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Ortek gets FDA clearance for cavity detection device
October 25, 2017 -- Ortek Therapeutics has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Ortek ECD, an electronic cavity detection device.
ADA 2017: What determines if carious tissue should be removed?
October 23, 2017 -- ATLANTA - When you are considering whether to remove carious tissue in your pediatric patients, evidence-based research suggests that you should make your clinical decision based on hardness and not on a tooth's discoloration, according to a presentation at the 2017 ADA annual meeting.  Discuss
Voting continues for Dental Excellence Awards
October 20, 2017 -- Already scores of your colleagues have taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 10 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, and more.  Discuss
AAP: 2D imaging still gold standard for implant imaging
October 19, 2017 -- The use of cone-beam CT has increased in implant treatment, but 2D imaging remains the standard of care when a patient requires dental implants, according to a new consensus statement from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Discuss
Anticoagulants: To bleed or not to bleed?
October 18, 2017 -- The debate over the use of anticoagulants before and after dental procedures has raged for many years now, with strong arguments on both sides of the issue. The addition of several new anticoagulants in recent years has only added some confusion. Pharmacist Tom Viola helps you focus on what options are best for your patients.  Discuss
AAPD panel conditionally recommends SDF
October 17, 2017 -- The use of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a topical treatment for cavities in pediatric patients has been conditionally recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in the first evidence-based guideline on the use of SDF in these patients.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
Antibiotic prescription by dentists linked to serious infection
October 12, 2017 -- Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be adding to the growing problem of Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe diarrhea and death. Researchers have found that many of these prescriptions are unnecessary or not recorded in medical charts, and they recommend improved awareness of prescribing guidelines and communication about prescriptions.  Discuss
New product: Nobel Biocare debuts arch system at AAOMS
October 12, 2017 -- Nobel Biocare has launched the Trefoil arch system at the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 2017 annual meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Carious tissue removal strategies get an update
October 10, 2017 -- The best strategies for carious tissue removal have changed, but are you up-to-date on the latest clinical recommendations? Dentists should focus on improved treatment outcomes tailored to the tooth type and lesion depth, according to the author of a new review article.  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
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2019
Washington, D.C. United States