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Interview: “Are clinics going to allow time for change?”

November 15, 2016

About six months ago, London-based dental hygienist-therapist Theodora Little spoke openly about an issue that many dental clinics are facing right now: how are dental hygienists able to undertake essential care and thorough oral hygiene instructions in 20- to 30-minute appointments? In an interview at the BDIA Dental Showcase in London in the UK this year, Theodora introduced to a new prevention concept, individual training of oral prophylaxis, that will empower patients to maintain their oral health and thereby ultimately prevent dental disease.

A trail-blazing prophylaxis trainer is working to improve oral care of the elderly

November 14, 2016

Catherine Schubert is one of the pioneers of the iTOP (individually trained oral prophylaxis) educational programme. With decades of experience as a dental hygienist, she runs iTOP courses across the globe. In delivering the training, she continuously develops her own skills, explains the latest findings and demonstrates how older patients in particular can maintain and improve their oral health. The elderly can be vulnerable, since they are often reliant on their carers for their dental care routine. In this interview, Dental Tribune spoke with her about her first and most recent experiences with iTOP.

Curaden IT: Optimale Datensicherheit für eine sorgenfreie Patientenbehandlung

October 19, 2016

KRIENS, Schweiz: Die digitale Zahnarztpraxis kann nur gelingen, wenn Zahnärzte auch für den Schutz und die Sicherung der eigenen Daten sorgen können. Das Praxisteam unterschätzt bei der Auswahl ihrer IT-Lösungen oft die Gefahr von Cyberkriminalität, sind doch ihre Patientendaten lukrativ als Mittel der Erpressung. Curaden IT Solutions bietet seit Jahren bewährte Lösungen für Hosting, Server und Netzwerk sowie Software. So managt die OneBox als Komplettlösung für Zahnarztpraxen sämtliche Abläufe, darunter Patientendaten, Abrechnungsmanagement sowie Behandlungsdokumentation.

Free webinar: Motivational interviewing in the dental practice

October 06, 2016

ZÜRICH, Switzerland: While dental professionals explain the benefits of oral hygiene to their patients every day, a change in behaviour remains the greatest obstacle to improving patients’ oral health. Motivational interviewing is a new approach that emphasises the active role of patients in their health management, with the goal of empowerment and engagement in their own oral care. In an upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar, Dr Christoph Ramseier will discuss the benefits of engaging in motivational interviewing with one’s patients.

To floss or to brush—that is the (interdental) question

August 16, 2016

LEIPZIG, Germany: Should dental floss still be used as a tool to combat plaque, caries and periodontal disease? After almost 40 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture have removed their recommendation to use dental floss from their latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And the dental world discussed a recent report which made worldwide headlines and concluded that no scientific evidence has proven the effectiveness of flossing. So: What are alternatives for dental professionals? Dental Tribune Online posed these questions to three dental hygienists.

Interview: “The future of dentistry is digital and focused on prevention”

April 09, 2016

Swiss dental company Curaden is one of the few businesses in the industry that adopt a holistic approach to dentistry. The company combines high-quality dental products, pioneering training systems and prophylaxis concepts for long-term oral health. In this interview, CEO Ueli Breitschmid talks about new ways and knowledge in dentistry and optimal preventive care as key to good oral health.

Tennis legend Martina Hingis becomes Curaden ambassador

February 22, 2016

KRIENS, Switzerland: Curaden has named international tennis star Martina Hingis its global ambassador. As part of the collaboration, Hingis, who became the youngest Grand Slam champion of all time in 1996 and the youngest world No. 1 in 1997, will help raise awareness about oral health care and promote Curaden’s CURAPROX, swiss smile and megasmile brands.

A new dental destination

November 26, 2015 | Business

LONDON, UK: Maintaining a dental practice on the high street can be a challenging endeavour, particularly in the capital, where setting one’s practice apart from the rest is often key to long-term success. The new Curaden Dental Clinic that recently opened in Mayfair is seeking to do exactly that. Conveniently located right in the heart of the city, only a 5-minute walk from Oxford Street, it is ready to take it by storm with a holistic prophylaxis approach called “Prevention-One”.

Swiss dental market: Three Curaden companies merge

July 23, 2015 | Business

KRIENS, Switzerland: On 1 July, Curaden, Curaden International and Curaden IT Solutions announced their merger. The three companies, with 151 employees overall, will operate under the name of Curaden and focus on digital networking and integration of digital technologies in dental practices in Switzerland.

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