Water fluoridation may reduce caries disparities January 30, 2019 -- Community water fluoridation may reduce dental caries disparities due to income levels, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics on January 28. Researchers found low-income children were less likely to experience caries in their primary teeth if they lived in fluoridated counties. Discuss
CAMBRA gets an update for its 21st anniversary January 24, 2019 -- A little more than two decades ago, John Featherstone, PhD, set out to create a one-page tool to prevent caries. The result, caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) has come to redefine how the newest generation of dentists think about dental decay. Discuss
Are CAD/CAM resin crowns at risk for retention loss? January 23, 2019 -- The use of CAD/CAM composite resin crowns for premolars is a growing practice, but there are concerns that these crowns lose retention or fracture over time. Researchers evaluated more than 500 crowns to find out if these concerns are valid. Discuss
Optical pH measurement system could detect caries risk January 22, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a new device for predicting a patient's risk of developing caries. Results of a pilot study suggest that although the device avoids the problems of previous dye-based pH measurement techniques, it requires some modifications before it will show up in your office. Discuss
Solmetex names new president January 22, 2019 -- Amalgam separation technology company Solmetex has named Kevin Danahy as its new president.
New app takes bruxism, TMD monitoring on the go January 17, 2019 -- Researchers have created a mobile application that monitors patients during their daily routine. The prototype may one day help clinicians diagnosis and monitor bruxism, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and other jaw-related disorders outside of the clinic. 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.