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A breath of fresh air: Dental Tribune International launches new website Dec 14, 2017 | News International

A breath of fresh air: Dental Tribune International launches new website

LEIPZIG, Germany: On 15 December, Dental Tribune International is launching its brand-new website. The changes reflect current visual trends, create more space for new content and simplify user navigation. As an international online platform, www.dental-tribune.com will be the only website that offers a combination of dentistry-related news, clinical articles, research papers, product and industry information, job offers and continuing education opportunities in around 25 languages.

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Endodontic approach in the everyday practice to be discussed in free webinar Dec 15, 2017 | News USA

Endodontic approach in the everyday practice to be discussed in free webinar

NEW YORK, U.S.: Modern endodontics is a branch of restorative dentistry and according to some professionals, its goal is not only the prevention or elimination ...

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Use of laser ablation electrospray ionisation to study in vitro oral plaque biofilms Dec 14, 2017 | Clinical General Dentistry

Use of laser ablation electrospray ionisation to study in vitro oral plaque biofilms

Dental biofilms play a crucial role in the overall health of the oral cavity. They are composed of bacteria, bacterial products, extracellular DNA and ...

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ADIA to launch geospatial market data tools at ADX18 Sydney Dec 13, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

ADIA to launch geospatial market data tools at ADX18 Sydney

SYDNEY, Australia: In some industries, data has become the “oil of the digital era” as it is more valuable than any natural resource. Reliable and ...

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New agreement between DTI and IADS aims to strengthen the dental community Dec 13, 2017 | News Europe

New agreement between DTI and IADS aims to strengthen the dental community

LEIPZIG, Germany: Dental Tribune International (DTI) and the International Association of Dental Students (IADS) recently signed a collaboration agreement to help strengthen their networks and promote the important work both organisations are doing. With a combined audience of around one million dentists, industry professionals and dental students worldwide, the collaboration will bring together professionals from a variety of fields in a more informed and up-to-date format.

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Malaysian Dental Bill 2017 proposes stricter regulation of dentistry Dec 12, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Malaysian Dental Bill 2017 proposes stricter regulation of dentistry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia’s new Dental Bill 2017, which had its first reading in Parliament on 27 November, will see significant changes made to the regulation of the dental profession and the organisational structure of the dental workforce. Among other measures, the bill aims to appoint the Malaysian Dental Council and the Malaysian Dental Therapist Board to control and regulate the profession. The existing dental council, established under the Dental Act of 1971, will consequently be ...

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New research on sugar-laden drinks could influence sugar tax debate Dec 11, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

New research on sugar-laden drinks could influence sugar tax debate

SYDNEY, Australia: Researchers from the University of Sydney have revealed that one in seven adolescents are drinking more than two cups of sugar-sweetened beverages a day. The results provide an overview of the negative impact sugar-laden drinks could have, with the participants with high daily consumption being two to three times more likely to have oral health problems than those who do not drink sugary beverages.

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Periodontal disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer Dec 11, 2017 | News Americas

Periodontal disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

NEW YORK, U.S.: According to a new study that tracked the oral health of 122,000 Americans for ten years, it was found that bacteria that cause periodontal disease are linked to the occurrence of esophageal cancer. Researchers found that the presence of several types of bacteria that are linked to periodontal disease may either hike or even lower the risk of cancer.

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Free webinar to cover hygienic workflow in dental practices Dec 8, 2017 | News Americas

Free webinar to cover hygienic workflow in dental practices

NEW YORK, U.S.: The daily routine to avoid cross-infection in the dental office is never ending. However, the consequences of an outbreak are even worse, seriously placing a dental practice’s reputation on the line. In an upcoming free webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 12, participants will learn how to optimize the infection prevention workflow, giving staff and patients the best protection against cross-contamination.

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Surge of oral cancer in young men Dec 7, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Surge of oral cancer in young men

LONDON, UK: Young men are more likely to develop oral cancer than any other demographic in the UK, new figures by Cancer Research UK suggest. While men in their twenties and thirties are diagnosed with the condition more often than elderly men, they are also twice as likely to develop oral cancer than women.

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J. Morita to distribute TRIOS scanner in Japan Dec 7, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

J. Morita to distribute TRIOS scanner in Japan

TOKYO, Japan: Starting in spring 2018, J. Morita will distribute Danish digital solutions provider 3Shape’s award-winning TRIOS 3 intra-oral scanner as part of its line of dental products in Japan, the two companies announced in November.

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Chat-bot technology could revolutionize dental practice administration Dec 6, 2017 | News Americas

Chat-bot technology could revolutionize dental practice administration

NEW YORK, U.S.: The next step in artificial intelligence advancement within dentistry could be just around the corner. Awrel, the dental software solution provider for web, mobile and voice platforms, has recently unveiled their Awrel Partner Portal. According to the company, this new technology enables dental supply companies and labs to supply their customers with intelligent, voice-guided ordering services for implants, supplies and equipment.

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EAO 2017 Madrid

EAO 2017 Madrid

The the 26th annual scientific meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration takes place in the Spanish capital from 5-7 October 2017.

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FDI World Dental Congress 2017

FDI World Dental Congress 2017

Bienvenido a Madrid! From 29 August to 1 September 2017, the dental community gathered in the Spanish capital for the FDI World Dental Congress. Find the ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Interview: “Advanced knowledge and a supporting community via the Internet” Dec 6, 2017 | News International

Interview: “Advanced knowledge and a supporting community via the Internet”

In November, QAdental, a new dental consultation portal, won the Innovation Award at the Finnish Dental Congress and Exhibition in Helsinki. Developed by Dr Mikko Nyman and Teddy Grenman, Chief Dentist and Chief Engineer at Nuovo Nordic Healthcare Services, respectively, the platform offers dental professionals the opportunity to e-consult with dental specialists, serves as a database for learning material and patient cases, and enables forum discussions. Dental Tribune Online spoke with Nyman about ...

