Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa
Interview: “We will continue to commit to our clients…”

February 9, 2019 | Interviews

Dental Tribune MEA had a pleasure to speak with Dr Ramy El Zoghby, Regional Sales Director – Dealers EMEA at Ormco.

“The participants can share the up-to-date knowledge about the field of Conservative Dentistry.”

February 7, 2019 | Interviews

SHARJAH, UAE: The University of Sharjah organized the first regional ConsAsia 2018 conference of the Asian Oceanian Federation of Conservative Dentistry last December. The event was under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah.

Align Technology to Showcase the Invisalign Portfolio at 2019 AEEDC Dubai

February 6, 2019 | Business

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, and iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry, is leveraging the growth opportunity to further build its presence in the region at the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition – (AEEDC Dubai). The event is being held from February 5 to 7 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

Interview: “Continuing education is an important part of our field”

February 5, 2019 | Interviews

The AEEDC Dubai 2018 Young Researcher Award has been initiated to acknowledge young talents in the field of dental science. By simply providing them with the deserved exposure, it allows young dentists to share their ideas, innovations and observations with world-class institutions and authorities in the oral health field. At last year’s AEEDC, Dr Zuhair Saleh Natto participated in the competition and won first prize with his presentation titled “Soft tissue dimensional alterations following ridge preservation with collagen matrix seal or collagen sponge with bone allograft: A randomized volumetric study”. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Natto, who has already published more than 30 articles and book chapters concerning public health and dentistry and won several other awards, shared his experiences and provided some insight for those contemplating taking part in 2020.

Interview: “Incorporate all future potential problems and complications in the treatment planning”

February 5, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Yasser Khabbaz is a consultant periodontist and implantologist at Ambulatory Healthcare Services in Abu Dhabi and runs a practice limited to periodontics and dental implants. After graduating from dental school, he completed a postgraduate residency programme in oral surgery at Damascus University in Syria in 2004. He then joined the graduate periodontics programme at Saint Louis University in Missouri in the US, where he obtained his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry in Dental Implants. He practised in Houston in Texas in the US before relocating to Dubai to join the Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education as an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics. Khabbaz is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 2008 and very active in continuing education in the UAE as a speaker in the fields of periodontics and dental implants. Ahead of AEEDC 2019, Dental Tribune International spoke with him to find out more about his lecture at the event.

AEEDC opens its doors for 2019 edition

February 5, 2019 | Events | News

DUBAI, UAE: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, officially inaugurated today the 23rd UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) this morning. As at previous editions, thousands of participants from around the world are expected at the annual event, themed “Education and innovation transfer”.

Interview: “At ACTEON, our priority is to deliver more inventive and less invasive solutions”

February 5, 2019 | News

ACTEON General Manager for the Middle East Amer Samaneh has been active in the dental industry for more than five years now. Samaneh has a degree in biomedical engineering and an MBA and previously worked in the medical business, a background he says has helped further his understanding of the dental market, promoting products and helping customers. In an interview at AEEDC Dubai, Dental Tribune International spoke to Samaneh about how ACTEON aims to provide the best care and services to the Middle East and why the event is so important to the company’s success.

Introducing Primescan. Engineered for superior performance.

February 4, 2019 | Business

Innovation requires commitment to ambition: Primescan sets new standards in dental technology, making scanning more accurate, faster and easier than ever. It is engineered to enable all kind of treatments, from single tooth to full arch. Primescan produces highly accurate images and allows for fast scanning consolidating 50,000 images per second. The new patented “High Frequency Contrast Analysis” delivers perfect sharpness and an outstanding accuracy. With Primescan, intraoral scanning delivers excellent results like never before.

Planmeca exhibits crown jewel of intra-oral scanning at AEEDC

February 4, 2019 | Advertorial

DUBAI, UAE: The Planmeca Emerald intra-oral scanner has set the bar for capturing digital impressions. With unprecedented speed and accuracy, it represents the highest level of scanning available in the world today. With usability in mind, Planmeca Emerald has been designed to provide accuracy and speed in all treatment situations. Owing to its small size and light weight, the scanner offers exceptional control and comfort for patients.

NobelActive: The foundation for aesthetics

February 4, 2019 | Advertorial

DUBAI, UAE: Scientifically designed from the ground up for long-term stability and tissue preservation—essential factors that contribute to the lasting aesthetics that clinicians and patients demand—NobelActive by Nobel Biocare is backed by a decade of clinical scrutiny and proven performance. That is the basis for NobelActive’s success, the Swiss company said.

About the development of the first super quick polyether

February 4, 2019 | Interviews

Interview with Dr. Joachim Zech, Head of Research & Development of Dental Impression Materials, 3M Oral Care, Seefeld, Germany

Educational activities at forefront of AEEDC 2019

February 4, 2019 | Events | News

DUBAI, UAE: The UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) in Dubai is the gateway to the emerging and far-reaching dental market in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region. Again in 2019, and for its 23rd edition, a wide range of dental products, equipment and services will be showcased. As one of the largest dental events in the MENASA region, AEEDC will host a number of practical and interactive activities that will run alongside the exhibition from 5 to 7 February.

