Petition: Maine dental board not enforcing amalgam law November 1, 2019 -- Three U.S. nonprofits have petitioned the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the Maine Board of Dental Practice to ensure it is enforcing the state's fact sheet law about the mercury content in amalgam fillings.
3 simple steps to full-arch temporaries October 28, 2019 -- Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS shares his knowledge on building full-arch temporary restorations. He describes three key steps and offers simple tips to make amazing restorations for your patients. Discuss
New ADA guideline: Antibiotics unnecessary for most toothaches October 25, 2019 -- Antibiotics are not recommended for most toothaches for managing urgent dental pain and swelling, according to a new ADA guideline published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Instead, antibiotics should be reserved for patients with systemic conditions, such as fever, brought on by dental conditions. Discuss
Periodontist must pay $1.3M in malpractice case October 22, 2019 -- A periodontist must pay approximately $1.3 million in a malpractice case in which a procedure to extract a molar in preparation for an implant resulted in bone and nerve damage, according to a judgment filed in a New Jersey court. Discuss
Case report: Repair of osseous defect on an implant October 18, 2019 -- Dr. Daniel Haghighi reports on the case of a 70-year-old man who was experiencing pain around implant #5. He describes using a laser to maximize treatment efficacy and to manage the osseous tissue and soft-tissue defects. Discuss
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.