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ACTEON moves towards atraumatic extractions with new hand-piece

March 14, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: France-based company ACTEON earlier this week released its latest surgical device, Piezotome Cube STAR. Providing full preservation of crestal bone with a surgery duration comparable to that of rotary instruments and combining two patented technologies, NEWTRON and D.P.S.I., the new piezo-surgery device developed by ACTEON engineers’ clinical application team allows practitioners to drill safely into the bone and offers many other features.

Interview: “Our goal is to support patients with our implant solutions worldwide”

March 14, 2019 | Interviews

Brazilian company Titaniumfix was founded in 1995 and develops, manufactures and sells dental implants, surgical instruments and prosthetic components. Dental Tribune International met with Sidival Dias, Director of Titaniumfix, at IDS 2019 to discuss the newest products and the future plans of the company.

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Interview: “… it has been a, let’s say, interesting time”

March 14, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Kwang Bum Park is the CEO of the South Korean implant company MegaGen. In an interview with Dental Tribune International, Park discusses the company’s dedication to innovation in the dental industry and its continual movement into the international market.

European perspective on opportunities and challenges for the dental profession

March 14, 2019 | News

The Council of European Dentists (CED) has expressed great concern about the pressures that both the liberal profession and its patients are facing. Purely market-driven dental chains put patient safety at risk through mismanagement and mistreatment of patients and employees. While advertising by dentists is tightly regulated, dental chains are able to take a more aggressive approach. Therefore, national legislators have a responsibility to put patients first and ensure that they receive the oral care they deserve.

It’s time for atraumatic extractions

March 13, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: Piezotome Cube STAR is a new piezo-surgery device manufactured by ACTEON. Being introduced at IDS 2019, Piezotome Cube STAR provides full preservation of the crestal bone with a surgery duration comparable to that of rotary instruments. Combining two patented technologies, Newtron and D.P.S.I., the new handpiece developed by ACTEON engineers allows practitioners to drill safely into the bone. Once again, ACTEON demonstrates its capacity for innovation and expertise in developing products that become the gold standard for dental surgery.

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Nobel Biocare commences new era with Xeal and TiUltra surfaces

March 13, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Nobel Biocare has invited dental professionals to join the Mucointegration era with the launch of the Xeal and TiUltra surfaces at IDS 2019. Applied to not only implants but also abutments, these new surfaces have been created to optimise tissue integration at every level for the purpose of improving implant treatment outcomes.

Interview: “We definitely passed a tipping point for 3-D printers”

March 13, 2019 | Interviews

Powered by 3D Systems’ proprietary Figure 4 technology, the NextDent 5100 is a high-speed dental 3-D printer designed to save time for both patient and practitioner. Dental Tribune International spoke with Rik Jacobs, dental vice president and general manager at 3D Systems; Sebastiaan Cornelissen, CEO of Cordent and Core3dcentres; and Dr Michael Scherer, an American prosthodontist, about the NextDent 5100 and future trends in dentistry.

Interview: “We thrive on presenting state-of-the-art aesthetic solutions”

March 13, 2019 | Interviews

Dr Desigar Moodley is a senior lecturer and researcher in the field of dental pulp stem cells and biomaterials at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town in South Africa. After completing his PhD on the cytotoxicity of dentine bonding agents, Moodley has successfully grown stem cells from dental pulp tissue and tested the response of these cells to various newer bioactive materials. In addition to his work as a university lecturer, Moodley is involved in the research department at composite veneers company edelweiss. Taking some time out of his busy schedule, he sat down with Dental Tribune International to talk about some of the company’s most recent developments and what has been released at IDS 2019.

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IDS 2019 declared open for business

March 13, 2019 | Events | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The 38th IDS was officially opened yesterday morning, with the ribbon being cut by representatives of the German dental industry, IDS staging company Koelnmesse and an international sporting champion. Olympic medalist and sports ambassador Britta Heidemann joined show organisers in an opening ceremony that closely aligned the world’s largest dental trade show with its greatest sporting event: the Olympic Games.

3s PowerCure: The art of efficiency with posterior restorations

March 13, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: The incremental layering technique is very time-consuming, especially when dealing with large cavities. Dentists can now reduce their treatment time by more than half while achieving the same aesthetics and function. The 3s PowerCure product system by Ivoclar Vivadent is key to this improvement in efficiency.

