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Dental stem cells may help restore breast tissue
November 4, 2019 -- Stem cells of the teeth can develop into milk-producing cells when placed into mammary glands of mice, according to a study published on October 22 in the journal Cells.  Discuss
U.K. teeth condition worse now than in 17th century
November 4, 2019 -- Modern-day British people have more tooth loss and decay than British people from as far back as the 17th century, according to new research.
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.
Virtual dentist network offers patients second opinions
November 1, 2019 -- Virtual care company TeleDentists now offers second opinions about dental procedures to patients.
CDA journal explores fluoride, pediatric pain, more
November 1, 2019 -- The November issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association touches on several topics, including the history of water fluoridation in the state and pediatric pain.
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
Why dentists need to stop treating composite like amalgam
October 24, 2019 -- Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS talks about a game-changing way of working with composite in the dental practice. He also discusses how Bioclear and 3M are working together on this project.  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
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