SHANGHAI, China: Many readers may not have heard of Angelalign Technology, the largest clear aligner manufacturer in mainland China. The company shares most of the letters in its name with its largest competitor, US-based Align Technology, and the two companies also share the bulk of Chinese clear aligner sales. Angelalign stepped out of relative obscurity and into the international spotlight in June when it offered nearly 17 million shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
May 21, 2021 | Interviews
Health inequalities are avoidable and can be reduced by improving access to healthcare. In the hope of making dental care and oral health education accessible to those who need it the most, Dr Kyle Turner created a free artificial intelligence (AI)-based application for dental check-ups. In this interview, he talks about what prompted him to launch Pearlii and shares his experience of growing up in a vast remote area in Australia where access to oral healthcare was, and still is, restricted.
May 14, 2021 | Interviews
In 2019, Dr Ginal Bilimoria was honoured with Dentsply Sirona’s first Smart Integration Award which celebrates innovative ideas from female dental experts. It was awarded to her for her forward-looking ideas related to the digital workflow and the impact that integration would have on both her as a practitioner and on her patients. Bilimoria is a general dentist in Orewa, a suburb of Auckland in New Zealand. Dentsply Sirona spoke with her about what made her decide to enter the competition, the role of technology in her own practice and her future goals.
May 12, 2021 | News
MELBOURNE, Australia: For more than a year at this point, almost all dental events have been held online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In countries with widespread vaccination programmes and/or a lack of cases of locally transmitted SARS-CoV-2, in-person events are starting to return. ADX Melbourne, the 2021 instalment of Australia’s foremost dental exhibition, took place this past week as an in-person event and has been hailed “a great success” by the organisers.
May 10, 2021 | News
MELBOURNE, Australia: After a year unlike any other, the Australian dental industry’s best and brightest came together over the weekend for ADX Melbourne, the 2021 iteration of the country’s largest dental exhibition. As part of the event, a gala dinner was held on Friday at Showtime Events Centre, where the winners of the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards were announced.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India/CELEBRATION, Fla., US: The days of dental clinics using multiple software solutions are numbered, according to health technology start-up CareStack. The six-year-old dental software company raised $22.5 million (€18.6 million) in capital in April, bringing the total amount of funds raised by the company to more than $60 million, and it now plans to expand its operations and double the size of its team.
May 3, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.
April 27, 2021 | Advertorial
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Given its emphasis on research and development, 3Shape has always been focused on delivering innovative market-leading technological solutions to dental professionals. In keeping with this aim, the company has now launched 3Shape Automate, the world’s first digital dental design platform to be exclusively powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
April 26, 2021 | Interviews
Even though in some countries there are already more women than men entering dentistry, the top positions, be it in dental schools, dental organisations or conferences, are still predominantly held by men. As part of a series portraying outstanding career paths and achievements of women in dentistry, Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Joanne Choi, senior lecturer in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the University of Otago in Dunedin in New Zealand. In this interview, she talks about her career path that started with a move to a different country, about what connects art and dental technology, and about the importance of practical experience for dental research.
April 16, 2021 | News
QINGDAO, China: Most adults experience episodes of gingivitis, which can progress to periodontitis, yet the role of plaque in gingivitis onset and progression to periodontitis remains uncertain. Now, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have observed that the oral health of participants deteriorated and their oral microbiome aged more rapidly than normal after they stopped practising oral hygiene.
April 8, 2021 | News
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March 31, 2021 | Advertorial
SHANGHAI, China: The Straumann Group, a global leader in implant and aesthetic dentistry, has recently signed an investment agreement with the Shanghai Xinzhuang Industrial Park (SHXIP) in order to establish its first campus in China. The campus will comprise a manufacturing, education and innovation centre, all situated on one site.
March 30, 2021 | News
SEOUL, South Korea: As periodontitis and halitosis share a microbiological pathogenesis, researchers from the Seoul National University School of Dentistry have investigated whether there is a correlation between the two. They found that halitosis may be an indicator of periodontitis and thus of the development of other systemic diseases.
March 30, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation can bring dental technicians and dentists closer together. How new opportunities arising from this interdisciplinary approach can be used best is the topic of Amann Girrbach’s AG.Live CON virtual congress, which will be held from 20 to 24 April.
March 24, 2021 | News
HONG KONG, China/BERKELEY, Calif., US: A study led by researchers in China has recently examined the impact of the oral microbiota on overall health. The researchers found that a novel microbial small molecule released by Streptococcus mutans, a bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity, is linked to dental caries development. With its new insights, the study could help scientists undertaking new research to find a way to prevent dental caries.
March 15, 2021 | News
BRISBANE, Australia: In Australia, considerable oral health disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Health reports indicate that Indigenous Australians, particularly those in remote communities, are much more likely to have multiple caries and untreated dental disease owing to factors such as poor access to dental clinics, cost and lack of awareness. However, a new study out of Queensland has suggested that simple interventions in treating dental caries could have significant benefits for Indigenous children.
March 12, 2021 | Advertorial
SCHAAN, Liechtenstein: Ivoclar Vivadent offers dental professionals ideally coordinated products for high-quality, aesthetic and efficient filling treatments. Some of these products can now be tried out free of charge.
March 10, 2021 | Events
SYDNEY, Australia: The Australian Dental Association and FDI have announced that they will present a completely virtual special edition of the World Dental Congress (WDC) from 26 to 29 September. Owing to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the congress has been moved fully online for the first time.