Planmeca introduces extensive line-up of new products at IDS 2019

March 13, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: As IDS 2019 kicks into high gear, Planmeca is putting on a spectacular show. At the leading international trade fair in the dental industry, we are thrilled to be presenting a sensational line-up of trailblazing new products which both expand and complement our range of advanced digital dental equipment.

Concentrated expertise in 3-D printing and medical products

March 13, 2019 | Business

COLOGNE, Germany: Don’t miss it: During IDS, participants can attend lectures given by established experts on the latest application technologies and current trends, every hour from 11:00 at the DETAX booth. In addition to speakers sharing their knowledge of the new generation of 3-D high-performance polymers with 30 printing materials for the practice and laboratory, the company is hosting talks by experienced users on digital manufacturing processes and their applications in the daily work of the laboratory.

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FKG’s XP-endo Solutions to revolutionise dental market

March 13, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: FKG Dentaire is a global leader in endodontic solutions and is at the forefront of innovation, development and manufacturing. At this year’s IDS, the Swiss company is featuring its latest development, the XP-endo Solutions.

What impact is all that noise having on your hearing?

March 13, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Dental professionals are exposed to constant dental noise from several sources. Various studies show evidence of the hearing damage caused by dental noise. And yet, this problem is often ignored, simply because we tend to get used to these noises. But the damaging effects remain.

Naturally enhanced protection with CURAPROX Perio Plus+

March 13, 2019 | Advertorial | Business | News

Swiss oral health company CURADEN has released CURAPROX Perio Plus+, a new generation of antiseptic mouthwashes, gel and toothpaste containing just the right amount of chlorhexidine for each case and patient. The secret ingredient? CITROX, a potent natural antiseptic sourced from bitter oranges that enhances Perio Plus+’s effect against a wide range of pathogens. Naturally enhanced and with a pleasant taste, Perio Plus+ boosts compliance and offers maximal protection for patients who need complementary oral care.

Inspired by your needs: Dentsply Sirona showcases Primescan and Surefil one at IDS

March 13, 2019 | Business

COLOGNE, Germany: Dentsply Sirona was one of the first companies to kick-start their IDS participation with a press conference on Tuesday. The market leader impressed with its innovations in all areas of dentistry and dental technology that further improve workflows in the practice and the laboratory and simplify everyday processes, exemplifying its motto “Inspired by your needs”. First and foremost were Primescan and Surefil one—two products that promise a quantum leap in terms of digital impressions and filling treatment.

Live at IDS: Dental Tribune Study Club streaming worldwide

March 13, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: The Dental Tribune Study Club (DT Study Club) is a leader in online dental education. After easy and free registration on the website, members have access to a wide range of informative lectures, presented by world-renowned key opinion leaders. At this year’s IDS, presentations at DT Study Club Live Stream got underway yesterday at the Dental Tribune International (DTI) booth, and many top speakers are still to come.

Interview: Planmeca hosts daily shows at IDS

March 13, 2019 | Interviews

At this year’s IDS, Planmeca is exhibiting a vast range of digital innovations and is hosting a series of shows in a spectacular enclosed 360° area, featuring a large, curved LED screen, to illustrate how its products can improve daily work at the clinic. Internationally renowned lecturers are giving detailed clinical presentations on how to realise the full potential of dental technology. Dental Tribune International had the opportunity to interview Dr Walter Renne, from the Medical University of South Carolina in the US, on the major topics of the shows, current trends in digital dentistry and the Planmeca Romexis software.

Dentsply Sirona appoints new Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

YORK, Pa., U.S./SALZBURG, Austria: Marion Par-Weixlberger was appointed as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Dentsply Sirona and assumed her new role on Feb. 1, 2019. She has a wealth of experience as a communications expert in the dental industry and specifically at Dentsply Sirona.

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Anthogyr joins the Straumann Group

March 12, 2019 | News

BASEL, Switzerland/SALLANCHES, France: The Straumann Group and its partner Anthogyr have signed an agreement that paves the way for Straumann to increase its stake in Anthogyr from 30 per cent to full ownership. The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter. Financial details were not disclosed.

