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Interview: “I would love to inspire more women to get involved in digital dentistry”

April 29, 2021 | Advertorial | Interviews

In November 2019, 24 female dentists from seven nations received Dentsply Sirona’s first Smart Integration Award for visionary treatment concepts. One of the winners was Dr Alison Simpson, a general dentist from Rothwell in the UK. She was honoured with the first Smart Integration Award for sharing her story of success in using the digital workflow. In this interview, Dr Simpson told us about her background, discussed changes in the dental industry and shared her ideas about technology and the future of the dental practice.

DentalCAD 3.0 Galway: Exocad announces roll-out

April 28, 2021 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: Software company exocad announced that DentalCAD 3.0 Galway, with new additional improvements to reduce design time, is currently being rolled out to end users by exocad distributors. With this new release, initially made available to distributors in December 2020, the company introduced the new Instant Anatomic Morphing, offering automatic adaptation of teeth in real time, with improved speed and precision for anatomic tooth placement.

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3Shape Automate: Redefine your approach to digital design

April 27, 2021 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Given its emphasis on research and development, 3Shape has always been focused on delivering innovative market-leading technological solutions to dental professionals. In keeping with this aim, the company has now launched 3Shape Automate, the world’s first digital dental design platform to be exclusively powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

Moving away from amalgam: New online tool helps dentists chose suitable restorative materials

April 27, 2021 | News

LUCERNE, Switzerland: To support the dentists during the phasing down of dental amalgam, experts from Foundation Nakao’s management board have created an easy-to-use online educational tool that aims to guide clinicians in their selection of restorative materials. The Restorative Options Decision Tree draws consensus from experts and incorporates in the decision-making process key factors in restorative treatment, such as clinical situation, patient expectation and comfort.

Osstem launches collagen membranes for natural bone regeneration in Europe

April 27, 2021 | Advertorial

ESCHBORN, Germany: Osstem Implant has announced the upcoming European launch of OssMem, the latest addition to the company’s guided bone regeneration (GBR) portfolio. According to Osstem, this new resorbable membrane provides an excellent barrier for new bone formation and is available in two types (soft and hard), depending on preference.

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Children with immune deficiencies more likely to develop periodontal disease

April 23, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Primary immunodeficiency (PID) is characterised by a missing or poorly functioning part of the body’s immune system. Inherent from birth or acquired later in life, the disorder inhibits the body’s ability to fight all types of infections. New research has also found that, since children with PID have no natural defence against the oral microbiota that cause periodontal disease, they are more susceptible to developing gingivitis than systemically healthy children.

COVID-19 business interruption claims: Legal and accounting perspectives

April 22, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: The COVID-19 pandemic has left companies in unprecedented difficulties, and without government support, many businesses would have undoubtedly failed to survive the past year. Apart from government support, some businesses have sought to rely on business interruption insurance. In this article, Hewi Ma, specialist dental solicitor at Goodman Grant Solicitors, and Darren Nicholson, specialist dental accountant at Azets, both in the UK, recap their experiences in dealing with post-pandemic business interruption insurance claims.

Interview: “A multi-step universal adhesive is a logic next evolution”

April 20, 2021 | Interviews

The co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and chair of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at KU Leuven in Belgium, Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek, is one of the most respected authorities on the topic of dental bonding agents. In this interview, he discusses the latest generation of universal adhesives and details what he regards as the most important factors for long-term bond stability.

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European Association for Osseointegration cancels 2021 congress

April 16, 2021 | Events

PARIS, France: On its website, the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) has announced that its annual scientific meeting will not take place as planned from 14 to 16 October in Milan in Italy. Owing to the ongoing global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the in-person event has had to be cancelled; however, the organisation stated that it is currently arranging a digital alternative.

Interview: “Digitalisation brings the patient to the dental laboratory with 24/7 availability”

April 15, 2021 | Interviews

How can dental teams intelligently integrate digitalisation into everyday routines? As part of the build-up to the online dental congress AG.Live CON, which will take place from 20 to 24 April, Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Daniel Edelhoff, dean of studies in dental medicine and director and chair of the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry at the University Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. As a trained dental technician, Edelhoff will give a presentation at AG.Live CON on digital communication between dental clinics and laboratories and will join a much-anticipated panel discussion.

COVID-19 survivors at an increased risk of salivary gland ectasia and oral disease

April 15, 2021 | News

MILAN, Italy: Since the evidence of oral manifestations linked to SARS-CoV-2 is scarce, researchers have recently set out to fill the gap by investigating the presence and prevalence of oral conditions in people who had contracted COVID-19 and successfully recovered from it. They discovered that SARS-CoV-2 directly affects the oral cavity of COVID-19 survivors, which is manifested by a significant number of the patients developing salivary gland ectasia and other oral diseases after clinical recovery.

BDA Northern Ireland labels dental amalgam phase-out “unworkable”

April 14, 2021 | News

BELFAST, UK: The phase-out of dental amalgam is currently taking place in a number of countries owing, in part, to its deleterious effects on the natural environment. The Northern Ireland branch of the British Dental Association (BDA) has released a statement requesting that the European Commission (EC) reconsider its plans for a complete amalgam phase-out by 2030, arguing that it might end up “exacerbating health inequalities” and “destabilising health systems already under considerable strain”.

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Farewell Zoran: DTI’s partner in Serbia passes away at 61

April 14, 2021 | News

NOVI SAD, Serbia: A few weeks ago, Zoran Zrnić, an entrepreneur and innovator who was central to the business of Dental Tribune International (DTI) in Serbia and Montenegro, passed away. He became one of the first licence holders of the publishing network in 2007 and inspired many people in the dental materials market in the region through his visions and ideas.

BDA mourns the death of Prince Philip

April 12, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Over the course of his long life, the prince was a supporter of many causes and associations. One of these—the British Dental Association (BDA)—appointed him its president of honour in 1980 and paid tribute to Philip upon the announcement of his death.

Nobel Biocare releases new membrane line developed from synthetic technology

April 9, 2021 | Advertorial

ZURICH, Switzerland: Dental implantology leader Nobel Biocare has expanded its portfolio of regenerative products with the launch of creos syntoprotect, a new line of dense PTFE membranes. According to the company, the expansion will allow creos—its regenerative solutions brand—to make a decisive movement towards meeting the ever-changing needs of dental professionals.

TrollFoil takes the guesswork out of occlusal adjustment

April 9, 2021 | Advertorial

UPPLANDS VÄSBY, Sweden: Occlusal adjustment is usually a time-consuming process and a very critical phase in restorative dentistry. However, most dentists do not dedicate adequate attention to this process. A recent study showed that around 95% of occlusal readings are incorrect. Misreading results in the dentist removing structure from different occlusal areas, possibly leading to occlusal disturbance.

Have your say in DTI’s global reader survey

April 8, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Since 2003, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has provided essential information for the dental community through its global print publications and has delivered the newest dental content to its readers online. To continue evolving this service to you, we are asking for just a few moments of your time to let us know your thoughts.

How COVID-19 has forced us all to relook our practices, lives and goals

April 7, 2021 | News

Many of us react in quite different ways to changes happening around us. Take a moment to read this short account of what is not so much my change journey, but what it could mean to you, your practice, your team in becoming stronger and more flexible in response to change in an ever-changing environment.

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