IADR 2017: SDF outperforms fluoride varnish on baby teeth
March 24, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Despite its flaws, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) may be the best option for arresting caries development in baby teeth. SDF was significantly more effective than fluoride varnish in preventing biofilm formation in a new study, presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.
IADR 2017: Lower water fluoridation level effective in preventing caries
March 24, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Reducing community water fluoridation to 0.7 mg/L appears to be effective at reducing fluoride exposure while still preventing caries, according to research presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.
New product: Planmeca adds implant guide module
March 24, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has launched a new surgical implant guide module to its Planmeca Romexis software, enabling a fully digital implant workflow.
Which materials maintain their strength after grinding?
March 23, 2017 -- Maintaining a restorative material's strength after grinding and polishing is a key concern for practitioners using a chairside CAD/CAM process. However, between glass-ceramic materials and so-called softer materials, which retain the most strength after a grinding and polishing process? A new study has an answer.
New product: Brasseler adds titanium probes to ImplantPro line
March 23, 2017 -- Dental and surgical instrument manufacturer Brasseler USA has added titanium probes to its ImplantPro line of products.
New products: Planmeca launches operating light, analytics service
March 23, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced a new dental operating light at this week's International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. The company has also launched a web-based analytics service.
IADR 2017: Which CAD/CAM restorative materials are the toughest?
March 22, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM process, practitioners want to use the strongest, most fracture-resistant material available. Researchers tested a mix of five contemporary CAD/CAM materials to find out which resisted fractures the best and presented their findings on Wednesday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.
New products: Formlabs unveils new dental materials at IDS
March 22, 2017 -- 3D printing systems company Formlabs is unveling two new 3D printing dental materials at this week's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.
Heraeus Kulzer changes name
March 22, 2017 -- Heraeus Kulzer has announced that the company will become known as Kulzer as of July 1, 2017.
Dentsply Sirona allows export of Cerec scans
March 21, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has opened its Cerec system for the export of scan data to other manufacturers' software.
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