Getting started with 3D printing: Video from CDA Presents May 24, 2019 -- For many busy dental practices, a 3D printer can be a useful tool. Dr. Gerard Kugel, PhD, spoke with DrBicuspid.com about some of the technology's advantages and disadvantages at the California Dental Association's 2019 CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.Read More
Treating kids with an advanced lightwire functional device May 23, 2019 -- Childhood is when dentists and hygienists should be looking for early signs of malocclusion, writes Dr. Martin Gorman. One method to address this malocclusion is using an advanced lightwire functional appliance. Dr. Gorman reviews how this type of appliance can help.Read More
CDA Presents 2019: Look for hidden caries risk factors May 16, 2019 -- A patient claims to brush and floss, but the decay keeps coming back. What gives? Dr. Jean Creasey spoke about caries risk factors, including not-so-obvious ones, at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.Read More
New aligners, partnerships highlight AAO 2019 meeting May 7, 2019 -- The 2019 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual session concludes May 7. DrBicuspid.com brings you some of the most relevant new products and news for general practitioners from the meeting, including news from Ormco, 3Shape, and more.Read More
What influences cement choice for single-unit crowns? May 6, 2019 -- Which clinical details matter when preparing a single-unit crown for a restoration? Researchers used data from more than 3,400 crowns to identify the factors that influence treatment decisions, and they found three factors influenced the decision to bond a crown.Read More
Which type of implant-supported crown abutment is best? May 3, 2019 -- Aluminum, titanium, zirconium, or gold: Which is the best for abutments for implant-supported single crowns? To find out, investigators analyzed previous research, examining survival rates and results for marginal bone loss and discoloration of peri-implant soft tissue for these abutment types.Read More
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.