New implant coating reduces bacterial growth, adhesion April 21, 2017 -- Silver and hydroxyapatite nanoparticles may be the key to reducing the implant failure rate. A new, biocompatible implant coated with the two materials effectively prevented biofilm growth and adhesion in a recent study.
Study: Fluoride varnish as effective as sealant for caries prevention April 19, 2017 -- Preventing caries on occlusal surfaces of molars is a key preventive care objective in all patients, but especially for children and those from lower socioeconomic groups. A new study compared fluoride varnish and pit-and-fissure sealant for caries prevention in these children.
Are patients satisfied with noninvasive treatment? April 14, 2017 -- Research supports the benefits of minimally invasive dentistry for noncavitated carious lesions, but can providing such care damage your professional reputation and lower patient satisfaction? In a new study, patients who received noninvasive treatment were just as satisfied as those who underwent invasive treatment.
April 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com April 14, 2017 -- In March and April, companies have introduced new products ranging from an endodontics chair to new toothpastes and more. Here is our monthly roundup of new products from companies such as Philips Sonicare, Sanofi, Boyd Industries, and others.
Saliva peptide may help implant integration April 10, 2017 -- A peptide found in saliva may be the key to helping implants integrate with surrounding cells faster. Researchers found that oral cavity cells exposed to this specific peptide spread and adhered to titanium significantly better than those without it.
Can improving oral health prolong life after menopause? April 7, 2017 -- Are postmenopausal women with periodontitis or edentulism at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and death? A large prospective study examined the risk of cardiovascular disease and death in this population, with the results suggesting that improving oral health could lengthen life.
Legal Cases: Mandibular fracture after implant placement April 4, 2017 -- You use a health history form with every patient. You discuss this form and their health with them and receive their agreement, But, as William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler write in their latest Legal Cases series, it is impossible to get every condition onto a form. Learn what happened to a new-to-practice prosthodontist who placed implants in a 68-year-old patient.
New materials designed to fight pathogens, reduce caries March 30, 2017 -- The development of secondary caries and bacterial acid formation leads to many dental restoration failures. However, researchers are concocting clever new polymer-based dental materials to combat such problems, as discussed at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting.