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Fluoride varnish blocks caries development in children
July 26, 2021 -- Quarterly application of a casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride varnish reduces the development of caries in young children, according to research presented recently at the European Organisation for Caries Research annual meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Read More
Align investors ask court to approve $16M settlement
July 23, 2021 -- Invisalign maker Align Technology and investors who claim the company misled them about the financial consequences of a discount program have asked a California federal judge to approve a $16 million settlement. Read More
SmileDirectClub lawsuit against Ga. dental board moves forward
July 23, 2021 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a panel ruling from last year to advance SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit against the state of Georgia's dental board. Read More
Needle sticks, burs cause most dental school injuries
July 22, 2021 -- Needle sticks and uncovered burs are responsible for most dental school injuries, according to research presented on July 22 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
All-tissue lasers show power for managing peri-implantitis
July 22, 2021 -- Peri-implantitis is one of the more common diseases plaguing patients with dental implants. Dr. Samuel Low shares new research that demonstrates why Er,Cr:YSGG laser technology is a minimally invasive technique to manage the condition. Read More
Study finds sodium fluoride tops SDF for kids
July 22, 2021 -- Semiannual application of 5% sodium fluoride varnish is more effective than 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) varnish in preventing approximal caries in primary teeth, according to a study presented at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Dental disease prominent in Canary Islands mummies
July 21, 2021 -- Analysis of pre-Hispanic mummies found in the Canary Islands has shown that their dental pathologies did not differ significantly from skeletonized remains found on the same island, according to research published online July 13 in the International Journal of Paleopathology. Read More
Vaping associated with untreated caries
July 20, 2021 -- Vaping electronic cigarettes was associated with an increase of untreated caries, according to research published on July 14 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. While the study couldn't establish causality, the findings suggest vaping may be a major risk factor for caries. Read More
NYU Dentistry names new periodontology, implant chair
July 16, 2021 -- Dr. Leena Palomo has been named chair of the Ashman Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry), effective September 1. Read More
Dentists warn of risky TikTok teeth whitening trend
July 14, 2021 -- Dentists are condemning a viral TikTok video that suggests people rub a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on their teeth to whiten them, according to a July 13 news story on KIRO7.com. Read More
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.
Conferences
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
September 27 - October 2
Nashville, Tennessee United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States