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S2 E21 [2:09]

Updates on teledentistry and the new PHI tool from Josef Kolbeck, plus a MasterClass about treating a head and neck cancer survivor and a webinar on 3D printing.

Welcome to another remote episode of IDT Weekly. I’m Jason Mazda, and here’s what’s new. The global dental consumables market is expected to grow from an estimated $27.9 billion in 2019 to $38.7 billion by 2024, according to a Markets and Markets report. Of course, that includes orthodontics, endodontics, and more in addition to prosthetics and implants, but that compound annual growth rate of 6.8% is still promising. The report cites the rising incidence of dental diseases and increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry among the factors contributing to the anticipated growth. Scientists at the University of Nottingham in England have discovered how the materials used in medical implants can be adapted to control the immune response to them and reduce risk of rejection. They found that the surface shape and chemical composition of polymer materials can be changed to create materials that control the body’s immune response. Dental implants were specifically mentioned as one of the areas where this could be a significant development, so it’s definitely something to watch. Online this month at, if you missed the ebook “Advantages of a Digital Dental Camera for Laboratory Proficiency,” you can still download it for free. The ebook makes the case that the financial and proficiency requirements to use an SLR camera are more demanding than with a camera designed for dental photography. Read it at under the ebooks tab. Well, that’s it for this week. Everyone please stay safe and healthy, and join us again next time on IDT Weekly.

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