GNYDM 2021 aiming to return to some normalcy

NEW YORK, U.S.: The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) is one of the largest dental congresses in the world and serves as a hub for displaying the newest technology for the dental profession. This year, the event will be held from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and will return to an in-person format, offering the attendees hundreds of hands-on workshops and numerous educational webinars and product displays. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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The Top 3 Manual Toothbrushes I Recommend to Patients

Q What’s the best manual toothbrush? A I get asked this a lot. For something as basic as brushing twice daily, we sure have made it complicated! Here, I’ll walk you through… 1. What actually matters when choosing a brush 2. The three that I most commonly recommend What matters when choosing a brush The things I look for, in order of importance: Soft (or extra) soft bristles: This is priority number one. Medium and hard bristles can cause gingival abrasion or create microabrasions in

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Dentsply Sirona honours innovative women in dentistry with Smart Integration Award 2021

STUTTGART, Germany: On 12 November, Dentsply Sirona held the second Smart Integration Award ceremony. This year, female dental professionals from nearly 40 countries submitted their visionary ideas and information about the advanced implementation of the ideas in practice, and an international jury of experts selected 90 nominees in five categories. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Women in dentistry: Meet chemist and awarded dental materials inventor Dr. Sumita Mitra

As the second candidate for a series portraying outstanding women in dentistry, Dental Tribune International (DTI) interviewed Dr. Sumita Mitra. During her career at 3M, she developed a unique nanomaterial-based dental filler, for which she received the European Inventor Award 2021. This material and numerous other inventions of hers in the field of dental materials have been patented. DTI spoke with Mitra about how a bunch of grapes inspired her research efforts, about the greatest advantages of her developed material and about how she gives

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Study shows 87% of patients satisfied with having chosen root canal treatment

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Although overall oral health in Sweden has improved significantly, root canal treatment is still a common procedure. Since few studies on root canal treatment in the general dental practice have been undertaken, a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg for a doctoral thesis investigated which factors influence the outcomes of such procedures. It was found that the majority of patients would choose the same treatment again if in need, although pain and discomfort around the tooth are common. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Millions of Americans denied dental coverage as Biden drops most Medicare changes

NEW YORK, U.S.: A proposal to expand Medicare could have provided millions of older Americans with free access to dental treatment, had President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” budget reconciliation bill not been watered down before being submitted to the House. Proposed changes to the insurance scheme included the provision of dental, vision and hearing benefits and had been dubbed a once-in-a-generation opportunity by health equity advocates. The American Dental Association (ADA) lobbied against including a dental benefit in Medicare and instead says it supports

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Interview: “Digital technologies are fundamentally changing the dynamics of our industry”

Stephan Kreimer is a master dental technician who runs a dental laboratory in Warendorf in Germany. Since he developed an interest in technology early on, Kreimer was always eager to integrate dental technologies into his workflow. Now, more than a decade later, innovative technologies such as CAD/CAM, CNC milling and 3D printing are shaping his work and offer increased efficiency. In this interview with Dental Tribune International, Kreimer shares his journey from a conventional to a digital laboratory and weighs up the advantages of investing

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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. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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A talk with TePe’s odontology experts about sustainability and oral health

COLOGNE, Germany: Oral diseases affect 3.5 billion people worldwide, and untreated dental caries is among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases. In addition, a growing number of scientific studies prove that there is an association between periodontitis and several general diseases. There are both financial and social aspects to contributing to enhanced oral health. Mai Fieldswww.trilliumdentalclinic.com

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Reduced radiation dose in maxillofacial radiology yields comparable diagnostic results, study says

MALMÖ, Sweden: Radiographic diagnostics are widely used in healthcare as they provide diagnostically important information that can help improve treatment outcomes. For example, a CBCT scanning protocol is a valuable examination tool in oral and maxillofacial radiology and is readily available in dental offices because of its ease of use. However, a CBCT scan produces a relatively high radiation dose compared with other scanning protocols, and new research has shown that its effectiveness remains unchanged after reducing the radiation dose to one-fifth of the manufacturer-recommended

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