LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) has temporarily taken its website offline as a consequence of what the trade union has described as “a sophisticated cyber-attack”. The website attack occurred on 30 July, and the BDA is still investigating the motive, along with what information the hackers were able to obtain.
BIBERACH AN DER RISS, Germany: Owing to these unprecedented times, many upcoming dental educational events have had to be rescheduled or cancelled entirely. Online education is positioned to fill this gap, as it offers a practical way to learn from the safety of one’s home. KaVo Dental has thus taken the opportunity to launch KaVo Academy, an online educational platform that will offer dental professionals a variety of informative and timely webinars.
According to the World Health Organization, Italy is now second to Spain in the European region in terms of reported COVID-19 cases and first when it comes to the number of associated deaths. As of 17 April, there were 165,155 cases and 21,647 deaths confirmed in Italy. Dr Gianluca Plotino from Rome, gives his perspective on the crisis.