free webinar to focus on dysbiosis and personalised care pathways

November 11, 2019 | Education

KRIENS, Switzerland: In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Tuesday, 12 November, Dr Juan Carlos Villalobos will be discussing the importance of mechanical biofilm control as well as explaining how to design personalised biofilm control home-care programs for patients.

Directa acquires Physics Forceps

November 8, 2019 | Advertorial

UPPLANDS VÄSBY, Sweden: Directa, the innovative manufacturer of dental consumables with headquarters in Upplands Väsby, is proud to announce the acquisition of the extraction instrument line Physics Forceps from Detroit-based manufacturer Golden Dent on 21 August 2019.

General Dental Council accused of engaging in undercover investigations

November 7, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: According information gained via a freedom of information (FOI) request by Dental Protection and a report by The Telegraph, the General Dental Council (GDC) has been found to have spent over £17,000 on hiring a private detection agency to covertly investigate British dentists accused of wrongdoing. The tactics have angered Dental Protection, which stated that it is “disappointed and concerned” about the GDC’s legal, though ethically dubious, approach.

DTI moves north and introduces Denmark and Norway to its network

November 7, 2019 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany/HELLERUP, Denmark: Dental Tribune International (DTI) has recently welcomed a new partner to its global group of publishers: DentaNet, a professional network consisting of dental clinics and collaborators in the Nordic countries. Starting next year, dental professionals in Denmark and Norway will receive local editions of Dental Tribune, which will focus on local news, further education and the latest developments in dentistry.

Members of ICD governing body gather in Milan for annual meeting and elections

November 6, 2019 | Events | Interviews | News

MILAN, Italy: The 40-member governing body of the International College of Dentists (ICD), the international council, met in Milan from 26 to 29 October for important discussions, analyses and resolutions. Representing all 16 sections, the international councilors, officers and college office staff reviewed the past year’s worldwide activities, discussed reports by task groups and committees, deliberated on new initiatives, exchanged experiences with humanitarian, educational and other ICD projects, and formulated action items and directives that will guide the global organization in the coming year. In addition, final preparations were made for the ICD centennial, which was launched in September in San Francisco, US, during the ADA FDI World Dental Congress, and will be celebrated worldwide throughout the coming year. At the conclusion of the annual meeting, elections for the 2020 international officers, charged with leading the college during the much-anticipated centennial year, took place.

Dental stem cells able to generate milk-producing cells in mice

November 6, 2019 | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: The ability of adult stem cells to generate various tissue-specific cell populations allows for the replacement of damaged cells and offers an alternative to classical medical treatments for tissue regeneration. Dental epithelial stem cells have been shown to generate all epithelial cell types of the teeth. However, a recent study has indicated that epithelial stem cells can also produce non-dental cell populations, such as mammary glands, in female mice. The discovery could help develop stem cell-based therapies that could be used for breast tissue regeneration.

Exocad holds second global event for dental technicians and dentists

November 6, 2019 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: “A decade of digital innovation” is the theme for exocad’s Insights 2020 global event, which is to be held on 12–13 March 2020 at the darmstadtium science and congress centre in Darmstadt. It will be the second time that the world-renowned dental software company will welcome visitors from all over the world to the German city where its history began in 2010.

Straumann Group webinars put digital dental technology in focus

November 6, 2019 | News

BASEL, Switzerland: Webinars are a brilliant way to keep up to date with the latest developments in dentistry and gain continuing education (CE) credits. Two new webinars are coming up on the Straumann Group’s educational platform. On 11 November, Dr Maya Chmielewska will be looking at the practical implementation of digital workflows, and on 12 November, Dr Ryan Lewis will be focusing on contemporary protocols for digitally planned implant placement. This offers a great way to start the week, and dentists can continue to advance their skills and knowledge through the many more webinars still to come on the Straumann Campus.

