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How is COVID-19 affecting the dental industry?

March 10, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Months after it was first detected in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities, the effects of the ongoing coronavirus (since named SARS-CoV-2) outbreak are increasingly being felt across the globe. By 10 March 2020, 114,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease this coronavirus causes, have occurred across all continents outside of Antarctica, and 4,027 deaths have resulted from it. With the outbreak set to intensify over the coming weeks and months, it is time for an update on what the carry-over effects have been for the dental industry.

Coronavirus outbreak: EAS reschedules congress

March 10, 2020 | News

ST JULIAN’S, Malta: At the beginning of March, the European Aligner Society (EAS) announced that it was keeping a watchful eye on the situation regarding SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on a daily basis. Now, the society has decided to postpone the third EAS congress from 19–21 March to 26–28 November 2020.

KRAKDENT 2020 postponed to May because of coronavirus

March 6, 2020 | Events

CRACOW, Poland: Following current recommendations from state health institutions and after consultations with the director of the sanitary and epidemiological station in Cracow, as well as with the voivodeship’s department of security and crisis management, the organisers of KRAKDENT 2020 have decided to postpone the event to 28–30 May.

Expodental in Rimini officially postponed due to coronavirus

March 6, 2020 | Events

RIMINI, Italy: UNIDI, the Italian Dental Industry Association and organiser of Expodental Meeting in Rimini, has just announced that the 2020 event, which was scheduled to take place in May, will be postponed to 17–19 September.

COVID-19 outbreak causes delay of EXPODENTAL Madrid

March 6, 2020 | Events

MADRID, Spain: In response to a request from the Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies and the recommendations of the national health ministry, the organisers of EXPODENTAL have decided to postpone the event to 2–4 July 2020.

Dentsply Sirona details impact of coronavirus on its global business

March 4, 2020 | Business | News

CHARLOTTE, N.C., U.S.: CEO Donald M. Casey says that he does not anticipate disruption to the company’s supply chain, but a drop in sales in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan is expected during the first quarter.

OPTIM disinfectants inactivate viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2

March 3, 2020 | News

TORONTO, Canada: The novel coronavirus first infected people in China, but is spreading to other countries in Asia as well as to Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. The public are aware of the dangers and spread of the virus, and dental professionals all over the world have already taken measures to prevent the virus from being transmitted to others. To help oral health care workers comply with standard infection control protocols, COLTENE has recently announced that its OPTIM broad-spectrum disinfectants are effective in inactivating viruses similar to the Wuhan coronavirus on hard nonporous surfaces and noninvasive medical devices.

Coronavirus: exocad postpones global CAD/CAM event

March 2, 2020 | Business

DARMSTADT, Germany: Software company exocad has announced that it is postponing its Insights 2020 event planned for mid-March owing to the accelerating spread of the current coronavirus outbreak worldwide. The decision was made after careful consideration and in close collaboration with its 43 international industry partners, exocad stated on Friday. The CAD/CAM event will now take place on 21 and 22 September 2020 at the darmstadtium science and congress centre in Darmstadt.

Koelnmesse postpones IDEM 2020 until June

February 28, 2020 | News

SINGAPORE: In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, event organisers Koelnmesse and the Singapore Dental Association have decided to postpone IDEM Singapore 2020 to 19–21 June. The decision follows guidance from Singapore’s Ministry of Health.

Straumann—coronavirus may strip one-third of Asian sales

February 21, 2020 | Business | News

BASEL, Switzerland: CEO Guillaume Daniellot has warned investors that the outbreak of the coronavirus in China is likely to dent its sales in the key Asia Pacific (APAC) region in the first quarter of 2020 by at least CHF 30 million.

Dental world reacts to coronavirus outbreak

February 10, 2020 | News

LEIPZIG, Germany: Over the past month, one topic has dominated the international news cycle above all else—the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. As of 10 February 2020, more than 40,620 cases of the virus have been confirmed and 910 deaths have resulted from it. In response, many dental associations and organisations have released advice on what dental professionals can do to help limit the transmission of the virus.

Align Technology posts record figures and braces for coronavirus

February 5, 2020 | Business | News

SAN JOSE, Calif., U.S.: Align Technology has reported its highest ever 12-month earnings but has begun 2020 with a degree of uncertainty. It says that the outbreak of the coronavirus could strip up to 25,000 cases from first quarter shipments.

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