Restoratives
Can computer-guided navigation teach implant placement?
June 12, 2019 -- When it comes to implant placement, developments in computer‐guided dynamic navigation systems may offer dental students a new training approach. Researchers put one of these systems to the test to see if it could improve implant surgical training.  Discuss
Sandblasted finish may lead to implant success
May 31, 2019 -- When it comes to implant failure, which type of implant is less likely to fail: smooth or sandblasted? A new study had surprising results.  Discuss
Which type of implant-supported crown abutment is best?
May 3, 2019 -- Aluminum, titanium, zirconium, or gold: Which is the best for abutments for implant-supported single crowns? To find out, investigators analyzed previous research, examining survival rates and results for marginal bone loss and discoloration of peri-implant soft tissue for these abutment types.  Discuss
Winter 2019 new-product roundup
March 20, 2019 -- Between the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February and the International Dental Show in March, a number of companies have released new products. DrBicuspid.com brings you this roundup of new releases from companies such as Planmeca, Align Technology, and others.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for promoting your implant services
March 11, 2019 -- Given the huge number of edentulous people, most patients are likely to know someone who could benefit from implants. This service should get special attention during both the new patient orientation and appointments with existing patients. Creating greater awareness of implants can lead to referrals of family members, friends, and other acquaintances, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
3 things I wish I knew when starting my implant center
January 16, 2019 -- When Dr. Edward Harsini started his implant clinic, he knew it would not be an easy task. Three successful years later, he can help you avoid the mistakes he made, whether you are in the implant field or not. In this Second Opinion, he shares some key information he wishes he knew when he was starting out.  Discuss
2 implant companies to merge
January 7, 2019 -- Dental implant companies Keystone Dental and Paltop Advanced Dental Solutions have announced an agreement to merge.
SICAT now independent from Dentsply Sirona
January 2, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has agreed that software and hardware manufacturer SICAT will be taken over by SICAT's current management. The agreement took effect on January 1, 2019.
How do results with narrow-diameter implants measure up?
November 28, 2018 -- How well do narrow-diameter implants perform compared with regular-diameter ones? Are crestal bone loss and survival rates similar? Since research is limited and contradictory in this area, one investigator performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to learn more.  Discuss
Can CAD/CAM framework support a full-arch fixed prosthesis?
November 21, 2018 -- Is a CAD/CAM framework an alternative to a cast framework when restoring an edentulous arch? A new study followed 15 patients with 20 edentulous arches for almost four years to find out.  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
Definitive Anterior/Posterior Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
June 15-22
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
June 20-22
Bellevue, Washington United States
15th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference
September 14-17
Fort Worth, Texas United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States