New at-home bruxism monitoring device is highly accurate, researchers find

November 5, 2019 | News

JOENSUU, Finland: In a new study, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new, more affordable method of monitoring bruxism. While treatment usually looks at management of the condition, scientists believe that the expense of methods of evaluation, such as polysomnography, has inhibited investigation of the long-term efficacy of management methods.

Review recommends tooth- and implant-supported fixed dental prostheses

November 5, 2019 | News

BERLIN, Germany: The number of implants placed is constantly increasing, and so are the possibilities of different prosthetic solutions. Researchers from Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin have assessed the survival and complication rates of tooth- and implant-supported fixed dental prostheses (T-I FDPs) and found the prostheses to be a recommendable treatment option.

Research to examine possible links between periodontal disease and oral cancer

November 4, 2019 | News

PLYMOUTH, UK: As worldwide oral cancer rates continue to climb, our understanding of what causes the disease to occur, thankfully, also continues to grow. Tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption have been established as primary risk factors, and researchers are now investigating another potential source for this condition: the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.

Oral health in focus at recent European Union debate

November 4, 2019 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 9 October, the Council of European Dentists (CED) and eight other European Union umbrella health organisations held a debate regarding the health policy changes the EU will face in the coming years. Under the title “EU 2019–2024: Health champions wanted”, the debate brought topics such as universal access to high-quality and sustainable healthcare, disease prevention and the fight against cross-border healthcare threats into focus.

E-learning non-stop: First international 24-hour webinar in preventive dentistry is approaching

November 4, 2019 | Education

NYON, Switzerland: Dental professionals should mark 23 and 24 November in their calendars in order not to miss a notable event in dental education: the world’s first international 24-hour dental webinar. For one whole day, participants around the globe will be offered dental education courses in eight languages covering the latest in prophylaxis.

Straumann results bolstered by implants and aligners

October 30, 2019 | Business | News

BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group has lifted its outlook for organic revenue growth for 2019 after a strong performance in the third quarter. In the company’s financial report for the quarter, it hailed the North American launch of its BLX implant as a major highlight of the period and said that implants and restorative products had been its largest source of growth.

PD announces launch of its new website

October 30, 2019 | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: PD is proud to announce the launch of its new website, featuring a modern design, improved functionality, easy access to essential information, and helpful tools for dental professionals and distribution partners. Through the launch and further development of the corporate website, PD, as a leader in the dental equipment industry, strives to deliver consistent and relevant resources for its partners worldwide.

3Shape expands its integrated in-house manufacturing options

October 29, 2019 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: 3Shape has recently qualified the DGSHAPE DWX-42W mill as a Trusted Connection device for TRIOS Design Studio, its single-visit restorative design solution. As a Trusted Connection device, the mill can now nest the CAD block in 3Shape TRIOS Design Studio to achieve a smooth and predictable milling process. The milling machine is the third to be designated as a 3Shape Trusted Connection device and joins the series of new-generation mills now fully integrated with TRIOS Design Studio.

Want to maintain good oral health? Start eating smarter

October 28, 2019 | News

KRIENS, Switzerland: With an estimated 743 million people affected, periodontitis is a major global health burden. The condition is usually initiated by bacterial biofilm resulting from poor oral hygiene and mediates the destruction of soft and hard periodontal tissue, and has been linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet is a well-known factor in the prevention and management of periodontitis, but there is one group of completely organic chemicals that could play a larger role than previously assumed: polyphenols.

Researchers highlight importance of innovative learning models in implant dentistry

October 25, 2019 | News

LISBON, Portugal: New implant treatment techniques are constantly being developed as a result of technological progress, and this has created a need to update education in implant dentistry. Recently, researchers from Portugal, the UK and the US published a paper on trends in implant dentistry education which summarises the most effective training methods for this dental field. The paper discusses non-traditional methods and encourages dentists to seek professional education after their university training has ended.

