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Graphene coating that releases antibacterial acid prevents formation of biofilm on dental implants

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.

Designing for the environment—sustainability in plastic products

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?

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Fostering equitable oral healthcare access alongside environmental sustainability

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.

BioMin F in Smile Revolution podcast

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.

Investigation reveals racial discrimination rife in Swedish dental practices

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.

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Registration for EuroPerio10 and virtual EuroPerio Series now open

August 4, 2021 | Events | News

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.

Understanding how bruxism affects dental restorations

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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