Align Technology, a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry, today announced that it has launched its ‘Act of Random Kindness’ (ARK) campaign in the Middle East: an impact-driven programme aimed at helping patients in the region. The news was announced following World Kindness Day, on 13th November, and will be open to Invisalign-trained doctors and patiens in The United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
November 11, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: Seeking to promote patient safety in dentistry, the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has recently announced that it has joined a Europe-wide consensus on the remote treatment of malocclusion. The consensus involves 31 professional dental and orthodontic societies, associations and institutions in 25 countries endorsing a joint declaration by the European Federation of Orthodontic Specialists Associations (EFOSA) regarding the remote treatment of malocclusion, which they regard as unacceptable and potentially hazardous.
Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, has appointed Kirill Levin as Group Vice President Eastern Group Regional Commercial Organization (Russia, CIS, Middle East and Africa, Turkey, India). Effective October 1st, he succeeds Volker Vellguth, who has taken over the position as Group Vice President RCO DACH.
November 5, 2021 | Education
BERLIN, Germany: Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently trending in dentistry, and key opinion leader and AI expert Dr Kyle Stanley says that the popularity that the technology is experiencing is warranted. Dr Stanley is inviting dental professionals to join a free live webinar on 9 November in which he will provide foundation knowledge of AI and its application in day-to-day patient care and practice management.
November 4, 2021 | News
PHILADELPHIA, U.S.: In order to address implant failure and the associated effort and costs, researchers from the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia are developing a novel smart dental implant. They are aiming for a device that resists bacterial growth and generates its own power to operate a tissue-rejuvenating light.
October 29, 2021 | News
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Experts are calling for the integration of tobacco harm reduction (THR) strategies into dental care. Prof. Dirk Ziebolz, head doctor at University of Leipzig Medical Center in Germany, says that dental professionals in the EU are in a position to inform their patients about THR, but are currently lacking knowledge on the subject. When it comes to regulatory support, health authorities in the US are pushing ahead with the cautious adoption of THR products, but those in the EU have been accused of showing a failure of innovation and courage by omitting them from policy-making.
October 29, 2021 | News
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Robotic technologies have long since ceased to be the stuff of sci-fi and have become a real and reliable part of many areas of everyday life. A study has now examined the developments in this regard in the dental industry in order to provide dental practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive and transparent evidence-based overview of physical robot initiatives in all fields of dentistry.
Workplace environment and culture are so often touted in job postings, recruiter messages, and ‘about us’ pages—but they can often be shallow houses built of cards, ready to topple with the slightest breeze of inquisition into their deeper meaning.
Now available regionwide, the new Oral-B iO reimagines brushing from the inside out, delivering superior design, performance and experience for a professional clean feeling every day
Gulf News first launched in 1978, and is currently distributed throughout the UAE and also in other Persian Gulf Countries. Its online edition was launched in 1996.
Dubai, UAE: According to a new survey commissioned by Align Technology, a global medical device company and pioneers of the Invisalign system, nearly 88% of residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia (KSA) value the benefits of digital communication and tele-dentistry more now than they did pre-COVID-19. The results of the survey on patient responses to the pandemic were today unveiled as part of a wider whitepaper report showcasing the findings of an expert-led advisory council, following an analysis into trends and challenges for the dental sector.
September 23, 2021 | News
Align Technology introduces first professional whitening system optimized for invisalign aligners and vivera retainers powered by Ultradent’s Opalescence tooth whitening systems
September 20, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: With its Ceramill Direct Restoration Solution (DRS), Amann Girrbach has extended its integrated digital workflow to the dentist and thus closed the communication gap that existed between the dental practice and the laboratory. The new digital workflow from Amann Girrbach has been designed to enable interdisciplinary future-oriented collaboration and streamlined production processes that enable same-day dentistry.
SINGAPORE: The Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry (MiCD) Regional Symposium, initially planned as a face-to-face gathering, took place virtually for the first time, catering to 6,311 dental professionals from around the world with a majority from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
CAPP has been appointed by Gulf Medical University and Thumbay Dental Hospital as a marketing partner for the Impacted Wisdom Teeth Management Clinical Certificate programme. The live patient surgical course starts on 4 November 2021 in UAE.
Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa interviewed Dr. Ansi Shayar Mohammed Ali who is a GP Dentist and Implantologists at Al Rehaan Medical Centre, Al Ain. Dr Ansi just recently obtained the Department of Health (DOH) Abu Dhabi Implantology Privilege and gives her perspective about the same.