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Researchers: Chlorhexidine improves bond strength
April 6, 2010 -- Want to make your restorations last longer? Some researchers are suggesting you add a dab of chlorhexidine to the preparation. They are so convinced it works they're already teaching it to their students as standard procedure. And surprisingly, it has nothing to do with disinfection. Read More
FDA hearings address medical radiation dose concerns
April 5, 2010 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) hearings last week on medical radiation dose represent the agency's serious intentions to resolve the dose dilemma, according to participants at the hearings. Read More
Dental CAD/CAM's star on the rise
April 5, 2010 -- What is driving growth in the CAD/CAM market these days? A combination of new materials, better computers, and economics, according to three vendors at the forefront of the trend. And more new products are on the way. Read More
IOM committee asked to back dental professionals
April 2, 2010 -- Leaders of four dental professional groups on March 31 asked an Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee to give their members a higher profile in government healthcare programs. Read More
Researchers tout 'silver bullet' for caries
April 1, 2010 -- Silver diamine fluoride is seen by some dental professionals as the most effective caries-arresting agent around. So why don't more dentists use it, and why doesn't it have FDA clearance? Read More
Time to give thumb suckers a break
March 31, 2010 -- Despite few studies documenting the actual effects of prolonged thumb sucking on malocclusion, parents and dentists for years have been determined to curtail the habit with methods that can often be traumatic for children. What's all the fuss really about? Read More
Will tomosynthesis enhance panoramic bitewings?
March 30, 2010 -- Tomosynthesis -- a technique for extracting image "slices" from digital x-rays -- is not a new concept, but combining it with a dental panoramic system to improve image quality is. Could it some day replace intraoral surveys? Read More
The dos and don'ts of effective shade matching
March 29, 2010 -- Using daylight for shade matching may not always be the best option. And as for that blue card you use for eye relaxation, it may be time to rethink it. These are a few tips from Thomas Ziemiecki, D.D.S., an associate professor of prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina. Read More
Woman sues sedation training firm over husband's death
March 26, 2010 -- A Missouri woman whose husband died in 2007 following conscious sedation for a dental procedure is now suing the company that provided the dentist's sedation training. Read More
How effective are self-adhesive composites?
March 26, 2010 -- For decades, dental adhesive companies have been squeezing more and more chemistry into fewer and fewer bottles. Now they're down to no bottles at all. That's right: You can apply etchant, primer, adhesive, and restoration all in one step. But does it work? Read More
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