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4 INDUSTRY Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 New CEREC Tessera high-strength glass ceramic blocks impress with fast processing, high aesthetics and robust strength By Dentsply Sirona is Dentsply Sirona introducing CEREC Tessera advanced lithium disilicate CAD/CAM blocks, a new material for CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations for anterior and poste- rior regions. The advanced lithium disilicate (ALD) ceramic is charac- terized primarily by the fact that it can be ﬁred exceptionally quickly. The glaze ﬁring takes only four and a half minutes, so the entire manu- facturing process is accelerated. In addition, it offers high aesthetics and ﬂexural strength, making CEREC Tessera blocks an attractive option within single-visit dentistry. High-strength glass ceramics are frequently used by dentists when fabricating a restoration. The reason is mainly aesthetics – patients usu- ally want restorations looking nearly identical to their natural teeth. Lithi- um disilicates play an important role in this group of materials: their re- sults are convincing in all regions of the mouth and they can be used for CAD/CAM-fabricated restorations, i.e. in CEREC Primemill. Advanced material properties due to optimised microstructure CEREC Tessera blocks are an ad- vanced lithium disilicate ceramic for the CEREC workﬂow that accelerate the entire manufacturing process by shortening the glaze ﬁring time – a crown can be ﬁred in the CEREC SpeedFire in just 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Compared to other glass ceramics, this represents a time sav- ings in the entire manufacturing process (grinding and ﬁring). The fast ﬁring time is mainly made possible by the special and new composition of the ceramic made of lithium disilicate and virgilite, a lithium aluminum silicate. Tessera blocks are composed of a new mate- rial containing virgilite. During the ﬁring process, new virgilite crystals are formed and embedded in a zirco- nia enriched glass matrix. Together, these material constituents combine to create a robustly reinforced, high- density restorative material. The dense interwoven crystal composi- tion of CEREC Tessera blocks is key to their high strength and helps sup- press the presence of microcracks and subsequent crack propagation. The same microcrystal composition (lithium disilicate and virgilite) of CEREC Tessera blocks that is respon- sible for the material’s high biaxial and ﬂexural strength also contrib- utes to its highly aesthetic and dy- namic light refraction, transmis- sion, and absorptive properties that mimic the visual vitality of natural dentition. The high-strength nature of CEREC Tessera blocks further provide clini- cal beneﬁts via low minimal wall thickness preparation guidelines and the ability to use conventional cementation. All CEREC Tessera res- torations can be ﬁxed adhesively (for example with Prime&Bond and Cal- ibra Ceram). Restorations with a wall thickness of 1.5 mm can also be con- ventionally cemented with a glass ionomer or hybrid glass ionomers (for example Calibra Bio). CEREC Tessera is an advanced lithium disilicate ceramic for the CEREC workﬂow that can be excellently processed in the CEREC Primemill. With high strength, sophisticated aesthetics and fast processing, CEREC Tessera blocks open up new possibilities for patient care in a single visit. restorative material. The combina- tion of speed, strength and aesthetics truly sets the material apart." "With the new CEREC Tessera blocks, we have achieved three essential clinician requirements for a restora- tive ceramic – speed of processing, aesthetics, and strength," explains Tom Leonardi, group vice president at Dentsply Sirona. "In this way, the overall treatment time with CEREC will be markedly shortened. This helps to further improve the cost- effectiveness of this concept and also offers real added value to patients on their way to a healthy smile." CEREC Tessera blocks are indicated for fully anatomical single-tooth res- torations in the anterior and posteri- or regions, including crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. For Dr. Andrew Hall, dentist from Colorado Springs (Colorado), the glaze ﬁring time of CEREC Tessera is a real gamechanger. Glaze ﬁring of CEREC Tessera blocks takes just four and a half minutes in the CEREC SpeedFire, which reduces the overall fabrication process time. CEREC Tessera blocks as a solution for three requirements The ﬁrst users are enthusiastic about CEREC Tessera blocks. Dr. Andrew Hall, a key opinion leader who works with Dentsply Sirona and general dentist from Colorado Springs in the U.S., states, “The extremely fast ma- trix ﬁring cycle is unlike anything we have seen. 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10 INDUSTRY Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 The truth behind popular DIY teeth whitening trends the staining from the activated char- coal experiment as well as plaque and plaque indicator? We tried it, and after brushing with activated char- coal, applying plaque indicator, and oil pulling, the staining, plaque, and charcoal residue were all still present at the gum line. A toothbrush and a good toothpaste, like Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste, would have done a far better job.” The 3,000-year-old Ayurvedic prac- tice of oil pulling (swishing a table- spoon of oil such as coconut or saf- ﬂ ower oil around in the mouth for 20 minutes or so) is theoretically supposed to cleanse the teeth and gums of bacteria by clinging to the cell membranes in the mouth. When discarded (or spit out) the bad bac- terium in the mouth allegedly goes down the drain with the oil. It is also said to whiten teeth, improve breath, reduce headaches, clear the skin, and increase energy. But there’s no data to prove or disprove the beneﬁ ts of consistent oil pulling. All purported beneﬁ ts are supported by purely an- ecdotal evidence. Contrary to this, plenty of data and studies support the fact that: brush- ing and ﬂ ossing regularly, visiting the dentist, as well as whitening with a professional and dentist- supervised whitening system (like Ultradent’s Opalescence whitening product family) is not only proven effective, but also safe. Brushing with a mix of baking soda and lemon juice Morgan: “Baking soda is basic, and lemon juice is acidic, so they could cancel each other out if mixed prop- erly. However, there is the danger that if not mixed properly the acid in the lemon juice could damage the enamel of the tooth, or the abrasive- ness of the baking soda could take a toll on the enamel. For patients who like the odour-cancelling properties of baking soda, I would advise them to mix it with water and swish with it rather than a brush with it.” To show the danger of exposing teeth to lemon juice, Morgan shared a photo with us of one of her patients who like to suck on lemons. In the end, there are better ways Dr Morgan recommends forgetting about these at-home teeth whiten- ing fads and simply brushing con- sistently with toothpaste. Instead of risking enamel damage, Morgan has her patients brush with Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste for sparkling results! For more information on healthy and effective professional tooth whiten- ing, visit us at ultradent.com/eu or opalescence.com/eu. For further information, please contact: Ultradent Products Inc. 505 West Ultradent Drive South Jordan, UT 84095 United States Tel.: +18882301420 Web: www.ultradent.com/company firstname.lastname@example.org professionals, DIY teeth whitening trends can be often ineffective (at best). whitening, and examined some of the popular DIY methods spreading online. By Ultradent Products Self-reliance is having a moment in 2020. As COVID-19 shut down soci- ety, we leaned into our inner know- how and developed new skills to tackle tasks we may have previously hired out… with varying results. DIY projects of friends now ﬁ ll our social media timelines. While bathroom remodels and kitchen upgrades can often be done without the help of There is no shortage of blogs and social posts claiming to have un- covered the key to a bright, white smile—and they can be as bizarre as they are useless, even harmful. Aesthetic dentist, Dr Jaimeé Mor- gan, lectures for Ultradent on teeth Brushing with activated charcoal Morgan: “My big question is ‘why?’ There’s no science to show that brushing one’s teeth with activated charcoal is better, safer, or more ef- fective than toothpaste. [...] It’s a widely known problem among den- tists that brushing your teeth with activated charcoal is a big mess, but it also likes to settle at the gingival margins. My hygienists then have to go in and scrape it out from the patient’s gumline. It’s very difﬁ cult to get out! In fact, my ofﬁ ce manager and hygienist gave brushing with ac- tivated charcoal paste a whirl and the results weren’t great, to say the least. We even used a plaque indicator af- ter she brushed with the charcoal paste to show us how effective the paste was, and the pictures speak for themselves.” A study review published by the Brit- ish Dental Journal and reported by BBC News says there’s no scientiﬁ c evidence to support the beneﬁ ts of brushing with charcoal toothpaste. It alerts that these products can cause considerable damage to teeth, in- cluding increasing the risk of decay and staining. The report adds that these pastes are more abrasive than regular toothpaste (potentially pos- ing a risk to enamel and gums) and recommends the use of regular ﬂ uo- ride toothpaste instead. The only substance proven to actu- ally whiten tooth enamel colour is peroxide—both hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Although the abrasiveness of the charcoal may help remove existing surface stains, it cannot actually lighten the colour of the tooth. In fact, patients that brush with charcoal risk abrading their enamel too much—something that cannot be repaired once dam- aged. Furthermore, many people that brush with activated charcoal may experience a kind of illusion that their teeth are in fact whiter due to the contrast of the black charcoal residue (often left in the gums and between the teeth because it is very difﬁ cult to remove). This contrast, comparable to wearing a bright red lipstick with blue undertones that make the teeth appear whiter, is sim- ply a trick played on the eye when the substance is placed next to the teeth. Skip the charcoal and go straight for gentle abrasion whitening tooth- paste (like Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste) which remove surface stains without damaging or scratch- ing the enamel. A professional whit- ening system containing peroxides like Opalescence Boost in-ofﬁ ce whitening or Opalescence Go take- home whitening gives guaranteed sparkling results! Oil Pulling Morgan: “Oil pulling has been touted by some as a means to kill bacteria, remove plaque, freshen breath, and whiten teeth. But it takes 20 min- utes! How are people supposed to ﬁ t this into their busy schedules? It’s easier to brush for three minutes, which would be more effective any- way. Also, if oil pulling is supposed to whiten the teeth and remove plaque, shouldn’t it be effective in removing Brushing with activated charcoal leaves big mess, but does it work? Oil pulling, or swishing coconut oil around in the mouth and between the teeth for 20 minutes has become a popular fad for cleansing and whitening teeth. Dr Jaimee’ Morgan put it to the test. Dr. Morgan warns against brushing with baking soda and lemon juice, as it could dam- age the enamel if the pH balance isn’t right. Photo with us of one of the patients who likes to suck on lemons.
12 INDUSTRY Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 The breakthrough in oral surgery Piezo technology as a simple add-on for Implantmed The new module brings all the ben- eﬁts of W&H piezo technology to its users. Surgical workﬂow redeﬁned The combination of Implantmed Plus and Piezomed module is chang- ing working methods in oral surgery and implantology. All products and functionalities that come with the new modular system are fully tai- lored to the user’s workﬂow: W&H’s surgical contra-angle handpieces allow procedures to be performed with unrivalled precision, while the wireless foot control ensures greater comfort and freedom of movement. The Osstell Beacon for measuring the implant stability provides cer- tainty in assessing the correct load- ing time for an implant. Compre- hensive documentation guarantees full traceability. The easy add-on ensures seamless transition between the two tech- nologies, representing a real step forward. Implantology and piezo surgery combined in a single unit – a true breakthrough in every respect! Find out more about the new Piezomed module at wh.com W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH Ignaz-Glaser-Str. 53 PO Box 1 Burmoos, A-5111, Austria Tel.: +43 6274 6236-0 Web: www.wh.com E-mail: ofﬁce@wh.com. By W&H The new Piezomed module from W&H is THE game changer in pi- ezo surgery. The module can now be used in conjunction with Implant- med Plus as a simple add-on solu- tion. With this innovation, W&H is breaking new ground in surgical ap- plication. This ingenious modular system combines expertise from dif- ferent areas to meet requirements for a maximum workﬂow. The Implantmed Plus is now a true all-rounder thanks to the new Pi- ezomed module from W&H. The new module can also be retroﬁtted to the implantology motor easily and affordably, combining piezo sur- gery and implantology in one device. This, coupled with the implant sta- bility measurement and documen- tation features, makes W&H the ﬁrst manufacturer to cover the entire surgical workﬂow. Oral surgeons can look forward to discovering a new world of treatment possibilities. Breaking through familiar pro- cesses The Piezomed module simpliﬁes the processes in oral surgery and im- plantology, as users always have the right device on hand in a compact and space-saving form, whatever the application. The modular system’s standardised operation simpliﬁes the practice team’s daily workﬂows. What’s more, only one irrigation tubing and one saline solution are required, which enables optimised handling. In the ‘Piezomed Plus’ and ‘Piezomed Classic’, W&H has two module versions available to meet all piezo surgery requirements in practice, whether for day-to-day or intensive use: • • The easiest operation Patented automatic ment detection Flawless precision cutting per- formance Optimal cooling of the treat- ment site due to a special spray design instru- • • The new Piezomed module – the breakthrough in oral surgery. The new modular system from W&H simpliﬁes the surgical workﬂow. Breaking through familiar processes! The new Piezomed module: an important component that was previously missing on the market. AD Implantology and piezo surgery merge into a modular system. The Piezomed Plus module opens up new perspectives in treatment.
