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08
May
2018

Brunch is Served!

Delegates from across the UK attended the ‘Brunch on OsteoCare’ day hosted by Dr Martin Attariani and Peter Harling DTG. They discussed the benefits of OsteoCare’s dental implant system and its digital capabilities. Delegates described the seminar as “fantastic” and overall gave an excellent rating.

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27
Apr
2018

OsteoCare and Cardiff University collaborate to reduce dental implant failures

Researchers at Cardiff University are collaborating with OsteoCare to develop a smart surgical tool to help reduce dental implant failure rates. The tool will detect the optimal tightening of dental implants based on bone damage detection rather than torque alone. The project, led by Dr Davide Crivelli at the School of Engineering, uses a technique known as Acoustic Emission to listen and record ultrasonic shock waves released by materials as they fail. The concept is currently being tested by Polly Blaikie, a final year student at the School of Engineering working in collaboration with Dr Wayne Nishio Ayre and Prof David Thomas at the School of Dentistry with support and input from OsteoCare.
Three million implants are placed every year in the U.S. and this number is increasing by 500,000 a year according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Approximately 7% fail due to poor bone growth, which requires multiple surgeries and more trauma to the tissue due to implant removal. This negatively impacts on patient quality of life due to poorer dietary options, reduced self-esteem due to aesthetics and added costs to the patient.
During implant fixation, the surgeon relies on experience or manufacturer guidelines to judge how much torque is required for the optimal hold in the bone. Over tightening can cause damage of the bone tissue around the implant and impair bone healing by restricting blood flow. Under tightening will cause the implant to move when chewing. Relying on torque as an indicator for implant fixation assumes the same bone quality across all patients and therefore more accurate and appropriate tools for placing the implant may help prevent future failure.
Monitoring Acoustic Emission is a well-established non-destructive testing technique currently used to detect damage and cracks in engineering structures. By using this technique to monitor dental implant insertion, there is the potential to ensure optimal conditions for both bone repair and implant stability, ultimately preventing failure of dental implants.
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23
Apr
2018

OsteoCare at IDEM Singapore

OsteoCare exhibited at IDEM Singapore on the BDIA British Pavilion. This was the company’s first time in Asia and the product was very well received. OsteoCare is now in negotiations with potential distributors for the area. Along with OsteoCare staff were also joined by our Australian Distributor Valentine Medical. We look forward to returning in 2020.
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12
Mar
2018

Piezosurgery Seminar Success

A successful piezosurgery hands-on workshop by OsteoCare!

The seminar was led by Professor Amr Zahran BDS, MDS and PhD Professor of Periodontology at Cairo University and sponsored by W&H. The day covered sinus lifting, split crest technique, bone grafting, extraction of a tooth and failed implant.

The second part of the seminar included a hands-on element where dentists used W&H’s fantastic piezomed on pig jaws.

Great feedback and a thumbs up from all the delegates who attended.

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