Restoratives
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
Car bumper component used to create stronger composite
March 21, 2019 -- A stronger resin composite might be possible thanks to a polymer used to strengthen car bumpers and protect wood decks. A new filling material with thiourethane demonstrated up to twice the strength of a typical composite in a recent study.  Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 2
March 14, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers the second part of his roundup of some of the new products and services from the 2019 International Dental Show (IDS). This edition features new products and services from companies such as Acteon, Carestream Dental, and more.  Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 1
March 12, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - The International Dental Show (IDS) is a launching pad for new products and technologies. Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers a roundup of some of these new products and services from companies such as GC America, 3Shape, and more.  Discuss
New product: Voco debuts single-dose coupling agent
February 28, 2019 -- Voco America has introduced a single-dose version of its ceramic and resin cement coupling agent.
See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter 2019
February 26, 2019 -- DrBicuspid.com presented the Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.  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
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States