Tag: Dentistry

Y-Brush Automatically Brushes Teen in 10 Seconds

At the ongoing CES 2020 gathering in Las Vegas we stopped by the booth of Y-Brush, an unusual new toothbrush that supposedly cleans the teeth in about ten seconds. It uses sonic vibrations to penetrate deep between the teeth and can be used by adults and children. Here’s a company rep telling us about this […]

Formlabs Commits to Dental Industry Offerings with Launch of Formlabs Dental and Form 3B Printer

According to market research firm Key Group, Formlabs is the most installed 3D printer for all sizes of dental labs. The global company currently provides professional 3D printing hardware and digital fabrication services across a range of industries from healthcare, including dental and audiology, to entertainment and education. Doubling down on i (Read more...)

Medgadget Tours Poland and Its Medtech Scene

On September 1, 1939, German forces under the command of Hitler invaded Poland, marking the official start of World War II. Hundreds of thousands of Polish civilians were massacred, and much of the country, including 80% of the capital city of Warsaw, was completely leveled. But the country, despite Nazi and Soviet occupation, recovered and [&helli (Read more...)

Epica SeeFactorCT3 Multi-Modality System Wins FDA Clearance

Epica, a company based in San Clemente, California, won FDA clearance for its SeeFactorCT3 system that combines computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, and digitial radiography (DR) into a single device. It is intended for use in diagnostic, interventional, and intraoperative procedures mostly involving the head, neck, and extremities. As such, it i (Read more...)

Self-Adhesive Drug-Eluting Patch to Treat Mouth Ulcers

Researchers at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Danish company Dermtreat have jointly developed an innovative patch, known as the Rivelin, to improve treatment for mouth ulcers. The patch allows for highly-targeted treatment of ulcers with steroids and other drugs, while providing a protective barrier around the affected area. Current treatm (Read more...)

New Coating for Dental Aligners Keeps Bacteria from Growing

Dental aligners, also known as retainers, are plastic devices that are used to slow adjust the position of the teeth. They’ve become extremely popular, but they require frequent changes because bacteria is known to make a home within the devices’ many small curves. Now a team of Korean researchers have developed a coating that can [&hel (Read more...)

3D-Printed Dentures Release Drug to Combat Infection

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a method to rapidly 3D print dentures that contain an antifungal drug. The dentures can release the drug slowly over time, helping to combat fungal infections before they happen. The technique could also be useful for creating different drug-releasing medical implants, such as stents and prost (Read more...)

New and Improved Planmed Verity CBCT Scanner Unveiled

Planmed, based in Helsinki, Finland, is releasing an upgraded new version of its popular Planmed Verity CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) extremity scanner. The system is intended for ortho, as well as head and neck imaging, and even advanced dental applications. It is CE marked in Europe and is now available wherever the mark applies. [… (Read more...)

Flosstime Automated Floss Dispenser: A Medgadget Review

In the field of dentistry, gadgets for your pearly whites have tracked along fairly well with advancements in technology. You can now buy Bluetooth-enabled toothbrushes and let a robot drill holes in your mouth to place a dental implant. But one too often overlooked practice that hasn’t yet been modernized is flossing. No matter how [… (Read more...)

Method Spots Bacterial Infections in Root Canals to Improve Success, Prevent Additional Procedures

At King’s College London researchers have developed a device that can verify whether a root canal has been cleansed of bacteria following an endodontic treatment. These days dentists performing such procedures have to rely on their technique and diligence to make sure the root canal will not become diseased again. Having a tool that confirms (Read more...)