Restoratives & Cosmetics
Norris 20/26 bracket system unveiled
August 20, 2020 -- An orthodontist from San Antonio has partnered with DynaFlex to create the Norris 20/26 bracket system.
Plak Smacker introduces VursaWedge, sets CE course
August 19, 2020 -- A virtual continuing education (CE) course about how to achieve perfect gingival margins on composite restorations using Plak Smacker's matrix band VursaWedge is set for August 20.
Georgia School of Orthodontics receives CODA approval to double class size
August 19, 2020 -- The Georgia School of Orthodontics has received approval to double its enrollment to enable the school to train more resident dentists in the specialty of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics at its two Atlanta campuses. With the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approval, class size has increased from 18 orthodontic residents per class to 36 per class.
Ocasio-Cortez takes to Instagram to discuss dental costs, healthcare
August 18, 2020 -- Well-known Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared in a viral Instagram post that she is getting braces to help with her smile esthetics. What's one of the biggest reasons she's waited until now to straighten her smile? She can finally afford it. She talked in her post about the cost of dentistry and how dental healthcare is truly healthcare.  Discuss
Smile Generation Serve Day to benefit After Innocence organization
August 14, 2020 -- Smile Generation Serve Day, a project of Pacific Dental Services, will take place on Saturday, August 15. The annual day of service is part of a nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on dental care.
GC America to host free online bioactive dentistry symposium
August 13, 2020 -- GC America will host a free online symposium on bioactive dentistry on August 21 at 9 a.m. Central time.
Colgate debuts overnight teeth whitening pen
August 11, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive has launched the new Optic White overnight teeth whitening pen.
Are bug wing-inspired antimicrobial implants coming?
August 10, 2020 -- Medical technology company Anisop and the University of South Australia plan to use nanoengineering concepts to develop new antimicrobial dental implants that mimic the surface of insect wings resistant to infection.  Discuss
Ormco offers Spark treatment planning webinar series
August 10, 2020 -- Ormco is offering a free, on-demand webinar series on its Spark clear aligners with Dr. Ivan Malagón.
Don't let the tissue be the issue in your smile design
August 7, 2020 -- As he continues his discussion of the seven deadly sins of smile design, Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, gives his thoughts on how often the gingiva is overlooked. He compares its importance in the smile design scheme to the frame surrounding a desired photo.  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
The Nuts and Bolts of Implant Dentistry
November 20
Syracuse, New York United States