October 21, 2021 | News
It is a pleasure to report back on our first live face-to-face event in over a year and a half. In Malta, the European Aligner Society (EAS) hosted its third international congress, which had to be postponed several times from the original date in March 2020.
October 20, 2021 | Interviews
After three postponements owing to coronavirus restrictions, the third European Aligner Society (EAS) congress was finally held on 7 to 9 October. Dental Tribune International’s Nathalie Schüller attended the event in Malta and there spoke with Dr Les Joffe, EAS CEO and executive secretary. Now retired from clinical orthodontics, he focuses his energies on EAS and ensuring that it flourishes. He shared his thoughts, ideas for EAS and sentiments about the congress.
October 20, 2021 | Interviews
Dr Dominik Nischwitz is a dentist and naturopath, a world specialist in biological dentistry and ceramic implants, and the vice-president of the International Society of Metal Free Implantology. With his father, Dr Nischwitz cofounded DNA Health and Aesthetics Center for Biological Dentistry in Tubingen in Germany in 2015. Dr Nischwitz has exclusively used ceramic implants since 2013, placing more than 4,000 to date. A pioneer in the field of holistic dentistry, Dr Nischwitz regularly gives lectures around the world and has recently published his first book, It’s All in Your MOUTH (2020, Chelsea Green Publishing). He trains traditional dentists in biological dentistry and believes that all health starts in the mouth.
October 19, 2021 | News
LEUVEN, Belgium: It comes as no surprise that dentistry is becoming increasingly digitalised. Following the trend, Materialise, a global leader of 3D-printing solutions, has recently introduced a new Dental Module for Magics. This addition to the Magics software is designed to enable dental laboratories to fully optimise and automate their 3D-printing preparation workflow for dental applications.
Intra-oral scanners and 3D printers were two of the biggest topics in the halls of this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne in Germany in September. At the show, Dental Tribune International visited the booth of SHINING 3D and spoke with Riccardo Molinelli, regional sales manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, about the company and its new Aoralscan intra-oral scanner and AccuFab-L4D large-format dental 3D printer.
October 15, 2021 | Advertorial
DÜSSELDORF, Germany: On 24 and 25 September, another successful CEREC Day was hosted in Düsseldorf. The event, which has become a prominent symposium for computer-aided dentistry since its inception 21 years ago, was also broadcast online owing to COVID-19 restrictions and featured a women’s day, during which renowned women from the dental industry presented their experiences.
October 14, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: Though the benefits of fluoride in drinking water for oral health are firmly established, it is estimated that just six million UK residents have access to either artificially or naturally fluoridated water—less than 10% of the total population. A bill currently before the UK Parliament that proposes giving the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care “the power to directly introduce, vary or terminate water fluoridation schemes” in England and Wales has received the backing of Britain’s chief medical officers (CMOs), who have released a joint statement outlining the impact widespread fluoridation could have on dental caries.
BASEL, Switzerland: Biomaterials can often play a key role in many regenerative and restorative therapeutic approaches in dentistry. Proper understanding of biomaterials and their properties, biological response and correct application for the specific indication is pivotal to ensuring overall treatment success. At an upcoming virtual symposium presented by implantology leader Straumann, four experienced international clinicians will deliver expert insights into how biomaterials can be used in a range of contemporary key indications.
October 14, 2021 | News
DUNDEE, Scotland: World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFDay) is a global awareness day and is celebrated around the world on 14 October. The campaign is largely community driven, and the events are led by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF).
During the upcoming 2021 European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Digital Days, Dr Franck Renouard will explain how human factors influence treatment outcomes in his “Tell me more about” session on Wednesday evening. Dental Tribune International spoke with the passionate expert, who is a past president of the EAO, about how he became interested in the topic and how awareness of human factors can change the careers of dental professionals.
BASEL, Switzerland/Birmingham, Ala., US: BioHorizons Camlog is thrilled to be joining the second European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) Digital Days. As a diamond sponsor, BioHorizons Camlog will be hosting an exciting industry forum on Wednesday evening. The company looks forward to welcoming participants to a lively relay session.
October 11, 2021 | Advertorial
COLOGNE, Germany: The research by Spanish company Graphenano Dental on the reinforcement of polymer matrices has made it a pioneer of the use of graphene nanotechnology in dentistry. At the 2021 International Dental Show in Cologne, Graphenano Dental exhibited its products, such as the G-CAM disc for CAD/CAM milling systems, which relies on this technology.
October 8, 2021 | Interviews
Since 2010, Slow Dentistry has been encouraging dental professionals to manage their time at the clinic better and to practise ethical and quality care. Now, more than a decade later, the movement has achieved substantial growth and continues to gain strength despite the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr Miguel Stanley, an ambassador for and the co-founder of Slow Dentistry, talks about some of the movement’s proudest achievements so far and about Slow Dentistry’s vision for the future.
PARIS, France: This year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO congress), which was scheduled to take place in Milan in Italy, has been transformed into a digital event, owing to the ongoing global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. After the success of its first online event in 2020, the EAO has announced the second edition of its Digital Days event, which will be streamed live from 12 to 14 October and will feature over 30 innovative and interactive shows.
October 6, 2021 | Advertorial
VIENNA, Austria: Thirty top-level iTOP instructors recently met in Vienna for the seventh iTOP Symposium—a week full of brushing and oral health lectures. Individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) is a hands-on prophylaxis training programme for dental professionals and students aimed at enabling them to perfect their biofilm management skills. The symposium, which takes places each year, serves as a recall for all lecturers in order to keep their skills up to date and to ensure continuous top-notch education in their respective countries.
October 5, 2021 | Advertorial
UPPLANDS VÄSBY, Sweden: Parkell, a recognised global leader in dental materials and equipment manufacturing for over 70 years, has announced the opening of a new office in Sweden. This expansion supports the company’s growth strategy and increases Parkell’s ability to service current and future international markets.
October 4, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: The key to a perfect restoration result is flawless model management. Amann Girrbach offers specifically developed and perfectly coordinated premium solutions for every single work step in the process chain—both for digital and classical workflows. These solutions enable working efficiently from model fabrication to analysis of the finished model in the articulator and prevent inaccuracies from occurring.
September 30, 2021 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: Physically lying in a dentist’s office but mentally walking barefoot through a mountain river—that is how a patient successfully received a dental implant under self-hypnosis without any anaesthesia. The patient, who underwent such a procedure for the first time under these conditions, was very satisfied with the result and reported that he felt hardly any pain during the procedure.