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Leipzig venue ready to host dental events

LEIPZIG, Germany: In-person dental events have not taken place during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and the industry is eager to resume this kind of interaction ...

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COVID-19 and dental education: Will dental schools admit new students in 2021?

LEIPZIG, Germany: Since the COVID-19 pandemic has severely restricted access to clinical practice, students around the world have been adversely affected by...

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Business interruption insurance: Will dentists be covered for lockdown-related losses?

LEIPZIG, Germany: At this point, it has become clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced dental patient numbers. It follows naturally from ...

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Study recommends aspirating system with HEPA filter for dental practices

YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Aside from personal protective equipment (PPE), high-volume aspirators are recommended in dental clinics during the SARS-CoV-2 ...

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Interview on the impact of
SARS-CoV-2 on dental implantology

The ongoing pandemic has had a great impact on many fields in dentistry, including routine procedures and the way in which dental education is delivered. In...

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Saliva testing for SARS-CoV-2 takes off

LEIPZIG, Germany: Researchers in India have found that scientific literature supports salivary diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection as an alternative to ...

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SARS-CoV-2 variant identified in South Africa complicates inoculation plans

LEIPZIG, Germany: The lead scientist behind a “disappointing” study into the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against a variant of SARS-CoV-2 ...

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NHS dental activity targets continue to attract controversy

LONDON, UK: Since being implemented on 1 January, the UK government’s new system of NHS targets has drawn its fair share of detractors from both inside ...

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Pandemic-proof? Align Technology sold a record number of clear aligners in 2020

TEMPE, Ariz., U.S.: Align Technology sold a record 1.6 million cases of clear aligners in 2020—the same year in which most governments and businesses ...

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Researchers stress importance of appropriate PPE selection during COVID-19 pandemic

OPORTO, Portugal: A recently published paper, which is the second of a three-part series on the management of COVID-19 in clinical dental care settings, ...

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Study links periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

DOHA, Qatar: Since periodontitis and COVID-19 are both associated with systemic inflammation, researchers from Qatar University and Hamad Medical ...

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Interview: Scientists design SARS-CoV-2-removing vacuum helmet

As part of work supported by a series of rapid-response grants for COVID-19-related research, mechanical engineering PhD student Dongjie Jia at Cornell ...

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Elective dental care suspended in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: Non-urgent dental treatment has been suspended in the emirate of Dubai—the most populous city and territory in the UAE. According to the Dubai...

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Oral care during pandemic: Report shows surge in sales of DIY dental kits

LONDON, UK: The UK government has recently imposed a new system of targets that is planned to increase dental activity in the country and to help address ...

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New insight into control of dental treatment spray emission during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

LONDON, UK: One of the greatest challenges for the dental profession in returning to normal business is the inherent risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission via ...

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“COVID tongue”—dentists urged to remain alert to symptoms in the oral cavity

LEIPZIG, Germany: New discoveries about COVID-19 are outpacing the nomenclature. Research is emerging that suggests that a large number of COVID-19 patients...

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SARS-CoV-2: An obstacle for the next generation of dentists and dental hygienists?

RICHMOND, Va., U.S.: The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to create insecurity around the world. A survey of dental and dental hygiene students ...

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SARS-CoV-2 infection, reinfection and immunity: What researchers say

HARLOW, UK: Now that many questions regarding COVID-19, including its symptoms, risks and recovery time, have been answered, researchers are faced with a ...

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New system of targets in the UK: a step backwards for dentistry?

LONDON, UK: Dentists in England currently receive their former National Health Service (NHS) contract value provided they spend the same amount of time ...

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Interview: Fears and worries of dental students during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Elham Kateeb’s professional career has been devoted to dentistry: She is an associate professor of dental public health and the dean of scientific ...

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Dwindling patient numbers leave UK clinics short of lockdown targets

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) warned in early January that hundreds of dental practices would be put out of business if the government ...

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Dentist facing charge for putting pressure on employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

PFAFFENHOFEN AN DER ILM, Germany: Healthcare providers worldwide have started administering the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. In many countries, dental ...

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Effect of COVID-19 on dental professionals in the UK

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our professional life, yet the aftermath of the pandemic and its consequences for our future are still unclear. ...

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Researchers scramble to understand new SARS-CoV-2 strains

LEIPZIG, Germany: New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in the UK and South Africa in 2020 show higher transmissibility. And whereas they are ...

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COVID-19 vaccination: Where does the dental profession stand?

LEIPZIG, Germany: After months of hoping and waiting, the news finally broke at the end of 2020 that a number of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 had been developed ...

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Californian dentists allowed to join COVID-19 vaccination effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif., U.S.: As a result of the Californian Dental Association’s (CDA) endeavors, dentists have been authorized to administer the COVID-19 ...

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Researchers develop tent to prevent spread of SARS-CoV-2 in dental settings

SINGAPORE: With the aim of preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a portable ...

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COVID-19 causes major delays in paediatric dental care in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia: Owing to potential exposure to COVID-19, the Australian government has introduced tough restrictions on healthcare personnel during ...

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“Particularly unsafe” for COVID-19 patients—Sunstar Americas recalls mouthwash

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., U.S.: At the end of December, Sunstar Americas voluntarily recalled one of its mouthwashes. The company is a member of the Sunstar Group, ...

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What is the future of telehealth in dentistry?

LEIPZIG, Germany: As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the vast majority of dental practices around the world have been partially or completely shut down...

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