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April 8, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Since 2003, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has provided essential information for the dental community through its global print publications and has delivered the newest dental content to its readers online. To continue evolving this service to you, we are asking for just a few moments of your time to let us know your thoughts.

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.

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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.

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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.

COVID-19 update: Nordic dentists continue to be affected by pandemic

September 24, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Though the Nordic countries share many similar cultural and social traits, their respective governments’ responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have diverged sharply at times. These differences have had a knock-on effect on the provision of dental services, leading to frustration among some in the industry.

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Study shows sharp decrease in periodontal treatment and tooth loss in Norway

September 21, 2020 | News

OSLO, Norway: Periodontal disease is a global health issue, and many countries consistently report high levels of the disease among the population. The Norwegian government has attempted to address the issue by introducing certain measures, including major financial support, over the last four decades. In order to assess how successful these measures have been in reducing the level of periodontitis in Norway, a recent study examined the national treatment prevalence of periodontal disease in the country and reported that the frequency of treatment carried out was sufficient to prevent major tooth loss in the Norwegian population.

Research discovery could help create stronger, more durable dental fillings

June 15, 2020 | News

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada/LONDON, U.K.: Given that more than 2.3 billion people are estimated to suffer from dental caries, any potential advances in dental filling material could benefit a large proportion of the world’s population. By investigating the structure of certain composite materials, an international team of researchers has discovered a method that may well improve these materials and subsequently lead to stronger dental fillings.

Eklund Foundation dental research grant applications open for 2020

May 5, 2020 | News

MALMÖ, Sweden: For the fifth year running, the Eklund Foundation for Odontological Research and Education is offering a number of grants to help fund dental research projects. Applications are open from 1 to 31 May, and experimental and clinical studies within all fields of dentistry are welcome, although projects concerning periodontics, implantology and cariology will be prioritised.

Dentists in Denmark and Norway go back to work

April 23, 2020 | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Dental clinics in Denmark were permitted to reopen on 20 April, and Norwegian dentists have started to provide non-emergency treatment after the countries’ governments began easing some of their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Strict infection control measures remain in place, and dentists are concerned that supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) may not be sufficient to meet patient demand.

Researchers link increased use of antibiotics to Parkinson’s disease

November 29, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Antibiotic overprescribing continues to be a major concern in dentistry. In most cases, readily prescribing antibiotics to patients before a dental treatment does not ensure effective and appropriate dental care intervention. Additionally, it accelerates antibiotic resistance. A recent study has found that higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics, especially broad-spectrum antibiotics and those that act against anaerobic bacteria and fungi, may also increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

DTI moves north and introduces Denmark and Norway to its network

November 7, 2019 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany/HELLERUP, Denmark: Dental Tribune International (DTI) has recently welcomed a new partner to its global group of publishers: DentaNet, a professional network consisting of dental clinics and collaborators in the Nordic countries. Starting next year, dental professionals in Denmark and Norway will receive local editions of Dental Tribune, which will focus on local news, further education and the latest developments in dentistry.

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