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
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
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.