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Ivoclar Vivadent report positive

By Dental Tribune International. SCHAAN, Switzerland: Ivoclar Vivadent have recently released figures for their 2017 financial year. With a turnover of CHF 809 million and an increase of 4.5 per cent in sales compared to 2016, the most successful growth emerged from...

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Children not getting dental check-ups early enough

By Dental Tribune. GENEVA, Switzerland: Maintaining a healthy mouth is crucial to keeping it functioning correctly and to maintaining general health and well-being. Ahead of World Oral Health Day, celebrated annually on 20 March to raise global awareness of the...

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W&H acquires implant stability specialist Osstell

By Dental Tribune International GOTHENBURG, Sweden: W&H, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dental precision instruments and devices, has acquired medical technology company Osstell, known for its implant stability measurement and osseointegration monitoring...

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COLTENE reports positive growth for 2017 financial year

By Dental Tribune International ALTSTÄTTEN, Switzerland: A report released earlier this week by COLTENE for the 2017 financial year points to a positive fiscal year. It stated that the Swiss firm, an international leader in the development and production of dental...

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Previously lost fossilised human teeth produce new data

By Dental Tribune International BURGOS, Spain: For the first time, scientists have been able to study the conserved original fossil remains of Peking Man. The six teeth belonging to Homo erectus were found in the mid-twentieth century at the Middle Pleistocene...

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345,000 dentists practise

345,000 dentists practise in the European Union By Dental Tribune International LUXEMBOURG: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), has published an update on the number of dentists working in the EU. According to the data, around 345,000 dentists...

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Non-surgical periodontal treatment

By Dental Tribune International Non-surgical periodontal treatment achieves better control of Type 2 diabetes: BARCELONA, Spain: Spanish researchers have found further evidence for the connection between periodontitis and Type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, they found...

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Prevent orthodontic white spot lesions on teeth

By Dental Tribune International Adhesives developed to prevent orthodontic white spot lesions on teeth. VALENCIA, Spain: Without proper oral care, white spot lesions due to demineralisation from plaque build-up often appear on teeth after the removal of orthodontic...

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Gourmet popcorn & rise in broken teeth

By Jeff Farrell Independent. The number of broken and chipped teeth has doubled since health conscious people started giving up "fatty" crisps as a snack in favour of so-called gourmet popcorn, dentists said. Uncooked kernels are to blame for the problem, with...

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New organisation to focus on bone and tissue regeneration

By Dental Tribune International TURIN, Italy: The Bone, Biomaterials & Beyond (BBB) Academy is a newly formed international scientific and cultural association of professionals dedicated to bone and tissue regeneration in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. The...

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Europe-wide study reveals huge gulf in dental prices

By Health Editor Jeremy Laurance. Dental treatment in England is the most expensive in Europe, according to an unprecedented survey which is likely to fuel the exodus of patients seeking treatment abroad. The survey of nine European countries found the total cost of a...

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Helping Patients With Opioid Addiction

By Ryan Schefdore We are witnessing one of the most lethal drug epidemics in history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost four Americans die from an opioid overdose every hour, with 90 fatalities each day. Addiction and overdoses have...

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Making Room for Traditional Practices Among DSOs

By Robert Patrick The dental business landscape is changing rapidly, perhaps more quickly than many may have thought possible. If you want your practice to be successful, you must understand the current state of the dental market. To better understand what’s going on,...

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CED SIGNS EU HEALTH POLICY PLATFORM

CED SIGNS EU HEALTH POLICY PLATFORM JOINT STATEMENT AND CALL TO ACTION ON AMR. By Council of European Dentists. The CED has signed the Joint Statement and Call to Action on AMR that were a result of the EU Health Policy Platform's Thematic Network on AMR, led by the...

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Russian chemists make new discovery

Russian chemists make new discovery in advancement of dental material. By Dental Tribune International. NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia: According to some experts, deterioration of human health is one of the most pressing problems in modern medicine—concerning specifically...

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No desire for own practice

No desire for own practice: German dentists prefer being employed. By Dental Tribune International More and more young dentists in Germany would rather work within a practice than be self-employed. According to the German Dental Association (Bundeszahnärztekammer...

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Competence in Esthetics symposium

By Dental Tribune International. Ivoclar Vivadent hosts successful Competence in Esthetics symposium VIENNA, Austria: Digitalisation has changed the dental industry and new technologies have entered dental practices and laboratories faster than predicted. Following...

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Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth

Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin. By Dental Tribune International. CAMBRIDGE, UK: Two new studies focusing on the evolutionary origin of teeth and of vertebra have provided further evidence of the human connection to marine organisms....

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Study details poor oral health status of refugees

By Dental Tribune International. GREIFSWALD, Germany: Since 2015, a large number of refugees have made their way to Europe. Coming from countries in which public dental care is often not freely accessible and where oral health care is not as much of a focus as it is...

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Why we need a global initiative for clean dental implants

By Dr Dirk U. Duddeck, Germany. Residues on sterile-packaged implants, particularly organic particles from the production or packaging process, are highly suspected of being responsible for incomplete osseointegration of dental implants or even a loss of bone in the...

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World’s largest study on implants

World’s largest study on implants in edentulous mandibles to be extended. by Dental Tribune International. DÜSSELDORF/KIEL, Germany: The German Research Foundation has extended the world’s largest single-implant study for the retention of a complete denture in the...

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Cariogenic bacteria produce substance

By Dental Tribune International. Cariogenic bacteria produce substance that aids calcium tolerance BASEL, Switzerland: In a new study conducted at the University of Basel, researchers have investigated how cariogenic bacteria manage to survive in dental plaque,...

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Fired for breach of patient confidentiality

By Luke Gribble, DTI Dental hygienist fired for breach of patient confidentiality. GOTLAND, Sweden: The Swedish island of Gotland has been front and centre of the refugee debate after a dental hygienist was fired for releasing the information of an undisclosed number...

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Minimally invasive tooth extraction

By Dental Tribune International Webinar to cover innovations in minimally invasive tooth extraction LEIPZIG, Germany: The ease with which minimally invasive dentistry can be practised has grown as the available equipment, materials and bonding techniques have...

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European Commission defines

European Commission defines scope of custom-made medical devices. By Dental Tribune International BRUSSELS, Belgium: At the request of the Fédération Européenne et Internationale des Patrons Prothésistes Dentaires (FEPPD;European and international federation of dental...

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Zero apicectomy in endodontic microsurgery

By Dr Randa Harik, Dr Grace Issa & Prof. Philippe Sleiman, Lebanon Surgical endodontic treatment is a therapy modality for teeth with apical periodontitis and may be indicated for teeth that previously underwent an unsuccessful endodontic treatment, as well as teeth...

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World Federation for Laser Dentistry

By Dental Tribune International THESSALONIKI, Greece: With attendees from several countries, as well as multiple presentations and workshops, the organisers of the sixth European Division Congress of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry (WFLD) conclude it to have...

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Dog assisted therapy in the dental practice

By Dental Tribune International To help with the lowering of stress and anxiety in some patients who find undergoing dental treatment difficult, dogs have been introduced in dental practices from as far as Chile to Canada. In the first study of its kind in...

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Young scientists develop

Young scientists develop improved dental operating light By Dental Tribune International MARBURG, Germany: Jugend forscht is a German youth competition that encourages and supports talented achievers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It...

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