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Norwegian and Finnish dentists’ current use and knowledge of stainless steel crowns

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.

Tobacco smoking associated with periodontal pocket development

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.

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Study determines work-related factors that keep oral health providers well

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.

Tokuyama Dental Academy kicks off with Excellence in Dentistry 4.0 webinar series

May 24, 2021 | Events | News

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.

Discover complete patient care at 3Shape Unfold

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.

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Majority of dental professionals in Norway concerned about SARS-CoV-2 infection

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.

The importance of pain management for young dental patients

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.

Interview: “The future is certainly looking bright”

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.

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Sweden predicts continued shortage of dentists

May 11, 2021 | News

JOHANNESHOV, Sweden: In 15 years’ time there will still be a shortage of dentists. That is the conclusion of a new forecast by the Swedish Chancellor’s Office and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) which assesses the need for university graduates in the labour market and the number of training places for them in educational institutions.

Interview: “Working digitally feels very natural to me”

May 5, 2021 | Interviews

Dr Cecilie Terjesen was one of 24 women from seven different nations to be honoured with Dentsply Sirona’s first Smart Integration Award for visionary treatment concepts in 2019. Terjesen, who works at the dental practice A1 Tannlegen in Arendal in Norway, received the award for her forward-looking ideas related to digital duplication. She spoke with Dentsply Sirona about her professional background, changes in the dental industry, and her ideas about technology and the future of the dental practice.

AG.Live CON highlights key trends of transformation in the dental industry

May 3, 2021 | Advertorial

KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.

TrollFoil takes the guesswork out of occlusal adjustment

April 9, 2021 | Advertorial

UPPLANDS VÄSBY, Sweden: Occlusal adjustment is usually a time-consuming process and a very critical phase in restorative dentistry. However, most dentists do not dedicate adequate attention to this process. A recent study showed that around 95% of occlusal readings are incorrect. Misreading results in the dentist removing structure from different occlusal areas, possibly leading to occlusal disturbance.

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Have your say in DTI’s global reader survey

April 8, 2021 | News

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PlusDental expands into Sweden

April 6, 2021 | Business | News

BERLIN, Germany: The orthodontics start-up PlusDental is now offering clear aligner treatment at dental practices in Sweden. According to the company, its new Swedish operations will initially include working with 30 partner clinics, opening pop-up stores across major cities and establishing new regional headquarters.

Periodontitis increases risk of bacteria in donated blood

April 1, 2021 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Recent research from the University of Copenhagen and Næstved Hospital in Denmark has demonstrated that periodontitis leads to an increased risk of bacterial contamination of donor blood. The study findings indicate that bacteria originating from the oral cavity evade the routine screening systems commonly used by blood banks. Despite this, the researchers emphasised the safety of blood donations.

Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle affect oral microbial ecosystem

March 29, 2021 | News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The connection between poor oral health and the heightened risk of systemic diseases has been long established, which is why the practice of good oral hygiene is so crucial. In a recent study, researchers with complementary expertise and a joint interest in women's health have examined the dysbiotic variations of the oral microbiome during the menstrual cycle. They found that the hormonal fluctuations that occur while women menstruate can disrupt their oral microbiome, thus compromising their oral health.

How can the dental team help reduce patient anxiety?

March 23, 2021 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Though its causes can be unclear and multiform, the effects of dental anxiety in patients are well understood. As it increases, patients may avoid appointments and dental care, neglecting their oral health in the process. In Sweden, a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg for a doctoral thesis has found that the nation’s levels of dental anxiety have dropped significantly in recent decades, highlighting the benefits brought about by a preventive approach to oral health.

Amann Girrbach presents attractive gateways to the future at virtual congress

February 22, 2021 | Advertorial

KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation holds lucrative opportunities for the future of the dental industry. During its innovative AG.Live CON virtual congress that will take place from 20 to 24 April, Amann Girrbach will be showcasing how these opportunities can be easily exploited. Renowned dental technicians and clinicians will meet with the leading minds in research to explore avenues to advanced digitisation.

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