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King’s College London dental school scores highly in global ranking

July 9, 2019 | News

LONDON, UK/SHANGHAI, China: In a new global survey, King’s College London has been ranked fourth in the world in terms of dentistry and oral sciences research. The survey, conducted by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, ranked King’s as the only European institution in the top ten and the only one located outside the US to have made it into the top eight.

Australians seek diversity and inclusion in dentistry

July 5, 2019

SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has recently published an article on diversity in Australian dentistry. According to the article, there has been a shift within the profession in recent years and the majority of people are now willing to embrace diversity and inclusiveness in their workplace.

Sugary drink taxes decrease consumption of beverages, study finds

July 5, 2019 | News

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Increased intake of sugar‐sweetened beverages (SSBs) is associated with a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dental caries, excess weight gain and numerous other obesity‐related diseases. In response, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended SSB taxation to reduce consumption. A systematic review by researchers from the University of Otago has evaluated whether such a tax does indeed have an impact on purchasing and dietary behaviour.

The KATANA Zirconia Block—Clinical experiences from Italy

July 3, 2019 | Advertorial

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.

Fraudulent dental practitioners face severe penalties under new amendment

July 2, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: The Queensland Parliament has recently passed the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 that increases penalties for people who fraudulently claim to be dentists or other health practitioners. The updated legislation includes higher fines and possible prison terms, which are designed to bolster the protection offered to the public under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law).

Family characteristics influence periodontal diseases in children

July 2, 2019 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: Numerous studies have been published on the association between dental caries and various family contextual factors. However, similar research with regard to periodontal disease is limited. Thus, the aim of a recent systematic review was to assess the influence of family characteristics on periodontal diseases in children.

FEFU scientists may have found way to grow new teeth for patients

July 1, 2019 | News

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: A group of histologists and dentists from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) have collaborated with Russian and Japanese colleagues and discovered cells that may be responsible for the formation of human dental tissue. The findings could provide a basis for the development of bioengineering techniques in dentistry aimed at growing new dental tissue.

BIOLASE announces Advancing Dentistry Symposium

June 27, 2019 | Events

IRVINE, Calif., U.S.: BIOLASE, a global leader in dental lasers, has announced that it will host the Advancing Dentistry Symposium in San Diego, California, on Oct. 18 and 19, 2019. The conference will provide education on the cutting-edge technologies, techniques, and innovations that are currently advancing dentistry today. Leading experts will give presentations on these latest trends and innovations.

Vital tooth bleaching has adverse effects on oral health, study concludes

June 26, 2019 | News

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: A newly published systemic review has revealed that, while tooth bleaching treatment yields positive changes for young participants in aesthetic-related areas, such as smiling, laughing and showing teeth without embarrassment, it causes tooth sensitivity and can affect quality of life and thus oral health.

Study examines correlation between maternal dental anxiety and oral health status of children

June 21, 2019 | News

MURADNAGAR, India: Many people with dental anxiety avoid regular visits to the dentist, which in turn can lead to a deterioration in their oral health and further increase their anxiety. A recent study by researchers from the Department of Public Health Dentistry at I.T.S Dental College in Muradnagar in India has shown that mothers’ dental anxiety has a direct impact on their children’s oral health, as it is usually the mother who has the greatest impact on the child during the first years of life.

Study grants announced for Indigenous oral health students

June 20, 2019 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: Offering dental professionals who are in the midst of further education assistance with their journey is something that can only be beneficial to improving the oral health of people throughout the community. Recently, the Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) and the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia awarded five study grants to assist undergraduate Indigenous oral health therapy and dental hygienist students with their education and work placement semesters.

EssenSeal: A new-generation root canal sealer

June 20, 2019 | Advertorial

VEVEY, Switzerland: Introduced by Swiss endodontic company Produits Dentaires (PD) at the 2019 International Dental Show, EssenSeal is an innovative sealer designed for advanced root canal therapy. Engineered and manufactured by the company, it enables more effective root canal sealing to limit the growth of residual bacteria and prevent any resumption of infection. This is possible because of its unique formula featuring melaleuca, or tea-tree oil.

Interview: “The future of dentistry will be digital”

June 20, 2019 | Advertorial | Interviews

As the operator of his own dental practice in the German town of Laer and a member of the Digital Dental Academy in Berlin, Dr Hendrik Zellerhoff is clearly a very busy man. Fortunately, his integration of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia Block into his daily workflow means that he is able to deliver high-quality restorations to his patients faster than ever. In this interview, Dr Zellerhoff explains how he uses the block and how his patients have responded to it.

Dental journalism recognised by Australian Dental Association

June 19, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Journalism plays a key role as a catalyst for change within society and journalists have been pivotal in bringing stories about some of the most important issues in oral health in Australia to the attention of the public. For this year’s Australian Dental Association (ADA) media awards event, the alarming prevalence of infant tooth extractions and the causes of childhood dental caries were the subjects of the two winning entries.

Nobel Biocare getting ready to reshape implant dentistry

June 19, 2019 | Business | Events | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: From 27 to 29 June, the Spanish capital of Madrid will play host to the 2019 Nobel Biocare Global Symposium. At this event, dentists will be able to see and experience the future of implant dentistry through the innovations being showcased. Among these will be the new Nobel Biocare N1 system, which combines the company’s latest surface technology with a biologically driven design to reduce treatment time and improve patient comfort.

