Laser fluorescence effective for detecting initial carious lesions
July 11, 2017 -- Laser fluorescence may effectively detect initial caries progression, but the technology struggles at monitoring later, more minute changes, according to a new study that looked at enamel demineralization with three different tools.  Discuss
New product: Kulzer launches 3D printer
July 10, 2017 -- Kulzer has launched a 3D printer for dental laboratories.  Discuss
New study breaks down implant fracture trends
July 7, 2017 -- Screw-retained implants fracture sooner than cement-retained ones, and fractures are more likely to occur in the premolars and molars, according to a new study on implant fractures.  Discuss
Young Innovations buys product lines from Medical Products
July 5, 2017 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired a number of dental product lines from Medical Products Laboratories.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from spring 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the ADA creating a new licensing exam, followed by our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations in the U.S.  Discuss
Top 5 columns from spring 2017
June 28, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at some of the most-read columns and practice management articles from spring, as measured by page views. These columns focus on a wide variety of topics, from legal cases to regional fee differences to popular columns by periodontist Alvin Danenberg, DDS.  Discuss
New product: Cosmedent adds to Renamel composite line
June 28, 2017 -- Cosmedent has launched Renamel Nano Plus, its newest composite.  Discuss
Case reports: Treatment options for compromised or missing teeth
June 27, 2017 -- For patients with compromised or missing teeth, more than one treatment is often available. Dental implants have become routine in dental practice, but not every patient is a candidate for them. The dentist and patient must weigh the benefits of competing options to determine the best treatment. Dr. Harold Berk and Frederick Berk illustrate two cases in which different treatment options were used.  Discuss
ClearChoice adds 4 new locations
June 27, 2017 -- ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers has added four new locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, and Michigan.  Discuss
CDA endorses PureLife amalgam separator
June 26, 2017 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has endorsed the PureLife Dental ECO II amalgam separator for its members.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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
7th annual LANAP Study Club
September 8
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Game Changers in Pediatric Dentistry
September 8-9
Boston, Massachusetts United States
NuSmile Summit 2018
January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida United States