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14 INTERVIEW Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 Dr Ansi Shayar Mohammed Ali obtains implantology privilege Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa interviewed Dr Ansi Shayar Mohammed Ali who is a general dentist and implantologist at Al Rehaan Medical Centre, Al Ain. Ansi just recently obtained the Department of Health (DOH) Abu Dhabi Implantology Privilege and gives her perspective about the same. By CAPPmea/Dental Tribune MEA Dr Ansi, it is a pleasure to feature an experienced dentist such as yourself on the Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa edition. First of all, tell us a little bit about yourself, what is educational back- ground and your work experience, especially related to the UAE? It is my pleasure to get featured in this prestigious publication. I gradu- ated from the Government Dental College in India in 2012. My passion even at that time was oral surgeries, therefore I trained in implantology which allowed me to practice as a general dentist and as an Implantol- ogist in India until 2017. In 2018, I moved to the UAE after clearing the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) exam and started practicing in Al Ain, the garden city of UAE. I was still very passionate about implantology which made me search for the right programme which fulﬁls the requirements to practise as an implantologist under HAAD. Luckily, I found the CAPP programme - Clinical Implantology Dentistry Certiﬁcate and Diploma. You have graduated from the Clini- cal Implantology Dentistry Cer- tiﬁcate and Diploma programme awarded by CAPP-Tipton Dental Academy, British Academy of Den- tal Implantology (BADI) and the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD). Can you tell us what was your experience from the programme and what it exactly consisted of? My experience from the programme was awesome. Everything I have learned would stay with me for a life- time. The modules were well organ- ised and structured. The tutors, espe- cially Prof Göran Urde, were always ready to clear any doubts providing the best knowledge from their own experiences, both in the theory class- es in Dubai as well as the live patient practical classes in Ajman. During the live surgeries on patients in Ajman, I was able to bring my own patients and in the cases I could not, CAPP would organise these for us. In fact, CAPP provided us with eve- rything required for great clinical sessions with all various materials, equipment and instruments from high reputable brands readily avail- able. After completing the Clinical Implantology Certiﬁcate and Di- ploma, you also applied and suc- cessfully obtained from the DOH Abu Dhabi your Implantology Privilege. Could you share with our readers more details on how you achieved the privilege? What is your advice to the dentists in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain who would like to obtain an Implantology Privilege? Since the course itself was designed in such a way that allowed us to ap- pear for the DOH-Abu Dhabi implan- tology privilege exam, it was very easy for me to complete the applica- tion process before sitting the exam. CAPP provided me with all required documents. The knowledge which I gained dur- ing the programme was the founda- tion for the preparation for the exam as well as past experience and other sources. My advice to the dentists in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain who would like to obtain the implantology privilege will be to join the CAPP programme in order to fulﬁl the requirements to appear for the exam and to learn the current trends in implantol- ogy through journals and other CME courses. Currently you are working in Al Re- haan Medical Centre, Al Ain. Tell us more about the clinic and the pro- cedures which you perform? Al Rehaan Medical Centre is located in the heart of the city of Al Ain. I am Dr Ansi receiving PG Certiﬁcate in Clinical Implantology from the faculty lead Prof Göran Urde and Prof Jonas Becktor. Under the supervision of the programme clinical lead Dr Maurizio Martini, Dr Ansi placing multiple implants on a patient. culture. The constant improvements and developments which the coun- try goes through make me more mo- tivated towards the purpose of life. Life in UAE is safe and dynamic and in Al Ain is calm and peaceful. The desert rides and the shallow beaches add colours to the life here. What are your hobbies and what do you like doing in your private time? Travelling, exploring new places and experiencing new cultures and vibes give me adrenaline rush and this is deﬁnitely my greatest hobby. The limited leisure time I have, I prefer to spend with my family. Reading, writing, listening to music, trying various cuisines, and learning more about dentistry are also a few of the things that I enjoy. Finally, I am a philanthropist enjoying service to humanity as part of which I am vol- unteering in the “We Are All Police” initiative by the community police Abu Dhabi. It was a real delight to have you with us on the Dental Tribune Middle East and Africa edition. Thank you very much for the informative and inter- esting interview. CAPP is currently the Marketing Part- ner of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) for the “ITI Implant Privilege Mastership” taking place in the UAE. More information can be found here: https://cappmea.com/implant/ or call/WhatsApp +9715278423659 Prof Göran Urde guiding Dr Ansi on the treatment planning and execution of implant placement. proud to say that this was my initial step towards becoming entrepre- neur in the UAE having the support from my family. It is a new venture and there were a lot of challenges which we had to go through, how- ever we rely on providing quality patient care and this is the key to our current and future success. Dr. Ansi Shayar Mohammed – GP and Implantologist at Al Rehaan Medical Centre, Al Ain In my clinic I do many different pro- cedures within the scope of general dentist focusing more on cosmetic, minor oral surgical procedures and of course implantology. You have been working in UAE for a long time. What is to your experi- ence as a dentist in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan coun- tries in the world? How is the life in UAE in general? UAE is a country which welcomes all nationalities and respects their
16 INTERVIEW Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 New generation of W&H sterilizers: an incredible user experience By W&H New safety and new intelligence. These are two key terms for the new generation of W&H sterilizers. Equipped with the latest technology, the new Lisa and Lara support cus- tomers to face their daily and future challenges. They help to make the reprocessing workﬂow in the dental practice more efﬁcient and secure. Dr Marino Luigi Magno, Member of the General Management of W&H Sterilization, knows what is impor- tant in current product develop- ment and what today's customers are looking for. Dr Magno, you have recently launched a new generation of sterilizers. W&H products are well known for high-end sterilization on the market – what was the in- tention of the further develop- ment? Dentistry is evolving very fast. We are observing a growing need of con- trolling the process, more documen- tation and full traceability. Especially time efﬁciency is always required for the entire process. This not only refers to fast sterilization cycles and the sterilization process itself, but also to the entire reprocessing work- ﬂow in practice. For example, an automated documentation process saves valuable time. There are lot of countries where documentation is still done manually. With EliTrace – a special feature of our new genera- tion of Lisa sterilizers – we provide a new enhanced and automated docu- mentation system. The intention of our further development is to make the process faster and traceable. This means, the new generation of sterilizers is an answer to changing market needs? It is always our customer, who makes us doing something better and ﬁnd- ing innovative solutions. For this reason, for example, we have intro- duced activation codes to our second model of sterilizers, the new Lara. De- pending on the future requirements of the practice or regulatory require- ments, these activation codes ensure that practice demands can be cov- ered at any time. In case of new legal HOW THE CONDYLAR GUIDANCE AND BENNET ANGLES INTERFERE WITH THE OCCLUSAL ANATOMY Henrique José Piccin • Esp. Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry • MBA in MKT • National Sales Director of Bio-Art The adjustment of the Condylar Guidance and Bennett angles are resources available in the semi and fully adjustable articulators, while the professional is able to customize them according to each patient. Inuence of condylar guide inclination: This is a variable of anteroposterior determination in the sagittal plane because it is a forward and downward trajectory, inuencing the mesio-distal inclination of the cuspid slopes. Bennett’s angle inuence: Because it is horizontal, it does not clinically focus on the height of the cusp, but in the mesio- distal direction of the buccal and lingual grooves. Inuence of the Bennett angle on the horizontal plane: working side and non-working or balancing side (blue) (red) . Inuence of the Condylar Guide inclination in the sagittal plane. 1 2 3 Mesio-distal inclination of the cuspid slopes: low, medium and high slope. 1 2 3 1 low 2 medium 3 high Please note that no articulator, whether semi or fully adjustable, analog or digital, recognizes the resilience of the mucosal tissue, does not interpret pulpal and periodontal proprioception, nor does it identify the variables of a patient's mandibular movements; therefore, occlusal adjustment is invariably necessary when working with the mouth (dental prostheses and devices). On the other hand, the assembly of models in ASA is compulsory, simply minimizing these adjustments and, accordingly, facilitating clinical procedures. i n t e l l i g e n t s o l u t i o n s Extracted article from the book: Logical - A clinical approach to occlusion Dr Ing. Marino Magno - R&D, Product Management | W&H Sterilization regulations, customers can easily update their sterilizer by activating additional features. This also means that you only pay for features you activate and actually use. AD What features does the new gen- eration of Lisa sterilizers offer to dental practices? The clear aim of our premium line is to improve the user experi- ence. Therefore, we equipped Lisa with artiﬁcial intelligence. We call it “EliSense”, but in simple words, it is a kind of artiﬁcial intelligence, we are providing the sterilizer with. It turns high-end type B sterilizing into an efﬁcient and safe work process. EliSence offers three features or ben- eﬁts let's say: EliSense Smart Sense provides important statistics on ef- ﬁciency. This means Lisa is learning use-by-use and makes suggestions for more efﬁciency in the steriliza- tion process. EliSense Status Sense allows users to remotely identify the status of the sterilizer using LEDs. It indicates whether the device is work- ing properly or not. At least EliSense Temperature Sense, which is some- thing completely new in industry, warns if the door is already open, but the load is still too hot to be touched. What about documentation then? Everything is developing in more stringent documentation. Since now, there was only the possibility of documenting the sterilization cy- cle. It was not possible to identify the instruments in the sterilization cycle automatically. Existing systems re- quire a separate computer with sep- arate software for documentation. Lisa's new EliTrace system manages all documentation by the sterilizer itself, which means a signiﬁcant sim- pliﬁcation of the process. Can you give us a summary of the beneﬁts of Lisa? A completely new user experience, time efﬁciency, the best perfor- mance, high efﬁciency and a com- plete, automated documentation – these are the four main pillars of the premium line. And Lara? What are the core ben- eﬁts that haven’t existed before? Lara is the fastest sterilizer in its seg- ment. Users can process 2 kg of load in 38 minutes, which is an amazing cycle time for a sterilizer in this cat- egory. We have also taken a huge step ahead with the user interface. Basically we are using a premium user interface. Therefore, Lara stands for best performance and usability. In addition, Lara stands for more. Because with Lara, you are optimally positioned for the future. It allows an update of the sterilizer through activation codes. Depending on the future needs of the practice or the regulatory requirements, Lara can be easily customized and upgraded. This enables users to activate more speed and an extended documenta- tion. These are features which are usually requested in premium coun- tries. However, the dental industry continues to evolve, and we are conﬁdent that documentation and legal requirements will be more re- quested and mandatory in the near future. We are convinced that Lara is the perfect solution for Midrange Markets. What is the idea behind the up- gradeability of Lara? If you have all the activation codes from Lara, you can take advantage of premium features by only paying the price for a mid-range sterilizer. That is the point. Why shall customers rely on W&H the product portfolio? We are experts in the dental sector for 130 years now, and we are looking back on 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of sterilizers. In the innovation process, we always focus on the customers and their needs. Therefore, we know his entire working process, the ap- plication and the international legal regulations. One very important point is that we always work on the basis of the latest scientiﬁc ﬁndings. With our sterilization portfolio, we offer our customers a ﬂexible, secure, high quality and reliable package not only today, but also in the future. What are the further aims of W&H regarding infection prevention and reprocessing of instruments? The philosophy of the W&H Group is not only to provide products, but real solutions for daily work. Today's customer is no longer only inter- ested in individual products. He has a problem and is looking for support to solve it – this is exactly where we come in, with our many years of ap- plication experience to be able to offer the best solution for the repro- cessing workﬂow. Thank you for the interview. For more information, contact: W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH Ignaz-Glaser-Str. 53 PO Box 1 Burmoos, A-5111, Austria Tel.: +43 6274 6236-0 Web: www.wh.com E-mail: ofﬁce@wh.com
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22 EVENTS Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 Over 6,300 dental professionals joined ﬁ rst virtual MiCD Regional Symposium By Dental Tribune MEA SINGAPORE: The Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry (MiCD) Regional Symposium, initially planned as a face-to-face gathering, took place virtually for the ﬁ rst time, catering to 6,311 dental professionals from around the world with a majority from Asia-Paciﬁ c and Middle East re- gions. The MiCD Regional Symposium livestream event took place on 2 and 4 September 2021 with two evening sessions on 2 and 3 September and one afternoon session on 4 Septem- ber catering to the Asia-Paciﬁ c and the Middle East regions. The event was initiated by the MiCD Global Network, organized by CAPP in partnership with Shofu. A select group of internationally renowned speakers shared their best practices, featuring Dr Sushil Koirala, Nepal (founder of the MiCD Global Acad- emy), Prof Satoshi Imazato, Japan; Dr Jose Roberto Moura, Brazil; Dr Anand Narvekar, India; Dr Marcelo Lasmar, Brazil; Dr Sonny Burias, Phil- ippines’ Dr Hussein Naama, Iraq and Dr Amit Gulati, India. The three-day series was moderated by some of South-East Asia’s most experienced moderators including Dr Ronny Yap, Singapore; Dr Kimberly Fajar- do, Philippines, and the refreshing Dr Cez Margaret Acero, Philippines who represents the next generation of dentists through digital content creation on her blog Life Beyond Dentistry. Day 1 – 2 September 2021 The MiCD Regional symposium kicked off with Dr Sushil Koirala, Nepal who is known as the founder of the MiCD Global Academy. His presentation focused on MiCD in the post-pandemic era – highlight- ing the 4P’s to success. The lecture covered MiCD philosophy, protocol, practice, and partnerships (4P’s), fo- cusing on the importance of simple restorations (alignment, brightening and contour) whilst understanding aesthetics form and function at a low biological cost. His ﬁ nal take-home message was to focus on case docu- mentation, discussion, do no harm, and knowledge dissemination (4D’s). Dr Jose Moura, Brazil followed the opening with a presentation on the role of precision in MiCD, with a de- tailed focus on magniﬁ cation, light- ing, and ergonomics in daily practice. Special attention was placed on oper- ative microscopes having a learning Lecture of Dr Sushil Koirala, Nepal Lecture of Dr Jose Roberto Moura, Brazil Lecture of Dr Anand Narvekar, India Lecture of Dr Marcelo Lasmar, Brazil Lecture of Dr Sonny Burias, Philippines curve and the essential role of bioac- tive direct composites to obtain long- lasting results. The day concluded with Dr Anand Naverkar who ex- plained the multiple advantages of quadrant dentistry