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Yogic relaxation better than Alprazolam before RCT

October 14, 2021 | News

Fear and anxiety are common problems seen in dentistry, esp. with oral surgery and root canal treatment (RCT). Fear and anxiety can affect the heart rate and blood pressure of the patient which may potentially affect the quality of care provided, the healing process, and the patient's willingness to undergo follow-up care.

Prevest Denpro becomes the first BSE-listed dental-material company

October 14, 2021 | News

Prevest Denpro, a dental material company based in India, has become the 346th company listed on the BSE-SME (Bombay Stock Exchange- Small and Medium Enterprises). It is the first dental-material-based company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. 

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The good, the bad and the unproven: Study examines consumer oral care tools

October 13, 2021 | News

BUFFALO, New York, U.S.: Does using an interdental brush help to prevent periodontal disease, and will taking dietary supplements or probiotics actually improve periodontal health? Researchers at University at Buffalo in New York have waded into the murky waters of consumer dental products with the aim of separating fact from fiction to help dental professionals and the public to identify best practices for the prevention of periodontal disease.

Ulpia Periodontics Summit, 1 – 3 Nov 2021

October 12, 2021 | News

From November 1st to 3rd 2021, Ulpia Periodontics Summit will bring together top-tier specialists to approach the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases and other fundamental aspects of the periodontal practice.

Interview: “Slow Dentistry has resonated around the world and is growing exponentially”

October 8, 2021 | Interviews

Since 2010, Slow Dentistry has been encouraging dental professionals to manage their time at the clinic better and to practise ethical and quality care. Now, more than a decade later, the movement has achieved substantial growth and continues to gain strength despite the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview with Dental Tribune International, Dr Miguel Stanley, an ambassador for and the co-founder of Slow Dentistry, talks about some of the movement’s proudest achievements so far and about Slow Dentistry’s vision for the future.

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Dental products included in WHO Essential Medicines List- first time in 45 years

October 7, 2021 | News

In a first for dentistry, the World Health Organization (WHO) has included dental products in its Annual Model list of Essential Medicines (EML). WHO published and released its latest (22nd) edition on 1st October 2021. The EML aims to address global health priorities, identifying the medicines that are available, affordable, and considered most effective and safe to meet the most important needs in a health system. Dr. Divyesh Mundra, Assistant Editor (Public Health Policy), Dental Tribune South Asia gives us the details.

3D printing in dentistry: Revolution in progress

October 5, 2021 | News

3D dental printing today is reminiscent of cosmetic dentistry in the early 1980s: the needs are many, the technologies are numerous, the applications almost unlimited and the potential open-ended. Just as cosmetic materials and techniques brought aesthetic restorative dentistry into the hands of every practitioner, 3D printing promises to bring the functional and artistic control of the restorative process into the chairside setting.

Is dental zirconia a metal or a ceramic?

October 3, 2021 | News

There is a lot of confusion about whether dental zirconia is a metal or a ceramic. To clarify exactly what this material is, let us look at the origin of these terms.

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Patient receives dental implant under self-hypnosis: “It was easy to turn off the pain”

September 30, 2021 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Physically lying in a dentist’s office but mentally walking barefoot through a mountain river—that is how a patient successfully received a dental implant under self-hypnosis without any anaesthesia. The patient, who underwent such a procedure for the first time under these conditions, was very satisfied with the result and reported that he felt hardly any pain during the procedure.

Disruptive technology—enhancing dentistry

September 30, 2021 | News

The speed of the proliferation of new technologies is breathtaking. Although initially disruptive to our traditional practices, technologies can, and have, enhanced dentistry, improved health outcomes and attracted more fully engaged patients. Now, disruptions are being catalyzed by the intertwined technologies of smart sensors, telemedicine and artificial intelligence (AI).

IDS 2021 attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries

September 29, 2021 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: From 22 to 25 September, the 2021 International Dental Show (IDS), held six months later than usual owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, offered the dental industry and dental professionals the opportunity to experience products live and, above all, to socialise with one another in person. This IDS was the first to be held in a hybrid format, so that visitors who were unable to travel owing to restrictions were still able to participate digitally.

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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Artificial intelligence will relieve stress for dentists

September 25, 2021 | News

“I hate the dentist” is an all-too-common refrain from patients. This is to be expected when, according to some studies, as many as 60% experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. Still, it is not a particularly rousing feeling to know that large swathes of the population live in fear of your laboriously trained hands.

Interview: Dental genetics & saliva research in India – Dr. Gargi Roy Goswami

September 25, 2021 | Interviews | News

This interview showcases the inspiring solo entrepreneurial journey of Dr. Gargi Roy Goswami who has established dental genetics as an interdisciplinary domain in India. Dr. Goswami is also an enthusiastic supporter of saliva research and she talks about the next Saliva Summit that she will be organizing in January 2022.

Dentists’ role in fighting antimicrobial resistance (GARD ECR network) – Dr. Isha Rao

September 25, 2021 | News

Dr. Isha Rao writes about FDI's Global Antimicrobial Research Dental Network for Early Career Researchers (GARD ECR network) studying this field. The role of the GARD ECR network is to ensure that oral health professionals strengthen their position in global antimicrobial research efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

3D printing in dentistry: Future-proof technology?

September 24, 2021 | News

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Technological advancements in dentistry are like a motor force that drives innovation and growth. This is true for digital dentistry. Digital technology continues to advance dentistry, and although not everyone has embraced this technological evolution, most dental professionals would agree that going digital is the way forward. For one thing, the benefits of 3D printing in dentistry are plentiful. It allows dental professionals to stay up to date and is more cost-efficient compared with analog methods. There are constant software updates, frequent launches of new dental materials and rapidly evolving applications in dentistry.

Interview: “ISQ is one of the key indicators for immediate loading when desired”

September 9, 2021 | Education | Events | Interviews

Dr William Martin will be one of four speakers at the upcoming Osstell ISQ Online Symposium on 16 September. Martin, who is a prosthodontist and clinical professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry in the US, has extensive clinical experience in working with the Osstell implant stability quotient (ISQ) in a university setting. He spoke with Dental Tribune International to give a preview of his symposium topics, including how ISQ helps to improve implant education and how the online database OsstellConnect can save clinicians time and energy during their treatments.

Graphene coating that releases antibacterial acid prevents formation of biofilm on dental implants

September 7, 2021 | News

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Biofilm formation on dental implants is a major challenge for dental professionals. It causes patients great inconvenience and entails considerable costs. Now, by covering a graphene-based material with bactericidal molecules, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have developed a novel material designed to prevent infections.

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