Restoratives & Cosmetics
Tooth staining tops list of parents' concerns about SDF
August 18, 2022 -- Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) therapy is an effective and efficient treatment for early childhood caries, but the resulting permanent black tooth staining is a top concern for parents considering its use for their children, according to a study that is being published in the October issue of the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Dental abscess germ causes rare carotid artery aneurysm
August 16, 2022 -- A 53-year-old woman was treated for a rare mycotic internal carotid artery aneurysm that developed when a dental abscess-linked germ infected the artery, according to a case report published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, Innovations, and Techniques. Read More
NSAIDs or acetaminophen: Which med is best for orthodontic pain?
August 16, 2022 -- Over-the-counter analgesics can effectively treat orthodontic pain, according to a review published on August 11 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. The analysis found no significant differences in pain relief between common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen. Read More
Orthobrain teams up with DSO Oakpoint
August 16, 2022 -- Orthodontics services developer Orthobrain has partnered with dental service organization (DSO) Oakpoint. Read More
ADA calls for public comments on caries lesions treatment guideline
August 10, 2022 -- The ADA Science & Research Institute is seeking public comments for its proposed clinical practice guideline on restorative treatments for caries lesions. Read More
Owandy adds AI features to QuickVision 3D
August 10, 2022 -- Owandy Radiology has upgraded its QuickVision 3D implant planning software to include artificial intelligence (AI)-based functionality and an expanded dental implant library. Read More
Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations
August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences. Read More
Imaging aids in treatment of man's fused 3rd molar
August 2, 2022 -- Imaging assisted in the treatment of a man's third molar that had fused with a supernumerary tooth, according to a case report published July 27 in the American Journal of Case Reports. The man was diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis with apical periodontitis. Read More
Most guidelines support antibiotics to prevent endocarditis
July 28, 2022 -- Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to prevent endocarditis following dental care vary, but most support its use despite the risk of antimicrobial resistance, according to a systematic review published on July 25 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology. Read More
U.K. dentists left to fix dental tourism gone wrong
July 27, 2022 -- U.K. dentists are picking up the pieces from a rise in dental tourism. A new survey from the British Dental Association reflects the rising trend in dental tourism and highlights the problems it has caused for both patients and practices. Read More
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
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
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October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
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November 25-30
New York City, New York United States