“We and the whole of Cologne are looking forward to IDS”Interview with Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse
IDS 2019 is expected to be even bigger and more international than the previous event in 2017. As the dental world prepares to travel to the city of Cologne for the 12–16 March event, Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse, says new developments will provide an even better trade fair experience.
New tech, bundling and commoditisation are affecting the future of restorative dentistry productsBy Graeme Fell & Jeffrey Wong, iData Research
The global market for restorative dentistry products is experiencing persistent growth despite an interesting and contradictory set of market factors. This growth is primarily being driven by the rising marketpenetrationofdentalimplants,aswell as CAD/CAM-produced prosthe-ses and final abutments. While discountpricing, commoditisation and product bundling have limited revenues, the growing acceptance of and demand for dental implants and new restorative products will sustain market growth...
The dental think-tank edelweiss dentistry is known to have pioneeredthe only direct veneering system thathas overcome the disadvantages of organic fillers, which are commonly used in composite veneers. Using the laser-sintered concept, this technology has dramatically reduced the natural shortfalls of composite and thereby enhanced aesthetics and function...
The unique formulation of CURAPROX’s new Perio Plus+ series is largely thanks to the work of two men: Christoph Fiolka, a chemist specialised in oral care products, and Howard Thomas, a prolifi c microbiologist with a passion for natural healthproducts, who sadly passed away this past October...
The first manufacturer of dental units in southern Italy, Miglionico, was founded in 2000. Today, we sell dental units in over 40 countries worldwide. We work with high-quality materials such as polyurethane, glass, ceramic and stainless steel for maximum hygiene and durability...Teaser
The key factor in the development of periodontal disease is the presence of periodontal pathogens in the gingival pocket or in the periimplant sulcus. A central element in the treatment of this disease, for which there are many different causes, is the subgingival removal of biofi lm and calculus with simultaneous preservation of regenerative tissue. For de cades, cleaning the periodontal pockets with hand instruments was regarded as the method of choice. This was often associated with great time and effort for the therapist, and the procedure was often painful for the patient. However, over time, an increasing number of dentists concluded that the invasive removal of calculus and infl amed tissue may actually hinder regeneration. This prompted the world of den-tistry to seek alternative solutions. Sonic and ultrasonic in struments established themselves as an alterna-tive to the classic hand instruments for gentler cleaning of the root surface without sharp instruments. The purpose was to achieve effective cleaning while preserving regenerative tissue. Depending on the direction of oscillation, conventional sonic and ultra-sonic instruments produce vibrations in removing deposits...
In March, IDS opens its doors to exhibitors and dental professionals from all over the world. Dentists attending to gain an overview of the market for intraoral scanning and digital dentistry will experience a complete showcase of scanners. Withthis amount of diversity, how can adentist navigate this rapidly developing marketplace?
In the past, the most frequentconcerns related to dentistry were healthy teeth and an attractive smile. The demand for aesthetic and conservative dentistry has increased significantly in the last decade owing to patient desires. Nowadays, aesthetics matters—perfect smiles are a must,and it has been proved that they influence the patient’s self-esteem and psychosocial well being...