IDS 2021 attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries

IDS 2021 attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries

A total of 830 companies from 59 countries participated in the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021 in a gross exhibition space of 115,000 m² in Cologne, Germany. There were 228 exhibitors and five additionally represented companies from Germany, together with 591 exhibitors and six additionally represented companies from abroad. The foreign share of company participation was […]

Smart dental implants

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light. The innovation could extend the usable life of an implant. Implants represent a leap of progress over dentures or bridges, fitting much more securely and designed to last 20 years […]

Links between oral microbiome, genetic variations and periodontitis examined in new study

Since periodontitis (gum disease) has been linked to systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, research is continually being conducted to better understand its causes. To this end, a new Japanese study has interrogated the associations between genetic polymorphisms — the most common type of human genetic variation — oral microbiome […]

Fighting Covid-19 with mouthwashes—study adds to evidence of efficacy

Mouthwashes that contain cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) have been found to reduce by at least one thousand times the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in vitro. Researchers in Spain tested CPC-containing mouthwashes against variants of SARS-CoV-2, including the Alpha variant, and said that such mouth rinses could constitute a cost-effective measure to aid in the reduction of […]

Study finds teledentistry a valid substitute for in-person initial consultations

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the widespread adoption of videoconferencing tools in many industries, and dentistry is no exception. A new study has found that, for triage purposes and initial consultations, teledentistry has a relatively high acceptance rate among dentists and patients alike. The study was led by an interdisciplinary team of periodontists and […]