Restoratives
Evident launches new digital design service
July 13, 2018 -- Dental technology company Evident has launched a new digital impressions design service.  Discuss
New product: Acteon launches ultrasonic device for extractions
June 27, 2018 -- Acteon North America has debuted the Piezotome Cube, an ultrasonic device designed for tooth extractions and other bone surgeries.  Discuss
7T MRI may release mercury from amalgam fillings
June 26, 2018 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7-tesla magnet strength may release toxic mercury from amalgam fillings, according to a new study published online June 26 in the journal Radiology. However, the effect was not found with the lower-strength 1.5-tesla magnets that are more commonly used in the clinical setting, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Second Opinion: A crucial study on fluoride produces silence
June 26, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Johnny Johnson Jr., president of the American Fluoridation, looks at the response to studies about fluoride's safety. Dr. Johnson addresses the need for those in the public health community to respond when fluoride's use is challenged.  Discuss
New AAP staging system aims to improve perio treatment
June 21, 2018 -- A new staging and grading system for periodontitis and classifying peri-implant diseases and conditions is one of the highlights of a publication on June 21 from an international workshop on periodontal disease by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Discuss
New product: Nobel Biocare debuts ceramic implants
June 21, 2018 -- Nobel Biocare has launched its NobelPearl ceramic implants at the EuroPerio9 meeting in Amsterdam.  Discuss
New product: Osstell debuts implant treatment tool
June 21, 2018 -- Implant stability measurement developer Osstell has introduced a new tool to guide implant treatments.  Discuss
How effective is water fluoridation at preventing caries?
June 20, 2018 -- Recent research is scant on the dental health effects of water fluoridation in the U.S., despite the public health importance of this intervention. Therefore, the researchers of a new study investigated the association between community water fluoridation and dental caries occurrence in U.S. children.  Discuss
New product: Crosstex adds amalgam separator
June 18, 2018 -- Crosstex has added an amalgam separator to its product line.  Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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
The Attachment Dentistry Ultimate Course Hawaiian Islands Cruise
October 20-27
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
Global Implantology Summit
November 1-3
Cabazon, California United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States