Restoratives & Cosmetics
Robotic implant surgery prototype shows promise in study
June 9, 2022 -- In a first-of-its kind study, an image-guided prototype robotic system for dental implant surgery proved more accurate than a computer-assisted dynamic navigation system for positioning implants in 3D-printed phantom jaws, according to research published June 7 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Kidney function tied to higher blood fluoride in U.S. teens
June 8, 2022 -- Fluoride levels were higher in the blood of U.S. adolescents with lower renal function, according to a study published June 7 in Environmental Research. The findings suggest a relationship between kidney function, plasma fluoride levels, and the levels of fluoride in community drinking water. Read More
3D printers: Save or splurge?
June 2, 2022 -- 3D printing is becoming a staple of modern dentistry, and the technology is a big investment for practices. A study published May 26 in BDJ Open compared the accuracy of 12 common printers used in dentistry to see whether a higher price point equates to better quality. Read More
ADA praises deployment of new fluoridation technology
June 2, 2022 -- The American Dental Association (ADA) highlighted initiatives in several states to deploy new water fluoridation systems, according to a news article on the organization's website. Read More
Do's & don'ts for presenting elective dentistry
May 31, 2022 -- Patients want to look their best, even in a down economy. Weddings and other life events continue taking place, and it's important for people to have confidence in their smiles, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
Tokyo researchers elucidate body's response to titanium
May 26, 2022 -- Tokyo Medical and Dental University highlighted a study published May 6 in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials that could lead to a new generation of medical implants that last longer. Read More
Digital workflow can aid layering technique for anterior teeth
May 23, 2022 -- A digital workflow can be used to layer composite resin restorations, according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the paper, researchers describe a process involving software and 3D templates to restore anterior teeth, helping to quickly create appealing restorations. Read More
KLOwen secures $10.5M
May 23, 2022 -- Orthodontics startup KLOwen has secured $10.5 million in financing, which it plans to use to further develop and support its Stride Custom Braces system. Read More
Private equity firm launches orthodontic OPO
May 23, 2022 -- Private equity firm BPOC announced the launch of the orthodontic partnership organization (OPO) Bond Orthodontic Partners. Read More
How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones
May 20, 2022 -- Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dentistry. 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