Showpiece Discipline Periodontology: The State of the Art at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2013

Periodontitis is one of the most important topics for the dental health sector. This is emphasized repeatedly at further education events and congresses, and it’s also evident to every dental practice team in their daily work. Periodontitis is also driving the research departments of various manufacturers to ever-new heights of top performance. As a result, the product ranges keep on expanding, and already established products are continually improved. Visitors to the International Dental Show in Cologne will learn which of these innovations help to optimize the everyday routine of dentists’ practices.

New products for use in dental practices are available in all areas of periodontology. These range from diagnostic methods to instruments for surgical procedures, chemical and mechanical supplies for prophylaxis, and biological growth factors for tissue regeneration. Those who wish to keep up with current practice and offer their patients the technically best possible treatment will, in the ideal case, get their information directly from the respective manufacturers. Every two years this can be done “at a stroke” at the IDS in Cologne, because here all of the relevant companies are present under a single roof.

“Today the area of periodontology is extremely wide-ranging,” says Dr. Markus Heibach, President of the VDDI. “The increasing importance of periodontitis has led to a corresponding further development of the possibilities for its prevention and therapy. This progress can be seen in detail at the International Dental Show in Cologne. The IDS provides genuine added value for all of its visitors, with opportunities for hands-on experience of new products and direct contact to the relevant manufacturers.”

The International Dental Show (IDS) is held in Cologne every two years. It is organized by the GFDI — the Society for the Promotion of the Dental Industry, the commercial enterprise of the Association of German Dental Manufacturers (VDDI) — and staged by Koelnmesse GmbH, Cologne.

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