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.
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.
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.