Over the past months, I have been running a course, titled “How to launch an oral health promotion project/business”, which is part of my Smile Revolution platform. The course is open to all dental professionals—dentists, therapists, hygienists and nurses—who want to explore opportunities of expanding their horizon beyond the purely clinical work of the practice.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: November is diabetes awareness month at Curaden Academy. Diabetes mellitus is the third most common chronic disease in children and adolescents and requires constant monitoring and treatment in the form of insulin injections. Curaden’s Tom Huigen knows all about it. At 9 months old, his son Roef was one of the youngest patients in the Netherlands to be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. According to Tom, consistent follow-up is crucial, not only to ensure good systemic and oral health, but also to provide a structure in which a child can be a child. He spoke to Dental Tribune International about how the condition influences daily life for the whole family.
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.
May 5, 2020 | Education
Although orthodontic treatment has become increasingly commonplace, its periodontal side effects are often overlooked. In a free CURADEN webinar on Tuesday, 19 May, Dr Francisco Molina will talk about how to prevent any compromises to the patient’s gingival health during treatment.
April 15, 2020 | Education
With 22 years of experience as a dental therapist and hygienist, Andrew Terry is a lecturer at the University of Sydney’s School of Dentistry in Australia. In a free webinar on Thursday, 23 April, he will demonstrate how dentists can utilise PIEZON ultrasonic scaling tools to enhance their treatment techniques and protocols. In the lead-up to the presentation, Terry shared some details of the upcoming webinar with Dental Tribune International.
April 7, 2020 | Education
Biofilm formation around implants is the main aetiology of peri-implant inflammation. In a free webinar on Tuesday, 21 April, dentist Dr Viktoriia Gabal will discuss how dentists can prevent peri-implant disease by using the correct tools and techniques.
January 27, 2020 | Education
Motivating patients to implement optimal oral hygiene at home is not an easy task. In a free Curaden webinar on Tuesday, 28 January, dental hygienist and health psychologist Mário Rui will discuss how images and intra-oral cameras are a great aid for educating patients about biofilm.
November 15, 2019 | Education
LONDON, UK: When it comes to implants, the Straumann Group has been one of the major dental brands leading the way. In a free upcoming Straumann Group webinar on Monday, 25 November, host Dr Abid Faqir will address the treatment of edentulous or soon to be edentulous patients using the Pro Arch treatment modality.
November 13, 2019 | Education
LONDON, UK: When it comes to implants, good outcomes and high predictability are crucial. In a free upcoming Straumann Group webinar on Thursday, 21 November, host Dr Eirik Salvesen will seek to answer the question of whether immediate treatment protocols can fulfil some of the primary goals of implant treatment.
A graduate of the specialisation programme in periodontics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Dr Alex Solderer mostly treats severe cases of periodontitis in his daily routine. In addition, he conducts research on periodontal and dental implant topics. In his latest research paper, Dr Solderer conducted a systematic review of the efficacy of chlorhexidine rinsing after periodontal or implant surgery.
As people worldwide are living longer, the proportion of elderly people is increasing. In 2015, 900 million people were 60 years or older. This number is expected to reach a staggering two billion by 2050. The consequent pressure this puts on the medical profession is significant, and dentistry is no exception. A third-generation GC Group owner, Makoto Nakao served as CEO of GC Corp. for most of his life and is still active in the company as Chief Corporate Advisor. The demographic situation in his native Japan, as well as his retirement from his position as CEO at age 70 inspired him to establish the Nakao Foundation, which aims to promote healthy ageing through oral disease prevention, education and research.
BIRMINGHAM, UK: It is no secret that the educational opportunities at the annual British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show are a prime motivator for many attendees to make the trip to Birmingham. This year’s iteration of the show, held on 17 and 18 May at the National Exhibition Centre, saw education take centre stage.
“Stress” is a term that is often misused and applied inappropriately. In today’s world, being stressed is often associated with a busy, active work life. In reality, what we call “stress” is actually a complex phenomenon that weakens our organism and whose main purpose is to maintain internal balance. Stress is blamed for many illnesses and, more than just a risk factor, it is a real affliction.
Most children do not particularly love toothbrushing, and many parents will agree that getting their children to brush can be quite a hassle. As a solution, South-Korean Samsung spin-off Kitten Planet has launched Brush Monster, a fun and interactive mobile app game that teaches children healthy brushing habits and enables parents to analyse the brushing data afterwards. Via augmented reality and an innovative smart brush, the app walks kids through the brushing process from start to finish in real time, while turning good oral hygiene into an engaging game. Prevention spoke to Dr Jongho Choi, Brush Monster cofounder and CEO of Kitten Planet.
Dental professionals should be empowered to instruct and motivate their patients to maintain proper oral hygiene. ITOP, short for individually trained oral prophylaxis, is a hands-on training programme developed by Dr Jiří Sedelmayer and organised by Swiss oral health company Curaden that teaches dental professionals to set up patients for a lifetime of perfect oral care through practice, correct tools and techniques, and motivation. Dental Tribune Online spoke to iTOP Top-Level International Lecturer and Instructor Dr Mia Girotto—a driving force behind iTOP’s success—who has been training professionals and students worldwide for over 12 years.
With an estimated 50 per cent of the European population suffering from some form of periodontal disease, and a big majority suffering or having suffered from caries at some point in their lives, it is fair to say that effectively instructing and motivating patients to achieve good oral health can be a challenge. However, with the techniques, knowledge and use of proper tools as taught in iTOP, it is possible to maintain a healthy oral hygiene regimen aimed at keeping teeth for a lifetime. To find out more about the initiative, Dental Tribune Online spoke to iTOP veteran Dr Mia Girotto, who, in addition to her activities as a dentist, periodontal specialist and implantologist, travels the world as an iTOP top-level international lecturer and instructor.