September 7, 2021 | News
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Biofilm formation on dental implants is a major challenge for dental professionals. It causes patients great inconvenience and entails considerable costs. Now, by covering a graphene-based material with bactericidal molecules, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have developed a novel material designed to prevent infections.
September 7, 2021 | Advertorial
HELSINKI, Finland: Brazilian prosthodontist Dr Thiago Ottoboni made the transition to digital dentistry a couple of years ago. Today, he uses digital dental solutions for both composite and ceramic restorations in order to achieve long-lasting and high-quality aesthetic results and recommends digital dentistry to everyone.
August 23, 2021 | News
There are many different aspects to consider in guiding the individual to suitable oral hygiene products: the patient’s oral status, abilities, preferences and motivation, as well as the design and efficacy of the device. Where does environmental impact fit into the equation?
August 20, 2021 | News
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The Humble Smile Foundation was established in 2015 by its president, Dr Darren Weiss, who felt that dentistry was not accessible to the people who needed it the most. The foundation works to build a bridge between dentistry and general healthcare, and a guiding thread in achieving its goals is awareness of the need for dentistry to be responsible.
August 19, 2021 | Advertorial
TRELLEBORG, Sweden: This is truly the golden age of endodontics. Advancements in technology, metallurgy and manufacturing techniques have enabled the creation of revolutionary instruments that allow endodontists to have improved control and more precision than ever before when performing root canal therapy.
August 9, 2021 | News
I recently recorded a podcast with Prof. Robert Hill and Richard Whatley (CEO at BioMin Technologies) on BioMin F toothpaste—an in-depth conversation on a very interesting toothpaste. During the preparation for this recording and after it, I developed an interest in the area as my understanding evolved. In this article, I wish to share my insight into some other considerations I have become aware of that we could include in building our understanding around toothpastes in general.
August 6, 2021 | News
STOCKHOLM, Sweden: An explosive new report by the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has revealed the widespread existence of ethnic discrimination at both public and private medical and dental practices across the Nordic nation. Posing as new patients looking to be treated by so-called “ethnically Swedish” practitioners, journalists from the newspaper contacted more than 100 healthcare facilities and found that nearly half of these agreed to their request.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Following the virtual EuroPerio Series kick-off event earlier this summer, the event organisers have now announced that registration is open for EuroPerio10, which will be held from 15 to 18 June next year, as well as for the upcoming single sessions of the virtual EuroPerio Series.
July 30, 2021 | News
MALMÖ, Sweden: Research has shown that bruxism not only causes damage to teeth but may also result in implant failure. To further investigate the issue, researchers from Malmö University are seeking to examine how bruxism affects the longevity of dental restorations by evaluating the complications the condition may cause after implant treatment. The study is planned to reduce the time and costs associated with redoing dental work.
June 29, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Amann Girrbach is all about supporting laboratories in the organisation of digital dental workflows. With the AG.Live digital platform, this project reaches a new dimension. AG.Live helps dental technicians to manage all digital activities locally and to connect with an ever-expanding global network of digital dental professionals.
June 2, 2021 | News
OSLO, Norway/HELSINKI, Finland: Stainless steel crowns are recommended for restorative treatment in young patients with teeth severely affected by caries, fractures or dental developmental disorders. However, despite these recommendations and clinical evidence, stainless steel crowns are not widely used by general dentists, who favour extraction and more conventional restorations. To shed light on the topic, researchers from the Oral Health Centre of Expertise in Eastern Norway in Oslo, the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials in Oslo and the University of Helsinki have investigated the views and use of stainless steel crowns among Norwegian and Finnish dentists.
May 26, 2021 | News
KUOPIO, Finland: A study by researchers in Finland and the UK has found that self-reported daily smokers had a higher incidence of deepened periodontal pockets than those who had never smoked. The study also investigated the accuracy of self-reported smoking by assessing serum cotinine levels and found a positive association between these levels and the development of periodontal pockets.
May 24, 2021 | News
LINKÖPING, Sweden: Research focusing on factors that are associated with the well-being and healthy and meaningful working life of oral healthcare providers is scarce. Researchers from various health bodies in Sweden have conducted a study that aims at analysing which oral healthcare providers remain healthy at work and which organisational, work-related and health-related factors contribute to this.
VENICE, Italy: The future of continuing education in dentistry will unfold online—a fact that has not been lost on Tokuyama Dental. The Tokyo-based manufacturer of restoratives and other specialty dental products is celebrating the launch of its Tokuyama Dental Academy in June with an inaugural webinar series that will offer dental professionals high-quality content, including solutions to the questions and problems that crop up in their daily practice.
May 20, 2021 | Advertorial
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Known for its commitment to providing cutting-edge and market-leading dental solutions, 3Shape also prides itself on guiding and supporting dental professionals through all stages of their digital journeys. At 3Shape Unfold, a free online event to be held on 2 and 3 June, dentists and dental laboratory technicians will be given an excellent opportunity to experience the company’s latest digital innovations through one-to-one demonstrations, live Q & A sessions, and more.
May 19, 2021 | News
OSLO, Norway: Norway has not had a virus outbreak similar to SARS-CoV-2 in the past and did not have national recommendations for infection prevention and control in dental practice before 2018. Data on the psychological impact of the pandemic on dental healthcare workers in many countries is still lacking. Therefore, researchers from the Oral Health Centre of Expertise in Eastern Norway in Oslo investigated the self-reported mental well-being of dental professionals during the COVID-19-related lockdown period in Norway.
May 17, 2021 | News
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: In Sweden, free dental check-ups are provided for children and adolescents until they reach the age of 20. Whereas this means that much is known about their oral health status, there have been relatively few studies measuring consideration for the oral pain that young Swedish dental patients undergo and its treatment. A new study has shed light on this topic, suggesting that dental professionals with more experience tend to be more alert to the needs of young patients.
May 13, 2021 | Interviews
This year, Planmeca is celebrating 50 years of contributions to modern dental practice. Many of our readers will know Heikki Kyöstilä, chairman and CEO of the Finnish dental manufacturer. Kyöstilä has been credited with putting Finland on the global dental map, and he has remained humble and customer-focused even as Planmeca set sales records and grew into a household name in dentistry. Dental Tribune International spoke with Kyöstilä to find out more about Planmeca’s achievements and about the man who founded one of the largest dental manufacturers in the world.