Does the 3-guide technique improve implant placement? July 21, 2016 -- Can the accuracy of CAD/CAM surgical guides be improved by using tooth-supported, bone-reduction guides in patients with terminal dentition who need immediate implants? A new study examined the use of a three-guide technique for implant placement, and the authors explain why it should become part of your armamentarium.
Study: CAMBRA accurately predicts caries development July 19, 2016 -- Kids who are designated as high risk for caries according to the Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) approach often end up developing the disease, according to a new study. The finding shows that CAMBRA appears to be an accurate prediction model for at least some populations.
Study: Can lithium silicate ceramic crowns hold up? July 14, 2016 -- Lithium silicate ceramic has many advantages for aesthetic and minimally invasive restorations. But what factors influence the success or failure of these crowns over five years? Researchers from Germany studied more than 300 of these crowns and found certain advantages -- and cautions.
Across the border: Dental tourism grows, especially for pricey procedures July 14, 2016 -- Dental tourism has been expanding, especially for pricey procedures such as implants and root canals. Patients say they've received good care and saved thousands on expensive dental treatment by traveling abroad, but the ADA warns it could end up costing patients more if problems arise later.
5 things to look for in a dental lab July 13, 2016 -- How do you choose a lab to work with? Whether you are a dentist getting started or one with an existing practice, your relationship with your lab is one of the most important professional relationships you'll undertake. In this column, Dr. Jason Watts outlines five things to look for when working with a lab.