CALCiViS News

Intraoral scanners and Biotech Visualisation of Active Demineralisation – What are the differences?

Intraoral scanners and Biotech visualisation are imaging technologies used within dentistry. Yet the two technologies are substantially different regarding what information they capture and how. Intraoral scanning Intraoral scanners are designed to produce impressions, an application that traditionally required a material medium, such as plaster. This can now be accomplished...

Marketing Modern Dentistry

Attracting and retaining patients is no easy task. For decades dentists relied on reputation and word of mouth referrals to build their practices. In time, dental practices used directories, began to advertise and got involved with the local community to expand their patient base. Yet in a super connected, digital...

Converting reluctant patients

Its staggering to think that approximately half of Brits don’t make regular visits to the dentist.[1] Many people find excuses like “I don’t like going” or “I haven’t got time” and quite a few believe that they simply don’t need to go![2] Seriously, despite the alarming headlines we have seen...

Scientists regrow tooth enamel

Although we have the means to repair or strengthen tooth enamel, once damaged, reconstructing the outer layer of the teeth is a formidable challenge. Tooth enamel is extremely hard because it is composed primarily of calcium and phosphate ions occurring in the form of highly organised, tightly packed hydroxyapatite crystals.[1]...

Delivering profitable preventive dentistry

The aim of preventive dentistry is to help patients to achieve and maintain maximum oral health throughout their lives. It involves high quality education to inspire good habits comprised of oral hygiene instruction and advice about lifestyle and dietary choices to help patients to reduce the risks of oral diseases....

Dental Sealants

As part of an overall prevention strategy, dental sealants may also be used to protect the teeth from caries. First developed in the 1970s and 80s, these thin plastic-coatings are used to fill depressions, pits and fissures and form a protective shield over the tooth enamel. This provides a smoother,...

A New Weapon to Fight Caries

The battle is on to overcome the alarming incidence of dental caries in the UK, particularly among children. There was an almost 10 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions among UK children from 2010 - 2014; it is the number one cause of hospital admittance for minors...

Focus on Fluoride Varnish

The preventive effect of fluoride varnish has been the subject of numerous studies conducted over many years in children, adolescents and adults.[1],[2],[3] There are claims that fluoride varnish can substantially reduce the incidence of caries and even reduce the number of caries related hospitalisations. However, new research published in Caries...

CALCIVIS Completes £4.5 million Fund Raising

CALCIVIS® Completes £4.5 million Fund Raising Ahead of Anticipated PMA Approval of the CALCIVIS® Imaging System in the US Edinburgh, September 4th 2019 - CALCIVIS®, a medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of tooth decay and enabling preventive dentistry, announces it has closed the final part of a...

Making preventive dentistry work for your practice

Rather than treating teeth, modern dentistry focuses on helping patients to learn the essential skills they need to achieve and maintain good oral health.  Most oral diseases are preventable and regular visits to the dental practice ensures that patients are guided and encouraged to implement good oral hygiene and lifestyle...
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