Study questions records needed for orthodontic diagnosis
December 2, 2013 -- A study in PLOS One implies that orthodontists can select an individual set of records needed for each patient rather than the full suite of dental models, facial and intraoral photographs, a set of 2D radiographs, and clinical measurements. The study does include the caveat that the researchers found only a few high-quality studies in the area.
Ark. orthodontist agrees not to do prophies
November 26, 2013 -- A Fort Smith, AR, orthodontist has agreed to stop offering prophylaxes to the general public after being summoned before the Arkansas State Board of Examiners.
Orthodontic AlignerMeter app gets update
November 22, 2013 -- Great Smiles has released an update for the AlignerMeter app, which provides iPhone and Android smartphone users with a free invisible braces consultation.
Cost-effectiveness: FDPs versus anterior implants
November 20, 2013 -- When restoring a single missing tooth, which treatment is more cost-effective: fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) or an implant-supported single crown? Swiss researchers have found cost advantages of one option over the other in the long term.
In-office oral care product sales increase
November 13, 2013 -- Sales of professional oral care products in the U.S. grew at a 5.1% compound annual growth rate during the last three years, according to a new report by Kline & Company.
MOM clinic treats more than 800 at ADA 2013
November 5, 2013 -- More than 800 New Orleans residents received cleanings, restorative and specialty care, dentures, and x-rays during the ADA's Mission of Mercy (MOM) charity dental clinic, which was held during the group's annual meeting.
European prosthetics, CAD/CAM market set to rise
October 30, 2013 -- In 2012, the total European market for dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems was valued at nearly 10 billion euros ($13.8 billion), and the market is forecasted to rise through 2019, according to a new market research report.
Are remineralizing agents effective on white-spot lesions?
There is no easy answer for resolving white-spot lesions (WSLs) that appear following orthodontic treatment. A systematic review found insufficient evidence supporting the effectiveness of various preventive measures, but another researcher suggests not giving up just yet. Read more.