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Which stops caries better in preschoolers: ART or SDF?
July 15, 2019 -- Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) is known as an inexpensive way to treat early childhood caries, but silver diamine fluoride (SDF) also has been investigated as a low-cost method. Researchers conducted a study to find out which method is more effective when treatment access is limited.  Discuss
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches data transmission portal
July 15, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has launched a new portal for the secure transmission of scan data and case information.
Study compares methods of denture impression fabrication
July 12, 2019 -- Completing a final impression during the fabrication of complete dentures can be time-consuming. Researchers compared a method using the denture's baseplate and one using custom trays and found that the baseplate method was faster and had similar clinical outcomes.  Discuss
New product: Garrison Dental launches matrix system
July 11, 2019 -- Garrison Dental Solutions has launched a new section matrix system used primarily for class II posterior composite restorations.
Medicaid-accepting dentists inclined to promote fluoridation
July 9, 2019 -- Pediatric dentists who accepted at least one new Medicaid-insured child each month showed greater willingness to advocate for community water fluoridation programs in a recent study.  Discuss
Case report: Removal of a porcelain-fused-to-zirconia crown
July 8, 2019 -- Dr. Timothy Anderson reports on the case of a 52-year-old man who needed to have a crown on tooth #15 removed. He describes using a laser for removing the crown and explains the advantages for both the practitioner and patient.  Discuss
Study finds common oral surgeries aren't profitable
July 3, 2019 -- Some common oral surgery procedures are not profitable, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Without sedation, oral and maxillofacial surgeons can lose hundreds of dollars for popular procedures, including routine and surgical extractions.  Discuss
Study boosts Er,Cr:YSGG laser for peri-implantitis treatment
July 3, 2019 -- Is an erbium, chromium-doped yttrium, scandium, gallium, and garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser effective for treating peri-implantitis? A new in vitro study showed that this laser eliminated two different colonies of bacteria on dental implants.  Discuss
Fluoride varnish has little new caries impact
July 2, 2019 -- Fluoride varnish is widely recommended because of its assumed anticavity benefits. When researchers conducted an analysis to see if those benefits were supported by the literature, they found that perhaps the benefits of the treatment are overstated.  Discuss
New product: DMG America adds etching gel refill
July 1, 2019 -- DMG America has added an etching gel refill system to the company's line of caries infiltration products.  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
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