February 17, 2021 | News
PERTH, Australia: Researchers in Australia have recently received government funding for a project that aims to develop a system that would allow parents to take photographs of their children’s teeth. The photographs would be taken using smart devices and sent to dental practitioners for evaluation. The novel system would improve access to routine dental care and reduce inappropriate or unnecessary referrals, thus helping to minimise travel and waiting times.
February 14, 2021 | News
CAPP has been appointed by King's College London as a marketing partner for the Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent programme. The four-year, blended learning programme is complemented with face-to-face training blocks in Dubai, UAE. The master’s degree programme is delivered and awarded by King’s.
February 11, 2021 | News
CHICAGO/EVANSTON, Il., U.S.: The recent development of resins marketed as biocompatible has led to the widespread application of 3D-printable resins, for example in medical devices and tissue engineered constructs. However, researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago and in Evanston have found that two 3D-printable resins for use in dental applications leach compounds that can cause severe toxic effects in the oocyte, the immature precursor to the ovum that can eventually be fertilized.
The Modern Aesthetic Dentistry Postgraduate Online Mastership delivers the highest quality education online giving the opportunity to the participants to learn the latest tips and tricks in aesthetic dentistry and apply them instantly in a real life clinical setting.
February 9, 2021 | News
DOHA, Qatar: Since periodontitis and COVID-19 are both associated with systemic inflammation, researchers from Qatar University and Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar have investigated the connection of periodontitis with severe outcomes of the respiratory syndrome. The study findings supported a link between the two diseases, as COVID-19 patients with periodontitis were more likely to experience complications or to die.
February 5, 2021 | News
DUBAI, UAE: Non-urgent dental treatment has been suspended in the emirate of Dubai—the most populous city and territory in the UAE. According to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the precautionary measure aims to protect patients and healthcare personnel from SARS-CoV-2 and to hinder the spread of the virus.
February 4, 2021 | News
LONDON, UK: One of the greatest challenges for the dental profession in returning to normal business is the inherent risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission via emitted sprays, associated with commonly performed dental procedures. A recent study by researchers at Imperial College London, King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust found that controlling certain parameters could help during the current crisis to alter the key properties of sprays.
February 3, 2021 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: New discoveries about COVID-19 are outpacing the nomenclature. Research is emerging that suggests that a large number of COVID-19 patients experience symptoms in the oral cavity that are not yet recognised as typical signs of the disease. Geographic tongue—which is being referred to as “COVID tongue”—has been observed in those with COVID-19, as have herpetic lesions and oral aphthous ulceration.
After the postponement of the International Dental Show (IDS) to September 2021, Dentsply Sirona stands by its decision to refrain from participating after weighing all the facts. This also applies to Dentsply Sirona brands VDW, MIS and Zhermack. Dentsply Sirona puts the safety of its customers and employees first when making these types of decisions.
February 2, 2021 | News
RICHMOND, Va., U.S.: The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to create insecurity around the world. A survey of dental and dental hygiene students enrolled at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, U.S., has investigated whether their post-graduation career plans have been affected by the pandemic. A considerable number stated that the current situation caused anxiety and concern about the security of the dental profession.
January 29, 2021 | Advertorial
FRANKFURT, Germany: HuFriedyGroup recently held a digital kick-off event to officially launch the new brand to over 400 distributor partners throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At the event, Andrew Xilas was also formally introduced as the president of HuFriedyGroup with effect from 1 January 2021.
January 28, 2021 | Interviews
In 2004 Brenda’s son, John Paul, experienced trauma to his front anterior teeth. A strong aesthetic restoration for paediatric dentistry did not exist, which is what sparked the innovation of the 1st prefabricated zirconia crown for primary teeth. Brenda, along with her education in business and experience in the dental industry worked with Dr. Jeff Fisher and many others to bring Sprig to where it is today. After many years of working with Sprig’s founders, the transition to CEO was a natural fit. Once elected in 2017, the first major undertaking was the rebrand. Dental Tribune MEA had the pleasure to interview Brenda Hansen, CEO of Sprig Oral Health Technologies and ask about the future plans.
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and the iTero Intraoral scanning systems and services, announced today it has teamed up with the Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP), to launch a series of E-Connect webinars, focused on key clinical topics such as aligner biomechanics, treatment of various types of teeth misalignment with the Invisalign system and the latest product innovations.
Dentsply Sirona’s DAC Universal was awarded with a Red Dot Award for Product Design. The product impressed the jury with an intuitive and visually appealing user interface. With DAC Universal, Dentsply Sirona offers an infection control system with a fully automatic reprocessing workflow. Due to COVID-19, this year’s award winners were honoured during the Red Dot Design Week.
Where in the past only an implant offered the last resort, today, thanks to modern endodontics, many damaged teeth can be preserved. With the total number of cases, the number of retreatments in endo-practices is also growing, either because the clinical picture is different from what the referring dentist thought, or because the pioneering materials have proven to be less durable. The uncomplicated removal of previous endodontic restorations has thus become part of the standard programme of reliable root canal treatment.
Innovative new scaler scientifically proven to relieve pressure in the hand
Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is unveiling the latest innovation for clinicians, the Umbrella soft tissue retractor.