Cosmetics
Case report: Orthodontic brace wire found in bowel
August 9, 2017 -- You might have seen stray wires from orthodontia in a patient's mouth, but what about in their abdomen? A new report from BMJ Case Reports highlights the unusual case of a patient who swallowed part of an orthodontic wire but did not have health issues until a decade later.  Discuss
Case report: Overuse of denture fixative causes rare neurological disorder
August 8, 2017 -- What's in the denture fixative your patients use and could it lead to health issues? For one 62-year-old patient, the long-term overuse of a fixative with zinc caused him to lose feeling in both of his legs. A new case report details the need to be aware of how your patients are using over-the-counter fixatives.  Discuss
QuickSplint gets CE Mark
July 31, 2017 -- Orofacial Therapeutics' QuickSplint oral appliance has received the CE Mark, allowing the company to market the product in Europe.  Discuss
AAOF creates Bray research award
July 18, 2017 -- The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) has recognized Robert James Bray, DDS, by creating a biomedical research award in his name.  Discuss
Could a cannabinoid pill transform sleep apnea treatment?
July 17, 2017 -- What if you could give your patients a pill to treat sleep apnea? Existing therapies for the condition have produced mixed results, and there is arguably an unmet need for more effective therapies. However, new research on the use of a cannabinoid antinausea treatment, dronabinol, for sleep apnea shows promise.  Discuss
Hot or not? 5-year results for ceramic implant-supported crowns
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July 13, 2017 -- CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns made from lithium disilicate and paired with zirconia implants have proved to be successful in clinical studies. But how well do they hold up over the longer term and compare with other options? A new study reports results over a five-year follow-up period.
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NY county bill would require prosthetic origin disclosure
July 12, 2017 -- A new bill in New York would require dentists and dental manufacturers in Erie County to disclose the country of origin for all dental prosthetics placed in a patient's mouth.  Discuss
New store lets dentists sell skincare products through website
July 10, 2017 -- A company has created a portal for dentists, oral surgeons, and physicians to encourage their patients to purchase skincare products through the practitioner's own website.  Discuss
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?
June 30, 2017 -- What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes.  Discuss
What makes a successful smile?
June 28, 2017 -- What qualities make a smile successful? Researchers of a new study explored how mouth angle, smile extent, timing, and number of teeth shown can change how a smile is perceived. Their answer? The perfect smile can take a number of different forms.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

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NuSmile Summit 2018
January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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October 20-27, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii United States