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Nobio gets FDA clearance for composites
August 7, 2019 -- Materials science company Nobio of Israel has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Infinix flowable and bulk-fill composites for restorations.
Metals top list of common allergens at the dental office
August 2, 2019 -- Which dental materials are responsible for the most contact allergies? Researchers looked at patient data and found metals topped the list, but other common culprits included composites and cosmetic materials.  Discuss
New product: DMG adds semipermanent composite
July 23, 2019 -- DMG America has introduced LuxaCrown, a semipermanent composite material for chairside crown and bridge procedures.
Feldspathic ceramic scores highest in composite hardness testing
July 19, 2019 -- Researchers wanted to see which CAD/CAM composites for molars were hardest and held up best after toothbrush abrasion testing. After putting six composites through rigorous testing, they discovered that feldspathic ceramic scored the highest in hardness, but some of the composites might need periodic repolishing.  Discuss
Study measures restoratives' survival rate in frail older adults
June 20, 2019 -- Do restoratives last when placed in frail older adults who live in long-term care facilities? In promising news for these residents, they do, according to a presentation on June 20 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Glass ceramic outperforms indirect resin in new veneer study
June 17, 2019 -- Veneers made with glass ceramic may be more durable than those composed of indirect resin. These findings come from a new study that evaluated the long-term survival rate of restorations placed on maxillary anterior teeth.  Discuss
Researchers test materials' hardness, resistance to chipping
May 1, 2019 -- Knowing the mechanical properties of CAD/CAM materials allows practitioners to choose the right ones for successful restorations. Researchers put four such materials through their paces to see which were the toughest and most resistant to chipping.  Discuss
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches zirconia material
April 24, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona< has introduced a new zirconia material for restorations.
New product: 3M launches new Filtek composite
April 2, 2019 -- 3M has launched Filtek Universal Restorative, a new composite designed for clinicians who use a single shade for most restorations.
Can hybrid CAD/CAM crowns successfully resist fatigue?
March 22, 2019 -- Hybrid ceramic materials may be an alternative to established materials for posterior restoration crowns. However, questions remain about these hybrids' ability to hold up under high masticatory forces. In a new study, researchers sought to analyze the fatigue damage that occurs with hybrid CAD/CAM composites.  Discuss
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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
15th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference
September 14-17
Fort Worth, Texas United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States