Does ultrasonic activation change sealer failure rate? October 6, 2016 -- While there's no doubt sealers play an important role in preventing root canal failure, does a product's bond strength change when ultrasonically activated? Where are sealers most likely to fail? Researchers from Turkey looked at these questions in a new study in BMC Oral Health.
Judge rules lawsuit against dental giants can proceed September 29, 2016 -- A class-action lawsuit against three of the dental industry's biggest companies will be allowed to proceed after a U.S. District Court judge refused to dismiss the proposed litigation, according to multiple reports.
Can glass ionomer cements be altered to fight caries? September 29, 2016 -- Can the addition of a calcium phosphate to a glass ionomer cement decrease the amount of plaque-causing biofilms and perhaps reduce caries? Can this addition also alter the structure of these biofilms? A new study from PLOS One looks at this potential innovation.
In isolation: Which method is better for restorations? September 29, 2016 -- During a restorative treatment, the two most-used isolation methods are a rubber dam or a cotton roll. No matter which you use, the results of a new Cochrane Library review might have you re-examining how you control for moisture and microbes.
UCSF researcher wins $8M grant to study stem cells September 28, 2016 -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded an eight-year, $8.24 million grant to a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) professor to fund his dental stem cell research.
Highlights from CDA Presents 2016 in San Francisco September 27, 2016 -- The California Dental Association's CDA Presents in San Francisco is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. DrBicuspid.com was there, bringing you exclusive coverage on topics that affect your practice.
Dos and don'ts for production growth: Help patients say 'yes' to implants September 26, 2016 -- Most patients now know about dental implants and why they may be better than alternative treatments in most cases. Yet the cost still stands as a formidable barrier for many patients. For their sake (and yours), you should try to ease the sticker shock for patients you know are good candidates from a clinical standpoint, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.