FDA: No evidence suggesting dental amalgam unsafe November 14, 2019 -- Dental amalgam is safe for patients and clinicians, said scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during a public meeting on November 13 that aimed to discuss the efforts being made to evaluate dental amalgam and metal-containing implants.
Delta Dental of Calif. mistakenly pays for patients' crowns November 13, 2019 -- Delta Dental of California experienced a system error that resulted in the insurer mistakenly processing and paying for patients' crown procedures, affecting about 350 self-funded employer groups. The insurer has been sending adjusted claims statements to dentists and Delta Dental enrollees. Discuss
A tip to improve your rubber dam dentistry November 13, 2019 -- Great isolation may be the most underappreciated aspect of restorative dentistry today, writes Dr. David Rice. He shares his thoughts on the importance of rubber dam usage and how this isolation technique improves visual acuity and performance in the operatory. Discuss
Lifelong exposure to fluoride reduces caries in kids November 8, 2019 -- PHILADELPHIA - Lifetime exposure to community water fluoridation is effective in reducing dental caries in the permanent teeth of teens and tweens, according to studying findings presented at the American Public Health Association 2019 annual meeting. Discuss
Dentist sets world record for fastest crown prep November 8, 2019 -- A dentist in Kentucky will take the crown for completing the fastest tooth crown preparation in the world, likely landing him in the Guinness World Records, according to news reports.
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.