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Fluoride may contribute to kidney changes in U.S. kids
August 8, 2019 -- Fluoride exposure may contribute to kidney function changes in U.S. children, according to the findings of a study published August 8 in the journal Environment International. The authors cautioned more research is needed to explore a potential link.  Discuss
Virtual reality shows promise for treating dental fear
August 7, 2019 -- Virtual reality (VR) may help patients with severe dental fear or dental phobia. Exposure to a virtual dentist and clinic can reduce dental anxiety and lead to treatment completion, according to a new study.  Discuss
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.
Review: Oral health education from nurses, others is effective
August 5, 2019 -- Educational, preventive dental programs are being presented to new mothers by nondental practitioners as a way to reduce the prevalence of early childhood caries. Researchers reviewed the literature and found these programs can improve the oral health of those involved.  Discuss
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
Is probing the best measurement for peri-implant health?
August 2, 2019 -- Pocket probing depth and bleeding on probing are useful for assessing periodontal conditions, but are these the best measurements to evaluate the health of peri-implant tissue? Researchers conducted a literature review and suggested using a different evaluation process.  Discuss
Dentists find high mercury levels when removing amalgam
July 30, 2019 -- Mercury exposure during amalgam removal procedures may be seven times higher than the limits recommended by some occupational safety organizations, a new study has found. The research findings suggest minuscule amalgam particles may be able to generate staggering amounts of mercury vapor.  Discuss
JADA: Sealed primary molars less likely to develop caries
July 26, 2019 -- Sealed primary molars were less likely to develop pit-and-fissure caries in a new study, published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers also found sealants delayed the need for restorative work on these teeth.  Discuss
Study: Practitioners underrate patients' dental anxiety
July 23, 2019 -- How good are you at telling if a patient has dental anxiety? Maybe not as good as you think, as a new study found that dental practitioners rated poorly in their ability to determine a patient's dental anxiety.  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.
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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