M E DITIO N X X X X X X G N Y D DENTAL TRIBUNE DENTAL TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition The World’s Dental Newspaper · U.S. Edition NOVEMBER 2020 — Vol. 15, No. 8 www.dental-tribune.com www.dental-tribune.com COME SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT New imaging system helps patients to better understand their current dental health. ” page A4 IMPLANT TRIBUNE DIVE INTO AAID’S VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE Find education, networking and an exhibit hall. HYGIENE TRIBUNE A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR ORAL HEALTH Three domains lay out a path for dental providers. ” page B1 ” page C1 GNYDM: Coming Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 By Kristine Colker, Dental Tribune If you were worried about having a Thanksgiving weekend without a Greater New York Dental Meeting to attend, you’re in luck. The meeting will go on almost as normal, except it will be held virtually instead of in-person. Taking place from Friday, Nov. 27, to Wednesday, Dec. 2, the annual meeting will serve as a celebration of the dental profession and the future, according to the meeting’s organizers. It will feature a group of well-known speakers, innova- tive programming and a wide variety of exhibitors. As always, the meeting will be free to attendees. Simply registering at www. gnydm.com will get you access to CERP- approved continuing education, virtual visits to the exhibit floor, access to “Live” Dentistry Program recordings, access to specialty programming, access to the 3-D/Digital Technology Pavilion and ac- cess to the New Products Pavilion. The 2020 virtual scientific sessions include seminars, essays, and scientific poster sessions. The educational scien- tific program starts on Friday and con- tinues unabated before ending on the following Wednesday afternoon. A list of speakers was just announced and includes clinicians from around the world and across the United States. Some of the highlighted topics scheduled for the meeting include restorative dentist- ry, aging and OTCs, pediatric dentistry, dental practice ownership, infection control, geriatric dentistry, orthodon- tics, endodontics, practice management, pharmacology, dental insurance, wom- en’s health, implant dentistry, caries management, patients with autism and the impact of COVID-19. A list of exhibitors has not yet been announced, but organizers promise the exhibit floor will feature all the latest products as well as many exclusive show specials. For more information, a complete list of speakers and to register for the 2020 virtual Greater New York Dental Meet- ing, visit www.gnydm.com. Attendees flood the aisles of the Greater New York Dental Meeting during the 2019 event. This year’s meeting will take place online, but plans for the 2021 meeting include a return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Photo/Dental Tribune File Photo INDUSTRY NEWS A3–A4 • Designs for Vision wants you to protect yourself against aerosols by having proper eyewear. • Fotona expands product offering with the purchase of the dental division of A.R.C. Laser, developer of the Fox III and Fox IV laser systems and the EmunDo Therapy system. • Seeing is believing: Align Technology’s iTero Element 5D Imaging System is now commercially available. IMPLANT TRIBUNE B1 • Dive into the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s Virtual Experience, taking place from Nov. 11 to 14 on a computer near you. HYGIENE TRIBUNE C1–C2 • A new framework for a more sustainable oral health system: Three Domain Framework might be the future of dentistry. • Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council: Barrier protection critical with gloves. ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists According to a new policy from the American Dental Association, point-of- care testing to screen patients for chronic diseases and other medical conditions, including COVID-19, that could compli- cate dental care or put the patient and dental staff at risk is within a dentist’s scope of practice. “Yet currently, rapid and reliable CO- VID-19 tests are not available to dentists for in-office use, which makes no sense,” said ADA President Dr. Daniel Klemmed- son. Klemmedson, who holds degrees in both dentistry and medicine, points out that dentists are doctors of oral health. “It is well within dentists’ scope of practice to screen not just for COVID-19 infection but also other medical condi- tions that may affect dental care such as glucose levels, which help screen for diabetes, and blood pressure, which help screen for hypertension. Patients with abnormal test results would be referred to a physician, other qualified medical professional or medical facility for diag- nosis and follow-up care,” he said. • Make COVID-19 tests available for use The U.S. Food and Drug Administra- tion includes dentists among those pro- fessionals who can test for COVID-19. In addition, the CDC recommends dental facilities consider implementing pre- procedure testing for COVID-19. The ADA and state dental societies are actively advocating state and federal reg- ulatory authorities to: • Publicly recognize that point-of-care testing for COVID-19 is within dentists’ existing scope of practice, and in dental practices. Given that patients receiving dental treatment may be pre-symptomatic (in- fected but will develop symptoms in the next 14 days) or asymptomatic (infected but will never exhibit symptoms), Kl- emmedson said it is critical to identify those individuals carrying the virus so it is possible to minimize their contacting and potentially infecting others. (Source: ADA)
