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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.

Planmeca wins 2020 Red Dot Award for best product design

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.

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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.

New at-home bruxism monitoring device is highly accurate, researchers find

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.

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Interview: “Using cell therapy for bone regeneration is promising”

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.

In dentistry, image is everything

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.

Researchers use snowflakes to explain tooth enamel formation

June 17, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Researchers from the University of Helsinki and Aalto University in Finland have used the snowflake formation process as a way to explain how tooth enamel is distributed over the crown during growth. The newly published study provides a theoretical basis for the developmental regulation of enamel formation and helps to uncover why even closely related species, such as humans and orangutans, have distinct dental features.

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“The future of dentistry will be driven by data”

May 17, 2019 | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: Digital dentistry has been talked about as the future of the industry for nearly two decades, but as digital dental technology gradually shifts from new to normal in the dental clinic, where is dentistry heading next? The answer is likely to be found in one small four-letter word: data.

Norwegian dental healthcare professionals could play greater role in snus prevention, study says

May 13, 2019 | News

OSLO, Norway: Researchers have recently investigated attitudes and activities among dental healthcare professionals working in the public dental service (PDS) in south-eastern Norway related to snus prevention. The findings show that the majority of these professionals are inadequately informed about the minimum intervention methods required in order to produce positive outcomes in prevention and cessation of both smoking and snus use.

Finnish public dental service personnel face healthcare reform

May 8, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: A healthcare reform will replace present healthcare and social services in Finland, which are centred on public provision, with a market-oriented system which will enhance competition between public and private sectors. A recent study aims at ascertaining what public dental service (PDS) changes are anticipated by personnel and how dental services in the new county-owned public undertakings could be made more cost-efficient.

Study links childhood oral infections and adult carotid atherosclerosis

May 3, 2019 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: The importance of good oral health from a young age is a message that still needs to reach many people. Recently, a Finnish 27-year follow-up study has revealed that common oral infections in childhood, such as caries and periodontal diseases, are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood, a finding which researchers believe emphasises the importance of quality childhood oral care.

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What impact is all that noise having on your hearing?

March 13, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Dental professionals are exposed to constant dental noise from several sources. Various studies show evidence of the hearing damage caused by dental noise. And yet, this problem is often ignored, simply because we tend to get used to these noises. But the damaging effects remain.

New RFID intelligence in the dental clinic helps translate data into efficiency, safety and savings

February 21, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: LM-Dental, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ergonomic dental instruments, actively works with dental clinics to ensure its product development remains at the cutting edge. This collaboration has revealed many challenges related to material handling and traceability, with increasing requirements for patient safety and documentation often emphasised. Logistics and maintenance could also be managed better and more effectively. In response to these challenges, LM-Dental has developed the LM Dental Tracking System (LM DTS), the first commercially available system in the dental industry to efficiently track and monitor dental instruments, handpieces and materials from different manufacturers using an advanced radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

The Humble Co. collaborates with investor to further reduce plastic waste in dental products

August 31, 2018 | Business

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: After experiencing the negative environmental impact of plastic waste while performing voluntary work in Jamaica, Dr Noel Abdayem decided to found an environmentally friendly business called The Humble Co. His idea to sell eco-friendly toothbrushes made from bamboo proved to be a success. Now, The Humble Co. is bringing on board a new investor in Verdane to accelerate the company’s expansion in the global market.

Nice, Hamburg, Oslo, Limassol and Athens to host upcoming EOS congresses

June 20, 2018 | Events

EDINBURGH, UK: While this year’s European Orthodontic Society (EOS) Congress is still running, the members of the EOS are already planning far ahead. With Nice in France, Hamburg in Germany, Oslo in Norway, Limassol in Cyprus and Athens in Greece, the organisers have chosen to take participating orthodontists to extraordinary places that are world-famous for their flair and hospitality.

Nordic Institute of Dental Education offers CE course in aesthetic dentistry

June 11, 2018 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: The Nordic Institute of Dental Education (NIDE) is a Planmeca subsidiary specialising in high-quality continuing education (CE). As an organiser of such courses in Finland for dental professionals from around the world, NIDE has built a network of experienced lecturers to guide its programmes, which cover 3-D imaging, CAD/CAM dentistry, aesthetic dentistry and more. Its next course on aesthetic dentistry will be held in September.

Second face transplant operation in Nordic countries performed in Finland

May 4, 2018 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa in Finland. During the first face transplant, conducted in 2016, certain parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The recent operation was more demanding, as it involved transplanting a larger part of the facial tissue.

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