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Dentsply Sirona invites innovative female dental experts to apply for Smart Integration Award

May 19, 2021 | Advertorial

Dentsply Sirona’s second Smart Integration Award competition is now open for entries. The competition underlines Dentsply Sirona’s commitment to the advancement of women in dentistry by showcasing and honoring their novel treatment concepts and ideas for the future. The award celebrates the achievements of women in dentistry.

Mental health initiative for dentists launched

May 18, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Last week, the Mental Health Foundation celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week, encouraging UK residents to take stock of their psychological well-being. To mark the occasion, the Dental Professionals Alliance (DPA) has launched its Mental Health Wellness in Dentistry framework, an initiative that calls on dental practices to make mental health a priority.

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The importance of pain management for young dental patients

May 17, 2021 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: In Sweden, free dental check-ups are provided for children and adolescents until they reach the age of 20. Whereas this means that much is known about their oral health status, there have been relatively few studies measuring consideration for the oral pain that young Swedish dental patients undergo and its treatment. A new study has shed light on this topic, suggesting that dental professionals with more experience tend to be more alert to the needs of young patients.

Going digital for restorative practice is easier than you might think

May 11, 2021 | Advertorial

LONDON, UK: The benefits of adopting a digital workflow are more compelling than ever. To go digital, however, dental professionals need to rationalise the move away from their existing functional analogue workflow—a shift which may seem quite daunting and confusing at first. In an upcoming online event, titled “Going digital—guidance for restorative practice”, on 19 May at 7:30 p.m. CEST, experts will show how dental professionals can approach this.

Dentsply Sirona partners with FDI World Dental Federation on sustainability

May 10, 2021 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S./GENEVA, Switzerland: As a global industry leader, Dentsply Sirona recognizes its responsibility to the environment and is focused on ways to become a more sustainable business through investment and innovation. In this spirit, the company is pleased to announce its participation as a founding partner in FDI World Dental Federation’s Sustainability in Dentistry initiative.

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Align Technology announces support for UAE 100 million meals humanitarian campaign

May 9, 2021 | News

Align’s new YallaGive online fundraising campaign and donation of AED 22,000 aims to inspire contributions to this national food drive

Study finds SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in 23% of healthcare workers

May 7, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: As world leaders are continuing to roll out vaccination programmes and encouraging the public to get vaccinated, one thing is clear: there are still people who refuse or delay their vaccinations. Healthcare workers are a priority group since they run an elevated risk of infection. However, in a recent study, researchers found that vaccine hesitancy prevails in around a quarter of healthcare workers in the UK and that, compared with their white British colleagues, some ethnic minority groups show more resistance to getting vaccinated.

Autoclavable stainless steel sleeve with disposable window for Primescan now available

May 3, 2021 | Business | News

Primescan, the intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona, ensures high-quality digital impressions and exceeds minimum recommended hygiene guidelines. It is the only scanner that provides a variety of disinfection and sterilization procedures with three different sleeve options. The new stainless steel sleeve with a disposable window can be reprocessed in an autoclave and is now available. It completes the comprehensive hygiene concept of Primescan. As an intraoral scanner, Primescan is a true all-rounder: it enables very accurate digital impressions that meet the high demands of speed, simplicity and hygienic safety. The variety of workflows is large. Primescan has proven itself in restorative, implant and orthodontic treatments as well as in the therapy of obstructive sleep apnea. It also supports patient monitoring and patient communication.

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AG.Live CON highlights key trends of transformation in the dental industry

May 3, 2021 | Advertorial

KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.

Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation to protect clinics and laboratories against infection

May 2, 2021 | Business | News

Just following the right procedure is not enough to ensure adequate protection against cross-infection between patients and personnel. Dental professionals also need safe, effective and broad-spectrum products.

Sugar tax reaps benefits in South Africa, study finds

April 30, 2021 | News

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: In 2018, South Africa introduced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) based on their respective levels of sugar content with the aim of curbing their consumption. Three years later, a study analysing household purchases in the country found a reduction in the sugar and calories contained within SSBs in addition to a decreased volume of purchases.

Interview: The world’s first eco-friendly electric flosser

April 29, 2021 | Interviews

Flaüs is the name that the Los Angeles-based company GoFlaus came up with for its revolutionary product: the world’s first eco-friendly electric flosser. The device makes flossing as quick and easy as brushing teeth. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Samantha Coxe, CEO and co-founder of GoFlaus, explained where the idea for Flaüs came from, what sustainability means to the dental industry in this day and age, and why marketing oral health care products does not have to be all so somber.

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Dr Khalid Al-Kanani gives his perspective about DOH implantology privilege and life in the UAE

April 27, 2021 | Interviews

Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa interviewed Dr Khalid Mohammed Al-Kanani who is a prosthodontist and implantologists at Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, Al Ain. Khalid recently obtained the Department of Health (DOH) Abu Dhabi Implantology Privilege and gives his perspective about the same.

EyeSpecial C-IV Smart Digital Dental Camera

April 25, 2021 | Business | News

Shofu’s Gen 4 smart digital dental camera is developed to shoot fast, predictable and consistent clinical photographs for everyday dentistry.

Cercon ht ML – up to 14-unit bridges with the Cercon multilayer solution from Dentsply Sirona

April 19, 2021 | Business | News

Dentsply Sirona is expanding its range of zirconia blanks to include another multilayer disc with an inner color gradient: The new hybrid zirconia Cercon ht Multilayer, or for short – Cercon ht ML. With its natural gradient from incisal to dentin, the new partner of the proven Cercon xt ML is synonymous with high aesthetics, strength and quick processing of up to 14-unit bridges.

CAPP announces largest free virtual dental conference in November, expects 40,000 participants

April 15, 2021 | Events | News

DUBAI, UAE: Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, last November CAPP had the pleasure to welcome 30,547 dental professionals from 149 countries at its annual conference which took place virtually. The month-long dental educational programme featured CAPP’s two annual conferences, sub-speciality seminars and 25 multidisciplinary dental hybrid hands-on training courses. As the pandemic continues, CAPP will once again provide this opportunity to all dental professionals interested to attend the month-long free educational programme in November 2021.

Study shows dentistry must adapt to be prepared for future crises

April 13, 2021 | News

JERUSALEM, Palestine: A May 2020 survey asked dentists located in the West Bank area about their preparedness to resume offering routine dental care after the practice closures that were necessitated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The researchers published a study in February this year which found that the challenges that emerged during the pandemic showed that dentistry needed to adapt in order to be better prepared for future crises.

The future of dentistry: an inevitable shift towards a digital ecosystem

April 13, 2021 | News

There is no doubt that the past year has been a challenge for most businesses. It’s been especially hard for those in the dental industry, including dental service organisations, and group practices. With mandated closures, new infection control guidelines, an increased need for expensive personal protective equipment - operating one dental practice, let alone a group with dozens of locations, became a test of perseverance and adaptability.

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