Primescan, the intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona, ensures high-quality digital impressions and exceeds minimum recommended hygiene guidelines. It is the only scanner that provides a variety of disinfection and sterilization procedures with three different sleeve options. The new stainless steel sleeve with a disposable window can be reprocessed in an autoclave and is now available. It completes the comprehensive hygiene concept of Primescan. As an intraoral scanner, Primescan is a true all-rounder: it enables very accurate digital impressions that meet the high demands of speed, simplicity and hygienic safety. The variety of workflows is large. Primescan has proven itself in restorative, implant and orthodontic treatments as well as in the therapy of obstructive sleep apnea. It also supports patient monitoring and patient communication.
May 3, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable, heralding change and offering enormous potential. Many dental technicians and dentists want to seize this opportunity, as was evident from the large number of participants in AG.Live CON. At this digital dental conference and exhibition, 38 international speakers presented the blueprints for a new dimension of a unified dentistry in numerous live presentations and discussions from 20 to 24 April.
Just following the right procedure is not enough to ensure adequate protection against cross-infection between patients and personnel. Dental professionals also need safe, effective and broad-spectrum products.
April 30, 2021 | News
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: In 2018, South Africa introduced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) based on their respective levels of sugar content with the aim of curbing their consumption. Three years later, a study analysing household purchases in the country found a reduction in the sugar and calories contained within SSBs in addition to a decreased volume of purchases.
April 29, 2021 | Interviews
Flaüs is the name that the Los Angeles-based company GoFlaus came up with for its revolutionary product: the world’s first eco-friendly electric flosser. The device makes flossing as quick and easy as brushing teeth. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Samantha Coxe, CEO and co-founder of GoFlaus, explained where the idea for Flaüs came from, what sustainability means to the dental industry in this day and age, and why marketing oral health care products does not have to be all so somber.
April 27, 2021 | Interviews
Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa interviewed Dr Khalid Mohammed Al-Kanani who is a prosthodontist and implantologists at Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, Al Ain. Khalid recently obtained the Department of Health (DOH) Abu Dhabi Implantology Privilege and gives his perspective about the same.
Dentsply Sirona is expanding its range of zirconia blanks to include another multilayer disc with an inner color gradient: The new hybrid zirconia Cercon ht Multilayer, or for short – Cercon ht ML. With its natural gradient from incisal to dentin, the new partner of the proven Cercon xt ML is synonymous with high aesthetics, strength and quick processing of up to 14-unit bridges.
DUBAI, UAE: Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, last November CAPP had the pleasure to welcome 30,547 dental professionals from 149 countries at its annual conference which took place virtually. The month-long dental educational programme featured CAPP’s two annual conferences, sub-speciality seminars and 25 multidisciplinary dental hybrid hands-on training courses. As the pandemic continues, CAPP will once again provide this opportunity to all dental professionals interested to attend the month-long free educational programme in November 2021.
April 13, 2021 | News
JERUSALEM, Palestine: A May 2020 survey asked dentists located in the West Bank area about their preparedness to resume offering routine dental care after the practice closures that were necessitated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The researchers published a study in February this year which found that the challenges that emerged during the pandemic showed that dentistry needed to adapt in order to be better prepared for future crises.
April 13, 2021 | News
There is no doubt that the past year has been a challenge for most businesses. It’s been especially hard for those in the dental industry, including dental service organisations, and group practices. With mandated closures, new infection control guidelines, an increased need for expensive personal protective equipment - operating one dental practice, let alone a group with dozens of locations, became a test of perseverance and adaptability.
Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa had the pleasure to interview Dr Marwan Al-Obeidi who is the Medical Director at Micris Dental Clinic, Dubai and also a GP Dentist / Implantologist. Dr Marwan just recently obtained the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Implantology Privilege and gives his perspective about the same.
April 8, 2021 | News
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April 2, 2021 | Interviews
The number of children with autism spectrum disorder is on the rise, and the challenges they face are plentiful and include problems in maintaining a healthy mouth. To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, which is celebrated on 2 April every year, Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Yasmin Kottait, an internationally renowned paediatric tooth fairy with a passion for treating children on the spectrum and expertise in doing so. As a certified autism specialist, Kottait discussed why it is important that children with autism are given the option of receiving a typical dental treatment. She also shared some ideas on how to make an autistic child’s visit to the dental office a pleasant experience.
March 30, 2021 | News
BRUSSELS, Belgium: More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, its seismic impact on different elements of the dental profession is becoming clearer. In order to find out how it affected the workflows of periodontists and dental hygienists, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) launched a survey back in May 2020 that invited these specialists to share their experiences. The EFP has now unveiled the preliminary findings of its investigation, and more detailed analysis will be published in the coming months.
Having a mouth full of misaligned, yellowed teeth can be an intense, even traumatizing experience. Folks may spend years ashamed of their smiles before they get to experience the metamorphic powers of a smile transformation. New Opalescence PF whitening for aligners is made for people who want to not only straighten their teeth but to whiten them at the same time.
March 30, 2021 | Advertorial
KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation can bring dental technicians and dentists closer together. How new opportunities arising from this interdisciplinary approach can be used best is the topic of Amann Girrbach’s AG.Live CON virtual congress, which will be held from 20 to 24 April.
March 29, 2021 | News
As digital technologies become increasingly enmeshed in the everyday workflow of dental practices, dental education is changing to reflect their growing influence. One example of this is the recent announcement by the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) that it would be implementing Yomi, a robot-assisted surgical device developed by the health care startup Neocis, into its dental implant procedures. Dental Tribune International recently spoke with Dr. Alon Mozes, CEO and co-founder of Neocis, about the path toward Yomi’s creation and the benefits this system offers both dental students and practicing clinicians.