Restoratives & Cosmetics
Study tests 2 zirconia materials for fracture resistance
September 4, 2018 -- The need for a stronger material for prosthetics led to the development of zirconia for crowns and fixed prosthetics. But how does this material hold up in wear and fracture tests? Researchers subjected two different monolithic zirconia materials to tests to find out.  Discuss
Aspen appoints new VP of orthodontic services
August 30, 2018 -- Aspen Dental Management has appointed David Galler, DMD, as its new senior vice president for orthodontic services.  Discuss
Dentures vs. implants: Study weighs cost, quality of life
August 28, 2018 -- When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants improve quality of life, but fixed partial dentures may prove more cost-effective over time. These findings come from a new study evaluating the cost-effectiveness of different treatments to replace missing lower molars.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
August 28, 2018 -- Nominations for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards are now being accepted, giving you the chance to tell us what products should be nominated in 11 different categories for dentistry's most prestigious awards.  Discuss
New product: GLO Science debuts autoclavable mouthpiece
August 28, 2018 -- GLO Science has introduced an autoclavable mouthpiece for use in chairside teeth-whitening treatments.  Discuss
New caries assessment method encompasses primary, permanent teeth
August 27, 2018 -- Existing caries assessment methods typically don't account for decay in both primary and permanent teeth. Enter the Total Observed Caries Experience (TOCE) measure, which its creator says offers distinct benefits compared with other methods.  Discuss
Implant access remains low, uneven despite growth in use
August 24, 2018 -- Dental implant use has grown substantially since 1999, and the prevalence among those missing at least one tooth could reach as high as 23% in 2026 in the U.S., according to a new study. At the same time, access is still low and remains greater among certain groups, the authors noted.  Discuss
Appeals court vacates part of patent claim against Align
August 24, 2018 -- Align Technology has announced that a U.S. appeals court has vacated parts of a patent decision that invalidated a claim against one of its patents for clear aligners.  Discuss
P&G receives U.S. patent for teeth-whitening device
August 24, 2018 -- Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has received a U.S. patent for a teeth-whitening device.  Discuss
New products: Kulzer adds 10 resins for 3D printer
August 21, 2018 -- Kulzer has introduced 10 new resins for exclusive use with its caraPrint 3D printer.  Discuss
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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.