Dental Tribune USA


ITOP developer Jiří Sedelmayer dies at 73

July 11, 2019 | News

Today, Swiss oral health company CURADEN is commemorating collaborator and friend Dr Jiří Sedelmayer, who passed away last week aged 73, having lived a life richly filled with research, teaching and family. A champion of prophylaxis, Sedelmayer founded the individually trained oral prophylaxis (iTOP) programme, teaching students and dental professionals correct oral care for disease prevention. His influence in dentistry cannot be overstated: together with his beloved wife, Lucie, Sedelmayer contributed to a world where dentists are teachers and patients stay healthy.

Clinical evidence reveals unique biological response to Trabecular Metal dental implant

July 9, 2019 | News

Zimmer Biomet has released a clinical compendium demonstrating evidence of the BioBoost Effect, a novel reproducible biological effect following placement of Trabecular Metal dental implants that evidences the acceleration of bone growth, vascularization and wound healing.

Meeting review: 2019 Florida Dental Convention

July 2, 2019 | News

ORLANDO, Fla., USA: The 2019 Florida Dental Convention (FDC), the official meeting of the Florida Dental Association, was held June 27 to 29 (Thursday through Saturday) at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. With hours upon hours of C.E. credits to be earned during the educational sessions and hands-on workshops, and aisle after aisle of exhibitors’ booths to explore in the exhibit hall, there was a lot to pack in during the event — and that’s not even considering the nighttime events and the networking with friends and colleagues.

Project Accessible Oral Health honors champions in the disability community

July 1, 2019 | News

ALBERTSON, N.Y., USA: Project Accessible Oral Health at The Viscardi Center, a global public-private partnership that aims to improve access to oral healthcare and improve the overall health of the disability community, recently held its annual summit and “First Steps” awards ceremony as it continues to advance the conversation around fostering culturally competent oral healthcare for people with disabilities.

Forward Science and Hygiene Mastery partner to strengthen industry support

June 27, 2019 | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science and Hygiene Mastery have recently partnered in efforts to provide enhanced support and education for the dental industry. Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company focused on oral healthcare solutions.

Solmetex donates amalgam separation equipment to charitable mobile clinics

June 26, 2019 | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, recently announced its continued support via a product donation for America’s Dentists Care Foundation (ADCF) in equipping Mission of Mercy and other mobile charitable dental clinics.

Annual ADHA meeting cruising into Louisville

June 21, 2019 | News

The 96th Annual American Dental Hygienists’ Association Conference is being held from June 21 to 23 in Louisville, Ky. According to meeting organizers: “The largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event for dental hygienists in the U.S., (the annual conference) is the only conference entirely focused on dental hygienists, by dental hygienists.”

Dental hygiene education project for Scouts expands

June 18, 2019 | News

High interest among Scout troops across the U.S. has led to quick expansion of the Health Education and Resource Outreach (HERO) Program of America’s ToothFairy, through which Scouts can earn an Oral Health Action HERO patch.

Henry Schein hosts DSOs at education forum in Las Vegas

June 17, 2019 | News

Henry Schein Inc. hosted more than 200 dental service organizations (DSOs) at the third annual DSO Education Forum, which took place recently in Las Vegas. The two-day event, held at The Aria Resort & Casino, brought together more than 700 attendees from the U.S., Canada and Europe, a tenfold increase since the forum’s inaugural year in 2017.

DentalOne Partners joins forces with Forward Science to detect oral cancer

June 13, 2019 | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: DentalOne Partners recently joined forces with Forward Science, the manufacturer of OralID. Forward Science’s flagship product, OralID, is an oral cancer screening device that aids in visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as cancer and pre-cancer.

Bergman shares life lessons with Meharry graduating class

June 10, 2019 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein Inc., shared lessons learned from his childhood in South Africa to his position today as a global health care industry leader with the 2019 Meharry Medical College graduating class at the college’s 144th Commencement Exercises.

Solmetex names Bill Gerety vice president of marketing & customer experience

May 30, 2019 | Business | News

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., USA: Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technology and dental waste management solutions, has announced that Bill Gerety was recently named vice president of marketing & customer experience, a new position at Solmetex, reporting directly to President Kevin Danahy.

Meeting review: 2019 AAPD Annual Session in Chicago

May 29, 2019 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., UA: The 2019 AAPD Annual Session was held May 21 to 24, bringing smiles to the thousands of attendees who gathered to partake in a wide selection of educational offerings, to learn about the latest products and technology and to enjoy fun and camaraderie.

Treat pulpotomies with TheraCal PT

May 28, 2019 | Education | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: BISCO has introduced TheraCal PT — a biocompatible, dual-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate designed for pulpotomy treatment. It’s the latest product in BISCO’s “Thera” family of products that also includes TheraCem self-adhesive resin cement and TheraCal LC pulp capping liner. All three products feature resin-modified calcium silicate technology with calcium releasing abilities.

Hinman announces 2019 #MyHinman scholarship winners

May 17, 2019 | News

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, described by organizers as the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry, has announced the winners of its 2019 #MyHinman Campaign, awarding scholarships to students at three southeastern schools.

Henry Schein Dental launches new membership value club, Thrive by Henry Schein

May 16, 2019 | Business | News

Henry Schein Inc. has announced the availability of Thrive by Henry Schein, a membership value club for dental professionals that combines, for the first time ever, the company’s expansive portfolio of business, clinical, technology, supply chain solutions, and an enhanced service experience at exclusive membership pricing.

