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GC readies itself for fifth International Dental Symposium


TOKYO, Japan: On 11 February, GC Corp. celebrated its 100th anniversary. As part of the continued celebrations surrounding this milestone, the company is now preparing for the fifth iteration of its International Dental Symposium, where it will deliver the latest information on state-of-the-art dentistry to participants worldwide.
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In case you missed it: Most popular New Dentist Now articles of 2021


From top: Drs. Joe Vaughn and Sampada Deshpande; Drs. Alex Barrera and Katie Champion

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What you should learn in dental school, but don’t

As I start my endo residency … luckily, I haven’t forgotten everything that I learned in dental school. There’s a few lessons I’m bringing with me this time that I’ve picked up along the way.

Here’s four important lessons that I learned in dental school and in my years practicing as a general dentist.

My COVID-19 vaccination experience

As a health care professional, it is my duty to trust in the scientific method and to do what is right for my community by getting vaccinated. It’s important for us as dentists to be role models for our community to help end this pandemic by getting vaccinated if we are healthy and able to do so.

Happiness and Habits: Changing our behavior

Many concepts on changing behavior are easy to understand but hard to put into practice. If happiness comes from changing behavior, how can we put these concepts into daily practice?

What becoming a yoga teacher taught me about dentistry

As my training progressed, I began to notice small changes in how I practice dentistry and also in how I view my profession. My days began to feel less stressful as I started to become more mindful with each patient I treated. The mindfulness allowed me to notice patterns when diagnosing and treating patients and challenged me to do things like think of alternative treatment options or have deeper conversations with each patient.

Let’s talk transitions: From clinical work to academia

For me, this past year meant taking a hard look at my values and goals and attempting to align those with my professional interests. I was an associate at a thriving practice pre-COVID-19, and then suddenly I found myself out of patients, out of integral necessity to the practice, and out of enthusiasm to keep my head up. I knew I had to make a change or I was going to be facing some serious mental struggles.

The medicine and dentistry divide in cancer care

We have a problem. There is a troubling gap between the medical and dental communities when it comes to cancer care. As a result, health care providers and their patients alike experience a great deal of frustration regarding the lack of dental care available to patients with cancer.

Business side of dentistry: Becoming the leader you need to be

Contrary to what most people think, leaders aren’t born, they are made. Some of it comes with experience, other times it is learned. My personal goal is to one day become the most compassionate leader possible, to both my work family and my home family. Fulfilling this big hairy audacious goal means committing every day to reflecting, pivoting and learning.

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Interview: Periodontitis and peri-implantitis in implant dentistry


Peri-implantitis continues to be one of the greatest challenges for dental professionals. According to studies, the prevalence of the condition will continue to rise in the coming years. Dental Tribune International spoke with implant specialist Dr Inga Boehncke, who has been running her own practice in Bremen in Germany since 2009, about specific features of implant therapy in the case of previous periodontal disease, surgical and non-surgical treatment protocols for peri-implantitis and how the treatment of the condition will develop in the future.
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King’s launches student society for sustainable dentistry


LONDON, UK: All industries are implicated in the need to reduce carbon emissions, and dentistry is no exception. A new student society at King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences is dedicated to sustainable dentistry, and its founder says that incorporating the practice into dental curricula could increase environmental awareness in the profession.

Towards simplification in dentistry―GC to host online event on new treatment protocols


LEUVEN, Belgium: GC is committed to giving dental professionals easy access to educational resources. After a number of successful online symposia, the dental manufacturer is now getting ready for another digital continuing education highlight. Under the title “Sharing 100 years of experience―towards simplification in dentistry”, GC will be hosting its next online event from 15 to 19 November.
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European dentists test Remover files and obturation material―a strong duo for revision work


LANGENAU, Germany: Practicality in its ongoing product innovations is a top priority for international dental specialist COLTENE. True to its motto “Upgrade Dentistry”, the company has set itself the goal of continuously making the everyday work routines of dentists and their teams easier and more efficient. In addition to the development of new working aids and dental materials in collaboration with experts and research institutions all over the world, extensive testing in dental practices therefore plays a significant role.
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Lip cancer: what you really need to know


Lip cancer is a type of mouth cancer, which sounds scary, but the good news is that if caught early, it can be treated successfully.  Therefore, early diagnosis is essential, dentalhealth.org suggests that ‘with early diagnosis, the chances of survival are nine out of ten’.
If you haven’t heard much about it, you’re not alone; a worrying statistic is that although 88% of the British public have heard of mouth (including lip) cancer, 75% do not know what the main signs and symptoms are.  But, according to the Oral Health Foundation, it actually kills more people per year than cervical and testicular cancer combined. So, it really is important to know what to look for and how it differs from other types of cancer.
  Signs and symptoms include:

Visible changes in the skin on the lips.
Open sores.
A red patch that becomes crusty, itchy, or bleeds.
Lumps or wart-like growths.
A pale or white skin area that looks like a scar.

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GC symposium addresses the challenges of an ageing population


LEUVEN, Belgium: Earlier this autumn, the Continental European division of the International Association for Dental Research (CED-IADR), together with the association’s Scandinavian division (NOF), welcomed more than 500 participants from 47 countries all over the world at the 2021 hybrid CED-IADR/NOF oral health research congress in Brussels in Belgium. The event, held over two and a half days in September, offered a broad scientific programme consisting of state-of-the-art symposia, keynote lectures and presentations by researchers from Europe and beyond.

Formnext prepared for successful return as in-person event


FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Formnext is a leading international exhibition for additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing. This year, the event will take place on 16–19 November in Frankfurt and return to its in-person format. According to the organisers, Formnext 2021 will feature more than 600 exhibitors, 55% of which are from abroad, and offer an extensive and diverse supporting programme, including talks by industry experts.
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