August 5, 2020
Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia ML was the first zirconia on the dental market with integrated shade gradation. First presented at the International Dental Show in 2013, this material has revolutionised the world of zirconia. Over the course of time, KATANA Zirconia UTML and STML and the change from ML to HTML have created a complete product portfolio. This article highlights the different characteristics of each of these varieties.
July 23, 2020
A female patient came to Studio Cortellini in Riccione in Italy in order to improve not just her ability to chew but also the overall aesthetic appearance of her teeth. A clinical examination revealed the presence of several erosive lesions that contributed to her chewing problems and had caused a decrease in enamel thickness. This reduction in enamel, combined with a number of discoloured composite restorations, negatively affected the aesthetics of her smile.
June 15, 2020
This was a challenging case with the combined issues of a failed root canal therapy and an iatrogenic perforation of the floor of the pulp chamber. Though initially the prognosis could not be evaluated effectively simply because of non-availability of peer-reviewed literature of similar cases for citation, but the case was taken on owing to the patient’s desire to salvage the natural tooth. The importance of magnification and the ergonomic use of the dental operating microscope cannot be more clearly demonstrated than in this case.
June 14, 2019
Earlier this year, Kuraray Noritake Dental invited dental professionals from all over Europe to a symposium in Berlin in Germany that highlighted the newest research and clinical findings on the KATANA Zirconia Block, the latest addition to the KATANA family. One of the presenters was Dr Nicola Scotti, an assistant professor at the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at the University of Turin’s Dental School and operator of his own private practice.
March 24, 2016
In restorative dentistry, as in all dentistry fields, in order to obtain a correct diagnosis it is essential to perform a proper clinical analysis, to take at least bite wings X-rays or preferably full mouth X-rays and to use a magnification system. Once a correct diagnosis has been obtained, the first treatment phase is to eliminate gingival inflammation by teaching the patient proper oral hygiene methods, followed by simple scaling, or complete non-surgical periodontal therapy. It is then possible to proceed with the removal of the carious lesion. This paper describes the most important steps in performing a correct class II restoration using the new V4-Ring matrix and the new Enamel Plus HRi Function composite (Micerium).
June 2, 2015
This afternoon, Prof. Mark Barthold from the University of Adelaide in Australia will be presenting a paper on periodontal medicine as part of the Asia Pacific session at EuroPerio8 in London. In this editorial, written exclusively for Dental Tribune Online, he discusses some of the myriad major advances in periodontology in recent times.
May 18, 2015
In Singapore, an average of 33 people are diagnosed with cancer daily and one in three die from some form of the disease eventually. While treatment for oral cancer, including tongue cancer, is associated with dentists (usually oral surgeons and oncologists working together), few realise that they also have an important role to play in the case of patients with other forms of cancer. These can include nose cancer (nasopharyngeal carcinoma), head and neck cancer, and even breast cancer.
March 24, 2015
The success of any endodontic therapy depends on adequate chemical and mechanical debridement of the infected root canal. This requires basic knowledge of the canal anatomy and the ability to identify any aberration in it. Studies have shown that micro-organisms in the root canal system reside in the main canal, the canal’s ramification, the accessory or lateral root canal, and even the dentinal tubules. Therefore, optimal debridement can only be achieved if the clinician is able to identify the presence of additional canals prior to or during treatment (Table 1).