Colgate Introduces Its First App-Enabled Electric Toothbrush With Artificial Intelligence

Colgate has unveiled its first, AI equipped electric toothbrush in the US market. Available on Apple.com and in select Apple Stores, the feat most importantly provides real-time feedback on a user’s brushing to in turn facilitate better oral health. Colgate has revealed they’ll continue utilizing Apple’s ResearchKit in obtaining invaluable, crowd-sourced data for future relative innovations.

Patricia Verduin, chief technology officer at Colgate-Palmolive franchise, says the product’s main motive is to have people brushing teeth at the most optimum levels. She further notes the roll-out is also meant to yield an understanding of consumers’ brushing habits: the first step towards improving the subject activity.

The novel Colgate Smart E1 will ensure oral concerns including dental carries are curbed before their onset. Devised in a collaborative effort with dentists, the implement features real-time sensors and AI algorithms to discern brushing effectiveness in the sixteen oral zones. It’s also embedded with Bluetooth connectivity frameworks and sonic vibrating technology. Its related application bears a 3D brushing coach to instill an oral care routine and is also coupled with Apple ResearchKit to garner brushing info, but with a user’s permission. Verduin regards the latter collaborative take as a testament to Colgate’s zeal of creating solutions that will enable people to monitor their health and wellness.

Reference

http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2018/01/colgate-introduces-its-first-app-enabled-electric-toothbrush-with-artificial-intelligence.html

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The Best Dental Innovations of 2017

Dental practices across the globe are continually striving to create a set-up that works best for the workforce and patients alike. While an array of takes are funneled into this strategy, there’s always a key feature that remains prevalent: novel innovations. Technological advancements are transcending dental procedures into simpler and more cost-effective takes, while also ensuring patients are subjected to less stressful experiences. Presented are some of 2017’s outstanding ones.
The Picasso AMD laser
The Picasso laser is a relatively affordable option for many practitioners around the world. It’s been highly acclaimed as a user-friendly device facilitating periodontal treatments, implant repair, gingival troughing, and much more.
Improved DentiMax Dream Sensor System
The improved form of this sensor device is embedded with a tougher plate to withstand situations that could make it wear and tear, like for example falling down or being bitten by a patient. It also has a hard-wearing Kevlar-covered cord. Dentimax co-founder David Arnett says not even a single failure complaint has been filed since effecting the two aspects. The system’s imaging component has also been beefed-up to now feature less pixelation.
Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Toothbrush and App
Sonicare had previously rolled out chewable red tablets which specifically pinpointed areas that needed more attention when brushing. They’ve now unveiled an electric brush that is coupled with an app to perform the aforementioned role, while also enabling monitoring of a user’s cleaning progress.
Reference
http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/the-best-dental-innovations-of-2017/oral-dental-healthcare

Awrel Releases Dentistry’s First Customizable Voice-Enabled Dental Product Ordering Platform

Awrel, a firm rolling out web, mobile, and voice solutions in the dentistry sphere, has today unveiled its signature Awrel Partners Portal Program, enabling field franchises to supply implants, equipment, and other products to customers via a smart, voice-guided take. With the novel approach, companies can transcend the delivery set-up away from the paper-, web-, and mobile-based modes into the next-generation conversational voice experiences.

Practices could utilize Awrel to tailor their offerings, devise unique work-flows, and generate product-specific conversational exchanges. With the help of digital voice assistants like Amazon echo, Awrel equipped workflows can cater to an array of items ranging from implants, cements, crowns, sealers etc. The system most importantly guarantees prompts that accompany orders are concise for accurate enactment.

The implement was designed to address a key problem: non-compliance by dental specialists when it comes to texting personal health information via native Android and Apple apps.

Arnold Rosen, Awrel founder and CEO, says their enterprise is the first to provide the game-changing solution. He says it will facilitate improved productivity and quality, while also making sales proceedings

more efficient. It’s undoubtedly a win-win situation. And even better, it can serve as a record keeping tool to monitor undertakings involved in oral health care.

