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Study identifies gingival cells that can protect against periodontitis.

October 16, 2019 | News

PHILADELPHIA, U.S./CHENGDU, China: Periodontitis remains the sixth most prevalent infectious disease worldwide, and the most common cause of tooth loss despite significant advancements in oral health care. A new cell type discovered in the gingival epithelium that helps protect against harmful bacteria has renewed the interest in the immunological regulation of periodontal diseases.

Boston University Dental School- the first US dental school to implement robotic implant surgeries

October 10, 2019 | News

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) at Boston University has become the first U.S. dental school to use surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries.

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AIIMS & Union Health Ministry launch ‘eDantSeva’ web & app to reach out to over 1 billion people

October 9, 2019 | News

New Delhi, India: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), and Union Health ministry have launched 'eDantSeva' website and mobile application - that will reach out to more than one billion people with just one click.

ITI Congress India 2019 is poised to become the largest implant meeting ever: Dr Nikhil Deshpande

September 7, 2019 | Events | Interviews | News

The International Team of Implantology ITI Congress India 2019 presents an excellent opportunity to listen to the global leaders in implantology - Stephen Chen, Urs Belser, Daniel Buser, Niklaus Lang, Christoph Hammerle, Daniel Thoma, David Cochran, Matteo Chiapasco and many more. The 2-day event is going to be held on 5/6 Oct 2019 in Mumbai. Dr Nikhil Deshpande, who is a part of the Leadership Team of the ITI India Section, explains how, apart from clinicians, this international conference is going to be a great opportunity for the academicians, and even the interns and PG students.

“Partial Extraction Therapy (PET) will become the default technique in the future.” Dr Udatta Kher

September 5, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr Udatta Kher has made significant contributions to the field of implant dentistry. He has developed a wealth of clinical evidence on Socket Shield. He has also developed MITSA - an innovative technique that has simplified the sinus lift procedure and made it user-friendly for the beginners. He is a well-known educator in implant dentistry, providing quality training through his academy 'Impart Education.' In this interview, Dr Udatta Kher provides answers to all the clinically relevant topics in implantology.

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Study revisits early & late dental implant failures & compares various implant removal techniques

September 4, 2019 | News

ZURICH, Switzerland: Clinical evidence has established dental implants as a great treatment option to replace missing teeth. However, even with the high success rates reported, like in every medical technique, there are possibilities of biological complications that may lead to implant failure, necessitating the removal of the implant. A recent study by the University of Zurich has revisited the reasons for implant failure and compared different techniques used for implant removal.

“Plastic periodontal surgery has evolved a lot in the last decade.” – Markus Hürzeler / Otto Zuhr

September 1, 2019 | Interviews | News

Prof. Dr Markus Hürzeler and Dr Otto Zuhr, popularly known as Hürzeler/ Zuhr, have taken clinical excellence, education, and research in periodontics, implantology and microsurgeries to a different level. The Hürzeler/Zuhr academy is one of the truly world-class centres for education and training in dentistry. Drs Hürzeler/ Zuhr will answer the questions and share their expertise in this interview with three Perio-Implantologists from India - Drs Sudhindra Kulkarni, Neel Bhatavadekar, and Akshay Kumarswamy.

AIIMS to carry out the largest nationwide dental survey for national oral health policy

August 19, 2019 | News

New Delhi, India: A series of workshops conducted at AIIMS, Delhi have drafted the survey guidelines as a part of the process to create an all-encompassing policy related to oral health. The data collected in this survey would act as a baseline for planning preventive and treatment strategies in oral healthcare in India. Once the policy is notified, the health ministry of India will work on a national strategic implementation framework with detailed implementation points.

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Padma Shri Dr Mahesh Verma appointed as the new VC of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

August 18, 2019 | News

Padma Shri and B. C. Roy awardee Dr Mahesh Verma, who was serving as the Director-Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, has been announced as the new Vice-Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), in a notification released by the Secretary, Higher Education, Delhi government.

Discovery of ‘Coronoid Foramen’ by a Bengaluru surgeon Dr Nyer Firdoose could explain pain after LA

August 16, 2019 | News

Dr Nyer Firdoose Chintamani Subhan, a maxillofacial and cleft surgeon from Bengaluru has published his original work on the unique discovery of ‘coronoid foramina’ bilaterally along with bilateral accessory foramina over the ‘lateral aspect of the ramus of the mandible,’ which has never been seen or documented in the literature so far in a live patient.

