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Interview: Improving oral health through scientific evidence

February 3, 2016

Evidence-based dentistry continues to gain acceptance in oral health care. This treatment approach combines the dentist’s expertise, scientific evidence, and patient’s needs and preferences to determine the best patient care. At AEEDC Dubai 2016, Dental Tribune Online had the opportunity to speak with Dr Marcelo W.B. Araujo, Vice President of the Science Institute of the American Dental Association (ADA). Since assuming his current position a year ago, Araujo has focused on initiating scientific and dental research projects based on evidence-based dentistry.

AEEDC: Neoss unveils new device for measuring implant stability

February 3, 2016 | Business

DUBAI, UAE: UK-based global dental implant company Neoss is officially launching its business in the Middle Eastern region at AEEDC Dubai 2016. In addition, the company is introducing its Neoss PenguinRFA instrument for measuring implant stability. The product offers treatment guidance and predictability and is an easy-to-use and affordable solution for all clinicians working with implants.


February 2, 2016

DUBAI, UAE: This year’s UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) has seen the launch of MEDENCY, a recently founded Italian company that has been built upon profound global expertise in the dental market and dental lasers in particular. Dental Tribune Online met with the company’s general manager, Alessandro Boschi, at the show in Dubai to learn more about the new business, which will provide a wide range of unique services to customers worldwide under the slogan of “Technology, innovation, passion”.

Anniversary dental meeting starts in Dubai

February 1, 2016

DUBAI, UAE: This week, the Dubai World Trade Centre will welcome dental professionals from all over the globe to the 20th UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2016). Held for the first time in 1997, the event has become one of the largest and most important dental meetings worldwide, attracting tens of thousands of clinicians, scientists and industry representatives each year. About 40,000 are expected to attend this year's event.

The role of the hygienist in the twenty-first century

February 1, 2016

Since the recent launch of the Emirates Dental Hygienists’ Club in the UAE, it could not be a more appropriate time to discuss the growing role of the hygienist in the twenty-first century. The prevalence of preventable dental disease within the region prevails, and the need for a focus on the core strategy to overcome such disease needs to be addressed.

Vast majority of dental professionals have back problems

January 26, 2016

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are a significant and increasing problem. It is generally estimated that 60–90 per cent of people will suffer from low back disorders at some point in their life. A study conducted in Saudi Arabia has recently confirmed that dentists in particular are at high risk of shoulder, neck and back pain owing to static and awkward working positions.

Beverly Hills Formula – Over 20 Years Perfecting the Business of Smiling

January 18, 2016 | Business

Manufactured in Ireland, the Beverly Hills Formula ranges are rapidly becoming the go-to whitening products, with many people opting to use these safe at-home whitening toothpastes over harsh and abrasive treatments.

ROOTS SUMMIT 2016: Premier global forum for endodontics takes place in Dubai

January 15, 2016

DUBAI, UAE: This year’s ROOTS SUMMIT, which has drawn dental professionals to various locations all over the world in the past decade, will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai hotel in the United Arab Emirates. Aimed at updating participants about the latest in endodontic treatment, an unparalleled series of lectures and workshops will be held by global opinion leaders in the field.

Survey finds low oral health awareness among Saudi Arabians

January 13, 2016

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: As one of the first research projects to investigate oral hygiene practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), a survey has found a significant lack of awareness regarding preventive oral health care. In addition to the poor oral hygiene habits of many Saudi Arabians, it further found that only 11.5 per cent of Saudi Arabians had undergone a routine dental check-up in the last 12 months, despite having free access to health care in the country.

Nigeria: Many medical students have inadequate knowledge of periodontal disease

January 3, 2016

LAGOS, Nigeria: The World Health Organization estimates that severe periodontal disease is found in 15–20 per cent of middle-aged adults worldwide. In Nigeria, up to 58 per cent of people aged 15 and over are affected. Despite these high numbers, in a recently published study, internal medicine residents demonstrated a considerable lack of knowledge about the condition and its link to other systemic diseases.

Successful Ormco 2nd MENA Symposium in Dubai (UAE)

December 26, 2015 | Events | News

Dubai, UAE: On 4 and 5 December 2015, American orthodontic, Ormco, held its 2nd MENA Symposium in Dubai Jumeirah Emirates Towers. 300 international delegates attended the various presentations of the international speakers. The presentations were mainly focused on Damon System and its umbrella products usage.

Qualident Dental Laboratory Introduces JUVORA – The Next Generation Dental Material

December 20, 2015 | Business

JUVORA, the first approved high performance polymer material that allows the CAD/CAM fabrication of a removable denture framework from a non-metal material – provides a more efficient process for dental professionals and an improved patient experience.

Invisalign opens first dedicated dental centre in Dubai

December 3, 2015

DUBAI, UAE: On 24 November, clear aligner specialist Invisalign opened a new dental clinic in Dubai. The clinic will provide treatment with the brand’s globally known customised orthodontic solution. Worldwide, more than 3.4 million patients have already been treated with the invisible braces.

Abrasion Levels – How Low Can You Go?

November 2, 2015 | Business

The variety of toothpastes available means that many patients choose a brand based on how effective it is at targeting some of the most common dental problems; staining, bad breath, sensitivity and gum disease. They probably do not even give a second thought to the ingredients and the effect they may be having on their teeth and overall oral health.

IDEA show débuts in Senegal

October 26, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal: From 17 to 19 October, the first International Dental Exhibition Africa (IDEA) was successfully held in Dakar. The show, which was organised by the Italian Dental Industries Association (UNIDI), was initiated in order to provide global dental manufacturers with the opportunity to expand their business into the African continent by presenting their latest products to local dental professionals and distributors.

World Implant Orthodontic Conference heads to Dubai

October 19, 2015

DUBAI, UAE: The 2015 World Implant Orthodontic Conference (WIOC), the seventh annual meeting of the World Implant Orthodontic Association, will be held from 10 to 13 November in Dubai. The global event, which attracts clinicians and academics from around the world, will provide an update on the latest technological advances and research in the field through a comprehensive scientific programme and a congress exhibition.

Teeth Whitening – No Longer a Sensitive Subject!

October 13, 2015 | Business

The popular accessory nowadays is not just the handbag, the shoes, or the Chihuahua; it’s the pearly white smile to boost appearance and self-esteem. In fact, the teeth whitening market is one of the fastest growing in the dental market, boasting an estimated value of £600 million according to the Academy of General Dentistry.

African Union for Oral Health to hold first dental congress in Tunisia

September 14, 2015

Gammarth, Tunisia: Under the theme “Oral health in Africa: The modern dentistry era challenge”, L'Union Africaine Pour la Santé bucco-dentaire (UASBD) will be holding the first African Dental Congress on 2 and 3 October in Gammarth. Aiming to increase oral health disease awareness throughout the country, the event features a scientific programme with international speakers, workshops and hands-on training.

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