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Sheetz reviewing employee dental policy
January 27, 2023 -- Sheetz is reviewing an internal policy stating that employees cannot have any visible dental issues and that applicants with such issues are disqualified from employment, according to a January 24 report by Business Insider. Read More
Is computer-aided surgery a tool against antibiotic resistance?
January 26, 2023 -- Static computer-aided implant surgery offers benefits compared to conventional procedures, including that it may help combat antibiotic resistance, according to a letter published on January 24 in the International Dental Journal. Read More
Patent suit between Sonendo's PIPStek, Biolase heats up
January 26, 2023 -- PIPStek, a subsidiary of Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave root canal disinfection system, filed a lawsuit against Biolase claiming that Biolase's laser violates two of its patents. Biolase calls the claims against its Waterlase laser "meritless." Read More
Admetec to launch camera, headlight for dental loupes
January 26, 2023 -- Admetec will launch the Flamingo, an integrated high-definition camera and headlight for dental loupes at the International Dental Show, which is occurring March 14-18, 2023, in Cologne, Germany. Read More
Which patients should use oral devices for OSA?
January 25, 2023 -- Dental patients' craniofacial features may predict whether oral appliance therapy will reduce their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published on January 22 in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
Clinical trial to test material to regenerate bone
January 24, 2023 -- The Italian Ministry of Health has granted permission for a 15-patient pilot clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a biomaterial designed to regenerate bone in the mandibular and maxillary dental arches, according to a press release from the company behind the material. Read More
OrthoNu launches tool for braces and aligners
January 23, 2023 -- Orthodontic product company OrthoNu has launched a 4-in-1 tool for patients with braces or aligners. Read More
Dentist sued over online video that disparages snap-on veneers
January 18, 2023 -- The owner of a snap-on veneers lab has filed a defamation lawsuit in U.S. court against a Missouri dentist who cautioned viewers in an online video about this type of temporary prosthetics. The story was published on January 15 in the Springfield News-Leader. Read More
Orthodontist warns against TikTok trend
January 18, 2023 -- A popular orthodontist on TikTok is cautioning patients not to use a spoon to remove their braces. Read More
Imaging methods monitor dental caries activity after restoration
January 13, 2023 -- Nondestructive short-wave infrared reflectance and optical coherence tomography can safely monitor the activity of secondary caries lesions, findings published January 10 in the Journal of Biomedical Optics suggest. Read More
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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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