approaches, how increasing bond strength ensures restoration longevity and showcased IDS and DME techniques as part of the improvement in clinical out- comes. Dr Kim Fajardo, Philippines moderated the session and provided a moderator’s take while summariz- ing the day’s key take-home mes- sages from the speakers. Day 2 – 3 September 2021 The second day of the MiCD Regional Symposium was moderated by Dr. Ronnie Yap, Singapore and included lectures by Dr Marcelo Lasmar, Brazil and Dr Sonny Burias, Philippines. Dr Marcelo focused on sports dentistry and showcased how MiCD can have long-term health beneﬁ ts for ath- letes emphasizing the importance of prevention and treatment of oral issues such as tooth wear. Dr Sonny presented the practical approach to MiCD with direct composite res- torations, covering the beneﬁ ts of adopting MiCD, expanding clinical applications of direct restorations to detailed case analysis on simpli- ﬁ ed layering technicians to achieve predictable results. Day 2 marked the highlight of the regional symposium with a compelling panel discussion moderated by Dr Cez Margaret Ace- ro, Philippines, entertaining the vir- tual audience by engaging with the panelists Dr Ronnie Yap, Dr Sonny Burias and Dr Marcelo Lasmar., on how MICD can be adopted in clini- cal practice, addressing the current trend of “Less is IN” while embracing MICD in the new normal. Day 3 – 4 September 2021 The MiCD Regional Symposium con- cluded with three lectures on Day 3, including Prof Satoshi Imazato from Japan who provided a very detailed evidence-based presentation on bio- active restoratives containing S-PRG Filler technology and their role in achieving aesthetics and longevity. Following the session, Dr Hussein Naama from Iraq provided a cos- metic dentistry artistry masterpiece The Panelists and the moderator during the Panel Discussion Panel discussion ÿPage 24
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26 GENERAL DENTISTRY Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 Bondodontics update for indirect restorations By Prof. Brian Millar & Dr Stephen Denny UK There has been a sustained move from conventional cementation to adhesive luting as clinicians move away from cast restorations to aes- thetic materials (Fig. 1). In line with this there has been a shift away from conventional cements (e.g. zinc phosphate) to dual-curing resin based luting materials. Ideally these adhesive luting ma- terials should bond to both tooth tissue and the restoration, be tooth coloured and easy to use. Ease of use would include: syringeable, dual- cure, suitable viscosity and no need for separate etch and bond stages. One of the ﬁrst was ParaCore (COLTENE) and although this was designed as a core build-up mate- rial it’s ﬂow properties, dual-cure and colour also made it suitable as an adhesive cement. Even if most of the requirements mentioned above were met, ParaCore, like many ear- lier resin-based luting materials (e.g. Nexus, Calibra, Panavia), required an additional bonding agent. There- fore, further development resulted in built-in adhesives bringing us to the popular current materials in this range, so-called self-adhesive ce- ments, such as RelyX Unicem (3M) or SoloCem (COLTENE). These are designed to be used directly onto the tooth without the need for neither acid-etching nor the application of a separate bonding agent. However, the bond strengths resulting from self-adhesive cements were lower than the ones from adhesive lut- ing materials which have been used with additional bond. Whereas in some situations the bond strengths resulting from a self-adhesive proto- col would be sufﬁcient, in other situ- ations they are not. This is why the newest evolution in adhesive cementation are the uni- versal luting materials (e.g. RelyX Universal, 3M). Companies recog- nized that in some situations ad- ditional bond strength may be re- quired and made their self-adhesive luting materials compatible with bond. Solocem (originally a self- adhesive material) can now be used with a layer of the universal bond ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL (COLTENE) if the clinician chooses to improve bond strength on enamel and den- tin. Even if ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL is light-curing, it is designed so that its acidity does not affect the curing properties of the luting material So- loCem. This means that there is no need of using an additional activator for ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL. In order to improve bond strengths on enam- el even more, I recommend to addi- tionally use the selective etch tech- nique. I would consider this essential when bonding a metal framed resin bonded bridge to enamel. So, etch the enamel (not dentine) with stand- ard 35% phosphoric acid gel (e.g. Etchant Gel S, COLTENE) for 25 sec- onds, wash and gently dry. Be careful not to get the acid on adjacent teeth, otherwise clean-up becomes more difﬁcult. Ideally, protect the adjacent teeth with a barrier and proceed with the adhesive luting protocol (Fig. 12- 18). Please note that as the bonding agent needs to be light-cured this has to be carried out before placing the restoration. Therefore the bond layer must be very thin otherwise can pre- vent seating of the restoration. ÿPage 28 Fig. 1: Traditional gold crowns (left) and metal-ceramic crowns can be conventionally cemented (e.g. zinc phosphate) and have exceptional sur- vival rates in practice of close to 50 years1. They can also be adhesively luted. Aesthetic indirect restorations (right) require more complex adhe- sive luting techniques. Fig. 2: Initial situation in the patient’s mouth Fig. 3: Scan Fig. 4: Scan Fig. 5: Removed amalgam ﬁlling and preparation Fig. 6: Scan after preparation, checking the preparation margin Fig. 7: Design of the onlay and checking the occlusion Fig. 8: Indirect restoration material: BRILLIANT Crios Block Fig. 9: Onlay before polishing Fig. 10: Onlay after polishing Fig. 11: Products used for the restoration: ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL, Etchant Gel S and SoloCem Fig. 12: PTFE-Tape for protection of adjacent teeth
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28 ◊Page 28 Conclusion There is a good reason to simplify luting restorations. The new univer- sal self-adhesive luting composites are a help to clinicians. Reduced bond strengths when using them self-adhesively can be enhanced by adding the options of: GENERAL DENTISTRY Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 • • Use with acid-etching enamel where necessary, and Use with an additional bond layer to improve bond strength References 1. Olley RC, Andiappan M, Frost PM. An up to 50-year follow-up of crown and veneer survival in a den- tal practice. J Prosthet Dent 2018 Jun;119(6):935-941. About the authors: Prof. Brian Millar BDS, PHD, FDSRCS, FHEA, FDT Clinical Professor of Dental Education at King’s College London and NHS Consult- ant in Restorative Dentistry. Programme Director for the internationally popular MClinDent (Fixed & Removable Prostho- dontics) in its 24th year with graduates in over 60 countries. Dr. Stephen Denny BChD (Merit), MJDF, MFGDP (UK), FAIDFE (USA), MFDS RCS (Eng) Principal Dentist at Honesty Dental Care, Shipley, West Yorkshire. Special interest in restorative dentistry including endodontics and all aspects of the new digital restora- tive methods. Mr. Denny currently under- taking the ﬁnal year of a restorative MSc. Fig. 13: Selective etch with Etchant Gel S Fig. 14: Onlay after pre-treatment of the restoration surface, application and light-curing of ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL Fig. 15: Preparation after application and light-curing of ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL Fig. 16: Application of SoloCem onto the onlay Fig. 17: Placement of the onlay Fig. 18: Post-op E U E W N E N V THE LEADING DENTAL EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE IN ASIA PACIFIC AD 8-10 APRIL 2022 MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE Connect with us Supported by Held in IDEM Singapore idem.sg IDEM Singapore @IDEMSingapore Singapore Dental Assocation www.idem-singapore.com
