Restoratives & Cosmetics
Sleep apnea may affect COVID-19 severity
September 22, 2020 -- Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for more severe complications from COVID-19, according to a new study published on September 8 in Sleep Medicine Reviews.  Discuss
Crest releases leave-on teeth whitening treatment
September 22, 2020 -- Crest has launched a leave-on teeth whitening treatment called Crest Whitening Emulsions.
Biolase webinar on lasers and managing periodontitis draws interest
September 21, 2020 -- Biolase announced that approximately 400 dental professionals attended a September panel discussion about a July study on the company's Repair Perio laser for periodontitis management.
Smash Labs acquires miBrite
September 21, 2020 -- Oral care product firm Smash Labs has acquired miBrite, a manufacturer of consumer teeth whitening products.
Podcast: Why this dentist is passionate about crown and bridge
September 17, 2020 -- Dr. Edward Feinberg believes that a number of dentists don't have confidence in their crown and bridge skills and have turned away from this time-honored procedure. In this podcast, he discusses why he believes crown and bridge should be a part of your dental practice's treatment mix, in addition to what dental assistants can do to become a bigger part of the procedure's success.  Discuss
Byte partners with California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce to expand access
September 15, 2020 -- Clear-aligner brand Byte has teamed up with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce on an initiative to expand access to teledentistry and remote teeth-straightening services.
Thoughts on those patients with cracked teeth walking into your practice
September 11, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, discusses a recent New York Times article detailing the rise of cracked teeth in the days after COVID-19 entered our society. He shares some advice that has worked well in his upstate New York practice.  Discuss
Podcast: What you need to know about anticoagulants, changes to them, and COVID-19
September 11, 2020 -- Tom Viola, RPh, has some advice to share with DrBicuspid.com readers about recent changes in anticoagulants, how these changes can affect the dental patient and practice, and the relationship between anticoagulants and COVID-19.  Discuss
Voco introduces CleanJoy prophy paste
September 11, 2020 -- Voco has introduced a new minimally abrasive prophy paste with fluoride and xylitol called CleanJoy.
Fotona completes purchase from ARC Laser
September 10, 2020 -- Fotona has purchased laser systems and a photothermal therapy system from ARC Laser.
Hot Topic
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.
Conferences
The Nuts and Bolts of Implant Dentistry
November 20
Syracuse, New York United States