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SmileDirectClub launches CarePlus
February 15, 2023 -- SmileDirectClub has launched a new premium clear aligner treatment called CarePlus. Read More
SDF comparable to sealants for preventing cavities
February 14, 2023 -- A dose of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) brushed onto children's teeth as part of a school-based oral health program prevents cavities as effectively as sealants, according to a study published on February 9 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Ala. dentist to develop new material to treat caries
February 14, 2023 -- A dentist and associate professor of dentistry in the department of pediatric dentistry at the University of Alabama, Birmingham is developing a direct pulp-capping material to treat caries and more. Read More
Airway Management's sleep apnea device gets Medicare billing code
February 13, 2023 -- Airway Management announced that Medicare can be billed for flexTap, its oral device that treats sleep apnea, using the E0486 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code. Read More
Can desensitizers ease sensitivity from tooth bleaching?
February 7, 2023 -- Using calcium-containing bioactive desensitizers during dental whitening procedures doesn't reduce the risk of tooth sensitivity, but it decreases the intensity, according to a systematic review published on January 28 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Orthodontists with beards, tattoos seen as less professional
February 6, 2023 -- Patients perceive orthodontists with tattoos, piercings, loose hair, and beards as less professional, according to a study published on January 31 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
Ultradent launches temporary resin
February 6, 2023 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has released J-Temp temporary resin, a premixed, light-cured resin. Read More
Align Technology reports Q4, fiscal 2022 revenues
February 3, 2023 -- Align Technology, manufacturer of Invisalign clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software, reported the financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2022. Read More
Are oral health and brain health connected?
February 2, 2023 -- Early treatment of poor oral health may lead to significant brain health benefits, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023. Read More
OSA tied to low bone mineral density
February 1, 2023 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be associated with low bone mineral density in adults, a finding that could have implications for orthodontic treatment, according to research published recently in the Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. Read More
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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.
Academy of Laser Dentistry 2023 Annual Meeting
April 21-22
Dallas, Texas United States