30 INTERVIEW Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 The Digital Age with Dr Patel By Dentsply Sirona Dr Neal Patel, a dentist and a certiﬁed dental technician, opened Inﬁnite Smiles in Powell, Ohio, in 2008. An authority on 3D diagnostic imag- ing with CBCT and same-day dental restorations with CAD/CAM, Patel travels the U.S., Canada and overseas to train doctors in the use of mod- ern dental technology in procedures such as computer-guided dental im- plant placement. He graduated from The Ohio State University, where he served as implant prosthodontic fel- low and helped establish techniques and protocols for digital implantol- ogy and prosthetics. The digital age When I opened my dental practice in 2008, I was awed by the transforma- tive power of technology. Through the years, I’ve stayed up to date with the latest dental technology trends to expand beyond private practice to teaching and research. Understand- ing the intricacies of new technology is hard work and takes a lot of time, but I believe it’s a requirement for successful modern dentistry. The lat- est digital tools—ranging from prac- tice management software and cone- beam imaging to intraoral scanning and chairside milling—have dra- matically streamlined processes and improved patient diagnosis and treatment in fewer visits. Digital den- tistry is quickly revolutionizing the practice of dental medicine, yet the concept still isn’t quite mainstream. Many practitioners are timid about investing in new and unproven digi- tal equipment, citing cost concerns and the time constraints of proper training. While there is a certain amount of risk involved, I believe in leveraging new technology to bet- ter treat complex cosmetic/beauty and restorative cases. Research has shown that integrated digital solu- tions can improve the clinical efﬁ- cacy of dental implant restoration, compared with conventional analog dental implants.1 Our ofﬁce’s digital platform is cen- tered around a highly accurate intraoral scanner, state-of-the-art cone-beam imaging, versatile prac- tice management software and the latest digital design and milling software and hardware. In our prac- tice, 3D CBCT is the cornerstone of care. The Axeos scanner (Fig. 1) from Dentsply Sirona is my imaging so- lution of choice because it offers a precise measurement of the teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone, and seamlessly connects with add-on technology. In addition, 3D diagnostic imaging offers patients a more interactive care experience, leading to increased case acceptance. CAD/CAM technology is a founda- tional element of our integrated digi- tal workﬂow for prosthetic implant placement and restoration. CAD/ CAM allows for imaging, design and chairside milling in one visit, making appointments more convenient for both clinicians and patients. These instruments, along with CEREC Primescan intraoral scanners, enable our practice to provide ex- ceptional oral health care to patients (Fig. 2). This entire suite of integrated solutions has transformed our prac- tice, allowing us to do more, better. For one, I use CBCT imaging data for implant placement (Fig. 3) in a range of other modalities, including sleep apnea, endodontics and orthodon- tics. With the newest addition to our digital arsenal, 3D printers, we’re able to scan, design, print and produce a range of applications, such as crown/ bridge models, surgical guides, in- direct bonding trays and gingival masks. Digital dentistry in practice In the traditional analog world of dentistry, several different varia- bles—the clinician’s experience and skill set, the lab technician’s skills and bandwidth, and the patient’s com- fort level—must all work in tandem; a single mistake can cause delays, worsen clinical outcomes, and pose a signiﬁcant travel and cost burden for patients. The beauty of digital den- tistry is that it streamlines services across the gamut of dental care and comprehensive interdisciplinary procedures. In our practice, digi- tal technology has reduced clinical time for a comprehensive implant procedure by more than half—from eight visits to three visits from con- sultation to ﬁnal ﬁtting, as described below. Traditional analog dentistry: Visit one, the consult, requires obtaining a ﬁlmbased image for diagnostics and overall examination to determine if the patient is a candidate for dental implant therapy. At visit two, the clinician acquires diagnostic impres- sions for creation of a radiographic scanning appliance. At visit three, the patient is imaged with the scan- ning appliance with either 2D imag- ing or 3D imaging for evaluation of the future restorative plan relative to existing anatomy. If the patient is a candidate for implant, the clinician may prescribe additional grafting or creation of a surgical guide. On visit four, the patient is scheduled for implant placement. Visit ﬁve is traditionally a postoperative visit to ensure proper healing. Another appointment, visit six, may need to be scheduled to address soft-tissue Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 1 contouring or even uncovering the implant. At visit seven, the dentist obtains the ﬁnal impression for the laboratory to create the abutment implant crown. Finally, on visit eight, the ﬁnal implant prosthetic is seated. On occasion, additional appoint- ments may be required if the shade and contour from the previous visit were not appropriate. Keep in mind, extra time must also be built in for lab delays and additional cosmetic reﬁnements if necessary. All of these factors can affect the patient because of time off from work and travel to and from appointments. Digital dentistry: At visit one, we are able to acquire digital intraoral scans of both hard and soft tissues using Primescan and merge that data with the Axeos CBCT image to design and place a virtual, custom- ﬁt 3D prosthetic. The software allows us to provide patients with a visual representation of the implant and the procedure itself. From this data at the initial consultation, the den- tist and laboratory are able to create a surgical guide and even potentially an immediate implant provisional, using CAD/CAM with either mill- ing or printing technology. This re- moves all the analog methods of im- pressions and stone models, along with manual labor for fabrication of said surgical guide and provisional. On visit two, the clinician is able to place the implant fully guided with immediate prosthesis or even cus- tom healing abutment. Because of this minimally invasive procedure, additional follow-up visits may not be required. On visit three, we can provide the ﬁnal implant restoration in a single visit with chairside CAD/ CAM prosthetics, which are fully cus- tomized and aesthetically matched to the patient’s smile. Empowering patients and build- ing trust We dentists expect our patients to trust what we stand for and what we have to offer. 3D diagnostic images help us build this trust because they help patients understand why they need a given procedure. Visual data and education help foster a mindset shift that increases case acceptance and patient satisfaction. A recent study has shown that dental patients are embracing the new era of ad- vanced digital technology and visual communications.2 My practice prides itself on being a front-runner in the latest technology and equipment. With CBCT as our “workhorse,” we are able to deliver highly personalized treatment with reduced chair time, fewer visits and more predictable outcomes— mak- ing for a better patient experience. When patients are more involved and engaged with their care, they are more likely to agree to our recom- mendations and interventions. Looking to the future Ultimately, dental professionals de- ﬁne our practices by the experience our patients receive. Contemporary digital dentistry gives us an op- portunity to elevate our treatment modalities and results in the best dental care for our patients. Patients are more conﬁdent in our ability to manage their long-term oral health care, boosting the potential for long- term relationships and increased referrals. From a practice efﬁcien- cy perspective, workﬂows can be streamlined and new service offer- ings can be uncovered, maximizing the potential of our practices. To cli- nicians who may still be hesitant to dive in: Now is the time to push for- ward! Of course, with anything new, there is a learning curve to adapt to the technology. The key to success and productivity is adequate train- ing and education for all of those involved in using the equipment. As you gain experience with today’s in- novative digital tools, you’ll be better prepared for the next generation of digital dentistry technology. It will be a win for the practice from a business and clinical perspective, a win for of- ﬁce staff members who are working in a more modern, progressive at- mosphere and, most importantly, a win for your patients. References 1. Gedrimiene A, Adaskevicius R, Rutkunas V. Accuracy of digital and conventional dental implant im- pressions for ﬁxed partial dentures: a comparative clinical study. J Adv Prosthodont. 2019;11:271-279. 2. Saponaro PC, Yilmaz B, Johnston W, et al. Evaluation of patient expe- rience and satisfaction with CAD- CAM-fabricated complete dentures: a retrospective survey study. J Pros- thet Dent. 2016;116:524-528.