A4 INDUSTRY NEWS Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | November 2020 Seeing is believing: iTero Element 5D By Align Technology Staff To learn more Align Technology announced earlier this year that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the award-winning iTero Element 5D Imag- ing System for commercial availability in the United States. The iTero Element 5D Imaging Sys- tem expands the suite of existing high- precision, full-color imaging and fast scan times of the iTero Element intraoral scanner portfolio with a new clinical approach, optimized orthodontic and restorative dental workflows, and an im- proved doctor experience, according to the company. In addition, iTero Element 5D Imaging System visualization tools improve pa- tient engagement and communication by helping patients see and better under- stand their current dental health, their treatment plan options and prescribed outcome on the iTero touchscreen, en- abling better patient education, engage- ment and compliance during treatment. The iTero Element 5D scanner is the AD Information about the iTero Element 5D Imaging System can be found at www.itero.com/en/prod ucts/itero_element_ 5d, or you can visit Align Tech- nologies at its virtual booth during the Greater New York Dental Meeting. integrated dental imaging sys- first tem that simultaneously records 3-D, intra-oral color and NIRI images and en- ables comparison over time using iTero TimeLapse.1 This aids doctors in detect- ing and monitoring the progression of interproximal caries (cavities or tooth decay) above the gingiva without using harmful radiation,1 thereby helping to ensure that patients receive even better care with visualization, education and treatment acceptance, the company as- serts. The diagnosis of carious lesions or “car- ies,” especially interproximal lesions or those between teeth, can be hampered by several factors, including variations in the shape and alignment of teeth and traditional limitations of X-ray examina- The iTero Element 5D Imaging System is the first integrated dental imaging system that records 3-D, intra-oral color and NIRI with a single scan and enables comparison over time using iTero TimeLapse. Data on file at Align Technology, as of Dec. 4, 2018. Photo/Provided by Align Technology. tions that include variability in exposure level, bad angulations in the captured image or overlapping contacts in the im- age, among other factors. With the iTero Element 5D Imaging System, doctors can scan patients at each visit to view a patient’s progress over time and together view treatment op- tions that result in clearer decisions for better clinical care. Reference 1. Data on ﬁle at Align Technology, as of De- cember 4, 2018.
AID E DITIO N A IMPLANT TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Implant Newspaper · U.S. Edition NOVEMBER 2020 — Vol. 15, No. 6 www.dental-tribune.com Dive into the AAID virtual experience, Nov. 11 to 14 By Kristine Colker, Implant Tribune Even with the coronavirus pan- demic, there is no reason to miss out on one of the best implant meetings of the year. This year, the American Academy of Im- plant Dentistry is taking its annual meet- ing somewhere it’s never been before: on- line. The Virtual Experience, taking place Nov. 11 to 14 (Wednesday through Satur- day), promises to provide one of the best opportunities to enhance your implant knowledge this year. Attendees will be able to hear from a variety of like-minded dental profession- als who elevated their practices and pick up tips, tricks and new techniques to take back to the office with them. Here is a look at the virtual experience that will be offered. Personalized experience The AAID continues its commitment to provide the highest quality educational experience, and this time, you are in the driver’s seat. You can choose from implant-focused main podium presenta- tions as well as new on-demand presenta- tions and networking opportunities. Take advantage of live and prerecorded con- tent to give you more C.E. credits than ever before. In addition, you will have ac- cess to all content for 12 months following the event. Best of both worlds AAID staff know that you are busy, espe- cially in these trying times. With the Vir- tual Experience, you can schedule your education around your other duties. Take care of your patients in the morn- ing, and learn about the latest implant- specific procedures the evening. Sessions run until 9 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and on- demand sessions are always available. in To see the full schedule for session times, go to https://aaidvirtual.com/2020/AAID -Annual/agenda.asp?pfp=FullSchedule. The patient experience Learn as a team and grow as an office through the Dental Implant Team Net- work. This special program provides you with personalized educational sessions that are specific for your assistants, hy- gienists, office staff and dental techni- cians to elevate your team’s practice. You can attend general team sessions or any of the four tracks: administra- tive, hygiene, dental assistant and den- tal laboratory. Information about the courses can be found at https://aaid virtual.com/2020/AAID-Annual/aaStatic. asp?SFP=QldXRVpGU0ZAMzQ4MA. In addition, there will be a special Team reception on Thursday, Nov. 12. The event will offer special entertainment and a chance to unwind with your team col- leagues. Pre-registration is required. The outreach experience For more than 35 years, the AAID Foun- dation has worked to further the science of oral implantology through research grants and charitable programs. Your participation in the AAID Foundation fundraising activities are critical to the success of the foundation. Again this year, the foundation is offer- ing exciting and fun silent auction items for you to bid on. New to the offerings are virtual experiences. From sipping wine to learning how to cook gourmet meals, these opportunities are experi- enced from the comfort of your home. The overall experience There is a lot to check out during the AAID Virtual Experience. Visit aaid virtual.com for a full schedule, network- ing opportunities, a list of silent auction items and details on how to bid on them and to register for the meeting. You can tag the meeting on social me- dia using #aaidvirtual2020. (Source: AAID)