Orthodontic treatment not associated with overall happiness, study finds

June 18, 2019 | News

ADELAIDE, Australia: Research undertaken at the University of Adelaide has examined whether an orthodontic treatment has an impact on psychosocial outcomes. The study concluded that, contrary to popular belief, such therapy does not result in better psychosocial functioning later in life.

New Zealand government faces growing criticism over limited access to dental care

June 14, 2019 | News

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The University of Otago in New Zealand has recently reopened its multimillion-dollar dental school, the only one in the country. The announcement of its reopening coincided with a petition signed by thousands of people calling for more affordable dental care.

New 3Shape Dental System 2019 software now available

June 7, 2019 | Advertorial

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: 3Shape has announced the release of the 2019 version of its industry-leading design software for laboratories. The new and improved 3Shape Dental System 2019 includes significantly enhanced solutions for designing and producing dentures, splints and clear aligners, as well as improvements to core workflows.

Mandible helps to uncover history of civilisations in Tibet

June 6, 2019 | News

LANZHOU, China: The journey that Homo sapiens has embarked on is something that has enthralled modern scientists for many centuries. Now, as technology continually improves, more understanding is being gained and new discoveries are coming to the surface. Recently, researchers revealed that a sister group of Neanderthals, the Denisovans, occupied the Tibetan Plateau long before Homo sapiens arrived in the region. This discovery was made through the analysis of a 160,000-year-old hominin mandible.

CPAG calls for free dental care and healthcare for all youth

June 4, 2019 | News

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Early childhood dental caries is the most common chronic disease seen in children and a leading cause of hospital admissions for New Zealand children. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) is attempting to tackle the issue by calling for free universal healthcare, including dentistry, prescriptions and specialist hearing and vision care, for all children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age.

Food additive used in toothpaste and chewing gum may have negative impact on health

May 28, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Nanoparticles of the common food additive titanium dioxide (E171), which is found in more than 900 food products, including chewing gum, as well as in some medicines and toothpastes, may have a negative impact on human health, according to a recent study. The results of the study have prompted experts to call for better regulations and more discussion around the topic of food additives.

“Simply apply and dry, and you’re done”: CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS

May 27, 2019 | Advertorial | News

Combining ease of use and excellent viscosity, CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS is a stable and universal prosthetic primer designed for all restorations. By incorporating Kuraray Noritake Dental’s original MDP monomer and a silane monomer, it is able to provide an enhanced adhesive surface for ceramics, hybrid ceramics, composites and even metals. CLEARFIL CERAMIC PRIMER PLUS is best used in conjunction with the adhesive resin cement PANAVIA V5 to ensure durable restorations.

ADA will continue its push for affordable dental care after Australian election

May 27, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: A few days after the Australian elections, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with the re-elected coalition government to improve Australia’s dental health and to implement the ADA’s Australian Dental Health Plan (ADHP).

Interview: It is all about soft-tissue management

May 27, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Giovanni Zucchelli is professor at the University of Bologna in Italy and president elect of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration. He specialises in the treatment of complex periodontal and peri-implant cases and in the aesthetic rehabilitation of gingival tissue around natural teeth and implants, applying the avant-garde procedures he himself devised. Zucchelli also offers courses at his private practice in Bologna and speaks regularly at major international congresses. Furthermore, he is an active researcher and regularly gives presentations internationally. He has published several books focusing on periodontal plastic surgery. Zucchelli was one of the lecturers at the MASTERMINDS2 conference, organised by OMNIPRESS, which took place in Athens in Greece on 17 and 18 May.

Simple exercise found to improve oral function in the elderly

May 24, 2019 | News

SEOUL, South Korea: Older adults frequently experience decreased salivation and xerostomia, which may lead to oral soft-tissue disease, dental caries, periodontal disease and oral candidiasis. Although masticatory and swallowing functions are closely linked to overall health, nutritional status and quality of life, chemical agents used to treat dry mouth may cause side effects and often require a prescription. In a new study, researchers have improved oral function in the elderly by performing a simple oral stretching and exercise technique.

University of Otago chooses Dentsply Sirona’s Sinius treatment centres

May 23, 2019 | News

SALZBURG, Austria: The ambitious project of building up a dental training facility from scratch is nearing completion at the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry in New Zealand. In mid-March, so-called super-users began their training with 211 Sinius treatment centres that Dentsply Sirona installed at the university’s Dunedin campus at the end of 2018. For Dentsply Sirona, its collaboration with the university has seen the company remain engaged until the final stages by providing high-quality trainers from Germany and Australia.

Interview: “Innovation backed by science”

May 23, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dental Tribune International sat down at IDS 2019 with Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare Systems, to discuss the company’s latest innovations, its upcoming Global Symposium in Madrid, and what he sees as its future focus.

Launca and Hyperlab announce strategic business cooperation

May 21, 2019 | Business

GUANGDONG, China/CURITIBA, Brazil: Launca Medical Device Technology has officially announced a business partnership with Hyperlab in Brazil for its digital intra-oral scanner.

Eating disorders—Oral health professionals have role in early identification

May 20, 2019 | News

SYDNEY, Australia: Eating disorders and disordered eating together are estimated to affect over 16 per cent of the Australian population, according to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC). The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the NEDC have collaborated in order to spread awareness about eating disorders and their identification and assessment and to encourage referral among oral health professionals.

Review links protruding teeth to long-term oral health risks

May 20, 2019 | News

ADELAIDE, Australia: A new systematic review has reported that children with protruding primary or early permanent teeth have an increased chance of damaging them. However, the researchers affirmed that the oral health risks linked to protruding teeth can be significantly reduced without entailing prohibitive costs.

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