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Dental News

NEW CS R4+ AND DEPPA
INTEGRATION
Carestream Dental now facilitates
integration between its CS R4+
practice management software and the
innovative Denplan / PreViser Patient
Assessment (DEPPA) tool.
Denplan practices will be able to start
DEPPA examinations from the clinical
screens in R4+. This will mean they
won't require a separate log in, giving
them a maximum level of convenience
in their practice. Patient records will
be automatically updated, or new files
created for new Denplan patients.
When patients complete the DEPPA
questions on the Carestream Dental
electronic signature pad, their answers
will also be automatically populated
in their Denplan files, ensuring a
streamlined workflow for the practice
and an efficient patient experience.
Henry Clover, Chief Dental Officer
at Denplan, comments:
"DEPPA is a highly effective,
individualised patient risk assessment
and communication tool. The
integration with the CS R4+ software
allows for surgery time to be optimised.
It supports utilisation of the innovative
DEPPA tool, maximising efficiency and
creating more time for discussion with
patients.
"I think the capability of the software
to automatically pre-populate certain
DEPPA fields is very clever and this will
be particularly useful for clinicians.
If you require more information
on the integration of the CS R4+ and
Deppa, you can contact Carestream
Dental on 0800 169 9692 or visit www.
carestreamdental.co.uk. ■

NEW DEVICE DETECTS UNTREATED
BACTERIA IN ROOT CANALS
A new device can detect untreated
bacteria during root canal treatments,
potentially eradicating the need
for follow up appointments and
preventing treatments from failing.
According to a study published
today in the Journal of Dental
Research, the SafeRoot device
created by a team of researchers at
King's College London enables rapid
bacterial detection inside the root
canal. This ensures the procedure
has been successful and reduces the
need for tooth extraction or surgical
intervention.
 The SafeRoot device was created
to detect any existing bacteria
once the root canal treatment has
been completed, with the aim of
eliminating persistent or secondary
infections and reducing the need for
further treatments.
Through florescent dyes
and fluorescence microscopy /
spectroscopy, SafeRoot can optically
detect minute amounts of residual
live bacteria in the root canal space.
During trials the team were able to
successfully detect bacterial cells after
just three minutes of testing.
Using conventional sterile
endodontic paper points the process

is performed during the treatment,
preventing any impact on clinical
treatment time and minimising
additional clinical steps. Professor of
Endodontics from the Dental Institute
at King's College London, Francesco
Mannocci, said"
"The resilient nature of bacteria
combined with often complex root
canal structures makes disinfection
challenging, leading to a considerable
number of persistent infections. This
is one of the main causes of root canal
treatment failures"
One million root canal treatments
are conducted under the NHS each
year, costing the General Dental
Service £50.5 million. Lead researcher,
Dr Frederic Festy from the Dental
Institute at King's College London
said:
"The treatments are not only
time consuming and painful for
the patients, but cost the NHS a
significant amount. If we can reduce
the number of root canal treatments
and re-treatments required, it could
mean sizeable savings to the NHS."
Funding for this project was
received from the EPSRC CASE
Studentship and the Guy's and St
Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK April 2017

Cover
Meet the Team
Mike Gow
Industry News
Howard Speaks
International Dental Show
Through the Keyhole: Surgery—Home and Away
What's on Dentaltown
Golden Nuggets
Continuing Education
BACD: Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry
3-D Printing
Google: Leading Cause of Truth Decay
General Practice: Message Board
Time Out
Probing Report
Eating Disorders
Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Craniomandibular, Craniofacial and Craniocervical Disorders
Prosthodontics: Message Board
Plan Z
Online Marketing
Product Profile
Finance: Message Board
Lifestyle Section
Student Section
Poll
The European Society of Hypnosis
Wish List
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Meet the Team
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Mike Gow
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Industry News
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - International Dental Show
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Through the Keyhole: Surgery—Home and Away
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - What's on Dentaltown
DentaltownUK April 2017 - Golden Nuggets
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Continuing Education
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - BACD: Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - 3-D Printing
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Google: Leading Cause of Truth Decay
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - General Practice: Message Board
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Time Out
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Probing Report
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Eating Disorders
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Craniomandibular, Craniofacial and Craniocervical Disorders
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Prosthodontics: Message Board
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Plan Z
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Online Marketing
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Product Profile
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DentaltownUK April 2017 - Finance: Message Board
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