New start-up lets dentists rate dental labs
June 22, 2017 -- Start-up LabWorthy has developed a new website that allows dentists to rate and review dental labs.  Discuss
The causes of root sensitivity
June 21, 2017 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg recently consulted with a patient with a long-standing problem with tooth-root sensitivity. Many patients may not be aware of the possible causes or may be inadvertently triggering this problem with too-aggressive flossing or brushing. Dr. Danenberg offers some ideas for talking with your patients about this issue.  Discuss
U.S. appeals court upholds decision for AAID over Texas board
June 21, 2017 -- A U.S. appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners' rule on dental specialist advertising is unconstitutional.  Discuss
EPA regulation on amalgam waste to be reinstated
June 13, 2017 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will lift its hold on finalized standards to reduce the discharge of mercury and other metals in wastewater from dental practices into municipal sewage treatment plants on June 14, 2017. The rule will go into effect on July 14, 2017, with a compliance date for dental offices of July 14, 2020.  Discuss
Study: Laser therapy reduces dentin hypersensitivity
June 13, 2017 -- With dentin hypersensitivity being one of the most common complaints of patients, general dentists and periodontists are eager to find ways to ease patient discomfort. Recent research suggests that laser therapy is a promising option.  Discuss
Spring 2017 new-product roundup from
June 9, 2017 -- During spring 2017, new products ranging from a topical anesthetic gel to dentures and scalers were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Vita North America, Komet USA, Premier Dental Products, and other companies.  Discuss
U.S. curing light manufacturer acquired by German company
June 6, 2017 -- U.S. dental curing light manufacturer LED Engin has been acquired by German lighting company Osram.  Discuss
Which implant is more stable: tapered or parallel wall?
June 1, 2017 -- When placing implants, protecting the sinus cavity is crucial. As anatomic limitations may mean sufficient bone is not available for traditional-length implants, 8-mm tapered or parallel wall implants may be used. But is one of these designs better? A new study compared the performance of both over a year.  Discuss
Are dentists following guidelines on antibiotics?
May 30, 2017 -- Healthcare providers are being asked to use antibiotics less often to reduce the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but are dentists getting the message? A new study found good and bad news when it comes to how dentists are using preventive antibiotics in patients at risk for infective endocarditis.
Implants improve quality of life for partially edentulous patients
May 25, 2017 -- What's the effect of implant-supported single crowns or fixed partial dentures on oral health-related quality of life, and is this effect influenced by age or gender? A new study examined both physical and psychological factors in patients up to three years after implant placement.
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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.
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Glidewell Dental Symposium 2017
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Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
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