Vista Dental: The first choice for quality dental products

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: Vista Dental Products, a US-based manufacturer, is seeking international distribution partners. Since entering into business in 1997, Vista has stayed true to its goal of producing quality dental products that offer superior results. Today, Vista has emerged as a leading producer of brand name merchandise. The company currently manufactures and distributes more than 500 catalogue items, most of which offer significant advantages and margin improvement opportunities.

pritidenta: Always one step into the future

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: What do cocktails and multicolour technology have in common? Pritidenta’s coloured irconia makes precise colour mapping as easy as drinking a cocktail. It is as simple as “Sex on the Beach”! Sound rude? When you put your straw on the bottom of the glass to take your first sip, it tastes particularly sweet; further up, it gets more bitter. Just like you can control the taste when drinking cocktails, with pritimultidisc ZrO2 round blanks by pritidenta, you can control the shade. Sound strange? Let us put it in slightly more technical terms.

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GC IDS press conference: A look into the future

March 12, 2019 | Business | Events

COLOGNE, Germany: This morning, media representatives from around the world met at the Koelnmesse fairgrounds for the GC IDS press conference. The main topics covered were GC Corporation’s global strategy, an introduction to the GC foundation, a presentation of the strategy for Germany and a sneak peek at new product innovations being presented at this year’s IDS.

EssenSeal: An innovative sealer for advanced root canal therapy

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: The Swiss endodontic company Produits Dentaires (PD) has introduced a new-generation root canal sealer at IDS 2019. EssenSeal, which is engineered and manufactured by the company, enables more effective root canal sealing to limit the growth of residual bacteria and prevent any resumption of infection. This is possible because of its unique formula featuring melaleuca, or tea tree oil.

3Shape moves intra-oral scanning forward

March 12, 2019 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: 3Shape has taken the opportunity at IDS 2019 to introduce its brand-new TRIOS 4 intra-oral scanner. With its release, the TRIOS 4 has now become the company’s most powerful intra-oral scanner. TRIOS 4 introduces two innovative new features that promise to redefine intra-oral scanning, according to the company. It is the world’s first intra-oral scanner with caries detection for both surface and interproximal caries, enabling professionals to deliver caries diagnostics.

CAMLOG presents new implant line at IDS 2019

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: For modern implant concepts such as immediate restoration or loading, a high initial stability is mandatory. The current concepts in the market for immediacy are mainly niche implants, suitable for specific situations or bone types only. The geometry of the new PROGRESSIVE-LINE implants, however, was developed to be an implant suitable for all indications, with predictable results and increased primary stability—in this way, this apically tapered implant facilitates the implementation of all treatment concepts.

A game-changer: RAYSCAN Studio, a five-in-one CBCT imaging solution

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

COLOGNE, Germany: Over the past decade, there have been tremendous efforts in the dental industry to move towards digital dentistry. Now, the era of digital dentistry has finally arrived. New technologies have been introduced to dental clinics and laboratories, and many digital products are now on the market. However, using this digital technology still requires a significant amount of financial investment, as different digital products need to be purchased. Moreover, there can still be difficulties in effectively and efficiently utilising these digital products, even after training courses and practice. For this reason, Ray presents RAYSCAN Studio, a simplified digital solution.

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Interview: Adopting intra-oral scanners is vital for success

March 12, 2019 | Advertorial

The US-based company 3DISC, which recently launched the Heron IOS (intra-oral scanner), specialises in quality imaging solutions for dentists. Dental Tribune International spoke with Thomas Weldingh, Deputy Group CEO of 3DISC, about this scanner and the company’s focus at IDS.

Interview: On a mission to continue steep growth curve

March 12, 2019 | Interviews

Only few companies can boast a corporate history with a bedrock of innovation that spans back to 1844. Celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, SS White Dental is a family-owned and US-based business with worldwide distribution, but the aim remains the same: create better products for better dentistry. Dental Tribune International spoke with SS White’s International Director of Sales, Michael Schwartz, about the company’s philosophy and how it sets SS White apart.

Passing on the leadership baton

March 12, 2019 | Business

COLOGNE, Germany: The 38th IDS gets underway in Cologne today, and attendees are eager for the most current news and latest technologies to benefit all fields of dentistry. The Ivoclar Vivadent press conference on Monday afternoon, which took place at the scenic Rheinterrassen venue on the river as it has previously, was much influenced by the topics of leadership transition, product innovation and company development.

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