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How successful are flowable composites over the long haul?
November 17, 2017 -- How well do flowable composites hold up for restorations of noncarious cervical lesions, and are there differences in performance? Researchers looked at long-term data and found that a newer material had better performance.  Discuss
Could your patients' habits be ruining your work?
November 16, 2017 -- Why do fillings fail, and does the type of material used matter? A new study found similar results with composite resin and amalgam but that smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol, as well as genetics, may affect success. These findings suggest that genetics could be used to personalize treatment in the future.  Discuss
Sapphire Technology debuts new instrument line
November 16, 2017 -- Sapphire Technology has introduced a new line of composite instruments.  Discuss
Prophylaxis against overprescribing
November 14, 2017 -- The prophylactic use of antibiotics for preventing prosthetic joint replacement infection remains one of the most contested issues in dentistry. Pharmacist Tom Viola walks you through the clinical practice recommendations.  Discuss
Review finds sealants are effective for premolars, too
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November 10, 2017 -- A new systematic review has found pit-and-fissure sealants to be effective regardless of tooth type or location. In fact, sealants on premolars may last longer and prevent more caries than those on first and second molars.
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Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 14
November 10, 2017 -- Have you joined hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards? If you haven't, do it now as voting ends soon. As multiple categories have very close races, your vote could make the difference.
Biolase reports net loss in Q3
November 2, 2017 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported a net loss for its fiscal third quarter of 2017.  Discuss
Why pulling teeth doesn't have to be like pulling teeth
November 1, 2017 -- Dental extractions don't have to be the equivalent of, well, pulling teeth. That's according to Dr. Sonia Leziy, an expert on implant and surgical protocols, who explains that better tools, techniques, and technologies are making extraction and implantation smoother and quicker for patients and practitioners.  Discuss
2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 1, 2017 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 10 categories, your vote matters more now than ever.  Discuss
SDF: Family dentist says not to fear the black
October 27, 2017 -- Thinking about adding silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to your caries treatment tool kit? A family dentist told a packed room at the recent 2017 ADA annual meeting in Atlanta that SDF needs the same thoughtful use and treatment planning as you would deliver with any treatment.  Discuss
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.
Conferences
NuSmile Summit 2018
January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting
March 1-3, 2018
Los Angeles, California United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada
The Attachment Dentistry Ultimate Course Hawaiian Islands Cruise
October 20-27, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii United States