Restoratives
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
Does a CAD/CAM system produce a better restoratives fit?
June 18, 2019 -- Should you trust the fitting of a monolithic zirconia crown to a CAD/CAM or milling process? Researchers put the two methods to the test to find out which produced a better fit. What they found might change how you complete the restorations for your patients.  Discuss
New product: Align Technology launches intraoral scanner
June 13, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has launched a new intraoral scanner.
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
New products: Geistlich adds 2 collagen matrix sizes
May 30, 2019 -- Geistlich Biomaterials has introduced two new sizes of its collagen matrix used in soft-tissue augmentation procedures.
Study compares strength of CAD/CAM provisional restorations
May 29, 2019 -- New technologies and materials have made it easier to create and repair restorations, but do these CAD/CAM materials hold up as well as more-established materials? Researchers put four of them through their paces.  Discuss
New product: Ultadent adds new curing light
May 28, 2019 -- Ultradent Products has introduced its new Valo Grand Corded curing light.
CDA Presents 2019: Look for hidden caries risk factors
May 16, 2019 -- A patient claims to brush and floss, but the decay keeps coming back. What gives? Dr. Jean Creasey spoke about caries risk factors, including not-so-obvious ones, at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
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