Restoratives & Cosmetics
How do results with narrow-diameter implants measure up?
November 28, 2018 -- How well do narrow-diameter implants perform compared with regular-diameter ones? Are crestal bone loss and survival rates similar? Since research is limited and contradictory in this area, one investigator performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to learn more.  Discuss
Can CAD/CAM framework support a full-arch fixed prosthesis?
November 21, 2018 -- Is a CAD/CAM framework an alternative to a cast framework when restoring an edentulous arch? A new study followed 15 patients with 20 edentulous arches for almost four years to find out.  Discuss
New product: Ultradent debuts disposable retainer and matrix
November 21, 2018 -- Ultradent Products has introduced a new disposable retainer and matrix.  Discuss
New product: Dental EZ debuts lube-free StarDental handpiece
November 19, 2018 -- DentalEZ has introduced its new StarDental 430SWL Torque Flex Lubefree handpiece.
Implant surgery company hits sales milestone
November 15, 2018 -- Dental implant surgery company Neocis has announced the sale of its 20th robot-assisted surgical system.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Awards voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
November 7, 2018 -- U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Discuss
Second Opinion: The case for ending the era of toxic teeth
November 6, 2018 -- Dr. Martin Gorman notes that there are issues with the continuing use of dental amalgam fillings containing mercury. In this Second Opinion, he details the published data concerning the use of mercury in fillings and calls for organized dentistry to get behind composite alternatives.  Discuss
U.S. fares better than similar countries for oral health
November 5, 2018 -- Researchers looked at data of nearly 15,000 people to compare actual and perceived oral health in four countries with fee-for-service dental care systems. They found the U.S. appears to fare better than similar countries when it comes to most metrics of dental health.  Discuss
Less than 2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Awards voting
November 2, 2018 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 11 categories, your vote matters.  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
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