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32 NEWS Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 Global Clinical Case Contest 2020/2021 Dentsply Sirona honors excellent treatment results of dentistry students By Dentsply Sirona With the Global Clinical Case Contest (GCCC), every year Dentsply Sirona honours students around the world for outstanding achievements in the ﬁ eld of aesthetic dentistry. As in the previ- ous year, the ﬁ nal round was held virtually. An international panel of judges selected the three best contributions on clinically challenging case studies. The anticipation of an upcoming end to the pandemic is something that is currently unit- ing people around the globe. Many are looking forward to embracing friends and family with a smile again. Young dentists all over the world are committed to the beauty of a radiant smile with both their passion and their skills. Dentsply Sirona's Global Clinical Case Contest recognizes particularly talented dental students. This year's circumstances were once again unique due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the competition judges revealed this year's winners during an online global judging event on June 24. Dr Terri Dolan, Vice President and Chief Clini- cal Ofﬁ cer at Dentsply Sirona, welcomed the ﬁ - nalists live to the awards ceremony. The best representatives in their categories were honoured by a international panel of three judg- es led by Prof Dr Rainer Seemann, Vice President Global Clinical Research and Scientiﬁ c Support The original situation of the winner case. The winner of the Global Clinical Case Contest 2020/2021: Emin Ismaylov from the State University of Medicine and Dentistry in Moscow, Russia. at Dentsply Sirona, and the internationally re- nowned dentists and university professors Prof. Ian Cline (UK) and Prof Gaetano Paolone (Italy). AD The ﬁ nal situation of the winning case, after the use of products from Dentsply Sirona's Restorative range. First place went to Emin Ismaylov from the State University of Medicine and Dentistry in Moscow, Russia. Second place went to Rosalba Diana from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan/ Rome, in Italy. And the third place was jointly awarded to Lizhong Sun, Sichuan University, China, and José Muñoz Peñalver, Universidad Católica San Antonio in Murcia, Spain. The ongoing pandemic presented challenges for many participants. "This year, once again, some students were unable to participate due to the difﬁ cult situation in their country. Nevertheless, the Global Clinical Case Contest remains a ﬁ xed element of the curriculum at global universities,” said Dr Markus Kopp, Senior Manager Global Clinical Education at Dentsply Sirona. “With the Global Clinical Case Contest, we are sending a clear signal of the ongoing collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and universities around the world. In exchange with talented international dental experts, we consistently develop our innova- tive portfolio for restorative dentistry.” Emin Ismaylov said: "I think it's great that Dentsply Sirona gives young professionals the opportunity to prove their skills and moti- vates us in every way to develop further." Nearly 400 participants The Dentsply Sirona Global Clinical Case Con- test has been held since 2004/2005. The con- test invites worldwide participation by dental students with less than two years of clinical ex- perience. Participants document their success- ful treatments in the form of text and images. They are supported by a tutor from their uni- versity. For direct restorations in the anterior and posterior region, the complete restorative product range from Dentsply Sirona is avail- able free of charge to participants. This year's competition attracted over 390 stu- dents from 91 universities around the globe. In total, more than 5,500 students from recog- nized dental schools worldwide have partici- pated over the years. The worldwide ﬁ nalists will receive a copy of the textbook "Direct Restorations in the Poste- rior Region" – co-authored by Prof Paolone. The three best-placed participants will be present- ed with an award. The students also enjoy rec- ognition from the professional world, with the competition always receiving a high degree of attention in the international dental press. The application process for the Global Clinical Case Contest 2021/2022 is due to start in sum- mer of 2021. Further information on how to enter the Dentsply Sirona contest is available on www.dentsplysirona.com/gccc or via the respective local Dentsply Sirona branches. Find out more by scanning the QR code. For further information, please contact: Dentsply Sirona 21st Floor, The Bay Gate Tower Business Bay, Al Sa’ada Street Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel.: +971 (0)4 523 0600 Web: dentsplysirona.com/en E-mail: MEA-Marketing@dentsplysirona.com TRADEWINDS CONSULTING INC. WWW.TRADEWINDS.COM.TW MEDICAEX.COM firstname.lastname@example.org
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34 NEWS Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 Why the colour of your instrument matters SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENDODONTIC INSTRUMENTATION DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTATION By HuFriedyGroup In the world of dentistry, small im- provements can make a big differ- ence. The same can be said for den- tal instrumentation - a small detail may have a major impact on your ability to conduct a procedure with ease and efﬁ ciency. Consider the de- cisions you make when selecting the appropriate hand instrument for a procedure – the shape of the work- ing end is certainly important, but so is the weight of the instrument, the surface of the handle which you feel while gripping it, and more. When small improvements make a big difference, every element of the design matters. This includes the instrument ﬁ nish. When operating in the mouth, visual acuity is criti- cal, and glare from bright operatory lights or headlamps can be detri- mental to your accuracy and out- comes. This is one of the many reasons why we developed the Black Line Collec- tion of instruments. The product portfolio has grown tremendously over the years. Not only does it in- clude surgical instruments, but diagnostic, endodontic, and restora- tive instruments as well. You may be curious how much of an impact the dark coating can truly have, and here’s how: The science behind the Black Line collection Black Line instruments are engi- neered to optimise clinical outcomes by delivering efﬁ ciency through- out the entire procedure. The unique matte black coatings, which have been applied to a plethora of HuFriedyGroup instruments, reduce light reﬂ ection and enrich visual con- trast. This is a game-changer when it comes to improving accuracy and patient care. The following sections explore the impact of our Black Line Collection in each area where they have been introduced. Surgical instrumentation The surgical Black Line collection is comprised of scissors, atraumatic extraction instruments, periodontal instruments, and implant instru- ments. The dark coating provides supreme contrast and allows for increased visual acuity while reducing light reﬂ ection. The ability to see the in- struments through tissue during surgical procedures helps you gain even more conﬁ dence about the precise movements you are mak- ing. The performance engineered coating also provides enhanced edge retention. Black Line scissors, for ex- ample, feature a razor-sharp blade and serrated edge for reduced tissue