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U.S. task force seeks comment on caries prevention plan
September 20, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has posted a draft research plan on screening and interventions to prevent caries in children younger than 5 years old.
Kids with type 1 diabetes have more caries
September 18, 2019 -- Two-thirds of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes have dental caries, according to a systematic review published in BMC Oral Health on September 14 that analyzed cases that spanned 20 years. The authors recommended that these patients be screened for early signs of caries and receive preventive treatment during routine dental examinations.  Discuss
CDC: Caries prevalence drops in U.S. kids
September 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of caries in primary teeth decreased nearly five percentage points in U.S. children ages 2 to 5 from 2011 to 2016 compared with 1999 to 2004, according to the new "Oral Health Surveillance Report 2019" from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) released on September 12.  Discuss
Zirconia implants pretty, but no better than titanium
September 16, 2019 -- A zirconia implant looks better, but research has yet to show that it is a suitable alternative to dental fixtures made with titanium, according to a review published in Dental Materials on September 6.  Discuss
Elevate Oral Care debuts glass ionomer
September 10, 2019 -- Elevate Oral Care has introduced a new glass ionomer cement that bonds to and masks surfaces treated with silver diamine fluoride.
ADA 2019: Technology use equals more productive dental teams
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Improved patient engagement and greater productivity at dental practices hinge on embracing new technologies. Bringing new technology into dental practices empowers staff to take more responsibility, which leads to a boost in patient engagement and productivity, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.  Discuss
Kuraray debuts self-adhesive resin cement at ADA 2019
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Kuraray has introduced a self-adhesive resin cement at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress this week.
Garrison Dental launches new matrix band
September 5, 2019 -- Garrison Dental Solutions has introduced a new type of matrix band that is more resistant to deformation.
Henry Schein to distribute Solea laser
September 5, 2019 -- Henry Schein Dental has partnered with Convergent Dental to distribute Convergent's Solea laser.
Tooth decay more likely in kids exposed to trauma
September 3, 2019 -- Children who grew up with household dysfunction were more likely to have tooth decay in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry on August 28.  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.
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