Could your patients' habits be ruining your work? November 16, 2017 -- Why do fillings fail, and does the type of material used matter? A new study found similar results with composite resin and amalgam but that smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol, as well as genetics, may affect success. These findings suggest that genetics could be used to personalize treatment in the future. Discuss
Prophylaxis against overprescribing November 14, 2017 -- The prophylactic use of antibiotics for preventing prosthetic joint replacement infection remains one of the most contested issues in dentistry. Pharmacist Tom Viola walks you through the clinical practice recommendations. Discuss
November 10, 2017 -- A new systematic review has found pit-and-fissure sealants to be effective regardless of tooth type or location. In fact, sealants on premolars may last longer and prevent more caries than those on first and second molars. Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 14 November 10, 2017 -- Have you joined hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards? If you haven't, do it now as voting ends soon. As multiple categories have very close races, your vote could make the difference.
Why pulling teeth doesn't have to be like pulling teeth November 1, 2017 -- Dental extractions don't have to be the equivalent of, well, pulling teeth. That's according to Dr. Sonia Leziy, an expert on implant and surgical protocols, who explains that better tools, techniques, and technologies are making extraction and implantation smoother and quicker for patients and practitioners. Discuss
SDF: Family dentist says not to fear the black October 27, 2017 -- Thinking about adding silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to your caries treatment tool kit? A family dentist told a packed room at the recent 2017 ADA annual meeting in Atlanta that SDF needs the same thoughtful use and treatment planning as you would deliver with any treatment. Discuss
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.