Rise of non-premium dental implants in Asia Pacific region

October 24, 2019 | Business

BEIJING, China: Sales of dental implants are set to grow at a phenomenal rate in the coming years in major dental markets in the Asia Pacific region. The value implant segment is driving volume growth, but still trailing behind the premium segment when it comes to overall dollar value. International implant manufacturers are investing in the value category, and cheaper solutions in implant therapy may be the key to boosting some of the region’s developing markets.

More webinars, more languages: Straumann Group’s dental e-learning platform grows

October 23, 2019 | News

BASEL, Switzerland: In order to continue advancing dental care through dental education, the Straumann Group has expanded its global educational online platform, the Straumann Campus. In the future, the website will offer up to 60 webinars per year in five languages to its international users free of charge. The overall aim of the platform is to build a true global e-learning community.

Global oral health in focus at United Nations high-level meeting

October 22, 2019 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: On Sept. 23, the United Nations held the High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the General Assembly in New York. Covering a wide range of topics around health care, the meeting also discussed the importance of oral health. At the meeting, world leaders adopted the first UN political declaration on UHC. In a statement, FDI World Dental Federation said it welcomed the “long overdue commitment to strengthening oral health” expressed in the declaration.

World Food Day highlights importance of healthy diet

October 21, 2019 | News

ROME, Italy: World Food Day is celebrated annually on 16 October, marking the day the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), a United Nations agency, was founded in 1945. This year, more than 150 countries worldwide participated in a multitude of events under the theme “Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World”. People were encouraged to shift from a highly processed, sugar-laden diet to one rich in seasonal vegetables and fibre that could provide benefits for both oral and systemic health.

Study questions effect of periodontal therapy on hypertension

October 18, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK: The discussion around a link between periodontitis and hypertension is not new. Acknowledging this and the fact that there is still not enough evidence to establish a causal connection, authors of a recent study which investigates the correlation believe that more randomised tests are needed to determine the impact of periodontal therapy.

Dentsply Sirona honours dental students from around globe

October 15, 2019 | News

KONSTANZ, Germany: Dentsply Sirona has taken the opportunity to recognise the work of some of the top dental students worldwide at its annual Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC). The GCCC has continued to grow in size since its introduction in 2005, and more than 1,200 submissions from 140 universities were received for this year’s iteration of the competition.

Artificial intelligence used to predict oral cancer survival chances

October 14, 2019 | News

COVENTRY, UK: The impact artificial intelligence is having on the healthcare industry is becoming more and more evident on a daily basis. In dentistry, some of the advances have helped to improve outcomes and increase productivity. Now in a recent pilot study, researchers in the UK have developed an algorithm that helps predict the chances of a patient surviving oral cancer. The study, which focuses on patients from Pakistan, may be hugely influential in helping a country with almost 13,000 new cases of oral cancer every year.

Webinar to focus on air polishing powders

October 14, 2019 | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: Getting to know your tools as well as possible is important for anyone who wants to master his or her craft. In the field of dentistry there is much to master and so too in the field of dental hygiene. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Thursday, 17 October, webinar host Joyce van der Horst will be sharing her thoughts about the experience which she has gained during her 17 years of practising and teaching dental hygiene.

Interview: A fresh perspective on dentistry

October 14, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Vitor Neves, a dentist who qualified in Brazil and in the UK, believes that the profession needs innovation, but that, to its detriment, dentistry has moved away from biologically based treatment modalities in favour of a more technical approach. Neves, a lecturer and periodontics registrar at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London, recently wrote an opinion piece on the topic for the British Dental Journal, and he discusses it in this interview with Dental Tribune International.

ROOTS SUMMIT calls for abstracts and poster presentations

October 14, 2019 | News

PRAGUE, Czech Republic: The ROOTS SUMMIT provides not only a great lecture programme with some of the best endodontists in the world but also the perfect opportunity to participate. Therefore, the event organisers are inviting anyone interested in attending the summit in Prague to submit their own work in the form of posters or oral presentations by 6 December 2019.

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