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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
Pediatric dentist allegedly overused restraints, nitrous oxide
November 12, 2019 -- A pediatric dentist in New Hampshire is facing disciplinary action for professional misconduct for allegedly overusing physical restraints and nitrous oxide, as well as performing too much dental work during single appointments, according to news reports.  Discuss
Young Innovations buys PuraGraft
November 12, 2019 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has purchased biomaterial products provider PuraGraft.
Calif. passes law abolishing dental co-pays for inmates
November 11, 2019 -- Inmates at city and county jails in California will no longer be required to pay for dental and medical visits thanks to a new bill recently signed into law.
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
Only 3 out of 5 women get teeth cleaned during pregnancy
November 8, 2019 -- Approximately 90% of women know that taking care of their teeth and gums during pregnancy is important, yet only about 60% go for dental cleanings, according to a new study published on November 6 in BMC Oral Health.  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.
The importance of banking natural tooth structure
November 5, 2019 -- When you want to deliver predictable restorations, when you want to do it easily and effectively, and when you want them to last, Dr. David Rice recommends banking tooth structure whenever possible.  Discuss
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
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States