Ore. dental school gets $3M research grants
October 16, 2013 -- Two grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health will allow researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry to explore novel, longer-lasting composites.
3Shape adds Straumann features
October 14, 2013 -- 3Shape has added new capabilities to its Dental System that enable it to design two-piece customized abutments using the Variobase abutment connection from Straumann.
Study: Save the tooth, avoid the implant
October 10, 2013 -- Dental implant technology has advanced significantly since the introduction of the devices. But the results of a new study comparing their long-term performance to compromised teeth receiving treatment bring forth a discussion about their role in dentistry.
EPA denies fluoridation petition
October 9, 2013 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declined a petition to change the source of fluoride in U.S. drinking water.
Ritter to unveil implant kit at ADA 2013
October 4, 2013 -- Ritter Dental USA is launching a new product marketing program for implants and crowns at this year's ADA Annual Session, which will take place in New Orleans from October 31 through November 3.
Study: Fluoridated water not linked to hip fracture risk
October 3, 2013 -- Chronic exposure to fluoridated water is not associated with an increased risk of hip fracture, according to a study published in the Journal of Dental Research. Researchers studied a large cohort of Swedish residents chronically exposed to various fluoride levels and found they did not have an increased risk of hip fracture.
Buccal injection may be best for third-molar extractions
September 27, 2013 -- A maxillary third-molar extraction is often accompanied by a palatal anesthetic injection -- a painful experience for the patient. Can that step be skipped in favor of a single buccal injection of 2% lidocaine with epinephrine? Yes, according to the findings of a new study in Anesthesia Progress.
Dux introduces value-priced alginate
September 27, 2013 -- Dux Dental has introduced a value-priced dental alginate that will help dental and orthodontic practices realize a 50% savings on impression material, according to the company.
Eliminating white-spot lesions: Try resin infiltration
September 24, 2013 -- White-spot lesions that appear while patients are wearing orthodontic appliances are common and difficult to treat. Remineralizing agents and bleaching may have minimal impact, but a new study has found better results with resin infiltration.