Top in function, freedom of design – materials at the International Dental Show (IDS)


More materials – a wider range for ceramic, plastic & co. – multi-talents for individual patient offers – a main focus of IDS

When we have heard about the gold era, the metal-ceramic era, the plastic era in the dentistry sector, we have all had an idea what this referred to. Are these all past eras? And what era are we living in today? Evidently in an era with a wide choice – an individual offer for each patient, without compromising the function and with plenty of leeway in terms of aesthetics. The opportunities of current dental materials can’t be compared as accurately and assessed to see whether they are suitable for one’s own laboratory or own practice more efficiently than at the International Dental Show (IDS), 12 to 16 March 2019, in Cologne.

Many methods and materials for the restoration of teeth are younger than one thinks. Furnace-fired tooth-coloured ceramics with a thermal expansion co-efficiency in the area of the structure alloy have only been available for around good fifty years. The related layer, pressing and painting techniques offer dental aesthetics to a large extent.

Attractive CAD/CAM processes for the processing of zirconium oxide in the dental laboratory have only been around for a good fifteen years. In the meantime, this material can be implemented for aesthetic and functional high-class structures for individual crowns, single and multi-element bridges, bars, for telescopic and conically supported dentures as well as for abutments and pillar structures in the dental implantology sector. Hence, for many indications there is a metal-free option of dental restoration.

Restorations made of high-performance glass ceramic are also arising in the practice and laboratory, also using the CAD/CAM technology. Often it is possible to achieve an even better result in terms of aesthetics – more translucency, more opalescence or additional fluorescence effects. Here we are namely talking about lithium disilicate and zirconium oxide-reinforced lithium silicate, as well as hybrid ceramics, for example, ultrastructure feldspar ceramics infiltrated with polymer.

Today, zirconium oxide blanks in different colours are available and these cover the entire V colour spectrum. Blanks with colour gradients on the interior make the individualisation easier and also save time. A patient-friendly aesthetics can be achieved, depending on the special individual case, with a veneer or by characterising a monolithic restoration with stains and glaze.

The aesthetic spectrum of composites has expanded again over the past years. In the classic filling therapy among others multilayer techniques have contributed to a differentiated individualisation. Here, there are both options for the direct or indirect processing.

In the course of the introduction of 3D printing in the dentist sector, further materials from the plastic section are also arising, namely PEEK (polyether ether ketone). This and other thermoplastic polymers bring aesthetic and functional advantages for restorative dentistry with them. Their elasticity module is similar to that of human bone. PEEK is fatigue-resistant combined with great ductility. Due to their high melting temperature PEEK restorations can be sterilised and can be milled via CAD/CAM, but also produced using injection or press moulding methods.

"At IDS we are expecting new milled and pressed blanks – more colours, differentiated interior colour gradients, a larger variety of materials," Dr. Markus Heibach, VDDI Executive Director predicted regarding the International Dental Show 2019. "In order to exploit this enormous offer optimally, communications are becoming increasingly more important. This is why, especially regarding the wide field of dental materials and their aesthetic advantages, we recommend you visit IDS with your dental/dental technicians team. One thing will then be sure: The cooperation between the visitors will intensify over the coming months and years."

IDS (International Dental Show) takes place in Cologne every two years and is organised by the GFDI Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI) and is staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.

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Carestream Dental Announces Impressive Line-up of Speakers for IDS 2019

ATLANTABehind every smile there’s a story and—at the International Dental Show 2019—Carestream Dental is telling the stories of patients and the oral healthcare professionals who changed their lives. Over the course of four days, 21 respected clinicians from around the world will present 17 clinical cases and lectures in the Carestream Dental booth.
“IDS is so much more than a trade show; it’s a premier international educational event,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “Carestream Dental will play an important role in educating attendees by presenting some of the challenges their colleagues have experienced and how they found success with the right technology.”
Some of the top names in oral health, representing orthodontics, endodontics, implantology and aesthetic dentistry, will be presenting in Booth T40 – U49, Hall 10.2.
  • Wednesday, March 13
    • Dr. Ed Shellard, general dentist, United States, “How Digital Technologies are Changing Dentistry”
    • Dr. Roberto Aza, endodontist, Spain, “Endodontic Complications and Traumatic Injuries in Anterior Teeth: The Importance of CBCT for Diagnosis and Treatment Plan”
    • Drs. Giuseppe and Fabrizia Luongo, implantologists, Italy, “Digital Implantology: From CBCT to Clinical Applications”
    • Drs. Carlo and Francesco Mangano, implantologists, Italy, “Full Digital Workflow in Dentistry: A Clinical Revolution?”
    • Dr. Lea Al-Matny, oral and maxillofacial radiologist, United States, “Applications of CBCT in Clinical Dentistry”
  • Thursday, March 14
    • Dr. Bartlomiej Karas, endodontist, Poland, “Management of Complications in Endodontic Treatment”
    • Dr. Henriette Lerner, implantologist, Germany “The Digital Path to Perfect Esthetics”
    • Dr. Anthony Atlan, prosthodontist, France, “Digital Workflow in Daily Practice”
    • Dr. Adam Nulty, implantologist, United Kingdom, “The Fully Digital Workflow in Guided Implant Surgery”
    • Drs. Walter Devoto, Angelo Putignano and Guido Picciocchi, prosthodontist, Italy, “Intraoral Scanners: They are Easy, They Work”
  • Friday, March 15
    • Dr. Anoop Maini, aesthetic dentist, United Kingdom, “Making Patients Smile with the Carestream Dental Chairside Workflow”
    • Dr. Beat R. Kurt, implantologist, Switzerland, “Immediate Fully Guided Implantation and Provisional Restoration with a Prefabricated Temporary Maxillary Anterior Bridge 21i X 23i”
    • Dr. Jerome Lipowicz, implantologist, France, “Everyday Guided Implantology: A Digital Workflow”
    • Dr. Sebastian Patzelt, prosthodontist, Germany, “Computerized Optical Impression Making—Beyond Fixed Restorations”
    • Dr. Joachim Weber, orthodontist, Germany, “Unorthodox Ortho Docs”
  • Saturday, March 16
    • Dr. Carlo Saratti, prosthodontist, Switzerland, “Modern Concepts to Approach a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation: From the Analogical to the Digital World”
    • Dr. Miguel Stanley, prosthodontist, Portugal, “Advanced Digital Dentistry Workflow”