Roughness and loss of substance of tooth surfaces after biofilm removal

February 3, 2019 | Business

Aim: To assess the roughness and loss of substance of tooth surfaces after instrumentation with AirFlow, ultrasonics, hand instruments and polishing methods or their different combinations. This was a pilot study.

Interview: 3D Printing – Sustainable additive innovations transforming the dental industry

February 2, 2019 | Interviews

It was about 12 years ago that I first came into contact with additive manufacturing technology, also known as 3D printing. Back then it was still a new—and astonishing—technology, mostly being used in applications related to hearing aids.

“He is truly a visionary”: Ivoclar Vivadent CEO Robert Ganley recognized for his service

January 30, 2019 | News

Only a few months before changing to the Supervisory Board, Ivoclar Vivadent's CEO Robert Ganley was acknowledged by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) for his leadership and service to the dental industry.

MEMOSIL 2 – the expert for special indications

January 29, 2019 | Business

MEMOSIL 2 is a transparent A-silicone for special indications. Its transparency allows optical control when positioning aids (e.g. X-ray pellets). Light-curing is possible for filling and fixative materials through placeholders with MEMOSIL 2.

SEHA AHS educates 30 dental professionals in partnership with CAPP Tipton Dental Academy

January 28, 2019 | News

ABU DHABI, UAE: SEHA AHS Academic Affairs educated 30 of its upcoming young dental professionals on various multidisciplinary topics in dentistry. The three days course was organized in close cooperation with Centre for Advanced Professional Practices and Tipton Dental Academy on the latest tips & techniques on Posts & Core, Restoration of Post Endo Treated Teeth and Veneer Cementation. The programme took place at the new flagship Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City which is expected to be the new hub for innovation and artificial intelligence. 

Mectron prophylaxis

January 25, 2019 | Business

Full mouth periodontal treatment using the new perio anatomic inserts P15, P16R, P16L

New Chiropro – Bien-Air Dental unveils its new implant motor

January 19, 2019 | Business

Designed to simplify the fitting of implants, the new Chiropro has been fully developed around a single philosophy: simplicity.

Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences: Celebrating rich histories and legacies

January 18, 2019 | News

In 1998, the London hospital dental schools at the Royal, Guy’s, St Thomas' and King’s merged with the university of King’s College London, uniting their rich histories and legacies to lead the way in dental education and oral & craniofacial research.

Whose gnashers? The form and function of mammalian teeth

January 16, 2019 | News

Teeth are key to the survival of mammals, and knowledge of tooth form and function is essential in mammalian biology.

Beverly Hills Formula enter 2019 on a High

January 14, 2019 | Business

2018 has been a truly stellar year for Irish oral care experts Beverly Hills Formula.

Hu-Friedy and release new restorative kit

January 13, 2019 | Business

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: Creating aesthetic restorations requires a significant amount of attention to detail, as well as the right tools. To aid dentists in performing their best possible work, Hu-Friedy, in collaboration with Drs Gaetano Paolone and Salvatore Scolavino of, has recently announced the release of a new and simplified basic set for direct and indirect restorative procedures, the 3SSENTIAL KIT.

Dental Tribune International expands to Algeria

January 11, 2019 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: In 2019, the Dental Tribune International network welcomes Dental Tribune Algeria, led by Dr Ouahes Aziouez as its newest international licence partner. Dental Tribune–Algerian Edition will begin with quarterly publications focusing on the latest developments in dentistry within the Maghreb region.

Interview: “It is not magic—it is not going to make the diagnosis for you…”

January 6, 2019 | Interviews

The Ormco Forum Dubai 2018 took place from 06 to 08 December 2018 at Palazzo Versace, Dubai, UAE

Dentsply Sirona to transfer its SICAT shares to the management of SICAT

January 3, 2019 | Business

Dentsply Sirona, the world's largest manufacturer of dental products and technologies, and SICAT, provider of software and hardware solutions for the dental sector, agreed that SICAT will be taken over entirely by its management starting January 1st, 2019.

Align Technology Reaches 6 Millionth Invisalign Patient Milestone with Tween Patient from China

December 19, 2018 | Business

Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2018 -- Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that over 6 million patients have begun treatment with Invisalign - the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, including 1.4 million teenage patients*. This is a significant milestone for the company and the over 150,000 Invisalign-trained doctors worldwide, reflecting accelerating adoption of Invisalign treatment by adults and teens alike.

Is digitalisation the way forward for dentistry?

December 17, 2018 | News

Digitalisation is changing the way we live and work. The UAE – in particular Dubai – is at the forefront of this innovation, using technology to build a ‘smart, happy city’ in line with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of Dubai becoming one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world by 2021.

14th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference takes place 12-13 April 2019 in Dubai

December 16, 2018 | News

The 14th CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Conference & Exhibition 2019, 12-13 April will be covered over two days of continuous dental education featuring Digital Dental Conference, Dental Technicians International Meeting, Digital Orthodontics Symposium, CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry Exhibition, multiple disciplinary hands-on training courses in the same field, Poster Presentations and on-the-spot training zones at the exhibition.

Managing pain is a vital part of a dentist’s work

December 12, 2018 | Advertorial

SAINT-MAUR-DES-FOSSÉS, France: As a leading provider of quality dental products worldwide, Septodont is committed to sharing its expertise in pain management with dental professionals around the world.

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