Live WebinarUnleashing the Secret Weapon for Periodontal Success – Motivating Patients in Practice
02 Jun 2020, 02:00 PM EST (New York)
Ian Dunn BChD MFGDP MSc (Perio)
May 28, 2020 | Interviews
Dr. Leslie Fang is a world-renowned physician, educator and businessman who has been lecturing extensively about the implications of SARS-CoV-2 for dentistry over the past weeks. Fang is also on the speaker roster for 3Shape’s upcoming 24-hour online symposium, during which he will outline practical recommendations for dental professionals to help them return safely to work.
May 27, 2020 | News
NEW YORK, U.S./ANN ARBOR, Mich., U.S.: Mount Sinai scientists have identified biological markers present in childhood that relate to the degenerative and often fatal neurological disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known Lou Gehrig’s disease. The researchers found the markers in the teeth of patients who went on to develop ALS as adults.
May 22, 2020 | Education
The BIOLASE Academy went live at the end of March. Hosted by leading dental laser manufacturer, BIOLASE, this new online educational platform is dedicated to providing accessible and certified continuing education opportunities to dental professionals working with laser treatments. With periodontal disease possibly the most widespread chronic disease in the world, an upcoming webinar on the platform will present a new therapeutic approach to using lasers in order to improve periodontal treatment outcomes.
May 21, 2020 | Business
NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S.: Oral care company and provider of a direct-to-consumer medical technology platform for tooth straightening SmileDirectClub (SDC) has announced that it has filed a lawsuit seeking approximately $2.8 billion from NBCUniversal Media (NBC) and reporter Vicky Nguyen for knowingly and intentionally making factually inaccurate, misleading and defamatory claims about the company on NBC Nightly News.
May 20, 2020 | News
CARY, N.C., U.S.: A recently released survey has investigated how dentists are managing their practices during the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the U.S. The results provide an inside look at the current state of the dental industry, which is facing unprecedented challenges.
May 18, 2020 | Business
NEW YORK, U.S.: Dentistry faces an earnest struggle to adapt to what some have called the new reality. A series of investor updates from major dental companies shows us that digital tools are now more important than ever for education and in customer service environments. Some dental companies have taken extraordinary measures to sure up manufacturing and supply, and significant adverse financial impacts have been shouldered.
May 15, 2020 | News
CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., U.S.: Dental amalgam accounted for 46.8% of the total elemental mercury that was used to make products in the U.S. in 2018, a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has shown. In that year, 9,287 pounds (4,212 kg) of mercury was used for dental amalgam in the U.S.—enough for millions of mercury-containing tooth restorations, the EPA report found.
May 15, 2020 | Education
NEW YORK, U.S.: As dental continuing education (CE) requirements remain in place despite the current pandemic and cancellation of in-person CE courses, many dental professionals are finding it difficult to meet the minimum mandatory hours. In order to address this issue, the Colgate Oral Health Network has been offering a free-of-charge live education series that allows dental professionals to obtain CE credits online.
May 12, 2020 | Advertorial
IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: As dental offices are beginning to reopen, the American Dental Association has issued guidance recommending the reduction of aerosol production as much as possible in order to help prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. A key factor in aerosol production is water usage. BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, is pleased to announce that dentists can rely on Waterlase dental lasers during this critical time because they use 80% less water than traditional dental handpieces do.
May 6, 2020 | News
LANSING, Mich., U.S.: Allowing dental professionals to test their patients for SARS-CoV-2 would decrease the high risk of transmission of the virus in dental clinics. Furthermore, dentists in some jurisdictions are now being prevented from performing elective treatment if their patients have not tested negative for the virus. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with a Michigan State University (MSU) researcher who has developed a point-of-care testing kit that would be suited to dental settings.
May 4, 2020 | Advertorial
In order to practice minimally invasive dentistry, it is necessary to have tools like Dentatus’s Profin on hand. This is a system that offers a choice of contra-angle handpieces and flat diamond Lamineer Tips that move in a reciprocating axial direction. Here, Dr. Matthew A. Nejad shares what makes this shaping, contouring and polishing system his go-to solution for procedures such as the refining of existing restorations and the correction of disproportionate tooth sizes, among others.
May 4, 2020 | News
MELVILLE, N.Y., U.S.: Henry Schein has launched the Henry Schein Thrive Practice Recovery Program, which it describes as a single, cost-effective suite of solutions to help dentists prepare for the re-opening of their practices, reconnect with patients and access a wide range of financial services.
April 30, 2020 | News
PORTAPIQUE, Nova Scotia, Canada: The person believed to be responsible for Canada’s worst-ever mass shooting was a denturist who ran two denture clinics in the eastern maritime province of Nova Scotia. According to media reports, Gabriel Wortman’s deadly rampage began on April 18 and spanned 12 hours before he was shot by police.
April 30, 2020 | Events
NEW YORK, U.S.: The Oral Reconstruction Foundation has announced the cancellation of its global symposium, which was originally scheduled to take place in New York City this week and later postponed to 2021 owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. As the coronavirus pandemic progresses, the foundation said that it did not see any possibility of hosting the event this or next year in New York. It will only take place in 2022.
April 29, 2020 | News
In 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two decades of previously unpublished data, including 2.1 million reports of failed dental implants, more than 100,000 of which referred to 2018 alone. Most of these failures related to a lack of osseointegration, raising major concerns among dentists in the U.S. and abroad, as the number of additional unreported losses is likely to be much higher. Comments made by manufacturers regarding these figures focus on patients with unfavorable clinical preconditions and even blame dentists for their lack of experience and training. Is this the whole truth?
April 28, 2020 | News
WASHINGTON, U.S.: A consortium of U.S. dental organizations has asked for federal authorization for licensed dentists to conduct SARS-CoV-2 testing in their clinics using kits approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As dentists in Utah return to work, the organizations argued that dentists have the skills to administer rapid point of care testing and that allowing them to do so will reduce infections and take pressure off the health system.
April 23, 2020 | News
NEW YORK, U.S.: At the age of 93, Bernard Weissman, president of Dentatus, passed away on April 9. He was renowned as an inventor of dental products, instruments and techniques whose focus was always the development of affordable solutions that would benefit both dentists and patients.
April 23, 2020 | News
LEIPZIG, Germany: Owing to mask supplies fast becoming exhausted, many healthcare professionals around the world are increasingly unable to comply with the recommended infection control practices. The shortage has prompted extended use and reuse of face masks in healthcare settings, thus increasing the professionals’ risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. To help ease the depleted supplies, many federal agencies have relaxed regulations on mask use and some institutions have taken the initiative to help those fighting on the front line against COVID-19 by producing 3D-printed face masks and shields.