“Anyone can walk away from a trade show booth with a brochure, but attendees of Carestream Dental’s live presentations will walk away with tips and resources to change lives,” Shellard said.
In fact, changing lives is the driving factor behind everything Carestream Dental does, from the technology it develops to the doctors, practices and patients it supports. Not only is it the company’s focus for IDS, it’s a critical part of its mission in addition to transforming dentistry and simplifying technology.  
To learn more about the doctors speaking at IDS, their life-changing cases and the official live presentation schedule, visit 
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental is transforming dentistry, simplifying technology and changing lives around the world with its innovative digital product line of systems, solutions and support. From intraoral and extraoral imaging equipment to CAD/CAM solutions, imaging analysis software to practice management systems, Carestream Dental technology captures two billion images annually and aids in more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, please visit

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At CDS 2019: Patti DiGangi, RDH Re-Brands DentalCodeology Community Program and Launches CE-Driven Web Portal

Elgin, IL – February 12, 2019 – During this year’s Chicago Midwinter Meeting Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental industry thought leader, will be rebranding her Dental Codeologist Community, now called DentalCodeology Insiders and launch the DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method (DINM), an AGD Pace Certified online portal designed to be the premier destination for dental professionals dedicated to mastering accurate insurance coding.
According to DiGangi, “We changed Dental Codeologist Community to DentalCodeology Insiders because they are a dedicated group of professionals who have the inside track on the latest insurance codes and how to apply them. They know that not knowing the right code loses money for their practices and their patients alike.”
DentalCodeology Insiders pay a nominal $129.00 a year for the following benefits:
·       12 Monthly Insider Mastermind Webinars which include 12 CE Credits (live or on-demand)
·       Insider Interactive: A go-to-place for questions and answers about medically-necessary coding and insurance
·       Exclusive, invitation only meet-up events during major dental and hygiene meetings (Those who become a member before CDS 2019 will be invited to the Second Annual Midwinter Breakfast Meet-Up on Friday, February 22nd.)
·       12 Monthly Newsletters
·       40% off all DentalCodeology products that include the DentalCodeology Book Series and DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method (DINM)
DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method (DINM) offers comprehensive insurance coding information in the form of white papers, webinars, videos and blogs. With much of its information assets being CE accredited premium content. “Anyone can view DIMN’s premium content and obtain CE credits on an a la carte basis,” explains DiGangi. “But DentalCodeology Insiders receive a 40% discount across the board.”
The DentalCodeology Insider Program and the DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method(DINM) during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting at the CuraProx booth (#1226). Patti will also be signing her CDT Shifts: Metrics Driven book (First 20: Free each day) Thursday and Friday between 11:30-12:30 at the booth.
Dental professionals interested in learning the finer points of accurate dental procedure coding for elevating the standard of patient care and improving practice profitability should can become a DentalCodeology Insider by visiting 
About Patti DiGangi:
Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS is an international speaker who is passionate about prevention and working with dental professionals to improve practice profitability. Patti is the author of the DentalCodeology book series for busy dental professionals.
Patti is also the “Chief Codeologist of the DentalCodeologist Insiders Program which provides ongoing education, value and interaction for those dedicated to accurate
dental coding for elevating the standard of patient care and improving practice profitability.
Recently, Patti introduced  DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method (DINM), an AGD Pace Certified online portal designed to be the premier destination for dental professionals dedicated to mastering accurate insurance coding.
Patti holds publishing and speaking licenses with the American Dental Association for Current Dental Terminology and SNODENT Diagnostic Coding and recently authored a chapter in the American Dental Association’s CDT 2017 and CDT 2018 Companion entitled “D9000 – D9999 Adjunctive General Services.”
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