Restoratives & Cosmetics
Q&A with Dr. Sam Low on dental aerosols, lasers, and the role of the hygienist after COVID-19
August 6, 2020 -- In a one-on-one interview, Dr. Sam Low chats with DrBicuspid.com Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry about a number of topics, including the future of dental hygiene as well as how dentistry has changed since the COVID-19 disruption.  Discuss
Dental implant fails twice from growth of rare cystic lining
August 5, 2020 -- A patient's dental implant failed twice due to a cystic lining growing around it, in a rare case that was detected without signs of periapical radiolucency on an x-ray, according to a case report.  Discuss
Case report showcases benefits of oral surgery via diode laser
August 4, 2020 -- Diode laser-assisted oral surgery offers many advantages when removing benign, premalignant, or malignant lesions or venous malformations from patients' oral cavities, according to a case report published on July 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Align signs with the New Orleans Saints
August 4, 2020 -- Align Technology's Invisalign brand has become the "Official Smile" partner of the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League.
Invisalign brand now NFL's official clear aligner sponsor
August 3, 2020 -- Align Technology's Invisalign brand has become the official clear aligner sponsor of the National Football League (NFL).
Smile design sins: How not to kill your reputation with veneers
July 31, 2020 -- Whether it's porcelain veneers or composite bonding, anterior restorative treatment will make your reputation -- or destroy it, writes Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com. In this installment of his seven deadly sins of smile design series, Dr. Rice focuses on the veneers and the importance of tissue.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub unveils program for teens
July 30, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has launched SmileDirectClub Teen, a program aimed at teeth straightening for teenagers.
Case report: Prepping teeth with no water spray or aerosols
July 29, 2020 -- With so much talk surrounding COVID-19 and aerosols in the dental practice, Dr. Joe Blaes did some research and discovered a way to prep teeth that not only minimizes aerosols but also reduces the need for an air water syringe in the operatory. He shares his thoughts in this article.  Discuss
Yomi dental robotic system gets additional FDA 510(k) clearance
July 29, 2020 -- Robot-assisted dental surgery firm Neocis has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a new edentulous indication on its Yomi dental robotic system.
Photos: Compression treats COVID-19 patient's chest-length tongue
July 27, 2020 -- Clinicians used lingual compression to assist a 40-year-old woman who experienced a severely enlarged tongue, almost stretching to her chest, following prone positioning as part of COVID-19 treatment, according to a case report published on July 16 in BMJ Case Reports.  Discuss
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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.