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.
November 11, 2020 | Business
MALMÖ, Sweden: Sustainability at TePe means ensuring environmental, economic and social well-being for today and tomorrow, according to the company. This is why the internationally renowned manufacturer of interdental brushes, toothbrushes and dental picks has now committed to climate action by setting a carbon dioxide neutrality goal.
HELSINKI, Finland: The popular Planmeca Digital Dentistry World Tour will bring Planmeca’s trailblazing digital dentistry solutions directly to dental professionals again in 2020. Starting at the end of November, the world tour will feature captivating and informative virtual shows in several languages and across multiple regions.
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.
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.
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.
September 10, 2020 | Education
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: In order to stay connected with the dental community and provide clinicians with increased opportunities for continuing education, Osstell has launched its own online campus. Moreover, the company has decided to transform its 12th ISQ scientific symposium into a fully digital event. The global symposium will be held on 24 September and will focus on clinical cases, knowledge and experience, utilising the company’s patented implant stability quotient (ISQ) non-invasive technology that enables clinicians to optimise dental implant treatment for each patient.
September 4, 2020 | Advertorial
HELSINKI, Finland: Dr Seppo Lindroos is an experienced dentist and the founder of the MEDIDENT dental clinic, located in Helsinki. The clinic is fully equipped with Planmeca devices, including a Planmeca Sovereign Classic dental unit, a Planmeca Emerald intra-oral scanner, a Planmeca ProMax 2D imaging unit and a Planmeca ProScanner imaging plate scanner.
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.
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.
May 4, 2020 | News
ESPOO, Finland: To place an implant, dental professionals first have to localise the mandibular canal, which is typically done using CBCT imaging techniques. Since this often requires considerable time and energy, Finnish researchers have recently developed a method for automatically localising mandibular canals with the help of artificial intelligence in order to facilitate the placement of dental implants.
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.
March 31, 2020 | Advertorial
HELSINKI, Finland: The Planmeca Solanna Vision operating light with integrated 4K cameras has been awarded a Red Dot in this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design competition.
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.
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.
November 5, 2019 | News
JOENSUU, Finland: In a new study, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new, more affordable method of monitoring bruxism. While treatment usually looks at management of the condition, scientists believe that the expense of methods of evaluation, such as polysomnography, has inhibited investigation of the long-term efficacy of management methods.
September 27, 2019 | Interviews
Prof. Kamal Mustafa from the Department of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Bergen in Norway is sponsoring and leading, together with Dr Cecilie Gjerde (University of Bergen) and Prof. Mariano Sanz (Complutense University of Madrid), a multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial (RCT) on stem cell bone building. This research is part of the European MAXIBONE project, which is investigating whether new jawbone prior to placement of dental implants can be grown with stem cell technology. At the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration, Mustafa presented his research group’s work in a session that covered the topic of “New avenues in implant dentistry”. He shared insights into MAXIBONE with Dental Tribune International.
August 19, 2019 | Advertorial
HELSINKI, Finland: Three-dimensional dental imaging technology and software continue to make great strides when it comes to improving image quality. However, despite the progress made in the last decade, some challenges remain. So how do you achieve a great image? Planmeca’s Product Development Manager of Imaging Algorithms, Mikko Lilja, says it is a combination of three C’s: contrast, crispness and correcting artefacts.