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DENTAL TRIBUNE Asia Pacific Edition World News 5 Specialists quarrel over ‘single file endo’ to offer considerable advantages or it will be rejected by the market despite its clinical potential.” Daniel Zimmermann the pros and cons of the new majority of root canals. Accord- Anyone, who truly believes that DTI procedure in Internet forums. ing to the manufacturers, the Hess-type anatomy can be dealt In a recent Dental Economics So-called single reciprocating technique reduces working time with by using one rotary file is article, Manhattan-based dentist NEW YORK, USA/LEIPZIG, Germany: file systems have been launched and lowers cross-contamination delusional,” a specialist in an and endo specialist Dr Barry Endodontic procedures that only by several dental manufacturers amongst patients, a common US-based endo forum observed. Musikant said that the technique require one rotary instrument over the last few months. problem associated with the use could create a new standard for are causing controversy amongst of multiple files. “The technique requires a instrument use in endodontics. specialists worldwide. Endo- Originally developed by new motor, which will turn off “Common sense says that single dontists are actively discussing Canadian and Lebanese scien- However, specialists are not many dentists who are already usage is a rationalisation to com- tists, the single file endo concept so sure. “This current trend in working with conventional rotary pensate for the weaknesses of is claimed to require only one re- file design and philosophy is NiTi instruments,” a German In- rotary NiTi.” Most single recipro- ciprocating file and no glide path the equivalent of doing brain sur- ternet blogger commented. “The cating file systems are already or initial instrumentation for the gery with a hammer and chisel. bottom line is that the system has available in major markets. DT Infections AD plague developing world Daniel Zimmermann VITABLOCS RealLife® – ingeniously three-dimensional. DTI At a simple mouse click: truly natural anterior esthetics with 3D dentine core-enamel structure! LEIPZIG, Germany: Patients in developing countries are more likely to acquire a health care- associated infection than patients in Europe or the US. According to a recent study led by the World Health Organization (WHO), in- fections contracted during hospi- tal stays or surgical procedures are significantly higher in health care systems with limited re- sources. The authors called for better surveillance and the im- provement of infection-control practices in these countries. In the study, researchers from Switzerland and the UK compared data from hospitals worldwide covering the period of 1995 to 2008. They found that in develop- ing countries an average of 50 out of 1,000 patients are infected dur- ing hospital stays and five to six out of 100 during surgical procedures. In some areas, this extends to even 3405 E one in three patients becoming infected during surgery. “Health care-associated infec- tions have long been established as the biggest cause of avoidable harm and unnecessary death in the health systems of high income countries. We now know that the situation in developing countries is even worse. There, levels of health care-associated infection are at least twice as high,” said Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, Technical Lead for the Clean Care is Safer The innovative VITABLOCS RealLife for CEREC/inLab MC XL are Fax +49 (0)7761/ 562-281 Care programme at the WHO and author of the study. especially designed for highly esthetic anterior restorations. Phone +49 (0)7761/ 562-0 Please send me more info! Just like natural tooth structure, the three-dimensional block Please arrange a consultation appointment for me! She added that although there structure with dentine core and enamel coat imitates the curved Practice/Laboratory, Contact: is currently no means to deter- mine the likelihood and magni- shade transitions between dentine and incisal edge. The VITA- Street, Number: tude of the risks in countries with ✂ limited resources, improving sur- BLOCS have been clinically proven millions of times over. Zip-Code/Town/City: veillance, training and education amongst health care workers may help reduce the number of infections. DT 6 World News DENTAL TRIBUNE Asia Pacific Edition UK government reviews ban on HIV-positive health staff Lisa Townshend are not permitted to carry out inva- and Australia—where dentists tain exposure-prone procedures. has said that the review is expected DT UK sive surgery or “exposure-prone with HIV are permitted to work. Ac- Department of Health guidance to be completed within the next procedures” that may pose a blood cording to reports, there have been recommends that health-care few months. DT London, UK: The Department of contamination risk. no reported health-care worker to workers infected with HIV do not Health in the UK has confirmed patient HIV transmissions in the undertake these procedures.” (Edited by Daniel Zimmermann, DTI) that the current policy of prevent- The announcement has been UK, and only four such cases have ing HIV-positive surgeons and den- welcomed by campaigners and been recorded worldwide. The guidance on the policy tists from working in the UK is un- Aids charities, who say advance- is currently under review by the der review. Under the Department ments in HIV therapy drugs makes A Department of Health UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare of Health rules, HIV-positive health workers working in surgery, den- it easier for people to undertake such clinical roles. British policy is spokesperson said: “There is a very low risk of transmission of HIV Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses, the Advisory Group on GSK and tistry and specialist nursing, as well as obstetrics and gynaecology stricter than that of many Euro- pean countries, as well as the US from an infected health-care worker to a patient during cer- Hepatitis and the Expert Advisory Group on Aids. The Department DENTSPLY AD cooperate in oral health Daniel Zimmermann DTI LONDON, UK/NEW YORK, USA/ LEIPZIG, Germany: DENTSPLY EMS-SWISSQUALITY.COM has entered into a co-branding agreement with GlaxoSmithKline, a global health-care manufacturer based in the UK. According to a SUBGINGIVAL press note released in January, the deal will allow the US company to combine its NUPRO in-office pro- phylaxis range with Sensodyne, WITHOUT GSK’s specialist toothpaste brand for patients suffering from dentine hypersensitivity. According to the companies, no exchange of cash or equity by either party is involved LIMITS in the agreement. THE DEEPEST PERIODONTAL POCKETS NOW WITHIN REACH WITH THE ORIGINAL AIR-FLOW METHOD NUPRO, which consists of pro- phy and polishing pastes, is based on NovaMin, a technology ac- quired by GSK through a multi-mil- lion dollar purchase in 2009. The formula contains calcium sodium phosphosilicate, a synthetic min- eral found to seal dentinal tubules, the main reason for hypersensitive teeth. GSK currently uses the same technology in its heavily marketed Sensodyne toothpaste brand. Carlton Lawson, Vice-Presi- dent of Sensodyne, GSK, said that by utilising both companies’ brands and capabilities, his com- > Subgingival application of the Original AIR-FLOW® method reduces pany aims to build awareness of periodontal pocket depth, removes biofilm, prevents periimplantitis the benefits of NovaMin and fur- ther consolidate its position as the leader in the over-the-counter oral AIR-FLOW MASTER® The inventor of the Original Air-Flow Method is now ﬁrst to health-care market. is the name of the world’s ﬁrst According to the company, cross the boundaries of conven- subgingival prophylaxis unit. 90 per cent of its worldwide rev- tional prophylaxis. With two application systems in enue is earned through toothpaste one. For sub- and supragingival sales. The company also claims use with matching handpiece and to have a global market share of almost 10 per cent. powder chamber. Incred ibly ea s y to oper ate. DENTSPLY has said it will re- lease a co-branded toothpaste, as Uniquely simple to use. well as a prophy paste for in-office Touch ’n’ ﬂow: Highly sensitive use at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February. 3-touch panel for easy choice of The company has also announced settings. For more information > email@example.com plans to develop a complete range of professional tooth sensitivity products under the combined NUPRO–Sensodyne brand. DT
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