HANNA, Alberta, Canada: Dental amalgam has been used for almost two centuries. Now, a recently published paper has investigated the amount of exposure to mercury that takes place in the dental office when dental amalgam is removed. This study was designed to answer questions about matters such as the concentration of mercury vapor that can be reached from particulate generated by the removal of dental amalgam restorations using a high-speed drill and the length of time this particulate can continue to volatilize mercury vapor.
SALZBURG, Austria: Dentsply Sirona has provided extensive equipment for dental therapy for the indigenous Xingu peoples in the Amazon region of Brazil. A team from Doutores Sem Fronteiras (DSF) travelled to the region of Mato Grosso in mid-May, when the Jogos do Xingu were being held. These traditional games are the largest official sporting event in the region, and this year, they attracted 600 athletes and more than 3,000 visitors from 15 indigenous villages.
VEVEY, Switzerland: Introduced by Swiss endodontic company Produits Dentaires (PD) at the 2019 International Dental Show, EssenSeal is an innovative sealer designed for advanced root canal therapy. Engineered and manufactured by the company, it enables more effective root canal sealing to limit the growth of residual bacteria and prevent any resumption of infection. This is possible because of its unique formula featuring melaleuca, or tea-tree oil.