Primotec joins materials certification program
March 30, 2015 -- Primotec has joined the IdentAlloy/IdentCeram Council's certification program, which provides labs and dentists with free certification of the content of dental materials.
Digital x-ray is most common new technology in dental schools
March 26, 2015 -- Digital radiography is the most common new technology in U.S. dental schools, while CAD/CAM denture fabrication and hard-tissue lasers were the technologies least likely to be taught in the schools, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education.
Convergent unveils new handpiece and waveguide
March 26, 2015 -- Convergent Dental unveiled its new Ultraguide handpiece and a 15/400 hollow waveguide and automatic alignment system for its Solea laser at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care
March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
Delta Dental Foundation donates $100K for mobile clinic in Ind.
March 23, 2015 -- The Delta Dental Foundation has donated $100,000 to St. Mary's Health Foundation of Evansville, IN, for a new mobile dental clinic that will help increase access to care for underserved children in southern Indiana.
American Academy of Pediatrics calls fluoride study into question
March 13, 2015 -- In this column, which originally ran on the website Ilikemyteeth.org, writers from the American Academy of Pediatrics' Campaign for Dental Health collected responses about a newly released study that linked fluoride in drinking water with hypothyroidism.
Bisco introduces new tooth etchants
March 13, 2015 -- Bisco Dental Products has released two new etchants designed for use in etching tooth structure prior to bonding.
IADR 2015: 3D models from MRI data similar to those from CBCT scans
March 13, 2015 -- BOSTON - In a March 13 oral session at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session, researchers discussed how 3D models of condyles built from MRI scans yielded similar volume and shape as models built from conebeam CT (CBCT) scans.
IADR 2015: Surface sealing doesn't affect staining, discoloration
March 12, 2015 -- BOSTON - A poster presentation at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session showed how surface sealing had no noticeable effect on surface staining and discoloration of composites.
IADR 2015: UV light may improve bond strength in restorations
March 12, 2015 -- BOSTON - In a poster presented on Thursday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 2015 General Session, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco described their work on improving bond strength in composite restorations.