Meeting Review: 2019 AAO Annual Session in Los Angeles

May 7, 2019 | News

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA: The American Association of Orthodontists held its 2019 Annual Session May 3 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At the meeting, renowned lecturers addressed traditional topics such as Class II and Class III treatment, biomechanics, anchorage/TADs and esthetics. In the exhibit hall, companies offered the latest products and technology.

AAO Annual Session offers a top-notch learning experience

May 2, 2019 | News

LOS ANGELES, Calif, USA: If there’s one thing you can be sure of when you attend an AAO Annual Session, it’s that the quality of the learning experience will be top-notch, and this year is no exception. On hand at the meeting, being held May 3 to 7 (Friday to Tuesday), are renowned lecturers addressing traditional topics such as Class II and Class III treatment, biomechanics, anchorage/TADs and esthetics.

Forward Science promotes from within for continued growth

April 25, 2019 | Business | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science is a privately held MedTech company that has experienced steady growth since its founding in 2012. From two founders, Robert J. Whitman and Brian Pikkula, to now almost 50 full-time employees, Forward Science has expanded its need for executives and managers to support the company.

Dr. Prashanth Haribabu is honored at New Delhi Oral Health Conference

April 24, 2019 | Education | News

ST. LOUIS, Mo., USA: A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) announced that Prashanth K. Haribabu, DDS, BDS, MDS, MSD, director of oral and maxillofacial surgery and assistant professor, located at the St. Louis Dental Center, was the keynote speaker at the recent 5th Global American Academy of Implant Dentistry Conference in New Delhi.

AACD agenda features top speakers

April 23, 2019 | Events | News

SAN DIEGO, Calif., USA: The professional education committee for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific session has scheduled two headlining educators for the academy’s 2019 meeting: Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT, and Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD.

Meeting review: AAE19 in Montreal

April 17, 2019 | Events | News

Montreal, Quebec, CANADA: Endodontic specialists from all over the world gathered at Palais des Congrès in Montreal April 10 to 13 for AAE19, annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. The meeting offered a wide selection of educational offerings, an exhibit hall filled with the latest products and technology and plenty of networking opportunities and social events.

Stress—Friend or enemy?

April 17, 2019 | Education | Interviews | News

“Stress” is a term that is often misused and applied inappropriately. In today’s world, being stressed is often associated with a busy, active work life. In reality, what we call “stress” is actually a complex phenomenon that weakens our organism and whose main purpose is to maintain internal balance. Stress is blamed for many illnesses and, more than just a risk factor, it is a real affliction.

Interview: “Parents tell us that their children are now brushing correctly and independently”

April 16, 2019 | Advertorial | Education | Interviews | News

Most children do not particularly love toothbrushing, and many parents will agree that getting their children to brush can be quite a hassle. As a solution, South-Korean Samsung spin-off Kitten Planet has launched Brush Monster, a fun and interactive mobile app game that teaches children healthy brushing habits and enables parents to analyse the brushing data afterwards. Via augmented reality and an innovative smart brush, the app walks kids through the brushing process from start to finish in real time, while turning good oral hygiene into an engaging game. Prevention spoke to Dr Jongho Choi, Brush Monster cofounder and CEO of Kitten Planet.

AAE’s annual meeting offers many ways to learn

April 11, 2019 | Events | News

MONTREAL, Quebec, CANADA: With everything from lectures to hands-on workshops and everything in between being offered at AAE19, one thing is certain: the annual session of the American Association of Endodontists offers plenty of educational opportunities.

Interview: “Bruxism requires dentists to look beyond the mouth”

April 11, 2019 | Interviews | News

The Greeks had a word for what we now refer to as bruxism: brychein—the grinding or gnashing of teeth. With references to this “gnashing of teeth” in both Dante’s “Inferno” and the Bible, the condition may be as old as mankind. Its causes, mechanisms and treatment, however, are still largely unknown, and misinformation continues to confuse both patients and dental professionals. In order to shed light on the topic, prevention spoke with Belgian dentist Dr François Mathonet. A bruxer himself, Mathonet specialised in temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain and, as such, is the perfect person to offer in-depth information on the condition and a holistic approach to the problem.

Interview: Athletes are very receptive to improving their oral health for better performance

April 11, 2019 | Interviews | News

Studies have consistently reported poor oral health in elite athletes, the detrimental effects of which not only impact their general health, but also their athletic performance. Balancing both dental medicine and sport, Zak Lee-Green is the perfect person to shed light on the topic. In addition to his career as a dentist, he is part of the Great Britain Rowing Team and has won two British Indoor Rowing Championships in a row, as well as a silver medal at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Interview: In many European countries, dental hygiene is still not recognised as a profession

April 5, 2019 | Advertorial | Interviews | News

Trained at Eastern Washington University in the US in its pioneering dental hygiene programme, Dr Tracey Lennemann has been living in Europe since 1988, working as a dental hygienist, lecturer, trainer, coach, author and motivational speaker. In this interview, Dental Tribune International asks Dr Lennemann about differences between American and European dental hygiene and how to offer patients the best available home care.

DMG applauds Arizona clinic serving uninsured, low-income children

April 2, 2019 | News

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., USA: DMG, a manufacturer of dental restorative materials and preventive products, supports the efforts of the CARE Center Children’s Medical and Dental Clinic in Chandler, Ariz.

Sonendo offers education, special events at AAE19

April 1, 2019 | News

Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave System, will offer a number of educational opportunities and will sponsor several special events at AAE19, to be held April 10 to 13 (Wednesday to Saturday) at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal.

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