Scaling titanium implants may worsen peri-implantitis January 16, 2017 -- When you use an ultrasonic scaler on your patient's titanium implants, your goal is to prevent peri-implantitis. But what if this action actually caused or aggravated it? A new study published in Scientific Reports examines this theory and whether the roughness of the implant surface has an effect.
Review: Is there an ideal material for apical sealing? January 13, 2017 -- While hundreds of studies have documented the safety and efficacy of filling materials most often used for apical sealing, researchers from China undertook a literature review to weigh the evidence behind the materials and see if one were ideal. Their conclusions highlight the need for rigorous research and follow-up.
Study offers new treatment for large caries January 9, 2017 -- Is the way you treat large caries about to change? The findings of a new study in Scientific Reports suggest that using a degradable collagen sponge filled with a pharmaceutical first tested for treating Alzheimer's disease may stimulate natural dentine repair and eventually replace the need for fillings and cements.
How can you help patients who bite their nails? January 3, 2017 -- As dentists, we are all too familiar with particular oral health problems that could have been avoided with better dental hygiene, writes Dr. Pooria Shahin. One common habit that leads to preventable dental health problems is nail biting, and in Dr. Shahin's first column for DrBicuspid.com, he offers a thorough overview of the condition along with three helpful treatment suggestions.
Kerr launches new amalgam waste website January 3, 2017 -- Kerr has launched a website to provide information on the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards on the discharge of mercury and other metals in wastewater.
Top 5 news stories from 2016 December 30, 2016 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from 2016, as measured by page views. Popular topics included a lawsuit against three of the dental industry's largest companies, and the continued support for flossing by dental groups after the release of a critical report.
NIDCR awards NYU researcher $1.9M to study enamel December 27, 2016 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded a New York University (NYU) researcher a $1.9 million, five-year grant to study calcium control in dental enamel.