LONDON, UK: More than one-third of UK practice owners report that private revenue is higher now than it was before the pandemic, according to an insider view on corporate and independent dental operators by London-based Christie & Co. The specialist property advisor says that, although banks are now taking a more cautious approach, they remain positive about lending to dentists and dental groups in 2021.
December 30, 2020 | Business
HONG KONG/HARROGATE, UK: CareCapital, an equity investor focused on the dental and oral care industry, has announced an agreement to acquire global dental implant company Neoss. In conjunction with the transaction, Dr Robert Gottlander has been appointed President and CEO of Neoss.
ZÜRICH, Switzerland: If it were up to Swiss oral health brand Swiss Smile, oral care would not be ordinary. Swiss Smile combines clinical expertise with timeless design, using nothing but the finest of ingredients and materials. Its gift sets are popular with luxury hotels, and its brushes and toothpastes with those who see oral hygiene as a ritual of wellness and enjoyable self-care. Last week at the Swiss Deluxe Hotels Partners Day, Swiss Smile distinguished itself as the go-to partner for luxury oral care products.
Dr Lenka Banasova runs her own dental centre, Pearl Dental, in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, where she has a passionate staff of dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists. In recent years, her focus has increasingly shifted from conservative dentistry and prosthodontics towards periodontics. Most importantly, however, she is one of the few dentists to touch on the largely neglected topic of oxidative stress. In this interview, she explains how natural antioxidants can improve periodontal therapy.
LONDON, UK: The deadline for UK-based dental care professionals (DCPs) to make their annual or end-of-cycle continuing professional development (CPD) statement is now less than a week away, but more than 5,000 DCPs are yet to make their submission. As a result, the General Dental Council (GDC) has strongly encouraged DCPs to make their statement by 28 August or risk being removed from the register and becoming unable to practise in the UK.
LONDON, UK: The US-headquartered clear aligner provider SmileDirectClub has launched nine stand-alone stores across London, Manchester and Birmingham, its first entry into the European market. The company announced that its expansion would continue in partnership with the Well Pharmacy chain, which will oversee the opening of four additional SmileShops within Well Pharmacy stores in Cambridge, Newcastle, Cardiff and Leeds.
ZURICH, Switzerland: From 27 to 29 June, the Spanish capital of Madrid will play host to the 2019 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium. At this event, dentists will be able to see and experience the future of implant dentistry through the innovations being showcased. Among these will be the new Nobel Biocare N1 system, which combines the company’s latest surface technology with a biologically driven design to reduce treatment time and improve patient comfort.
LONDON, UK: A new survey of UK-based dentists and practice managers has found that more than half fear they are missing out on treatment enquiries from potential patients owing to a lack of investment in effective digital systems. The majority of these practices do not use a digital system for managing leads, instead relying on pen and paper or sometimes not logging the enquiry at all.
BIRMINGHAM, UK: COLTENE, a leading international developer and manufacturer of dental equipment and materials, has highlighted BRILLIANT COMPONEER at the recent British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show. These prefabricated composite shells combine the advantages of direct restorations with indirect veneering techniques and are designed for aesthetic restorations in the anterior zone, according to the company.
BIRMINGHAM, UK: The global manufacturer 3M has used the occasion of the 2019 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS) to launch Filtek Universal Restorative, a durable universal composite. The material boasts a simplified shade selection designed to cover most patients and a universal opacity that allows it to blend more naturally.
BIRMINGHAM, UK: As a company focused purely on digital dentistry, Carestream Dental offers practice management software, as well as imaging and CAD/CAM solutions. At the 2019 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, the company displayed its full range of dental software and equipment, including the new CS 9600 imaging system, which allows dental professionals to produce high-quality images with ease.
BIRMINGHAM, UK: With over 400 exhibitors at the 2019 British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, there were a range of product launches and partnership announcements. Among the first to make such a pronouncement was Philips Oral Healthcare, which took the opportunity to publicise its new agreement with the International Alignment Science (IAS) Academy, an international faculty that provides guidance for dentists seeking to improve their orthodontic skills.
May 16, 2019 | Business
LONDON, UK: Align Technology, the global medical device company behind the Invisalign clear aligner system, and Bupa Dental Care have announced a new business partnership. The agreement will increase the availability of Invisalign and Align’s range of iTero intra-oral scanners across Bupa’s network of dental practices in the UK and Ireland and takes effect immediately.
A new generation of irrigation needle designed and manufactured by Swiss endodontic company PD (Produits Dentaires) enables more effective cleaning and disinfection in root canal therapy owing to its unique flexibility and exceptional irrigation capabilities.
With another spectacular edition of the International Dental Show (IDS) now over, the Finnish digital dental unit manufacturer Planmeca can look back at an outstanding show. At this year’s IDS, Planmeca was thrilled to present a sensational line-up of trailblazing new products which both expand and complement its range of advanced digital dental equipment.
Swiss oral health company CURADEN has released CURAPROX Perio Plus+, a new generation of antiseptic mouthwashes, gel and toothpaste containing just the right amount of chlorhexidine for each case and patient. The secret ingredient? CITROX, a potent natural antiseptic sourced from bitter oranges that enhances Perio Plus+’s effect against a wide range of pathogens. Naturally enhanced and with a pleasant taste, Perio Plus+ boosts compliance and offers maximal protection for patients who need complementary oral care.
An engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the private sector, René Garcia founded bth4 in 2013. Based in the American town of Tucson, Arizona, the company produces an innovative new type of night guard that offers an alternative method to treating bruxism. Unlike conventional night guards that merely aim to prevent future tooth wear, bth4 model relies on a direct biofeedback mechanism to break the habit of bruxism itself.
LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced the election results for its Principal Executive Committee (PEC) for the 2019-21 triennium. Dr Paul Blaylock, Dr Peter Crooks, Dr Nigel Jones, Dr Mick Armstrong and Dr Paul Woodhouse were the successful candidates and, as such, will take up their mandate on 1 January 2019 alongside the current ten members of the PEC.