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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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Study reveals obstructive sleep apnoea as risk factor for COVID-19

December 22, 2020 | News

TURKU, Finland: During the first wave of the pandemic, the number of hospitalisations for SARS-CoV-2 infections in Finland was relatively low compared with the rest of the world, and since hospitals were not overburdened with patients who required intensive care, researchers had the time to examine COVID-19 and its relation to other diseases more closely. For example, researchers from Turku University Hospital and the University of Turku used this time to study the link between COVID-19 and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). According to their findings, OSA may be a risk factor for SARS-CoV-2 infection, and patients with OSA may anticipate more severe COVID-19 outcomes if they become infected.

What will dental events look like in 2021?

December 7, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: It is hard to overstate the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on dental trade fairs in 2020. From March onwards, essentially all dental events were shifted online, postponed or outright cancelled, effectively devastating an important and profitable sector of the industry. Though the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to climb by hundreds of thousands with each passing day, there are a number of bright spots on the horizon, leading us to ask what dental events will look like in 2021 and beyond.

EDHF unifies dental hygiene in common European curriculum

December 7, 2020 | News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Owing to considerable variation regarding the definition, practice, regulation and training of dental hygienists across the European Dental Hygienists Federation (EDHF) member states, the organisation has developed a standardised curriculum for dental hygiene. It is intended to assist dental hygiene educators in authorising or updating curricula, while taking into account their own local regulations.

Study examines knowledge and experience of erosive tooth wear among Danish dentists

November 27, 2020 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Erosive tooth wear (ETW) is of growing concern to dental professionals and therefore the subject of extensive research. A survey has now investigated how knowledgeable Danish dental professionals are about the problem and how they would potentially treat such cases.

Bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth and restores bone defects in oral cavity

November 16, 2020 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Large cranial reconstructions are being increasingly performed worldwide, but remain a substantial clinical challenge. Researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, in cooperation with Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Uppsala University, have now developed a novel bioceramic implant. Study results show that it has been proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way which was previously not possible.

New research may expedite regenerative dentistry

October 5, 2020 | News

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Understanding of cell types and the mechanisms of dental growth is essential for the reconstruction and engineering of teeth. Therefore, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have investigated the cellular composition of growing and non-growing mouse and human teeth. They believe that the new data on the cellular make-up and growth of teeth could accelerate developments in regenerative dentistry and in the treatment of tooth sensitivity.

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