Live WebinarIntegration of the operating microscope in the workflow with CEREC
12 Dec 2019, 10:00 AM EST (New York)
Dr. Christian del Rey Schnitzler
December 11, 2019Researchers conduct largest patient complaint study to date
December 10, 2019Interview: Prof. Barry Sessle on the impact of neuroscience on dentistry
December 10, 2019Researchers find link between obesity and periodontal disease
December 09, 2019Periodontitis could increase stroke risk, new study says
December 06, 2019Smoking cessation may decrease risk of tooth loss
December 6, 2019 | News
SÃO PAOLO, Brazil: Turma do Bem is the largest specialized volunteer network in the world. The organization believes that oral health is a tool of social inclusion and should, therefore, be accessible to a vulnerable population. One of organization’s projects, called Apolônias do Bem, offers free dental help to women who have experienced severe dental problems as a result of domestic violence.
December 4, 2019 | News
NEW YORK, U.S.: Weave, a Utah-based startup company and one of the fastest-growing companies in technology, has taken the opportunity at the 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) to publicly debut Weave Payments, a full-scale payment processing platform for small and medium-sized businesses. The platform joins the company’s telephone-based practice management software, which is designed to help service-based businesses like dental and medical practices grow and retain patients by managing the whole scope of patient communications.
December 4, 2019 | Business
LEIPZIG, Germany: By this point, the benefits of employing CAD/CAM technologies in the dental practice and laboratory have been well documented. CAD/CAM was developed for commercial use in the 1980s at the University of Zurich in Switzerland by Prof. Werner H. Mörmann and Dr Marco Brandestini, and its usefulness for creating dental restorations and orthodontic appliances has grown in the decades since, as has its reputation. FDI World Dental Federation, the principal representative body for more than one million dentists worldwide, went so far as to issue a policy statement in 2017 declaring that it supports “the research and development of CAD/CAM dentistry to improve the quality of the final product and allow for cost reduction”.
December 4, 2019 | News
BOSTON, U.S.: Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) has recently collaborated with the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to highlight the importance of saving teeth. Together, the dental schools provided more than 50 endodontic treatments on Teeth Worth Saving Day to patients in need in the Boston area.
At this year’s Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the U.S.-based company 3DISC has launched the latest version of the Heron IOS, its solution for intraoral scanning. At the event, Dental Tribune International spoke with Thomas Weldingh, 3DISC Deputy Group CEO, about the benefits the Heron IOS provides for the entire dental team.
December 2, 2019 | News
NEW YORK, U.S.: For the first time in its history, the International College of Dentists (ICD) has inducted a group of fellows from the Dominican Republic. This took place in a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 1, during the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) in New York City. The college honored this first group of fellows in preparation for the international centennial induction ceremony taking place in Japan next year. The New York event was one of many celebrations happening around the world to mark 100 years of the ICD.
November 29, 2019 | Events
NEW YORK, U.S.: Visitors to the 3Shape booth at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) on Dec. 1–4 will be able to see products close at hand and meet trainers through live product demonstrations, lectures, one-on-one appointments, a happy hour, and a live dentistry class.
November 26, 2019 | News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: This year marks the centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), a peer-reviewed medical journal that disseminates new knowledge and information on various sciences relevant to dentistry. To celebrate, the JDR is featuring a yearlong commemorative article and podcast series that highlights topics that have been instrumental in helping transform dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years.
November 26, 2019 | Advertorial
IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, is proud to announce that its Waterlase dental laser system has received U.S. and Canada regulatory clearance for crown and veneer removal. This new indication allows dentists to remove crowns and veneers in less than 5 minutes using laser technology. BIOLASE is the only dental laser company with this clearance.
November 25, 2019 | News
INDIANAPOLIS, U.S.: With the goal of improving oral health for better overall physical and emotional health, Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD), both in Indianapolis, are joining together to create a novel dental informatics program. This new program is one of only a few in the U.S. and is perhaps the only dental informatics program in the country linked to a clinical data repository managed by a regional health information exchange.
WASHINGTON, U.S.: Danaher Corp. has announced an exchange offer through which its shareholders will have the opportunity to swap their Danaher stock for the stock in Envista that the corporation retained after its September spinoff of the dental products company.
IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: Swift Health Systems raised $45 million in October for its lingual “Smartwire” appliance, INBRACE. The company seeks to address the needs of consumers and orthodontists with INBRACE by providing an invisible solution for light-force tooth movement that is led by clinicians. The appliance may be difficult to spot, but the technology behind it is turning heads.
November 21, 2019 | News
PITTSBURGH, U.S.: Doctors continue to routinely prescribe opioid pain relievers for dental procedures. However, current evidence suggests that alternative, nonopioid medications typically work as well or even better for managing pain after dental treatment and do not cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and constipation or have the potential for misuse. To help fight the opioid epidemic, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine (Pitt Dental Medicine) has become the first dental school in the nation to put in place opioid-free pain management guidelines for a wide range of procedures performed in its clinics.
November 21, 2019 | News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: This year marks the centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). To celebrate this special occasion, the JDR is featuring a yearlong commemorative article and podcast series that highlights topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past century. One of these articles describes the progress that has been made in dental implants, but also emphasizes the importance of the main goal in dentistry: to preserve natural teeth.
