Category: Dental Care (page 2 of 7)

Mental health support for Australian dentists provided by 24/7 hotline

SYDNEY, Australia: Though dentistry is a profession that often delivers a high level of prestige and job satisfaction, dental practitioners are prone to occupational burn-out, depression and myriads of other mental health issues. These issues have intensified over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) has launched Dental Practitioner Support, a round-the-clock, free and confidential phone service intended to provide advice and help to dental practitioners across Australia.
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COVAX fails to deliver—what went wrong, and can the scheme get back on track?

GENEVA, Switzerland: The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative provided a glimmer of hope during the first months of the pandemic. For many health workers in low-income countries, that hope has been eclipsed by logistical, material and bureaucratic problems. COVAX missed its target of providing two billion vaccine doses in 2021 but hopes that the milestone can be reached in the first quarter of 2022.
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Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape expand their strategic partnership

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/CHARLOTTE, N.C., US: Dentsply Sirona and 3Shape have recently expanded their partnership to provide seamless and secure integration of Dentsply Sirona’s Connect Case Center with 3Shape’s Dental System software. Users who upgrade to Dental System 2021.2 software can now connect to the Dentsply Sirona Connect Case Center to receive intra-oral scans from the company’s intra-oral scanners, Primescan and Omnicam.
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New study explains link between obesity and periodontal disease

BUFFALO, N.Y., U.S.: In a new study, researchers sought to gain a deeper understanding of the link between obesity and periodontal disease. They found that being overweight causes chronic inflammation, and this may trigger the development of cells that break down the bone responsible for holding the teeth in place. The researchers believe that the findings may help improve the understanding of certain chronic inflammatory bone-related diseases that develop alongside obesity, including common comorbidities such as periodontal disease, arthritis and osteoporosis.
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Apple’s iOS 14 shakes up digital dental brands

CUPERTINO, Calif., U.S.: In the past, key steps in maintaining one’s privacy might have entailed drawing the curtains after dark, planting a hedge or shredding documents that contained personal information. Nowadays, in a world increasingly ruled by digital data, privacy begins with not opting in. Privacy changes in the 14th major release of Apple Inc.’s mobile operating system, iOS, have made it more difficult for companies to track users’ virtual activities and caused headaches for marketing departments—including those at leading digital dental brands.
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ADF resumes in-person format for 2021 event

PARIS, France: From tomorrow until Saturday, the Palais des Congrès de Paris is hosting the French Dental Association’s (ADF’s) annual conference and exhibition. Under the theme “Souriez, on va se retrouver” (smile, we’ll meet again), the organisers are welcoming attendees in person again this year, after last year’s event had to be cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Graphy presents first direct 3D-printed aligner with shape memory function

COLOGNE, Germany: At the 39th International Dental Show (IDS) in September, South Korean manufacturer Graphy showcased the world’s first direct 3D-printed aligner, produced from the company’s own 3D printing resin. The aligner is equipped with a shape memory function, meaning the polymers remember the original printed shape. According to Graphy, its product is the only one available on the market featuring this property. To find out more about this innovative orthodontic solution, Dental Tribune International (DTI) visited the company’s booth at IDS 2021.
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Study shows how remote monitoring can reduce orthodontic check-up frequency

DUBAI, UAE/SYDNEY, Australia: One of the most notable trends in dentistry in 2021 has been the continued rise in popularity of remotely monitored orthodontics. New technologies have emerged that allow orthodontic patients to scan their own dentition and send the resulting images to a dental professional in lieu of a physical check-up. A study has now found that combining clear aligners with a popular remote monitoring tool could significantly reduce the number of in-person visits an orthodontic patient needs—without compromising the treatment outcome.

Exocad announces participation at GNYDM 2021

WOBURN, MASS., U.S./DARMSTADT, Germany: Exocad, an Align Technology company, has announced its participation in the 97th annual Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in New York City, U.S. Exocad will be showcasing its newest software releases for dentists and dental technicians, at Booth #2003, with live demonstration stations, smile makeover workflow showcases and guest speaker presentations.

Has the pandemic really strengthened DSOs on the U.S. dental market?

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: When dental clinics in the U.S. were forced to close temporarily in early 2020, some heard what they thought was the final death knell of solo dental practice. As it turns out, however, it was simply the howling winds of change in an industry that was already steadily consolidating. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with one of the largest dental service organizations (DSOs) in the country and with a broker from a leading clinic acquisitions firm and combed the latest industry figures in order to ascertain how the market for DSOs may have changed since the pandemic began.
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