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Planmeca makes new appointments within Plandent

April 18, 2018 | Advertorial

HELSINKI, Finland: In seeking to strengthen Planmeca’s management and to support its distribution business, the Finland-based company has recently announced the appointment of Janne Anttila to head the Plandent Division in Scandinavia and northern Europe. Anttila has worked for Plandent in Finland for over ten years, leading the company for the past eight.

Periodontitis-causing bacteria could trigger cancer

January 23, 2018 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: Researchers in Finland have investigated the role of a bacterium strongly associated with periodontitis in the development of oral and certain other cancers. In a second study, they also found a link between periodontitis and cancer mortality at the population level.

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Finnish Innovation Award honours pioneering dental products

November 30, 2017 | News

HELSINKI, Finland: At the 2017 Finnish Dental Congress and Exhibition in Helsinki, the third Innovaatio (Innovation) Award again recognised new products, services and technologies that have improved patient safety and working conditions for dentists. This year’s winner is a new platform for dental professionals, QAdental, developed by Finnish dentist Dr Mikko Nyman. In addition, Planmeca’s CALM solution and Dentsply Sirona’s CEREC Guide 2 software received honorary mentions from the award jury.

Norwegian study focuses on dog-assisted therapy in the dental practice

September 27, 2017 | News

TROMSØ, Norway: To help with the lowering of stress and anxiety in some patients who find undergoing dental treatment difficult, dogs have been introduced in dental practices from as far as Chile to Canada. In the first study of its kind in Scandinavia, Dr Anne Margrete Gussgard, associate professor at the University of Tromsø, has begun looking into the effects of animal-assisted therapy to understand more about it.

Will Norway have fewer dentists in the future?

September 26, 2017 | News

OSLO, Norway: Dentist and University of Oslo lecturer Dr Carl Christian Blich believes Norway will be a place in which fewer dentists are required in the future. His comments are in response to a finding that almost a quarter of 18-year-old Norwegians have no cavities. However, the Norwegian Dental Association (NDA) does not agree.

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Interview: “The focus has to be on a population-based preventative approach”

September 7, 2016 | Interviews

This afternoon at Pavilion 15 (Earth Hall A, Level 2), Chair of the FDI World Dental Federation’s Science Committee Dr Harry-Sam Selikowitz from Norway will present a paper, titled “The global strategy and teamwork for periodontal health and overall health”. Dental Tribune Online spoke with him about the FDI’s new periodontal project and its goals for the future.

Norway establishes working group for infection control and hygiene in dentistry

August 11, 2016 | News

OSLO, Norway: A new working group for infection control and hygiene in dental practice aims to establish universal and updated guidelines for practitioners in Norway. The new guidelines will emphasise the importance of evidence-based hygiene measures and infection control, especially in light of the problem of increasing antimicrobial resistance in the health care sector. The first meeting of the group will take place in September.

Health survey indicates fewer smokers and less soda consumption in Norway

June 20, 2016

OSLO, Norway: New data from Statistics Norway indicate that Norwegian health habits have improved in recent years. According to recent figures from the 2015 health interview survey, people in the country smoke less, consume fewer sugary drinks and exercise more. Moreover, the analysis showed a steady decrease in the prevalence of caries in children and adolescents.

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Norwegian health campaign warns about dangers of snus use during pregnancy

May 31, 2016 | News

OSLO, Norway: The Norwegian Directorate of Health has launched a new campaign to inform the public about the risks associated with snus use during pregnancy. As with smoking cigarettes, the use of the smokeless tobacco can affect the health of the baby and result in a low birth weight, premature birth and even stillbirth. In addition, snus can cause mouth sores and dental cavities and generally raises the risk of several diseases, including oral cancer, pancreatic cancer and oesophageal cancer.

Alternative medicine used to cure amalgam-attributed health complaints

January 31, 2016 | News

TROMSØ, Norway: Norwegian researchers have investigated the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings. All study participants had reported persistent health problems—similar to those in patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms—even after having all fillings removed.

Oral mucosal cells help to cure blindness

September 21, 2015 | News

OSLO, Norway: Findings from the University of Oslo give hope to individuals suffering from impaired vision due to stem cell deficiency of the cornea. Using cells harvested from the patient’s mouth, researchers have been able to grow new tissue that, once transplanted into the damaged eye, helps to restore sight and eliminate pain from the cornea.

Rare autoimmune disease could be more common than previously thought

July 2, 2015 | News

BERGEN, Norway: Researchers from the University of Bergen have found that a rare autoimmune disease called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome Type 1 (APS-1) may be more common than previously believed. The hereditary condition usually occurs during childhood and is associated with diabetes, dental issues, loss of pigmentation and a number of other problems, especially concerning the internal organs.

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Better diagnosis and treatment for Sjögren’s syndrome

May 19, 2015 | News

BERGEN, Norway: Muscle pain, fatigue, a dry mouth and trouble swallowing—these are the most common symptoms in Sjögren’s syndrome patients. From 19 to 22 May, leading scientists and patient organisations will focus on the disease, named after Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren, at the 13th International Symposium on Sjögren’s Syndrome in Bergen.

DTI introduces Nordic edition

April 12, 2015 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: With the recent launch of the Dental Tribune Nordic Edition, Dental Tribune International (DTI) has added a new print publication to its global portfolio. With four issues per year, DT Nordic will serve as the primary source of dentistry-related news and industry updates for approximately 25,000 dental professionals in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Increased cancer risk: Snus use has tripled in Norway

December 17, 2014 | News

OSLO, Norway: It has been known for a long time that the consumption of snus endangers oral health. According to a new report by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the use of this tobacco, which can cause oral cancer, has tripled in the country over the past five years. Even nicotine-free snus is not a healthy alternative. In 2012, Swedish researchers found that some types of snus contain carbohydrates and starch, which increases the risk of caries.

Scientists from Norway develop scaffolding to repair severe teeth and jawbone defects

March 23, 2014 | News

OSLO, Norway: Dental researchers at the University of Oslo have developed a new artificial scaffolding that aids bone regeneration. Within a few years, they hope to market their invention to help patients with serious teeth and jaw damage caused by severe periodontitis, mandibular cancer, infection or trauma.

Norwegian Planmeca subsidiary opens CAD/CAM training centre

February 17, 2014 | Business

OSLO, Norway: Norsk Dental Depot, a Norwegian supplier of equipment, consumables and services to the dentists and dental laboratories owned by dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca, has moved to new premises in Oslo. The new facility features a high-technology centre offering 3-D and CAD/CAM training for dental professionals in Norway.

New study confirms link between triclosan and allergies

November 22, 2012 | News

OSLO, Norway: A study conducted by researchers from Norway has provided additional evidence for the hypothesis that triclosan can contribute to an increased risk of developing allergies in children. The synthetic antimicrobial agent has been added to many personal care products such as mouthwash and toothpaste to prevent bacterial contamination for more than 30 years now.

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