slippage. In addition, surgical Black Line in- struments improve accuracy and enhance control thanks to their smooth, lightweight, ergonomic handle. Endodontic instrumentation The sense of precision and accuracy that Black Line instruments pro- vide to surgical instrumentation is perhaps even more evident when it comes to endodontic instruments. The precise nature of endodontic procedures necessitates instruments that exhibit exceptional attention to detail while still being durable enough to accommodate various endodontic procedures – from basic endodontic procedures to complex microsurgery. Endo Black Line in- struments feature the same perfor- mance engineered coating which increases light reﬂ ection under harsh lighting, and optimises edge retention. lubricity, reduces AD Black Line Rubber Dam Clamps are another fantastic way to further re- duce light reﬂ ection while increas- ing visual acuity. This is achieved thanks to the extreme contrast the dark clamp provides throughout the procedure. Diagnostic instrumentation The HD Black Line Mirrors are the latest addition to the Black Line col- lection, and they underscore the beneﬁ ts that the black matte coating provides to instruments since visual acuity is a critical component to ac- curate diagnoses. The frames and handles of HD Black Line Mirrors are created using a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating engineered to optimise clinical outcomes by deliv- ering superior visibility throughout any dental procedure. The durable black matte coating reduces the glare by up to 80% compared to a stand- ard metal mirror head and handle.1 The black colour of the coating cre- ates a distinct contrast between the instrument, the tooth and/or the surrounding tissue allowing for easy identiﬁ cation intraorally* and fa- cilitating quicker and more accurate visibility. The reduction in glare can also help improve 3D intraoral scan accuracy for better modelling. Don’t miss a diagnosis. It’s also worth pointing out that the material used in a dental mirror plays an important role in visibility, as well. Most mirrors are coated in rhodium or feature a resin (plastic) casing. 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Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 5/2021 NEWS 37 International iF Design Award for Axeos The new 3D/2D X-ray system for cutting-edge imaging in a wide range of indications By Dentsply Sirona This makes Axeos an imaging solu- tion particularly beneﬁcial to clini- cians in various disciplines. About the iF Design Award Every year, the iF Design Award rec- ognizes outstanding design, its rel- evance to business and everyday life, and distinguishes one of the world's most important seals of excellence. Awarded in Germany since 1953, the iF label is a reliable sign of good de- sign for both consumers and the de- sign community. Dr Neal Patel, dentist and owner of the Inﬁnite Smiles clinic in Powell, Ohio: "Axeos gives us all the X-ray diagnostic options we need. Both temporomandibular joints can be displayed in one image, we receive information about the airways, and we can take HD images when it comes to special endodontic aspects. The low-dose mode further expands the range of indications.” AD Dentsply Sirona Imaging Solutions Axeos. Experience the diﬀerence. A new generation of progressive imaging is here – experience the diﬀerence with Axeos. • 2D/3D hybrid device equipped with new technology and a broad Field of View (FoV) range, from a focused FoV (Ø5 x 5.5 cm) for endodontic cases up to a large FoV (Ø17 x 13 cm) that covers complete dentition, including both TMJs • Seamless connectivity and individualized treatment workflow with Sidexis 4 Software • Patient Positioning and Image Assistant (PIA) for increased patient comfort and image accuracy Because every patient deserves a healthy, happy smile and every practice team deserves the tools to make this a reality. It’s time to elevate and expand your treatment oﬀer. It’s time for Axeos. For more information on Axeos please contact your local dealer, Dentsply Sirona sales representative or visit dentsplysirona.com/axeos THE DENTAL SOLUTIONS COMPANYTM recently received international Axeos, the versatile 3D/2D extraoral imaging solution from Dentsply Sirona, the international iF Design Award. The 98-member jury recognized the device primarily for its form and functionality – in these categories the product achieved the best ratings. Axeos provides general practitioners and specialists with a hybrid system that covers a wide range of dental indications and meets modern imaging requirements: sharp images with the lowest possible dose, various selectable volumes and intuitive operability. The new extraoral imaging system from Dentsply Sirona, Axeos, has been awarded another prestigious design prize. In 2020, the imaging de- vice received the esteemed Red Dot Award for product design. In 2021, Axeos has received another award by the international iF Design Award. In their evaluation, the 98-member international jury awarded points for the product idea, form, function, distinctiveness and utility. Axeos received superior marks in all areas. The jury members were particularly impressed by its form and function- ality, which leads to an increased quality in performance and treat- ment comfort. "We are very delighted to receive this award," said Niels Plate, Group Vice President, Digital Devices & Solu- tions at Dentsply Sirona. "It conﬁrms our goal of offering our customers solutions that stand for high clinical safety, patient comfort and efﬁcient treatment processes. A successful form and functionality of the device contribute to this." Imaging solution for general prac- titioners and specialists As a modern imaging solution, Axeos offers excellent image quality in 2D and 3D, ﬂexible volumes, seamless connection to Sidexis 4 software as well as to numerous treatment pro- grams. In addition, several features focus on maximum patient comfort: positioning aids (e.g. unique auto- positioner with patented occlusal bite block, automatic temple width measurement, smart height adjust- ment) support in rapidly achieving the optimum alignment for the im- age. Lastly, lighting concepts like ambient light create a more pleasant, calming atmosphere for patients. With Axeos, both classic standard panoramic exposures – which is especially good for children – and extraoral bite wing exposures can be taken. If desired, Axeos can be equipped with a cephalometric arm (left or right) that can be retroﬁtted at any time. This versatility also con- vinces users. Dr. Neal Patel, dentist and owner of the Inﬁnite Smiles clin- ic in Powell, Ohio, says: "Axeos gives us all the X-ray diagnostic options we need. Both temporomandibular joints can be displayed in one image, we receive information about the airways, and we can take HD images when it comes to special endodontic aspects. The low-dose mode further expands the range of indications.”
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Are you ready for CEREC? For CEREC users, it’s simple: CEREC makes even the best dentists better. So going digital was a great decision, but until they did it they too had their doubts. Would everything go smoothly straight away? No. Could they learn to handle the technology? Absolutely. What about the quality of restorations? Outstanding in every way. There’s never been a better time to future-proof your practice with CEREC. Join us at your local CEREC event and test it yourself. The all-new CEREC. Now is the time. Learn more at: dentsplysirona.com/cerecprimemill