November 20, 2019 | News
WHITE OAK, Md., U.S.: For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the marketing of products through the modified risk tobacco product pathway. The authorizations were granted to eight Swedish Match snus smokeless tobacco products sold under the General brand name in the U.S. The products will now be marketed under the assumption that using General Snus instead of cigarettes decreases the risk of mouth cancer, heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
LEHI, Utah, U.S.: The front office of a dental practice can be compared to the oral cavity. In the same way that a healthy “gateway” leads to better general health, new models for practice management are improving the general financial health of dental practices. As we continue to canvas the dental startup scene, Dental Tribune International dialed up Ohio-based Weave for more information on its telephone-based practice management software.
November 15, 2019 | News
HAMILTON, Canada: Teeth provide a permanent biological marker of metabolic stressors that disrupt mineralization in utero and in early childhood. A recent study by researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton set out to evaluate whether mineralization defects in dentin could be caused by vitamin D deficiency in the critical first 1,000 days of life. They have found that a person’s first permanent molars carry a lifelong record of health information dating back to the prenatal phase, storing vital information that can connect maternal health to a child’s health.
November 13, 2019 | News
ALEXANDRIA, Va., U.S.: This year, the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is celebrating its publishing centenary. To mark the milestone, the journal has been featuring a commemorative article series and a podcast series highlighting topics that have transformed dental, oral and craniofacial research over the past 100 years. In its latest article, titled “Evolution of aesthetic dentistry,” a historical review on the evolution of esthetic dentistry over the past 100 years takes center stage.
November 11, 2019 | News
CHICAGO, U.S.: The Endo Voices podcast by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is a new way to reach those committed to providing the best care possible and offers access to information in a fun, convenient fashion outside more traditional channels. The podcast provides compelling content from thought leaders in the endodontic community and helps to fill a need for endodontics-specific content.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: Eight weeks is a long time for SmileDirectClub (SDC). Dental Tribune International last reported on the teleorthodontics startup in September, just days before it offered tens of millions of shares to investors. SDC is due to report its first earnings as a public company on Nov. 12 and investors already have a lot to consider, such as growing regulatory restrictions, a new production facility and international expansion.
November 8, 2019 | News
SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S.: An increasing number of dental offices implement video surveillance systems to ensure their own and patient security, aid in loss prevention, and deter burglary, break-ins and other criminal activity. Despite the numerous advantages of surveillance cameras, the California Dental Association (CDA) has recently cautioned dental practice owners to inform themselves about the laws and regulations surrounding video recording and suggested adhering to practical guidelines that could bring considerable benefit to the practice and help maintain patients’ and employees’ health information privacy.
November 7, 2019 | News
CHICAGO, U.S.: Action to combat the overprescription of antibiotics and the consequent development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is desperately needed. A new guideline released by the American Dental Association (ADA) recommending that antibiotics are not needed in most cases of toothache may be the impetus needed to bring about a healthy change when it comes to the problem of overprescription. According the ADA, the move is in alignment with its commitment to the U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge.
November 7, 2019 | News
BRIGHTON, UK/ATLANTA, US: The incidence of thyroid cancer and meningioma is increasing globally. New research has found that repeated exposure to dental radiographs may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and tumours in the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. The researchers concluded that dental radiographs should, therefore, be prescribed only when the patient has a specific clinical need and not as a standard part of routine dental evaluation. Additionally, dental professionals should maintain dental radiographic records in order to avoid unnecessary screenings.
November 6, 2019 | Interviews
Dr. Gary Hack is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he teaches in the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics. In this interview, he outlines how he integrated dental CAD/CAM technology into his teaching methods and how his students have responded to this.
November 6, 2019 | Advertorial
ANTIGUA, Guatemala: Despite advancements made in oral health throughout the globe, the state of oral health in certain parts of the world remains substandard. In many developing countries, access to oral health care is limited, and teeth are often left untreated or are extracted because of pain or discomfort.
November 5, 2019 | News
RUGBY, UK/BOISE, Idaho, US: Oral cancer incidence is on the rise globally and awareness of mouth cancer remains low. To tackle the issue, the Oral Health Foundation recently launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month at a gathering at the Houses of Parliament and welcomed over 130 people from various organisations. During the event, a range of speakers reinforced the need for greater recognition of mouth cancer and its signs and symptoms.
November 1, 2019 | News
LONDON, UK: The premature wearing of teeth due to dietary or gastric acids is the third most common dental condition after caries and periodontal disease. A new study by scientists from King’s College London has shed more light on the topic of tooth wear in relation to obesity, exploring how the consumption of sugar-sweetened acidic drinks is a common factor in obesity and tooth wear among adults.
November 1, 2019 | Interviews
The overprescription of antibiotics has accelerated antibiotic resistance and sparked controversy among dental professionals. In a new study, researchers have reviewed the scale of the issue in dental practice globally. Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Smitha Sukumar, lead author of the study and a lecturer in tooth conservation at the Sydney Dental School in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, to learn how dental professionals could help avert antibiotic resistance through antibiotic stewardship.
October 31, 2019 | News
SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Align Technology has entered sponsorship agreements with high-profile North American sports franchises competing in the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer (MLS). The Invisalign maker will become the “official smile” of popular teams and will also sponsor youth development programs in the different sporting codes.
October 30, 2019 | News
BOSTON, U.S.: The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) has recently acquired, installed and used two surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries. With its accuracy and precision during dental surgery, the novel robotic technology will help augment and enhance clinical practice and patient care.