European committee recommends amalgam alternatives for certain patients
May 26, 2015 -- In a final opinion on dental amalgam, a European Commission scientific committee has concluded that alternative materials to dental amalgam should be the first choice for certain restorations, such as those in pregnant patients and primary teeth.
AAPD 2015: Full-coverage restorations results in fewer caries relapses
May 22, 2015 -- SEATTLE - The current U.S. standard of care for treating early childhood caries results in inadequate clinical outcomes, according to a poster presentation on May 22 at this week's American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 2015 annual meeting.
ADHA responds to CDC adult caries report
May 18, 2015 -- The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) said the new report on the results of the National Health Center and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012, demonstrates the need for more preventive oral healthcare.
Top 5 news stories of 2015
May 15, 2015 -- With the unofficial start of summer fast approaching, takes a look back at the most-read news articles from the first part of the year. These include articles on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the new Department of Health and Human Services recommendations on fluoride, Florida Medicaid violations, and new information on the role of the sugar industry on caries research.
CDC report: Older adults are keeping their teeth
May 14, 2015 -- While 91% of U.S. adults have dental caries, fewer than 2 in 5 experience complete tooth loss, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). General dentists will begin to see more patients who want to save their natural teeth, according to the report authors.
OCO Biomedical to hold implant course in Oklahoma City
May 11, 2015 -- OCO Biomedical will present its Exploring the Implant Treatment Modality course in Oklahoma City, OK, on May 15 and 16.
CDA Presents 2015: The endo/implant controversy
May 8, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - A panel of six experts gathered at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2015 meeting to debate the merits and drawbacks of implant and endodontic procedures. The conversation gave way to a consensus -- general dentists should determine which procedure is best on a patient-by-patient basis.
Benco to distribute IDS implant products
May 7, 2015 -- Benco Dental will distribute the full range of Integrated Dental Systems (IDS) implant and implant-related products.
Advantage Silver, Elevate Oral Care launch Advantage Arrest SDF
May 6, 2015 -- Advantage Silver Dental Arrest and Elevate Oral Care have launched Advantage Arrest silver diamine fluoride (SDF) 38% in the U.S.
CDA Presents 2015: Stroke prevention starts in the mouth
May 5, 2015 -- ANAHEIM, CA - In a presentation on May 1 at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting, periodontist Dr. Timothy Donley spoke about the increasing awareness of the link between oral healthcare and stroke prevention, and what dentists and hygienists can do to help their patients.