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Dentist reported to police for using drone to take care of patient

May 21, 2020 | News

WOMBOURNE, UK: In times of SARS-CoV-2, dentists are taking unusual measures to ensure that their patients receive medical care despite contact restrictions and lockdowns. In attempting to adhere to these, a dentist from the Willows Dental and Implant Centre in Wombourne delivered essential medicine to one of his patients using a drone. However, he was reported to the police, and in response, the dental practice apologised for “thinking too far outside of the box”.

Experts review recommendations for returning to dental practice

May 20, 2020 | News

MANCHESTER, UK: Restrictions related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission are easing, and dental professionals need to start planning the eventual reopening and restructuring of dental clinics. To offer best practices for reopening and assist policymakers and decision makers with producing comprehensive national guidance, experts from across the UK have recently reviewed various reports on national recommendations for returning to normal clinical working practices after the lockdown.

Reopening of dental practices in the UK and Ireland

May 14, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: While dental professionals across the world are hoping for the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and are anxious to reopen their dental practices, the UK government has not yet provided clear guidance on when dentists in the country can return to general practice and resume normal service. Similarly, the Irish Dental Association (IDA) is eagerly awaiting a response from its government and is deeply concerned over the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the dental profession in the country.

Continuing professional development in dentistry: Interview with Dr Ali Nankali

May 8, 2020 | Interviews | News

Dr Ali Nankali has spent most of his adult life teaching and conducting research. His hard work and dedication have earned him an excellent reputation among clinicians, and his ambition to unite dental professionals prompted him to launch UKDentalCourses (UKDC), an online education platform that offers continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to dentists worldwide. In this interview, he talks about the rationale behind establishing UKDC and shares his thoughts on having organised UKDC’s first international event, the Digital Dentistry Conference.

How cyclodextrins work: Five things we learned from Roquette

May 5, 2020 | News

KRIENS, Switzerland: As the SARS-CoV-2 virus sweeps across the globe, companies are investigating potential agents that could help fight viruses. Cyclodextrins, broad-spectrum antivirals used to deliver active ingredients to the mucous membranes, seem to be among the top candidates. Roquette, a global company that specialises in providing plant-based ingredients for the food, nutrition and health markets, recently published a paper describing how cyclodextrins can contribute to fighting the current pandemic.

Webinar to discuss periodontal side effects of orthodontic treatment

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.

New dates announced for BDIA Dental Showcase

April 29, 2020 | Events | News

LONDON, UK: BDIA Dental Showcase is a major trade show for the dental industry in the UK. Unfortunately, the ongoing uncertainty around future government restrictions and health advice have prompted the organisers, MA Exhibitions and the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA), to move the event from October 2020 to 27 and 28 March 2021. The event will still take place at ExCeL London and will offer dental professionals a valuable experience.

COVID-19: Protecting healthcare personnel with 3D-printed masks and face shields

April 23, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Owing to mask supplies fast becoming exhausted, many healthcare professionals around the world are increasingly unable to comply with the recommended infection control practices. The shortage has prompted extended use and reuse of face masks in healthcare settings, thus increasing the professionals’ risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2. To help ease the depleted supplies, many federal agencies have relaxed regulations on mask use and some institutions have taken the initiative to help those fighting on the front line against COVID-19 by producing 3D-printed face masks and shields.

Highlights of London Dentistry Show and new dates

April 22, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: The London Dentistry Show is the city’s most successful dental show. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of the event recently announced that they will be rescheduling the show, making it easier for European visitors to attend once the crisis is over. The two-day London Dentistry Show has been moved from the autumn to January 2021. However, the invitation to dentists from all over Europe still stands.

CleanCert’s OraWize+ mouthwash minimises airborne infection risk for dental teams

April 16, 2020 | Advertorial

TISBURY, UK: CleanCert is a Wiltshire-based small to mid-sized enterprise which develops innovative dental products. The company has recently highlighted the oxidising properties of its mouthwash, suggesting that it can be used to assist front-line dental teams in minimising airborne infection risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. OraWize+ has been developed to both reduce the risk posed by aerosol-generating procedures and to assist biofilm management during general and specialist dental treatment.

Piezoelectric ultrasonic scaling: How do you conduct it correctly?

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.

UK dentists step up efforts as COVID-19 impact worsens

April 14, 2020 | News

LONDON, UK: The effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have been felt at every level in the UK. Many were shocked to hear that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was recently admitted to an intensive care unit for COVID-19-related health complications. Though countless British dental professionals have temporarily ceased treating patients as a result of the global crisis, a number of them have since redirected their efforts towards helping those in the community who need it the most.

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.

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