Which materials maintain their strength after grinding? March 23, 2017 -- Maintaining a restorative material's strength after grinding and polishing is a key concern for practitioners using a chairside CAD/CAM process. However, between glass-ceramic materials and so-called softer materials, which retain the most strength after a grinding and polishing process? A new study has an answer.
IADR 2017: Which CAD/CAM restorative materials are the toughest? March 22, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM process, practitioners want to use the strongest, most fracture-resistant material available. Researchers tested a mix of five contemporary CAD/CAM materials to find out which resisted fractures the best and presented their findings on Wednesday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.
NIDCR awards Pitt $11.7M for tissue regeneration center March 17, 2017 -- The National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) School of Dental Medicine an $11.7 million grant to start a resource center to study therapies for regenerating damaged dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues.