AAOF creates Bray research award
July 18, 2017 -- The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) has recognized Robert James Bray, DDS, by creating a biomedical research award in his name.
Hot or not? 5-year results for ceramic implant-supported crowns
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July 13, 2017 -- CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns made from lithium disilicate and paired with zirconia implants have proved to be successful in clinical studies. But how well do they hold up over the longer term and compare with other options? A new study reports results over a five-year follow-up period.
NY county bill would require prosthetic origin disclosure
July 12, 2017 -- A new bill in New York would require dentists and dental manufacturers in Erie County to disclose the country of origin for all dental prosthetics placed in a patient's mouth.
New store lets dentists sell skincare products through website
July 10, 2017 -- A company has created a portal for dentists, oral surgeons, and physicians to encourage their patients to purchase skincare products through the practitioner's own website.
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?
June 30, 2017 -- What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes.
What makes a successful smile?
June 28, 2017 -- What qualities make a smile successful? Researchers of a new study explored how mouth angle, smile extent, timing, and number of teeth shown can change how a smile is perceived. Their answer? The perfect smile can take a number of different forms.
Case reports: Treatment options for compromised or missing teeth
June 27, 2017 -- For patients with compromised or missing teeth, more than one treatment is often available. Dental implants have become routine in dental practice, but not every patient is a candidate for them. The dentist and patient must weigh the benefits of competing options to determine the best treatment. Dr. Harold Berk and Frederick Berk illustrate two cases in which different treatment options were used.
U.S. appeals court upholds decision for AAID over Texas board
June 21, 2017 -- A U.S. appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners' rule on dental specialist advertising is unconstitutional.
New product: Komet launches enamel stripping system
June 19, 2017 -- Komet USA has launched a new stripping system for interproximal enamel reduction before orthodontic treatment.
FDA releases new consumer update on braces
June 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new consumer update on orthodontics.
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Are remineralizing agents effective on white-spot lesions?

There is no easy answer for resolving white-spot lesions (WSLs) that appear following orthodontic treatment. A systematic review found insufficient evidence supporting the effectiveness of various preventive measures, but another researcher suggests not giving up just yet. Read more.