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Job satisfaction: Dentists rate highly in new study

October 20, 2021 | News

JEONJU, South Korea: Though dentistry is generally a highly paid profession, stressors such as financial pressure and a high level of responsibility can make it a challenging career choice. In a new systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers have sought to measure the level of satisfaction dentists derive from their job. Their findings indicate, among other things, that dental specialists may have greater job satisfaction than general dental practitioners.

COVID-19 and dentistry: Australian and New Zealand embrace uncertain future

October 12, 2021 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: For much of 2020 and 2021, Australia and New Zealand fared remarkably well in containing the spread of SARS-CoV-2—a function of factors including their geographic isolation and the near cessation of international travel. Recent months have seen both nations face outbreaks of the highly contagious delta variant, leading to widespread lockdowns and reduced access to dental services. Since leading governmental figures have admitted that elimination of this variant is impossible, state and regional governments have slowly begun to ease certain restrictions, including those placed on healthcare personnel.

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GC readies itself for fifth International Dental Symposium

October 6, 2021 | Advertorial | Events

TOKYO, Japan: On 11 February, GC Corp. celebrated its 100th anniversary. As part of the continued celebrations surrounding this milestone, the company is now preparing for the fifth iteration of its International Dental Symposium, where it will deliver the latest information on state-of-the-art dentistry to participants worldwide.

Body modifier planned to remove woman’s third molars after YouTube session, court told

September 29, 2021 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: In Australia, body modification practitioners are allowed to provide tattooing and body piercing services as long as they are properly licensed. Removing third molars, however, remains strictly in the domain of dentists. Last week, a Sydney court was told that Brendan Leigh Russell, a body modifier and tattoo artist, planned to remove a client’s third molars after watching a series of YouTube videos on the topic and only relented when a colleague advised him against it.

Links between oral microbiome, genetic variations and periodontitis examined in new study

September 28, 2021 | News

OKAYAMA, Japan: Since periodontitis has been linked to systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, research is continually being conducted to better understand its causes. To this end, a new study out of Japan has interrogated the associations between genetic polymorphisms—the most common type of human genetic variation—oral microbiome statuses, and the development of periodontal disease.

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KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS: A refined formula for better outcomes

September 27, 2021 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: It is strong, pre-shaded like natural teeth, and reliable; it is KATANA Zirconia HTML, the strongest member of the KATANA multilayered zirconia series. Now, with the new KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS, Kuraray Noritake Dental has carefully optimised this product to further improve its optical properties and to harmonise sintering schedules with the rest of the KATANA Zirconia family.

How artificial intelligence is driving dental technology

September 23, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has accelerated in many industries in recent years, and dentistry is proving to be no exception. From initial consultations, diagnosis and treatment planning through to surgical procedures and postoperative care, AI technologies are steadily being adopted by dental practices aiming to digitise and streamline their workflows. Here, we will examine some of the current trends in this area and find out what role AI is likely to play in the future of dentistry.

MegaGen’s AnyRidge—the ideal solution for any missing teeth

September 22, 2021 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: As the name suggests, MegaGen’s AnyRidge implant system can be used for any implant case. Clinical results show that its benefits, however, are particularly significant in cases with immediate or early loading—even in situations with compromised bone density.

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Editorial: The growing localisation of trade fairs

September 21, 2021 | News

We are almost in the fourth quarter of 2021 in the second year of the pandemic. What has changed so far in the German and international exhibition market worldwide, and what are the prospects for the future? These are the questions I hear almost every week through my social media channels or from friends. My answer to this is relatively simple.

Mumbai will host 2022 FDI World Dental Congress

September 17, 2021 | Events

MUMBAI, India: FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) is looking forward to welcoming all attendees to Mumbai for the next FDI World Dental Congress (WDC) from 29 September to 2 October 2022.

Virtual kick-off symposium: A big welcome to KATANA Zirconia YML!

September 16, 2021 | Advertorial

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: The inventor of multilayered zirconia technology, Kuraray Noritake Dental, has just introduced the latest evolution of dental zirconia—KATANA Zirconia YML (yttria multilayered). At a virtual symposium held on 3 July, four world-renowned experts reported on their first-hand experience with this highly versatile and welcome addition to the KATANA Zirconia family.

Artificial neural network evaluation might help predict postoperative root canal treatment pain

September 6, 2021 | News

WUHAN, China: Patients frequently suffer from postoperative pain, which is why information about precise medication is urgently needed by dentists today. In a recent study, an artificial neural network (ANN) model was used to predict pain after root canal treatment (RTC), which is of clinical importance for doctors in order to improve the quality of treatment, establish optimised treatment plans and reduce the occurrence of medical disputes.

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Join the digital revolution at the 3Shape Academy

September 2, 2021 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: As a market leader in 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software, 3Shape is committed to providing ongoing training, education and support for its customers. At two upcoming events facilitated by the 3Shape Academy, dental professionals will be able to learn first-hand from experts how comprehensive digital workflows can be generated purely through 3Shape’s range of solutions.

HASS meets highest demands for aesthetic restorations

August 24, 2021 | Advertorial

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: At IDS 2021, all-ceramic dental materials manufacturer HASS (Human-Aid System Supplier) will be presenting a wide range of glass-ceramic solutions for aesthetic restorations that meet the requirements of both chairside and laboratories.

Dental electric motor company Micro-NX to launch handpiece line-up at IDS 2021

August 24, 2021 | Advertorial

DAEGU, South Korea: Micro-NX is a South Korean company that specialises in manufacturing dental electric motors, including motors for implant surgery procedures. Its electric motors are manufactured using a technology patented in China, Japan and the US. They are exported worldwide and are growing in popularity. At IDS 2021, Micro-NX will launch a new line of products, including contra-angle and straight handpieces available in gear ratios 1:1, 16:1 and 20:1.

Study: Oral health, sarcopenia and diabetes mellitus

August 18, 2021 | News

ONAN, Japan: Maintaining good oral health has many benefits, including those pertaining to systemic health. For example, a few studies have already addressed the link between oral health, sarcopenia and diabetes. However, since evidence is scarce and results often inconsistent, researchers from Japan have examined whether deteriorating oral health could lead to loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength or hyperglycaemia. They found that poor oral health is associated with both sarcopenia and diabetes.

Part 2: Sustainable dentistry in 500 words or more

August 17, 2021 | News

SINGAPORE: Why should dental professionals strive towards sustainable dentistry? Firstly, it is the right thing to do ethically; secondly, it is a great marketing-tool; and finally, it creates an attractive workplace for new colleagues, since research indicates that the younger generation values sustainable workplaces more highly than monetary compensation. Before taking steps towards creating a green dental practice and practising green dentistry, the practitioner should understand that sustainability minimises the pitfalls and simplifies the process. This article will give a brief overview of sustainable development, focusing on Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).

Maternal postnatal depression influences children’s toothbrushing—study

August 16, 2021 | News

SENDAI, Japan: Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have found that maternal mental health may play a significant role in instilling early toothbrushing habits in children and thereby influence their oral health and the development of early childhood caries (ECC).

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