BASEL, Switzerland: Now that the first half of 2020 is over, the Straumann Group has reported that the SARS-CoV-2 crisis has reduced its revenue by 22% to CHF 605 million (€562 million), compared with the first half of 2019. Dental practices closed in many parts of the world, and business declined drastically in mid-March, reaching a trough in April. When lockdown measures began to ease and dental practices reopened, sales began to climb in May, and this trend continued through June. Whereas the pandemic hit all markets, the extent of the impact varied in different regions.
BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group has put its support behind clinician-led clear aligner therapy by acquiring a majority share in Berlin-based DrSmile. Straumann has committed to additional investment in DrSmile and says that, together, the two companies will offer growth opportunities to partner dentists.
After tooth extraction, a series of physiological changes affecting the surrounding alveolar bone take place. This process includes bone formation as well as volumetric resorption, and the latter can compromise implant placement in a prosthetically driven position or the clinical outcome. In an upcoming webinar, which will be broadcast live on 7 July, Drs Susy Linder and Michel Dard will explain the clinical decision-making process after tooth extraction. Prior to the online presentation, the experts answered a few questions for Dental Tribune International on the use of biomaterials in this regard.
When tooth loss occurs later in life, ageing and multimorbidity impact dental treatment decisions. There is sufficient evidence to state that the mandibular implant overdenture is a well-established treatment modality, certainly in non-dependent edentulous individuals, but little is known on the very old and geriatric edentulous patients with comorbidities. They often present unfavourable anatomical conditions and effects of the multiple medications for their chronic conditions. The present webinar therefore describes the use of minimal-invasive and simple treatment concepts for elderly, edentulous patients and discusses the risks of implant placement that are related to their medical conditions. It further highlights possible complications which may arise with the onset of dependency and/or frailty and advises further simplification of the implant-restorations when needed. Recall and maintenance in this group of patients is crucial to assure the patients’ benefit from the intervention