• 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 participationRead more →
  • Smart dental implants

    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 yearsRead more →
  • Links between oral microbiome, genetic variations and periodontitis examined in new study

    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 microbiomeRead more →
  • Fighting Covid-19 with mouthwashes—study adds to evidence of efficacy

    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 ofRead more →
 

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