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Preventing peri-implant disease—free webinar

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.

Interview: “This profession requires incredible precision and focus”

April 2, 2020 | Advertorial

Dr Magdalena Osiewicz has run her own private practice in Cracow in Poland since 2010 while also working as assistant professor at Jagiellonian University’s Department of Integrated Dentistry and as a researcher at the Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In this interview, she discusses what it takes to succeed in dentistry and why she relies on Kuraray Noritake Dental products in her dental practice.

Easing financial burden of COVID-19 pandemic for dental practices in UK

March 31, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, dental professionals in the UK are currently advised to carry out only the most essential dental procedures in order to limit the transmission of the virus to the wider population. The decision has prompted a significant drop in both workload and income. To help ease the financial burden for members, some dental organisations and health services in the UK are offering financial support for practices, including subscription relief and continued funding.

Eight ways to keep your dental practice safer during COVID-19 crisis

March 30, 2020 | Advertorial

KRIENS, Switzerland: During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the dental profession forms one of the most threatened groups. Close contact with patients, exposure to bodily fluids and the handling of sharp instruments all increase the risk of infection. So what can you do to keep yourself, your dental practice and your patients safe? We have compiled a list of procedures that you can implement in order to contribute to fighting any epidemic, not only the COVID-19 one, in your dental office.

Hitting the spot with the CS 708

March 27, 2020 | Advertorial

KRIENS, Switzerland: Effectively cleaning around lingual orthodontic appliances, fixed prostheses or dental implants can be a hassle, but the CS 708 toothbrush from Swiss oral health brand CURAPROX allows cleaning of the most difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth.

Like soap for the patient’s mouth—cyclodextrins are important for future of oral care

March 26, 2020 | Advertorial

During viral epidemics, dental offices face significant challenges. There are requirements for meticulous hygiene and virus spread prevention, and cyclodextrins in oral care products could help dentists do their jobs while keeping everyone healthy and safe. While cyclodextrins are not primarily meant for the prevention or cure of viral infections, in the same way as soap does, they destroy the membranes of viruses and make them weaker.

British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2020 postponed to September

March 24, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: After closely monitoring the situation and working with various authorities regarding the current coronavirus pandemic and its effect on event postponements and cancellations, the organisers of the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show (BDCDS) 2020 have announced that they have decided to postpone the event to 11–12 September 2020. It had been scheduled to take place on 15–16 May.

Finest Dental chain of practices ceases trading, distressing many patients

March 24, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: In worrying news outside of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been reported that a number of dental practices in the UK operating under the Finest Dental brand have recently stopped trading with immediate effect. The closure has left thousands of patients in the dark about whether scheduled treatments and procedures will go ahead—many of which were paid for in advance.

Both British and Irish dental associations unhappy with official response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) and the Irish Dental Association (IDA) have both recently criticised their respective governments for the lack of direction and action regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Both organisations have said that dentists have been left in the dark about how to proceed and that the impact of this could be significant.

Interview: Orthodontics and restorative dentistry are far more interlinked than we think

March 19, 2020 | Interviews

Dr Tif Qureshi was the first dentist in the UK to pioneer the concept of progressive smile design through alignment, bleaching and bonding, which changed the face of cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry in the UK. He is also the founder of the IAS Academy, which offers support for dental professionals on a journey of orthodontics and restorative dentistry. In this interview, Qureshi provides some insights into the academy’s goals and work.

FMC mourns coronavirus death of co-founder

March 17, 2020 | News

SHENLEY, UK: Last week, the public learned that a British national had died of COVID-19 on 11 March 2020 in Bali in Indonesia. Shortly afterwards, it became known that the deceased person was Kimberly Finlayson, co-founder of Finlayson Media Communications (FMC), the UK’s biggest independent dental publisher.

It is all about control

March 12, 2020 | Advertorial

In my daily practice, I do a great deal of crown and veneer work, and because I had heard good reports from colleagues about the Primea Advanced Air (W&H), I wondered if there was anything in what they were saying. Beforehand, I had assumed that I had good control with traditional air turbine handpieces; however, that changed when I acquired my Primea Advanced Air. I quickly noticed the difference, and this started to reflect in the time it took to prepare the work.

Celebrating women pioneers of dentistry in UK

March 11, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history. In recognition of the excellent work that has been done by women in healthcare, Dental Tribune International recently published two interviews highlighting the importance of women having good mentorship in dentistry and pursuing lifelong learning. Additionally, Dental Protection published an article in which it honoured the first women members who entered the organisation for paving the way for other women dentists.

How is COVID-19 affecting the dental industry?

March 10, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Months after it was first detected in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities, the effects of the ongoing coronavirus (since named SARS-CoV-2) outbreak are increasingly being felt across the globe. By 10 March 2020, 114,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease this coronavirus causes, have occurred across all continents outside of Antarctica, and 4,027 deaths have resulted from it. With the outbreak set to intensify over the coming weeks and months, it is time for an update on what the carry-over effects have been for the dental industry.

Interview: Prof. Anton Sculean on the 2020 Perio Master Clinic

February 27, 2020 | Interviews

With 37 national periodontal societies having joined since its founding in 1991, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has well and truly established itself as one of the leading lights in this dental field. In addition to its triennial EuroPerio event, the EFP also convenes a triennial Perio Master Clinic, which will be held this year on 6 and 7 March in Dublin in Ireland. Dental Tribune International spoke with Prof. Anton Sculean, scientific chair of the 2020 Perio Master Clinic and past president of the EFP, about the event and the future for treatment of periodontal disease.

UK government under pressure about lack of water fluoridation

February 25, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Currently, six million people in the UK are supplied with fluoridated water, and around 300,000 are supplied with water which contains naturally occurring fluoride. In a recent call to action, the Oral Health Foundation has asked the UK government to step up its efforts to expand the areas of fluoridation across the country.

New study examines antibiotic resistance in mouth microbiome

February 18, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) influences the success of medical treatment and allows for unhindered diffusion of bacteria. Although antibiotic resistance and its effect in the human gut microbiota and the associated genes have been widely researched, there is currently little information on the resistance genes in the oral cavity, which is the first point of entry for various medications. Researchers from King’s College London have recently shed light on the issue and reported that AMR genes in the gut and the oral resistome differ greatly in abundance and diversity.

General Dental Council figures show illegal tooth whitening procedures on the rise

February 14, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: In recent years, tooth whitening has become an increasingly common form of aesthetic dental treatment. Though its provision is legally limited to trained dental professionals, an investigation by the BBC has found that the number of reported illegal tooth whitening procedures in the UK rose by 26% in 2019.

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