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Clinical trial to test material to regenerate bone
January 24, 2023 -- The Italian Ministry of Health has granted permission for a 15-patient pilot clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a biomaterial designed to regenerate bone in the mandibular and maxillary dental arches, according to a press release from the company behind the material. Read More
OrthoNu launches tool for braces and aligners
January 23, 2023 -- Orthodontic product company OrthoNu has launched a 4-in-1 tool for patients with braces or aligners. Read More
Dentist sued over online video that disparages snap-on veneers
January 18, 2023 -- The owner of a snap-on veneers lab has filed a defamation lawsuit in U.S. court against a Missouri dentist who cautioned viewers in an online video about this type of temporary prosthetic. The story was published on January 15 in the Springfield News-Leader. Read More
Orthodontist warns against TikTok trend
January 18, 2023 -- A popular orthodontist on TikTok is cautioning patients not to use a spoon to remove their braces. Read More
Imaging methods monitor dental caries activity after restoration
January 13, 2023 -- Nondestructive short-wave infrared reflectance and optical coherence tomography can safely monitor the activity of secondary caries lesions, findings published January 10 in the Journal of Biomedical Optics suggest. Read More
Align Technology sues SmileDirectClub for false advertising
January 11, 2023 -- Invisalign maker Align Technology has filed a lawsuit against SmileDirectClub claiming that the company misleads patients by advertising that its clear aligner treatment is provided under the care of dentists and orthodontists. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2023 finalists
January 10, 2023 -- Who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Cuspies? We are very excited to announce the people, products, and events that were selected as finalists in this year's event recognizing excellence in dentistry. Read More
Biolase expects to gross $9.75M from public offering
January 10, 2023 -- Dental laser developer Biolase announced that it stands to gross about $9.75 million from an underwritten public offering of common stock with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read More
AAP addresses pediatric dental caries in report
January 9, 2023 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is addressing pediatric dental caries in its January 2023 report titled "Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children." Read More
Alpha Healthcare to merge with Carmell Therapeutics
January 9, 2023 -- Alpha Healthcare Acquisition will merge with Carmell Therapeutics, which develops allogeneic plasma-based biomaterials, including for use as an alternative to bone grafting in dental restorations. Read More
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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.