CANCUN, Mexico/DUNDEE, UK: Prof. Mark Hector has been awarded a prestigious honorary membership of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) at the organisation’s recent 27th congress in Cancun. It is only the 20th time in the 50-year history of the IAPD that it has awarded honorary membership, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a member.
As the operator of his own dental practice in the German town of Laer and a member of the Digital Dental Academy in Berlin, Dr Hendrik Zellerhoff is clearly a very busy man. Fortunately, his integration of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia Block into his daily workflow means that he is able to deliver high-quality restorations to his patients faster than ever. In this interview, Dr Zellerhoff explains how he uses the block and how his patients have responded to it.
COLOGNE, Germany: Piezotome Cube STAR is a new piezo-surgery device manufactured by ACTEON. Being introduced at IDS 2019, Piezotome Cube STAR provides full preservation of the crestal bone with a surgery duration comparable to that of rotary instruments. Combining two patented technologies, Newtron and D.P.S.I., the new handpiece developed by ACTEON engineers allows practitioners to drill safely into the bone. Once again, ACTEON demonstrates its capacity for innovation and expertise in developing products that become the gold standard for dental surgery.
MONCADA, Spain: Researchers have found three factors, namely the consumption of water with a high iron content or a high pH level, as well as having a high salivary pH level, are associated with the presence of black stains on supragingival dental plaque. While smoking, taking iron supplements or consuming caffeinated drinks were not found to be risk factors, the main modifiable risk factor identified in this study was the consumption of tap or osmosis drinking water.