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Align Technology announces digital edition of Invisalign Scientific Symposium for orthodontists

June 17, 2021 | Advertorial | Events

LONDON, UK: Align Technology has announced that it is hosting its annual Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Invisalign Scientific Symposium on 2 and 3 July digitally, providing an opportunity for orthodontists to delve into the science behind the company’s Invisalign system, as well as glean the latest advanced clinical knowledge from luminaries of orthodontic pedagogy.

Battery-powered air respirator may protect staff and patients against SARS-CoV-2

June 17, 2021 | News

CHESTERFIELD, UK: The pandemic has been ongoing for over a year now, and there is still a strong need to protect healthcare and scientific staff from SARS-CoV-2 infection. To stay safe, many professionals have been adhering to strict infection protection and control guidelines and using various protective gear. However, some safety equipment, which is often cumbersome, has sometimes led to facial bruising or skin damage and caused considerable discomfort or even pain. To offer dental professionals increased protection and comfort, UK dental industry supplier Denka is now distributing a new solution for respiratory protection: the CleanSpace HALO respirator.

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Interview: “It all starts with the right dentine bonding agent”

June 11, 2021 | Advertorial

Dr Max Andrup, a 2010 graduate of Umeå University, currently runs a private practice in the city of Hudiksvall in Sweden, where he maintains a passion for restorative dentistry with a biomimetic approach. In this interview, he discusses the future of restorative dentistry and explains why he relies on Kuraray Noritake Dental’s products for his daily workflow.

New study examines extent of occupational risk of COVID-19 in UK

June 9, 2021 | News

BIRMINGHAM, UK: To fill a research gap, researchers have recently examined whether dental professionals are, in fact, at an increased risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace, as has often been hypothesised. They found that close contact with patients put dental professionals at a higher risk of developing COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic and that a large number of dental professionals had SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in their blood.

Align Technology reaches ten millionth Invisalign patient milestone

June 8, 2021 | Business

LONDON, UK: Clear aligner provider Align Technology has recently announced that the Invisalign system has cracked the ten million mark. The clear aligners are used to treat adults, adolescents and children from the age of six. According to the company, out of the ten million patients, 2.6 million are teenage patients.

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TePe recognised as one of UK’s best workplaces

June 4, 2021 | Business

WELLS, UK: Despite an incredibly challenging year for businesses all over the world, the UK-based subsidiary of the Swedish oral hygiene brand TePe was able to achieve tenth place in the small business category on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces list, recently published by Great Place to Work UK. This makes TePe one of 183 UK-based organisations recognised by its employees as having fostered a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

New report addresses equality, diversity and inclusion in dentistry

June 1, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Seeking to show the commitment of the dental profession to fight discrimination and bias in dentistry, the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG) has recently published a report on equality, diversity and inclusion in dentistry. The report urges those in the profession to listen to those whose voices have been under-represented and to take collaborative action to make dentistry more inclusive.

Dentaqua releases eco-friendly complete dental disinfection system

May 28, 2021 | Advertorial

LONDON, UK: Dentaqua (UK) has recently announced the release of its advanced DW-8 system. The counter-top device produces superoxidated hypochlorous acid, an all-natural non-toxic disinfectant that destroys all known microbes, including stubborn biofilm. This system offers a higher disinfectant standard, while saving dental practices in excess of £500 (€578) per dental surgery annually.

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Back pain—a clinician’s nightmare

May 25, 2021 | News

Back pain is one of the most common complications of an incorrect sitting or standing posture. It may appear gradually or suddenly. Many dental practitioners only realise how much of an impact back pain can have on their practice once they experience it. Luckily, although some people suffer from long-term shoulder or back pain, this pain can be reduced within a few weeks or months of treatment.

Tokuyama Dental Academy kicks off with Excellence in Dentistry 4.0 webinar series

May 24, 2021 | Events | News

VENICE, Italy: The future of continuing education in dentistry will unfold online—a fact that has not been lost on Tokuyama Dental. The Tokyo-based manufacturer of restoratives and other specialty dental products is celebrating the launch of its Tokuyama Dental Academy in June with an inaugural webinar series that will offer dental professionals high-quality content, including solutions to the questions and problems that crop up in their daily practice.

Direct-to-consumer orthodontics—GDC says innovation must not compromise patient safety

May 20, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed innovation in dentistry, including where treatment and consultations occur remotely, but has emphasised the responsibility of dental teams to provide safe patient-centred care. All dental professionals in all treatment settings must be registered with the GDC and abide by its standards of care, the regulator stressed.

Specialists to present real-world pathways to orthodontic success

May 19, 2021

LONDON, UK: Align Technology launched its 2021 Digital Excellence Series on 19 May with a live step-by-step demonstration of an end-to-end restorative digital workflow. The second event of the series, titled “Going digital—pathways to orthodontic success”, will be broadcast on 2 June at 7:30 p.m. CEST.

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Mental health initiative for dentists launched

May 18, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Last week, the Mental Health Foundation celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week, encouraging UK residents to take stock of their psychological well-being. To mark the occasion, the Dental Professionals Alliance (DPA) has launched its Mental Health Wellness in Dentistry framework, an initiative that calls on dental practices to make mental health a priority.

Zoom meetings cause growing demand for orthodontics during pandemic

May 14, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: Attending myriad Zoom meetings is now a reality for many professionals who had to shift to the home office culture during the pandemic. Needless to say, having a virtual platform that allowed people to communicate with their colleagues safely from a distance did have its benefits. However, according to a survey conducted by the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), people have become increasingly conscious of their teeth during close-up video conferencing, which is manifested in a surge in adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the past year.

Exocad supports joint UK digital dentistry event to showcase full ChairsideCAD workflow

May 13, 2021 | Advertorial

DARMSTADT, Germany: Germany-based CAD/CAM company exocad has confirmed its participation in the “Digital Dentistry Hands-on” events series for dentists and implant surgeons in the UK.

Going digital for restorative practice is easier than you might think

May 11, 2021 | Advertorial

LONDON, UK: The benefits of adopting a digital workflow are more compelling than ever. To go digital, however, dental professionals need to rationalise the move away from their existing functional analogue workflow—a shift which may seem quite daunting and confusing at first. In an upcoming online event, titled “Going digital—guidance for restorative practice”, on 19 May at 7:30 p.m. CEST, experts will show how dental professionals can approach this.

Study finds SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in 23% of healthcare workers

May 7, 2021 | News

LONDON, UK: As world leaders are continuing to roll out vaccination programmes and encouraging the public to get vaccinated, one thing is clear: there are still people who refuse or delay their vaccinations. Healthcare workers are a priority group since they run an elevated risk of infection. However, in a recent study, researchers found that vaccine hesitancy prevails in around a quarter of healthcare workers in the UK and that, compared with their white British colleagues, some ethnic minority groups show more resistance to getting vaccinated.

Dental teams play important role in COVID-19 screening

May 5, 2021 | News

GLASGOW, UK: SARS-CoV-2 transmission by those with asymptomatic infection may be significant, but little is known about this. Therefore, researchers from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing of the University of Glasgow and public health authorities in Scotland have investigated SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic dental patients to inform surveillance of the spread of the virus and improve understanding of risks in the dental setting.

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