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Lumoral on display at Spanish health events, including Oral Hygienists' Convention

Lumoral on display at Spanish health events, including Oral Hygienists' Convention

Finnish health technology company Koite Health Oy will present its Lumoral innovation at the Spanish National Congress of Oral Hygienists (Congreso Nacional de Higienistas Bucodentales y 1º Encuentro Europeo), which will take place for the 34th time this year, from 27.10.-29.10.2023.

Following this event, Lumoral will also be featured at the 1st Galician Multidisciplinary Congress for higher-level healthcare technicians (1st Congresso Gallego Multidisciplinar) on 4 November 2023, in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.

At the Spanish National Congress of Oral Hygienists, oral healthcare professionals will learn about the latest dental innovations, including latest techniques that improve dental and gum health. Koite Health's Commercial Director Tero Pasanen will be present to tell participants about the benefits of Lumoral in oral health maintenance and in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases.

- Professionalism is always a safe and profitable investment. That is why, through our association, we want to share the knowledge and accumulated scientific expertise of the best national and international professionals with all oral hygienists in Spain, said Eva López de Castro, President of the 34th National Congress of Oral Hygienists and First European Meeting.

The 1st Galician Multidisciplinary Congress for higher-level healthcare technicians is a multidisciplinary event aimed at healthcare professionals, including dental hygienists and prosthetists, as well as higher-level health technicians. At the event, Lumoral partner Gianfranco Panzironi will explain to the visitors how the antibacterial Lumoral method works, the science behind the product, and how Lumoral is designed to enhance oral home care for the prevention and treatment of gum diseases and dental caries.

Growth potential in Spain

Spain is an attractive market for Koite Health due to its robust private dental sector.

Based on the feedback received, Spanish oral health experts, particularly oral hygienists, display great interest in Lumoral for preventing oral diseases. Tero Pasanen said.

-To reinforce this image, we are currently taking part in oral health professionals' events and will gradually expand to include medical events in the country.

According to Pasanen, the main objective of the upcoming event for dental hygienists is to find Spanish oral health contacts with whom Koite Health can start a broader collaboration. These contacts can support the subsequent broader launch and marketing of Lumoral in Spain.

In Spain, more than half of the adult population have gingivitis and almost 40% have periodontal disease in their mouths, so there is a significant need for preventive oral health care in the country. The control of oral biofilm, or dental plaque, is crucial to prevent oral diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. However, studies have shown that even a high-quality electric toothbrush only removes around 65% of harmful bacteria in the mouth.

The antibacterial Lumoral treatment enhances the effects of the toothbrush, and studies show that it also significantly improves the results of professional oral care in a preventative way. Lumoral slows down plaque formation, significantly reducing the burden of harmful bacteria in the mouth (3).


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Koite Health to showcase its Lumoral innovation at Italy’s Expodental Meeting

Koite Health to showcase its Lumoral innovation at Italy’s Expodental Meeting

Finnish health tech group Koite Health – named one of Europe’s hottest startup companies in 2022 – is proud to join the Expodental Meeting event in Rimini, Italy, on 18— 20 May 2023. Together Koite Health and Megagen Italia will present the Lumoral-method to the Italian market. Lumoral is an innovative technology designed to enhance oral home care for the prevention and treatment of gum diseases and dental caries.

Koite Health recently signed a distribution accord with Megagen Italia – a company, which markets cutting-edge dental implant systems and advanced surgical devices. As a kickoff to the new collaboration, both companies will be present at the Expodental Meeting.

The global dental implants market is flourishing because of a growing prevalence of dental diseases and tooth loss, an aging population, and the rapid adoption of technology advancements and digital technologies, such as computer-aided design and 3D printing, in dental implant materials and design. In Italy, dental implants are also very common.

According to Mr. Federico Annoni from Megagen Italia, the implant market is constantly growing in Italy due to the rapidly aging population and because many people neglect their oral health. This contributes to the loss of natural teeth. Thus, the use of implants is necessary.

Oral home care is very important for the health of dental implants, he adds. Proper oral hygiene combined with regular use of Lumoral could be decisive in preventing periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

Megagen will participate at the Expodental Meeting with two stands – one exclusively dedicated to Megagen products (A3 - Stand 30) and another devoted solely to Lumoral (C3 - Stand 187) where specialists from both Megagen Italia and Koite Health will be present.



Facts: Global Dental Implants Market

• 50 million implants have been inserted globally so far, while 10 million new implants are being inserted in patients' mouths each year. Maintaining the health of implants is crucial.

• Peri-implantitis is a serious gum disease that impacts the health of implants and can lead to loss of them, if left untreated. Despite impressive success rates, one implant is still lost every four minutes, which translates into 140,000 cases per year.

• Around 50% of implant patients will develop peri-implant mucositis over time. Approximately one-third of all patients will develop clinically manifested peri-implantitis.

(Source: Dentognostics)

Sweden’s top congress for dental hygienists to take place in Karlstad, Sweden on April 23-25 – Lumoral method to be showcased at the event

Sweden’s top congress for dental hygienists to take place in Karlstad, Sweden on April 23-25 – Lumoral method to be showcased at the event

More than 700 registered dental hygienists have signed up for the annual TandhygienistDagarna (The Dental Hygienist Days) event in Sweden, Karlstad to hear the latest news from the dental industry. During the event,  Lumoral will also be presented to the participating oral health specialists.

Lumoral is one of the most important periodontal product launches on the market.

- We want to reach all dental hygienists in our country. The interest in Lumoral is extremely high in Sweden, we have received many invitations to the dental hygienists' own regional meetings around the country as well, says Market Manager Helen Huttunen, Koite Health Oy, Sweden. 

- The event provides a great opportunity to meet experts and colleagues in the field of dentistry. We get a lot of feedback from professionals who share amazing stories of how their patients have recovered with Lumoral's help. This is very encouraging.

Huttunen points out that current dental products are not sufficient for daily cleaning. According to studies, even the best electric toothbrush removes only about 60% of the harmful bacteria in the mouth.

- Even after brushing plaque remains around the gum line, crowns and bridges. The remaining plaque is difficult to access with a toothbrush, an interdental brush or with flossing, creating oral health problems.

- Dental hygienists have a great responsibility for the patient's oral health.  Patients have full confidence in their dental hygienist and their knowledge of oral health, so it is important that new methods such as Lumoral reach everyone in the profession, says Huttunen.

Periodontal disease is the sixth most common disease in the world. Between 20 and 30% of all implant patients develop peri-implantitis.

- These are huge numbers. People are getting older and this places increasing demands on dentistry. Lumoral as a self-care product can really help the older generation who may have motor problems or difficulty going to the dentist as often as they would actually need to.

The Lumoral method is easy to use.    

- After a visit to the dental hygienist, the patient's mouth is often very clean and fresh. But on the day the patient returns to the dental hygienist for the next visit, the oral hygiene status is back to square one. It is at home where the most important oral cleaning takes place and that is where the patient very often falls short. Lumoral offers an excellent solution to this problem.