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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
Solmetex names new VP
May 31, 2019 -- Amalgam separation technology company Solmetex has named Bill Gerety as its new vice president of marketing and customer experience.
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: Kulzer launches denture design software
May 28, 2019 -- Kulzer has launched Pala Design Studio, new web-based denture design software.
New product: Ultradent adds new curing light
May 28, 2019 -- Ultradent Products has introduced its new Valo Grand Corded curing light.
Getting started with 3D printing: Video from CDA Presents
May 24, 2019 -- For many busy dental practices, a 3D printer can be a useful tool. Dr. Gerard Kugel, PhD, spoke with DrBicuspid.com about some of the technology's advantages and disadvantages at the California Dental Association's 2019 CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Treating kids with an advanced lightwire functional device
May 23, 2019 -- Childhood is when dentists and hygienists should be looking for early signs of malocclusion, writes Dr. Martin Gorman. One method to address this malocclusion is using an advanced lightwire functional appliance. Dr. Gorman reviews how this type of appliance can help.  Discuss
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
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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.