Restoratives & Cosmetics
Case study: Conservative veneer on anterior teeth
July 1, 2022 -- In a video case study, Dr. Joe Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist from Las Vegas, shares how he used conservative prep and computer color matching to achieve a shave-free veneer with a stunning result. Read More
StarAligners launches Illumina
July 1, 2022 -- StarAligners recently launched Illumina, an orthodontic product that uses three wavelengths of light to help with clear aligner therapy. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
Septodont launches new version of Biodentine
June 22, 2022 -- Septodont has introduced an updated version of its dentin restoration system Biodentine. Read More
TikTok trend may harm tooth enamel
June 21, 2022 -- A trending recipe that mixes flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called healthier alternative to soda has gone viral on social media platform TikTok. However, some are concerned about the effect on teeth, since acid can erode tooth enamel. Read More
Do's and don'ts for optimum oral health in later life
June 21, 2022 -- By 2030, at least 20% of the population in the U.S., Canada, and nearly all of the European countries will be over the age of 65. Dr. Lorenz Uebersax shares why now is the time to prioritize the oral health of these patients and how your practice can care for them. Read More
$3M project aims to regenerate lost tooth pulp
June 20, 2022 -- Researchers in New Jersey are developing a first-of-its-kind materials-based therapy that restores lost tooth pulp by triggering the body to regenerate it. The project, funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, would offer an alternative to conventional root canals. Read More
Spark, Mark Tuan team up for orthodontics contest
June 20, 2022 -- Spark Clear Aligners is partnering with Mark Tuan, a member of the K-pop band Got7, to host a contest that will give teens and adults a chance to win orthodontic treatment. Read More
Amalgam fillings may expose patients to high levels of mercury
June 15, 2022 -- The number of dental amalgam filling surfaces in the mouths of U.S. adults may be linked to high amounts of mercury exposure, according to a study published online in Human and Experimental Toxicology. Read More
Surgery-free way to remove 3rd molars may be coming
June 14, 2022 -- In the future, surgery may no longer be needed to manage wisdom teeth. A 3D-guided microwave ablation procedure removed third-molar tooth buds in pigs in minutes, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States