No plaster models, radiation-free head and jaw measurement in the orthodontics of tomorrow – the International Dental Show 2013

Modern dentistry is characterised by progressive thinking, innovative strength and use of the latest research. That fact has been repeatedly demonstrated with particular clarity by the field of modern orthodontics. Ever since its beginnings at the end of the 19th century, this discipline has reached several milestones, ranging from the edgewise system and straight wire technology to orthodontic implants. Today it is more than ever in a state of perpetual change. Digital technologies are becoming increasingly important and exerting a huge influence on the daily workflow. New instruments and the methods related to them are being developed and submitted to their first “trial by fire” — i.e. scrutiny by a critical audience of experts — at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne every two years. The pioneering achievements in the field of orthodontics that are the latest focus of interest will be on show next year at the world’s biggest trade fair for dental medicine and dental technology, IDS.

In addition to the increasing digitisation and networking of treatment processes, a lot of attention is currently being attracted by innovative scanning technologies and the vision of a dental surgery that uses no plaster models. In this connection, IDS offers visitors the opportunity to get to know the latest innovations, compare them directly with the methods that have been commonly used so far, and ultimately make the necessary decisions for their own dental surgeries. In addition, visitors will be able to take a look at progressive potential solutions, especially ever-popular items such as self-ligating brackets. Of course the topic of follow-up care will be intensively discussed. The slogan here is “white spot management”. All in all, IDS offers everything that’s important for state-of-the-art orthodontics today and will help to improve it in the future.

These are only a few examples of the numerous innovations in the area of jaw-related orthopaedics that will be presented at IDS 2013 to general practitioners as well as specialist orthodontists and dental technicians, who are responsible for the prosthetic care that follows an orthopaedic procedure. The exhibiting companies offer all visitors the opportunity to pick up and handle newly developed products for themselves and check to see whether they are suitable for everyday use in their work. In this way, visitors can make well-founded decisions about equipment for their own surgeries and laboratories — ideally, they will have clearly defined their goals before coming to the trade fair.

IDS – the International Dental Show, which takes place in Cologne every two years, is organized by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH (Society for the Promotion of the Dental Industry), the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI). The trade fair is staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.