Oral surgeons in Saveetha Dental College, Chennai extract 526 teeth from a single site in a child.

August 12, 2019 | News

CHENNAI, India: In a 2-hour long surgery, performed at the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have successfully removed 526 teeth from a single site in a 7-year-old boy's mouth. The operating surgeon removed a well-defined bag like mass in its entirety, instead of exploring it on the operating table (akin to opening a bag of worms) which could have extended the duration of general anaesthesia unnecessarily.

“There will always be only one Peter Dawson” – Dr. Nitish Surathu (Guest Editorial)

August 2, 2019 | News

Dr Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S., (1930- 2019) - a dental industry pioneer, who was globally acclaimed as one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in dentistry, passed away on 27th July 2019 at the age of 89. He will be remembered for his great contributions to the fields of TMJ, occlusion and restorative dentistry. In his illustrious career of over 60 years, Dr Dawson wrote and published five books, including the highly acclaimed “Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design.” He founded the Dawson Academy in 1979, that has trained over 40,000 dental professionals globally on TMJ and occlusal principles developed by Dr Dawson. His work earned him the ADA Distinguished Service Award, the highest honour given by the American Dental Association’s Board of Trustees.

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“I was 20 years ahead”- Dr. Patrick Palacci in conversation with three perio- implantologists

August 1, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr Patrick Palacci, a name that is synonymous with 'Palacci Technique,' is known for creating several novel techniques in Periodontics & Implantology with regard to optimal implant positioning, papilla regeneration and esthetic implant dentistry. Dr Palacci is an inspiring and influential figure in the world of dentistry, a researcher who has worked in close association with Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark and contributed so much to Perio-Esthetics and Esthetic Implant Dentistry. Dr Palacci will answer the questions and share his expertise in an interview with three Perio-Implantologists from India - Drs. Sudhindra Kulkarni, Neel Bhatavadekar, and Akshay Kumarswamy

Hydroxyapatite toothpaste – an alternative to fluoride toothpaste?

July 30, 2019 | News

WÜRZBURG, Germany: The use of hydroxyapatite has been investigated and discussed for years as an artificial tooth enamel to prevent loss of tooth structure by erosion and also to contribute to the regeneration of natural tooth enamel. However, we need more scientific evidence to prove its benefits. A recent German study has now shown that hydroxyapatite can be as effective as fluoride for prophylaxis.

Genetic study suggests a causal link between dental caries and cardiovascular- metabolic factors

July 30, 2019 | News

UMEÅ, Sweden: Researchers from the Institute of Odontology at Umeå University in Sweden collaborated with the Bristol Dental School in the UK, in the largest study of its kind, in order to improve our understanding on the role our genes in oral health. The team collected meta-data from thousands of patients and was able to identify 47 new genes with connections to tooth decay. Also, they used Mendelian randomisation to find a genetic link between oral health and cardiovascular- metabolic factors

Study reveals environmental impact of mercury released from dental amalgam- an unexplored topic

July 27, 2019 | News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SPRING, Texas, U.S.: Mercury in dental amalgam contributes to global mercury pollution in multiple ways, such as the illegal diversion of dental mercury into the artisanal and small-scale gold mining industry, crematoria emissions from the deceased and sewage sludge sold to the farmers. This mercury pollution leads to air, water and food contamination that can impact human health negatively. A recent study investigated the different pathways that release mercury from dental amalgam into the environment.

Dr Jayant Palaskar receives US and EU Patents for his invention on Centric Relation (CR) recording

July 21, 2019 | News

Centric Relation (CR) is a complex and controversial topic in dentistry. The primary reason for the controversy is the frequent modification of its definition in the last so many decades, based on our understanding of the condylar head position during centric jaw relation. The clinical challenge is that there is no device available right now that can help the operator to guide the head of the condyle to attain the position described in the definitions given by Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms (GPT). Dr Jayant Palaskar's invention attempts to solve this problem by making the whole process objective and achievable.

Knife-edges are back, thanks to adhesive tech & better understanding of materials- Dr Ali Tunkiwala

July 12, 2019 | Interviews | News

Dr Ali Tunkiwala (MDS, Prosthodontics) maintains a dental practice in Mumbai, primarily focused on Implants, Aesthetics and Full Mouth Rehabilitation. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and also a Fellow and Diplomate of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) & ISOI (Indian Society of Oral Implantologists). He is a speaker for the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and also serves on the editorial board of various international journals and periodicals in dentistry. Dr Ali has several peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has authored a chapter in the book titled, “Graftless Solutions in Implant Dentistry”. He is the Director of “Impart Education”, a continuing education initiative to nurture and guide motivated clinicians towards predictable evidence-based dental practice. In this interview, he talks about three of his favourite topics: Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Esthetic Rehabilitation, and Digital Dentistry.

