Restoratives & Cosmetics
Ormco launches Ultima Hook
May 20, 2022 -- Ormco is launching the Ultima Hook, which the company is touting as the "first and only" hook developed for the Ultima wire. The hooks are designed to correct maloccluded teeth in conjunction with orthodontic appliances. Read More
Ultrasound gel: A slick way to keep surgery hair-free
May 19, 2022 -- Applying ultrasound gel to a patient's hair prior to craniofacial or maxillofacial surgery can contain tresses and prevent hair from invading a surgical site, according to a short communication published on May 15 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
DOC Brands to distribute OrVance professional sample packs
May 18, 2022 -- DOC Brands is distributing OrVance's OrthoDots Clear and OrVance Retainer Cleaner in professional dispensing sample packs. Read More
Lightforce Orthodontics names new chief revenue officer
May 18, 2022 -- Lightforce Orthodontics has named Frank Quinn as its new chief revenue officer. Read More
Are prophylactic antibiotics needed to prevent endocarditis?
May 17, 2022 -- It is unclear whether prophylaxis antibiotics help prevent bacterial endocarditis in at-risk patients undergoing invasive dental procedures, according to a systematic review published May 10 in Cochrane Library. Read More
Digital workflow speeds up implant-supported crowns
May 17, 2022 -- Implant-supported crowns can be made in both fully and partially digital workflows. The occlusal adjustment and total adjustment times of the fully digital workflow, however, are significantly shorter than the partially digital workflow, according to a study in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Cancer drug may have delayed man's oral surgery healing
May 16, 2022 -- A medication used to treat cancer may have prevented a 58-year-old man from healing following an oral surgery procedure, according to a case report published May 11 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Save Your Tooth Month Q&A with Dr. Samuel Low
May 13, 2022 -- May is Save Your Tooth Month, which serves as an annual reminder about the importance of keeping teeth and gums healthy. To mark the occasion, Dr. Samuel Low, a periodontology expert and chief dental officer of Biolase, answered questions about helping dental patients keep their teeth. Read More
How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns
May 12, 2022 -- A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas. Vargas explains the difference between these two types of crowns and shares why knowing the distinction is essential to avoiding denials and claim payment delays. Read More
Ormco launches online store
May 12, 2022 -- Ormco has launched an online store for orthodontic customers to learn, purchase products, and manage their accounts more efficiently, as announced during the 2022 Envista Summit. Envista is the parent company of Ormco. 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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States