What is your patient's mouth worth?
August 16, 2017 -- Your patients may take for granted that they can eat almost anything they want and enjoy the taste and chewing satisfaction of the food. Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg wonders if patients would take better care of their oral health if a value and a cost were assigned.  Discuss
Er:YAG lasers change dentin's surface, chemical composition
August 15, 2017 -- Hard-tissue lasers have been praised as a replacement to drills for basic restorative procedures, which is why researchers decided to take a closer look at how one type, the erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Er:YAG) laser, affected dentin's physical and chemical properties.  Discuss
Do surface roughness changes predict enamel loss?
August 15, 2017 -- If enamel erosion could be accurately measured, preventive measures could be taken to preserve tooth enamel. Researchers sought to find out if roughness data from one location could be used to measure the erosion activity on a tooth. Their results may lead the way to an in vivo test and preventive treatments.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for implant case presentation: Play the long game
August 14, 2017 -- For most patients, agreeing to implant treatment takes multiple case presentations. Implants are expensive, requiring significant out-of-pocket costs. In addition, they involve surgery, as in dental surgery. Those are two words that few people want to hear, yet the benefits of implants are numerous and life-changing. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares his tips for successful implant case presentation.  Discuss
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
August 10, 2017 -- 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.  Discuss
Do sealants deliver as promised for caries prevention?
August 8, 2017 -- Sealants are commonly used for caries prevention, but are they all effective? With new sealant materials on the market, researchers updated a previous comprehensive review to reflect new data and to see if they are effective.  Discuss
Case report: Overuse of denture fixative causes rare neurological disorder
August 8, 2017 -- What's in the denture fixative your patients use and could it lead to health issues? For one 62-year-old patient, the long-term overuse of a fixative with zinc caused him to lose feeling in both of his legs. A new case report details the need to be aware of how your patients are using over-the-counter fixatives.  Discuss
Texas reaches $300K settlement with Henry Schein
August 8, 2017 -- The Texas attorney general has reached a $300,000 settlement agreement with Henry Schein over allegations of anticompetitive practices.  Discuss
New product: GoldenDent adds allograft line
August 8, 2017 -- GoldenDent has introduced a new allograft product line.  Discuss
Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects?
August 4, 2017 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) and intraoral radiology are the most commonly used modalities to detect peri-implant bone defects. But does one outperform the other in finding these defects? Researchers compared numerous studies and came away with a surprising answer about both modalities.  Discuss
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