Reference

https://www.e-dental.com/doc/awrel-releases-dentistry-customizable-ordering-platform-0001

Let’s Not Complicate Opioids in Dentistry

Over-prescription of narcotic pain medications is undoubtedly a crisis whose repercussions are plaguing families and communities alike. Dentists might have in the past played a role in the concern, but purely on the grounds of limited knowledge and time constraints, never out of malicious motives.
Presented below is a simple, low-cost, step by step protocol to aid clinicians in administering opioid medications.
Prioritize non-narcotics
An oral specialist should not regularly prescribe opioid medication in mitigating acute dental pain. A more effective alternative, and even better with lesser side effects, is the combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Some patients could be allergic to either; therefore in these cases, ketorolac tromethamine can come in handy.
Check the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP)
Before prescribing opioids, it is salient for a dentist to discern the principles laid out on the state’s PMP. This will ensure vices relative to prescription, like for example abuse or illegal distribution, are curbed.
Limit opioid prescriptions to a two- to three-day supply
When there’s no option besides the opioid take, the medication then must be short-acting, being administered in low doses, and not exceeding a three-day prescription.
Letting patients know of opioid risks and consequences
Patients under the medication type should be warned against partaking in tasks that could be affected by the sedating effects, some of which include operating heavy machinery or driving. They should also be well-informed of the side effects.
Reference
http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2017/12/let-s-not-complicate-opioids-in-dentistry.html

Brazilian Firm Leads the Application of Synthetic Diamonds in Dentistry

CVDVale, a Brazilian franchise based in Sao Paulo, has come up with an implement capable of negating pain and noise during the treatment of caries. The tool is a constituent of its current expedition which seeks to integrate ultrasonic technology in the orthopedics sphere.
It is salient to note that the organization was the first to utilize synthetic diamond technology in the production of ultrasonic oral drills. It was formed by a team affiliated with the National Space Research Institute (INPE), therefore initially before firm’s launch, they were channeling efforts to garner expertise needed in the production of synthetic diamonds for use in satellites. A key insight they noted while working at INPE was that info stemming from space research was also capable of yielding novel innovations with a broad social impact.
CVDVale’s flagship product was a dental drill tip with bactericidal attributes not only facilitating pain and bleeding free undertakings in the removal of caries but also injury free preparatory operations on alveolar for implantations.
The company’s success through the years can be partly attributed to the manufacture of durable synthetic diamonds via Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), a process that yields materials emulating the physical and chemical properties of the natural counterparts.
Reference
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/fda-bfl112117.php

Dentists Believe in ‘Minimal Intervention’

WOOD Lane dentistry, a company launched back in 1969, has been catering to the Sonning, Henley, and Caversham communities. The owners and personnel alike have been advocating for minimal intervention dentistry, a take dwelling more on prevention than cure within the field. They’ve championed the cause via the use of novel technology including digital radiographs and 3D scanning to discern and treat initial-phase ailments. In sealing cavities, for instance, some of the key constituents being employed include high mineral pastes and bonded materials. The approach most importantly facilitates high-quality care with less treatment and is therefore relatively affordable.
The practice employs the same methodology in aesthetic dentistry, i.e. they can generate beautiful smiles by utilizing white bonded materials which effectively attach to the teeth and can be reconfigured (a non-intrusive methodology). The firm’s prowess can be partly attributed to an in-house novel 3D CT scanner which aids in diagnosis and planning complex implant cases. There’s also an ultra-sonic feat to destroy bacteria present in cavities, gum diseases, and can also deal with tooth abscesses. In catering to those with dental phobia, the clinic has a welcoming workforce and also makes use of sedation.
The organization has even made the finals in two national awards: Best Practice of the Year and Dentist of the Year.
Reference
http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/keep-it-local/118730/dentists-believe-in-minimal-
intervention.html

Milling and Grinding Machine for Same-day Dentistry: North American Launch of the Z4

The Z4, a milling and grinding machine favorable for same day restorations, was first unveiled in March 2017 at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. It is now scheduled for a North American rollout at the Greater New York Dental Convention which will take place from November 26th – 29th, 2017. Ever since its first presentation, there have been numerous orders due to its novel capabilities. Immediately after the New York meeting, manufacturer vhf will kick-start the long-awaited delivery of the devices to various practices.
The Z4 facilitates the creation of sophisticated restorations in mere minutes, so production of the high-quality prosthesis with a relatively longer lifespan will soon be conducted at a much faster rate. Z4’s yield is currently a pacesetter when it comes to quality in the wet machining of blocks. Besides handling the conventional glass ceramics, zirconium oxide, and composites prevalent in the subject sphere, the gadget can also lay finishing touches on prefabricated titanium abutments with astounding accuracy. Once the restoration is designed, subsequent procedures will be overseen via an intuitive display. For its overall operation, however, a user will need a CAD computer connected via Wi-Fi.
About vhf camfacture AG
The firm launched back in 1988, is a pioneer and trendsetter in computer-aided manufacturing. Other than the dental sphere, it has catered to other domains including the industrial sector and advertising technology.
Reference
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171123005114/en/vhf-camfacture-AG-%E2%80%93-Milling-Grinding-Machine