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

September 10, 2021 | News

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 9, 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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Interview: “Even the most experienced clinician is inconsistent—AI is not”

September 7, 2021 | Interviews | News

Dr Kyle Stanley is a specialist in implantology, founder of a company transforming patient care through artificial intelligence (AI) and a passionate advocate for mental health in the dental profession. On 16 September, he will lecture on the future of dentistry powered by AI at the Osstell ISQ Online Symposium, which attracted 2,000 attendees last year. In this interview, the expert discusses how AI supports dental professionals in different areas such as radiology, practice management, smile design, the laboratory and dental insurance. He also talks about how AI is going to help individualise treatment plans in the future and how it can benefit the mental well-being of dentists.

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

September 7, 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 (RCT), 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.

Interview: Dr Narayan Venkataraman with Dr Pinak Kapadia on augmentation in implantology

September 5, 2021 | Interviews | News

Renowned implantologist, great educator, and one of the most sought-after experts in the field of implantology - Dr. Narayan Venkatraman has answered questions on all augmentation and tissue management aspects of implantology. To pick his brain, to ask the right questions, and to get the best out of him - we have one of the most brilliant and inquisitive minds in implantology- Dr. Pinak Kapadia.

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Does soft tissue augmentation hold up long term? Clinical tips from the past decade

August 18, 2021 | News

In this editorial, Dr. Neel Bhatavadekar briefly outlines the long-term comparison between two main techniques for soft tissue grafting: tunneling vs. envelope flap, and the use of vertical release incisions vs. without vertical incisions, and specifically so, in the Indian patient context.

Nanorobots will prevent root canal treatment failures

August 15, 2021 | News

An indigenously developed nanorobotic technology will deploy nanosized robots that will traverse the slender dentinal tubules and target the hard-to-reach bacteria, which are primarily responsible for the root canal treatment failures.

Women in dentistry: Meet chemist and awarded dental materials inventor Dr. Sumita Mitra

August 11, 2021 | Interviews

As the second candidate for a series portraying outstanding women in dentistry, Dental Tribune International (DTI) interviewed Dr. Sumita Mitra. During her career at 3M, she developed a unique nanomaterial-based dental filler, for which she received the European Inventor Award 2021. This material and numerous other inventions of hers in the field of dental materials have been patented. DTI spoke with Mitra about how a bunch of grapes inspired her research efforts, about the greatest advantages of her developed material and about how she gives back to the next generation of inventors.

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Delta D – a sublineage of Delta variant dominating the world now

August 8, 2021 | News

Delta D, a sub-lineage or clade that has evolved from Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, is now accounting for most cases worldwide.

Registration for EuroPerio10 and virtual EuroPerio Series now open

August 4, 2021 | Events | News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Following the virtual EuroPerio Series kick-off event earlier this summer, the event organisers have now announced that registration is open for EuroPerio10, which will be held from 15 to 18 June next year, as well as for the upcoming single sessions of the virtual EuroPerio Series.

Intra-oral device for weight loss ignites discussion about effectiveness and ethics

July 21, 2021 | News

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: In both developed and developing countries, obesity has become so common that it is being described as a global epidemic. Researchers from the University of Otago in Dunedin and institutions in the UK have proposed a weight loss aid for certain patients in the form of an intra-oral device fitted to the posterior teeth. DentalSlim Diet Control uses magnets to restrict mouth opening, permitting a liquid diet only. While the device has been called a “world-first weight loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic”, many have expressed their disapproval and concern about it.

Oral health management in times of climate change crisis

July 21, 2021 | News

BOSTON, U.S./ KIGALI, Rwanda: Experts have been warning about the consequences of climate change for years, and with every year that the situation worsens, these consequences become increasingly difficult to reverse. The current rate of global warming is associated with higher risks for adverse health outcomes as well, and these are measurable today, according to a recent commentary.

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World Health Assembly resolution on reducing oral disease burden

July 20, 2021 | News

The increasing burden of untreated dental conditions and lack of oral health initiatives in global health agendas has been a cause of concern for ages recently brought to the limelight in the past few years. The World Health Assembly (WHA) passed a historic resolution on oral health in May 2021, initiating efforts in alleviating this burden. This article summarizes these challenges and the resolution passed by WHA.

Human genome editing for public health – WHO recommendations

July 13, 2021 | News

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released two new reports that provide the first global recommendations for establishing human genome editing as a tool for public health, with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness, and ethics. This article summarizes what human genome editing does and WHO’s new recommendations for its application worldwide.

Indian dentists: Did vaccination reduce positivity rate during second wave?

July 11, 2021 | News

India’s first study to assess the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infection among dental practitioners during the second wave of the pandemic in India got published by 4 senior academics- 3 senior specialist dentists (oral and maxillofacial surgeons, oral pathologist, public health dentist) and Community Medicine specialist from ESIC Dental College, New Delhi and SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana respectively.

Prevention of periodontal disease could save billions

July 9, 2021 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) recently commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a provider of forecasting and advisory services, to perform an analysis on the financial and human cost of periodontal disease in six western European countries. Overall, the results show that preventing new cases of periodontitis by eliminating gingivitis would save up to €101 billion over a ten-year period.

Correlating rotated mandibles with back & knee pain

July 6, 2021 | News

A study was carried out to evaluate the co-relation between mandibular rotations in patients with a history of mid back pain, lower back pain, and knee pain.

The ever increasing cost of oral cancer treatment in India

July 6, 2021 | News

India spent approximately INR 2,386 crore on oral cancer treatment in 2020, which will increase to more than INR 23,000 crore in the next ten years.

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