August 25, 2021 | Advertorial
PATERNA, Spain: Graphenano Dental is part of the Graphenano group of companies, dedicated to incorporating graphene into numerous applications and a leader in industrial scale production of different types of graphenes and other nanostructures. During IDS 2021, dental professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s products and its graphene nano-reinforced biopolymer G-CAM disc in particular.
August 24, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable—it heralds change and, at the same time, offers unlimited potential. In addition to a number of innovations to its proven CAD/CAM products and materials, the company will focus on solutions for interdisciplinary cooperation between dental laboratories and dental practices at its IDS booth (#A010–B011 in Hall 3.2).
August 23, 2021 | News
There are many different aspects to consider in guiding the individual to suitable oral hygiene products: the patient’s oral status, abilities, preferences and motivation, as well as the design and efficacy of the device. Where does environmental impact fit into the equation?
August 23, 2021 | News
BADALONA, Spain: Mouthwashes that contain cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) have been found to reduce by at least one thousand times the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro. Researchers in Spain tested CPC-containing mouthwashes against variants of SARS-CoV-2, including the Alpha variant, and said that such mouth rinses could constitute a cost-effective measure to aid in the reduction of viral transmission.
August 20, 2021 | News
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The Humble Smile Foundation was established in 2015 by its president, Dr Darren Weiss, who felt that dentistry was not accessible to the people who needed it the most. The foundation works to build a bridge between dentistry and general healthcare, and a guiding thread in achieving its goals is awareness of the need for dentistry to be responsible.
August 20, 2021 | Advertorial
LONDON, UK: From 2 to 3 July, Align Technology presented its third Invisalign Scientific Symposium, which was held in a digital format for the second time and was broadcast from the Align Studios in the UK. The event provided an excellent blend of advanced scientific content, inspiring lectures delivered by enthusiastic renowned speakers and the opportunity to socialise with like-minded peers. Key topics included the efficacy of the Invisalign system and clear aligners as a treatment option in young patients. Over 1,200 orthodontists from 60 countries attended the symposium, which was concluded by a high-quality poster presentation.
August 19, 2021 | News
BRNO, Czech Republic: A study of the attitudes of dental students around the world towards COVID-19 vaccines found that 22.5% were hesitant and 13.9% rejected the vaccines outright. The researchers found that acceptancy of vaccines among dental students was suboptimal owing to a range of factors, such as socio-economic contexts, and they called for a greater focus on infectious disease epidemiology education within undergraduate dental curricula.
August 19, 2021 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: Emotional intelligence (EI) relates to the ways in which an individual can understand and manage his or her own needs as well as recognise and deal with the needs of others and the abilities to do this. As a dental professional, these are important skills to have because every activity during a treatment process requires connecting emotionally with patients, and those who can put their EI into practice effectively will be more successful in the long run.
August 18, 2021 | News
COLOGNE, Germany: As the 39th International Dental Show (IDS) is rapidly approaching, the organisers have announced that registration is now open. Different from past years, tickets can only be obtained in a digital format, which will help to avoid close contact, a safety measure owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 17, 2021 | News
SINGAPORE: Why should dental professionals strive towards sustainable dentistry? Firstly, it is the right thing to do ethically; secondly, it is a great marketing-tool; and finally, it creates an attractive workplace for new colleagues, since research indicates that the younger generation values sustainable workplaces more highly than monetary compensation. Before taking steps towards creating a green dental practice and practising green dentistry, the practitioner should understand that sustainability minimises the pitfalls and simplifies the process. This article will give a brief overview of sustainable development, focusing on Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).
August 13, 2021 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: Sales at major dental companies climbed in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2020, during which the pandemic brought dentistry to a grinding halt. In the latest series of earnings reports, some dental company chiefs praised the recovery of the market, whereas others outlined falling discretionary spending, concerns about SARS-CoV-2 variants and sluggish vaccine rollouts in some geographic areas.
August 13, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: In 2016, the Member of Parliament for Monmouth, David Davies, courted controversy when he suggested that dental checks could be used to verify the age of teenage Syrian and Afghani refugees whom he believed looked “older than 18”. Five years later, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has come under fire from the British Dental Association (BDA) after it was reported in The Times that the Home Office’s Nationality and Borders Bill would allow dental radiographs to be used to ascertain asylum seekers’ ages.
August 12, 2021 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: The pandemic has been a trying time for dentists, particularly for owner-dentists who must make decisions that may influence the safety of their treatment team. Recent studies have found that the rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in dental settings has been lower than what was expected when the pandemic was declared, and the literature has shown that air purifiers could play a role in keeping transmission rates down.
August 11, 2021 | Advertorial
MILAN, Italy: Digital technologies are rapidly spreading in dentistry. Tools such as intra-oral and laboratory scanners, CBCT, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software, as well as innovative manufacturing procedures such as 3D printing and laser sintering, are changing the way we treat our patients. Therapies are increasingly personalised, and the tools available allow more predictable results with levels of diagnostic precision and manufacturing accuracy that were previously unthinkable.
August 10, 2021 | News
BERLIN, Germany: In our modern society, data has become a key resource that allows for the storage and analysis of important information which then influences how decisions are made or what offers are available. This approach also applies to health and dental care, where providers aim to deliver quality care by processing information generated about their patients—a trend that is currently called data dentistry.
August 9, 2021 | News
I recently recorded a podcast with Prof. Robert Hill and Richard Whatley (CEO at BioMin Technologies) on BioMin F toothpaste—an in-depth conversation on a very interesting toothpaste. During the preparation for this recording and after it, I developed an interest in the area as my understanding evolved. In this article, I wish to share my insight into some other considerations I have become aware of that we could include in building our understanding around toothpastes in general.
COLOGNE, Germany: In 2021, IDS is going hybrid, which means that more participants than ever before will attend the largest trade show in the dental industry from the comfort of their homes and not in person, owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions. To provide a digital enhancement to the classic physical event, the free platform IDSconnect intends to maintain IDS’s extensive international reach together with a successful on-site trade fair experience.
August 6, 2021 | News
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: An explosive new report by the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has revealed the widespread existence of ethnic discrimination at both public and private medical and dental practices across the Nordic nation. Posing as new patients looking to be treated by so-called “ethnically Swedish” practitioners, journalists from the newspaper contacted more than 100 healthcare facilities and found that nearly half of these agreed to their request.