November 24, 2021 | Events
WOBURN, MASS., U.S./DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, has announced its participation in the 97th annual Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in New York City, U.S. Exocad will be showcasing its newest software releases for dentists and dental technicians, at Booth #2003, with live demonstration stations, smile makeover workflow showcases and guest speaker presentations.
November 24, 2021 | News
LOS ANGELES, U.S.: When dental clinics in the U.S. were forced to close temporarily in early 2020, some heard what they thought was the final death knell of solo dental practice. As it turns out, however, it was simply the howling winds of change in an industry that was already steadily consolidating. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with one of the largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the country and with a broker from a leading clinic acquisitions firm and combed the latest industry figures in order to ascertain how the market for DSOs may have changed since the pandemic began.
November 23, 2021 | News
NEW YORK, U.S.: The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) is one of the largest dental congresses in the world and serves as a hub for displaying the newest technology for the dental profession. This year, the event will be held from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and will return to an in-person format, offering the attendees hundreds of hands-on workshops and numerous educational webinars and product displays.
November 18, 2021 | News
CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: For years, Dentsply Sirona has been committed to promoting women in dentistry, supporting the professional development of female dentists and dental technicians through various programs, such as its Smart Integration Award. Now, the company has announced its founding partnership with Women in DSO (WinDSO), a dental service organization (DSO) founded last year whose mission is to highlight the achievements of women in dental service organizations and empower women leaders.
November 12, 2021 | News
CHICAGO, U.S.: Like myriad other events, the 156th Midwinter Meeting was a virtual one. However, the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) has recently announced that its 157th Midwinter Meeting will return to an in-person format and that registration for the February meeting is now open. The renowned dental meeting will be held at McCormick Place West in Chicago on Feb. 24–26.
November 9, 2021 | News
NEW YORK, U.S.: A proposal to expand Medicare could have provided millions of older Americans with free access to dental treatment, had President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation bill not been watered down before being submitted to the House. Proposed changes to the insurance scheme included the provision of dental, vision and hearing benefits and had been dubbed a once-in-a-generation opportunity by health equity advocates. The American Dental Association (ADA) lobbied against including a dental benefit in Medicare and instead says it supports an income-tested dental benefit for seniors.
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.
November 1, 2021 | News
MELVILLE, N.Y., U.S.: Global warming is well and truly in the spotlight with the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference now underway in Glasgow, UK. On Oct. 25, leading dental company Henry Schein announced that it had committed to the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi’s) Business Ambition for 1.5 °C plan, thereby pledging to set a long-term, scientifically backed emissions reduction target with the intention of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
October 26, 2021 | Advertorial
Alsip, Ill., U.S.: GC America will be hosting a one-day virtual symposium on Oct. 29 as part of the many events accompanying GC’s centennial celebrations. At this free educational event, dental experts from the U.S. and Europe will come together to deliver lectures on a range of topics under the banner “Emulate Nature with Conservative Dentistry.”
October 25, 2021 | Advertorial
LOS ANGELES, U.S.: SprintRay, a global medtech pioneer and industry leader in digital dentistry and 3D-printing solutions, has recently announced a five-year partnership with eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt. Bolt and SprintRay are also collaborating with the Jamaica Dental Association to invest in the launch of Bolt Labs, powered by SprintRay, an initiative with a mission to make world-class digital dental care accessible to Jamaica.
October 19, 2021 | Advertorial
A practicing dentist in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Uche Odiatu is also a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, boot camp instructor and the author of The Miracle of Health. In an upcoming webinar hosted by Curaden Academy, he will be discussing how physical activity, healthy eating and adequate rest can be extremely beneficial for dental patients’ ability to heal. Dr. Odiatu spoke with Dental Tribune International about the importance of educating patients on the links between oral and systemic health.
October 18, 2021 | Interviews
Dr Gary Glassman, an endodontist maintaining a private practice—Endodontic Specialists—in Toronto in Canada, provided Dental Tribune (DTI) with an editorial on misadventures in endodontics. DTI wanted to explore the topic further and spoke with Glassman about why it is so crucial that dental professionals share their failures with one another and how changing the way we view failure can advance professional development.
October 13, 2021 | News
BUFFALO, New York, U.S.: Does using an interdental brush help to prevent periodontal disease, and will taking dietary supplements or probiotics actually improve periodontal health? Researchers at University at Buffalo in New York have waded into the murky waters of consumer dental products with the aim of separating fact from fiction to help dental professionals and the public to identify best practices for the prevention of periodontal disease.
October 7, 2021 | News
CHICAGO, U.S.: New research from the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) shows that the average net earnings of general practitioner (GP) dentists in the U.S. fell by 17.9% in 2020 compared with 2019. In a recent webinar, Dr. Marko Vujicic, chief economist and vice president at HPI, explained that the fall in net income had been significantly higher for women and older dentists.
October 5, 2021 | News
LAS VEGAS, U.S.: From Sept. 23 to 25, dental professionals had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of dental technology and innovation, all thanks to this year’s Dentsply Sirona (DS) World, which took place in Las Vegas. As expected, the event attracted thousands of participants, both in person and online, and featured major announcements, product releases, informative continuing education sessions and innovative technologies.
October 4, 2021 | News
CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: Just recently, Dentsply Sirona has introduced a comprehensive restage of its implants business, which will now include three signature workflows to provide dental professionals with a novel way of practicing implantology. The company has also introduced new solutions from impression taking to final restoration, which are expected to exceed expectations in efficiency, accuracy, esthetics, longevity and simplicity.
October 4, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: The key to a perfect restoration result is flawless model management. Amann Girrbach offers specifically developed and perfectly coordinated premium solutions for every single work step in the process chain—both for digital and classical workflows. These solutions enable working efficiently from model fabrication to analysis of the finished model in the articulator and prevent inaccuracies from occurring.
October 1, 2021 | Advertorial
SÃO PAULO, Brazil: This year, the Brazilian division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) honored the chairman and former president of GC, Makoto Nakao, by naming its IADR Centennial Award in his honor.