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W&H and Planmeca kick off action plan for the Indian market Dec 6, 2017 | Business Asia Pacific

W&H and Planmeca kick off action plan for the Indian market

BANGALORE, India: Kicking off a series of events to increase their brand awareness in India, cooperation partners Planmeca and W&H have hosted exclusive roadshows in six of the country’s metropolises. At the evening events that were specifically tailored to the demands of the Indian dental market, attendees had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the two companies’ comprehensive product portfolios during interactive expert discussions and live demonstrations.

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Research team aims to develop periodontal disease-fighting membrane Dec 5, 2017 | News Americas

Research team aims to develop periodontal disease-fighting membrane

LINCOLN, Neb., U.S.: Dr. Ali Tamayol, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), has led a team that used nanoparticle engineering to develop a membrane that can fight an advanced form of periodontal disease. The team has been analyzing and interpreting data that was collected at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Ivoclar Vivadent hosts successful Competence in Esthetics symposium Dec 5, 2017 | News Europe

Ivoclar Vivadent hosts successful Competence in Esthetics symposium

VIENNA, Austria: Digitalisation has changed the dental industry and new technologies have entered dental practices and laboratories faster than predicted. Following the dynamics of this development, dental manufacturer Ivoclar Vivadent highlighted this topic at its Competence in Esthetics symposium recently held in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

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Preparations for AEEDC Dubai 2018 continue to heat up Dec 4, 2017 | News Middle East & Africa

Preparations for AEEDC Dubai 2018 continue to heat up

DUBAI, UAE: With more than 150 regional and international speakers to deliver lectures and hands-on workshops across a range of subjects in dentistry, the preparations for the next UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) are in full swing. Planned along the theme “Education and innovation transfer”, the 2018 show will be the 22nd consecutive edition of the event.

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Chinese market in focus at 2017 World Dental Forum in Beijing Dec 4, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Chinese market in focus at 2017 World Dental Forum in Beijing

BEIJING, China: Held for the fourth time in 2017, this year’s edition of the World Dental Forum proved to be a great success for its organiser, dental prosthesis provider Modern Dental Group. Bringing together over 800 dental professionals from around the world in the Chinese capital city, the event increased the exposure of the country’s growing dental market by engaging local market players and dentistry experts.

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Interview: “Practice design is a crucial element of my profession” Dec 1, 2017 | Business Europe

Interview: “Practice design is a crucial element of my profession”

Given the increasing emphasis on aesthetics in dentistry, it makes sense that patients would respond positively to a practice with a pleasing design. With this in mind, Dental Tribune Online spoke with Dr Yannick Le Carboulec, an orthodontist based in France, about his experiences using the ORTHORA 200 treatment unit from the Swiss company MIKRONA and how he ensures his patients are treated in comfort.

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Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin Dec 1, 2017 | News UK & Ireland

Ancient fish scales and vertebrate teeth share an embryonic origin

CAMBRIDGE, UK: Two new studies focusing on the evolutionary origin of teeth and of vertebra have provided further evidence of the human connection to marine organisms. One study has confirmed the long-held assumption that teeth and the scales of sharks and skates have a common evolutionary origin and the other has highlighted backbone formation as relating to common ancestry of all jawed vertebrates.

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Finnish Innovation Award honours pioneering dental products Nov 30, 2017 | News Europe

Finnish Innovation Award honours pioneering dental products

HELSINKI, Finland: At the 2017 Finnish Dental Congress and Exhibition in Helsinki, the third Innovaatio (Innovation) Award again recognised new products, services and technologies that have improved patient safety and working conditions for dentists. This year’s winner is a new platform for dental professionals, QAdental, developed by Finnish dentist Dr Mikko Nyman. In addition, Planmeca’s CALM solution and Dentsply Sirona’s CEREC Guide 2 software received honorary mentions from the award jury. ...

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Study finds almost all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid Nov 30, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Study finds almost all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid

TOUNGOO, Myanmar: A study has found that almost all of the mouth cancer patients investigated used smokeless tobacco in the form of betel quid, researchers have reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology Asia 2017 Congress, held in Singapore from 17 to 19 November. Chewing betel quid—it generally contains betel leaf, areca nut and slaked lime, and may contain tobacco—typically starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk factors for ...

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Researchers examine teeth for better age identification in Africa Nov 29, 2017 | News Middle East & Africa

Researchers examine teeth for better age identification in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: For many populations in rural Africa, data on uncompromised development and growth variation is lacking, and researchers typically compare growth in the population of interest to standards that are formulated for European or US children. However, researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg believe assessing teeth could be a far more accurate way to determine the age of children in Africa.

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World’s largest study on implants in edentulous mandibles to be extended Nov 29, 2017 | News Europe

World’s largest study on implants in edentulous mandibles to be extended

DÜSSELDORF/KIEL, Germany: The German Research Foundation has extended the world’s largest single-implant study for the retention of a complete denture in the edentulous mandible by another three years. The total funding for the project, which started in 2012 at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, now totals around €1.275 million.

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Dr. Gerhard K. Seeberger assumes duty as ADI President Nov 28, 2017 | News Americas

Dr. Gerhard K. Seeberger assumes duty as ADI President

NEW YORK, U.S.: On Nov. 26, during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Dr. Gerhard K. Seeberger was installed as the 28th President of the Academy of ...

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Major increases in waiting time for public dentistry in Australia Nov 28, 2017 | News Asia Pacific

Major increases in waiting time for public dentistry in Australia

DARWIN, Australia: Unreasonably long waiting times in public dentistry have been an issue in Australia for some time. Now, new figures disclosed in a senate ...

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