Restoratives & Cosmetics
Philips' recalled sleep apnea devices likely safe
January 5, 2022 -- Test results indicate certain recalled sleep and respiratory devices from Philips Respironics, a Royal Philips' subsidiary, do not appear to cause long-term health consequences, according to the company. Read More
Ultradent donates to Ky. tornado relief
January 5, 2022 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has donated 10% of all domestic sales from December 16 to tornado relief efforts in Kentucky. Read More
SmartPractice to acquire Save-A-Tooth
January 5, 2022 -- Global health product manufacturer and distributor SmartPractice said it will acquire rights to sell the Save-A-Tooth product line from Phoenix-Lazarus. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2021 semifinal candidates
December 20, 2021 -- The list of candidates for the 2021 edition of the Cuspies, formerly known as the Dental Excellence Awards, is now available. This year's campaign includes more than 100 candidates across 12 categories. Read More
Regular cannabis use may prolong orthodontic treatment
December 20, 2021 -- A synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol made of cannabis compounds may diminish orthodontic tooth movement, extending treatment for regular drug users. The animal study was published on December 17 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
Higher costs, future COVID-19 shutdowns weigh on dentists
December 14, 2021 -- As the pandemic continues, dentists remain concerned about higher operating expenses, another COVID-19-related shutdown, and employees' inability to come to work, according to a study published online December 12 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Geistlich launches new regenerative materials product
December 13, 2021 -- Geistlich Biomaterials has launched a validated xenogeneic/allogeneic bone substitute for restoring bone with long-term stability. Read More
USPSTF updates recommendations for children under 5
December 9, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released updated recommendations to prevent dental caries in children younger than 5. The recommendations were accompanied by a JAMA Health Forum editorial on December 7 that called for reducing inequities in early childhood caries in primary healthcare settings. Read More
Aspen Dental, MyLabConnect team up
December 9, 2021 -- Dental service organization Aspen Dental Management has partnered with MyLabConnect. Read More
U.S. kids' preventive dental care slipped during pandemic
December 7, 2021 -- Fewer children had dental exams or cleanings in 2020 than in the prior year, according to results released on December 3 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2019-2020 National Health Interview Survey. 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
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Annual Meeting
February 24-26
San Diego, California United States
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 17-19
Atlanta, Georgia United States