New Technology

What can we expect from the future?

Michael Sultan considers the impact that nanodentistry could have.

Advancement in micro-robotics may improve endodontic treatments

Developments in microrobots and nanotechnology could be used in endodontics to access  “difficult-to-reach root canal surfaces, disrupt biofilm, retrieve samples for diagnosis and even deliver drugs”,...

£60 million venture capital fund for healthcare innovation

Leading UK health solutions provider, Simplyhealth, announced on November 14, 2022, the launch of its venture capital fund, ‘Simplyhealth Ventures’.

Brushing your teeth is not enough

A breakthrough study shows that eliminating the bacteria contained in dental plaque should be as vital a part of dental hygiene as brushing your teeth and flossing.  

New probe for early gum disease diagnosis

Researchers from the University of Birmingham are developing a new probe to detect gum disease. The technology is hoped to be crucial in detecting early-stage heart or lung disease, type 2 diabetes...

Healthcare technology firm announces senior management appointments

Leading healthcare technology firm, Agilio Software, has announced Neil Laycock as its new chief executive officer and Andy Sloan as its new dental managing director, to support the continued growth...

Implants could be used as hearing aids

A new study published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America suggests implants could be a discreet alternative to traditional hearing aids.

A new way to restore tooth enamel

Scientists have perfected a new material for mineralizing bones and teeth.

Revolutionising digital wax-ups – the evolution of digital smile design planning is here

As the world continues to embrace a digital way of life, it’s no surprise that the profession is seeing an uptick in digital solutions on the market. With this new way of working showing no sign of...

Insect-eye inspired dental camera

A new study has shown the benefits of using biologically inspired cameras for high-quality intraoral imaging.

Living in a digital world, cyber insurance is a must

Picture the scene: it’s a regular morning in your practice - but when the front desk team switches their computers on, a hostile message appears on screen, informing them of a ransomware attack on...

Green light whitening treatment

New research from ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces has created an innovative hydrogel treatment. The gel breaks apart cavity forming bio-films and whitens teeth without damage.