Clinicians can now “see” a patient’s pain in real time using advanced technology

July 11, 2019 | News

ANN ARBOR, Mich., U.S.: One of the biggest challenges in clinical dentistry is pain management during even the simplest of procedures. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) have created a technology to overcome this challenge. Their innovation involves special augmented reality glasses through which clinicians can “see” and map a patient's pain in real time. The researchers consider this innovation as the first step in the advancement of pain management technology, although it may still take some more years to get integrated into dental practices.

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Orthodontic treatment does not guarantee better psychosocial functioning later in life.

July 3, 2019 | News

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

FEFU scientists may have found the cell type needed to grow new teeth for patients

July 3, 2019 | News

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

Family characteristics affect the periodontal diseases in children and adolescents

July 2, 2019 | News

BRISBANE, Australia: We have enough literature to demonstrate an association between dental caries and family characteristics. However, the same is not true about periodontal disease, where the evidence is limited. Therefore, a recent systematic review assessed the influence of family characteristics on periodontal diseases in children and adolescents.

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New study reveals that our food choices are decided by how our tongue perceives the food texture

July 2, 2019 | News

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., U.S.: It is a well-known fact that individual differences in taste and smell perception decide whether a person likes or dislikes a particular type of food. A recent study used chocolate to investigate how our tongue reacts to different food textures, and influences us to eat, like or reject different types of food.

An interview with Dr. Maria Csillag (Budapest) – the creator of Smylist®

July 1, 2019 | Interviews

Dr. Maria Csillag is the inventor, chief instructor, and owner of Smylist® Ltd. Dr. Maria’s key achievements include the development of the Smylist® concept and the software, the gnatho ageing technique, the body balance technique, the MyActiveFace Smylist® facial muscle exercises and the Smile to go by Smylist® technique. Since 2008, she has been delivering training sessions on the use of the Smylist® Design Software and general smile design all over the world, adding courses in 2012 on her unparalleled, new, step-by-step complex approach, the Smylist® concept. This interview is an attempt to give the readers a better idea about Smylist, and how its principles can be applied to diagnose and treat even the musculoskeletal and medical problems.

My first editorial : Being a trend watcher.

June 27, 2019 | Education | Interviews | News

Dr. Rajeev Chitguppi (MDS) has taken over as the Executive Editor of Dental Tribune (South Asia) from May, 2019.

Interview with Dr. Gerhard Iglhaut, Germany (DDS, PhD) : A pioneer in Implantology

June 27, 2019 | Events | Interviews | News

Dr. Gerhard Iglhaut, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with an experience of more than 30 years in Implantology, will be visiting India in the month of August, 2019 to conduct a 5 day workshop on soft tissue management in Bangalore.

Editorial: Can we rebuild the lost enamel?

June 27, 2019 | Interviews | News

We knew since the beginning that once the enamel is lost, it is lost forever because it cannot regenerate naturally.  However, this could all change in the future, thanks to Professor Janet Moradian-Oldak, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. She works out of the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California.

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Allogenic stem cells – a faster and cheaper method to treat periodontitis

June 27, 2019 | News

SENDAI, Japan: Periodontitis is a common oral disease that affects the oral health of many people with serious effects. A new research from Japan proposes a novel cell-based regenerative approach, which promises to address & overcome some of the shortcomings and limitations of the regenerative therapies, currently being used for the treatment of periodontitis.

FDI highlights role of dental practitioners on World No Tobacco Day, 2019

June 27, 2019 | Events | News

GENEVA, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day on May 31 every year. WHO emphasizes on a specific area every year, and this year’s primary focus was on lung health. However, FDI World Dental Federation highlighted the relationship between the use of tobacco and oral health.

Review study compares machined and sandblasted dental implant surfaces

June 27, 2019 | News

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Studies have shown that the implant surface roughness influences the degree of biological integration and success rates of dental implants, which has resulted in a shift of focus from machined to roughened implant surfaces. However, clinicians have still been looking for strong scientific evidence that supports the use of sandblasted implants over machined ones in clinical practice. Looking at this need, the team of researchers from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, carried out a comparative evaluation of implant failure and marginal bone loss between the two types of surfaces.

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