HYGIENE TRIBUNE The World’s Dental Hygiene Newspaper · U.S. Edition NOVEMBER 2020 — Vol. 13, No. 2 www.dental-tribune.com A new framework for a more sustainable oral health system Three Domain Framework might be the future of dentistry By DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Staff Even as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the nation’s broken oral health care system, it has created an opportunity for the industry to move toward a new, more sustainable model centered around the patient, primary care and prevention. The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement released a report in late October — based on the work of the Community Oral Health Transfor- mation Initiative learning community — that establishes a primary care-like structure for oral health care delivery, facilitates value-based payment models and enables patients to invest in their own oral health. One hundred twenty of the industry’s most prominent organizations and lead- ers contributed to the development of the Three Domain Framework, which lays out a clear path for providers and practices to expand access to care, im- prove health outcomes and reduce the cost burdens associated with poor qual- ity of life because of oral disease. The framework gives patients and den- tal and medical providers the freedom to collaborate on treatment plans that work best for a given situation within the con- text of overall health. It emphasizes pa- tient and provider safety while address- ing critical gaps in both patients’ access to care and providers’ financial viability. “Oral health is directly linked to over- all health, but our current system doesn’t reflect that reality,” said Dr. Sean Boynes, vice president of health improvement for the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. “And COVID-19 has shined a bright spotlight on this flaw. The Three Domain Framework outlines a new approach for oral health — one that focuses on prevention and healthy out- comes, facilitates value-based payment models and will help address deep dis- parities in care and access. We are grate- ful to the many contributors who are working together to put our oral health Photo/Provided by The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement system on a new and better path. This is the future of dentistry.” The three domains can be adopted in any order, meaning the care team can determine where to begin. Providers can begin shifting models of dentistry by starting in a domain that supports their unique needs and those of their patients. Domain One: Advancements in teledentistry The pandemic has increased interest in and utilization of teledentistry, but wide- spread adoption requires defining new treatment codes and rethinking the flow of care for a variety of dental visits. Domain One focuses on the identifi- cation, development and adoption of telehealth strategies and builds an ac- cessible evidence-based virtual delivery approach specific to oral health that can enhance disease prevention and whole- person health. Domain Two: Prioritization of minimally invasive care The pandemic also sparked interest in minimally invasive care (MIC), as pro- viders sought treatment methods, such as sealants and silver diamine fluoride, that limit aerosols and the spread of COVID-19. MIC can reverse or slow early disease stages using a program of antici- patory guidance and collaborative deci- sion-making with patients. Domain Two prioritizes the use of MIC for oral health management and maintenance. Domain Three: Integration and personalization of oral care delivery Domain Three outlines an integrated care approach personalized for each pa- tient, using risk stratification, care coor- dination, specialty referrals and predic- tive analytics that can prolong the health of the mouth from the tissue to the bone. Poor systemic health can lead to deterio- ration of oral health, and poor oral health can lead to systemic health complica- tions. This domain addresses both sides of that coin, relying on evidence-based practices to enhance a person’s overall health. Partnership and other framework con- tributors will work to engage a broader set oral health care providers, payors and stakeholders to pilot and implement ele- ments of each of the domains. “A strong, sustainable health system is built on prevention, value and equity,” said Dr. David Krol, vice president for health initiatives at the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecti- cut. “The Three Domain Framework, with its primary care approach, patient- centered focus and evidence-based foundation, provides the framework for increased alignment of the dental and medical communities in our shared quest for improved health outcomes for all.” Read the Three Domain Framework re- port, review an executive summary and watch a short video at www.dentaquest- partnership.org/learn/online-learning- center/resource-library/three-domain- framework. The list of national organizations con- In the coming months, the DentaQuest ” See FRAMEWORK, page C2