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
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 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.